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

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

UNION REPRESENTATIVES MUST REGISTER FOR ELECTION .......... 1

TIME TO VALIDATE MOTOR APPRENTICE SKILLS .................. 2

TEXTILE Talks WITH EEC CONTINUING ......................... 2

PUBLIC URGED TO SUPPORT ANTI-RaEIES DRIVE ................. J

DREDGING UNDERWAY aT SHING MUN RIVER ...................... 3

TENANCIES SOUGHT FOR FOUR SITES ........................... 4

MONG KOK CONCERT TO SPREAD PEACE MESSAGE .................. 5

SERVICES FOR ELDERLY TO BE DISCUSSED ...................... 5

TEaM TO FOCUS ON INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS ..................... 6

DB TO CONSIDER LRT WORKING GROUP .......................... 6

FAMILY CaMP TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION .................... 7

DB TO DISCUSS REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES ....................... 8

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED .................. 8

CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN WaH fv ...................... 9

SEMINAR ON STORY-TELLING ORGANISED ........................ 9

REDESIGNED F„RE PLATE FOR TaXIS ........................... 10

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF EDINBURGH PLaCE ...................... 11

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986

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UNION REPRESENTATIVES MUST REGISTER FOR ELECTION

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ALL REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS WHICH INTEND TO TAKE PART IN THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD ELECTION ON OCTOBER 24 ARE REMINDED THAT THEY MUST REGISTER THEIR AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES WITH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES MUST BE EITHER FULLY PAID-UP MEMBERS OR OFFICE-BEARERS OR PAID STAFF OF THE TRADE UNIONS.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION IS OCTOBER 9.

THE FOLLOWING EIGHT CANDIDATES WILL STAND FOR THE ELECTIONS

* MR WONG WAI-HUNG OF THE ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT LAND AND ENGINEERING SURVEYING OFFICERS

* MR PUN TIN-CHI OF THE HONG KONG PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ UNION

* MR CHEUNG KWOK-BIU OF THE HONG KONG CIVIL SERVANTS GENERAL UNION

* MR CHAN YUN-CHE OF THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON MOTOR CAR DRIVERS GENERAL UNION

* MR J.S. LAMBOURN OF THE MARINE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AND THE ASSOCIATION OF EXPATRIATE CIVIL SERVANTS OF HONG KONG

* MR CHENG PAK-KWAN OF THE MARINE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

* MISS LI FUNG-YING OF THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES’ GENERAL UNION

* MR CHENG YIU-TONG OF THE HONG KONG UNION OF CHINESE WORKERS IN WESTERN STYLE EMPLOYMENT

MR LEE HOI-TONG OF THE HONG KONG GARMENT INDUSTRY FREE WORKERS GENERAL UNION HAS WITHDRAWN HIS NOMINATION FOR PERSONAL REASONS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT FROM THE EIGHT CANDIDATES, FOUR WILL BE ELECTED TO THE BOARD FOR TWO YEARS FROM 1987.

THE ELECTION, BY SECRET BALLOT, WILL BE HELD AT THE SCHOOL HALL OF QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986

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TIME TO VALIDATE MOTOR APPRENTICE SKILLS * * * * *

THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD FEELS THE TIME HAS COME TO VALIDATE THE SKILLS Or AUTOMOBILE CRAFT WORKERS TRAINED UNDER THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME.

THIS WAS SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MR M.J. VENABLES, WHEN SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY AT WHICH THE BEST MOTOR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR WAS NAMED.

THE BOARD HAD NOW PROPOSED TO THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL THAT TRADE TESTING BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE INDUSTRY, MR VENABLES SAID.

HE SAID THAT BESIDES HELPING TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING, THE BEST APPRENTICE COMPETITION HAD PROVIDED THE BOARD WITH VALUABLE EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTING TRADE TESTING IF IT WAS ASKED TO DO SO.

+THE COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE BOARD IN JULY HAS PROVED USEFUL IN IDENTIFYING THE STRENGTHS AS WELL AS WEAKNESSES OF APPRENTICES WHERE TRAINING NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED,* HE NOTED.

AFTER A THEORY QUIZ AND A PRACTICAL SKILLS TEST ON AUTOMOBILE MECHANICS AND CAR ENGINE REPAIR, MR WU KWOK-YAN, AN APPRENTICE OF THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY, WAS DECLARED THE BEST VEHICLE MECHANIC APPRENTICE FROM AMONG 49 CONTESTANTS.

FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP WERE MR LAI SIU-MAN AND MR AU CH I-WAI, WHO ARE BOTH EMPLOYED BY PRIVATE CAR FIRMS.

THEY WERE PRESENTED TROPHIES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER PRIZES BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNCIL, MR MORRIS MORGAN, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MOTOR TRADERS’ ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG, MR RICHARD LEE.

THE WINNER AND RUNNERS-UP ARE ENTERING THE FINAL YEAR OF THEIR APPRENTICESHIP. THEY WILL BECOME QUALIFIED CRAFTSMEN ON COMPLETION OF THEIR TRAINING.

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TEXTILE TALKS WITH EEC CONTINUING

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NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY ON A SUCCESSOR TO THE CURRENT HONG KONG-EEC TEXTILES AGREEMENT WHICH EXPIRES ON DECEMBER 31, 1986 ARE STILL CONTINUING TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SAID.

COMMENTING ON THE PROGRESS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID: +MAJOR PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THE HARMONISED SYSTEM HAVE BEEN LARGELY RESOLVED. CONTRARY TO EARLIER REPORTS EMANATING FROM BRUSSELS, THE NEGOTIATIONS HAVE AT NO STAGE BEEN ’STALEMATED’.*

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986

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PUBLIC URGED TO SUPPORT ANTI-RABIES DRIVE

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) APPEALED TO THE PUBLIC AGAIN TO SUPPORT THE ANTI-RABIES DRIVE BY GETTING THEIR DOGS INOCULATED AND PUT UNDER PROPER CONTROL.

SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER, DR NORMAN CHENG, SAID INOCULATION AGAINST RABIES AND CONTROL OF STRAYS WERE THE PRIMARY WAYS TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK OF THE DISEASE.

+ AN INOCULATION IS VALID FOR THREE YEARS AND RE-1NOCULATI ON EVERY THREE YEARS IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO KEEP UP THE IMMUNITY.*

DOG OWNERS SHOULD BRING THEIR ANIMALS TO ANY OF THE FOUR GOVERNMENT KENNELS OR 19 DOG INOCULATION AND LICENSING CENTRI S THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

COPIES OF A LEAFLET WHICH LISTS THE ADDRESSES OF THESE K_ .MELS AND CENTRES ARE OBTAINABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS ON THE 12TH FLOOR, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN KOWLOON.

+ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN NO INDIGENOUS OUTBREAK SINCE AUGUST 1984 STRINGENT CONTROL MEASURES WILL CONTINUE TO SAFEGUARD AGAINST THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF THE DISEASE,* DR CHENG SAID.

THESE INCLUDE QUARANTINE OF IMPORTED DOGS AND CATS, STRAY DOG CONTROL, OBSERVATION OF BITER DOGS AND MOBILE SERVICES TO RURAL VILLAGES BY INOCULATION TEAMS.

DR CHENG SAID THAT SINCE AUGUST 1984, 64 075 DOGS HAD BEEN INOCULATED OR RE-INOCULATED AGAINST RABIES AND ANOTHER 22 915 STRAY DOGS ROUNDED UP.

IN OCTOBER, MOBILE INOCULATION TEAMS WOULD CALL ON VILLAGES IN YUEN LONG AND TSUEN WAN.

DOG OWNERS IN THESE VILLAGES ARE URGED TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE MOBILE SERVICES TO HAVE THEIR PETS INOCULATED AND LICENSED.

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DREDGING UNDERWAY AT SHING MUN RIVER

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THE SHING MUN RIVER IN SHA TIN IS BEING CLEANED UP UNDER AN $8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR MAINTENANCE DREDGING ALONG THE UPPER REACHES.

THE WORK WILL IMPROVE RIVER FLOW AND ENSURE THAT THE RIVER BED REMAINS SUBMERGED AT THE LOWEST TIDAL LEVELS.

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IT WILL ALSO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND UPGRADE THE RIVER AS AN AREA FOR AQUATIC ACTIVITY.

DREDGING IS BEING CARRIED OUT AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES: THE SECTIONS BETWEEN CHE KUNG MIU AND SAN MARTIN BRIDGE; THE SECTION OF FO TAN NULLAH DOWNSTREAM FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH TAI PO ROAD; THE SECTION OF SIU LEK YUEN NULLAH DOWNSTREAM FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SHA TIN WAI ROAD; AND THE SECTION NEAR FO TAN AND SIU LEK YUEN NULLAHS.

WORK STARTED RECENTLY AND WILL CONTINUE FOR ABOUT 12 MONTHS.

LAST YEAR, $2.5 MILLION WAS SPENT ON DREDGING 900 METRES OF THE RIVER BETWEEN THE RAILWAY AND SAN MARTIN BRIDGES.

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TENANCIES SOUGHT FOR FOUR SITES * * * * *

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR TENANTS FOR FOUR SITES.

ONE, MEASURING 2 110 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR PARKING AT MAN LOK STREET IN HUNG HOM BUT IT IS SPECIFIED IN THE TENANCY AGREEMENT THAT IT IS NOT FOR CONTAINER VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY IS FOR TWO YEARS INITIALLY, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE NEXT SITE IS AT CHAI WAN RECLAMATION AND HAS AN AREA OF 6 650 SQUARE METRES.

IT CAN BE USED FOR PARKING BY PRIVATE CARS, TOURIST BUSES AND LORRIES, AS WELL AS FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING LORRIES AND CONTAINER VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY IS FOR A YEAR, RENEWABLE MONTHLY AFTERWARDS.

THE THIRD SITE, OF 2 100 SQUARE METRES, IS AT CHA KWO LING ROAD IN KWUN TONG AND IS FOR STORAGE AND CARGO HANDLING.

THE LAST SITE IS AT WU SHAN ROAD IN TUEN MUN AND MEASURES 4048 SQUARE METRES. IT IS ALSO FOR STORAGE PURPOSES, ALTHOUGH DANGEROUS GOODS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

TENANCIES FOR THE TWO STORAGE SITES IS ONE YEAR RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON OCTOBER 17.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986

MONG KOK CONCERT TO SPREAD PEACE MESSAGE * * * * *

A VARIETY CONCERT FEATURING FOLK SONGS AND POPULAR MUSIC WILL BE HELD IN MONG KOK NEXT MONTH TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL PEACE YEAR.

THE EVENT, AIMED AT PUBLICISING THE PEACE MESSAGE, IS BEING SPONSORED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE. IT WILL BE JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICE (MONG KOK) OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, MONG KOK DISTRICT JUNIOR POLICE CALL, AND A NUMBER OF DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS.

SINGERS WILL INCLUDE BRENDA LO, TO TAK-WAI AND MAN PUI-LING, AND THE MONG KOK CHILDREN’S CHOIR WILL ALSO PERFORM.

THE CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENING OF SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, AT THE COMMUNITY HALL OF CHAN HING SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, FUK TSUN STREET, TAI KOK TSUI.

TICKETS AT 520 EACH ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, AND TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE, 85 IVY STREET.

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SERVICES FOR ELDERLY TO BE DISCUSSED

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THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE NAM CHEONG SUB-DISTRICTS AT A MEETING ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 3).

A PROPOSAL PREPARED BY SIX BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE TO PROVIDE BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SEVERAL SUGGESTIONS ON IMPROVEMENT OF SUCH SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT.

ANOTHER ITEM TO BE DISCUSSED WILL BE A PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT A CULTURAL HALL IN SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT.

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

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986

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TEAM TO FOCUS ON INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS X * * * *

THE HEAD OF THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM (IBMCT) IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT, MR LEE KANG-SUM, WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11 AM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO ANNOUNCE THE DETAILS OF ITS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE.

THE FIRST-EVER IBMCT IN THE TERRITORY COMPRISES AN HOUSING MANAGER, AN ASSISTANT HOUSING MANAGER AND TWO HOUSING ASSISTANTS.

THE FOUR-MEMBER TEAM, FORMED IN MID-AUGUST, IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICER IN FORMULATING PLANS AND PROVIDING ADVICE CONCERNING MANAGEMENT OF +PROBLEM+ INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT.

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

ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, MR PETER LEUNG, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE, WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VISIT TO AN INDUSTRIAL CENTRE IN KWAI CHUNG.

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 FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD.

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DB TO CONSIDER LRT WORKING GROUP

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THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE TERMS OF REFERENCE, COMPOSITION AND TENURE OF OFFICE OF THE PROPOSED TUEN MUN-YUEN LONG JOINT WORKING GROUP ON LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SERVICE AT A MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE WORKING GROUP SHOULD BE SET UP UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARDS TO MONITOR THE PROVISION OF LRT SERVICE IN YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN.

THE PROPOSAL, MADE IN RESPONSE TO CONCERN EXPRESSED BY RESIDENTS, HAS ALREADY BEEN ENDORSED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD.

/BOARD MEMBERS

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BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS PROPOSED PUBLIC WORKS UNDER TH? ROADS (WORKS, USE AND COMPENSATION) ORDINANCE IN CONNECTION I TH THE YUEN LONG TOWN PARK AND YUEN LONG WESTERN NULLAH BUND ROAD PROJECTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW IN YUEN LONG DB CHAMBERS, 13TH FLOOR, TAI KIU ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, YUEN LONG.

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FAMILY CAMP TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION * * * * *

PEOPLE WHO LIVE, STUDY OR WORK IN YAU MA TEI DISTRICT WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CIVIC EDUCATION THROUGH A FAMILY CAMP ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

THE CAMP, TO BE HELD AT WU KAI SHA YOUTH VILLAGE ON NOVEMBER 15 AND 16, IS AMONG EVENTS LISTED FOR THE YAU MA TEI CIVIC EDUCATION FESTIVAL TO BE LAUNCHED ON NOVEMBER 9.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE A QUIZ, FILM SHOW AND A TALK -ALL FOCUSSING ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF CIVIC KNOWLEDGE.

PARTICIPANTS CAN ALSO ENJOY THE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES PROVIDED AT THE CAMP AS WELL AS TAKE PART IN VARIOUS GAMES AND COMPETITIONS.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS AT THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-323791.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986

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DB TO DISCUSS REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES * * * * *

SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AND THE NAMING OF PLACES IN THE DISTRICT AT A MEETING ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 3).

ALSO ON THE AGENDA WILL BE A REPORT BY THE BOARD’S REGIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE — MR WAN YUET-KAU, AND A PROGRESS REPORT BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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

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GENERAL HOUSEHOLD *

SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO CONDUCT THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY IN OCTOBER TO DECEMBER, 1986.

THE SURVEY, CONDUCTED MONTHLY SINCE AUGUST 1981, COLLECTS INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT, AND THE GENERAL SOCIAL CHARACTER I ST ICS OF THE POPULATION.

ABOUT 5 000 HOUSEHOLDS ARE SELECTED AT RANDOM EACH MONTH FROM ALL DISTRICTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SURVEY.

ABOUT HALF OF THE HOUSEHOLDS INTERVIEWED THREE MONTHS AGO WILL BE SURVEYED AGAIN TO MEASURE MORE ACCURATELY THE CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE THEN.

AN OFFICIAL LETTER, IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, HAS BEEN SENT TO THE SAMPLED HOUSEHOLDS TO EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY AND TO SEEK THEIR COOPERATION.

ASSISTANT CENSUS AND SURVEY OFFICERS, EACH CARRYING AN IDENTITY CARD ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT, WILL VISIT THESE HOUSEHOLDS TO COLLECT THE REQUIRED INFORMATION.

ALL INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE TREATED CONFIDENTIALLY AND WILL NOT BE REVEALED TO ANY PERSON OR ORGANISATION OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT.

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CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN WAH FU * * * * *

THE WAH FU AREA IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT IS HOLDING A NUMBER OF COMPETITIONS FOR PEOPLE LIVING, STUDYING OR WORKING IN THE AREA TO HELP PROMOTE A SENSE OF BELONGING AND TO SPREAD THE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE.

THESE INCLUDE SLOGAN, ESTATE LOGO AND DRAWING COMPETITIONS, THE SELECTION OF THE CLEANEST HOUSING BLOCK AND A CIVIC EDUCATION QU I Z.

THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAM UNDER THE WAH FU AREA COMMITTEE VI LL ARRANGE HOME VISITS DURING THE MONTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.

ENTRIES IN THE SLOGAN AND ESTATE LOGO COMPETITIONS SHOULD HIGHLIGHT THE CHARACTER I STICS OF WAH FU, WHILE THOSE IN THE DRAWING COMPETITION ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT THE CIVIC EDUCATION THEME ON 29.4 CM BY 38.2 CM DRAWING PAPERS.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD SEND THEIR ENTRIES, TOGETHER WITH NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, AGE, IDENTITY CARD NUMBER, AND OTHER DETAILS TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE’S WAH FU SUB-OFFICE BEFORE OCTOBER 11.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE ADJUDICATORS OF THE COMPETITIONS AND WILL TOUR HOUSING BLOCKS IN THE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE TO SELECT THE THREE CLEANEST BLOCKS.

FORMS FOR THE CIVIC EDUCATION QUIZ ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE WAH FU SUB-OFFICE, ROOM 708, WAH CHING HOUSE, WAH FU ESTATE. THERE WILL BE THREE MAJOR PRIZES AND TEN CONSOLATION PRIZES.

MEANWHILE, THE WAH FU CIVIC EDUCATION TEAM WILL VISIT 57 UNITS AMONG THE ESTATE’S 19 HOUSING BLOCKS BETWEEN OCTOBER 15 TO 29 TO AROUSE RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO THE WAH FU SUB-OFFICE ON 5-510111.

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SEMINAR ON STORY-TELLING ORGANISED

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A SEMINAR ON CHILDREN STORY-TELLING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 4) AFTERNOON TO LAUNCH THE 1986 HONG KONG CHILDREN STORY-TELLING COMPETITION.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE HONG KONG BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION, ONE OF THE TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED WILL BE ON +HOW TO USE STORIES TO HELP CHILDREN HANDLE THEIR EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS*.

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SPEAKING AT THE SEMINAR WILL BE CHILD ASSESSMENT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, MR JOSEPH LAU.

OTHERS INVITED TO SPEAK INCLUDE THE HEAD OF CULTURAL PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT OF RTHK, MR CHUNG WAI-MING; EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION, MR FONG KING-SANG; PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG CHILDREN ARTS SOCIETY, MRS YIM NG SIM-HAR, AMD SENIOR LECTURER OF LEE WAI LEE INSTITUTE, MISS MARIA LEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR ON SATURDAY AT 2.15 PM TO BE HELD ON THE FIRST FLOOR AUDITORIUM OF THE DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING,WAN CHAI.

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REDESIGNED FARE PLATE FOR TAXIS

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A NEW AND MORE CONSPICUOUS FARE PLATE WILL BE DISPLAYED IN TAXIS FROM NOVEMBER 1, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE REDESIGNED FARE PLATE WILL ALSO BE IN A FIXED POSITION IN ALL TAXIS AND EASILY NOTICED BY PASSENGERS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT TAXI OPERATORS’ ASSOCIATIONS HAD BEEN CONSULTED ON THE NEW PLATE AND THE INFORMATION ON IT.

+TAXI OPERATORS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE NEW FARE PLATES ARE SECURED TO THE INTERIOR PANEL OF THE REAR LEFT DOOR,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE NEW PLATE WILL BE COLOURED YELLOW AND THE DATA ON FARES PRINTED IN BLACK. THE USE OF EASILY ERASABLE INK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE WORDS + HONG KONG DOLLARS* SHOULD BE IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINT UNIT AND THE REGISTRATION MARK OF THE VEHICLE MUST ALSO BE SHOWN.

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A NOTICE TO THIS EFFECT AND SAMPLES OF THE NEW PLATES HAVE BEEN POSTED AT THE DEPARTMENT’S TAXI INSPECTION CENTRES TO NOTIFY THE TRADE. THE FARE PLATES WILL BE EXAMINED WHEN TAXIS ARE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRES.

AT PRESENT, TAXI OPERATORS ARE ADVISED TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW MEASURE VOLUNTARILY. BUT ONCE AMENDMENTS TO THE ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE) REGULATIONS ARE MADE, IT WILL BE MANDATORY COR TAXI OPERATORS TO DISPLAY THE REDESIGNED PLATES AT THE SPECIFIED POSITION IN THEIR VEHICLES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF EDINBURGH PLACE * * * * *

BECAUSE REHEARSALS WILL BE TAKING PLACE FOR THE ROYAL VISIT IN OCTOBER, SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CENTRAL ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 3) AND OCTOBER 17.

EDINBURGH PLACE NORTH BETWEEN QUEEN’S PIER AND HMS TAMAR WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM ON FRIDAY.

EDINBURGH PLACE NORTH BETWEEN QUEEN’S PIER AND HMS TAMAR, AND EDINBURGH PLACE EAST BETWEEN HMS TAMAR AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 PM AND 5 PM ON OCTOBER 17.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE GREEN MINIBUS STAND AT THE HMS TAMAR WILL BE SUSPENDED, AND MINIBUSES ON ROUTES 1, 2, 3 AND 3A ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA PEDDER STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND CONNAUGHT PLACE, TO TERMINATE AT A TEMPORARY GREEN MINIBUS STAND OUTSIDE CENTRAL POST OFFICE.

FROM CONNAUGHT PLACE, MINIBUSES ON THESE ROUTES WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIA CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE INGS.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1936

ROYAL DAY AT THE RACES * * * * *

IT WILL BE THE BIGGEST DAY SHA TIN RACECOURSE HAS EVER SEEN WHEN THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ATTEND THE RACE MEETING ON OCTOBER 22.

IT WILL ALSO BE THE RACE OF A LIFETIME FOR ONE LUCKY JOCKEY AND THE FORTUNATE OWNER WHEN THE QUEEN PERSONALLY PRESENTS THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP FOR THE THIRD RACE ON THE PROGRAMME.

FOR THOUSANDS OF RACEGOERS IT WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A GOOD VIEW OF THE ROYAL VISITORS AS THEY DRIVE DOWN THE STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTAND.

THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WILL ARRIVE AT THE RACECOURSE SEPARATELY. THE QUEEN, AFTER VISITING LUNG HANG HOUSING ESTATE, THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN PLAZA AND THE SHA TIN SPORTS GROUND, WILL ARRIVE AT NOON, ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND LADY YOUDE.

HER MAJESTY WILL BE GREETED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG, AND LADY SANDBERG. SIR MICHAEL WILL PRESENT THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE CLUB, MR LI FOOK-WO, AND MRS LI AND THE CLUB’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MAJOR GENERAL GUY WATKINS AND MRS WATKINS.

PRINCE PHILIP, WHO DURING THE MORNING WILL HAVE OFFICIALLY OPENED THE CASTLE PEAK +B+ POWER STATION AND VISITED THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, WILL ARRIVE 10 MINUTES LATER AND BE GREETED BY SIR EDWARD AND SIR MICHAEL.

HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE, WILL GO TO THE DINING ROOM ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF THE CLUBHOUSE WHERE LUNCHEON GUESTS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE ROYAL VISITORS.

AFTER LUNCH, THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WILL WATCH THE FIRST RACE, THE BUCKINGHAM PALACE HANDICAP, FROM THE BALCONY OUTSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE. THEY WILL THEN DRIVE ALONG THE STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTAND AND GO TO A SPECIALLY PREPARED ROYAL BOX ON THE GRANDSTAND’S SEVENTH FLOOR FROM WHERE THEY WILL WATCH THE SECOND RACE, THE WINDSOR HANDICAP.

THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL THEN GO TO THE PADDOCK WHERE SIR MICHAEL WILL PRESENT A NUMBER OF PEOPLE INCLUDING VETERAN TRAINER MR NG CHI-LAM AND CHAMPION JOCKEY TONY CRUZ.

/AFTER

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1986

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AFTER WATCHING THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP RACE FROM THE ROYAL BOX, THE QUEEN WILL PRESENT THE TROPHY TO THE WINNING OWNER AND A REPLICA TO HIS WIFE. THE WINNING JOCKEY WILL PRESENT A BOUQUET TO HER MAJESTY.

THE QUEEN WILL THEN LEAVE FOR A GARDEN PARTY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE WHILE PRINCE PHILIP WILL VISIT THE NEWLY COMPLETED DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINING CAMP AT LAM TSUEN.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG AND EEC REACH AGREEMENT .............................. 1

MONETARY STATISTICS FOR AUGUST RELEASED ........................ 2

SIR EDWARD VISITS DATA PROCESSING AGENCY ....................... 5

RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS FOR JULY RELEASED .................. 5

PRIVATE TUTORIAL CLASS REGISTRATION STRESSED .................. 10

APPLY EiRLY FOR ARTICULATED VEHICLE DRIVING TEST .............. 1©

GRAVE-SWEEPERS GET FIRE SAFETY ADVICE.......................... 1?

CONTRACT AW.iRDED TO IMPROVE BORDER ROaD.....................

RECORD ENTRIES FOR STUDENT CAREERS QUIZ ........................ W

STUDENTS aTTEND SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING .............

TAI PO DB VISITS GAS PLANT .................................... 15

FIGHT CRIME GROUP VISITS DETECTIVE TRAINING SCHOOL ..........

FUNDS STILL AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS .................. 16

SCHOOL QUIZ TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION ........................ 16

COCKED FOOD CENTRE TO BE alR-CCNDITIONED ....................... W

BY-ELECTION CANDIDATES TO MEET THE MEDIA ...................... 1?

PRESENTATION OF SOUVENIR PLAQUES .............................. «8

ROAD SAFETY SHOW IN WONG Tai SIN .............................. 18

LAUNCHING OF ROaD SAFETY IN TSUEN WAN ......................... 1?

ELDERLY FESTIVAL IN SAI KUNG STARTS SUNDAY .................... A9

TRAINING SESSION FOR TENNIS COaCHES ........................... 26

NEW ANTI-DRUGS KIT FOR STUDENTS ............................... 26

TRAFFIC aRRANGQIENTS FOR CORRIDOR CHARITY WALK ................. &

SPECIAL aCCESS TO TSUzN WaN CD-iETERY ......................... 22

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1986

1

HONG KONG AND EEC REACH AGREEMENT *****

A BILATERAL TEXTILES AGREEMENT WAS AGREED EARLY TODAY (THURSDAY) BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, A TRADE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE AGREEMENT WILL RUN FOR FIVE YEARS FROM JANUARY 1, 1987 TO DECEMBER 31, 1991.

THE NEW AGREEMENT CONTAINS IMPROVEMENTS OF VARYING DEGREES OF SIGNIFICANCE FOR ALL CATEGORIES IN GROUP ONE - THE GROUP REGARDED BY THE EEC AS CONTAINING THE MOST SENSITIVE CATEGORIES. THIS GROUP ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT HALF OF HONG KONG’S TEXTILE EXPORTS TO THE COMMUNITY. A NUMBER OF OTHER CATEGORIES, IN OTHER GROUPS, HAVE EITHER HAD RESTRAINTS LIFTED OR THEIR GROWTH RATES INCREASED.

THE AGREEMENT ALSO INCLUDES CHILDREN’S WEAR PROVISIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME^ IN THE FOUR CATEGORIES CONCERNED THIS MEANS THAT MORE CHILDREN'S CLOTHING CAN BE SHIPPED FOR A GIVEN AMOUNT OF QUOTA, WITHIN TIGHT LIMITS.

ANOTHER USEFUL NEW FEATURE IS THE +INTER-REGIONAL TRANSFER+, WHICH PROVIDES LIMITED TRANSFER OF QUOTA FOR THE SAME PRODUCT BETWEEN MEMBERS STATES OF THE COMMUNITY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE NEW PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES SOME MODEST IMPROVEMENTS IN FLEXIBILITY FOR GROUP ONE CATEGORIES AND PROVIDES FOR SOME ♦CARRYOVER* AND +CARRYFORWARD+ OF QUOTA BETWEEN 1986 AND 1987.

FULL DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT WILL BE ISSUED TO THE TRADE SHORTLY, HE ADDED.

COMMENTING FROM BRUSSELS ON THE OUTCOME, THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, SAID: + IT HAS BEEN A MORE DIFFICULT NEGOTIATION THAN MOST HAD EXPECTED, GIVEN THE EEC WAS COMMITTED TO MOVING IN A LESS RESTRICTIVE DIRECTION.

♦GENUINE PROBLEMS FOR BOTH SIDES WERE CAUSED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF THE HARMONISED SYSTEM. MOREOVER, INEVITABLY PERHAPS, WE DID NOT OBTAIN ALL THAT WE HAD HOPED FOR IN THE WAY OF IMPROVEMENTS.

♦HOWEVER, ON BALANCE, IT IS A REASONABLE PACKAGE WE CAN LIVE WITH. ALTHOUGH GROWTH IS STILL VERY LOW IN THE LARGEST CATEGORIES, OUR ACCESS HAS AT LEAST BEEN IMPROVED SOMEWHAT BY VARIOUS MEANS AND ALTHOUGH THESE IMPROVEMENTS ARE CERTAINLY NOT DRAMATIC, THEY ARE A USEFUL STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

+WHILE OUR OPEN MARKET SEEMS TO HAVE PLAYED A PART IN THE FINAL OUTCOME, IT IS ALSO UNFORTUNATELY TRUE THAT OUR SIZE AS ONE OF THE LARGEST EXPORTERS TO THE EEC HAS MEANT WE CONTINUE TO RECEIVE LOWER GROWTH RATES AND THE LIKE THAN MOST OTHER EXPORTERS,+ MR MACLEOD SAID.

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2

MONETARY STATISTICS FOR AUGUST RELEASED

BOTH HONG KONG DOLLAR AND FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW IN AUGUST ACCORDING TO STATISTICS PUBLISHED BY THE MONETARY AFFAIRS ERANCh’tODAY. THE GROWTH RATE OF FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS REMAINED HIGHER THAN THAT OF HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS.

HONG KONG DOLLAR Ml (THE NARROWEST DEFINITION OF MONEY SUPPLY) INCREASED RAPIDLY, AFTER A SLIGHT DECREASE IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. HONG KONG DOLLAR M2 AND M3 CONTINUED TO GROW.

GROWTH IN TOTAL LOANS AND ADVANCES SLOWED DOWN IN AUGUST. LOANS TO FINANCE HONG KONG’S TRADE DECREASED BUT LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

A TABLE WHICH WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK AND ALSO BOXED FOR COLLECTION SETS OUT SUMMARY FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1986 AND COMPARISONS WITH EARLIER MONTHS.

DEPOSITS

IN AUGUST, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEMAND AND SAVINGS DEPOSITS INCREASED AFTER THE DECREASE RECORDED IN JULY, BUT TIME DEPOSITS FELL BY 3.7 PER CENT. TOTAL HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 1.0 PER CENT AFTER AN INCREASE OF 1.1 PER CENT LAST MONTH. OVER THE YEAR, THEY GREW BY 9.4 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW FASTER IN AUGUST, BY 3.4 PER CENT AFTER INCREASES OF 1.5 PER CENT AND 3.0 PER CENT IN JUNE ANu JULY. OVER THE YEAR, THE GROWTH RATE WAS 35.0 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY SWAP DEPOSITS DECREASED BY 5.1 PER CENT IN AUGUST. ADJUSTED TO INCLUDE THESE DEPOSITS, HONGKONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 0.2 PER CENT IN AUGUST AND BY 11.0 PER CENT OVER THE YEAR? ADJUSTED FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW BY 4.5 PER CENT IN AUGUST AND BY 36.3 PER CENT OVER THE PREVIOUS TWELVE MONTHS.

DEPOSITS (ALL CURRENCIES) WITH BANKS INCREASED BY 2.7 PER CENT IN AUGUST WHILE THOSE WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES INCREASED BY 0.4 PER CENT. OVER THE YEAR, THE FORMER GREW BY 28.4 PER CENT WHILE THE LATTER FELL BY 2.8 PER CENT.

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

DUE TO THE INCREASE IN DEMAND DEPOSITS, HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY Ml ROSE RAPIDLY IN AUGUST, BY 7.2 PER CENT, AFTER A DECREASE OF 0.9 PER CENT IN JULY. HK$M2 AND HKSM3 CONTINUED TO GROW, BY 1.4 PER CENT AND 1.1 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE YEAR, HKSM1 GREW BY 13.1 PER CENT, HK$M2 BY 14.1 PER CENT AND H<$M3 BY 10.5 PER CENT.

/TOTAL MONEY

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TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS ALSO ROSE IN AUGUST. TOTAL Ml GREW BY 6.8 PER CENT WHILE TOTAL M2 AND TOTAL M3 GREW BY 2.7 PER CENT AND 2.3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE YEAR, TOTAL Ml INCREASED BY 14.7 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 27.4 PER CENT AND TOTAL M3 BY 22.0 PER CENT.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES GREW SLOWER IN AUGUST, BY 0.5 PER CENT AFTER AN INCREASE CF 1.0 PER CENT IN JUNE AND 2.3 PER CENT IN JULY. OVER THE TWELVE MONTHS, THEY GREW BY 11.4 PER CENT.

LOANS DENOMINATED IN HONG KONG DOLLARS GREW FASTER AT 1.2 PER CENT WHILE LOANS DENOMINATED IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES FELL BY 0.3 PER CENT IN AUGUST. OVER THE YEAR, THE FORMER GREW BY 8.6 PER CENT WHILE THE LATTER GREW BY 14.2 PER CENT.

wITHIN THE TOTAL, LOANS TO FINANCE THE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG FELL BY 3.3 PER CENT AFTER AN INCREASE OF 2.3 PER CENT IN

JUNE AND 3.3 PER CENT IN JULY. OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG

INCREASED BY 1.6 PER CENT; OVER THE YEAR, THEY GREW BY 13.4 PER CENT.

LIQUIDITY RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 18 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS ROSE TO 55.1 PER CENT IN AUGUST FROM 54.2 PER CENT IN JULY. THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES (AS DEFINED IN S. 24A OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPAN IEo ORDINANCE) DECREASED TO 40.6 PER CENT IN AUGUST FROM 41.0 PER CcNT IN JULY.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 149. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES AND REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ALSO REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 37 AND 261 RESPECTIVELY.

/monetary statistics .......

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MONETARY STATISTICS - AUGUST 1?86

(HKjmn)

Aug 1986 Earlier months

(% change to August 1986)

Money Supply Jul 1986 May 1986 Aug 1985

Ml - HK$ 45,521 42,474 (+7.2%) 42,341 (+ 7.5%) 40,257 (+13.1%)

Foreign currency 5,109 4,946 (+3.3%) 3,820 (+33.7%) 3,891 (+31.3%)

Total 50,630 47,420 (+6.8%) 46,161 (+ 9.7%) 44,147 (+14.7%)

M2 - HKi 213,211 210,350 (+1.4%) 204,831 (+ 4.1%) 186,868 (+14.1%)

Foreign currency 248,122 238,903 (+3.9%) 226,471 (+ 9.6%) 175,164 (+41.7%)

Total 461,332 449,253 (+2.7%) 431,301 (+ 7.0%) 362,031 (+27.4%)

M3 - HKj 248,329 245,513 (+1.1%) 240,273 (+ 3.4%) 224,802 (+10.5%)

Foreign currency 294,419 284,796 (+3.4%) 272,797 (+ 7.9%) 220,035 (+33.8%)

Total 542,747 530,308 (+2.3%) 513,069 (+ 5.8%) 444,837 (+22.0%)

Deposits

Demand deposits 32,511 29,919 (+8.7%) 28,627 (+13.6%) 28,158 (+15.5%)

Savings deposits 110,225 105,460 (+4.5%) 103,156 (+ 6.9%) 96,760 (+13.9%)

Time deposits with banks 294,072 289,997 (+1.4%) 275,791 (+ 6.6%) 215,295 (+36.6%)

Time deposits with dtes 77,511 77,180 (+0.4%) 78,078 (- 0.7%) 79,709 (- 2.8%)

All HK$ deposits 225,035 222,886 (+1.0%) 218,168 (+ 3.1%) 205,693 (+ 9.4%)

All foreign currency deposits 289,285 279,670 (+3.4%) 267,484 (+ 8.2%) 214,229 (+35.0%)

Total 514,320 502,556 (+2.3%) 485,651 (+ 5.9%) 419,922 (+22.5%)

Loans and advances

To finance Hong Kong’s visible 33,871 35,014 (-3.3%) 33,107 (+ 2.3%) 31,079 (+ 9.0%)

trade

To finance merchandising trade 4,538 4,492 (+1.0%) 4,842 (- 6.3%) 4,353 (+ 4.2%)

not touching Hong Kong

Other loans for use in Hong Kong 255,391 251,309 (+1.6%) 244,021 (+ 4.7%) 231,333 (+10.4%)

Other loans for use outside Hong 161,324 162,861 (-0.9%) 158,942 (+ 1.5%) 148,069 (+ 9.0%)

Kong Other loans where the place of use 28,523 27,735 (+2.8%) 25,049 (+13.9%) 19,390 (+47.1%)

is not known

All loans in HK$ 237,757 234,900 (+1.2%) 231,054 (+ 2.9%) 218,927 (+ 8.6%)

All loans Ln foreign currencies 245,890 246,510 (-0.3%) 234,908 (+ 4.7%) 215,297 (+14.2%)

Total 483,647 481,410 (+0.5%) 465,962 (+ 3.8%) 434,224 (+11.4%)

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1986

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SIR EDWARD VISITS DATA PROCESSING AGENCY * * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WAS GIVEN AN INSIGHT INTO THE WORK OF’ THE GOVERNMENT DATA PROCESSING AGENCY (GDPA) WHEN HE VISITED THE AGENCY THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DATA PROCESSING MANAGER, MR COLIN GREENFIELD, AND SENIOR ASSISTANT DATA PROCESSING MANAGER, MR GORDON KONG, SIR EDWARD TOURED THE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE AGENCY LOCATED ON DIFFERENT FLOORS OF NEW MURCURY HOUSE IN WAN CHAI.

AFTER A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE WORK OF THE AGENCY AND A BRIEFING ON A SELECTED COMPUTER SYSTEM — THE CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE BUREAU SYSTEM -- SIR EDWARD TOURED THE DATA ENTRY SITE AND SAW A DEMONSTRATION OF THE WANG DATA INPUT.

HE THEN PROCEEDED TO THE COMPUTER HALL WHERE HE SAW A WIDE RANGE OF COMPUTER FACILITIES AND WAS BRIEFED ON THEIR FUNCTIONS. THESE INCLUDE THE WANG MACHINE FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SYSTEM AND THE GENERAL ELECTORAL REGISTRATION SYSTEM, THE GOVERNMENT BUREAU MACHINE, THE OPTICAL MARK READER FOR EXAMINATIONS SYSTEMS AND THE GRAPHIC PLOTTER.

SIR EDWARD ROUNDED OFF HIS VISIT WITH A DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTORATE STAFF.

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RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS FOR JULY RELEASED

*■*■**■*•

THE VALUE OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES IN JULY 1986, PROVISIONALLY ESTIMATED AT $5 852 MILLION, WAS 7 PER CENT HIGHER THAN !N JULY 1985 WHILE THEIR VOLUME WAS 3 PER CENT HIGHER, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

COMPARED WITH JULY 1985, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INCREASED BY 22 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 15 PcR CENT IN VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES WENT UP BY 13 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 4 PER CENT IN SALES'VOLUME, WHILE +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT AND 1 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND VOLUME RESPECTIVELY.

RETAIL SALES OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO ROSE BY 4 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME. FUELS WENT DOWN BY 14 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE BUT HAD A SLIGHT INCREASE OF 2 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

/ANALYSED BY .......

VIURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1986

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND “ARTS INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN VALUE AND MODERATELY IN VOLUME.

BOTH CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS, AND SUPERMARKETS RECORDED MODERATE INCREASES IN SALES VALUE BUT SMALLER INCREASE IN SALES VOLUME. DEPARTMENT STORES INCREASED SLIGHTLY IN SALES VALUE BUT DECREASED SLIGHTLY IN SALES VOLUME.

COMPARING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD MAY-JULY 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1985, TOTAL RETAIL SALES INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS SHOWED INCREASES OF 20 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 13 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO RECORDED INCREASES OF 5 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 3 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES AND +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* ROSE BY 7 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN SALES VALUE, BUT BOTH DROPPED BY 1 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

FUELS WENT DOWN BY 15 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE BUT REGISTERED ALMOST NO CHANGE IN SALES VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS RECORDED A CONSIDERABLE INCREASE IN VALUE BUT A SLIGHT INCREASE IN VOLUME.

SUPERMARKETS HAD A SLIGHT INCREASE IN SALES VALUE BUT ALMOST NO CHANGE IN SALES VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS, AND DEPARTMENT STORES SHOWED SLIGHT INCREASES IN SALES VALUE BUT SLIGHT DROPS IN SALES VOLUME.

WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1986, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, TOTAL RETAIL SALES FOR JULY 1986 ROSE BY 8 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. RETAIL SALES OF +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* INCREASED BY 13 PER CENT AND 14 PER CENT IN VALUE AND VOLUME RESPECTIVELY AND THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES FOR CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS WERE 5 PER CENT AND 8 PER CENT.

BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME OF CONSUMER DURABLES INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT, WHILE FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO ROSE BY 3 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 2 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. FUELS HAD AN INCREASE OF 1 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND OF 2 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS INCREASED MODERATELY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME. SUPERMARKETS AND MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS EXPERIENCED SLIGHT INCREASES IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. DEPARTMENT STORES SHOWED A SLIGHT INCREASE IN SALES VALUE AND A MODERATE INCREASE IN SALES VOLUME.

/TABLE 1

THURSDAY, OCTOBER ?, 19^6

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED TOTAL RETAIL SALES FIGURE FOR JUNE 1986 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURE FOR JULY 1986.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES IN JUNE 1986 AND JULY 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 JULY 1986 RESULTS WITH THOSE OF JUNE 1986 AND WITH THOSE OF JULY 1985, AND COMPARISONS OF RETAIL SALES IN THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD MAY-JULY 1986 WITH THOSE IN THE SAME PERIOD IN 1935 ARE ALSO GIVEN.

GRAPHS 1 AND 2 DEPICT RESPECTIVELY THE MOVEMENTS OF THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES, INCLUDING THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED INDEXES AND TRENDS, FROM OCTOBER 1984 TO JUNE 1986.

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE ANALYSIS OF THE JULY 1986 SURVEY RESULTS IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT <51 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.

/TABLE 1 ......

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1986

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TABLE 1 t TOTAL RETAIL SALES

Total Retail Sales for July 1$&6 (provtcxonal Figure) - HK$5 852 million for June 1986 (Revised Figure) - BK$5 427 million

TABLE 2 1 VALUE ANL VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES

______________FOR JUNE AND JULY 1986____________________ (Monthly average of Cot. 84 - Sept. 85 • 100)

Item Index of Retail Salos June 1986 July 1986 Julj 1986 compared with June 1986 July 1986 compared with July 1985 May - July 86 compared with May - July 85

(Revised figures) (Provisional figures) Pointe % Points < Point! <

U) FOR ALL RETAIL TRAPES

Value 97 104 ♦ 8 4 8 4- 7 * 7 ♦ 5 ♦ 5

Volume 93 100 ♦ 7 4 8 ♦ 3 * 3 4 1 4 1

(B) BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS

Foodstuffs, alooholio drinks and tobacco Value Volume 103 101 106 103 ♦ 3 ♦ 2 4 3 4 2 4 4 4 1 4 4 4 1 ♦ 5 4 3 * 5 * 3

Fuels Value 87 88 4 1 4 1 - 15 - 14 - 15 - 15

Volume 102 104 ♦ 2 4 2 4 2 4 2

Clothing, footwear and allied products Value Volume 103 94 108 101 4 6 * 7 * 5 4 8 ♦ 20 ♦ 14 4 22 * 15 4 18 4 12 4 20 4 13

Consumer durables Value 108 115 ♦ 7 4 6 4 13 ♦ 13 4 8 4 7

Volume 100 106 4 6 4 6 4 4 4 4 - 1 - 1

ther consumer goods Value 8b 100 4 12 4 13 4 6 + 7 4 3 4 3

Volume 84 95 4 12 4 14 4 1 4 1 - 1 - 1

(c) BY SELECTED TRADES

Supermarkets Value 112 11? * 5 4 4 4 7 4 6 4 2 4 2

Volume 109 113 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Motor vehicles and parts Value Volume 123 105 129 108 4 6 4 3 * 5 4 3 4 26 4 6 ♦ 25 4 6 4 20 4 1 4 19 4 1

Consume; durables other than motor vehicles and parts Value Volume 103 98 111 106 ♦ 7 4 7 4 7 ♦ 9 4 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 - 1 4 4 - 1

Department stores Value 89 93 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3

Volume 82 87 ♦ 5 4 6 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4

1* "Foodstufie, alcoholic drinks and tobacco" includes "supermarkets",

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

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

4. Figures denoting changes are derived from the unrounded index figures.

5. • denotes change of leoc than 0.5.

/Graph 1

Value index

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Graph 1: Value Indexes of Total Retail Sales

Value index

Volume index

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Graph 2: Volume Indexes of Total Retail Sales

Volume index

________________________________________________________ 130

120

Volume index

Seasonally adjusted volume index

Trend

120

110

100

110

100

90

90

0

1 I 1 J_________________L______I------1------i------‘------1--------'—1

Sep Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun Sep Dec Mar Jun 84 85 86 87

Nntps fit Monthly average of Oct 84 - Sept. 85 = 100

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

C

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1986

PRIVATE TUTORIAL CLASS REGISTRATION STRESSED * * * * *

PRIVATE TUTORIAL CLASS OPERATORS ARE REMINDED THEY SHOULD REGISTER WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT wHEN PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR 20 OR MORE PERSONS DURING ANY ONE DAY.

FAILURE TO DO SO WOULD MAKE THEM LIABLE TO PROSECUTION IF A TUTORIAL CLASS FALLS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF A SCHOOL, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THE DEFINITION OF A SCHOOL IN THE EDUCATION ORDINANCE IS AN INSTITUTION, ORGANISATION OR ESTABLISHMENT WHICH PROVIDES FOR 20 OR MORE PERSONS DURING ANY ONE DAY, WHETHER OR NOT AT THE SAME TIME ANY NURSERY, KINDERGARTEN, PRIMARY, SECONDARY OR POST SECONDARY EDUCATION OR ANY OTHER COURSES BY ANY MEANS, INCLUDING CORRESPONDENCE DELIVERED BY HAND OR THROUGH THE POSTAL SERVICES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+ANY PERSON WHO IS AN OWNER OR MANAGER OF OR A TEACHER IN h SCHOOL WHICH IS NOT REGISTERED OR REGISTERED PROVISIONALLY IS LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.*

THE SPOKESMAN URGED STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO MAKE FULL ENQUIRY AS TO THE NATURE OF THE CLASS AND TO CHECK WHETHER IT WAS REGISTERED AS A SCHOOL.

STUDENTS AND PARENTS SHOULD NOT MAKE USE OF THE SERVICES OF UNREGISTERED SCHOOLS WHICH MAY BE OPERATING IN PREMISES WHERE THERE IS RISK TO STUDENTS IN THE EVENT OF FIRE AND MAY BE EMPLOYING UNQUALIFIED TEACHERS.

THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CARRY OUT INVESTIGATION INTO ALL REPORTS CF UNREGISTERED SCHOOLS AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST UNREGISTERED OPERATORS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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APPLY EARLY FOR ARTICULATED VEHICLE DRIVING TEST

*****

GOODS VEHICLE DRIVERS WISHING TO CONTINUE DRIVING ARTICULATED VEHICLES AFTER AUGUST 24 NEXT YEAR SHOULD APPLY TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT FOR A DRIVING TEST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

AS POSSIBLE.

+UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC (DRIVING LI C^CESMEGULAT I ONSqWH I CH

TOOK EFFECT ON AUGUST 25, 1984, GOODS ----- ALLOWED TO DRIVE ARTICULATED VEHICLES AS BEFORE.

ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE EITHER PASSED OR BEEN EXEMPTED FROM THE APPROPRIATE DRIVING TEST BEFORE THEY CAN HOLD AN ART L,ULATE D VEHICLES DRIVING LICENCE,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

INSTEAD, THEY

/+?HE REGUL/tTIONS,

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+THE REGULATIONS, HOWEVER, STIPULATE A THREE-YEAR TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, THUS PERMITTING HOLDERS OF GOODS VEHICLE DRIVING LICENCES ISSUED BEFORE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REGULATIONS TO DRIVE ARTICULATED VEHICLES UP TO AUGUST 24, 1987,+ HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT SINCE THE NEW RULE TOOK EFFECT, MORE THAN 6 OOO PEOPLE HAVE APPLIED FOR THE ARTICULATED VEHICLE DRIVING TEST AND SOME 3 700 OF THEM ARE WAITING FOR THEIR TURN TO BE TESTED.

AT PRESENT, WAITING TIME FOR THE TEST IS ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS AND TEST APPOINTMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SCHEDULED FOR EARLY MAY NEXT YEAR.

+THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS NOW CONSIDERING WAYS TO REDUCE THE WAITING TIME FOR THE TEST,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+IT IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT FOR DRIVERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO HAVE A BREAK IN THEIR ENTITLEMENT TO DRIVE ARTICULATED VEHICLES TO APPLY FOR A DRIVING TEST AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE, THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE TEST BEFORE THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD EXPIRES,+ HE SAID.

APPLICANTS FOR THE ARTICULATED VEHICLE DRIVING TEST MUST POSSESS A VALID LICENCE TO DRIVE MEDIUM AND HEAVY VEHICLES, AND APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE SHA TIN DRIVING TEST OFFICE, FIFTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-6061676.

+MEANWHILE, DRIVERS ELIGIBLE FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE ARTICULATED VEHICLE DRIVING TEST SHOULD ALSO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR EXEMPTION WITHOUT DELAY,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

DRIVERS APPLYING FOR TEST EXEMPTION SHOULD FULFIL THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

* THEY SHOULD BE FULL-TIME ARTICULATED VEHICLE DRIVERS WHEN THE NEW LEGISLATION CAME INTO EFFECT OR HAVE DRIVEN SUCH VEHICLES WITHIN THE 12 MONTHS BEFORE AUGUST 25, 1984.

X THEY SHOULD HAVE A YEAR’S DRIVING EXPERIENCE ON ARTICULATED VEHICLES. IN THE CASE OF AN INTERRUPTED EXPERIENCE, NO BREAKS SHOULD EXCEED THREE MONTHS, AND THE EXPERIENCE MUST BE ACCUMULATED WITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD.

* THEY HAVE AT LEAST A YEAR’S EXPERIENCE DRIVING GOODS VEHICLES.

* THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF ANY SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENCES DURING THE LAST TWO YEARS.

APPLICATIONS FOR TEST EXEMPTION SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE DEPARTMENT’S DRIVING TEST SECTION AT 19 PUI CHING ROAD, HO MAN TIN, KOWLOON, AND ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-7144202 OR 3-7146164.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID ABOUT 3 000 DRIVERS HAVE APPLIED FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE ARTICULATED VEHICLE DRIVING TEST AND 1 995 HAD BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR APPLICATIONS SO FAR.

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GRAVE-SWEEPERS GET FIRE SAFETY ADVICE

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PEOPLE VISITING ANCESTRAL GRAVES FOR THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL HAVE BEEN URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST CAUSING HILL FIRES.

BECAUSE OF THE PRESENT FINE WEATHER AND THE DECLINING HUMIDITY, GRAVE-SWEEPERS SHOULD TAKE SPECIAL CARE IN THIS REGARD, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

HE SAID THAT IN THE PREVAILING CONDITIONS CARELESS HANDLING OF ITEMS USED IN WORSHIPPING AT GRAVES COULD EASILY CAUSE FIRES.

+ A TOTAL OF 41 HILL FIRES WERE REPORTED ON THE LAST CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL DAY, RESULTING IN SOME 49 HECTARES OF PLANTATION BEING DAMAGED,* HE SAID.

+THESE FIRES WERE CAUSED BY CARELESSNESS. WE APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC TO HELP PREVENT ANY OUTBREAK OF FIRE IN THE HILLS BY OBSERVING SIMPLE RULES.*

THESE RULES ARE:

* BURN WORSHIPPING ITMES IN METAL CONTAINERS;

* DO NOT LEAVE LIGHTED CANDLES, JOSS STICKS AND PAPERS UNATTENDED ;

* MAKE SURE ALL BURNING ITEMS ARE EXTINGUISHED BEFORE LEAVING THE GRAVE SITE.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED PEOPLE THAT FIRES FOR PICNICS SHOULD BE LIT ONLY AT DESIGNATED BARBECUE AREAS.

+ILLEGAL LIGHTING OF FIRES INSIDE COUNTRY PARKS MAY LEAD TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF S5 000 AND ONE YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT AND A FI NE UP TO 32 000 MAY BE IMPOSED FOR CAUSING FIRES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE,* HE POINTED OUT.

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CONTRACT AWARDED TO IMPROVE BORDER ROAD

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THE LINK WITH CHINA AT MAN KAM TO WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED WHEN THE SECOND STAGE OF A ROAD PROJECT IS COMPLETED IN 17 MONTHS.

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $13 MILLION CONTRACT TO KO’S CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE SECOND AND FINAL STAGE OF IMPROVEMENTS TO MAN KAM TO ROAD FROM JOCKEY CLUB ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD.

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WORK WHICH STARTED LAST MONTH INVOLVES THE WIDENING OF ABOUT 500 METRES OF JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND MAN KAM TO ROAD FROM SIX METRES TO 10.3 METRES TO ACCOMMODATE THREE LANES OF TRAFFIC.

TWO SUB-STANDARD BRIDGES IN THE AREA ARE TO BE DEMOLISHED AND REBUILT INTO A FOUR-CELL BOX CULVERT AND A REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGE.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES LANDSCAPING, ROAD DRAINAGE WORKS AND PROVISION OF RETAINING WALLS.

THE DEPARTMENT AWARDED AN $18 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE FIRST STAGE OF THE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME IN JUNE.

WORK IN THIS STAGE WHICH WILL TAKE 15 MONTHS INCLUDES WIDENING THREE KILOMETRES OF MAN KAM TO ROAD BETWEEN JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND LIN MA HANG, CONSTRUCTION OF A 1.6-METRE-WIDE FOOTPATH ALONG THE CARRIAGEWAY, BUILDING RETAINING WALLS AND LAYING ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE.

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RECORD ENTRIES FOR STUDENT CAREERS QUIZ * * * * *

A RECORD NUMBER OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE FIFTH CAREERS QUIZ ORGANISED BY THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

THE SIX-DAY EVENT, WHICH STARTS ON MONDAY, ATTRACTED MORE THAN 100 000 FORM 3 TO FORM 5 STUDENTS FROM 214 SCHOOLS. THIS COMPARES WITH 90 000 STUDENTS FROM 204 SCHOOLS TAKING PART IN THE QUIZ LAST YEAR AND 80 000 STUDENTS FROM 175 SCHOOLS IN 1984.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE QUIZ WAS AIMED AT AROUSING THE AWARENESS OF STUDENTS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING CAREERS AS WELL AS ENCOURAGING THEM TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH INTO CAREERS AND FURTHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES.

+PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILL IN A QUESTIONNAIRE CONTAINING 50 MULJIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS WITHIN 30 MINUTES,+ HE SAID.

+ALL THESE QUESTIONS RELATE TO CAREERS INFORMATION, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, FURTHER STUDIES AND GENERAU KNOWLEDGE OF EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION IN HONG KONG.+

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THE THREE SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE MARKS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH TROPHIES AND STUDENTS IN EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL WHO SCORE THE HIGHEST MARKS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FORMS WILL BE AWARDED SOUVENIRS.

IN ADDITION, THE THREE STUDENTS SCORING THE HIGHEST MARKS DURING THE WHOLE CONTEST WILL EACH BE AWARDED A PORTABLE STEREO COMPONENT SYSTEM AND ANOTHER 100 STUDENTS WILL EACH RECEIVE A SOLAR-POWERED CALCULATOR.

ALL ANSWERS AND RESULTS WILL BE PROCESSED BY THE GOVERNMENT DATA PROCESSING AGENCY AND PRIZES FOR THE QUIZ ARE BEING SPONSORED BY SHUN HING ELECTRONIC TRADING COMPANY.

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STUDENTS ATTEND SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

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ABOUT 100 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TODAY (THURSDAY) ATTENDED THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM IN HONG KONG.

THE VISIT WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE AS PART OF THEIR CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR STUDENTS.

THE DISTRICT BOARD MOVED THE VENUE OF ITS MEETING TO PUI TAK CANOSSIAN COLLEGE TO ACCOMMODATE THE LARGER NUMBER OF STUDENTS. ABOUT 16 SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT WERE INVITED TO THE MEETING.

BEFORE THE MEETING, STUDENTS ATTENDED A BRIEFING SESSION BY SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR JOSEPH CHAN, ON THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND THE SET UP AND OPERATION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD. THEY WERE ALSO GIVEN BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON AGENDA ITEMS.

FOLLOWING THE MEETING, STUDENTS EXCHANGED VIEWS IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS CONDUCTED BY COMMITTEE MEMBERS. TO STIMULATE MORE THOUGHT, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO WRITE ESSAYS AFTERWARDS TO DESCRIBE AND ASSESS THE WORK OF THE DISTRICT BOARD.

APART FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD VISIT, THE COMMITTEE AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ORGANISE A JOINT SCHOOL EXHIBITION AND A LECTURE ON CIVIC EDUCATION LATER THIS MONTH.

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TAI PO DB VISITS GAS PLANT * * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD AND THE BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND WORKS COMMITTEE VISITED THE GAS PRODUCTION PLANT IN THE TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING.

THE VISIT WAS AIMED AT PROVIDING MEMBERS WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPERATION OF THE NEW PLANT WHICH WILL BE COMMISSIONED AT THE END OF THIS YEAR.

LED BY BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR STEPHEN WONG, AND THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR HO YUNG-SANG, THE PARTY WAS MET BY THE COMMERCIAL MANAGER OF THE HONG KONG AND CHINA GAS COMPANY LIMITED, MR ROLAND YAO, AND THE PLANT MANAGER, MR PETER HANNAH.

THE VISITORS WERE BRIEFED ON THE PROCESS OF GAS PRODUCTION WITH A PLANT MODEL AND AN ELECTRONIC SIMULATOR.

THEY THEN TOURED THE PLANT WHERE THEY SAW TWO COMPLETED UNITS OF THE NEW PLANT AND TWO UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

STAFF OF THE PLANT ALSO EXPLAINED TO THE MEMBERS THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD THE NEARBY COMMUNITY.

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FIGHT CRIME GROUP VISITS DETECTIVE TRAINING SCHOOL *****

MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE DETECTIVE TRAINING SCHOOL IN KOWLOON BAY TO LEARN ABOUT TRAINING AND FACILITIES AT THE SCHOOL.

THIS IS ONE OF VISITS ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE TO ENABLE COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE FIGHT CRIME OPERATION AND WORK OF THE POLICE. MORE VISITS OF THIS KIND WILL BE ARRANGED.

LED BY ACTIVITY SUB-COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR LAM KIN-KWOK, THE GROUP WAS MET BY STAFF OFFICER OF THE DETECTIVE TRAINING WING, MR ALFRED MORRIS, WHO BRIEFED MEMBERS ON TRAINING, PERSONNEL AND FACILITIES OF THE SCHOOL. >

MEMBERS LATER TOURED THE SCHOOL AND SAW HOW STUDENTS RECEIVED TRAINING. THEY ALSO WATCHED A DISPLAY AT THE DISASTER VICTIMS IDENTIFICATION UNIT, AND TOURED THE DEMONSTRATION BLOCK.

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STILL AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING INVITED FROM SHAM SHU! PO ORGANISATIONS THAT WOULD LIKE TO ORGANISE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS WITH DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS BETWEEN JANUARY AND MARCH NEXT YEAR.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT OFFICE, 39 TONKIN STREET, AND ITS SUB-OFFICES.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE OR ITS SUB-OFFICES BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 20. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

THE VETTING SUB-COMM|TTEE ON GRANTS OF THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL HOLD ITS THIRD MEETING ON DECEMBER 19 TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATIONS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COMMITTEE FOR ENDORSEMENT.

APPLICANTS ARE REMINDED THAT SEPARATE FORMS SHOULD BE USED FOR EACH ACTIVITY FOR WHICH SPONSORSHIP IS SOUGHT.

SCHOOL QUIZ TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION

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SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS IN TUEN MUN ARE URGED TO ENCOURAGE THEIR STUDENTS TO TAKE PART IN AN INTER-SCHOOL QUIZ ON CIVIC EDUCATION WHICH WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 6.

THE QUIZ IS AIMED AT PROMOTING CIVIC MINDEDNESS AND SOCIAL AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS.

IT IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION TUEN MUN BRANCH OFFICE, AND THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE.

EACH SCHOOL CAN ENTER ONE TEAM OF FOUR FORM FOUR STUDENTS IN THE CONTEST WHICH WILL FOCUS ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND THE WORK OF THE ICAC.

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS-NOON ON OCTOBER 11.

A BRIEFING WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 3 PM AT THE ICAC TUEN MUN OFFICE IN TING LUNG HOUSE, ON TING ESTATE, TO EXPLAIN TO SCHOOL TEACHERS DETAILS OF THE CONTEST. BRIEFING SESSIONS WILL BE ARRANGED AT A LATER DATE FOR THE PARTICIPATING TEAMS.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE QUIZ CAN BE MADE TO MR DAVE KAM OF THE ICAC ON 0-4591100 OR TO MISS POLLY LEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE ON 0-824104.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1986

COOKED FOOD CENTRE TO BE AIR-CONDITIONED * * * * *

A COOKED FOOD CENTRE AND A NUMBER OF FACILITIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON TSING Yl ARE TO BE AIR-CONDITIONED.

A $2SO □□□ CONTRACT FOR SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS HAS BEEN AWARDED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

FACILITIES INCLUDE A LOCAL OPEN SPACE, A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AND A PUBLIC TOILET.

THERE WILL BE FOUR STALLS AND A STORE ROOM IN THE COOKED FOOD CENTRE.

COVERING MORE THAN 1 800 SQUARE METRES, THE OPEN SPACE WILL BE PROVIDED WITH BENCHES, ARBOURS AND PLANTERS.

THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINT WILL HAVE AN OFFICE, SHOWER FACILITY AND TWO EXTRACTION FANS ON THE ROOF.

A TOILET FOR THE HANDICAPPED WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE PUBLIC TOILET STRUCTURE.

CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTED LAST MAY AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED NEXT FEBRUARY.

BY-ELECTION CANDIDATES TO MEET THE MEDIA

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THE TWO CANDIDATES STANDING FOR BY-ELECTION IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY WILL MEET THE MEDIA IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 11 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THEY WILL PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.

THE CANDIDATES, MR SO CHOI-HING (42) AND MR CHIANG SAI-CHEONG (30), ARE VYING FOR THE VACANCY IN THE CONSTITUENCY FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF ELECTED DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR LEE WAI-HAU, ON AUGUST 8.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEET-THE-MEDIA SESSION BY THE TWO CANDIDATES AT 11 AM TOMORROW IN T.4E CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PU! LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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PRESENTATION OF SOUVENIR PLAQUES * * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR TONY HAMMOND, WILL PRESENT SOUVENIR PLAQUES TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO TEN EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE TAKEN ON THE LARGEST NUMBER OF DISABLED PERSONS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT’S SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE IN THE PAST YEAR.

ANOTHER SIX EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE MADE SPECIAL EFFORTS TO FACILITATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE DISABLED, WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED WITH CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT AT THE CORAL ROOM, THIRD FLOOR, HOTEL FURAMA, CENTRAL, AT 3.45 PM TOMORROW.

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ROAD SAFETY SHOW IN VONG TAI SIN

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AN EXHIBITION ON ROAD SAFETY WILL BE HELD IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE DAYS STARTING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

ON DISPLAY WILL BE PICTURES AND CHARTS CONCERNING ACCIDENT BLACKSPOTS IN THE DISTRICT AND CASAULTY FIGURES. GUIDES ON PROPER ROAD USE, FOR DRIVERS AND PEDESTRAINS, WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD AT THE EXHIBITION CENTRE OF LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM TOMORROW AND FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM ON SATURDAY.

AFTER THAT IT WILL BE HELD AT THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE CHOI WAN ESTATE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX FROM NOON TO 4 PM ON SUNDAY AND FROM 11 AM TO 3 PM ON MONDAY.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A ROAD SAFETY TOWN FOR PARTICIPANTS TO TEST THEIR CYCLING SKILLS ON SATURDAY FROM 1 PM TO 4 PM AT THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE OPEN DECK, AND ON SUNDAY FROM NOON TO 4 PM AT THE PODIUM OF THE CHOI WAN ESTATE COMMERI CAL COMPLEX.

SOUVENIRS WILL BE GIVEN TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE ROAD SAFETY TOWN WHO OBSERVE ALL TRAFFIC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WHILE CYCLING.

THE ROAD SAFETY EXHIBITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND THE POLICE.

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LAUNCHING OF ROAD SAFETY IN TSUEN WAN

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THIS YEAR’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE LAUNCHED TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

APART FROM DRIVING HOME THE MESSAGE OF THE SAFE USE OF THE ROAD VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE AIMED AT TWO GROUPS OF PEDESTRIANS - PEOPLE OVER 59 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGSTERS UNDER THE AGE OF 15.

ACTIVITIES IN THE COMING MONTHS INCLUDE LECTURES, EXHIBITIONS AND EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC ON OBSERVING ROAD SAFETY CODES AT THE TRAFFIC BLACKSPOTS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER A CEREMONY TO MARK THE LAUNCHING OF THE CAMPAIGN AT 10 AM AT THE PO LEUNG KUK YAO LING SUN COLLEGE IN SHEK WAI KOK ESTATE, TSUEN WAN.

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ELDERLY FESTIVAL IN SAI KUNG STARTS SUNDAY

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ABOUT 600 ELDERLY RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO AN AFTERNOON OF ENTERTAINMENT AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY 1986 IN SAI KUNG TOWN HALL THIS SUNDAY (OCTOBER 5).

GAMES AND A VARIETY SHOW FOR THE ELDERLY HAVE ALSO BEEN ARRANGED BEFORE AND AFTER THE CEREMONY.

THE FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AND VARIOUS LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO PROMOTE THE SPIRIT OF FILIAL PIETY AND TO ENHANCE RESIDENTS’ SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT.

SAI KUNG ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RAYMOND LI, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SAI KUNG RURAL COMMITTEE, MR LAU WAN-HEI, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY 1986 ON SUNDAY AT 2.30 PM AT THE SAI KUNG TOWN HALL. FUN GAMES FOR THE ELDERLY WILL START AT 1 PM.

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TRAINING SESSION FOR TENNIS COACHES * * * *

TWENTY-ONE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT RESIDENTS WILL UNDERGO COACHING COURSES IN MINI-TENNIS IN PREPARATION FOR TRAINING YOUNGSTERS IN THE SPORT.

THE THREE-SESSION COURSE IS ORGANISED BY THE KWAI TSING MINI-TENNIS CLUB IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG TENNIS ASSOCIATION AND KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE.

ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THEY WILL BECOME COACHES FOR CHILDREN IN A SERIES OF MINI-TENNIS TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO BE LAUNCHED BY THE CLUB LATER THIS MONTH.

KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, IN ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING SPORT ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE DISTRICT, WILL PROVIDE VENUES FREE FOR THE TRAINING AT SEVEN COMMUNITY HALLS AND CENTRES.

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NEW ANTI-DRUGS KIT FOR STUDENTS * * * * *

THE NARCOTICS DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT HAS PRODUCED A NEW DRUG EDUCATION TEACHING KIT TO STRENGTHEN DRUG EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. IT WILL PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH

ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DRUGS.

THE TEACHING KIT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

A DISTRIBUTION LAUNCHING CEREMONY AND A SEMINAR FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 2.30 PM. MORE THAN 400 SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES WILL ATTEND THE SEMINAR.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, PROFESSOR GERALD CHOA, AND THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, hPS AGNES ALLCOCK, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE LAUNCH IN CEREMONY AND SEMINAR TO BE HELD TOMORROW.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR CORRIDOR CHARITY WALK * * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN EFFECT IN EASTERN DISTRICT IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR CHARITY WALK ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY CHEST OF HONG KONG.

THE MEASURES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, WILL BE IN FORCE ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 5).

* THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC BETWEEN 4 AM AND 6 PM:

- THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR AND ALL ITS APPROACH ROADS’

- THE NORTHBOUND SECTION OF MONG LUNG STREET NORTH OF PO MAN STREET;

- THE UNNAMED SLIP ROAD BETWEEN THE SHAU KEI WAN BUS TERMINUS EXIT AND NAM ON LANE’’ AND

- NAM ON LANE.

* THE SECTION OF NAM ON STREET BETWEEN ALDRICH STREET AND NAM ON LANE WILL BE DESIGNATED A BUS-ONLY LANE FROM 4 AM TO 6 PM.

* THE OPEN-AIR CAR PARK ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF VICTORIA PARK WILL BE CLOSED FROM 6 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 4) TO 2 PM ON SUNDAY.

* CMB ROUTE 780 WILL BE SUSPENDED. BUSES LEAVING THE SHAU KEI WAN BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA PO MAN STREET, MONG LUNG STREET, FACTORY STREET AND ALDRICH STREET BEFORE RESUMING THEIR NORMAL ROUTE INGS BETWEEN 4 AM AND 6 PM.

IN ADDITION, THE BUS STOP ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF VICTORIA PARK ROAD ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF THE GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 4 AM AND 1 PM.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH UTMOST CARE IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHAU KEI WAN BUS TERMINUS. APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE IN PLACE AND POLICE-OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO GUIDE MOTORISTS. ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED AWAY BY THE POLICE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.

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SPECIAL ACCESS TO TSUEN WAN CEMETERY * * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) REMINDED THE PUBLIC CHAT SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED DURING THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL TO ENABLE GRAVE-SWEEPERS TO VISIT TSUEN WAN CEMETERY.

THE OLD ACCESS ROAD TO TSUEN WAN CEMETERY FROM TEXACO ROAD IN TSUEN WAN IS NOW CLOSED AND THE NEW ACCESS ROAD RUNS VIA WING SHUN STREET IN KWAI CHUNG.

MOTORISTS TRAVELLING FROM KOWLOON ARE ADVISED TO USE KWAI CHUNG ROAD, TSUEN WAN ROAD, KWAI TSI NG ROAD, KWAI TAI ROAD, KWAI YUE STREET AND WING SHUN STREET TO GAIN ACCESS TO TSUEN WAN CEMETERY.

FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM ON OCTOBER 5, 11, 12, 13 AND 19, WING SHUN STREET AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH KWAI HEI STREET AND KWAI YUE STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT HEARSES AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

GRAVE-SWEEPERS INTENDING TO GO TO THE CEMETERY BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARE ADVISED TO TAKE THE MTR AND ALIGHT AT KWAI FONG STATION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR GEOFFREY HOWE TO VISIT HONG KONG ...................... 1

BANKING ORDINANCE PROVIDES PROTECTION ..................... 1

DRUG EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS PROVES IMPORTANT ................ 2

BARRACKS INCLUDED IN AMENDED ZONING PLAN .................. 4

WOODHOUSE TO ATTEND REFUGEE T«LKS ......................... 5

FIXED PEN,iLTY REGULATIONS GAZETTED ....................... 6

RATEPAYERS REMINDED TO P..Y FOURTH QU.-JiTER ILTES......... 6

CLOSURE ORDER SOUGHT FOR ILLEGAL STRUCTURE ................ 7

FIVE LOTS FOR AUCTION THIS MONTH .......................... 8

COMMERCIAL PREMISES IN SAI KUNG TO LET .................... 9

MORE GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR THE DISABLED ..................... 9

MORE EMPLOYERS PROVIDING JOBS FOR DISABLED ................ 10

RECRUIT FIREMEN REMINDED OF RIGOURS OF JOB ................ 11

LABOUR EXHIBITION FOR TUEN MUN WO'iKERS ................... 12

STUDENTS REMINDED OF TRAVEL CARD RESTRICTION .............. 12

SPEEDPOST NOW INCLUDES SENEGAL ............................ 13

VARIETY CONCERT TO LAUNCH SINGING CONTEST ................. 14

CONCERT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CLUBHOUSE....................... I1*-

SCHOOL HEADS TO ,,TTEND SEMINAR ON SSPA ................... 15

CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR ,J<D QUIZ IN KWUN TONG ............ 15

RECORD ENTRIES FOR TCLO HARBOUR SWIM ...................... 16

CENTRAL-WESTERN wNNU.J, SWIMMING GAU....................... 17

HINDS AVAILABLE FOR BUILDING bLC OFFICES .................. 17

WESTERN DISTRICT TRAFFIC CHANGES .......................... 18

CLOSURE OF SHa TaU KOK RO^D................................ 19

RESTRICTED ZONE CHANGES IN TWO AREAS ...................... 20

ROAD CLOSURE FOR CHUNG YEUNG .............................. 20

WONG TAI SIN, SHEUNG SHUI RESTRICTED ZINES ................ 20

YaU MA TEI WATER CUT ...................................... 21

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1986

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SIR GEOFFREY HOWE TO VISIT HONG KONG

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, THE RT HON SIR GEOFFREY HOWE, WILL VISIT HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 11 AND 12 TO BRING HIMSELF UP-TO-DATE WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TERRITORY.

THIS WILL BE SIR GEOFFREY’S FIRST VISIT TO HONG KONG SINCE DECEMBER 1984 WHEN THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION WAS SIGNED.

SIR GEOFFREY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LADY HOWE, AND AMONG OFFICIALS IN HIS PARTY WILL BE THE ASSISTANT UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE DR DAVID WILSON, AND SIR GEOFFREY’S PRINCIPAL PRIVATE SECRETARY, MR ANTHONY GALSWORTHY.

SIR GEOFFREY WILL FLY IN FROM LONDON AT 4.30 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 11) AND WILL ATTEND A MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL SHORTLY AFTERWARDS.

IN THE EVENING, SIR GEOFFREY AND LADY HOWE WILL BE GUESTS AT DINNER AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING. THIS FUNCTION WILL BE HOSTED JOINTLY BY THE GOVERNOR AND MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

THE NEXT MORNING, SIR GEOFFREY WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE FORMER LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER IN THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES. HE WILL THEN DEPART FOR CHINA WHERE HE ILL BE THE MINISTER IN ATTENDANCE ON THE QUEEN DURING HER STATE VISIT ON OCTOBER 12 TO 18.

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BANKING ORDINANCE PROVIDES PROTECTION * * * *

THE NEW BANKING ORDINANCE IS A PACKAGE OF MEASURES DtSIGNED TO LIMIT OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPRUDENT BEHAVIOUR BY INSTITUTIONS, THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS, MR DAVID NENDICK, SAID TODAY (FR IDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG’S CENTRE OF ASIAN STUDIES, MR NENDICK SAID THIS IMPORTANT PIECE OF LEGISLATION ALSO PROVIDED THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING WITH +WARNING SIGNALS TO TELL HIM WHEN THINGS ARE GOING WRONG SO THAT THERE IS STILL TIME TO PUT THEM R IGHT+.

+FOR HIS PART, THE COMMISSIONER NOW HAS THE ABILITY TO ACT SWIFTLY WHENEVER THE SITUATION SO DEMANDS,+ HE SAID.

MR HENDICK OUTLINED THE SCOPE OF THE NEW ORDINANCE AND REFERRED TO MAJOR CHANGES THAT HAD BEEN INTRODUCED, AND THE REASONS FOR THEM, UNDER SIX HEADINGS: THE COMMISSIONER’S ROLE, AUDIT, REGULATION OF OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, RESTRICTIONS ON LOANS’ THE CAPITAL TO RISK ASSETS RATIO AND THE LIQUIDITY RATIO.

/+IT EHOULD,

FRIDAY, OCTOBER J, 1986

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+IT SHOULD, HOWEVER, NOT BE FORGOTTEN THAT BANKING IS A BUSINESS WHICH INVOLVES RISK — MISTAKES WILL BE MADE, LOANS WILL NOT ALWAYS BE REPAID, AND PEOPLE WILL NOT ALWAYS BE HONEST.

♦LEGISLATION CAN NEVER FULLY REMEDY THESE PITFALLS, NOR CAN IT OR SHOULD IT, USURP THE PROPER ROLE OF MANAGEMENT WHICH, SIMPLY PUT, IS THAT OF ’MANAGING R ISK’,+ HE SAID.

HE STRESSED THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE NEW ORDINANCE, AS CLEARLY STATED IN ITS PREAMBLE, WAS +TO PROVIDE A MEASURE OF PROTECTION TO DEPOSITORS AND TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL STABILITY AND EFFECTIVE WORKING OF THE BANKING SYSTEM*.

+AND I BELIEVE WE NOW HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL AN ORDINANCE WHICH PROVIDES US WITH BOTH THE DISCIPLINES AND THE FLEXIBILITY WE NEED IF HONG KONG IS TO CONTINUE TO PROSPER AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE,* HE SAID.

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DRUG EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS PROVES IMPORTANT

* * * *

THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTIVE EDUCATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUG ABUSE HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNISED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THIS EFFECTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMME IS ONE OF THE STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN).

THIS WAS STATED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CHAIRMAN OF ACAN, PROFESSOR GERALD CHOA, AT A CEREMONY MARKING THE OPENING OF AN ANTI-DRUGS SEMINAR FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND THE BEGINNING CF THE DISTRIBUTION OF A REVISED DRUG EDUCATION TEACHING KIT.

PROF GERALD CHOA TOLD THE GATHERING THAT THE FIRST ROUND OF TALKS AT SECONDARY SCHOOLS ON THE DANGER OF DRUG ABUSE WAS NEAR COMPLETION. IT WAS HOPED THAT THE NEXT CYCLE OF SCHOOL TALKS WOULD BEGIN EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE OBJECTIVE OF THESE TALKS WAS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH BASIC INFORMATION ON DRUGS AND THE PROBLEM OF DRUG ABUSE SO THAT THEY COULD DEVELOP A CORRECT ATTITUDE TOWARDS THEM, HE SAID.

PROF CHOA NOTED THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT DROP OF 23.9 PER CENT IN THE NUMBER OF YOUTHS AGE UNDER 21 NEWLY REPORTED TO THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ABUSE (CRDA) IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

+ALTHOUGH ENCOURAGED BY THE RESULTS WHICH INDEED REFLECT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STRATEGY ADOPTED, WE SHOULD NOT BE COMPLACENT AND SHOULD CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS IN COMBATTING THE DRUG PROBLEM,* HE SAID.

/THE ACTING .......

FRIDAY, OCTOBER J, 1986

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THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MRS AGNES ALLCOCK, POINTED OUT THAT HEROIN REMAINED THE MOST DANGEROUS AND MOST COMMONLY ABUSED DRUG IN HONG KONG.

♦DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1986, THE NUMBER OF PERSONS REPORTED TO THE CRDA FOR ABUSING HEROIN WAS 6 335, REPRESENTING 97.6 PER CENT OF ALL PERSONS REPORTED IN THE SAME PERIOD,* SHE SAID.

♦AMONG THE HEROIN ABUSERS REPORTED, 6.3 PER CENT WERE YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 21,+ SHE ADDED.

MRS ALLCOCK ALSO EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF MANDRAX ABUSERS AND THE RECENT SEIZURE OF LARGE QUANTITIES CF SUCH DRUGS BUT GAVE A REASSURANCE THAT THE SITUATION WAS BEING MONITORED CLOSELY.

SHE SAID THAT PUBLICITY AND PREVENTIVE EDUCATION MEASURES WOULD BE STEPPED UP BEFORE THE PROBLEM DETERIORATED.

+APART FROM INCREASED PUBLICITY THROUGH THE MEDIA, THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUG ABUSE AND THE PENALTIES INVOLVED IN DRUG TRAFFICKING WOULD BE EMPHASISED WHEN CONDUCTING DRUG EDUCATION TALKS IN SCHOOLS,+ SHE SAID.

SHE URGED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO JOIN IN THE BATTLE AGAINST DRUG ABUSE BY REINFORCING DRUG EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS.

THE SEMINAR FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND EVER HELD, WAS ORGANISED BY THE NARCOTICS DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT.

THE AIM WAS TO GIVE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DRUG PROBLEM AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A FORUM FOR EXCHANGING VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT.

SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR, WHICH WAS HELD AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE, INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT, NEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

ABOUT 400 SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS ATTENDED THE SEMINAR DURING WHICH THE REVISED DRUG EDUCATION TEACHING KIT WAS INTRODUCED BY STAFF OF THE NARCOTICS DIVISION.

THE SPECIALLY DESIGNED AND UPDATED TEACHING KIT CONTAINS TEACHING MATERIALS., EXERCISES FOR STUDENTS, A SET OF SLIDES WITH ACCOMPANYING TAPE AND SCRIPT OF THE RECORDED COMMENTARY, AND A SET OF COLOUR SHOWCARDS ON DRUGS COMMONLY ABUSED IN HONG KONG.

/The work .......

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 19&6

THE WORK UNDERTAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN COMBATTING THE TWIN PROBLEM OF DRUG ABUSE AND DRUG TRAFFICKING IS ALSO DESCRIBED IN THE KIT.

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BARRACKS INCLUDED IN AMENDED ZONING PLAN * * * * *

THE BOUNDARY OF THE SHAU KEI WAN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN HAS BEEN AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE LEI YUE MUN BARRACKS AND THE ALDRICH BAY RECLAMATION DEVELOPMENT AREA.

THE BARRACKS SiTE WILL BE HANDED BACK TO THE GOVERNMENT BY THE MILITARY AUTHORITIES NEXT YEAR.

THE FUTURE USE OF THE SITE IS BEING INVESTIGATED AND AS AN INTERIM MEASURE HAS BEEN ZONED FOR +UNDETERMINED+ USE.

ALSO ZONED FOR +UNDETERMINED+ USE, THE ALDRICH BAY SITE ..ILL INVOLVE RECLAIMING THE EXISTING TYPHOON SHELTER AND BUILDING A NEW ONE BEYOND THE LIMITS OF THE RECLAMATION AS RECOMMENDED BY THE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY STUDIES IN 1984.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT OPEN SPACE AREAS, COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND HOUSING WILL EVENTUALLY OCCUPY THE 25 HECTARES OF LAND.

TO TIE IN WITH NEARBY DEVELOPMENT, THE +OPEN SPACE*,

♦ INDUSTRIAL* AND +GOVERNMENT-1NSTI TUT ION-COMMUNITY+ SITES AT THE WATERFRONT OF THE EXISTING TYPHOON SHELTER HAVE ALSO BEEN REZONED ♦UNDETERMINED*.

THE +UNDETERMINED+ AREAS TOTAL 63 HECTARES.

ANOTHER MAJOR AMENDMENT IS A PROPOSAL TO BUILD A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE AT THE SHAU KEI WAN FOOTHILL (EAST) AREA TO PROVIDE ABOUT 5 500 FLATS FOR 20 000 PEOPLE. SITE FORMATION WORK IS DUE TO START NEXT YEAR. AS PART OF THE PROJECT, A 1.7-HECTARE PARK WILL BE BUILT IN THE CENTRE OF THE ESTATE.

THE PRESENT NUNNERY ON THE SITE WILL BE RETAINED AND A SITE ON THE NORTHERN FRINGES OF THE ESTATE HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR A COMMUNITY CENTRE.

/THE PROPOSED .......

FRIDAY, OCTOBER J, 1086

THE PROPOSED SHAU KEI WAN TRAM DEPOT BENEATH THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR NEAR HING MAN STREET HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE PLAN._ THIS INVOLVES REZONING 7 000 SQUARE METRES OF LAND FROM +OPcN SPaCc+ TO +OTHER SPECIFIED USES (TRAM DEPOT)+.

THE NEW DEPOT WILL REPLACE ONE IN WAN CHAI.

A 4 300 SQUARE METRES SITE ON THE RECLAMATION HAS ALSO BEEN RESERVED FOR A SEwAGE SCREENING PLANT *HICH IS EXPECTED TO START OPERATING IN 1969.

THOUGH SHAU KEI WAN IS ADEQUATELY PROVIDED WITH SCHOOLS TO SERVE EXISTING NEEDS, ADDITIONAL SCHOOL SITES HAVE BEEN RESERVED TO REET FUTURE DEMAND.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PLAN ARE SITES FOR A FIRE STATION, AN AMBULANCE DEPOT, TEMPLES, MARKETS, A WHOLESALE FISH MARKET, BUS TERMINI, SERVICE RESERVOIRS AND COMMUNITY CENTRES.

THE AREA TO THE EAST OF KORNHILL HAS BEEN ZONED AS +GREEN BELT+ WHILE OTHER SITES IN THE SAME LOCATION HAVE BEEN REZONED FROM +GREEN BELT+ TO +GOVERNMENT-INST I TUT ION-COMMUNITY+.

+GREEN BELT+ AREAS ON THE PLAN OCCUPY MORE THAN 54 HECTARES, CR 27 PER CENT OF THE PLANNING AREA.

A TOWN PLANNING BOARD SPOKESMAN SAID THE PLAN AIMED AT PROVIDING .MORE LAND FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES SUCH AS OPEN SPACE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT-INSTITUTION-COMMUNITY USES. THIS WOULD IMPROVE THE GENERAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE DISTRICT.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE POPULATION OF THE PLANNING AREA WOULD BE ABOUT 110 000 ON FULL DEVELOPMENT.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD BY OCTOBER 23.

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WOODHOUSE TO ATTEND REFUGEE TALKS

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THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY. MR KEN WOODHOUSE, WILL LEAVE FOR GENEVA TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO ATTEND A TWO-WEEK EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES AS A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH DELEGATION.

/HE SAID .......

FRIDAY, OCTOBER J, 1986

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HE SAID TODAY THAT PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH REFUGEES FROM VIETNAM AND THE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMME WOULD BE DISCUSSED AS PART OF A GENERAL REVIEW OF THE REFUGEE PROBLEM WORLDWIDE.

AFTER THE MEETING, MR WOODHOUSE WILL VISIT LONDON AND WASHINGTON TO MEET MEMBERS OF RESETTLEMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MR WOODHOUSE WILL MEET THE MEDIA AT THE AIRPORT ON HIS RETURN IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS’ TIME. DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.

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FIXED PENALTY REGULATIONS GAZETTED X * X X X

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) GAZETTED THE FIXED PENALTY (CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1986 IN CONNECTION WITH THE NEW DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS SCHEME WHICH CAME INTO EFFECT

EFFECT

IN JULY THIS YEAR.

UNDER THE NEW SCHEME, DRIVERS WILL INCUR THREE POINTS FOR EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT BY MORE THAN 15 KPH, FIVE POINTS FOR EXCEEDING THE LIMIT BY MORE THAN 30 KPH AND EIGHT POINTS FOR EXCEEDING THE LIMIT BY MORE THAN 45 KPH.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THESE REGULATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE AND BROUGHT INTO OPERATION ON JULY 28 THIS YEAR, THAT IS AT THE SAME TIME AS THE AMENDMENTS TO THE SCHEDULE TO THE FIXED PENALTY (CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS) ORDINANCE BUT DID NOT BECOME EFFECTIVE SINCE, DUE TO AN OVERSIGHT, THEY WERE NOT GAZETTED.

♦HOWEVER, THE DELAY IN MAKING THESE REGULATIONS AND BRINGING THEM INTO OPERATION DOES NOT AFFECT THE DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS INCURRED IN THE MEANTIME UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC (DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS) ORDINANCE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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RATEPAYERS REMINDED TO PAY FOURTH QUARTER RATES

* * * * *

RATEPAYERS ARE REMINDED THAT RATES FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1986 MUST BE PAID BY 4 PM ON OCTOBER 31.

/A SPOKESMAN .......

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1986

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TREASURY SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT LATE PAYMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO A FIVE PER CENT SURCHARGE AND A FURTHER SURCHARGE OF 10 PER CENT ON ACCOUNTS STILL OUTSTANDING SIX MONTHS AFTER THE DUE DATE.

HE SAID RATEPAYERS SHOULD HAVE BY NOW RECEIVED DEMAND NOTES.

THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED DEMAND NOTES SHOULD APPLY FOR A COPY AT THE TREASURY RATES SECTION, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), NINTH FLOOR, 11 ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG; THE YAU MA TEI SUB-TREASURY, FOURTH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON; CR THE KOWLOON CITY SUB-TREASURY, MAN SANG COMMERCIAL BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR, 348-352 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD (CORNER OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD AND JUNCTION ROAD), KOWLOON.

NON-RECEIPT OF THE DEMAND NOTE DOES NOT ALTER THE REQUIREMENT THAT RATES MUST BE PAID BEFORE THE DUE DATE, HE POINTED OUT.*

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT RATES ARE PAYABLE ON VACANT PREMISES BUT ARE REFUNDABLE UNDER CONDITIONS SPECIFIED IN THE RATING ORD I NANCE.

HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE NO REFUND IN THE CASE OF A VACANT TENEMENT LAST USED OR INTENDED TO BE USED WHOLLY OR PRIMARILY FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES OR FOR THE PARKING OF VEHICLES, UNLESS IT IS VACANT BY REASON OF AN ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO POINTED OUT THAT RATEPAYERS WHO HAD SUBMITTED A VALID DIRECT DEBIT AUTHORISATION SHOULD NOTE THAT PAYMENT SHOULD EE MADE BY POST OR IN PERSON AS STIPULATED IN THE DEMAND NOTE UNLESS THE WORDING +PAYMENT WILL BE MADE BY AUTOPAY+ WAS SHOWN IN THE NOTE.

IN THIS CASE THEIR PAYMENT WILL BE MADE BY DIRECT DEBIT TO THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS ON OCTOBER 31, 1986.

IN THIS CONNECTION, RATEPAYERS SHOULD ENSURE ThAT THEIR ACCOUNTS CONTAIN THE NECESSARY FUNDS ON THAT DATE.

TO AVOID QUEUEING, RATEPAYERS ARE URGED TO PAY BY CHEQUE OK MONEY ORDER SENT BY POST OR BY EARLY PERSONAL ATTENDANCE AT ANY OF THE OFFICES LISTED ON THE BACK OF THE DEMAND NOTE.

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CLOSURE ORDER SOUGHT FOR ILLEGAL STRUCTURE

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A BUILDING

AN ILLEGAL STRUCTURE ON THE MAIN ROOF OF

IS TO BE DEMOLISHED AS SOON AS A COURT ORDER TO CLOSE IT OBTAINED.

IN KOWLOON

IS

AN APPLICATION BY THE BUILDING AUTHORITY FOR THE CLOSURE ORDtR WILL BE MADE AT KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON DECEMBER 4 IN RESPECT CF THE STRUCTURE OVER FLAT D-l, 6, EASTBOURNE ROAD.

/NOTICES WARNING .......

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1986

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NOTICES WARNING THE OCCUPANTS OF THE AUTHORITY'S INTENTION WERE POSTED ON A CONSPICUOUS PART OF THE STRUCTURE TODAY (FRIDAY).

AN ORDER FOR IT TO BE DEMOLISHED, ISSUED MORE THAN 18 MONTHS AGO B? THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE, HAS BEEN IGNORED.

tup procedure OF OBTAINING A CLOSURE ORDER FIRST IS SO THAT DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE OCCUPIERS CR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

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FIVE LOTS FOR AUCTION THIS MONTH * * * * *

THE BUILD ’NGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS PUTTING UP FIVE LOTS CF LAND FOR AUCTION ON OCTOBER 29 — THREE ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND TWO IN THE NEW “ERR I TOR IES.

ONE OF THE HONG KONG SITES IS AT 530-540, LOCKHART ROAD, WAN CHAI. IT HAS All AREA OF 506.4 SQUARE METRES AND THE DEVELOPER HAS TO COMPLETE A GF OSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 2 820 SQUARE bETRES BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1990.

THE SITE IS FOP NON-1NDUSTRI AL, EXCLUDING GODOWN AND HOTEL, PURPOSES.

ANOTHER OF THE ISLAND SITES, ALSO IN WAN CHAI, IS AT 497-499, HENNESSY ROAD. IT COVERS AN AREA OF ABOUT 197.1 SQUARE METRES AND IS FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL, EXCLUDING GODOWN, PURPOSES.

ACCORDING TO THE BUILDING COVENANT, A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 880 SQUARE METRES HAS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1990.

THE LAST HONG KONG SITE IS SITUATED BETWEEN VICTORIA ROAD AND SAI NING STREET IN KENNEDY TOWN.

COVERING ABOUT 736 SQUARE METRES, THE DEVELOPER HAS TO COMPLETE A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 3 600 SQUARE METRES BY TRE END OF 1990.

IT IS ALSO FOR NON-INDUSTRJAL, EXCLUDING GODOWN, PURPOSES.

THE TWO NEW TERRITORIES SITES ARE NEAR ON LOK TSUEN IN FANLING AND ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL OR GODOWN PURPOSES,

THEY MEASURE 2 029 SQUARE METRES AND 1 690 SQUARE METRES AND THE BUYERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 6 087 SQUARE METRES AND 5 0?0 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE SITES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1990.

THESE SITES WERE ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR AUCTION LAST MONTH, BUT WERE WITHDRAWN FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REASONS.

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE FURAMA HOTEL.

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COMMERCIAL PREMISES IN SAI KUNG TO LET M M * * *

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS TO LET BY TENDER THE GROUND FLOORS AND COCKLOFTS OF FIVE BUILDINGS AT 63-71, MAN NIN STREET IN SAI KUNG.

EACH OF THE PREMISES, MEASURING ABOUT 105 SQUARE METRES AND A YARD OF ABOUT 24 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR COMMERCIAL, EXCLUDING GODOWN, USAGE.

THE TENANCIES ARE FOR THREE YEARS, RENEWABLE ANNUALLY AT THE END OF THIS PERIOD.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 31.

TENDER FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION (F THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 10TH FLOOR, 405, NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

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MORE GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR THE DISABLED * # K * X

THE GOVERNMENT IS PROVIDING MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DISABLED IN ITS EFFORTS TO INTEGRATE THEM INTO THE COMMUNITY.

A TOTAL OF 168 DISABLED PERSONS WERE RECRUITED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE IN THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR, COMPARED WITH 97 IN THE PREVIOUS 12-MONTH PERIOD.

ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH, THE NUMBER OF DISABLED PERSONS EMPLOYED IN THE CIVIL SERVICE HAD JUMPED FROM ABOUT 900 FIVE YEARS AGO TO ABOUT 2 400 AT PRESENT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID DISABLED PERSONS WERE CONSIDERED ON EQUAL TERMS WITH OTHER APPLICANTS BUT, IF FOUND SUITABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT, THEY WERE GIVEN AN APPROPRIATE DEGREE OF PREFERENCE FOR APPOINTMENT.

+THUS A DISABLED PERSON WQULD NORMALLY BE APPOINTED TO A PARTICULAR POST EVEN THOUGH HE MAY NOT BE ABLE, BECAUSE OF HIS DISABILITY, TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF EVERY POST IN THE RANK,+ HE SAID.

HE REAFFIRMED THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY OF PLACING THE DISABLED IN APPROPRIATE JOBS WHEREVER POSSIBLE WAS CONSISTENT WITH THE GENERAL POLICY OF INTEGRATING THE DISABLED INTO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE PROCESS OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EVENTUAL GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT.

/♦TO FACILITATE .......

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+T0 FACILITATE THEIR EMPLOYMENT, WHERE NECESSARY, ALTERATIONS TO OFFICE PREMISES AND FITTINGS ARE MADE, AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT IS • ALSO PROVIDED TO ASSIST THEM IN THEIR WORK,* HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT RECOGNISED THAT THE ABILITIES CF MANY DISABLED PERSONS FAR OUTWEIGHED THEIR DISABILITIES AND HOPED THAT MORE DISABLED PEOPLE WOULD BE EMPLOYED IN THE COMING YEAR.

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MORE EMPLOYERS PROVIDING JOBS FOR DISABLED J U

THERE HAS BEEN A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYERS PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT FOR DISABLED WORKERS, THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR TONY HAMMOND, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR HAMMOND SAID THAT DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD ENDED JUNE THIS YEAR, 362 EMPLOYERS GAVE JOBS TO DISABLED PERSONS THROUGH THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT COMPARED WITH 221 IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR.

+THEIR SUPPORT NOT ONLY HELPS DISABLED PERSONS TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR ABILITIES AT WORK BUT ALSO TO LEAD AN INDEPENDENT LIFE,* HE SAID.

MR HAMMOND WAS SPEAKING AT A LABOUR DEPARTMENT CEREMONY AT WHICH SOUVENIRS WERE PRESENTED TO 10 EMPLOYERS WHO HAD EMPLOYED THE LARGEST NUMBER OF DISABLED PERSONS DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD.

HE NOTED THAT THREE OF THE EMPLOYERS WERE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS - THE MOST GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS MAKING UP THE TOP 10 SINCE THE FIRST AWARD CEREMONY WAS HELD IN 1981.

+THIS IS VERY ENCOURAGING BECAUSE AS THE GOVERNMENT IS THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN HONG KONG, IT SHOULD TAKE THE LEAD IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF DISABLED PEOPLE,* MR HAMMOND SAID.

THE EMPLOYERS WERE EACH AWARDED A SOUVENIR PLAQUE AS A TOKEN CF APPRECIATION. THEY WERE LO’S CLEANING SERVICES LTD, SECURITY ALLIANCE LTD, HONG KONG SECURITY LTD, RELIANCE SERVICES CO. LTD, CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, SWIRE MAGNETICS LTD, SEVEN SEAS CANDLES LTD, ELECTROLUX SERVICES (HK) LTD, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

ANOTHER SIX EMPLOYERS WHO HAD MADE SPECIAL EFFORTS TO RE-ARRANGE DUTIES AND REDEPLOY STAFF IN A BID TO ACCOMMODATE DISABLED EMPLOYEES WERE ALSO PRESENTED CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION.

/they were ......

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THEY WERE HOP FAT INDUSTRIAL CO., SAMWOOD CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY LTD, SUN WAH ELECTRICAL MANUFACTORY, WAH FUNG INDUSTRIAL CO., WINDSMOOR (HK) LTD AND WING TAT GARMENT FACTORY LTD.

+ON THE BASIS OF THE NUMBER OF DISABLED PERSONS EMPLOYED THEY MAY NOT RANK AMONG THE TOP 10 EMPLOYERS, YET THEIR EFFORTS ARE NO LESS COMMENDABLE,+ MR HAMMOND SAID.

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RECRUIT FIREMEN REMINDED * * * *

OF RIGOURS OF JOB *

EIGHTY-TWO RECRUIT FIREMEN WERE

REMINDED THAT THEIR WORK CAM TOOK PART IN A PASSING OUT

ENTAIL DANGER AND HARDSHIP WHEN THEY

PARADE HELD AT THE FIRE SERVICES TRAINING SCHOOL AT PAT HEUNG

TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE CHIEF AMBULANCE OFFICER OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, NR HARRY KENYON, WHO TOOK THE SALUTE AT THE PARADE, SAID THAT THOUGH SOME PEOPLE MIGHT CONSIDER A FIREMAN’S JOB TO BE GLAMOROUS AND EXCITING, THERE WAS ANOTHER SIDE TO THE COIN.

+WHEN THE FLAMES AND EXCITEMENT HAVE DIED DOWN AND THE ONLOOKEKo HAVE GONE HOME TO THEIR BEDS YOU WILL OFTEN HAVE TO REMAIN ALL NIGHT LONG IN THE DARK AND WET CONFINES OF A GUTTED BUILDING, SOAKED TO Trit SKIN, OFTEN HUNGRY UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT YOU ARE RELIEVED OR YOUR JJd IS COMPLETED,+ HE SAID.

MR KENYON ALSO SAID THAT WHILE A FIREMAN’S LIFE COULD INDEED BE EXCITING AND SOMETIMES DANGEROUS, THERE wERE ALSO SOME OTHER ELEMENTS THEY WOULD HAVE TO COPE WITH.

FOR EXAMPLE, FIREMEN COULD SOMETIMES BE CRITICISED OFTEN Sufo^T AL.™3L“3HU0C?tSSFNSLT.APPRECIATE ™AT ™IR *FF0RTS

AS FIREMEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO WORK LONG HOURS, OFTEN WHEN OTHER PEOPLE WERE ENJOYING HOLIDAY PERIODS, AND SOMETIMES ALSO HAVE TO DEAL WITH TRAGIC SITUATIONS.

IN SPITE OF THESE FACTORS, MR KENYON SAID, +YOU WILL SOON COME TO REALISE, WITH I HOPE A SENSE OF PRIDE, THAT NO ONE ELSE IS EQUIPPED, OR COMPETENT, TO DO YOUR JOB.+

+THE PUBLIC WILL CALL UPON YOUR SERVICES AT ALL HOURS OF THt DAY, IN ALL KINDS OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS, IN THE FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS ONLY YOU THEY CAN TURN TO WHEN HELP IS NEEDEu.+

AFTER REVIEWING THE PARADE, MR KENYON PRESENTED THE AWARD FOR THE BEST RECRUIT TO MR CHEUNG WAI-SUN.

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LABOUR EXHIBITION FOR TUEN MUN WORKERS

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A COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME WILL BE LAUNCHED IN TUEN MUN TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO ENABLE WORKERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, LABOUR WELFARE AND LEGISLATION, AND OTHER LABOUR MATTERS.

THE PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE, YAN 01 TONG CENTRE, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

IT INVOLVES A SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS AND SLIDE SHOWS WHICH WILL BE STAGED AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FIVE PARTS - HEALTH, INCOME, EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, LABOUR LEGISLATION AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT NOON TOMORROW AT THE PUBLIC CARPARK IN KIN ON STREET IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA (AREA 9).

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, l*R STEPHEN SELBY; ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR CHAN WING-KIT! CHAIRMAN OF THE PROGRAMME’S CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, NR CHAN WU-CHING; DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, MR CHAN CHE-HIM5 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF YAN 01 TONG, MR LO CHI-CHUNG, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE, NR YIP HING-CHUNG.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE STAGED AT BUTTERFLY ESTATE COMMERCIAL CENTRE ON OCTOBER 5, ON TING AND YAU 01 COMMERCIAL CENTRE ON OCTOBER 11, AND YAN 01 TOWN SQUARE ON OCTOBER 12.

IN ADDITION, A QUIZ ON GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF LABOUR MATTERS HAS BEEN CO-ORGANISED WITH THE DISTRICT NEWSPAPER.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT LABOUR EXHIBITION AT NOON TOMORROW IN THE PUBLIC CARPARK IN KIN ON STREET IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA (AREA 9) OF TUEN MUN.

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STUDENTS REMINDED OF TRAVEL CARD RESTRICTION

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) REMINDED STUDENT TRAVEL CARD HOLDERS THAT FROM OCTOBER 5 (SUNDAY) THEY WILL NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONCESSIONARY FARES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT ON SUNDAYS.

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♦ALSO, THE STUDENT TRAVEL CARD wILL BE INVALID BtTwEtN DECEMBER 25 AND JANUARY 1 INCLUSIVE, AND BETWEEN JULY 16 AND AUGUST 31 INCLUSIVE. MOST SCHOOLS WILL BE ON CHRISTMAS AND NEW YFAR AND SUMMER VACATION RESPECTIVELY ON THESE DATES,+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE REMINDED STUDENTS TO USE THEIR 1986-87 STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS AS THE CARDS FOR THE LAST ACADEMIC YEAR HAD EXPIRED ON WEDNESDAY.

ABOUT 450 000 STUDENTS HOLD STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS AND TnE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY FOR STUDENT TRAVEL IS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT $240 MILLION FOR THE 1986-87 ACADEMIC YEAR.

A LEAFLET EXPLAINING THE REVISED STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, LOW1 ELOCK, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, AND AT DEPARTMENT LICENSING

CFF ICES.

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SPEEDPOST NOW INCLUDES SENEGAL * * * * *

SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED TO SENEGAL IN WEST AFRICA FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 6), A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THIS WILL BRING TO 45 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES INCLUDED IN THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.

+SPEEDPOST ITEMS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR TRANSMISSION TO DAKAR, THE CAPITAL AND ITS SUBURB IN SENEGAL,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+ITEMS POSTED ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEES ON THE THIRD WORKING DAY’ THOSE POSTED ON TUESDAY WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE FOURTH WORKING DAY WHEREAS ITEMS POSTED Oh THURSDAY AND SATURDAY WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE SECOND WORKING DAY.+

BOTH +CONTRACT+ AND +0N DEMAND* SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT PER ITEM FOR SENEGAL IS 20 KG AND THE POSTAGE RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

ITEMS WEIGHING UNDER 250 G- SHO

ITEMS WEIGHING BETWEEN 250 G AND 500 G $120

EACH SUBSEQUENT 500 G S33

+CUSTOMERS REQUIRING MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO SENEGAL AND THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE GENERALLY SHOULD CONTACT THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-26711JJ,+ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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VARIETY CONCERT TO LAUNCH SINGING CONTEST

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A VARIETY CONCERT FEATURING FOLK SONGS WILL LAUNCH A SINGING COMPETITION IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT THIS SUNDAY (OCTOBER 5).

THE KWAI TSING WORKING PEOPLE SINGING CONTEST IS AIMED AT ENHANCING POTENTIAL TALENT AND CULTIVATING AN INTEREST IN MUS IC.

A TOTAL OF 450 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE CONTEST ON A F IRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS. APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND SEVEN SUB-OFFICES. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 5. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-254602.

THE COMPETITION IS ORGANISED BY THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT WORKING PEOPLE SINGING CONTEST COMMITTEE WITH SPONSORSHIP BY THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD.

OFFICIATING AT THE CONCERT CEREMONY WILL BE THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, MR PETER LEUNG, CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, W CHAN KWOK-WAI, AND HONORARY SECRETARY OF THE BOARD AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE CENTR, MR ALEXANDER KWAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE VARIETY CONCERT AT 7 PM ON SUNDAY IN THE S.K.H. MACLEHOSE CENTRE IN KWAI CHUNG.

CONCERT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CLUBHOUSE X X X X X

THE EASTERN DISTRICT CHILDREN CHOIR AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL WILL HOLD A CONCERT AND CLUBHOUSE FUND-RAISING NIGHT ON OCTOBER 7 (TUESDAY) AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

THE 80-MEMBER EASTERN DISTRICT CHILDREN CHOIR WAS FORMED IN 1983 AND HAS PERFORMED AT VARIOOS DISTRICT EVENTS. IT WILL JOIN OTHER DISTRICT CHOIRS IN SINGING BEFORE THE QUEEN DURING HER VISIT THIS MONTH.

THE EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL HAS BEEN MANAGING THE CHOIR SINCE APRIL LAST YEAR.

ALSO PERFORMING AT THE CONCERT WILL BE THE NEwLY FORMED EASTERN DISTRICT DANCE GROUP, WHICH COMES UNDER THE UMBRELLA CF THE ARTS COUNCIL AS WELL. IT IS OVER 50-STRONG AND IS NO

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS.

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the PROGRAMME WILL START AT 7.3'3 PM AND WILL FEATURE SONGS, DRAMA, DANCE AND A VIOLIN RECITAL.

TICKETS RANGE IN PRICE FROM £33 TO $200 AND CAN BE BOOKED BY TELEPHONING 5-630181 (EXT. 41) OR 5-719898.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, MR A.K. CHUI, AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT CFF ICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG.

THE ARTS COUNCIL OPENED ITS CLUBHOUSE AT BLOCK 11, CHAI WAN ESTATE, IN JULY TO PROVIDE ARTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ANNUAL CONCERT OF EASTERN DISTRICT CHILDREN CHOIR AND CLUBHOUSE FUND-RAISING NIGHT AT 7.30 PM ON OCTOBER 7 AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

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SCHOOL HEADS TO ATTEND SEMINAR ON SSPA

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HEADS WILL TOMORROW THE SECONDARY

MORE THAN 600 SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL (SATURDAY) ATTEND A SEMINAR ON +ENHANCEMENTS TO SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM*, ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT.

THE SEMINAR, THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF THREE FOR ALL SCHOOL.

HEADS IS INTENDED TO FACILITATE DIRECT CONSULTATIONS WITH SCHOOLS ON SSPA ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM. IT WILL BE HELD AT THE SCHOOL HALL CF QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL, 152 SAI YEE STREET, MONG KOK.

THR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (BUILDING AND SYSTEMS), PR S.H. HSU, WILL OPEN THE SEMINAR.

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CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR AND QUIZ IN KWUN TONG

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A SEMINAR AND QUIZ ON CIVIC EDUCATION wv ILL Bt (OCTOBER 5) AFTERNOON IN Kv<UN TONG.

HtLD ON SUNDAY

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THE FUNCTION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, TSUI PING VOLUNTEER GROUP AND.ST. BARBARAS’ CHURCH SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE, wILL TAKE PLACE AT THE KwUN TONG TCOMMUN ITY CENTRE AT TSUI PING ROAD FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM. j

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GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR INCLUDE MR CHANG KA-MUN, ' MR DAVID CHAN AND MR MAK HOI-WAH. THEY WILL SPEAK ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS INCLUDING CIVIC EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT, THE ROLE CF THE MASS MEDIA AND SOCIAL SERVICES IN PROMOTI NG: C IV IC EDUCATION. |

FOLLOWING THE SEMINAR, THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

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RECORD ENTRIES FOR TOLO HARBOUR SWIM * * * * *

THE NUMBER OF SWIMMERS ENTERED FOR THE 19TH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SwIM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 5) HAS SET A RECORD.

A TOTAL OF 1 650 APPLICATIONS HAD BEEN RECEIVED FOR THE ANNUAL

Swim in tai po.

APPLICANTS INCLUDE 1 400 MEN AND 250 WOMEN, WITH THE YOUNGEST ENTRANT BEING 12 YEARS OLD AND THE OLDEST 83.

THE RACE, ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND A COMMERCIAL FIRM, WILL START AT THE SHA LAN BEACH AND END AT THE TAI MEI TUK WATER SPORTS CENTRE.

ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ANISSA wONG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE STARTING CEREMONY AND THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR JAMES HAYES, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS.

PARTICIPANTS ARE REMINDED THAT THE RACE WILL START AT 10 AM AND THAT THEY HAVE TO REPORT TO THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE AT THE TIN HAU TEMPLE IN FUNG SHU I SQUARE, TING KOK ROAD, AT 8 AM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE 19TH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM IN TAI PO ON SUNDAY. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO USE TRANSPORTS I ON ARRANGED FOR THEM SHOULD GATHER AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION LI FOOK LAM INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE AT 2 OK CHEUNG ROAD BY 9 AM.

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CENTRAL-WESTERN ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA * * * *

MORE THAN 200 SWIMMING ATHLETES IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN WILL COMPETE IN THE DISTRICT’S ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 5).

THE FIVE-HOUR EVENT WILL START AT 1 PM AT THE KENNEDY TOWN SWIMMING POOL. CONTESTANTS WILL TAKE PART IN MORE THAN 30 RACES, INCLUDING FREE STYLE, BACK STROKE, BREAST STROKE, BUTTERFLY AND RELAY.

THE GALA IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELIZABETH TSE, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION, MR LEUNG CHUNG-YIU, ACTING CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICER, MRS LEE LEUNG YIM-KWAN, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, MRS IRENE LI, AND CHAIRMEN OF THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SWIMMING GALA AT 1 PM AT THE KENNEDY TOWN SWIMMING POOL AT SMITHFIELD, KENNEDY TOWN.

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FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR BUILDING MAC OFFICES

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MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT SQUATTER AREAS CAN APPLY TO THE DISTRICT BOARD FOR FUNDS TO BUILD OFFICE PREMISES.

UNDER A CONTRIBUTORY SCHEME INTRODUCED BY THE BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT BOARD WILL CONTRIBUTE 80 PER CENT OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS TO LOCAL MAC’S.

THE MAXIMUM DISTRICT BOARD GRANT IS «20 000, AND MAC’S WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUBSEQUENT MAINTENANCE OF THE PREMISES, RENTS, RATES AND ELECTRICITY CHARGES.'

A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE SCHEME WAS DEVISED ON A COST-SHARING BASIS AND PARTICIPANTS WOULD HAVE TO PROVE THAT THEY HAVE A GENUINE INTEREST IN THE PROJECT AND THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO MEET FUTURE EXPENSES ARISING FROM OPERATION OF THE PREMISES.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1986

+ THE DISTRICT BOARD AND DISTRICT OFFIFER WILL SCREEN EACH APPLICATION ACCORDING TO ITS OWN MERITS BEFORE APPROVING FUNDS FOR THE PROJECT,+ HE SAID.

+CONSTRUCTION COST SHOULD ONLY COVER ESSENTIAL ITEMS SUCH AS WALLS, PARTITIONS, ROOFING, FLOORING, PAINT-WORK AND LIGHTING, AND NO COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT WILL BE MADE TO THE MAC IF THE SITE IS LATER CLEARED.

+ALTHOUGH THE DISTRICT BOARD WILL NOT SUBSIDISE THE COST OF FURNITURE OR OTHER EQUIPMENT, THE MAC CAN APPLY FOR REIMBURSEMENT FOR STATIONERY AND MISCELLANEOUS OFFICE ITEMS UNDER THE DISTRICT OFFICE’S FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME TO MAC’S,+ HE ADDED.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE SCHEME CALL THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON 5-540271.

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WESTERN DISTRICT TRAFFIC CHANGES

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THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WESTERN DISTRICT FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 6) FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS FOR ROAD RECONSTRUCTION ON BELCHER’S STREET:

* HAU WO STREET WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND, WHILE THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF HAU WO STREET WILL BE MADE A PEAK HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM) DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY. BESIDES, METERED PARKING SPACES ON HAU WO STREET WILL ALSO BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

* PUBLIC LIGHT BUS (PLB) STAND ON SMITHFIELD, OPPOSITE THE KENNEDY TOWN PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, WILL BE RESITED TO HAU WO STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH DAVIS STREET, WHILE PLB STAND ON SMITHFIELD NORTH OF BELCHER’S STREET WILL BE RESITED TO THE SECTION OF SMITHFIELD BETWEEN FORBES STREET AND BELCHER’S STREET.

* THE SECTION OF SMITHFIELD BETWEEN HAU WO STREET AND BELCHER’S STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES. AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO HAU WO STREET AND DAVIS STREET TO REJOIN BELCHER’S STREET.

* VEHICLES NOT EXCEEDING 10 METRES IN LENGTH ON WESTBOUND BELCHER’S STREET WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT INTO SMITHF IELD.

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* PLB’S WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SECTION OF CADOGAN STREET BETWEEN BELCHER’S STREET AND CATCHICK STREET, AND THE SECTION OF CATCHICK STREET BETWEEN CADOGAN STREET AND SMITHFIELD 24 HOURS DAILY. AT THE SAME TIME, THE SAME ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE MADE A 24-HOUR DAILY PLB RESTRICTED ZONES.

* THE SECTION OF BELCHER’S STREET BETWEEN DAVIS STREET AND NORTH STREET WILL BE MADE A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY.

* VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE SECTION OF SMITHFIELD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 41A AND ITS JUNCTION WITH BELCHER’S STREET.

* VEHICLES TRAVELLING ALONG THE SECTION OF SMITHFIELD SOUTn OF BELCHER’S STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO BELCHER’S STREET. EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND VEHICLES NOT EXCEEDING 10 METRES IN LENGTH ON THIS SECTION OF SMITHFIELD WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT INTO BELCHER’S STREET. ALL OTHER AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO POKFIELD HOAD AND POK FU LAM ROAD.

* GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 12 ON JOURNEYS TO SAI YING PUN WILL BE DIVERTED TO SMITHFIELD, BELCHER’S STREET WESTBOUND, CADOGAN STREET, CATCHICK STREET, SANDS STREET AND BELCHER’S STREET EASTBOUND BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING. ON JOURNEYS TO KWUN LUNG LAU, IT WILL BE DIVERTED TO BELCHER’S STREET AND SMITHFIELD, OMITTING CADOGAN STREET AND CATCHICK STREET.

* GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 13 ON JOURNEYS TO SAI YING PUN WILL BE DIVERTED TO CATCHICK STREET, SANDS STREET, BELCHER’S STREET WESTBOUND AND SMITHFIELD BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING.

* GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 23 ON JOURNEYS TO POK FU LAM WILL BE DIVERTED TO CATCHICK STREET, SANDS STREET, BELCHER’S STREET WESTBOUND AND SMITHFIELD BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING. ON JOURNEYS TO KENNEDY TOWN, IT WILL BE DIVERTED TO SMITHFIELD, BELCHER’S STREET WESTBOUND, CADOGAN STREET, CATCHICK STREET, SANDS STREET AND BELCHER’S STREET EASTBOUND BEFORE TERMINATING AT HOLLAND STREET.

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CLOSURE OF. SHA TAU KOK ROAD

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SHA TAU KOK ROAD BETWEEN KWAN TEI AND PING CHE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 11.30 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 6) TO 3.30 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT wORK.

THE MEASURE WILL BE REPEATED FROM 11.30 PM ON OCTOBER 7 TO 3.30 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

TRAFFIC wILL BE DIVERTED VIA SHA TAU KOK ROAD, LUK KENG ROAD, BRIDE’S POOL ROAD AND TING KOK ROAD.

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RESTRICTED ZONE CHANGES IN TWO AREAS . *****

FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 6), THE SECTION OF CHIU LUNG STREET FETwEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL AND A POINT ABOUT NINE METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE MADE A PEAR HOUR (7 - 10 AM AND 4-7 PM) DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE.

i: CAUSEWAY BAY, THE SECTION OF GREAT GEORGE STREET BET»zE.\ PATERSON STREET AND EAST POINT ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE, ALSO wITH EFFECT FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY. THE MEASURE WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

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

ROAD CLOSURE FOR CHUNG YEUNG

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LOWER SHING MUN ROAD IN TAI WAI, BETWEEN I To JUNCTIONS • I Tn TAI PO ROAD AND FU SHAN CREMATORIUM, WILL BE CLOSED DURING Cnul.G YEUNG FESTIVAL.

DURING THE CLOSURE, FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM ON OCTOBER 5, 12, 13 AND 1°, TRAFFIC EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES, HEARSES, AND GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 64K WILL EE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE ROAD SECTION.

GRAVE-SWEEPERS GOING TO THE CREMATORIUM SHOULD USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AS VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS Of TAI PO ROAD NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH LOWER SHING MUN ROAD;

wONG TAI SIN, SHEUNG SHU I RESTRICTED ZONES

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TWO ROAD SECTIONS IN WONG TAI SIN WILL BE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES FOR VEHICLES OVER 5.5 TONNES FROM 13 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 6).

THEY ARE FEI NGOR SHAN ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 750 METRES ORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD AND SHA TIN PASS ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 123 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION .. ITH TSZ ..AN SHAN ROAD.

WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY ALSO, .»ANG TaU HOM SOUTH ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION 7. ITH WANG TAU HOM EAST ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 7’1 .'itTrtcu aiEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE MADE A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 ■-> • TO 1 A? AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

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NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODo WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE.

■MEANWHILE, TWO ROAD SECTIONS IN SHEUNG SHU I WILL ALSO Be DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES TO PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES. THESE aREoAw SHING AVENUE BETWEEN FU HING STREET AND LUNG SUM AVENUc’ AND MAN KA' TO ROAD NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH LO WU STATION ROAD.

NO PLB’S WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE RESTRICTED AREA.

YAU MA TEI WATER CUT

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FRESH aATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN YAU MA TEI -ILL EE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 7) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS wORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY WATERLOO ROAD, RECLAMATION STREET, TUNG KUN STREET, CHING PING STREET, PUBLIC SQUARE STREET AND SHANGHAI STREET, INCLUDING SHEK LUNG STREET, MAN MING LANE, HI LUNG LANE, WING SING LANE, CANTON ROAD, LEE TAT STREET AND CHEUNG SHU I STREET.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, l^So

ROYAL VISIT PRESS OFF ICE * * * *

A PRESS OFFICE HAS BEEN SET UP IN GIS TO HANDLE MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE VISIT TO HONG KONG BY THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

ENQUIRIES ON THE VISIT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE ROYAL VISIT PRESS OFFICE ON 5-8428760, 5-8428761 AND 5-8428762.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE REMINDED THAT APPLICATION FORMS FOR LAPEL BADGES TO COVER THE ROYAL VISIT SHOULD BE RETURNED TO GIS ON OR BEFORE MONDAY (OCTOBER 6).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1986 CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LAND AUCTIONS YIELD 82 260.1 MILLICW ...................... 1

WEINBERGER CW BRIEF STOP-OVER .............................. 2

CIVIC EDUCATION PREPARES FOR FUTURE ...................... 3

YOUTH CENTRES PLAY KEY ROLE................................

PARENTS ADVISED CW HOME CARE OF HANDICAPPED ............... 4

OFFICERS GET PSYCHOLOGY COURSE CERTIFICATES ............... 5

ROAD SAFETY GAMES DaY TOMORROW ............................ 5

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING ........ 6

STUDENTS WIN INTERNATIONAL ESSAY AWARDS ................... 6

SCHOOLS TO COMPETE IN MATHS OLYMPDJ) ...................... 7

CALLIGRaPHISTS SHOW THEIR TALENTS ......................... 8

SOUTHERN DISTRICT TO HOLD SINGING CONTEST .................. 8

ROAD CLOSURE IN KOWLOON CITY CONTINUES .................... 9

EXTRA MINIBUS SERVICE FOR SHEUNG SHUI ..................... 10

MOTOR-CYCLE PARKING SPACES CANCELLED ...................... 10

CANTON RO/.D, CHUNG HaU STREET RESTRICTIONS ............... 10

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1986

LAND AUCTIONS YIELD 62 260.1 MILLION * * * * *

THE TOTAL REALISED PREMIUM FROM SALES OF GOVERNMENT LAND

EY PUBLIC AUCTION IN THE 1985-86 FINANCIAL YEAR AMOUNTED TO $2 260.1 MILLION, ACCORDING TO THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT PUBLISHED TODAY.

DURING THE YEAR, 19 LOTS OF GOVERNMENT LAND WERE PUT UP FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION AND ALL BUT ONE LOT WERE SOLD.

NOTABLE SALES INCLUDED A 6 449-SQUARE-METRE CANTON ROAD SI t FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING GODOWN) PURPOSES AT A PREMIUM OF 6636 MILLION, SOLD IN OCTOBER 1985, AND A 10 690-SQUARE-METRE OUpENSWAY SITE FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL PURPOSES AT A PREMIUM OF 6703 MILLION, SOLD IN APRIL 1985.

THE ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL REPORT FOR 1985-86 GIVES A SUMMARY CF ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT’S FOUR DIVISIONS -- LAND OFFICE, COMMERCIAL DIVISION, INSURANCE DIVISION AND OFFICIAL RECEIVER’S OFF ICE.

LAND OFFICE STATISTICS SHOW THAT THE NUMBER OF INSTRUMENTS CF ALL CATEGORIES REGISTERED WAS 271 324, WHICH WAS 85 054 MORE THAN THE TOTAL OF 186 270 IN 1984-85.

A TOTAL OF 105 GOVERNMENT LAND GRANTS WERE COMPLETED, AND 192 LOTS OR SECTIONS WERE SURRENDERED TO THE GOVERNMENT.

THE NUMBER OF LANDOWNERS (EXCLUDING MORTGAGEES) ROSE BY 35 353 OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR TO A TOTAL OF 509 013.

THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION COMPRISES THE COMPANIES, TRADE MARKS, PATENTS, MONEY LENDERS AND INCORPORATED TRUSTEES REGISTRIES.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OF TRADc MARKS WAS 6 779, A NEW RECORD AND 210 MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS RECORD CF 6 569 IN 1984-85. ONE THOUSAND PATENTS WERE ALSO REGISTERED DURING THE YEAR.

THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN THE LEVEL OF COMPANIES REGISTRY.

ACTIVITY IN THE

WERE INCORPORATED, WHILE 1 757 COMPANIES ON THE REGISTER AT THE

DURING THE YEAR, 17 990 NEW COMPANIES 3 910 MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR’S TOTAL, WERE DISSOLVED, LEAVING 150 551'COMPANIES

END OF THE YEAR.

THE NUMBER OF COMPANIES INCORPORATED OUTSIDE HONG KONG WHICH HAVE ESTABLISHED A PLACE OF BUSINESS HERE ROSE BY 105 TO 2 122.

DURING THE YEAR, 413 APPLICATIONS FOR A MONEY LENDER’S LICENCE WERE RECEIVED AND THERE WERE 425 MONEY LENDERS LICENSED AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

/THE INSURANCE .......

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THE INSURANCE DIVISION AUTHORISED lu NEW INSURERS UNDER THE INSURANCE COMPANIES ORDINANCE, COMPARED WITH 13 THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

NINE INSURERS CEASED TO BE AUTHORISED, COMPARED WITH SEVEN IN 1984-85.

HENCE, AT THE END OF THE YEAR THERE WAS A NET INCREASE OF ONE INSURER, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AUTHORISED INSURERS TO 287.

CONCERNING BANKRUPTCIES AND LIQUIDATIONS, 336 RECEIVING ORDERS, FOUR ADMINISTRATION ORDERS AND 300 WINDING-UP ORDERS WERE MADE DURING THE YEAR COMPARED WITH 273 RECEIVING ORDERS, TWO ADMINISTRATION ORDERS AND 330 WINDING-UP ORDERS IN 1984-85.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF NEW CASES WAS 35 MORE THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR’S FIGURES AND REPRESENTED THE LARGEST NUMBER OF CASES EVER RECE IVED IN ONE YEAR.

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WEINBERGER ON BRIEF STOP-OVER * * * * *

AMERICAN SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, MR CASPAR WEINBERGER, WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG FOR A BRIEF STOP-OVER ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 6) AND DEPART THE FOLLOWING DAY.

HE IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ON A SPECIAL FLIGHT AT 1.20 PM ON MONDAY, AND WILL LEAVE AT 3.30 PM ON TUESDAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FACILITIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN TO COVER MR WEINBERGER’S ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE. WILL BE SET UP IN THE LONG-TERM PARKING AREA ON

HAVE BEEN ARRANGED A PRESS POSITION THE APRON.

ARRIVAL SHOULD

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER HIS

ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT AT NOON ON MONDAY. THOSE COVERING HIS DEPARTURE SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT

THE SAME PLACE AT 2 PM ON TUESDAY.

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN ARE ADVISED TO BRING ALONG TELEPHOTO LENSES, ALTHOUGH EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO PLACE THE PRESS POSITION AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THE AIRCRAFT.

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CIVIC EDUCATION PREPARES FOR FUTURE *****

THE GOVERNMENT IS PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION TO HELP PEOPLE PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE, THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

MR FONG SAID KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT HAD TAKEN THE LEAD BY SETTING UP A CIVIC EDUCATION ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND LAUNCHING CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES FROM APRIL THIS YEAR.

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE 1OTH INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE OFFICE BEARERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT SCOUT COUNCIL AND THE 25TH DISTRICT RALLY.

THE CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IS INTENDED TO PROMOTE +CONCERN FOR THE COMMUNITY, PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC, COURTESY AND CIVIC MINDEDNESS, AND NEIGHBOURLINESS AND PEACE*.

MR FONG NOTED THAT THE CAMPAIGN IN KOWLOON CITY BEGAN WITH A VARIETY SHOW ON CIVIC EDUCATION, FOLLOWED BY AN EXHIBITION ON KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND A COURTESY CAMPAIGN.

OTHER ACTIVITIES PLANNED INCLUDED +CIVIC AMBASSADOR* AND +STUDENT AMBASSADOR* SCHEMES.

+IT IS HOPED THAT THESE SCHEMES WILL ENHANCE THE CIVIC-MINDEDNESS OF RESIDENTS AND THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION,* HE SAID.

MR FONG SAID THAT OVER 40 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S POPULATION, OR ABOUT TWO MILLION PEOPLE, WERE AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 40.

+THE YOUTH OF TODAY ARE SOCIETY’S LEADERS TOMORROW. EDUCATING YOUTH IS A LONG AND ONEROUS TASK WHICH REQUIRES THE CO-OPERATION AND ACTIVE PROMOTION OF BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE,* HE SAID.

+THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG LIES VERY MUCH IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY THE EFFORTS OF YOUTH IN CREATING AND DEVELOPING SOCIETY.*

MR FONG PAID TRIBUTE TO OFFICERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT SCOUT COUNCIL FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY SERVICE OVER THE PAST 25 YEARS.

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YOUTH CENTRES PLAY KEY ROLE * * * * *

THC GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO STEADY EXPANSION OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES AND IS SPENDING $92 MILLION YEARLY TO ASSIST VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN OPERATING THEM, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CHINESE YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (YMCA) LAI YIU CENTRE IN KWAI CHUNG, SHE NOTED THAT THERE WERE NOW 143 CHILDREN CENTRES AND 154 YOUTH CENTRES.

THEY OFFERED VARIOUS KINDS OF OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD HELD DEVELOP THE CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL AND SOCIALISATION SKILLS OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

MRS CHAN STRESSED THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE CENTRES DEPENDED ON SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION OF THE COMMUNITY AND MEMBERS THEMSELVES IN ADDITION TO THE INVOLVEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS.

+IF RESIDENTS CAN CO-OPERATE AND CONTRIBUTE IDEAS, THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THESE CENTRES WILL BETTER MEET THE REAL NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THUS ACHIEVE BETTER RESULTS,* SHE SAID.

+ULTIMATELY, THE SUCCESS OF THESE CENTRES DEPENDS ON THE EXTENT OF ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF THEIR MEMBERS AND ON WHETHER MFMBERS ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT THE ASSISTANCE OF THE STAFF AND THE FRIENDS THEY MAKE THERE.*

MRS CHAN CONGRATULATED THE YMCA ON ITS 85TH ANNIVERSARY AS WELL AS ON THE OPENING OF THE LAI YIU CENTRE.

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PARENTS ADVISED ON HOME CARE OF HANDICAPPED

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ABOUT 100 PARENTS ATTENDED A SEMINAR ON HOME CARE OF MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AT THE HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING.

THE PARENTS, MOSTLY NON-WORKING PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN WAITING FOR PLACEMENT IN WORK ACT IVITY.CENTRES, WERE BRIEFED ON BASIC CONCEPTS AND SKILLS IN LOOKING AFTER MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AT HOME.

TALKS WERE GIVEN BY AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, MISS JUNE YEOW, AND A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, MR PATRICK YAU. A QUEST ION-AND-ANSWER SESSION FOLLOWED.

THE SEMINAR WAS ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN REHABILITAT10N.

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OFFICERS GET PSYCHOLOGY COURSE * * * * *

CERTIFICATES

SEVENTEEN CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WERE AMONG STUDENTS *HO RECEIVED CERTIFICATES TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR COMPLETING A ONE-YEAR PART-TIME COURSE ON +PSYCHOLOGI CAL APPROACHES TO CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT*.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE EXTRA-MURAL DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THE COURSE PROVIDES OFFICERS AND PROSPECTIVE OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S PSYCHOLOGICAL UNIT WITH THE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR COUNSELLING OFFENDERS.

STUDENTS OF THE COURSE LEARNED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR, INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COUNSELLING TECHNIQUES, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF GROUP WORK AND HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFERENT TYPES CF OFFENDERS.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN RUNNING SIM IL I AR COURSES OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE DEPARTMENT HAS JOINTLY ORGANISED SUCH A COURSE WITH THE UNIVERSITY.

THE 17 OFFICERS AND TwO OTHER STUDENTS RECEIVED CERTIFICATE FROM ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES (PSYCHULJuI SERVICES AND PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT), DR ROBERT ANDRY, AT A PRESENTATION AT THE UNIVERSITY’S EXTRA-MURAL TOWN OFFICE AT SHUN TAK CENTRE.

DR ANDRY, PRINCIPAL LECTURER OF THE COURSE, PRAISED THE STUDENTS AMD TEACHING STACF FOR THEIR EFFORT IN MAINTAINING A HIGH STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM AND AT WORK.

ROAD SAFETY GAMES DAY TOMORROW

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A GAMES DAY FOR YOUNGSTERS WILL BE HELD TOMORROW MORNING (SUNDAY) IN THE KWAI FONG COMMUNITY HALL AS PART OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

THE GAMES DAY WILL FEATURE COMPUTER GAMES ON ROAD SAFETY, GAMES AND MATCHES, A CHILDREN’S DRAWING COMPETITION AND MINI-ROAD SAFETY TOWN FOR PARTICIPANTS TO TEST THEIR CYCLING SKILL.

ADMISSION TO THE ROAD SAFETY GAMES DAY IS FREE.

THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN 1996 IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY A COMMITTEE SET UP UNDER THc DISTRICT BOA.D, THE POLICE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT’S COMMUNITY HALLS AND CENTRES.

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THE SIX-MONTH CAMPAIGN BEGAN LAST MONTH WITH ROAD SAFETY GAMES EVENTS IN VARIOUS SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

THE COMMITTEE ALSO PLANS TO VISIT 18 HOSTELS AND CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE DISTRICT TO REINFORCE THE ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE AMONG SENIOR CITIZENS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ROAD SAFETY GAMES DAY STARTING 10 AM TOMORROW AT THE KWAI FONG COMMUNITY HALL (NEXT TO KWAI FONG MTR STATION) IN KWAI CHUNG.

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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 TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THE OCCASION WILL ALSO MARK THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN IN Trtc CENTRAL, WESTERN AND ISLANDS DISTRICT WITH A CARNIVAL FEATURING THIS YEAR’S THEME OF +HONOUR YOUR PARENTS*.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE 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 2.30 PM.

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STUDENTS WIN INTERNATIONAL ESSAY AWARDS

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A SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL GIRL HAS WON A TRIP TO KUALA LUMPAR WITH HER ENTRY IN THE INTERNATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY IN LONDON.

/ALICE LAU

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1986

ALICE LAU YIM OF SACRED HEART CANOSSIAN COLLEGE TOOK PART IN CLASS A OF THE COMPETITION FOR CANDIDATES AGED 16 TO 18 EARLY THIS YEAR.

SHE WAS AWARDED THE SPECIAL HONG KONG BRANCH OF THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY PRIZE BY THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN LONDON. THIS INCLUDED A ROUND-TRIP AIR TICKET TO KUALA LUMPAR, ACCOMMODATION FOR TwO NIGHTS AT COMMONWEALTH HOUSE IN THE CITY, COST OF SIGHTSEEING AND 3500 POCKET MONEY.

ANOTHER SACRED HEART CANOSSIAN COLLEGE GIRL, AMY YUEN, WON SECOND PLACE IN CLASS B OF THE COMPETITION FOR CANDIDATES AGED 14 TO 15. SHE WILL RECEIVE CASH AND BOOKS WORTH ABOUT $550.

KAREN MORRIS OF DIOCESAN GIRLS’ SCHOOL WAS COMMENDED FOR HER ESSAY IN THE SAME GROUP.

IN CLASS C OF THE COMPETITION FOR CANDIDATES AGED BETWEEN 12 AND 13, JOYCE CHAN OF DIOCESAN GIRLS’ SCHOOL, HEIDI LEI-YEE LAU OF ST. MARY’S CANOSSIAN COLLEGE AND ANNIE SO OF SACRED HEART CANOSSIAN COLLEGE, WERE HIGHLY COMMENDED.

APART FROM THE LONDON AWARDS, THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER CF COMMERCE PRESENTED PRIZES TO THE BEST THREE COMPETITORS IN EACH CLASS OF THE PRELIMINARY ROUNDS HELD LOCALLY.

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SCHOOLS TO COMPETE IN MATHS OLYMPIAD * * * * *

SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE FOURTH HONG KONG MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD WHICH WILL BEGIN IN DECEMBER.

THE COMPETITION IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE MATHEMATICS SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE AND THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OF NORTHCOTE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION.

PRELIMINARY EVENTS WILL BE HELD ON A SATURDAY MORNING IN DECEMBER WHILE THE FINALS WILL TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY OP FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

SECONDARY SCHOOL HEADS INTERESTED IN ENTERING 4 TEAM SHOULD SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE MATHEMATICS SECTION OF fHE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE AT LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, BY OCTOBER 15.

ENTRY IS RESTRICTED TO ONE TEAM FROM EACH SCHOOL. EACH TEAM WILL COMPRISE SIX MEMBERS WHO MUST BE IN FORM 4 OR BELOW. THE TOP 40 TEAMS IN THE PRELIMINARY -VENTS W'_L GO THROUGH TO THE FINALS.

THE TEACHER-IN-CHARGE OF A SCHOOL TEAM MAY BE INVITED TO SERVE ON THE OLYMPIAD ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

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ABOUT 200 PEOPLE IN WONG TAI SIN, INCLUDING SCHOOL CHILDREN, YOUTHS AND OLD FOLK, TRIED OUT THEIR SKILLS IN CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING.

THEY WERE TAKING PART IN A COMPETITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE WONG TIN SIN DISTRICT FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND THE DISTRICT’S ARTS COUNCIL.

THE PARTICIPANTS WERE DIVIDED INTO THREE GROUPS: PRIMARY SCHOOL, SECONDARY SCHOOL, AND GENERAL PUBLIC.

FIVE WINNING ENTRIES WERE SELECTED FROM EACH GROUP. THEY WILL BE DISPLAYED AMONG PIECES BY WELL-KNOWN CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHERS AT THE CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY AND PAINTING EXHIBITION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 22-24.

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 16 TO NOVEMBER 30.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT TO HOLD SINGING CONTEST

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MUSIC LOVERS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE DISTRICT’S FIRST SINGING COMPETITION. IT IS OPEN TO PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 35.

THE COMPETITION IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION, MUSIC OFFICE AND THE URBAN COUNCIL TO COINCIDE WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL.

+THE FINAL WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 6 AS ONE OF THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAMMES DURING THE DISTRICT FESTIVAL,+ A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ENTRY FORMS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND REHABILITATION INSTITUTIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

FORMS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED AT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND SUB-OFFICES IN ABERDEEN CENTRE, WAH FU AND STANLEY, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION IN LEI CHAK HOUSE, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE, AND THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY CENTRE.

ENTRIES CLOSE ON OCTOBER 27.

/THE COMPETITION .......

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1986

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THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO GROUP AND SOLO SECTIONS. COMPETITORS CAN CHOOSE THEIR OWN SONGS, WHICH CAN BE POP, FOLK OR CLASSICAL. THE ONLY CRITERION IS THAT THE THEME AND CONTENT OF SONGS SELECTED MUST BE HEALTHY.

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 1 AN 2 TO SELECT THE FINALISTS. THE THREE COMPETITORS WITH THE HIGHEST SCORES IN EACH SECTION IN THE FINAL WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES AND GIFT COUPONS. ALL FINALISTS WILL RECEIVE SOUVENIRS.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE COMPETITION CAN BE MADE TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON 5-540271.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN *

KOWLOON CITY CONTINUES X M * X

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED AT THE JUNCTION OF SOUTH WALL ROAD AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST SERVICE ROAD WILL CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER THREE WEEKS.

THE MOVE IS TO FACILITATE EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR WORK IN THE AREA.

ROAD CLOSURE x

* THE SECTION OF SOUTH WALL ROAD BETWEEN PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST SERVICE ROAD AND NGA TSIN WAI ROAD IS CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES.

* THE SECTION OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST SERVICE ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 444 AND HOUSE NO. 450 IS CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES.

RE-ROUTE I NG :

# THE SECTION OF LUNG KONG ROAD BETWEEN PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST SERVICE ROAD AND NGA TSIN WAI ROAD IS RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

K THE SECTION OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST SERVICE ROAD FRONTING HOUSE NO. 440-442 IS RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TO A TWO-WAY CUL-DE-SAC.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1986

EXTRA MINIBUS SERVICE FOR SHEUNG SHUI * * * * *

A NEW GREEN MINIBUS SERVICE OPERATING BETWEEN CHOI YUEN AND LIN MA HANG IN SHEUNG SHUI WILL BE INTRODUCED ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 7).

THE NEW ROUTE, NO. 19, WILL RUN VIA LIN MA HANG ROAD AND MAN KAM TO ROAD AND WILL SERVE HEUNG YUEN WAI AND SAN UK LING EN-ROUTE.

IT WILL OPERATE HALF-HOURLY FROM 6 AM TO 8.30 PM. THE FARE

WILL BE $2.50 PER JOURNEY.

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MOTOR-CYCLE PARKING SPACES CANCELLED

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THE 35 MOTOR-CYCLE PARKING SPACES AT EDINBURGH PLACE ALONG THE WESTERN SIDE OF STAR FERRY CAR PARK WILL BE CANCELLED FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 6) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TOILET.

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CANTON ROAD, CHUNG HAU STREET RESTRICTIONS

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CANTON ROAD SOUTHBOUND WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY STARTING FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 7).

THE AFFECTED SECTION RUNS FROM HOUSE NO. 68 TO HOUSE NO. 122, EXCLUDING THE KERBSIDE TRAFFIC LANE.

AT THE SAME TIME, CHUNG HAU STREET SOUTHBOUND IN HOMANTIN BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 45 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HAU MAN STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 200 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE 24-HOUR DAILY.

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

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5i 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

+TWO CITIES* PROJECT TO MARK EXCHANGE OPENING ............ 1

UNITED EFFORTS URGED IN FIGHTING CRIME ................... 2

ANTI-BURGLaRY POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION .................. 3

BETTER TECHNICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES AT NEW INSTITUTES _ 3

CAMPAIGN EMPHASISES PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP ............ 5

LIVE TV SHOW HIGHLIGHTS RO/tD SAFETY...................... 6

WAN CHaI LAUNCHES ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN.................... 7

TRANSPORT IN TUEN MUN TO BE DISCUSSED..................... 8

FUNDS NEEDED FOR nUDIO-VISU^ nIDS ........................ 9

REMINDER TO RETURN PRIMARY 1 APPLICATION FORMS ........... 9

CALL TO ENCOURAGE CONCERN FOR ELDERS .................... 11

ELDERLY TO GET SHOPPING DISCOUNTS ....................... 11

NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR GOOD CITIZENS hW.lRD............. 12

YaU Ma TEI TO BOOST FACILITIES FOR HANDICAPPED........... 13

YOUTH CAMP TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION.................... 13

CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM nTTIUCTS BIG CROWD............... 14

WATER SUPPLIES FIRST CENTRALISED WORKSHOP BEING BUILT.. 15

ST/JOEY WATER CUT ....................................... 15

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CiuNGES IN CENTRA...................... 16

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1986

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+TW0 CITIES* PROJECT TO MARK EXCHANGE OPENING * * * * *

A SERIES OF EVENTS HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON TO MARK THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG.

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS PROMOTIONS EVER UNDERTAKEN BY THE OFFICE. CALLED THE +TW0 CITIES* PROJECT, IT IS THE RESULT OF A COLLABORATION WITH THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE FINANCIAL TIMES.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE PROJECT WILL BE A LUNCH-TIME RECEPTION FOR 100 OF UK’S TOP BUSINESSMEN, HOSTED BY THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, DURING WHICH THERE WILL BE A LIVE TELEVISION LINK BY SATELLITE WITH THE COLISEUM IN HONG KONG, WHERE 3 000 GUESTS WILL BE ATTENDING A BANQUET TO CELEBRATE THAT MORNING’S OPENING OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG.

GUESTS AT THE RECEPTION IN LONDON WILL INCLUDE MR ROBIN LEIGH-PEMBERTON, GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, MR CHARLES SIN, FIRST VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, AND THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER, MR COLVYN HAYE.

THE 60-MINUTE TELEVISION PROGRAMME, WHICH IS BEING PRODUCED BY BRITISH TELECOM, WILL INCLUDE A RECORDING OF THE OPENING CEREMONY IN HONG KONG AND A +LIVE+ EXCHANGE OF GREETINGS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND LONDON.

THE FINANCIAL TIMES WILL MOUNT A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION, ENTITLED +HONG KONG IN FOCUS+, IN THE VISITORS’ GALLERY OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, WHICH RECEIVES 1 000 VISITORS A DAY.

A +TWIN+ EXHIBITION, ALSO ARRANGED BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES, WAS OPENED LAST WEEK IN THE ROTUNDA OF EXCHANGE SQUARE, HONG KONG.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN BOTH EXHIBITIONS ARE THE WORK OF FINANCIAL TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER ROGER TAYLOR, WHO VISITED HONG KONG TWICE IN RECENT MONTHS AND TOOK MANY THOUSANDS OF PHOTOGRAPHS, FROM WHICH THOSE IN THE EXHIBITIONS HAVE BEEN SELECTED.

DURING THE MONTH-LONG PROJECT IN LONDON, A NEW VIDEO PRESENTATION, ENTITLED +HONG KONG -- THE GOLDEN CITY+, PRODUCED BY THE LONDON OFFICE, WILL BE GIVEN SIX DAILY PUBLIC PERFORMANCES IN THE CINEMA OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE.

THE VIDEO DESCRIBES THE GROWTH OF HONG KONG AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE AND THE IMPACT THIS HAS HAD ON THE TERRITORY’S ECONOMY. IT ALSO EXPLAINS THE FACTORS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS DEVELOPMENT AND HOW IT HAS BENEFITED THE STANDARD OF LIVING FOR EVERYONE IN HONG KONG.

/THE EXHIBITION .......

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1986

THE EXHIBITION AND THE VIDEO PRESENTATION WILL BE INTRODUCED TO BUSINESSMEN, SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS AND OTHERS WITH CLOSE ASSOCIATIONS WITH HONG KONG, AS WELL AS THE MEDIA, AT A RECEPTION GIVEN BY THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 7).

THE + TWO CITIES-*- PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE TWO SPECIAL BRIEFINGS FOR LEADING CITY OF LONDON BANKERS AND INVESTMENT MANAGERS.

THESE WILL ALSO BE HELD AT THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AND WILL BE GIVEN BY MR ROBERT FELL, COMMISSIONER OF BANKING, ON +HONG KONG AS A FINANCIAL CENTRE VIS-A-VIS LONDON AND NEW YORK*, AND MR RAY ASTIN, COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES, ON +HONG KONG’S SECURITIES MARKET : A PROGNOSIS*.

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UNITED EFFORTS URGED IN FIGHTING CRIME X * X X X

UNITED EFFORTS BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND POLICE ARE NECESSARY IN COMBATTING CRIME AND VICE IN THE DISTRICT, THE CHAIRMAN OF MONG KOK DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR CHAN LA I-SANG, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

♦ ONLY WHEN CRIMES ARE ERADICATED FROM THE COMMUNITY, CAN WE ENJOY PEACE AND PROSPERITY,* MR CHAN SAID.

HE WAS OFFICIATING AT THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY OF THE +DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE CUP+ BASKETBALL COMPETITION HELD AT THE BOUNDARY STREET INDOOR STADIUM.

MR CHAN NOTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT GAVE TOP PRIORITY TO CRIME PREVENTION.

+AS A RESULT, DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEES ARE SET UP THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY TO LAUNCH AN ALL-OUT ATTACK ON CRIMES AND TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL PARTICIPATION,* HE SAID.

THE BASKETBALL COMPETITION WAS AMONG ACTIVITIES ARRANGED AS PART OF A DRIVE TO STIMULATE PEOPLE’S VIGILANCE CONCERNING CRIME. THE ACTIVITIES HAVE INCLUDED SEMINARS, CAMPS, VISITS TO BUILDING MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS AND AREA COMMITTEES, INTER-SCHOOL DEBATES, AND A GOOD CITIZENSHIP AWARD.

THE COMPETITION WAS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, AND JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, URBAN COUNCIL AND THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CULTURAL RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

'TWENTY-FOUR TEAMS,

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1986

TWENTY-FOUR TEAMS, COMPRISING MORE THAN 240 YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, TOOK PART IN MATCHES HELD OVER THE PAST FOUR WEEKS.

A FRIENDSHIP MATCH WAS PLAYED BETWEEN DISTRICT SOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF OF MONG KOK POLICE STATION, BEFORE THE CEREMONY.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG ; POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER (MONG KOK), MR E.J. LOCK-YEAR? CHAIRMAN OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CULTURAL RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION, MR LAM KIN-MING? AND THE RECREATION AND SPORTS MANAGER (KOWLOON WEST), MRS S.Y. HO.

ANTI-BURGLARY POSTER X * *

DESIGN COMPETITION * *

KWUN TONG RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A +PREVENTION OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES* POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION.

ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, THE COMPETITION IS AIMED AT PROMOTING PEOPLE’S AWARENESS ON CRIME PREVENTION, ESPECIALLY ON BURGLARIES IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD SUBMIT A 38CM X 53CM POSTER ILLUSTRATING THE THEME OF +PREVENTION OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES* TO THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE OR ITS SUB-OFFICES. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS OCTOBR 15.

BETTER TECHNICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES AT NEW INSTITUTES * * * * *

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS RECEIVING TECHNICAL EDUCATION AT CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN LEVELS UNDER THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL HAS BEEN INCREASED BY ANOTHER 7 000 TO MORE THAN 50 000 THIS ACADEMIC YEAR WITH THE OPENING OF TWO NEW TECHNICAL INSTITUTES IN NEW TOWNS LAST WEEK.

THE SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OFFER MORE AND BETTER FACILITIES THAN THE FIVE ORIGINAL INSTITUTES AND ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND THE NEEDS OF INDUSTRY FOR TRAINED TECHNICAL MANPOWER.

/THE OTHER

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THE OTHER FIVE INSTITUTES ARE THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE COMPLETED IN 1970, KWAI CHUNG AND KWUN TONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (1975), HAKI NG WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (1977) AND LEE WAI LEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (1979).

SENIOR ARCHITECT OF THE COUNCIL, MR NORMAN LEDGERWOOD, SAID HE WAS SATISFIED WITH THE NEW INSTITUTES IN TERMS OF DESIGN, FINISH AND WORKMANSHIP.

♦GIVEN THE SCARCITY OF LAND IN HONG KONG, THE BUILDINGS ARE OF A VERY HIGH DESIGN STANDARD, AND ARE AS GOOD AS IF NOT BETTER THAN MOST TECHNICAL INSTITUTES I HAVE SEEN ELSEWHERE.+

HE SAID THAT THE MAIN FEATURE IN THE DESIGN WAS FLEXIBILITY. THE INSTITUTES NOT ONLY MET THE EXISTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS BUT ALSO COPED WITH FUTURE CHANGES IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION AS A RESULT OF CHANGING SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGY.

FOR EXAMPLE, SPACE UTILISATION COULD BE REDESIGNED EASILY BY TAKING DOWN WALLS, REPOSITIONING CLASSROOMS AND ADDING NEW SERVICES SUCH AS ELECTRICITY, WATER AND GAS IN WORKSHOPS.

DESIGNED BY DIFFERENT ARCHITECTS THE TWO INSTITUTES HAVE A FIVE-STOREY MAIN BUILDING HOUSING CLASSROOMS, LABORATORIES, WORKSHOPS, SPECIAL ROOMS, LECTURE THEATRES AND LIBRARIES.

AMENITIES SUCH AS COMMON ROOMS, CLUB ROOMS, CANTEEN AND SPORTING FACILITIES ARE CONTAINED IN A PURPOSE-BUILT COMPLEX IN EACH INSTITUTE.

THE INSTITUTES ARE SO DESIGNED THAT DISABLED STUDENTS CAN HAVE ACCESS TO ALL BUILDINGS.

THE SHA TIN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF YUEN WO ROAD- AND FO TAN ROAD, OCCUPIES AN AREA OF 2.9 HECTARES.

IT OFFERS FULL-TIME, PART-TIME DAY RELEASE AND EVENING COURSES IN COMMERCIAL STUDIES, COMPUTING STUDIES, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, DESIGN AND GENERAL STUDIES.

BY THE 1988-89 ACADEMIC YEAR, THE INSTITUTE WILL HAVE A STUDENT ENROLMENT OF ABOUT 8 000.

THE TUEN MUN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AT TSING WAN ROAD IS LOCATED ON AN AREA OF ABOUT 2.4 HECTARES.

THERE ARE FIVE TEACHING DEPARTMENTS OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF COURSES IN COMMERCIAL STUDIES, CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND GENERAL STUDIES INCLUDING COMPUTING STUDIES.

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STUDENT ENROLMENT IS EXPECTED TO REACH ABOUT 4 5OO BY 1988-89.

THE COUNCIL’S

AT CHAI WAN AND IS

EIGHTH TECHNICAL INSTITUTE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED NEARING COMPLETION.

ON INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, THE INSURANCE TRAINING CENTRE OF THE COUNCIL ALSO STARTED OPERATIONS LAST WEEK, OFFERING WORK-BASED SHORT COURSES.

THE COURSES WILL BE MAINLY ON PART-TIME BASIS AND ARE FREE OF CHARGE TO ENABLE INSURANCE PERSONNEL TO UPGRADE THEIR TECHNIQUE.

WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL, ABOUT 1 000 TRAINEES WILL PASS THROUGH THE CENTRE EACH YEAR.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON COURSES CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE CENTRE’S OFFICE ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR, MALAYSIA BUILDING, 50 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI.

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CAMPAIGN EMPHASISES PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP * * * *

+HONOUR YOUR PARENTS* HAS AGAIN BEEN CHOSEN AS THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TO URGE THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO RECOGNISE AND APPRECIATE THEIR PARENTS’ EFFORTS IN BRINGING THEM UP, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS EVELYN DOE, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

SHE WAS OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 1986-87 FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN AND FAMILY CARNIVAL AT THE CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT IN CENTRAL.

+IT IS HOPED THAT THE CAMPAIGN WOULD HELP THE TWO GENERATIONS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND RESPECT EACH OTHER, TO PROMOTE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS, TO HELP THEM REALISE THEIR INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THUS LEADING TO A STABLE AND HARMONIOUS FAMILY AND A REDUCTION IN FAMILY AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS,* SHE SAID.

MRS DOE NOTED THAT THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR HAD COMBINED IN PROMOTING FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION SINCE 1979.

+FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION IS A LONG-TERM AND COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECT AIMING TO PUBLICISE THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE, TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF FAMILY LIFE, TO PROMOTE THC RELATIONSHIP AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS, SO AS TO PREVENT FAMILY

UPS AND TO HELP BUILD A GOOD AND HAPPY FAMILY LIFE,* SHE SAID.

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IN THIS CONNECTION, PUBLICITY AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WERE ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES EACH YEAR AT BOTH DISTRICT AND TERRITORY-WIDE LEVELS, MRS DOE POINTED OUT.

SHE SAID SHE HOPED THAT THROUGH THESE JOINT EFFORTS THE MESSAGE OF +HONOUR YOUR PARENTS* WOULD CONTINUE TO BE SPREAD TO EVERY FAMILY IN HONG KONG AND THAT THE PUBLIC WOULD ALSO BE REMINDED OF THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION.

TO ENSURE WIDE PUBLICITY OF THE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION MESSAGE, THE DISTRICT AND TERRITORY-WIDE ACTIVITIES WILL 3E COMPLEMENTED BY RADIO AND TELEVISION PROGRAMMES.

THESE WILL INCLUDE DRAMA, DISCUSSIONS AND PHONE-IN SESSIONS HOSTED BY SOCIAL WORKERS ON RADIO AND AN 11-EPISODE TELEVISION DRAMA, TO BE JOINTLY PRODUCED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

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LIVE TV SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ROAD SAFETY * * * * *

IN 1985. THERE WAS A SHARP 31 PER CENT RISE IN PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES FROM ROAD ACCIDENTS IN THE 60 GROUP, ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGS OF THE ROAD SAFETY

THE NUMBER OF AND OVER AGE PUBLICITY

COMMITTEE.

INVOLVING OLD IS TARGETTED SPOKESMAN SAID

+IN RESPONSE TO THE INCREASE OF FATALITIES ■PEOPLE PART OF THIS YEAR’S PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN PRIMARILY TOWARDS THIS AGE GROUP,* A COMMITTEE

TODAY.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN’S ACTIVITIES WILL BE A +ROAD SAFETY NIGHT* SPECIAL, JOINTLY PRODUCED BY THE COMMITTEE AND HONG KONG TELEVISION BROADCAST LIMITED (TVB), TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON THE +ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT* PROGRAMME TOMORROW AT 9.30 PM.

THE SPECIAL SHOW AIMS TO PUT ACROSS ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES TO THE PUBLIC. ESPECIALLY OLD PEOPLE AND CHILDREN, BY THE USE OF EASY TO UNDERSTAND EXPLANATIONS, COMPETITIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT.

A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC BLACKSPOTS WILL BE FEATURED ON THE PROGRAMME WITH EXPLANATIONS WHY AND HOW TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS OCCUR AT THESE LOCATIONS FREQUENTLY.

THE PROGRAMME’S FILM CREWS, STATIONED AT CERTAIN BLACKSPOTS, HAVE PICKED CIVIC-MINDED CITIZENS WHO ARE SEEN TO BE HELPING THE ELDERLY CROSS ROADS. THEY WILL EACH BE PRESENTED A GOOD CITIZEN AWARD DURING THE PROGRAMME BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR (TRAFFIC), ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, MR JOHN CLEMENCE.

/A ROAD .......

SUNDAY, CCTOBZR 5, 1986

A ROAD SAFETY QUIZ FOR THE ELDERLY, INVOLVING THREE TEAMS OF OLD PEOPLE AND TV ARTISTES, WILL ALSO BE HELD DURING THE SHOW.

THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE QUIZ HAVE BEEN HELD DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS. THE THREE FINALIST TEAMS, REPRESENTING HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES, WERE SELECTED TO COMPETE FOR THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID ^EMBERS OF THE CHAMPION TEAM WILL EACH BE AWARDED A GOLD MEDAL WORTH $2 000 AND THE SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE WINNCRS WILL EACH RECEIVE GOLD BULLION WORTH Si 500 AND 31 000 FROM MR RICHARD LEE, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ZUNG FU CO. LTD.

THE PROGRAMME WILL ALSO INCLUDE A LYRIC COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN SIX AND 12. CONTESTANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SING A LYRIC CENTRED ROUND ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES. THE WINNER, FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP WILL BE GIVEN SCHOLARSHIPS OF $1 500, 31 000 AND 3500 BY THE ACTING CHIEF ENGINEER OF TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, MR CHAN KWEI-SANG.

DURING THE SPECIAL PROGRAMME, ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES WILL ALSO BE GIVEN THROUGH SONGS AND PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR ARTISTES.

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WAN CHAI LAUNCHES ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN X * * * *

OLD PEOPLE AND CHILDREN ARE THE TWO +MOST AT RISK+ ROAD USERS AND WAN CHAI DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR HAS BEEN TARGETTED AT THEM, WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE MADE THE REMARK AT THE OPENING OF THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN AT NANYANG THEATRE THIS MORNING WHERE MORE THAN 1 000 ELDERLY PEOPLE WERE TREATED TO A FILM SHOW AND A PLAY ABOUT ROAD SAFETY.

MR GARCIA SAID THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CAMPAIGN WERE TO PUBLICISE ROAD SAFETY MEASURES’ TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AS ROAD USERS: TO ALERT THEM TO DANGEROUS TRAFFIC SPOTS AND PROBLEMS IN THE DISTRICT! AND TO ENCOURAGE PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS TO OBSERVE TRAFFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS.

HP POINTED OUT THAT THE TARGET GROUPS THIS YEAR WERE OLD PEOPLE ABOVE 60 AND CHILDREN UNDER 14 SINCE THEY HAD BEEN STATISTICALLY IDENTIFIED AS TWO OF THE +MOST AT RISK+ ROAD USERS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP OF THE CAMPAIGN, MR TERENCE TENG, SAID THAT THE CAMPAIGN WOULD LAST FOR ONE MONTH.

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APART FROM TODAY’S FILM SHOW, A SERIES OF ROAD SAFETY DAYS WILL BE HELD AT 20 SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT. THERE WILL ALSO BE A ROAD SAFETY TOWN, AN EXHIBITION AND COMPUTER GAMES DESIGNED TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT ROAD SAFETY.

IN ADDITION, PUBLICITY PAMPHLETS AND STICKERS WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED TO PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS TO PUBLICISE THE MESSAGE OF ROAD SAFETY, MR TENG SAID.

TODAY’S EVENT WAS ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN WORKING GROUP UNDER THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CONCERN FOR THE AGED WORKING GROUP OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD.

BESIDES SEEING THE FILM +THREE SMILES+, PARTICIPANTS ALSO SAW A PLAY AND A SHORT FILM ON ROAD SAFETY.

OTHER GUESTS AT TODAY’S OPENING CEREMONY WERE WAN CHAI POLICE DEPUTY DISTRICT COMMANDER. MR KEVIN YEUNG; POLICE STAFF OFFICER (TRAFFIC HONG KONG ISLAND), MR DAVID MAN! DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN MRS PEGGY LAM, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONCERN FOR AGED WORKING GROUP, MRS ANNA TANG.

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TRANSPORT IN TUEN MUN TO BE DISCUSSED X X X X *

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 7) TO DISCUSS VARIOUS TRANSPORT MATTERS IN THE DISTRICT.

THR COMMITTEE WILL DETERMINE THE PRIORITY OF BUS SHELTERS TO BE CONSTRUCTED AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION PROPOSALS MADE BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO REVIEW THE EXISTING BUS ROUTE RUNNING BETWEEN TSUEN WAN MTR STATION AND TAI HING ESTATE TO SEE WHETHER THE NEEDS OF TUEN MUN-BOUND PASSENGERS COULD BE MET.

OTHER ITEMS INCLUDE REPORTS FROM THE COMMITTEE’S WORKING GROUPS ON THE DRAFT 1987-98 PUBLIC TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE FOR LUNG KWU TAN, AS WELL AS PROPOSED NO-STOPPING RESTRICTIONS TO BE IMPOSED ON TSING WUN ROAD AND THE APPROACH ROADS TO THE JUNCTION OF TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD, YAN CHING CIRCUIT AND MING 01 STREET.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING AT 10 AM ON TUESDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DB SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD.

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FUNDS NEEDED FOR AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS *****

A FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN TO PRODUCE AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS ON CAREERS INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IS BEING LAUNCHED BY THE COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR CHAN SUI-KAU, SAID THE CAMPAIGN WOULD HELP TO GUIDE YOUNG PEOPLE, BOTH ABLE-BODIED AMD DISABLED, IN PREPARING THEMSELVES FOR A CAREER.

+ THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT IS NOT AS SIMPLE AND SECLUDED AS THE SITUATION IN SCHOOLS,* HE SAID.

+ AND WE BELIEVE A BETTER CAREERS GUIDANCE SERVICE WOULD ENABLE YOUNG PEOPLE TO CHOOSE A CAREER BEST SUITED TO THEIR ABILITY, TALENT AND INTEREST.*

THE AIDS WILL FOCUS GENERALLY ON CHOOSING A CAREER, INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES AND JOB-HUNTING SKILLS. ONE WILL BE SPECIALLY MADE TO CATER TO THE NEEDS OF DISABLED JOB-SEEKERS.

WHEN READY, THE AIDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE AT THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S THREE CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRES. IT IS EXPECTED THAT OVER 50 000 YOUNG PEOPLE WILL MAKE USE OF THESE FACILITIES YEARLY.

MR CHAN NOTED THAT LETTERS INVITING DONATION HAD BEEN SENT TO LARGE ESTABLISHMENTS, INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATIONS, TRADE UNIONS AND OTHER INTERESTED BODIES.

DONATIONS IN CROSSED CHEQUES MADE PAYABLE TO THE + LAB EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FUND-RAISING SUB-COMMITTEE* MAY ALSO BE SENT TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, LABOUR DEPARTMENT, FIRST FLOOR, SINCERE INSURANCE BUILDING, 4 HENNESSY ROAD, HONG KONG.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN MAY BE MADE ON 5-298260.

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REMINDER TO RETURN PRIMARY 1 APPLICATION FORMS * * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REMINDED PARENTS WISHING TO APPLY FOR PRIMARY 1 PLACES FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOLS NEXT SEPTEMBER TO RETURN APPLICATION FORMS BETWEEN TOMORROW (MONDAY) AND FRIDAY (OCTOBER 10).

PARENTS WISHING TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN A PARTICULAR GOVERNMENT OR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL SHOULD RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS TO THAT SCHOOL DIRECTLY DURING

SCHOOL HOURS.

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PARENTS NOT WISHING TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN ANY PARTICULAR SCHOOL, SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS DURING OFFICE HOURS TO ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CENTRES FOR CENTRAL ALLOCATION BY THE DEPARTMENT:

K LUI KEE EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRE, 269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, SECOND FLOOR, WAN CHAI.

* EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE, 405 NATHAN ROAD, SIXTH FLOOR, YAUMATI.

* EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, TO KWA WAN MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EIGHTH FLOOR, 165 MA TAU WAI ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

* SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE, SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHATIN STATION.

* TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE, TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TING KOK ROAD.

* TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

* TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD.

* YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

* NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE, CHEUNG WAH SUB-OFFICE, UNIT 115, CHEUNG CHUNG HOUSE, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED PARENTS THAT THEY SHOULD SUBMIT ONLY ONE APPLICATION FORM FOR EACH STUDENT.

+IN THE EVENT THAT PARENTS ARE FOUND TO HAVE APPLIED

FOR MORE THAN ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOL, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE,+ HE SAID.

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CALL TO ENCOURAGE CONCERN FOR ELDERS

*****

THE CHINESE TRADITION OF FILIAL PIETY SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND FURTHER DEVELOPED IN THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUNGSTERS, SAI KUNG ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RAYMOND LI, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY 1986 AT THE TOWN HALL, MR LI SAID THE FESTIVAL WAS AN IMPORTANT ANNUAL EVENT IN WHICH MANY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT HAD BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN TO AROUSE PEOPLE’S CONCERN AND RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY.

ACTIVITIES ORGANISED DURING THE CURRENT FESTIVAL INCLUDE PICNICS, TOURS, CAMPS, EXHIBITIONS, QUIZZES, SPORTS COMPETITIONS, VEGETARIAN LUNCHES, FILM APPRECIATION, VISITS, A BANQUET, MEDICAL CHECK-UPS AND A CLEANSING DAY FOR THE ELDERLY.

+WHILE THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CHANGES IN TODAY’S SOCIETY, MANY SENIOR RESIDENTS ARE BEING NEGLECTED BY THEIR FAMILIES.

+1 HOPE THAT THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED IN THE FESTIVAL WILL MOTIVATE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SHOW MORE CONCERN FOR THEIR ELDERS AND TO ENCOURAGE THE ELDERLY TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,* MR LI SAID.

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ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN KOWLOON CITY WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY SHOPPING AT DISCOUNT PRICES DURING THE KOWLOON CITY SHOPPING DISCOUNT FORTNIGHT IN NOVEMBER.

THE SCHEME, SPONSORED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE AND RECREATION OF THE ELDERLY.

IT IS AIMED AT PROMOTING A SENSE OF RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATION.

UNDER THE SCHEME, KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS AGED 60 OR OVER CAN ENJOY DISCOUNT PRICES WHEN SHOPPING AT PARTICIPATING SHOPS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 10 AND 23. THE SHOPS INCLUDE SUPERMARKETS, DEPARTMENT STORES, RESTAURANTS, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE SHOPS, CHINESE HERBALISTS, BAKERIES AND PHOTOFINISHING FIRMS.

/APPLICATION FORMS

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APPLICATION FORMS FOR ELDERLY RESIDENTS INTENDING TO JOIN CAN BE COLLECTED FROM THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, ITS HUNG HOM SUB-OFFICE IN BULKERLEY STREET, THE HO MAN TIN SUB-OFFICE AT HO MAN TIN ESTATE AND THE SOCIAL 'WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S KOWLOON CITY OFFICE AT WHAMPOA GARDEN.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SCHEME CAN BE MADE ON 3-7110171, EXT. 55.

THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE AND RECREATION OF THE ELDERLY ARE ALSO RUNNING TWO OTHER SCHEMES.

THESE INVOLVE REDUCED FEES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT AND FARE DISCOUNTS FOR MAXICABS AND MINIBUSES. MORE ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT ARE WELCOME TO JOIN.

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NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR GOOD CITIZENS AWARD

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THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD IS INVITING NOMINATIONS FOR THE -►CITIZENS OF THE MONTH+ AWARD SCHEME. IT IS JOINTLY ORGANISING WITH THE DISTRICT OFFICE AS PART OF A CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.

IT IS INTENDED THAT TROPHIES WILL BE PRESENTED TO AN OUTSTANDING RESIDENT FROM EACH OF THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREAS ON A MONTHLY BASIS UNTIL DECEMBER.

THE SIX AREAS ARE ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU, WONG CHUK HANG AND BAYS, STANLEY AND SHEK 0, TIN WAN AND SHEK PAI WAN, WAH FU, AND POK FU LAM.

THE SCHEME AIMS AT PROMOTING CIVIC AWARENESS AND AT GIVING RECOGNITION TO GOOD CITIZENS.

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 UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR OWN AREA AND OF HONG KONG IN GENERAL, AND HAVE COMMENDABLE RECORDS OR HAVE DEMONSTRATED CARE AND CONCERN FOR OTHERS IN SOME WORTHY WAY.

THE NOMINATIONS WILL BE VETTED BY CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS IN THE RESPECTIVE AREAS WHO WILL THEN MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO A FINAL SELECTION BOARD FORMED UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE.

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A CANDIDATE CAN BE NOMINATED ONLY ONCE EVERY THREE MONTHS SERVING MEMBERS OF AREA COMMITTEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS THE 18TH OF EACH MONTH, '■iv | NATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND SUB-OFFICES IN ABERDEEN CENTRE, WAH FU AND STANLEY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE AWARD SCHEME CAN BE MADE TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON 5-540271.

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YAU MA TEI TO BOOST FACILITIES FOR HANDICAPPED * * * * *

AN ACTIVITY CENTRE FOR THE HANDICAPPED HAS BEEN PLANNED IN THE YAU MA TEI +SIX STREET+ URBAN RENEWAL SCHEME, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE SAID THE PLAN IS PART OF THE DISTRICT’S EFFORTS TO INCREASE FACILITIES FOR THE HANDICAPPED.

MR CHENG WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A FUN DAY ORGANISED BY THE SCOUTS ASSOCIATION OF HONGKONG YAU MA TEI DISTRICT FOR ABLE-BODIED AND HANDICAPPED SCOUTS AT THE HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE.

HE SAID HE HOPED PARTICIPANTS WOULD UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT HANDICAPPED PEOPLE IN THEIR COMMUNITY BETTER THROUGH THE PROGRAMMES.

MR CHENG SAID LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND THE DISTRICT BOARD WERE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELFARE OF THE HANDICAPPED IN THE DISTRICT AND THAT THEY HAD SUPPORTED THE FESTIVAL OF ARTS FOR THE DISABLED HELD EARLIER THIS YEAR.

MR CHENG ALSO OFFICIATED AT A PARADE OF THE TSIM SHA TSUI DISTRICT SCOUTS AT KOWLOON PARK EARLIER IN THE DAY.

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YOUTH CAMP TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION * * * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE IN SHAM SHU I PO WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN ABOUT CIVIC EDUCATION AT A WEEKEND CAMP ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

THE CIVIC EDUCATION CA' WILL BE HELD AT SUEN DOUCH CAMP ON ■XTOBER 25 AND 26 FOR YOUTH BETWEEN 14 AND 25 OF SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT. PARTICIPANTS UND£P 18 ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY WITH CONSENT OF THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS.

/THE PURPOSE

SUJiDAY, OCTOBER B, 1986

THE oijRPOSE THE "tMP is TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG RESIDENTS’ PART ICI PAT I ON IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, AND TO ENHANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE ON CIVIC RIGHTS ANn RESPONSIBILITIES.

THERE WILL 3E A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR IN BETWEEN VARIOUS RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SHORTS GAMES AT THE CAMP SITE.

APPLICATION FORMS ARF AVAILABLE AT SUB-OFFICES OF SHAM SHU I PO n|cTRICT OFFICE; SHAM SHU I PO KAI FONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION AT RR YU CHAU STREET; LAI KOK CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE AT LAI HO HOUSE LAI KOK ESTATE; PAK TIN CHILDREN CENTRE AT BLOCK 17, PAK TIN UPPER ESTATE: AND SHAM SHU I PO RECREATION, SPORTS AND AMENITIES OFFICE AT 299 LAI CHI KOK ROAD.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED WITH A FEE OF 520 (CAMP, MEALS AND TRANSPORTATION FEE INCLUDED) TO SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT OFFICE NAM CHEONG SUB-OFFICE, AT 4 UN CHAU STREET BY OCTOBER 18 (SATURDAY).

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CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM ATTRACTS BIG CROWD * * * * *

MORE THAN 1 300 SWIMMERS TOOK PART IN THE 19TH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM HELD IN TAI PO THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING.

PARTICIPANTS SWAM FROM SHA LAN BEACH TO THE TAI MEI TUK WATER SPORTS CENTRE, COVERING A DISTANCE OF 2 400 METRES.

THE RACE WAS ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE SAN MIGUEL BREWERY LTD.

THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ANISSA WONG, OFFICIATED AT THE STARTING CEREMONY.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR JAMES HAYES, PRESENTED PRIZES TO THE .WINNERS.

TROPHIES WERE AWARDED TO THE FIRST 10 WINNERS IM THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GROUPS WHILE 1 250 SWIMMERS WHO COMPLETED THE FULL COURSE IN 90 MINUTES RECEIVED COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATES.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1986

WATER SUPPLIES FIRST CENTRALISED WORKSHOP BEING BUILT * * * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS TO BUILD ITS FIRST CENTRALISED WORKSHOP AT LUNG CHEUNG ROAD NEXT TO BEACON HILL RESERVOIR.

THE COMPLEX WILL CONSIST OF A ONE-STOREY MAIN WORKSHOP FOR RETIRING LARGE COMPONENTS, A SEVEN-STOREY OFFICES AND WORKSHOP BUILDING FOR REPAIRING SMALL COMPONENTS AND A ONE-STOREY WORKSHOP FOR USE BY COPPERSMITHS AND BLACKSMITHS.

DUE TO BE COMPLETED IN 1939, IT WILL REPLACE THE BULLOCK LANE DEPOT, WHICH IS TO BE REDEVELOPED AS AN OPEN SPACE IN LINE WITH THE WAN CHAI OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

THE CENTRALISED MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL WORKSHOP WILL ACCOMMODATE FACILITIES AT PRESENT PROVIDED AT THE ARGYLE STREET WORKSHOPS, YAU TONG METER SHOP AND THE TEMPORARY ELECTRIC MOTOR WORKSHOP AT LOK ON PAI.

ITS FUNCTION WILL BE TO CARRY OUT MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WORK TO WATER SUPPLY INSTALLATIONS.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR SITE FORMATION AND FOUNDATION PILING WORK WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT FEBRUARY AND TAKE ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS TO FINISH.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN STANLEY WILL BE TURNED OFF BETWEEN 10 AM AND 4 PM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 8) FOR REPAIR WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES IN WONG MA KOK ROAD AND TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, INCLUDING STANLEY PRISON AND ST STEPHEN’S COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1986

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TEMPORARY traffic changes in central * * * * *

CERTAIN TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CENTRAL FOR ROAD RESURFACING WORK AT DES VOEUX ROAD.

THESE ARE:

* GILMAN STREET BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY BETWEEN 1 AM AND 4 45 AM ON OCTOBER 8 (WEDNESDAY) AND OCTOBER 9. DURING THF CLOSURE, CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS 121 ON JOURNEYS TO CHOI HUNG WILL BE DIVERTED TO MAN WA LANE BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING.

* NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT FROM DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL EASTBOUND INTO JUBILEE STREET DAILY FROM 1 AM TO 4 45 AM ON OCTOBER 9 (THURSDAY) AND OCTOBER 10. AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO QUEEN VICTORIA STREET SOUTHBOUND AND QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL TO REJOIN JUBILEE STREET.

* FROM 8 PM ON THURSDAY TO 4.45 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE BUS-ONLY RIGHT-TURNING MOVEMENT FROM DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WESTBOUND INTO QUEEN VICTORIA STREET WILL BE BANNED. AFFECTED BUSES WILL HAVE TO TURN LEFT INTO QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND JUBILEE STREET TO REJOIN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1936

ROYAL CEREMONY BRINGS POWER TO THE PEOPLE * * * * *

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL UNVEIL A PLAQUE AT CASTLE PEAK ’B’ POWER STATION ON OCTOBER 22 TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE SECOND STAGE OF THE BIGGEST POWER COMPLEX IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.

THE CEREMONY WILL ALSO EMPHASISE THE IMPORTANT PART BRITAIN HAS PLAYED IN THE PROJECT, WHICH THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE 198O’S HAS BROUGHT MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF BUSINESS TO BRITISH FIRMS AND HAS CREATED THOUSANDS OF JOBS FOR BRITISH WORKERS.

PRINCE PHILIP WILL FLY BY HELICOPTER FROM HMS TAMAR TO CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION WHERE HE WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, WHO WILL PRESENT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, LORD KADOORIE.

PRINCE PHILIP WILL THEN TOUR THE CONTROL ROOM AND TURBINE FLOOR OF THE STATION. THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT AND THE WORK IN PROGRESS WILL BE EXPLAINED TO HIM BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER, MR WILLIAM STONES.

THE OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE PERFORMED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE POWER STATION.

CASTLE PEAK ’B’ IS THE BIGGER OF THE TWO POWER STATIONS ON THE SITE. BY 1990 CASTLE PEAK +A+ AND +B+ WILL HAVE A GENERATING CAPACITY OF 4 350 MEGA-WATTS PRODUCED BY EIGHT COAL-FIRED GENERATORS, FOUR IN EACH STATION.

CASTLE PEAK ’A’ WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 1982 BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS MARGARET THATCHER. ALREADY IN FULL OPERATION, IT HAS FOUR 350 MEGA-WATT GENERATORS. IT COST S6 BILLION TO BUILD.

CASTLE PEAK ’B’ IS A MUCH BIGGER OPERATION. COSTING $4 BILLION IT WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE FOUR 677 MEGA-WATT GENERATORS. THE FIRST OF THESE IS ALREADY IN OPERATION, THE SECOND IS ABOUT TO BE COMMISSIONED AND WORK IS WELL ON SCHEDULE FOR THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATORS WHICH SHOULD BE IN OPERATION BY 1990.

BRITISH FIRMS ARE PLAYING A LARGE PART IN THE PROJECT. THE BOILFRS ARE BEING SUPPLIED BY BABCOCK POWER LTD AND THE GENERATORS BY GEC TURBINE GENERATOR COMPANY LIMITED. OTHER BRITISH COMPANIES ARE ALSO SUPPLYING EQUIPMENT AND BRITISH BANKS HAVE HELPED WITH THE FINANCING OF THE SCHEME.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR EDWARD: INTEGRITY IMPORTANT TO CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT .. 1

LEGCO BEGINS NEW SESSION ON WEDNESDAY ..................... 2

RED CROSS LEADERS WIN COMMONWEALTH AWARDS.................. 2

VOTERS TO RECEIVE POLL CARDS...............................

ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION IN POKFULAM ......... 4

EXACT TUNNEL TOLL RULE STARTS NEXT MONDAY ................. 5

SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VaC.iNCIES, PAYROLL GOING ON ........ 6

EMPLOYERS REMINDED OF STATUTORY HOLIDAYS .................. 7

COURSES ORGANISED FOR BaNK PERSONNEL OFFICERS ............. 7

PUBLIC HOUSING SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS ...................... 8

FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO TAI PO ROAD........................ 8

FERRY PIER AT LANTAU TO BE EXTENDED........................ 9

HOLIDAY MAIL DELIVERY ..................................... 10

BRIEFING ON TEXTILE TaLKS ................................. 10

PRESS BRIEFING ............................................ 10

JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY ................................. 11

TAXI STAND, RESTRICTED ZONE IN KOWLOON .................... 11

TSUEN WAN WATER CUT........................................ 12

WATER STORAGE FIGURE....................................... 12

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1986

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SIR EDWARD: INTEGRITY IMPORTANT TO CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT

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IT IS IMPORTANT TO THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG THAT THE INTEGRITY OF THE MARKET SHOULD BE MAINTAINED, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

+THIS MUST BE ACHIEVED THROUGH CONTINUING CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN ALL THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY, WHETHER THEY BE IN THE GOVERNMENT, MEMBERS OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE OR THE FUTURES EXCHANGE OR OTHERS PROFESSIONALLY INVOLVED,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD WAS SPEAKING AT THE GRAND OPENING OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG.

HE SAID THAT THERE MUST BE A HIGH DEGREE OF RESPONSIBLE SELF REGULATION, BACKED UP BY LEGAL AND COMMERCIAL ARRANGEMENTS WHICH COULD COMMAND INTERNATIONAL RESPECT.

THIS WOULD ALLOW THE RIGHT BALANCE TO BE STRUCK BETWEEN INVESTOR PROTECTION AND FAIR PLAY IN THE MARKET ON ONE HAND AND THE LEGITIMATE EXPLOITATION OF BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES ON THE OTHER.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY, BEING AN INTEGRAL AND IMPORTANT PART OF LOCAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM, HAD PLAYED A CONSTRUCTIVE ROLE IN HONG KONG’S DEVELOPMENT AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE.

IN ADDITION TO STRONG DOMESTIC INTEREST, THE STOCK MARKET IN RECENT YEARS HAD ATTRACTED INCREASING INTEREST FROM INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

+THEY HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGED BY THE IMPRESSIVE RATES OF RETURN AVAILABLE, THE DYNAMISM AND RESILIENCE OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMY, THE STABILITY IN THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR FOLLOWING ITS LINK WITH THE U.S. DOLLAR IN 1983 AND THE SI NO—BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG,+ SIR EDWARD SAID.

HE SAID HE NOTED WITH PLEASURE OF THE RECENT ACCOLADE ACCORDED TO THE HONG KONG EXCHANGE OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES BOURSES DE VALEURS.

♦THIS IS A FITTING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE HONG KONG EXCHANGE’S STANDING IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD CONGRATULATED ALL THOSE WHO HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN BRINGING THE UNIFIED EXCHANGE INTO BEING.

HE DESCRIBED THE TRADING HALL AS MAGNIFICENT, AND SAID THAT ITS USE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY APPLICABLE TO BUSINESS, COMMERCE AND COMMUNICATIONS WOULD BE ANOTHER STIMULUS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFICIENT SECURITIES MARKET.

/+GIVEN HONG

MONDAY, OCTOBE? 6, 1986

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+GIVEN HONG KONG’S FAVOURABLE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION,* HE SAID, +IT MEANS THAT THE HONG KONG MARKET IS READILY ACCESSIBLE TO INVESTORS ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHICH IS ENTIRELY IN KEEPING WITH HONG KONG’S STATUS AS A LEADING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CENTRE.*

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LEGCO BEGINS NEW SESSION ON WEDNESDAY * * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL REVIEW THE AFFAIRS OF HONG KONG WHEN HE GIVES HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS AT THE OPENING OF THE 1986-87 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 8).

THE PROCEEDINGS WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WILL BROADCAST THE MEETING LIVE ON RADIO ONE (CHINESE SERVICE) AND RADIO THREE (ENGLISH SERVICE).

AFTER THE GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS, THE COUNCIL WILL ADJOURN UNTIL OCTOBER 15 WHEN THE FIRST REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION WILL BE HELD.

A MOTION OF THANKS FOR THE GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS WILL BE MOVED BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, AT A MEETING TO BE KELD ON NOVEMBER 5.

A NUMBER OF UNOFFICIALS WILL SPEAK ON THE MOTION THAT DAY, AND ON THE FOLLOWING DAY IF NECESSARY.

OFFICIAL MEMBERS WILL REPLY TO POINTS RAISED BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS ON NOVEMBER 26 AND ON THE FOLLOWING DAY IF NECESSARY.

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RED CROSS LEADERS WIN COMMONWEALTH AWARDS

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A COMMUNITY PROJECT DESIGNED FOR THE ELDERLY BY THE RED CROSS HAD WON AN AWARD FOR HONG KONG IN THE 1985-86 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH SERVICE AWARDS SCHEME.

LAUNCHED BY THE COMMONWEALTH YOUTH PROGRAMME IN THE UNITED KINGDOM LAST YEAR, THE SCHEME WAS AN ENDURING COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR AND WAS CREATED TO RECOGNISE AND REWARD CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR SOCIETIES.

OFFERS .......

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IT OFFERS UP TO FIVE AWARDS ANNUALLY WITH NOT MORE THAN TWO /WARDS TO COUNTRIES IN ANY ONE REGION. NOMINATIONS FOR THE BEST TWO COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO REPRESENT HONG KONG WERE CO-ORDINATED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERR I TOT IES ADMINISTRATION.

THE WINNING PROJECT PROVIDED HEALTH CARE FOR 50 INTERNED ELDERLY PEOPLE IN KOWLOON CITY WHO LIVED ALONE WITH POOR HEALTH AND LIVING CONDITIONS AND LACKING OF CARE.

ABOUT 150 RED CROSS CADETS AND ADULT MEMBERS WERE MOBILISED BETWEEN OCTOBER 1984 AND MARCH 1985 TO ORGANISE MASS OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR THE ELDERLIES. THESE INCLUDED A VISIT TO OCEAN PARK, A SPRING GATHERING AND A VARIETY SHOW.

DURING THE PERIOD, THE VOLUNTEERS ALSO PAID REGULAR VISITS TO EACH OF THE CLIENTS AND PROVIDED SERVICES SUCH AS BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKING, URINE TESTING, BODY WEIGHING AND OTHER PERSONAL SERVICES SUCH AS ESCORTING AND HOUSE CLEANING.

THE PROJECT, COSTING |10 000, WAS FUNDED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

TWO LEADERS OF THE PROJECT WON STUDY TOURS TO THE U.K. AND CANADA. THEY WERE LAM KOK-KUEN, AN OFFICE MACHINE TECHNICIAN, AND MISS LEUNG SAU-PING, AN OFFICE CLERK.

THE WINNERS, BOTH AGED ABOUT 20, WILL LEAVE TODAY (MONDAY) AND RETURN TO HONG KONG ON NOVEMBER 9. DURING THE TOUR, THEY WILL VISIT YOUTH ORGANISATIONS OF U.K. AND CANADA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SAID NOMINATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S AWARD ARE BEING 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 OFFICERS. THEY SHOULD REACH CNTA ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 29, 1986.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INTERESTED IN THE AWARDS SCHEME SHOULD CONTACT THEIR DISTRICT OFFICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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VOTERS TO RECEIVE POLL CARDS * * * * *

THE 15 500 REGISTERED VOTERS IN HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY CF KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT WILL RECEIVE THEIR POLL CARDS IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS FOR THE BY-ELECTION ON OCTOBER 16.

THE BY-ELECTION IS HELD TO FILL A SEAT LEFT VACANT FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF MR LEE- WAI-HAU, WHO REPRESENTED THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY.

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MONDAY, OCTOBEH 6, 1986

POLL CARDS HAVE BEEN DISPATCHED THROUGH THE POST OFFICE OVER THE WEEKEND AND VOTERS ARE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE IT IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

TWO CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO CONTEST THE SEAT. THEY ARE CHIANG SAI-CHEONG (30), A TEACHER AND MR SO CHOI-HING (42), AN INTERIOR DECORATOR.

THE POLLING STATIONS ARE AT MUSIC HALL OF Ol MAN ESTATE AT CHUNG HAN STREET AND AT HOLY CARPENTER SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE AT BLOCK 8, GROUND FLOOR, VALLEY ROAD ESTATE, HUNG HOM.

VOTERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD ONLY VOTE AT THE DESIGNATED STATIONS SPECIFIED IN THE POLLING CARDS.

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ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION IN POKFULAM *****

THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAM OF THE POKFULAM AREA COMMITTEE IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT TOURED TEN SQUATTER VILLAGES IN THE AREA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO REMIND RESIDENTS OF THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES.

TEAM MEMBERS EXCHANGED VIEWS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE VILLAGES’ MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL

HYGIENE.

MEMBERS ALSO COMPLETED ADJUDICATION FOR A TWO-WEEK +CLEAN OUR VILLAGE COMPETITION* TO SUPPORT THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN YESTERDAY.

AS PART OF THE CAMPAIGN THE TEAM ALSO VISITED HOMES AND PUT UP BANNERS AND POSTERS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS DURING THE MONTH TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST THROWING OBJECTS FROM WINDOWS.

THE VILLAGE WITH THE HIGHEST SCORE IN THE COMPETITION WAS TELEGRAPH BAY VILLAGE.

MEANWHILE, THE POKFULAM CIVIC EDUCATION TEAM IS HOLDING A CHINESE ESSAY AND A SLOGAN COMPETITION ON THE THEME OF NEIGHBOURLINESS TO PROMOTE CARE AND CO-OPERATION AMONG RESIDENTS.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE POKFULAM RESIDENTS AGED 15 OR ABOVE.

THEY SHOULD SEND THEIR ENTRIES TOGETHER WITH THEIR NAME, AGE. ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND IDENTITY CARD NUMBER TO THE SOUTHERN DISTR id OFFICE’S WAH FU BRANCH, ROOM 708, WAH CHING HOUSE, WAH FU ESTATE. DEADLINE FOR THE COMPETITION IS OCTOBER 19.

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MONDAY, 6, 1986

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THE WINNING SLOGANS WILL BE PRINTED ON BOOKMARKS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO RESIDENTS DURING THE CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN PERIOD.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT DETAILS OF CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN POKFULAM COULD BE MADE TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE’S WAH FU BRANCH ON 5-510111.

EXACT TUNNEL TOLL RULE STARTS NEXT MONDAY *****

AT GOVERNMENT ROAD

MOTORISTS USING +EXACT PAYMENT* LANES

TUNNELS WILL HAVE TO TENDER EXACT TOLLS FROM NEXT MONDAY

(OCTOBER 13).

*THE NEW REQUIREMENT, STIPULATED IN THE ROAD TUNNELS (GOVERNMENT) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1986. IS AIMED *T IMPROVING TRAFFIC FLOW AT THE TUNNELS, IN PARTICULAR LION ROCK TUNNEL,* A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

THE CAPACITY OF AN +EXACT PAYMENT* BOOTH IS ABOUT 580 VEHICLES PER HOUR WHILE THAT OF AN ORDINARY BOOTH IS ONLY 465.

♦HOWEVER, THE EFFICIENCY OF ’EXACT PAYMENT’ LANES HAS BEEN GROSSLY ONDERMINED BY MOTORISTS WHO STILL ASKED FOR CHANGE DESPITE ADVISORY SIGNS PUT UP EARLIER AT THESE LANES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS, A DRIVER WHO TENDERS MORE THAN THE TOLL AMOUNT AND REQUIRES CHANGE AT AN +EXACT PAYMENT* BOOTH COMMITS AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF Si 000. IT WILL NOT, HOWEVER. CONSTITUTE AN OFFENCE IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT DEMAND CHANGE.

OF THE THREE GOVERNMENT ROAD AND THE LION ROCK TUNNEL CHARGE A AIRPORT TUNNEL IS TOLL-FREE.

TUNNELS, THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL FLAT TOLL OF $3 WHILE THE

THE AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC AT TUNNEL IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR WAS RESPECTIVELY.

LION ROCK TUNNEL AND ABERDEEN 85 504 AND 38 673 VEHICLES

FROM NEXT MONDAY, BOTH LION ROCK TUNNEL AND ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL HAVE FOUR +EXACT PAYMENT* LANES — TWO EACH FOR SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC.

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■►PROMINENT, BLUE SIGNS WILL BE ERECTED TO MARK THE 'EXACT PAYMENT’ BOOTHS AND MOTORISTS REQUIRING CHANGE SHOULD SELECT THE APPROPRIATE LANE IN GOOD TIME,* THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

HE ADDED THAT DRIVERS TENDERING PRE-PAID TICKETS FOR GOVERNMENT TUNNELS COULD ALSO USE THE +EXACT PAYMENT* LANES.

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SURVEY OF FMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL GOING ON * * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS CONDUCTING A SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY.

THE SURVEY COVERS ABOUT 85 OOO ESTABLISHMENTS DRAWN RANDOMLY FROM VARIOUS SECTORS INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES SECTOR (WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS) THE SERVICES SECTORS (TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMON I CAT I ON; FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES, COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES), WITH FULL ENUMERATION IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR (MINING AND QUARRYING; MANUFACTURING; ELECTRICITY AND GAS).

QUESTIONNAIRES WERE MAILED TO INDIVIDUAL SAMPLE ESTABLISHMENTS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER AND REMINDERS ARE BEING SENT TO ESTABLISHMENTS NOT RESPONDING TO THE INITIAL QUESTIONNAIRES. A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDER 1982 (LEGAL NOTICE NO. 69 OF 1982, GAZETTED ON MARCH 5, 1982), ESTABLISHMENTS RECEIVING QUESTIONNAIRES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THEM TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

INFORMATION IS BEING SOUGHT ON THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES ON SEPTEMBER 30 FOR EACH SAMPLE ESTABLISHMENT. SOME 10 000 ESTABLISHMENTS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THIS SAMPLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAYROLL IN EACH OF THE THREE MONTHS DURING THE REFERENCE PERIOD JULY-SEPTEMBER 1986.

ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR ARE REQUESTED TO FURTHER PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE MAJOR KIND OF ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 1986.

RESPONDENTS HAVING DIFFICULTIES COMPLETING THE FORMS SHOULD CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS: 5-436551, 5-444301, 5-455661 AND 5-455668.

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EMPLOYERS REMINDED OF STATUTORY HOLIDAYS * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT OCTOBER 12 AND 22 ARE STATUTORY HOLIDAYS FOR WORKERS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID OCTOBER 12 IS CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL WHILE OCTOBER 22 IS AN ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK THE QUEEN’S VISIT TO HONG KONG.

♦ AS THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL FALLS ON A SUNDAY THIS YEAR, EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE GIVEN A DAY OFF ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, IF THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY HAPPENS TO BE THEIR NORMAL REST DAY,+ HE ADDED.

UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, ALL MANUAL WORKERS AND

THOSE NON-MANUAL WORKERS WITH MONTHLY SALARY NOT EXCEEDING $10 500 ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAYS AND MUST BE PAID FOR THE DAYS OFF IF THEY HAVE WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO AN EMPLOYEE’S EARNINGS ON A NORMAL WORKING DAY AND SHOULD INCLUDE BASIC WAGES AS WELL AS ALLOWANCES THAT CAN BE EXPRESSED IN MONEY TERMS SUCH AS MEALS AND COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCES.

WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURING EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD, WHICH COULD BE BETWEEN 28 DAYS AND 31 DAYS PRECEDING THE HOLIDAYS.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE AT ALL BRANCH OFFICES OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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COURSES ORGANISED FOR BANK PERSONNEL OFFICERS *****

JUNIOR PERSONNEL OFFICERS IN BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ARE INVITED TO ENROL IN TWO SHORT COURSES IN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND STAFF RECRUITMENT BEING ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE CF BANKERS.

THE TWO COURSES, TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER, ARE PART OF SUBSIDISED TRAINING PROGRAMMES RUN BY THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

THE FIRST COURSE, +INTRODUCTION TO THE PERSONNEL FUNCTIONS+, WILL GIVE PARTICIPANTS AN INTEGRATED UNDERSTANDING OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT INCLUDING ASPECTS OF ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR, STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND STAFF RELATIONS.

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THE COURSE IN ^RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION* WILL ENABLE THEM TO ACQUIRE A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF PROCESSES INVOLVED IN MANPOWER PLANNING, RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION.

CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE EVENINGS AT INSTITUTE OF BANKERS PREMISES ON THE NINTH FLOOR, YARDLEY COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SHEUNG WAN.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 20.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE TRAINING BOARD, MR S.M. WOO, ON 5-8932341, EXT. 255.

PUBLIC HOUSING SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS * * * *

TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION THROUGH BETTER AWARENESS OF THE EVOLUTION OF PUBLIC HOUSING IN HONG KONG, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY WILL JOINTLY ORGANISE A SERIES OF 12 SEMINARS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

JUNIOR FORM TEACHERS OF SOCIAL STUDIES, GEOGRAPHY, ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, AND CIVIC EDUCATION ARE WELCOME TO TAKE HART IN THE HALF-DAY SEMINARS ON PUBLIC HOUSING, MOST OF WHICH WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY MORNINGS.

THE SEMINARS WILL CONSIST OF TALKS, SLIDE SHOWS AND GROUP DISCUSSIONS. THEY WILL BE HELD AT THE HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS, 15TH FLOOR, 131 PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, HO MAN TIN, BETWEEN NOVEMBER 3 AND JANUARY 12.

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ARE INVITED TO NOMINATE NOT MORE THAN THREE TEACHERS “ROM THEIR SCHOOL AND SUBMIT NOMINATIONS TO THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, HOUSING DEPARTMENT, 131 PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, HO MAN TIN, KOWLOON, BY OCTOBER 15.

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FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO TAI PO ROAD

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A SECTION OF TAI PO ROAD BETWEEN TAI WO PING INTERCHANGE AND PIPER’S HILL WILL BE IMPROVED.

THE SECTION IS ABOUT ONE-AND-A-HALF KILOMETRES LONG AND THE WORK IS TH- SECOND PHASE OF A PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE TAI PO ROAD BETWEEN THE INTERCHANGE AND SHA TIN.

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WORK UNDER THIS PHASE INCLUDES IMPROVING THE ROAD ALIGNMENT, ADDING A CLIMBING LANE FOR SHA TIN-BOUND TRAFFIC, IMPROVING ROAD JUNCTION ARRANGEMENTS AT CALDECOTT ROAD AND GOLDEN HILL ROAD, AND PROVIDING CAR PARKING AREAS AND A FOOTWAY ON ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD THROUGHOUT THE SECTION.

IN ADDITION, A FOOTBRIDGE WILL BE BUILT ACROSS TAI PO ROAD NEAR PIPER’S HILL.

WORK IS TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE 21 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT RY OCTOBER 31.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT AFTER THESE IMPROVEMENTS THE CAPACITY OF THIS SECTION OF TAI PO ROAD WILL BE INCREASED BY ABOUT 30 PER CENT, PROVIDING SOME RELIEF TO TRAFFIC NOW USING LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD.

PHA^R 1 OF the IMPROVEMENT WORKS, WHICH COVERS THE TWO-KlLOMETRE-LONG SECTION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT EXPLOSIVES DEPOT AN^ LOWER SHING MUN RIVER, STARTED IN APRIL AND IS EXPECTED TO BE

COMPLETED IN EARLY 1988.

WORK UNDER THIS PHASE INCLUDES WIDENING THE ROAD TO A MINIMUM OF 7.3 METRES WHICH IS THE STANDARD WIDTH FOR A TWO-LANE ROAT AND PROVIDING A CLIMBING LANE, FOOTPATHS, CAR PARKING AREAS, BUS LAY-BYS AND PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS. THERE WILL ALSO BE EXTENSIVE

LANDSCAPING.

FERRY PIER AT LANTAU TO BE EXTENDED

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THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO EXTEND THE FERRY PIER AT TA SHU I WAN, NORTHEAST LANTAU, TO FACILITATE THE MOORING OF KAITOS OPERATING BETWEEN TSING LUNG TAU AND LUK KENG.

ABOUT 20 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED AT TA SHU I WAN, ADJACENT TO NGONG SHUEN AU, WILL BE AFFECTED.

THE EXISTING FERRY PIER WAS BUILT OVER 20 YEARS AGO. IT IS 17.4 METRES LONG AND WILL BE EXTENDED BY 10 METRES SO THAT KAITOS CAN MOOR EVEN DURING LOW TIDES.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT THREE MONTHS.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS BY DECEMBER 2.

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HOLIDAY MAIL DELIVERY

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TM-RC u|LL BE ONE MAIL DELIVERY ON OCTOBER 13 (MONDAY), THE DAY FOLLOWING CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL, WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, YH- POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY).

roRTY-TWO POST OFFICES INCLUDING THE GENERAL POST OFFICE

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI POSy OFF ICES IM KOWLOON AND TSUEN WING STREET, SHA TIN CENTRAL AND TAI PO POST OFFICES IN*THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS FROM 9 AM TO

NOON THAT DAY.

DETAI'S OF OTHER POST OFFICES WHICH WILL BE OPEN CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY POST OFFICE OR FROM THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY

BUREAU AT 5-231071.

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JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY * * * * *

THE 17TH JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION (FMO) SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL AT 11.30 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

TAXI STAND, RESTRICTED ZONE IN KOWLOON

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A NEW TAXI STAND WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CHUNG HAU STREET OUTSIDE TUN MAN HOUSE, 01 MAN ESTATE, FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

AT THE SAME TIME, THE 7 AM TO 7 PM RESTRICTED ZONE IN ARGYLE STREET WILL BE CHANGED, AND WILL APPLY FROM 7 AM TO ID AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

THE AFFECTED SECTION INVOLVES THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE OF ARGYLE STREET BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 67 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH WATERLOO ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 117 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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

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TSUEN WAN WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 9) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY KWOK SHU I ROAD, TING KWOK STREET, TING FUNG STREET, LEI MUK ROAD AND WO Yl HOP ROAD INCLUDING TAI YUEN STREET, HAM TIN TSUEN, HOI PA SAN TSUEN, YEUNG UK TSUEN, HO PUI TSUEN AND KWAN MUM HAU TSUEN.

WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 69.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 405.236 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 465.798 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 79.5 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CS: ECONOMIC STRENGTH LIES IN FREE MARKET POLICIES ...»...... 1

MILLION MORE SOUGHT FOR MICRO-COMPUTERS .................. 2

VISA REQUIREMENT FOR UK ENTRY................................ 5

LOCAL CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED................................. b

£WERl?i SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN GROUPS ................. 5

CODE GIVES GUIDANCE TO PRIVATE HOMES FOR ELDERLY ............ 6

KEY ROLE FOR TRAINED MANPOWER ............................... 7

HK OFFICIAL SPEAKS AT OSAKA BUSINESS MEETING ................ 7

CHINESE VERSION OF EDUCATION REPORT READY ................... 9

CHILDREN PRaISED FOR DEDICATION TO STUDY .................... 9

SEMINAR aGnINST SHOPLIFTING IN WAN CHAI ..................... 10

20TH CENTURY MUSIC WORKSHOP ORGANISED ....................... 10

SIR Di.VID TO TOUR SOUTHERN DISTRICT ........................ 11

OPEN SPACE FOR TIN CHIU STREET .............................. 11

FIRE SERVICES, LIFTS CONTRACTS aW.-JiDED .................... 11

TRAFFIC CHANGES ON HK ISLAND FOR FESTIVAL ................... 12

KOWLOON, TUEN MU?.' TRAFFIC RE-ROUTEING ..................... 1*F

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1986

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CSt ECONOMIC STRENGTH LIES IN FREE MARKET POLICIES *****

THE STRENGTH OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMY LIES IN ITS FREE MARKET POLICIES IN THE FREE FLOW OF FUNDS IN AND OUT OF THE TERRITORY, IN HAVING NO TAX ON FOREIGN INVESTMENTS NOR TAX ON CAPITAL GAINS, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FIFTH EAST ASIAN STOCK EXCHANGES CONFERENCE, SIR DAVID SAID FREE COMPETITION WOULD PRODUCE RESULTS MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN RESTRAINTS ON TRADE, MORE SENSITIVELY THAN INTERVENTION BY GOVERNMENT IN COMMERCIAL AND MORE WISELY THAN BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR SUBSIDISING THE

DECISIONS PRIVATE

SECTOR.

A LONG HE

HE SAID THAT THIS ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY WAS GUARANTEED LIFE BY THE SINO-BRITISH AGREEMENT ON HONG KONG’S FUTURE. QUOTED THE SECTION WHICH STATED THAT THE HONG KONG SPECIAL SmINISTRAT IVE REGION SHALL MAINTAIN THE CAPITALIST ECONOMIC AND TRADE SYSTEMS AS WELL AS THE MONETARY AND FINANCIAL ” PREVIOUSLY PRACTISED AND SHALL RETAIN THE STATUS OF

SYSTEMS

AN INTERNATIONAL

FINANCIAL CENTRE.

HE ALSO QUOTED THE SECTION CONCERNING THE FREE OPERATION OF FINANCIAL BUSINESS AND THE FREE FLOW OF CAPITAL WITHIN, INTO AND OUT OF THE HONG KONG SAR AND STATING THAT NO EXCHANGE CONTROL POLICY SHALL BE APPLIED.

SIR DAVID SAID THE NEW STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG, WHICH WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED YESTERDAY (MONDAY), WAS THE HUB OF THE SECURITIES MARKET IN THE TERRITORY AND IN TECHNOLOGY COULD STAND COMPARISON WITH ANY STOCK EXCHANGE IN THE WORLD.

HE NOTED THAT SINCE OPENING ITS DOORS FOR TRADING ON APRIL 2 THIS YEAR, THE STOCK EXCHANGE, WITH ITS IMPROVED EFFICIENCY OF computer Grading, had seen the volume of trading increase greatly.

♦TOTAL TURNOVER FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, AT $36.5 BILLION, WAS 12 PEF: CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE PREVIOUS SIX MONTHS. THE TOTAL VOLUME Of FUNDS RAISED THROUGH THE STOCK MARKET AMOUNTED TO OVER $6 BILLION IN THE SAME PERIOD,* HE SAID.

BUT THE CHARACTER OF THE MARKET HAD CHANGED AS IT HAD ELSEWHERE. INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS AND INSTITUTIONAL BUYING RELYING HEAVILY ON DETAILED RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS, INSTEAD OF SMALL INVESTORS, NOW HAD A MAJOR SHARE OF THE VOLUME OF TRADING.

+THIS CHANGE S ILLUSTRATED BY THE GROWTH IN THE NUMBER OF UNIT TRUSTS AND MU"UAL FUNDS IN HONG KONG. IN 1978, THERE WERE

NOW THERE ARE .97 AUTHORISED FUNDS MANAGING U.S.S2O BILLION,* HE SAID. +THE RANGE OF INVESTMENTS AVAILABLE IN HONG KONG PROVIDe .ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES FOR GROWTH.*

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SIR DAVID SAID THE ADVANCES IN COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTERISATION, BESIDES BRINGING THE GLOBAL MARKETS WITHIN THE REACH OF A SINGLE TOUCH OF A COMPUTER KEY, HAS MARKED THE STRENGTH OF THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG THE COUNTRIES OF THE PACIFIC REGION BY THE IMPROVED LINKS BETWEEN STOCK EXCHANGES AND STOCK MARKETS.

+THERE IS VAST POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH IN THE REGION’ TO BUILD ON OUR STRENGTHS AND RESOURCES TO MAKE THIS PART OF THE WORLD THE FOCUS OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEXT CENTURY,* HE SAID.

+THE CONFERENCE WHICH OPENS TODAY WILL MAKE AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THIS PROCESS.*

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$3 MILLION MORE SOUGHT * * *

FOR MICRO-COMPUTERS *

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL BE ASKED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO APPROVE SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION OF $3 MILLION TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL MICRO-COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN 1986-87 UNDER A SCHEME TO PROMOTE THE USE OF MICRO-COMPUTERS IN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

THE CURRENT PROVISION OF $4 MILLION ONLY ALLOWS FOR THE PURCHASE OF AROUND 100 MICRO-COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN 1986-87, LEAVING 80 APPLICATIONS UNSATISFIED.

AS ALL OUTSTANDING APPLICATIONS ARE AS GOOD AS THOSE APPROVED BOTH FROM A TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL VIEWPOINT AND AS THEY ARE ALL URGENTLY REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED, IT IS PROPOSED THAT SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION BE APPROVED TO SATISFY THE OUTSTANDING DEMAND AND TO ELIMINATE RE-VETTING CR FURTHER STUDIES IN THE NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR.

OTHER ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION ARE:

* A SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION TO MEET INCREASED EXPENDITURE ARISING FROM THE ENGAGEMENT OF DEPUTY DISTRICT JUDGES AND TEMPORARY MAGISTRATES;

* AN INCREASE IN THE COMMITMENT OF $10 MILLION FOR INVESTIGATIONS INTO COMMERCIAL CRIME;

* A NON-RECURRENT COMMITMENT FOR THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE TO PURCHASE SEVEN NEW ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS TO REPLACE THE EXISTING 14 SARACEN VEHICLES;

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* THE TRANSFER OF BRAILLE PRINTING EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS AND BOOKS FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND FOLLOWING THE CLOSURE OF THE BRAILLE UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT 5

* A PROPOSED ONE-OFF GRANT OF $2 MILLION TO THE HONG KONG TRADE FACILITATION COUNCIL TO ENABLE IT TO START AFRESH FROM A FIRM BASIS SO THAT IT CAN BE SELF-SUPPORTING WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ;

* THE WRITE-OFF OF AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING $636 MILLION OUTSTANDING PREMIUM INCOME DUE IN RESPECT OF 23 RE-ENTERED LOTS.

* A PROPOSAL TO PAY HONORARIA TO UNOFFICIAL OVERSEAS MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE THIRD UNIVERSITY AND TO THE UNOFFICIAL OVERSEAS CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AWARDS ;

X A SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION OF $334 OOO TO MEET THE COST OF INCREASES IN MONTHLY MAXIMUM FOR REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES FOR UMELCO MEMBERS AND MONTHLY STIPEND FOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ;

X AN INCREASE IN THE ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE COMMONWEALTH YOUTH PROGRAMME FOR 1986-87 5 AND

* THE EXTENSION OF THE LEDGER ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM TO THE URBAN COUNCIL AND FOUR ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

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

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VISA REQUIREMENT FOR UK ENTRY *****

THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT NATIONALS OF BANGLADESH, INDIA AND PAKISTAN WILL REQUIRE VI SAS TO ENTER BRITAIN WITH EFFECT FROM NEXT WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 15).

ANYONE ARRIVING AT A UK PORT OF ENTRY WITHOUT A VALID VISA, ENTRY CERTIFICATE OR CONFIRMATION OF RIGHT OF ABODE IN BRITAIN WOULD BE REFUSED ENTRY.

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IN HONG KONG, VISAS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM OFFICES OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE NE* VISA REQUIREMENT DID NOT APPLY TO VISITORS TO BRITAIN WHO WERE BDTC’S HOLDING BRITISH HONG KONG PASSPORTS.

THERE WAS ALSO NO CHANGE IN THE EXISTING ARRANGEMENTS WHICH ALLOWED NATIONALS OF BANGLADESH, INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO VISIT HONG KONG WITHOUT A VISA, HE ADDED.

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES CALL 3-7333111.

LOCAL CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED * * * X

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) CONFIRMED THAT A 78-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA. THE CASE HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A LOCAL ONE.

THE WOMAN WHO LIVED IN WONG TAI SIN AREA DEVELOPED DIARRHOEA ON SEPTEMBER 30. SHE ATTENDED THE OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENT OF EAST KOWLOON POLYCLINIC ON OCTOBER 2 AND WAS ADMITTED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL ON OCTOBER 4.

THE CONDITION OF THE PATIENT WAS TODAY DESCRIBED AS SATISFACTORY.

MEANWHILE, HEALTH OFFICERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT VISITED THE PATIENT’S HOME TO GIVE HER FAMILY MEMBERS MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND PREVENTIVE DRUGS. THE PREMISES WERE ALSO DISINFECTED.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT CHOLERA IS ENDEMIC IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD AND IT IS NECESSARY TO OBSERVE PERSONAL AND FOOD HYGIENE BOTH AT HOME AND WHILE TRAVELLING ABROAD.

SO FAR, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CHOLERA CASES REPORTED THIS YEAR IS 30 - 23 LOCAL AND SEVEN IMPORTED.

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ELDERLY SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN GROUPS * # * * *

OLD PEOPLE SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN GROUP ACTIVITIES OR VISIT SOCIAL CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY TO EXCHANGE IDEAS AND EXPERIENCES WITH OTHERS SO AS TO KEEP UP INTEREST IN THINGS AROUND THEM, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

MRS CHAN WAS ADDRESSING PARTICIPANTS IN THE EIGHTH +PARTY FOR A THOUSAND AGED+ ORGANISED BY THE SHUN TAK FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION AT THE CITY HALL.

♦PARTICIPATION IN MORE ACTIVITIES CAN HELP REMOVE UNNECESSARY WORRIES AND PRESSURE AND CAN LEAD TO A FULLER AND MORE SAT ISFYI NG LIFE WHICH WILL BE A GREAT HELP TO OLD PEOPLE IN MAINTAINING THEIR PENTAL HEALTH,+ SHE SAID.

TAKING PART IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, LEARNING NEW SKILLS, DEVELOPING NEW HOBBIES AND DOING VOLUNTEER WORK WERE POSITIVE WAYS IN WHICH OLD PEOPLE COULD SPEND THEIR TIME.

ANOTHER WAY TO MAINTAIN MENTAL HEALTH WAS FOR THEM TO RECOGNISE AND ACCEPT CHANGES IN THEIR ROLES IN SOCIETY AND THE FAMILY AND TO BE TOLERANT OF OTHERS’ VIEWPOINTS, SHE ADDED.

TURNING TO ELDERLY SINGLE PEOPLE AND THOSE LIVING IN SHARED ACCOMMODATION IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, MRS CHAN SAID THEY DESERVED SPECIAL CARE AND ATTENTION FROM THE PUBLIC.

♦THEY ARE ALL THE MORE LONELY AND HELPLESS IF THEY CANNOT ADJUST TO THE ENVIRONMENT OR CANNOT GET ALONG WITH OTHERS SHARING A FLAT,* SHE SAID.

SHE SAID SHE HOPED THAT VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS COULD VISIT THESE OLD PEOPLE REGULARLY, ORGANISE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THEM AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO JOIN SOCIAL CENTRES.

♦NEIGHBOURS. VOLUNTEER WORKERS AND SOCIAL CENTRE STAFF SHOULD PAY SPECIAL CARE AND ATTENTION TO THESE OLD PEOPLE AND REFER THOSE WHO HAVE PROBLEMS TO THE FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES OF EITHER THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT OR VOLUNTARY AGENCIES FOR ASSISTANCE,* SHE SAID.

IN ADDITION TO MATERIAL ASSISTANCE, SOCIAL WORKERS WOULD PROVIDE COUNSELLING SERVICE TO HELP OLD PEOPLE TO LIVE TOGETHER HARMONIOUSLY AND TO RESOLVE THEIR DIFFERENCES IN ORDER TO PREVENT

UNHAPPY INCIDENTS.

MRS CHAN ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE SHUN TAK FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION FOR ORGANISING MEANINGFUL EVENTS TO PROMOTE THE WELL-BEING OF THE ELDERLY.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1986

CODE GIVES GUIDANCE TO PRIVATE HOMES FOR ELDERLY

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A CODE OF PRACTICE WAS PUBLISHED TODAY (TUESDAY) PROVIDING GUIDANCE FOR PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY ON HOW TO MAINTAIN A MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF SERVICE.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (OPERATIONS), MRS EVELYN DOE, SAID THE CODE HAD BEEN DRAWN UP FOR VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE BY OPERATORS OF THESE HOMES.

+UNDERLYING ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS IS A CONVICTION THAT CARE FOR THE ELDERLY INCLUDES BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND SOCIAL CARE.

♦THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS TO PROMOTE THE PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF THE ELDERLY WITH THE RECOGNITION THAT THEY HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION INDIVIDUALITY AND HUMAN DIGNITY,+ SHE SAID.

THE CODE REPRESENTS A CULMINATION OF EFFORTS BY A WORKING PARTY THAT COMPRISED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE AND THE ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY.

IT INCLUDES GUIDELINES ON GIVING NOTIFICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT, MANAGEMENT, ACCOMMODATION AND SPACE REQUIREMENTS, SAFETY AND FIRE PRECAUTIONS, STAFFING, HEALTH AND CARE SERVICES, EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE, AND SOCIAL CARE.

COPIES OF THE CODE, IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH, WILL BE SENT TO ALL IDENTIFIED OPERATORS OF PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY.

MRS DOE SAID THAT STAFF FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE LIAISON VISITS TO THE HOMES AND THEY WOULD TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN TO THE OPERATORS THE DETAILS OF THE CODE.

PEOPLE INTENDING TO OPERATE PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY SHOULD NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE STARTING SERVICE SO THAT OFFICERS CAN GIVE THEM GUIDANCE ABOUT THE CODE. NOTIFICATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S 13 DISTRICT OFF ICES.

AFTER ONE YEAR, A REVIEW WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CODE AND TO DETERMINE WHETHER STRONGER NEASURES ARE REQUIRED TO REGULATE THE OPERATION OF HOMES.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1986

KEY ROLE FOR TRAINED MANPOWER

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THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES AND SERVICE AND TRAINED MANPOWER WAS STRESSED THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING BY THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION, MR HELMUT SOHMEN.

+THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG DEPENDS ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US AND ON OUR ABILITY TO OFFER THE WORLD FIRST-CLASS FACILIT ES AND SERVICES, PARTICULARY IN SEA AND AIR TRANSPORT AND ALSO IN ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES,* HE SAID.

MR SOHMEN WAS SPEAKING AT A GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 21 PERSONNEL IN AIR AND SEA FREIGHT COMPANIES WHO COMPLETED CERTIFICATE COURSES SPONSORED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND RUN BY THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

HE SAID UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND KNOW-HOW, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF WELL-TRAINED PERSONNEL WERE KEYS TO THE CONTINUED GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORY. HENCE EMPHASIS WAS PLACED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY ON THE WORK OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

THE AIR AND SEA FREIGHT CERTIFICATE COURSES SHOULD GIVE PARTICIPANTS AS WELL AS THEIR EMPLOYERS A BETTER CHANCE OF SUCCESS IN A VERY COMPETITIVE WORLD.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN, SAID THIS YEAR IT PLANNED TO SPONSOR ABOUT 100 COURSES IN ACCOUNTANCY, BANKING, JOURNALISM, TRANSPORT AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION, WHOLESALE-RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT, SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR.

THESE COURSES WERE DESIGNED BY THE RELEVANT TRAINING BOARDS OF THE COUNCIL TO MEET THE TRAINING NEEDS OF EMPLOYEES IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES.

UNDER A SUBSIDISED TRAINING PROGRAMME, PARTICIPANTS NORMALLY NEEDED TO PAY ONLY HALF THE COURSE FEE.

HK OFFICIAL SPEAKS AT OSAKA BUSINESS MEETING * it * * *

A PRESTIGIOUS SYMPOSIUM DEALING WITH BUSINESS COOPERATION BETWEEN ASIA AND JAPAN WAS ADDRESSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, M? K.Y. YEUNG, FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY.

OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE OSAKA SYMPOSIUM ON FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS COOPERATION BETWEEN ASIA AND JAPAN INCLUDED THE PRESIDENT CF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, MR MASAO FUKOKA, THE JAPANESE MINISTER OF FINANCE, MR KI ICHI MIYANZAWA, OTHFR GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND MAJOR BUSINESS LEADERS "■<(?' AR0L-J1D THE REGION.

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IN HIS SPEECH MR YEUNG MADE THE POINT THAT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER WAS IMPORTANT TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES LIKE HONG KONG, PARTICULARLY WHERE IT RAISED THE LEVEL OF PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY CF MANUFACTURING OUTPUT.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER WAS OFTEN A PURE BUSINESS TRANSACTION, l£ SAID BUT GOVERNMENTS WERE MORE INTERESTED IN REMOVING BARRIERS TO ITS TAKING PLACE.

♦GOVERNMENTS ARE CONCERNED, TO A GREATER OR LESSER DEGREE, WITH THE AVAILABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY OF CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL SUPPORT TO ENABLE THE PURCHASER OF TECHNOLOGY TO PUT IT TO FULL USE. GOVERNMENTS, THEREFORE, TEND TO BE CONCERNED WITH OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER,* HE SAID.

SOME TECHNOLOGIES COULD NOT BE ABSORBED BY PRIVATE ENTERPRISE UNLESS THEY WERE ADEQUATELY SUPPORTED THROUGH MANPOWER TRAINING AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT SERVICES. HONG KONG WAS ACTIVELY SEEKING TO LOWER THESE BARRIERS. EDUCATION AND MANPOWER NOW ACCOUNTED FOR MORE THAN 20 PER CENT OF TOTAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE.

IN ADDITION TO CONVENTIONAL FORMS OF TRAINING TO ACHIEVE ABSORPTION OF SPECIALIST TECHNOLOGIES, HONG KONG WAS ENCOURAGING GOVERNMENT-FUNDED TRAINING FOR PRACTISING ENGINEERS RATHER THAN ESTABLISHING LARGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTES. A WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT SERVICES WAS PROVIDED.

ANOTHER TYPE OF BARRIER TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER WAS THE MISMATCH BETWEEN FINANCIAL AND MARKET REQUIREMENTS. MANY COUNTRIES ATTEMPTED TO TACKLE THIS BY DIRECT GOVERNMENT SUPPORT SUCH AS INDUSTRIAL SUBSIDIES, LOAN GUARANTEES AND TAX INCENTIVES.

HONG KONG TOOK THE VIEW THAT IT WAS NORMALLY FUTILE AND DAMAGING TO ATTEMPT TO PLAN THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES OR TO FRUSTRATE THE OPERATION OF MARKET FORCES.

INCREASING INTEREST WAS NOW BEING SHOWN, HOWEVER, IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PRIVATE VENTURE CAPITAL OPERATIONS AND GOVERNMENT WAS NOW CONSIDERING WHETHER THERE MIGHT BE A CASE FOR RELAXING STOCK EXCHANGE LISTING REQUIREMENTS AS A MEANS OF NURTURING THE GROWTH OF SUCH OPERATIONS.

WHERE FOREIGN MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT WAS CONCERNED WHAT WAS BEING LOOKED FOR WAS THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW OR IMPROVED PRODUCTS, NEW DESIGNS AND PROCESSES, AND IMPROVED MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES.

*IN SEEKING FOREIGN INVESTMENT THE ROLE OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IS GENERALLY TO IDENTIFY THOSE FOREIGN BUSINESSES THAT HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY WE NEED AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO INVEST,* SAID MR YEUNG, ADDING THAT JAPANESE FIRMS WERE IMPORTANT IN THIS.

HONG KONG’S MASSIVE INVESTMENT IN MANPOWER TRAINING, CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT SERVICES IN PARTICULAR SHOWED CLEARLY THE GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION TO CREATE A SOUND TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT - THE EXCELLENCE OF THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT REQUIRED NO ELABORATION, HE CONCLUDED.

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CHINESE VERSION OF EDUCATION REPORT READY

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THE CHINESE VERSION OF THE EDUCATION COMMISSION’S REPORT NO. 2 WILL BE PUBLISHED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ADDITIONAL ENGLISH COPIES WERE ALSO PRINTED IN VIEW OF THE HEAVY DEMAND FOR THE REPORT SINCE ITS PUBLICATION IN ENGLISH ON SEPTEMBER 16.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE REPORT MAY WRITE TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OR THE EDUCATION AND MANPOWER BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT. LIMITED COPIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN CENTRAL.

♦THE EDUCATION COMMISSION WILL WELCOME COMMENTS ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE REPORT,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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, BY THE END OF DECEMBER, 1986.

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CHILDREN PRAISED FOR DEDICATION TO STUDY * M * * *

THE CHILDREN OF HONG KONG FISHERMEN WERE PRAISED TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR THEIR PERSEVERANCE IN THEIR STUDIES, AND COMPLETING THEM WITH SATISFACTORY RESULTS.

FOR MANY SUCH CHILDREN THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT WAS INCONVENIENT FOR SCHOOLING, YET THEY OVERCAME ALL DIFFICULTIES, A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, MR CHAN KAM-CHEUN, SAID AT THE 17TH JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY OF FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION (FMO) SCHOOLS, HELD AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

THE FMO RUNS 12 PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND ONE SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL WITH MORE THAN 2 900 STUDENTS, AND MR CHAN NOTED THAT FOLLOWING CHANGES IN EDUCATION AND HOUSING POLICIES MANY FISHERMEN’S CHILDREN COULD NOW STUDY IN OTHER SCHOOLS.

BUT THE NUMBER OF FISHERMEN’S CHILDREN STILL CONSTITUTED A SIZEABLE PROPORTION IN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE FMO SCHOOLS.

EARLIER, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, PAID TRIBUTE TO MR CHAN FOR HIS CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND WORK OF THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION.

MRS CHAN AND MRS LEE PRESENTED CERTIFICATES, PRIZES AND FMO SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AWARDS TO STUDENTS.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1986

SEMINAR AGAINST SHOPLIFTING IN KAN CHAI

'BOUT 50 REPRESENTATIVES FROM DEPARTMENT STORES AND SUPERMARKETS IN WAN CHAI DISTRICT ATTENDED A SEMINAR ON SHOPL’.FTING HELD AT THE WAN CHAI POLICE STATION THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.

A TALK ON PREVENTION OF SHOPLIFTING WAS GIVEN BY MR CHEUK HEY-MING OF THE POLICE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU AND A DISCUSSION SESSION FOLLOWED.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, FR CHENG HOK-YIN, URGED THE PARTICIPANTS TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE POLICE TO FIGHT CRIME.

HE DESCRIBED THE SEMINAR AS ONE OF MANY ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDED A SLOGAN COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS, FOR WHICH ENTRIES WOULD CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 11, AND AN EXHIBITION ON SECURITY DEVICES TO BE HELD IN JANUARY.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE SEMINAR WERE THE WAN CHAI POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR LAU TO-YEE; ASSISTANT DISTRICT COMMANDER, FR P.E. SMITH- AND THE WAN CHAI ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER.

MISS CARMEN CHIU.

20TH CENTURY MUSIC WORKSHOP ORGANISED * * * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD A SIX-SESSION WORKSHOP ON 20TH CENTURY MUSIC FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS STARTING NEXT FRIDAY (OCTOBER 17).

BESIDES GIVING AN OVERALL VIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF 20TH CENTURY MUSIC, THE WORKSHOP ALSO PROVIDES TEACHERS, THROUGH LISTENING AND PRACTICAL MUSIC MAKING, WITH A REPERTOIRE SUITABLE FOR INTRODUCING SUCH MUSIC TO SECONDARY STUDENTS.

NEW CONCEPTS OF TONALITY, MELODY, HARMONY, RHYTHM AND FORM WILL BE EXPLORED DURING THE WORKSHOP.

APPROPRIATE EXAMPLES WILL'BE SELECTED TO ILLUSTRATE POSTROMANTICISM, IMPRESSIONISM, NEO-CLASSICISM, SER I AL ISM, NEW MUSIC IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, MUSIC WITH FOLK ELEMENTS, BLUES, RAGTIME AND JAZZ.

LECTURER IN MUSIC AT THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS, DR CHAN WING-WAH, WILL CONDUCT THE WORKSHOP AT THE HONG KONG INSTITUTE FOR PROMOTION OF CHINESE CULTURE AT SHUN TAK CENTRE, 200 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE ISSUED TO THOSE WHO COMPLETE THE WORKSHOP.

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SIR DAVID TO TOUR SOUTHERN DISTRICT *****

THE

SOUTHERN

CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL TOUR THE DISTRICT ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 9) AFTERNOON TO LOOK AT LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORD, SIR DAVID WILL BE BRIEFED ON PROGRESS OF THE TELEGRAPH BAY RFClAMATION THE KELLETT BAY RECLAMATION AND HOUSING PROJECT, THE AP LEI CHAU NORTH RECLAMATION AND THE LEI TUNG HOUSING ESTATE DEVELOPMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT. THREE GOVERNMENT VANS (CAR REGISTRATION NUMBER AM 2184, AM 57^7, AND AM 4556) HAVE BEEN ARRANGED TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO ACCOMPANY THE TOUR AKKANbtu ----- THE EVENT are REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE

OFFICES (MAIN WING) CARPARK BY 1.45 PM SHARP.

THOSE WISHING TO COVER THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

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SPACE FOR TIN CHIU STREET

A 1 297-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT TIN CHIU STREET IN NORTH POINT IS TO BE DEVELOPED AS AN OPEN SPACE TO IMPROVE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT NINE MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THF ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS POR THE PROJECT WHICH INVOLVES THE BUILDING OF A SITTING-OUT AREA S I CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, BOTH OF WHICH WILL BE SURROUNDED BY PLANTERS AND PROVIDED WITH ARBOURS AND BENCHES.

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FIRE SERVICES, LIFTS CONTRACTS AWARDED

CONTRACTS VALUED AT SI.53 MILLION HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO install fire serIIces an? “ft facilities in the divisional police STATION NOW BEING BUILT AT SIU LEK YUEN IN SHA TIN.

THE FIRE SERVICES INSTALLATION CONTRACT IS VALUED AT $560 000 AND THE LIFTS CONTRACT IS VALUED AT $970 000.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE POLICE STATION, WHICH STARTED LAST AUGUST, WILL BE COMPLETED IN NOVEMBER NEXT YEAR.

THE FIRE SERVICES AND LIFT INSTALLATION WORK IS DUE TO START THIS MONTH AND TAKE ABOUT 14 MONTHS.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES ON HK ISLAND FOR FESTIVAL *****

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON HONG KONG ISLAND FOR THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CHAI WAN DAILY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 12) AND OCTOBER 13.

THESE AREi

* CAPE COLLINSON ROAD EAST OF LIN SHING ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE AND CREMATORIUM FROM CAPE COLLINSON ROAD, AS WELL AS THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO CHAI WAN CHINESE PERMANENT CEMETERY, WILL BE CLOSED.

* CAPE COLLINSON ROAD MAY BE CLOSED WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

* CAPE COLLINSON ROAD BETWEEN LIN SHING ROAD AND SHEK 0 ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

* LIN SHING ROAD BETWEEN WAN TSUI ROAD AND CAPE COLLINSON ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

* WAN TSUI ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE.

* WAH HA STREET BETWEEN LIN SHING ROAD AND CHAI WAN ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD, NO PARKING WILL BE PERMITTED ALONG CAPE COLLINSON ROAD, LIN SHING ROAD, WAH HA STREET AND THE SECTION CF SHEK 0 ROAD BETWEEN CAPE COLLINSON TRAINING CENTRE AND TAI TAM ROAD.

ALSO FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY ON OCTOBER 12 AND 13, TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN FORCE IN POK FU LAM, ABERDEEN AND THE PEAK.

THESE ARE»

* CONSORT RISE IN POK FU LAM WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND FROM VICTORIA ROAD TO BISNEY ROAD.

* PEEL RISE IN THE VICINITY OF ABERDEEN CHINESE CEMETERY, AND THE SLIP ROAD FROM SHEK PAI WAN ROAD LEADING TO ABERDEEN CHINESE CEMETERY WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* MOUNT AUSTIN ROAD IN THE PEAK WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT THOSE FOR ACCESS.

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ft THE SECTION OF PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND THE ACCESS ROAD WITHIN THE CAR PARK WILL BECOME ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE.

ft ALL PARKING SPACES AT PEAK GARDEN AND THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS, EXCEPT THE DESIGNATED SPACES FOR FRANCHISED BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES AND TAXIS, WILL BE SUSPENDED.

CMB SERVICES WILL BE STRENGTHENED ON OCTOBER 12 AS SUCHi

ft ROUTE 57 FROM CENTRAL TO CHINESE CHRISTIAN CEMETERY WILL OPERATE AT A FREQUENCY OF SEVEN TO EIGHT MINUTES BETWEEN 7 AM AND 5.52 PM.

ft ROUTE 15B FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO THE PEAK WILL RUN BETWEEN 8 AM AND 7.40 PM AT A 20-MINUTE FREQUENCY.

ft ROUTE 15M BETWEEN MTR ADMIRALTY STATION (EAST) AND THE PEAK WILL OPERATE FROM 8 AM TO 7.12 PM AT A 12-MINUTE FREQUENCY.

IN ADDITION, ROUTE 89 RUNNING BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN BUS TERMINUS AND CHAI WAN CEMETERY VIA CHAI WAN MTR STATION (CIRCULAR) WILL OPERATE FROM 7 AM TO 6 PM DAILY ON OCTOBER 12 AND 13 AT A FREQUENCY OF FIVE MINUTES.

ALSO FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM ON OCTOBER 12 AND 13, ALL BUSES EXCEPT THOSE FOR ROUTE 89, WILL NOT OBSERVE THE FIRST BUS STOP ON WAN TSUI ROAD SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CHAI WAN ROAD (NEAR WAN TSUI ESTATE). HOWEVER, A TEMPORARY BUS STOP WILL BE PROVIDED AT CHAI WAN ROAD EAST OF HONG MAN STREET FOR ALL EASTBOUND BUSES.

ROUTE INGS OF CMB ROUTES 80, 81, 81M, 82, 83, 84, 780 AND CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTE 106, AS WELL AS GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 16M AND 18M WILL BE DIVERTED BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY ON OCTOBER 12 AND 13 TO AVOID THE CLOSED ROADS AND CONGESTED AREAS.

AS CONGESTION IS EXPECTED ON APPROACH ROADS TO CEMETERIES, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

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KOWLOON, TUEN MUN TRAFFIC RE-ROUTE I NG * * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 9), THE SECTION OF KWEILIN STREET IN SHAM SHU I PO BETWEEN LAI CHI KOK ROAD AND TAI NAN STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY NORTHEAST-BOUND TO TwO-wAY TRAFFIC. THE MEASURE wILL IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

ELSEWHERE, FROM 10 AM ON OCTOBER 10 MAPLE STREET IN TAI KOK TSUI BETWEEN BEDFORD ROAD AND TUNG CHAU STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY NORTHEAST-BOUND TOWARDS TUNG CHAU STREET.

THE MEASURE, WHICH WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH, IS RELATED TO BUILDING OF THE WEST KOWLOON CORRIDOR.

IN TUEN MUN, CHOY YEE BRIDGE WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND FROM 10 AM ON OCTOBER 10 BECAUSE OF WORK ON THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

MOTORISTS HEADiNG FOR TAI HING ESTATE OR THE NORTHERN PAnT CF TUEN MUN ARE ADVISED TO USE TSUN WEN ROAD, PUI TO ROAD OR THE P1-P2 INTERCHANGE.

KMB ROUTES 59 AND 593 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HO PONG STREET, PUI TO ROAD AND TSUN WEN ROAD INSTEAD OF TUEN MUN HtUNG SZE WUI ROAD AND CHOY YEE BRIDGE.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING :

GOVERNMENT PRESSING AHEAD WITH ITS PROGRjJIMES........... 1

1987 review: careful assessment of developm^ts......... 2

•UNOFFICLJ/ TO BE DELETED FROM TITLE..................... 3

GOVERNOR SAYS DOLLAR LINK WILL BE MAINTAINED ............ 4

MANY WAYS TO ASSIST INDUSTRY ...........................  5

FIRM CONTROL ON PUBLIC EXPENDITURE....................... 6

NEW BANKING LAW PROVIDING MORE TEETH .................... 7

'STEADY PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING JOINT DECLARATION’ ..... 8

EXPANDED EDUCATION SYSTEM A PRIME OBJECTIVE............. 10

IMPRESSIVE EXPANSION OF MEDICAL SERVICES................ 12

WELFARE STAFF FACE NEW CHALLENGES ...................... 13

PROVIDENT FUND SCHEME REASSESSED........................ 14

DRAFT NOISE CONTROL BILL TO BE PUBLISHED SOON .......... 14

DECISIONS ON BRB REPORT PROPOS.JLS BY YEAR’S END........ 16

HEaVY INVESTMENT IN CaPIT/JJ WORKS TO CONTINUE.......... 17

MOTHER PRODUCTIVE YEiiR IN PUBLIC HOUSING............... 17

transport system expanding steadily .................... 20

DaYA BAY: SAFE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION ENSURED ......... 21

STRONG DEM/iND FOR FIRMER ACTION AGAINST TRIADS......... 23

NO AMNESTY FOR ILL3G.JJ IMMIGRANTS ..................... 23

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RETENTION OF COMPETENT CIVIL SERVANTS ESSENTIAL.......... 26

EXCO TO BE CONSULTED ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.............. 27

BILINGUaL BILLS LhTER THIS SESSION ........................ 28

WIDER DISCONTINUATION OF +UNOFFICIaL+ ........................ 29

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR TOYS INDUSTRY .............................. 5°

REDRESS OF GRIEV.UCES DOCUMENT FOR DISCUSSION ..............

DETAILS OF YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIV.UL ........................ 31

Cash aid given to TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ................... 31

PARKING SITE IN KOWLOON TO LET ............................... 52

KW..I CHUNG WATER CUT ........................................ 52

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GOVERNMENT PRESSING AHEAD WITH ITS PROGRAMMES *****

THE ADDITIONAL DEMANDS MADE ON THE GOVERNMENT’S TIME AND ENERGIES ARISING FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINT DECLARATION HAD NOT DEFLECTED THE GOVERNMENT FROM PRESSING AHEAD WITH ITS MANY PROGRAMMES, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

NOR HAD THE GOVERNMENT BEEN DEFLECTED FROM CONTINUING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY OF ITS SERVICES, SIR EDWARD SAID IN HIS ADDRESS AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION.

THE WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT WAS DIRECTED TOWARDS CLEAR AND

THE OBJECTIVE OF ENSURING THAT HONG STABLE,* HE SAID.

TO FOSTER AN ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT IN

SPECIFIC POLICY OBJECTIVES.

+FIRST AND FOREMOST IS KONG REMAINS PROSPEROUS AND

WHICH ENTERPRISE CAN FLOURISH, THERE IS SUFFICIENT EMPLOYMENT AND HARD WORK REAPS REWARDS. IT AeANS VIGOROUS DEFENCE OF OUR TRADING INTERESTS OVERSEAS, AND PRUDENT, BUT FIRM SUPERVISION OF OUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AT HOME.

+IT MEANS MAINTAINING LAW AND GOOD ORDER, NOT JUST ON THE STREETS BUT IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE CONDUCT OF OUR AFFAIRS.*

POLITICAL STABILITY WAS ALSO REQUIRED, HE SAID.

+THERE HAS BEEN AND IS ROOM FOR HEALTHY DISSENT AND DEBATE. BUT THE DRAMATIC PROGRESS WHICH HONG KONG HAS MADE OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES WAS NOT BUILT ON CONFLICT AND TURBULENCE. IT WAS BUILT ON A CONSTANT SEARCH FOR CONSENSUS,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

IT WAS ONLY A SOCIETY WHICH WAS BOTH PROSPEROUS AND STABLE WHICH COULD OFFER THE MEANS, CONTINUOUSLY, TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE PEOPLE OF HO&G KONG, THE M^ANS TO ENSURE THAT DECENT Sousing was available for all. the’means to expand and improve EDUCATION, MEDICAL AND WELFAR^ SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO ENRICH THEIR LIVES.

+ONLY WITH PROSPERITY AND STABILITY CAN WE MAINTAIN A STRONG, CARING AND COHESIVE SOCIETY, CONFIDENT IN ITSELF AND ITS INSTITUTIONS- AND CONTINUE TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT WHICH IS FAIR, RESPONSIBLE AND RESPONSIVE TO THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

♦ONLY THUS CAN WE PROVIDE THE RESOURCES WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL TO A BETTER LIFE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG,* SIR EDWARD

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EARLIER IN HIS ADDRESS, THE GOVERNOR NOTED THAT IN TWO WEEKS’ TIME HONG KONG WOULD HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF WELCOMING HER MAJESTY THE’qLEEN AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, FOLLOWING THEIR HISTORIC VISIT TO CHINA.

♦THEY CAN BE ASSURED THAT THE WELCOME WILL BE A VERY WARM ONE,+ HE SAID.

♦DURING A BUSY STAY HER MAJESTY WILL MEET A WIDE RANGE OF HONG KONG PEOPLE AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THIS CHAMBER. SHE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE FOR HERSELF THE TREMENDOUS PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENTS WHICH HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN HONG KONG SINCE HER VISIT IN 1975. ♦

1987 REVIEW: CAREFUL ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS *****

THE 1987 REVIEW OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL CALL FOR A CAREFUL ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF THE 1984 WHITE PAPER, AND OF THE RESPONSE OF THE COMMUNITY TO THEM, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SIR EDWARD SAID THE 1987 REVIEW WOULD BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TASKS OF THE COMING YEAR.

♦IT WILL CONSIDER WHETHER FURTHER CHANGES ARE DESIRABLE AND IF SO, THE TIMESCALE FOR THEIR INTRODUCTION,* HE SAID.

♦THE GREEN PAPER, WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE FIRST HALF CF NEXT YEAR, WILL SEEK THE VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC ON THESE ISSUES, INCLUDING WHETHER THERE SHOULD BE FURTHER CHANGES TO THE COMPOSITION AND THE METHOD OF SELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THIS COUNCIL.*

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT AT PRESENT THERE WAS A WIDE RANGE OF OPINION AND NO CLEAR CONSENSUS ON MANY IMPORTANT ISSUES. AMPLE TIME WOULD THEREFORE BE ALLOWED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION.

+ONLY THEN WILL COME THE TIME FOR FIRM DECISIONS,* HE SAID.

+OUR SOCIETY IS NOT STATIC AND WE MUST BE ALIVE TO THE NEED TO ALLOW WIDER PARTICIPATION IN THE PROCESSES OF GOVERNMENT, IF THIS PROVES TO BE THE GENERAL ASPIRATION OF THE COMMUNITY.*

IT WAS EXPECTED THAT THE SUBSEQUENT WHITE PAPER WOULD BE READY BY THE END OF 1987, HE ADDED.

COMMENTING ON THE GENERAL STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT IN THE TERRITORY, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS NOW WELL ESTABLISHED, AT DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCIL AND CENTRAL LEGISLATIVE LEVEL.

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+EXPERIENCE OVER THE LAST YEAR SUGGESTS THAT THIS STRUCTURE IS SERVING HONG KONG WELL,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD AT THIS POINT REFERRED TO THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED BY THE NATIONAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND ITS VARIOUS SPECIALIST GROUPS.

HE SAID THAT DURING THE YEAR THEY HAD DISCUSSED MANY ISSUES WHICH WERE KEY TO THE POLITICAL STRUCTURE IN THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AFTER 1997, AND TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AND THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

+THE BASIC LAW CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN ABLE TO REFLECT THE VIEWS OF A WIDE SPECTRUM OF HONG KONG PEOPLE AND THERE HAS BEEN LIVELY DEBATE ELSEWHERE AND IN THE MEDIA,+ SIR EDWARD SAID.

+IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO PROMULGATE THE BASIC LAW- BUT ALL CONCERNED WILL NEED TO KEEP THE DISCUSSIONS ON IT CONSTANTLY IN MIND.*

REITERATING THE REMARK HE MADE LAST YEAR, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WAS SURE THAT BOTH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WOULD BE ALIVE, AT ALL TIMES, TO THE CONCERNS AND VIEWS OF THE OTHER, AS WELL AS TO THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

*THIS IS THE BEST FORMULA FOR MAINTAINING CONFIDENCE AND ENSURING A SMOOTH TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT IN 1997,+ HE SAID.

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’UNOFFICIAL’ TO BE DELETED FROM TITLE *****

A CHANGE OF TITLE FOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS WAS PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+IN FUTURE WE SHALL NOT, LN GENERAL, USE THE TITLE UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WHICH CAN BE MISLEADING TO THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH ITS OPERATIONS,+ HE SAID.

+ALL ARE MEMBERS OF THE SAME COUNCIL AND WE SHALL USE THE APPROPRIATE TITLE WHICH REFLECTS THAT FACT - THAT IS 'MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL’.

+TO ACCOMMODATE THIS CHANGE, IT HAS BEEN AGREED THAT, IN FUTURE, OMELCOs THE OFFICE OF MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, SHOULD REPLACE UMELCO.+

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GOVERNOR SAYS DOLLAR LINK WILL BE MAINTAINED * * * * *

'-ERE ARE NO PLANS TO CHANGE THE LINK BETWEEN THE HONG KONG AND UNITED STATES DOLLARS WHICH HAD BENEFITTED THE HONG KONG ECONOMY, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING ON THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SITUATION IN HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS, SIR EDWARD SAID HONG KONG DOMESTIC EXPORTS HAD GROWN EIGHT PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

HE ADDED: +A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE REVIVAL OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS HAS BEEN THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR IN LINE WITH THE U.S. DOLLAR, AGAINST MOST OTHER MAJOR CURRENCIES DUE TO THE LINKED EXCHANGE RATE SYSTEM.

+THIS HAS RESULTED IN THE PRICES OF OUR GOODS BECOMING MORE COMPETITIVE IN SOME OF OUR MAJOR MARKETS. DESPITE THIS RELATIVE DEPRECIATION, THE RATE OF INFLATION HAS REMAINED LOW AT ABOUT THREE PER CENT DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS. THIS IS DUE IN PART TO LOWER WORLD COMMODITY PRICES.*

THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT THE STABILITY OF THE VALUE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AGAINST THE U.S. DOLLAR IN RECENT MONTHS PROVIDED FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE BENEFIT OF THE FIXED EXCHANGE RATE SYSTEM TO HONG KONG.

+LET ME REPEAT AGAIN - THERE ARE NO PLANS TO CHANGE IT.*

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT EXPORT RECOVERY HAD HELPED MAINTAIN EMPLOYMENT AND BOOST REAL WAGE LEVELS. UNEMPLOYMENT REMAINED STABLE AT 2.9 PER CENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT 1.7 PER CENT. HE SAID THE SIGNS INDICATED CONTINUING GROWTH IN DEMAND FOR LABOUR PARTICULARLY IN THE DISTRIBUTION TRADES AND IN FINANCIAL AND OTHER BUSINESS SECTORS.

LOOKING AHEAD THE GOVERNOR SAID THE PROSPECT WAS FOR CONTINUED EXPORT-LED GROWTH, LOW UNEMPLOYMENT AND MODERATE INFLATION. THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF 5.6 PER CENT WAS CONSIDERABLY HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR’S FIGURE.

HOWEVER, HE WARNED THAT THE THREAT OF INCREASED PROTECTIONISM REMAINED AND WOULD HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON OUR ABILITY TO EXPORT AND WOULD UNDERMINE EFFORTS TQ ACHIEVE THE MORE LIBERAL WORLD TRADING ENVIRONMENT SO VITAL TO HONG KONG.

+HONG KONG’S EFFORTS TO COUNTER THE ARGUMENTS FOR PROTECTIONISM, WHEREVER THEY MAY BE PUT FORWARD, WILL CONTINUE,* HE PLEDGED.

REVIEWING THE TRADE AGREEMENTS NEGOTIATED DURING THE YEAR, olo-rvD™R$o£A,D THE APRIL AGREEMENT MAKING HONG KONG A CONTRACTING PARTY TO THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE ENSURED HONG KONG PRODUCTS WOULD CONTINUE TO HAVE ACCESS, ON MOST FAVOURED NATION TERMS, TO MARKETS WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR OVER FOUR-FIFTHS OF WORLD TRADE.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1986

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MANY WAYS TO ASSIST INDUSTRY *****

VIGOROUS

MOST POSITIVE

DEFENCE OF HONG KONG’S RIGHT TO EXPORT IS ONE OF THE WAYS IN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT IS ASSISTING INDUSTRY, MANY OTHERS, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID IN

BUT THERE ARE

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

HE SAID THAT THE FINDINGS OF A SERIES OF RECENT STUDIES ON SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES INDICATED THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF TECHNOLOGY WAS OFTEN A CATALYST FOR FURTHER INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.

+ACCORDINGLY, THE GOVERNMENT IS WORKING THROUGH BODIES LIKE THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL AND THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD TO STIMULATE RESEARCH AND TO INTRODUCE INDUSTRIES TO THE NEW TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE IN THE FIELDS OF INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND PRECISION TOOLING.

+THESE INITIATIVES NOT ONLY PROMOTE INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY, THEY ALSO HELP TO STRENGTHEN AND DIVERSIFY OUR INDUSTRIAL BASE,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

THE GOVERNMENT WAS ALSO SUPPORTING INDUSTRIAL GROWTH THROUGH INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

IN THIS RESPECT, SIR EDWARD SAID, GRANTS TOTALLING SOME $550 MILLION WOULD BE MADE TO THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL THIS YEAR TO FUND THE TRAINING OF CRAFTSMEN, TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS.

THERE WERE NOW NEARLY 600 PLACES IN FIRST YEAR FIRST DEGREE COURSES IN PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL SUBJECTS AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

DEGREE COURSES WERE BEING INTRODUCED AT THE CITY POLYTECHNIC AND COURSES AT THE THIRD UNIVERSITY WOULD HAVE A STRONG BIAS TOWARDS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND PROFESSIONAL SUBJECTS.

NOTING THAT HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY HAD BEEN FOUNDED ON ITS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, SIR EDWARD SAID THE INDUSTRY STILL ACCOUNTED FOR A QUARTER OF THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT AND PROVIDED JOBS FOR 35 PER CENT OF THE LABOUR FORCE.

REFERRING TO THE ASSURANCE OF THE QUALITY OF HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS, THE GOVERNOR SAID SOME ENCOURAGING PROGRESS HAD BEEN MADE IN THIS FIELD THJS YEAR.

+IN JULY THE HONG KONG STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY OBTAINED FORMAL RECOGNITION FROM THE NATIONAL MEASUREMENT ACCREDITATION SERVICE UNDER THE BRITISH CALIBRATION SERVICES.

♦ THE HONG KONG LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME HAS ALSO HELPED TO UPGRADE OUR COMMERCIAL TESTING LABORATORIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR INDUSTRY,* SIR EDWARD ADDED.

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FIRM CONTROL ON PUBLIC EXPENDITURE * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO KEEP PUBLIC EXPENDITURE FIRMLY LWDER CONTROL AT A GROWTH RATE OF 3 PER CENT TO 4 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN 1986-87, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SIR EDWARD SAID THE END OF THE 1985-86 FINANCIAL YEAR SAw A WELCOME RETURN TO BUDGET SURPLUS AFTER THREE YEARS OF DEFICITS ON GENERAL REVENUE ACCOUNT.

THE HIGHER YIELDS FROM EARNINGS AND PROFITS TAX WERE BEING MAINTAINED AND, IF PRESENT TRENDS CONTINUED, THE SURPLUS IN 1986-87 MIGHT BE GREATER THAN ORIGINALLY ESTIMATED.

NEVERTHELESS IT WAS INTENDED TO KEEP PUBLIC SPENDING FIRMLY UNDER CONTROL.

HE EXPLAINED THAT STRICT CONTROL IN THIS AREA HAD ENABLED HONG KONG TO AVOID MANY OF THE DIFFICULTIES WHICH HAD BEDEVILLED OTHER ECONOMIES.

CONTROL OF THE GROWTH OF EXPENDITURE SHOULD RESULT IN THE SIZE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR BEING KEPT AT ABOUT 16 PER CENT OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN 1986-87.

SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT THE MEDIUM RANGE FORECAST, REFERRED TO IN THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY’S BUDGET SPEECH THIS YEAR, ALSO GAVE GROUNDS FOR CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM ON THE HEALTH OF PUBLIC FINANCES OVER THE MEDIUM-TERM, 1987-88 TO 1990-91, FORECAST PERIOD.

+THERE WILL BE SOME ROOM FOR EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF SERVICES. THIS WILL NEED CAREFUL MANAGEMENT,* HE SAID.

THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT INEVITABLY NOT ALL THE SERVICES FINANCED BY THE GOVERNMENT COULD BE DEVELOPED AT THE RATE THAT SOME MIGHT WISH. THERE WOULD BE DIFFICULT CHOICES TO BE MADE, AND HONEST DIFFERENCES OF VIEW ON WHICH NEEDS WERE MOST IMPORTANT.

♦TO ASSIST THE DETERMINATION OF PRIORITIES AN IMPROVED METHOD CF LONGER-TERM FINANCIAL PLANNING IS BEING DEVELOPED WHICH WILL ENABLE A CLEARER VIEW TO BE TAKEN OF RELATIVE PRIORITIES THAN HITHERTO,* HE SAID.

+IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO INTRODUCE ELEMENTS OF THE NEW SYSTEM IN TIME FOR THE COMING BUDGET EXERCISE.*

EXPENDITURE ON CAPITAL WORKS HAD BEEN SLOWER THAN ORIGINALLY FORECAST, SIR EDWARD SAID.

HOWEVER, THE EFFECT OF THE INCREASE, TO $4.8 BILLION, IN THE LEVEL OF COMMITMENT FOR NEW WORKS TO START IN THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1986-87 SHOULD SOON BECOME APPARENT, AND IT WAS EXPECTED THAT EXPENDITURE WOULD BEGIN TO PICK UP IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR.

THE LEVEL OF COMMITMENT FOR NEW WORKS TO START IN 1987-88 WOULD BE THE HIGHEST EVER, AT SOME $6 BILLION.

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NEW BANKING LAW PROVIDING *****

MORE TEETH

ORDINANCE IN MAY THIS

THE PASSING INTO LAW OF THE BANKING

YEAR HAS GREATLY STRENGTHENED THE ABILITY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND TO DETECT PROBLEMS OR IRREGULARITIES EARLIER THAN HAS BEEN POSSIBLE IN THE PAST, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE SAID TODAY

(WEDNESDAY).

THE BANKING SECTOR, HE SAID IN HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS, HAD GONE THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS DURING WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HAD HAD TO INTERVENE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM, WHICH WAS VITAL TO THE WELL-BEING OF THE ECONOMY.

MANY OF THE PROPLEMS THAT HAD ARISEN IN THE BANKING SECTOR OR OTHER IMPROPER ACTIVITIES. SIR EDWARD

STEMMED FROM FRAUDULENT SAID THAT THE ACTS OF A CF MANY.

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE, EX ISTENCE.

FEW HAD PLACED IN JEOPARDY THE LIVELIHOOD

HE ADDED, TO LEGISLATE FRAUD OUT OF

THE RESOURCES OF THE EXCHANGE FUND WERE USED IN SOME CASES, BUT THE MORE RECENT PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN DEALT WITH THROUGH TIMELY SUPERVISORY ACTION, WITH THE EXCHANGE FUND PROVIDING TEMPORARY LIQUIDITY WHILE LONG TERM SOLUTIONS WERE BEING WORKED OUT.

+1 HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, BOTH IN HONG KONG AND INTERNATIONALLY, SUPPORT THE MEASURES WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN,+ SIR EDWARD STATED.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE HANG LUNG AND OVERSEAS TRUST BANKS WERE RECOVERING STEADILY UNDER GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP.

♦WHEN THEY ARE ON A SOUND COMMERCIAL FOOTING THEY WILL BE SOLD TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AS WILL THE GOVERNMENT’S MAJORITY INTEREST IN THE HONGKONG INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK,* HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT AN IMPORTANT NEW PIECE OF LEGISLATION WOULD BE PUBLISHED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION IN A FEW MONTHS’ TIME.

+A BILL. WHICH FOLLOWS ON" RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE On’COMPANY LAW REFORM, WILL PROVIDE FOR A GREATER DEGREE OF DISCLOSURE OF THE TRUE OWNERSHIP OF PUBLIC COMPANIES AND BRING OUR LAWS, IN THIS REGARD, IN LINE WITH OTHER MAJOR FINANCIAL CENTRES,* HE SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THE STANDING COMMITTEE AND THE SECURITIES COMMISSION WERE BEING CONSULTED OF WHETHER THE LAWS RELATING TO INSIDER DEALING OF SHARES SHOULD BE STRENGTHENED, FOLLOWING PUBLICATION OF THE INSIDER DEALING TRIBUNAL REPORT IN APRIL THIS YEAR.

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'STEADY PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING JOINT DECLARATION’ *****

A STEADY RECORD OF FAITHFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION IS ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAINING CONFIDENCE IN THE AGREEMENT, AND SUCH A RECORD IS NOW BEING BUILT UP, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE THEN WENT ON TO OUTLINE THIS RECORD, IN MAKING HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

ON NATIONALITY AND PASSPORTS, SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT THE HONG KONG (BRITISH NATIONALITY) ORDER 1986 PROVIDED THAT PERSONS WHO WERE BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES CITIZENS, BY VIRTUE OF A CONNECTION WITH HONG KONG, MIGHT APPLY FOR A BRITISH NATIONAL (OVERSEAS) PASSPORT BEFORE JULY 1, 1997.

♦THE NEW PASSPORT WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM JULY 1, 1987 AND l€R MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY BEGUN FORMAL APPROACHES TO FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES IN A MAJOR EFFORT TO ENSURE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF THE NEW STATUS AND THE PASSPORT THAT GOES WITH IT,+ HE SAID.

+FOLLOWING STRONG REPRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED THAT THE NEW PASSPORT WILL STATE THAT ITS HOLDERS DO NOT REQUIRE AN ENTRY CERTIFICATE OR VISA TO VISIT THE UNITED KINGDOM.*

EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE BRITISH AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS REACHED AGREEMENT THAT THE BN(O) PASSPORT WOULD INCLUDE AN ENDORSEMENT INDICATING THAT THE HOLDER HAD A RIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG. THIS WAS IMPORTANT TO ITS INTERNATIONAL ACCEPTABILITY.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT NEW TYPES OF IDENTITY CARD, FOR BOTH PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY RESIDENTS, WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM JULY 1, 1987, AND MIGHT CONTINUE TO BE USED UNTIL THEY WERE REPLACED BY CARDS ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AFTER 1997.

♦THE NEED FOR IDENTITY CARDS WHICH STATE A RIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG COULD NOT HAVE BEEN FORESEEN WHEN THE PRESENT CARD WAS DESIGNED IN 1981,+ HE SAID.

+ INDEED THERE WAS NO SUCH CONCEPT IN HONG KONG LAW AT THAT TIME. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE, IN ISSUING NEW CARDS, TO MINIMISE INCONVENIENCE TO HOLDERS.*

THE BRITISH AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS HAD ALSO AGREED THAT CERTIFICATES OF IDENTITY, ISSUED UP TO 1997, WOULD CONTINUE TO BE VALID FOR 10 YEARS, AND THAT THEY WOULD ALSO BE ENDORSED TO SHOW THAT THE HOLDER HAD A PERMANENT IDENTITY CARD WHICH STATED THAT HE HAD THE RIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG.

/♦THESE ARRANGEMENTS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1986

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■•■THESE ARRANGEMENTS WILL Givt nONG KONG RESIDENTS CONFIDENCE IN THEIR ABILITY TO TRAVEL FREELY IN THE TRANSITION PERIOD, AND AFTER 1997. +

REFERRING TO INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, SIR EDWARD SAID THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP HAD ESTABLISHED A SUB-GROUP ON THIS. THERE WERE A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF TREATIES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS WHOSE PROVISIONS OR ACTIVITIES WERE IMPORTANT TO HONG KONG, AND THE WORK WOULD, IN CONSEQUENCE, TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO COMPLETE.

♦ A GOOD START HAS BEEN MADE WITH BROAD AGREEMENT ON HONG KONG’S FUTURE PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL AND POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS.+

DEALING WITH CIVIL AVIATION, SIR EDWARD SAID WORK HAD BEGUN ON SEPARATING HONG KONG’S AIR SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM AIR SERVICE AGREEMENTS WHICH AT PRESENT GOVERNED THEM. A COMMON UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRINCIPLES GOVERNING THIS PROCESS HAD BEEN REACHED WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT.

THE SEPARATE HONG KONG-NETHERLANDS AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT, SIGNED ON SEPTEMBER 17, PAVED THE WAY FOR SIMILAR ACTION IN REGARD TO SOME 20 OTHER AGREEMENTS APPLICABLE TO HONG KONG.

ON THE HONG KONG REGISTER OF SHIPPING, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT THE JOINT DECLARATION PROVIDED THAT THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION WOULD BE AUTHORISED TO MAINTAIN A SHIPPING REGISTER AND TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES UNDER ITS OWN LEGISLATION.

♦AFTER EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION WITH SHIPOWNERS, SEAMEN’S UNIONS, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, THE BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR THE REGISTER HAVE BEEN AGREED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS. THESE PRINCIPLES HAVE NOW BEEN PUBLISHED. WE HOPE TO HAVE THE NEW REGISTER IN OPERATION IN THE EARLY 199O’S.+

REFERRING TO THE LAND COMMISSION. SIR EDWARD SAID THAT IT HAD CONTINUED TO MAKE GOOD PROGRESS, REACHING AGREEMENT ON THE ACCOUNTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SHARING INCOME FROM LAND SALES, AND ON THE FORM AND CONTENT OF A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT LEGAL DOCUMENTS FOR USE IN LAND TRANSACTIONS.

THE MAJORITY OF LEASES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD EXPIRE ON JUNE 27, 1997, AND TO SEEK TO RENEW LEASES INDIVIDUALLY WOULD, UNDER EXISTING STATUTORY PROCEDURES, BE A MONUMENTAL TASK.

♦ACCORDINGLY, IT HAS BEEN CONCLUDED THAT THE EXTENSION OF THESE LEASES, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH 2 OF ANNEX III CF THE JOINT DECLARATION, WOULD BEST BE ACHIEVED BY LEGISLATION. A BILL FOR THIS PURPOSE WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO THIS COUNCIL IN THE COMING SESSION,+ SIR EDWARD SAID.

/IN SHARING........

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1986

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IN SHARING INCOME FROM LAND SALES, TO DATE OVER S1.4 BILLION HAD BEEN CREDITED TO THE FUTURE SAR GOVERNMENT’S ACCOUNT. iT WAo EXPECTED THAT THE SAR GOVERNMENT LAND FUND WOULD GROW IN THE YEARS AHEAD, AND THAT A VERY SUBSTANTIAL SUM WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN 1997.

HE NOTED THAT THE CHINESE SIDE OF THE LAND COMMISSION HAD SET UP A COMMITTEE, WHICH INCLUDED EMINENT BANKERS AND MONETARY EXPERTS. TO OVERSEA INVESTMENT OF THE FUND, PAYING PARTICULAR ATTENTI&N TO THE MAINTENANCE OF MONETARY STABILITY IN HONG KONG.

LOOKING AHEAD, SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT THE HONG KONG (LEGISLATIVE POWERS) ORDER IN COUNCIL, WHICH CAME INTO OPERATION ON AUGUST 26 THIS YEAR, GAVE THE HONG KONG LEGISLATURE POWER TO AMEND OR REPEAL UNITED KINGDOM LEGISLATION WHICH APPLIED TO HONG KONG IN THE FIELDS OF MERCHANT SHIPPING CIVIL AVIATION AND ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION. IT ALSO EMPOWERED THE HONG KONG LEGISLATURE TO MAKE LAWS HAVING EXTRA-TERRITORIAL EFFECT IN THOSE FIELDS.

♦SPRINGING FROM THAT ORDER, THIS COUNCIL WILL BE INVITED TO CONSIDER MANY IMPORTANT LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS,* HE SAID.

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EXPANDED EDUCATION SYSTEM A PRIME OBJECTIVE *****

EXPANSION OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES THE SYSTEM OFFERS REMAINS A PRIME GOVERNMENT OBJECTIVE, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

A WELL-EDUCATED COMMUNITY, SUPPORTED BY HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS AND A SKILLED LABOUR FORCE, WAS ONE OF THE BEST GUARANTEES OF HONG KONG’S CONTINUED PROSPERITY AND WELL-BEING, SIR EDWARD SAID.

SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT A PLANNING COMMITTEE ON SETTING UP A THIRD UNIVERSITY, WAS ALREADY AT WORK ON ITS COMPLEX TASK.

HE SA ID« +W'E CAN LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW UNIVERSITY ADMITTING ITS FIRST STUDENTS IN THE MID-1990’S.

♦WITH THE ADDITION OF THE THIRD UNIVERSITY, AND THE ADDITIONAL PLACES WHICH WILL BE PROVIDED AS A RESULT OF EXPANSION AT THE EXISTING FIVE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, 8 300 FIRST-YEAR FIRST DEGREE PLACES WILL BE AVAILABLE BY THE MID-1990’S, COMPARED WITH 4- 200 TODAY.*

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FROM THIS ACADEMIC YEAR, BOTH THE CITY POLYTECHNIC AND THE BAPTIST COLLEGE WOULD OFFER DEGREE PROGRAMMES, SIR EDWARD SAID. hONG KONG NOw HAD FIVE DEGREE AWARDING INSTITUTIONS, WITH 16 OOO STUDENTS ON THEIR COURSES.

THESE DEVELOPMENTS HAD INCREASED THE DEMAND FOR VALIDATION OF NEW DEGREE COURSES, AND THE TIME HAD COME TO PREPARE FOR HONG KONG’S OWN VAL IDATION SYSTEM.

+A PLANNING COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AWARDS HAS BEEN APPOINTED AND INVITED TO PREPARE RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR,* HE SAID.

TURNING TO THE SECOND REPORT OF THE EDUCATION COMMISSION, SIR EDWARD SAID THE REPORT CONTAINED FAR-REACHING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SIXTH FORM, PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION, TEACHER PREPARATION, OPEN EDUCATION, AND FINANCING OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM.

+THE COMMISSION HAS PLACED HIGH PRIORITY ON THE INTRODUCTION CF A SIMPLE AND LOGICAL SYSTEM FOR ENTRY TO THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, WHILE EMPHASISING THE IMPORTANCE OF SIXTH FORM EDUCATION, IN ITS OWN RIGHT, FOR THAT MAJORITY OF STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PROCEED TO HIGHER EDUCATION,* HE SAID.

ON IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE COMMISSION’S FIRST REPORT, SIR EDWARD SAID A SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAMME COMPRISING 31 NEw SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND FOUR NEW PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION BY 1993, HAD BEEN APPROVED.

♦THIS SHOULD PERMIT THE ABOLITION OF THE JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT BY 1991,+ HE NOTED.

REFERRING TO TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, THE GOVERNOR SAID THE RECENT OPENING OF THE SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES HAD SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED THE NUMBER OF FULL-TIME AND EQUIVALENT PLACES IN THE SEVEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, FROM 9 100 TO 13 400.

+ AN EIGHTH TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT CHAI WAN, WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 1987, AND WILL PROVIDE A FURTHER 2 700 PLACES,* HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT COMPUTER EDUCATION HAD CONTINUED TO EXPAND IN GOVERNMENT AND AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH 265 SCHOOLo NOW OFFERING COMPUTER STUDIES IN THE FORM 4 AND 5 CURRICULA.

PLANS WERE IN HAND TO EXTEND COMPUTER EDUCATION TO JUNIOR SECONDARY FORMS, STARTING IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

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IMPRESSIVE EXPANSION OF MEDICAL SERVICES * * * * *

THE GROWING AWARENESS IN THE COMMUNITY OF THE NEED TO PROVIDE CARE AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE UNABLE TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES HAS BEEN MATCHED BY AN IMPRESSIVE EXPANSION OF MEDICAL AND WELFARE SERVICtS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID IN THt LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+IN 1976, THERE WERE JUST UNDER 17 000 BEDS IN GOVERNMENT AND SUBVENTED HOSPITALS. BY THE END OF THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE OVtR 22 000 AND THIS FIGURE IS PROJECTED TO RISE TO OVER 27 030 BY Trie END OF 1990,+ SIR EDWARD SAID.

THE GOVERNMENT WAS PRESSING ON WITH THE HOSPITAL BUILDING PROGRAMME, HE SAID. WORK ON THE TUEN MUM AND THE EASTERN HOSPITALs WAS ON SCHEDULE AND THE SAME APPLIED TO THE EXTENSIONS TO THE QUEEN MARY, UNITED CHRISTIAN, YAN CHAI, AND POK 01 HOSPITALS.

REFERRING TO THE REPORT BY OVERSEAS CONSULTANTS ON THE MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION OF HOSPITAL SERVICES, PUBLISHED IN MARCH, SIR EDWARD SAID AN INTERNAL WORKING GROUP WAS NOW EXAMINING THE RECOMMENDATIONS, AND THEIR FEASIBILITY AND RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS.

+0N THE WHOLE, DISTRICT BOARD AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES SUPPORT THE FORMATION OF A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, PROVIDED THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT REDUCE ITS COMMITMENT TO FINANCING MEDICAL SERVICES WHICH ARE KNOWN TO BE EXPENSIVE,* HE SAID.

+CONCERN HAS BEEN EXPRESSED, HOWEVER, ABOUT THE REPERCUSSIONS CF DISESTABLISHING STAFF WORKING IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS AND WITH REGARD TO THE POSITION OF SUBVENTED HOSPITALS WITHIN THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, IF IT WERE TO BE ESTABLISHED. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN CONCERN ABOUT THE IMPLIED SEPARATION OF HOSPITALS FROM OTHER HEALTH SERVICES.*

ON MEDICAL EDUCATION, SIR EDwARD SAID A WORKING PARTY ON °OSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING HAD BEEN FORMED EARLIcri THIS MONTH, TO EXAIMINE THE NEEDS, FORMAT AND STANDARDS FOR POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION. IT wOULD ALSO ADVISE ON wntTHen A BODY SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED TO ACCREDIT THE TRAINING PROGRAMME.

THE WORKING PARTY HAD BEEN ASKED TO SUBMIT ITS REPORT wITHlN IWO YEARS, THE GOVERNOR ADDED.

TURNING TO MENTAL HEALTH,'SIR EDWARD SAID MAJOR CHANGES TO THE MENTAL HEALTH ORDINANCE WOULD BE PROPOSED IN A BILL WHICH EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED THIS SESSION.

+THE BILL IS THE PRODUCT OF SOME FOUR YEARS OF CAREFUL STUDY AND EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION. THE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED wILL PROVIDu A SOUND LEGAL FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH TO IMPROVE THE TREATMENT AND AFTERCARE OF THE MENTALLY ILL,* HE SAID.

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WELFARE STAFF FACE NEW CHALLENGES *****

HONG KONG’S OFFERS NEW

THE COMPLEXITY OF HUMAN PROBLEMS THROWN UP BY INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED AND COMPETITIVE SOCIETY CHALLENGES TO THE STAFF, BOTH VOLUNTARY ^D OFFICIAL, WHO DEAL WITH THEM, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID IN THE LEGISTATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNEADAY).

+THEY DESERVE, AND MUST HAVE, OUR SUPPORT,+ HE SAID, IN NOTING THAT THE PAST YEAR HAD SEEN DEBATE, BOTH IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER AND OUTSIDE, ON THE MANAGEMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES.

♦STEPS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN TO IMPLEMENT SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE UMELCO WELFARE SERVICES PANEL IN ITS REPORT ON THE KWOK AH-NUI CASE. ADDITIONAL STAFF RESOURCES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED IN THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT S FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES, AND FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS ARE PLANNED DURING THE COMING YEAR,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

HE ALSO SAID THAT A REVIEW OF THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN AND JUVENILES ORDINANCE WAS UNDERWAY.

♦DURING THE COMING YEAR, REVIEWS WILL BE COMPLETED OF THE SYSTEM OF SUBVENTING SERVICES PROVIDED BY NON-GOVERNMENT WELFARE AGENCIES AND OF RESIDENTIAL SREVICES FOR CHILDREN WHO CANNOT BE CARED FOR IN THEIR OWN HOMES,+ HE SAID.

THE VIEWS OF SUBVENTED WELFARE AGENCIES WOULD BE TAKEN FULLY INTO ACCOUNT.

SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT A USEFUL STUDY HAD RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED INTO THE SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICE, WHICH WAS NOW AVAILABLE TO NEARLY ALL SCHOOLS.

♦THE STUDY HAS ENDORSED THE VALUE OF THE SERVICE TO PUPILS WHO FACE EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL AND LEARNING PROBLEMS AND HAS SUGGESTED WAYS OF IMPROVING CO-OPERATION BETWEEN CLASS TEACHERS, GUIDANCE TEACHERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS,+ HE ADDED.

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14 PROVIDENT FUND SCHEME REASSESSED *****

THE ADMINISTRATION HAS RECENTLY COMPLETED AN INTERNAL REASSESSMENT OF THE ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT CF A CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND AND WILL SHORTLY SEEK THE VIEWS OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD, THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND OTHER BODIES CONCERNED, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

♦ HONG KONG’S HARD-WORKING, RESILIENT LABOUR FORCE CONTINUES TO BE THE BACK-BONE OF OUR ECONOMIC SUCCESS. IN RECENT YEARS ATTENTION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO POSSIBLE WAYS IN WHICH WORKERS MIGHT CONTRIBUTE, DURING THEIR WORKING LIFE, TO PROVISION FOR A STABLE INCOME IN THEIR RETIREMENT,* HE SAID.

THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTRODUCING A SCHEME WERE FAR-REACHING.

+DECISIONS ON SUCH MATTERS WILL AFFECT NOT ONLY THE WELFARE CF INDIVIDUALS IN THE WORKFORCE, BUT ALSO, AS EXPERIENCE ELSEWHERE SHOWS, THE GENERAL STATE OF OUR ECONOMY,* HE SAID.

♦DECISIONS CANNOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF AFFORDING PROTECTION TO EMPLOYEES MUST ALSO BE EXAMINED. THE VIEWS CF MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL WILL, OF COURSE, BE SOUGHT BEFORE ANY DECISION IS REACHED.*

ON THE LONG SERVICE PAYMENT SCHEME WHICH WAS INTRODUCED EIGHT MONTHS AGO, SIR EDWARD SAID IT HAD BEEN GENERALLY WELCOMED AS A WAY OF RECOGNISING LONG AND LOYAL SERVICE TO ONE EMPLOYER.

+CERTAIN PROVISIONS HAVE, HOWEVER, BEEN CRITICISED: NAMELY THE EXCLUSION FROM COVERAGE OF WORKERS WHOSE EMPLOYMENT IS TERMINATED BECAUSE OF ILL HEALTH AND THE LIMITING OF FULL BENEFITS TO OLDER EMPLOYEES,* HE SAID.

+THE GOVERNMENT WILL COMPLETE A REVIEW OF THE SCHEME EARLY NEXT YEAR. IT REMAINS THE INTENTION THAT THE SCHEME SHOULD BE AS EQUITABLE AS POSSIBLE TO EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS ALIKE.*

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DRAFT NOISE CONTROL BILL TO BE PUBLISHED SOON

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COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

NUISANCE WAS SUBJECTIVE.

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♦ THE LEGISLATION MUST NEVERTHELESS BE SUFFICIENTLY PRECISE TO ENABLE EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT. IT MUST BE CAPABLE OF BEING APPLIED IN A MANNER WHICH IS EQUITABLE AND REALISTIC IN THE LIGHT CF LOCAL CIRCUMSTANCES, SINCE IT WILL AFFECT OUR INDUSTRIES AS WELL AS THE ENVIRONMENT.

+THESE ARE COMPLEX ISSUES AND SO THERE WILL BE CAREFUL PUBLIC CONSULTATION,* HE SAID.

ON THE CONTROL OF WATER POLLUTION, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT NEW REGULATIONS WERE MADE UNDER THE WATER CONTROL ORDINANCE IN JUNc.

PARTICULAR ATTENTION WAS BEING GIVEN TO IMPROVING WATER QUALITY IN TOLO HARBOUR AND THE SHING MUN RIVER, AND TO SERIOUSLY POLLUTED NULLAHS AND STREAM COURSES.

+THE INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING OF ANIMAL WASTE INTO STREAMS IS A MAJOR SOURCE OF POLLUTION. THIS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED BY A BAN ON LIVESTOCK KEEPING IN THE URBAN AREAS AND BY STRICT CONTROLS IN RURAL DISTRICTS,* HE SAID.

TURNING TO ANOTHER SERIOUS PROBLEM OF POLLUTION CAUSED BY FACTORY EFFLUENT DISCHARGED DIRECTLY INTO THE STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM. SIR EDWARD SAID THAT TO TACKLE IT MANY FACTORIES HAD BEEN SERVED NOTICE, UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE, REQUIRING THEM TO DIRECT POLLUTING DISCHARGES INTO THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM.

LEGISLATIVE CONTROLS WERE ALSO BEING PREPARED TO CONTROL THE STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION, TREATMENT AND FINAL DISPOSAL OF TOXIC AND OTHER DANGEROUS WATER MATERIALS.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE FIRST TWO +AIR QUALITY* ZONES COVERING THE HARBOUR AREA AND TSUEN WAN-KWAI CHUNG WOULD BE DECLARED UNDER THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

+THESE ZONES WILL FORM THE BAS HONG KONG, AND THEY WILL BE SUBJECT CONTROL PROCEDURES.

IS OF AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN TO COMPREHENSIVE MONITORING AND

+IN ALL THIS. THE NEEDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT MUST BE BALANCED AGAINST THE ABILITY OF INDUSTRY TO COMPLY WITH NEW REQUIREMENTS, WHILE STILL REMAINING COMPETITIVE IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

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DECISIONS ON BRB REPORT PROPOSALS BY YEAR’S END MM***

THE GOVERNMENT HOPES THAT DECISIONS ON ALL THE MAJOR PROPOSALS IN THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD REPORT WOULD BE TAKEN BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, AT WHICH TIME THE POST-1988 BROADCASTING POLICIES WOULD BE ANNOUNCED, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

LEGISLATION TO GIVE EFFECT TO THESE POLICIES WOULD BE INTRODUCED INTO THE COUNCIL WITHIN THIS SESSION, HE SAID.

IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR THE GOVERNMENT CONCLUDED A LENGTHY PERIOD OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE REPORT WHICH CONTAINS OVER IDO SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WOULD SHORTLY BE SOUGHT ON SUCH IMPORTANT ISSUES AS THE FUTURE OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, REGULATION OF THE BROADCASTING INDUSTRY, STANDARDS OF ADVERTISING -- IN PARTICULAR WHETHER TOBACCO ADVERTISING ON TELEVISION SHOULD CONTINUE — AND THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS OF BROADCASTING.

ONE RECOMMENDATION HAD BEEN DEALT WITH ALREADY. EARLIER THIS YEAR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL GAVE APPROVAL, IN PRINCIPLE, TO THE INTRODUCTION OF CABLE TELEVISION IN HONG KONG AND TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF CABLE TV WOULD BE INVITED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

ON THE CONTROL OF OBSCENE PUBLICATIONS, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD TAKE ALL VIEWS FULLY INTO ACCOUNT BEFORE THE BILL ON THE CONTROL OF OBSCENE AND INDECENT ARTICLES WAS INTRODUCED IN THE CURRENT SESSION.

HE SAID THAT THE BILL’S PROPOSALS HAD ATTRACTED CONSIDERABLE COMMENT.

THE CONTROL OF OBSCENE MATERIALS IS ALWAYS A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE AND OPINIONS ARE STRONGLY HELD ON ALL SIDES, HE SAID.

IT IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT THAT THE WIDEST RANGE OF PUBLIC OPINION IS OBTAINED SO THAT THE WISHES OF THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE MAY BE RESPECTED.

SIR EDWARD SAID MUCH HAD BEEN HEARD FROM THE MEDIA AND THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY. HE SAID HE HOPED THAT PARENTS AND TEACHERS WOULD ALSO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE THEIR VIEWS, IF THEY HAD NOT ALREADY DONE SO, BECAUSE THE WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE, AND THE IMAGE OF HONG KONG WAS AT ISSUE.

THE DRAFT BILL, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN AUGUST FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION AND COMMENT, PROPOSES A NUMBER OF MEASURES TO IMPROVE EXISTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR ASSESSING WHETHER MATERIAL MAY OFFEND THE COMMUNITY’S STANDARDS OF PROPRIETY, AS WELL AS THE INTRODUCTION OF A CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHAT MAY BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ADULTS, BUT NOT TO YOUNG PEOPLE.

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HEAVY INVESTMENT IN CAPITAL WORKS TO CONTINUE M * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS CONTINUED TO INVEST HEAVILY IN CAPITAL WORKS FOR HONG KONG’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT, WITH THE APPROVED PROVISION FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, EXCLUDING LAND ACQUISITION COSTS, BEING NEARLY $5.4 BILLION, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

POINTING OUT THAT OVER 55 PER CENT OF PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME EXPENDITURE WAS ON HIGHWAYS AND ENGINEERING PROJECTS. SIR EDWARD SAID MAJOR PROJECTS THIS YEAR INCLUDED THE HUNG HOM BAY RECLAMATION, A FUTURE STAGE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD, AND REALIGNMENT CF THE SHENZHEN RIVER.

+BUILDING PROJECTS INCLUDE PRELIMINARY WORK ON THE EASTERN DISTRICT HOSPITAL, THE EXTENSION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL AND A GOVERNMENT OFFICE BLOCK IN WAN CHAI,+ HE SAID.

♦THERE IS ALSO SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IN WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS, INCLUDING THE PAK KONG TREATMENT WORKS, AND IMPROVED FACILITIES TO HANDLE INCREASED WATER SUPPLIES FROM CHINA.*

THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT OVER $360 MILLION WAS ALLOCATED FOR ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS. WHILE NEARLY $18 MILLION WAS PROVIDED FOR IMPROVING ACCESS, DRAINAGE, WATER SUPPLIES AND OTHER BASIC SERVICES IN SQUATTER AREAS.

HE ADDED THAT ANOTHER MAJOR AREA OF EXPENDITURE WAS THE PROVISION OF RECREATION AND CULTURAL FACILITIES.

+OVER $370 MILLION IS EARMARKED FOR SUCH PROJECTS, MANY OF THEM IN THE NEW TOWNS WHERE THERE IS A GROWING DEMAND FOR THEM,*

SAID.

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ANOTHER PRODUCTIVE YEAR IN PUBLIC HOUSING

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THE HOUSING AUTHORITY WILL EXCEED ITS ANNUAL TARGET FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR THIS YEAR WITH OVER 43 000 FLATS BEING ADDED TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING STOCK, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN HIS ANNUAL SPEECH IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, SIR ED.vARD SAID THAT AT THIS RATE, THE OUTSTANDING DEMAND FOR RENTAL HOUSING SHOULD BE MET BY THE MID-1990’S.

+STEADY PROGRESS CONTINUES TO BE MADE IN IMPROVING THE STANDARDS OF NEW PUBLIC HOUSING AND IN UPGRADING THE AUTHORITY’S OLDER PROPERTIES,* HE ADDED.

IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, SIR EDWARD SAID PRODUCTION WAS FORECAST TO REACH A RECORD 37 000 FLATS IN THIS CALENDAR YEAR, RISING TO 38 003 IN 1987.

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THESE FLATS, TOGETHER w I TH OVER 10 000 FLATS WHICH WOULD EE PRODUCED UNDER THE HOME OWNERSHIP AND PRIVATE SECTOR PART IC I PAT I ON SCHEME NEXT YEAR, WOULD HELP TO CATER FOR THE GROWING DEMAND FROM FAMILIES WISHING TO OWN HOMES, HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS NOW TIMELY FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW ITS PRODUCTION PROGRAMMES AND TO FORMULATE LONG-TERM HOUSING STRATEGIES FOR THE 1990’S AND BEYOND, WHICH COULD FORM A SOLID BASE FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

+WHILE THE HOUSING AUTHORITY SHOULD BE IN A POSITION TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR RENTAL HOUSING BY THE M ID-1990'S, THE GROWING WISH AMONG THE POPULATION, TO OWN THEIR OWN HOMES, WILL TAKE MANY YEARS TO SATISFY AT THE CURRENT RATE OF FLAT PRODUCTION BY THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS.

+THE REVIEW WILL CONSIDER HOW PRIVATE SECTOR OUTPUT CAN BEST BE ENCOURAGED, AND HOW PUBLIC RESOURCES CAN BEST BE USED TO COMPLEMENT THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO MEET THE OVERALL DEMAND FOR HOUS ING.+

SIR EDWARD SAID THE RESULTS OF THESE STUDIES WOULD BE EXPECTED TOWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR.

ON THE REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, HE SAID IN THE SHORTER TERM, THE PROGRAMME TO REDEVELOP THE OLDER HOUSING BLOCKS WOULD CONTINUE AND WAS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1990.

SIR EDWARD SAID UNDERSTANDABLE PUBLIC CONCERN HAD BEEN ECHOED IN THE COUNCIL OVER THE DISCOVERY THAT A NUMBER OF BLOCKS WERE OF SUB-STANDARD STRUCTURAL QUALITY.

DEMOLITION OF THESE BLOCKS WILL BEGIN NEXT YEAR. MEANWHILE, THEIR STRUCTURAL CONDITION IS BEING MONITORED CLOSELY.

BUT IN RECTIFYING THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST WE MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF A PROGRAMME WHICH HAS HOUSED SOME 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE, OVER THE PAST QUARTER OF A CENTURY, AND PROVIDES HOMES FOR NEARLY HALF OUR POPULATION+. HE SAID.

ON PUBLIC HOUSING SUBSIDIES, SIR EDWARD SAID THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING HAD CONCLUDED, AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE PUBLIC COMMENTS EXPRESSED ON THE PROPOSALS IN LAST YEAR’S GREEN PAPER, THAT THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR THE PRINCIPLE THAT HOUSING SUBSIDIES SHOULD BE GIVEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO WERE REALLY IN NEED OF THEM.

THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS THAT TENANTS WHO HAVE OCCUPIED PUBLIC HOUSING FOR TEN YEARS, OR MORE, AND WHOSE HOUSEHOLD INCOME HAS RISEN TO A LEVEL WHICH IS TWICE THE EQUIVALENT INCOME LIMIT FOR THOSE ON THE WAITING LIST FOR PUBLIC HOUSING, SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO PAY DOUBLE RENT.

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+THE COMMITTEE DOES NOT PROSPEROUS TENANTS SHOULD BE

SUPPORT THE SUGGESTION THAT MORE EVICTED.*

THE COMMITTEE SET UP TO REVIEW DOMESTIC RENT POLICY IN PUBLIC HOUSING HAD CONCLUDED THAT A MAXIMUM OF 15 PER CENT CF THE MEDIAN INCOME OF NEW TENANTS SHOULD BE USED AS A GUIDELINE IN DETERMINING RENTS FOR NEW ESTATES.

SIR EDWARD SAID BOTH REPORTS, PUBLISHED BY THE TWO COMMITTEES LAST MONTH, WOULD BE CONSIDERED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IN NOVEMBER.

ON SQUATTER AREA IMPROVEMENT, THE GOVERNOR SAID SATISFACTORY PROGRESS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF OUR PUBLIC HOUSING TARGETS HAD ENABLED A START TO BE MADE ON A COMPREHENSIVE 1O-YEAR PROGRAMME TO CLEAR AND REHOUSE FAMILIES LIVING IN URBAN SQUATTER AREAS AND A MAJOR CLEARANCE IN THE SHAU KEI WAN AREA WOULD BE CARRIED OUT SOON.

HE ADDED THAT SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT CF MANY SQUATTER AREAS HAD BEEN ACHIEVED AS A RESULT OF THE PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN 1983. THESE INCLUDED THE PROVISION OF BETTER DRAINAGE, WATER SUPPLY, FOOTPATHS, STREET LIGHTING AND FIRE FIGHTING AND REFUSE COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS.

ON NEW TOWNS, SIR EDWARD SAID THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TOWNS CONTINUED WITH EXPENDITURE AT THE RATE OF AROUND $3 BILLION A YEAR.

HE SAID WORK HAD STARTED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO NEW TOWNS AT JUNK BAY AND TIN SHU I WAI.

THE FIRST STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT AT JUNK BAY WOULD ACCOMMODATE 75 OOO PEOPLE IN PUBLIC HOUSING AND 48 000 PEOPLE IN PRIVATE HOUSING, WITH THE FIRST PUBLIC HOUSING INTAKE EXPECTED IN EARLY 1987.

WORK ON THE JUNK BAY TUNNEL, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE THE PRIMARY MEANS OF ACCESS TO THE NEW TOWN, WOULD START LATER THIS YEAR.

AT TIN SHUI WAI, SIR EDWARD SAID PREPARATORY WORK CONTINUED AND THE NEW TOWN WAS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE ITS FIRST RESIDENTS IN THE EARLY 1990’S.

+THE GOVERNMENT HAS SO FAR COMMITTED $130 MILLION ON PLANNING, INVESTIGATION, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION WORKS. TENDERS FOR WORK VALUED AT SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS WILL BE INVITED IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS, TO SUPPORT THE INITIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR OVER 145 000 PEOPLE.*

SIR EDWARD SAID HONG KONG HAD BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN CREATING NEW TOWNS AND IN REDEVELOPING THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, BUT LESS SUCCESSFUL IN REDEVELOPING SOME OF THE OLDER AREAS WHOSE DILAPIDATED CONDITION WAS NO CREDIT TO THIS CITY.

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+THE DECISION TO ESTABLISH A LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A MEANS OF TACKLING THIS COMPLEX PROBLEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR,* HE SAID.

THE PROVISIONAL BOARD OF THE CORPORATION WAS FORMED IN SEPTEMBER UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS AND ITS FIRST JOB WAS TO RECRUIT A CHIEF EXECUTIVE. IT WAS HOPED THAT A SUITABLE PERSON WOULD BE APPOINTED IN EARLY 1987.

IN PARALLEL WITH THIS, SIR EDWARD SAID THE BOARD WOULD BE ADVISING ON THE DRAFT LEGISLATION FOR ESTABLISHING THE STATUTORY CORPORATION UNDER AN UNOFFICIAL CHAIRMAN.

+ IT IS INTENDED TO BRING THE LEGISLATION BEFORE THIS COUNCIL WITHIN THE CURRENT SESSION,* HE ADDED.

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TRANSPORT SYSTEM EXPANDING STEADILY * * * *

THE STEADY DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG’S TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE HAS CONTINUED, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE RPFERRFB TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MASS TRANSIT ISLAND LINE IN •••AY, AND SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT REMAINED COMMITTED TO THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AS AN EFFICIENT AND INTEGRAL ELEMENT OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM.

+OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST YEAR INCLUDE THE SIGNING OF THE CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A SECOND HARBOUR CROSSING, THE COMMENCEMENT OF WORK ON THE FIRST PHASE OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM TO SERVE TUEN MUM AND YUEN LONG, AND THE COMPLETION OF THE TSUEN WAN BYPASS,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT WORK ON THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING HAD BEGUN IN AUGUST AND WOULD BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1990.

+THE NEW PROJECT, COMBINING A ROAD AND UNDERGROUND RAIL CROSSING, IS ONE OF THE LARGEST PROJECTS OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD,* HE SAID.

THE FACT THAT THE PROJECT WOULD BE FINANCED, BUILT AND OPERATED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR WAS AN IMPRESSIVE DEMONSTRATION OF CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG’S FUTURE.

ON. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT, SIR EDWARD SAID THERE WAS AN OBVIOUS PUBLIC DEMAND FOR BETTER COMMUNICATIONS IN THE WESTERN NEW TERRITORIES, PARTICULARLY BETWEEN TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG AND THE URBAN AREA.

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DURING THE YEAR BOTH THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION AND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION HAD BEGUN SEPARATE STUDIES ON POSSIBLE EXTENSIONS OF THEIR SYSTEMS TO MEET THIS DEMAND.

TO RELIEVE PRESSURE ON THE ROAD SYSTEM LINKING THE URBAN AREA TO THE EASTERN NEW TERRITORIES AND, IN PARTICULAR, THE LION ROCK TUNNEL, A STUDY WAS UNDERWAY OF THE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL VIABILITY OF A NEW ROAD LINK TO SHA TIN VIA A TUNNEL UNDER TATE’S CAIRN, HE ADDED.

TURNING TO ACTIVITY IN THE PORT, SIR EDWARD SAID THIS HAD INCREASED EVERY YEAR. IN 1985 IT INCREASED BY 12 PER CENT OVER 1984.

FURTHER MAJOR RECLAMATION WAS THEREFORE BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT AT KWAI CHUNG CREEK, WHILE PRIVATE ENTERPRISE WAS RECLAIMING 29 HECTARES OF SEABED TO PROVIDE KWAI CHUNG’S SIXTH CONTAINER TERMINAL. THIS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE DECADE.

+A RECENT STUDY OF LONGER TERM STRATEGIC REQUIREMENTS FOR FURTHER PORT DEVELOPMENT IN THE 1990’S AND BEYOND, HAS IDENTIFIED AS A KEY ISSUE THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL LAND FOR CONTAINER TERMINAL AND RELATED FACILITIES,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

THE STUDY RECOMMENDED FURTHER RECLAMATION TO THE WEST OF STONECUTTERS ISLAND AS THE BEST OPTION. THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS RECOMMENDATION WAS BEING STUDIED.

SIR EDWARD ALSO NOTED THA’ AT THE AIRPORT A SECOND -°EIGHT O'?-EX WAS BEING PLANNED.

DAYA BAY: SAFE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION ENSURED

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THE CHERNOBYL

IT WAS NOT SURPRISING THAT, IN THE LIGHT OF ...

DISASTER. THAT DEEP AND GENUINE CONCERN SHOULD BE EXPRESSED IN HONG KON& ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE NUCLEAR PLANT AT DAYA BAY, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

♦THE ISSUE OF CIVIL NUCLEAR POWER IS ONE ON WHICH JHERE ARE nirFPRPNT v IFU/S DEEPLY AND SINCERELY HELD. THIS HAS LED TO AN INTENSITY OF DEBATE FOR WHICH THERE CAN HAVE BEEN FEW PRECEDENTS IN HONG KONG,* HE SAID IN HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS.

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NEVERTHELESS, HE POINTED OUT THAT THE PROJECT WAS THE RESULT CF SIX YEARS OF SERIOUS CONSIDERATION AND NEGOTIATION. DURING THIS PERIOD IT WAS REGARDED, IN MOST QUARTERS, AS ENCOURAGING EVIDENCE OF CO-OPERATION BETWEEN ALL THE PARTIES CONCERNED WHICH AUGURED WELL FOR THE FUTURE. IT WAS TAKEN AS A HELPFUL AND ENCOURAGING SIGN AT A TIME OF CONTINUING ANXIETY ABOUT HONG KONG’S FUTURE.

EVEN THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER, HE ADDED, DID NOT CHANGE THE VIEW OF MANY GOVERNMENTS THAT NUCLEAR POWER, PROPERLY MANAGED, HAD AN IMPORTANT PART TO PLAY IN MEETING THE WORLD’S ENERGY NEEDS.

HOWEVER, THE DEEP CONCERNS FELT IN HONG KONG ABOUT DAYA BAY HAD BEEN CONVEYED TO BOTH THE BRITISH AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAD EMPHASISED THAT THEY HAD TAKEN AND WOULD TAKE ALL POSSIBLE MEASURES TO ENSURE THE SAFE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE PLANT.

+DURING THE RECENT VISIT OF MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TO LONDON THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER GAVE AN ASSURANCE 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 THE CONCERNS, EXPRESSED IN HONG KONG, TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.*

THE GOVERNOR SAID THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WAS CONFIDENT THAT EVERY EFFORT WOULD BE MADE TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SAFETY STANDARDS AT DAYA BAY.

SIR EDWARD ADDED: +THERE WILL BE A FURTHER DEBATE SHORTLY IN THIS COUNCIL AND I DO NOT SEEK TO PRE-EMPT IT THIS AFTERNOON.

I WOULD, HOWEVER, WISH TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE WORK DONE BY MEMBERS CF THIS COUNCIL AND, IN PARTICULAR, BY THE DELEGATIONS TO THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN AND TO EUROPE, AND DURING THEIR SUBSEQUENT VISIT TO PEKING TO DISCUSS THEIR OBSERVATIONS WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT.

+ IN THE FACE OF THE DEBATE, THEIR TASK HAS NOT BEEN AN EASY ONE.*

TURNING TO OTHER SOURCES OF POWER SIR EDWARD REPORTED THAT THE FIRST PHASE OF THE GAS PRODUCTION PLANT IN THE TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE SHOULD BE IN COMMERCIAL OPERATION BY THE END CF THE YEAR READY FOR THE PEAK WINTER DEMAND.

THIS WOULD ENABLE THE CHINA GAS COMPANY TO REDUCE PRODUCTION AT THE MA TAU KOK PLANT AND TO REDUCE ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT.

SIR EDWARD SAID THE GAS SAFETY BILL WAS NEARLY READY AND WOULD BE INTRODUCED INTO THE COUNCIL DURING THE CURRENT SESSION. THE BILL WAS BASED ON RECOMMENDATIONS OF OVERSEAS CONSULTANTS ENGAGED IN 1981 AFTER A NUMBER OF DEATHS CAUSED BY OPEN-FLUE GAS HEATERS.

THE BILL WOULD PROVIDE CLEAR STANDARDS AND SAFEGUARDS IN RESPECT OF THE IMPORTATION, MANUFACTURE, STORAGE, TRANSMISSION, DISTRIBUTION AND CONSUMPTION OF GAS AND WILL APPLY TO BOTH TU'.-.N GAS AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS.

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STRONG DEMAND FOR FIRMER ACTION AGAINST TRIADS * * * *

THERE IS A STRONG DEMAND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR FIRMER ACTION AGAINST TRIADS AND TO MEET THAT DEMAND THE GOVERNMENT WILL PRESS AHEAD WITH MEASURES WHICH HAVE RECEIVED WIDE PUBLIC SUPPORT.

THIS ASSURANCE WAS GIVEN BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS AT THE OPENING OF THE 1986-87 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT LAST YEAR HE HAD ASKED THE F IGHT CR li'ic COMMITTEE TO GIVE HIGH-PRIORITY TO ANTI-TRIAD MEASURES. AS A RESULT ADISCUSSION DOCUMENT on changes in the law to counter TRIADS HAD BEEN PRODUCED IN APRIL.

+THIS DOCUMENT GENERATED GREAT INTEREST AND DISCUSSION AMONGST THE PUBLIC, AND WAS WELL RECEIVED BY DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEES. THERE IS A STRONG DEMAND IN THE COMMUNITY FOR FIRMER AND MORE EFFECTIVE ACTION TO BE TAKEN AGAINST TRIADs,+ HE SAID.

+THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO PRESS AHEAD WITH MEASURES TO PROVIDE GREATER PROTECTION TO WITNESSES, AND TO IMPROVE PUBLIC EDUCATION ON THE EVILS OF TRIAD ACTIVITIES. THESE RECEIVED WIDE PUBLIC SUPPORT.+

SIR EDWARD SAID THERE WAS LESS OF A CONSENSUS ON PROPOSALS FOR POLICE SUPERVISION AND LIMITS ON THE ACTIVITIES OF TRIAD OFFENDERS AND VIEWS EXPRESSED WOULD BE TAKEN INTO FULL ACCOUNT WHEN STRONGER MEASURES AGAINST TRIADS WERE BEING DEVISED.

REFERRING TO COMMERCIAL CRIME, SIR EDWARD ACKNOWLEDGED THE PUBLIC CONCERN OVER THE COST AND LENGTH OF COMPLEX TRIALS. HE SAID THE REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON COMPLEX COMMcrtCJAL CRIME PUBLISHED IN JULY, RECOMMENDED THAT COMMITAL PROCEEDINGS IN SUCH CASES BE ABOLISHED, BUT THAT THE EXISTING JURY TRIALS SYSTEM BE MAINTAINED.

THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WOULD BE SOUGHT ON THE REPORT’S RECOMMENDATIONS.

HE SAID THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION-RELATED COMMERCIAL CRIMP HAD LED TO INCREASINGLY CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE POLICE COMMERCIAL CRIME BUREAU AND THE '^DEPENDENT COMMIssIdN AGAINST CORRUPTION. ONE THIRD OF THE ICAC S INVESTIGATIVE STAFF HAD BEEN EMPLOYED ON SUCH CASES AND ADDITIONAL MANPOWER HAS BctN TO MEET THESE HEAVY DEMANDS ON RESOURCES.

PROV IDED

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EDWARD SAID THAT IN T-HE PAST INCREASING THE PROPORTION OF

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COMMAND LEVELS IN THE POLICE FORCt.

YEAR MUCH THOUGHT HAD BEEN LOCAL OFFICERS AT

♦THIS OBJECTIVE MUST BE ACHIEVED

WITHOUT REDUCING THE WHICH WE DEPEND FOR

EFFICIENCY AND MORALE OF THE FORCE ON CATT< c

THE MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC ORDER AND THc DAY TO DAY BATTLt

AGA INST CR IME.+

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IT HAD BEEN AGREED, HE SAID, THAT PROMOTION WOULD CONTINUE TO BE ON MERIT WHILE SPECIAL TRAINING WOULD BE GIVEN TO LOCAL OFFICERS SUITABLE FOR PROMOTION.

IF NECESSARY MORE VACANCIES wOULD BE CREATED FOR LOCAL CFFICERS THROUGH THE CREATION OF NEw POSTS, BY NOT RENEWING CONTRACTS OF OVERSEAS OFFICERS OR BY EARLY RETIREMENT OF PENSIONABLE OFFICERS. ONLY AS A LAST RESORT WOULD DESERVING OVERSEAS OFFICERS BE PASSED OVER FOR PROMOTION AND APPROPRIATE COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENTS WERE BEING WORKED OUT FOR THEM.

ON THE QUESTION OF DRUGS, SIR EDWARD SAID THERE MUST BE NO LET UP IN HONG KONG’S FIGHT AGAINST THESE EVILS. THE MAIN TARGETS WERE RIGHTLY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE HOPE OF KEEPING THEM AWAY FROM DRUGS ALTOGETHER.

HE SA IDs + IT IS HEARTENING TO NOTE THAT THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PERSONS PROSECUTED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR DROPPED BY SOME 12 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. MOREOVER THE NUMBER OF NEW REPORTED ADDICTS HAS CONTINUED TO DECLINE- A TREND WHICH BEGAN IN 1984 AND HAS PERSISTED DESPITE THE LOW PRICE OF HEROIN.+

HOWEVER, HE WARNED THAT THIS PROGRESS WOULD CONTINUE ONLY IF RELENTLESS PRESSURE WAS MAINTAINED ON TRAFFICKERS AND DEALERS. HE POINTED OUT THAT PROSECUTIONS FOR DRUG OFFENCES INCREASED BY NEARLY SEVEN PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR.

AS PART OF ITS FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS THE GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN WORKING ON LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS AIMED AT DEPRIVING TRAFFICKERS CF THEIR ILL-GOTTEN GAINS. THIS WAS A DIFFICULT TASK AS IT INVOLVED ISSUES SUCH AS THE BURDEN OF PROOF AND THE CONFIDENTIALITY CF THE BANKING SYSTEM.

NEVERTHELESS, SIR EDWARD SAID HE HOPED THAT THE PROPOSALS WOULD BE READY FOR CONSIDERATION DURING THE NEW SESSION.

TURNING TO THE WORK OF THE FIRE SERVICES, WHICH ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AMBULANCE SERVICE, SIR EDWARD SAID THESE WERE AMONG THE MOST EFFICIENT, WELL EQUIPPED AND WELL TRAINED IN THE WORLD.

IN RECENT MONTHS A CONSULTANT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM HAD BEEN UNDERTAKING A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE AMBULANCE SERVICE COVERING ALL ASPECTS OF STAFFING, EQUIPMENT AND MANAGEMENT CF THE SERVICE.

+ IN A MEASURE TO TRY TO MITIGATE THE DELAYS CAUSED BY HEAVY TRAFFIC SEVEN SPECIALLY DESIGNED MOTORCYCLES, WHICH WILL CARRY EMERGENCY AID EQUIPMENT, HAVE BEEN ORDERED.

+IF THEY PROVE AN EFFECTIVE SUPPORT TO THE AMBULANCE SERVICE, MORE WILL BE PROVIDED IN DUE COURSE.*

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,<O AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

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THERE WILL BE NO AMNESTY TO ALLOw THOSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO SUCCEED IN GETTING INTO HONG KONG TO STAY HERE, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

♦WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WILL BE REPATRIATED,* HE STRESSED.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS THERE HAD BEEN A GRADUAL INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARRESTED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ENTER HONG KONG, FROM A DAILY AVERAGE OF 17, IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1983, TO 38 PER DAY IN THE SAME PERIOD THIS YEAR.

HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS APPREHENDED IN HONG KONG HAD REMAINED STEADY, AT AN AVERAGE OF NINE A DAY.

HE ATTRIBUTED THIS TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SECURITY FORCES IN CONTROLLING THE BORDER AND COASTAL WATERS.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THIS YEAR HAD SEEN AN INCREASE IN ARRIVALS CF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

+AS A MATTER OF POLICY, HONG KONG WOULD FIND IT DIFFICULT TO ACT AS A PLACE OF FIRST ASYLUM, IF THERE WAS NO LONGER AN INTERNATIONAL PRESUMPTION THAT THOSE STILL LEAVING VIETNAM ARE GENUINE REFUGEES, AND THAT RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES ARE PREPARED TO TAKE THEM,* HE SAID.

+THIS YEAR, THE RATE OF RESETTLEMENT HAS IMPROVED. MAINLY DUE TO THE RESPONSE OF OTHER COUNTRIES TO A BRITISH INITIATIVE TO ENABLE MORE REFUGEES TO ENTER THE UNITED KINGDOM UNDER FAMILY REUN ION CR ITER IA.+

+FOR OUR PART, GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO TAKE UP TO 25'1 REFUGEES OF CHINESE ORIGIN FOR PERMANENT SETTLEMENT IN HONG KONG,* l£ SAID.

THOUGH THE REFUGEE POPULATION HAD FALLEN FROM 9 900 TO 8 200, SIR EDWARD SAID THE OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE WAS LESS BRIGHT.

DURING THE CURRENT YEAR, SOME 4 200 REFUGEES WILL BE RESETTLED, BUT THIS LEVEL IS UNLIKELY TO BE MAINTAINED IN 1987,+ HE SAID.

EVERY YEAR MORE AND MORE EFFORT IS REQUIRED TO RETAIN THE INTEREST OF THE RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES. A MORE DURABLE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF THE CONTINUING EXODUS FROM VIETNAM MUST BE FOUND.

WE SHALL CONTINUE, wITH THE ASSISTANCE OF HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT, TO PRESS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR SUCH A SOLUTION,+ HE SAID.

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TURNING TO IMMIGRATION SERVICES, SIR EDWARD SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN CONCERNED OF THE DELAYS EXPERIENCED BY TRAVELLERS AT SOME IMMIGRATION CONTROL POINTS.

HE SAID THAT THOSE HANDLING CROSS-BORDER MOVEMENTS HAD BEEN UNDER PARTICULAR PRESSURE IN RECENT YEARS.

IN ORDER TO SPEED UP CLEARANCE PROCEDURES, AS WELL AS STRENGTHEN CONTROL CAPACITY, A PROGRAMME TO PROVIDE COMPUTER SYSTEMS AT ALL IMMIGRATION CONTROL POINTS WOULD BEGIN IN MAY NEXT YEAR.

+IT WILL BEGIN WITH THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL, AND EXTEND TO THE HUNG HOM, LO WU, MAN KAM TO AND SHA TAU KOK CONTROL POINTS BY THE END OF 1987,+ HE ADDED.

RETENTION OF COMPETENT CIVIL SERVANTS ESSENTIAL M * * *

THE RETENTION IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF ABLE AND EXPERIENCED OFFICERS, UP TO AND BEYOND 1997, IS ESSENTIAL TO THE LONG-TERM STABILITY AND EFFICIENCY OF THE ADMINISTRATION, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE GOVERNMENT ATTACHED THE HIGHEST PRIORITY TO MAINTAINING CONTINUITY AND WILL PROVIDE EVERY ENCOURAGEMENT TO BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS OFFICERS TO CONTINUE THEIR CAREERS IN THE SERVICE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION GOVERNMENT, HE SAID.

REFERRING TO THE NEW PENSION SCHEME FOR CIVIL SERVANTS PROPOSED LAST YEAR, SIR EDWARD SAID WIDE RANGING DISCUSSIONS HAD BEEN HELD WITH STAFF SINCE ITS ANNOUNCEMENT.

HE SAID IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS IN SECTION IV OF ANNEX I TO THE JOINT DECLARATION, THE SAR GOVERNMENT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PENSIONS AFTER 1997.

+IN CONSEQUENCE, THE NEW PENSION SCHEME HAS BEEN DISCUSSED IN THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP AND SUBSEQUENTLY IN EXPERT TALKS.

+1 AM CONFIDENT THAT AGREEMENT WILL BE REACHED ON THE SCHEME AND THAT STAFF WILL WELCOME THE NEW PROPOSALS,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

+THE OBJECTIVE IS TO BRING THE NEW SCHEME INTO EFFECT FROM APRIL 1 NEXT YEAR, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF FINANCE COMMITTEE,+ NOTED.

SIR EDwARD SAID THE DEMANDS ON THE GOVERNMENT, PARTICULARLY THE PUBLIC SERVICE, WERE INCREASING.

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♦NEVERTHELESS, OUR EFFORTS TO STABILISE THE SIZE OF THE SERVICE HAVE CONTINUED, AND THE TOTAL ESTABLISHMENT HAS INCREASED BY ONLY 1.3 PER CENT SINCE LAST YEAR.

♦THIS REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT ON THE LOYALTY AND DEDICATION OF CIVIL SERVANTS, AND THE SENSIBLE WAY IN WHICH THEY HAVE RESPONDED TO THE NEED TO IMPROVE WORK PROCEDURES AND MAKE THE BEST USE OF STAFF RESOURCES,* HE SAID.

♦THE VALUE FOR MONEY STUDIES,* SIR EDWARD SAID, +WHICH BEGAN THREE YEARS AGO, HAVE HELPED TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN MANY AREAS AND HAVE LED TO SAVINGS SO FAR OF OVER $600 MILLION.*

+T0 MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM OF THIS PROGRAMME, VALUE FOR MONEY STEERING GROUPS ARE TO BE ESTABLISHED IN ALL MAJOR DEPARTMENTS BY THE END OF THE NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR,* HE SAID.

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TO BE CONSULTED ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES * * * *

TMF GOVERNOR SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WOULD BE SOUGHT IN DUE COURSE ON THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES, AND A FURTHER REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

GIR EDWARD TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THAT LAST YEAR HE HAD MENTIONED THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO PUBLISH THE CONSULTATIVE TOCUMENT, BUT THIS HAD TAKEN LONGER TO COMPLETE THAN HE HAD ANTICIPATED.

+TIME WAS NEEDED TO ALLOW THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO GAIN EXPERIENCE OF EXISTING CHANNELS OF REDRESS AND THEIR POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT TO MEET CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES,* HE SAID.

THE DOCUMENT WAS ISSUED IN AUGUST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

REFERRING TO THE SAFEGUARDING OF CONFIDENTI AL ITY OF PERSONAL DATA STORED IN COMPUTERS, SIR EDWARD SAID A WORK ING GROUP WI TH PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION HAD BEEN SET UP IN 1983 TO SEE WHETHER EXISTING SYSTEMS WERE ADEQUATE AND WHETHER LEGISLATION WAS REQUIRED.

THE WORKING GROUP HAD EXAMINED THE BASIC PRINCIPLES ENSHRINcD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DATA PROTECTION ACT 1984 TO SEt TO WHAT EXTENT THESE PRINCIPLES COULD BE MODIFIED TO SUIT THE HONG KONG

TO SUIT THE HONG KONG

SITUATION.

+THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL THE WORKING GROUP’S RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH HE ADDED.

WILL BE SOUGHT ON ARE EXPECTED SOON,*

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IT WAS HOPED THAT THE c IRST cIl_j TO HAVE BEEN dRAFTEL IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE wOULD BE PUT BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL LATER THIS SESSION, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT IT WAS INTENDED THAT AUTHENTIC CHINESE VERSIONS OF THE LAWS OF HONG KONG SHOULD BE ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL.

+THIS WILL TAKE TIME, BECAUSE THERE IS A NEED TO CONSULT THE LEGAL PROFESSION, AND OTHERS, ON THE ISSUES INVOLVED,* HE SAID, +A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT WAS ISSUED IN APRIL AND MANY HELPFUL COMMENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.*

A TOTAL OF 112 ITEMS OF LEGISLATION, OF WIDE PUBLIC INTEREST, HAD BEEN TRANSLATED AND WERE ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC. THIS WORK WOULD CONTINUE.

SIR EDWARD SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS CONTINUING TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE WIDER USE OF CHINESE IN OFFICIAL BUSINESS AND TO ENCOURAGE BILINGUALISM IN ITS WORKINGS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT SINCE THE EARLY 1970’S PUBLIC NOTICES, CFFICIAL FORMS AND IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS HAD BEEN DRAWN UP IN dOTH ENGL ISH AND CHINESE.

CORRESPONDENCE IN CHINESE FROM THE PUBLIC WAS ANSWERED IN CHINESE- PAPERS FOR DISCUSSION BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, OR ITS SUB-COMMITTEES, WERE PREPARED IN BOTH LANGUAGES- AS WERE ALL PAPERS FOR MEETINGS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, REGIONAL COUNCIL, DISTRICT BOARDS, AND FOR AN INCREASING NUMBER OF ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.

SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION WAS ALSO PROVIDED AT MEETINGS WHENEVER REQUIRED, SIR EDWARD ADDED.

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„IDER DISCONTINUATION OF +UNOFFICIAL+

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IN HIS ADDRESS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THAT FROM NOW ON THE TITLE +UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL* IS TO BE DISCONTINUED.

COMMENTING ON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE TITLE AS APPLIED TO MEMBERo OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND MEMBERS OF BOARDS AND COMMITTEES wOULD ALSO BE DISCONTINUED.

THESE CHANGES HAD BEEN DECIDED ON BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO wERE ROT FAMILIAR WITH THE HONG KONG CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM WERE CONFUSED BY THE TERM +UNOFFIC I AL*.

MOREOVER WHEN USED IN PARALLEL WITH THE TERM +OFFICIAL+, IT COULD LEAD TO AN UNNECESSARY AND INVIDIOUS DISTINCTION BEING DRAWN BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF MEMBER.

AS ALL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCILS AND BOARDS AND COMMITTEES SERVED A COMMON CAUSE THEY SHOULD BE REFERRED TO IN FUTURE, BY A TITLE WHICH REFLECTS THAT FACT, THAT IS +MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL*, +MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL*, OR +MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF XXX*.

IT FOLLOWED THAT IT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE TITLE CF +UMELCO+ OFFICE. IN FUTURE THIS WOULD BE KNOWN AS +OMELCO+ CR THE *OFFICE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS*. THE SECRETARY GENERAL-UMELCO WOULD BECOME THE SECRETARY GENERAL-OMELCO. THIS CHANGE OF TITLE DID NOT IN ANY WAY AFFECT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE OLD UMELCO OFFICE WHICH WOULD REMAIN UNCHANGED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WOULD THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND COUNCIL RESPECTIVELY.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, THE SENIOR OFFICIAL MEMBER

NOW BE KNOwN AS THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE

WHEN NECESSARY, WOULD BE REFERRED TO AS OF BOTH COUNCILS.

THE SPOKESMAN DID NOT FORESEE ANY MAJOR DIFFICULTIES IN ADAPTING TO THE CHANGE. FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE IT WOULD HAVE ONCE BEEN THE PRACTICE TO REFER TO A BOARD AS HAVING +X OFFICIALS AND Y UNOFFICIALS+, REFERENCE WOULD NOW BE MADE TO A BOARD HAVING +THREE MEMBERS INCLUDING X OFFICIALS*.

WHERE MORE PRECISION WAS REQUIRED, FOR EXAMPLE FOR THE PURPOSES OF LEGAL DOCUMENTS, REFERENCE WOULD BE MADE TO MEMBERS +OTHER THAN OFFICIAL MEMBERS+ OR +APPOINTED AND ELECTED MEMBERS*.

HOWEVER, THE LATTER USAGE, WHICH ALSO IMPLIED A POTENTIALLY DIVISIVE DIVISION BETWEEN CATEGORIES OF MEMBERS WOULD BE USED EXTREMELY SPARINGLY.

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DECISION MEANT THAT A NUMBER CF AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING ORDINANCES *OULD BE NECESSARY, BUT FOR GENERAL PURPOSES OF CORRESPONDENCE AND NORMAL GOVERNMENT BUSINESS THE NEw TITLES WOULD BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

BRIGHT FUTURE FOR TOYS INDUSTRY

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THERE IS A VERY BRIGHT FUTURE FOR HONG KONG’S TOYS INDUSTRY DESPITE INTENSE COMPETITION FROM FOREIGN COMPETITORS, THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE 12TH HONG KONG TOY AND GIFT FAIR MR HO SAID HONG KONG WAS THE LARGEST EXPORTER OF TOYS, WITH’DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN EXCESS OF $10 BILLION.

+HONG KONG’S TOYS INDUSTRY IS NOW WELL DIVERSIFIED, CAPABLE CF PRODUCING TOYS OF ALL TYPES AND PRICE RANGES AND OF HIGH QUAL ITY.

♦THERE ARE OVER 2 000 MANUFACTURERS, RANGING IN SIZE FROM THE LARGEST MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES TO CONCERNS WHICH EMPLOY LESS THAN A DOZEN WORKERS*.

MR HO SAID HE BELIEVED LOCAL TOYS MANUFACTURERS WOULD SPARE NO EFFORTS IN CONTINUING TO DIVERSIFY THEIR PRODUCTION, UPGRADE THEIR PRODUCT QUALITY AND EXPLORE NEW MARKETS.

HE ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOR ITS ENDEAVOURS IN PROMOTING HONG KONG’S TOYS EXPORTS.

REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES DOCUMENT FOR DISCUSSION

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THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AND THE PUBLIC HOUSING RENT POLICY REPORT AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE SHAU KEI WAN HILLSIDE SQUATTER CLEARANCE COORDINATION COMMITTEE, WHICH wAS FORMED UNDER THE EASTERN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, WILL ALSO SUBMIT A PROGRESS REPORT ON ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CLEARANCE FOR MEMBERS’ INFORMATION.

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THE PROBLEM OF SEWAGE TREATMENT IN ALDRICH BAY TYPHOON SHELTER W ILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 2:30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, 880-886 KING’S ROAD.

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DETAILS OF YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL

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THE YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS ANNUAL SPORTS FESTIVAL, WHICH WILL BEGIN ON

OF THE DISTRICT’S OCTOBER 25.

PRESIDING AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MADAM LEUNG SING-TAK; ASSISTANT DISTR ICT OFFICER, MR ALDAN KWOK ; AND LEISURE MANAGER, MR LAM TIN-KEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED

TO

BE

ATTEND THE YUEN LONG SPORTS FESTIVAL HELD AT 11 AM TOMORROW AT THE PRESS

PRESS CONFERENCE, TO __ -----

CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAMBERo FLOOR TAI KIU GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, YUEN LONG.

13TH

CASH AID GIVEN TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS

W- * * * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT GRANTED 510 300 FROM THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE (TAVA) FUND TODAY (WEDNESDAY) iO THRtc. T 10 PEOPLE INJURED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN TUEN MUN ON SEPTEMBER 29.

THE THREE WERE GRANTED PAYMENTS RANGING FROM 52 396 TO 54 1^2.

THE ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED NEAR THE 19-MILESTONE ON CASTlE PEAK ROAD, INVOLVED A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS AND PRIVATE VAN. cIGHT WOMEN AND’TWO MEN WERE INJURED.

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FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT, STAFF OF THE TAVA SECTION VISITED THE INJURED PERSONS IN HOSPITAL OR CONTACTED THOSE DISCHARGED BY TELEPHONE TO OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.

AT PRESENT THE SECTION IS PROCESSING THE APPLICATIONS FROM TwO VICTIMS. ONE VICTIM DID NOT REQUIRE ASSISTANCE WHILE THE REMAINING FOUR WERE NOT QUALIFIED AS THEY HAD NOT BEEN IN HOSPITAL FOR THE MINIMUM PERIOD OF THREE DAYS.

THE TAVA SCHEME PROVIDES QUICK FINANCIAL HELP TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS OR THEIR DEPENDANTS, REGARDLESS OF WHO WAS AT FAULT IN CAUSING THE ACCIDENT.

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PARKING SITE IN KOWLOON TO LET X X X X X

A FEE-PAYING PARKING AREA IN KOWLOON IS BEING OFFERED FOR RENT ON SHORT-TERM TENANCY BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

THE 4 150-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF PAK TIN AND PAK WAN STREETS IS TO BE USED BY GOODS VEHICLES, BUT EXCLUDING CONTAINER VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY IS THREE YEARS INITIALLY, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS OCTOBER 24.

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JAI CHUM- vATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TURNED off from R pm on DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

TO CFQTAIU PREMISES IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE SATURDAY (OCTOBER 11) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING

STREET, WING KEI

ROAD

tjc aFFFCTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY WING LAP

ujimc MAH STRFFT 'INF KI I '’OAn ANn WING CHEONG STRFt.T, LUDI NG ’CH J'1 SING FACTORY BUILT ~ AND KWAI PUK ROAD RESITE AREA.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR EXPRESSING OPINIONS — OS............. 1

SIR DAVID LOOKS AT SOUTHERN DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT ............ 3

ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY BILL AIMS AT BALANCE........................ 4

BILL WILL PROVIDE BETTER RABIES CONTROL ..................... 6

HONG NIN BANK LIMITED ....................................... 7

SIZE CRITERION FOR FOREIGN BANKS REVISED .................... 8

FRIENDSHIP FORCE HOLDS CONFERENCE IN HK...................... 9

100 STUDINTS TO GET SCHOLARSHIPS ............................ 10

WORSHIPPERS URGED TO GUARD AGAINST FIRE...................... 10

BOARD TO STUDY 'SIX STREETS' DEVELOPMENT PLAN ............... 11

MEETING TO DISCUSS MA ON SHaN DEVELOPMENT ................... 12

CAS BaND TO 'BEAT THE RETREAT' .............................. 12

TUJN MUN GETS READY FOR MINI-OLYMPICS ....................... 13

CHOI HUNG ROAD PLAYGROUND REDEVELOPMENT ..................... 14

MORE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED .................... 14

REMINDER OF NT TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR FESTIVAL.................. 15

GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES ON ISLAND /ADJUSTED................... 17

CONNAUGHT ROJ) WEST RESTRICTED ZONE.......................... 18

ROAD CLOSURE .4© RESTRICTED ZONES ........................... 1$

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1986

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OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR EXPRESSING OPINIONS — CS *****

(HERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE EXPRESSION OF OPINIONS IN HONG KONG, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE GOVERNOR’S POLICY ADDRESS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL YESTERDAY, SIR DAVID SAID HE DID NOT THINK THE GOVERNOR HAD SAID THERE SHOULD NOT BE DISSENTING VIEWS.

+ l DON’T THINK HE RULED OUT PEOPLE HAVING DISSENTING VIEWS, BUT IN THE END CONSENSUS MUST BE FOUND AND WE MUST GO FORWARD,+ HE TOLD REPORTERS AFTER A TOUR OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

SIR DAVID SAID THAT THERE WAS A HIGHLY DEVELOPED SYSTEM OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION IN HONG KONG, WHICH HE THOUGHT WAS BETTER THAN IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.

+AND THERE ARE VERY FEW PARTS OF THE WORLD THAT HAVE AN INSTITUTION LIKE THE DISTRICT BOARDS, FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE IN LOCAL DISTRICTS YOU CAN DISCUSS MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE TO THE PLACE AS A WHOLE.

+SO I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANY SHORTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG TO SAY WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND — AND TO WRITE WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND AS WE CAN ALL SEE THIS AFTERNOON.*

ASKED IF THE GOVERNMENT HAD SOFTENED ITS STAND ON POLITICAL REFORM AS THERE WERE COMPARATIVELY LITTLE MENTION ON POLITICAL REVIEW IN THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH, SIR DAVID SAID* +NO, I THINK YOU’LL SEE THAT THE LAST WHITE PAPER -- IF YOU LOOK AT IT, GET IT OUT AND READ IT AGAIN — IT SETS THE GROUND FOR THE NEXT REVIEW THAT WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT YEAR.

♦ THE GOVERNOR HAS ALREADY SAID A LOT ABOUT THAT REVIEW --THAT IT WILL BE A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW, THAT IT WILL BE A MEANINGFUL REVIEW, AND I THINK THERE IS VERY LITTLE MORE THAT HE COULD SAY YESTERDAY UNTIL THAT REVIEW IS PUBLISHED, AND THEN PEOPLE HAVE TO COMMENT.*

SIR DAVID SAID THE COMPOSITION OF AND THE ELECTION TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WOULD BE PART OF THE REVIEW.

HE SAID HE THOUGHT MORE MENTION WAS MADE OF THE REVIEW IN LAST YEAR’S POLICY SPEECH BECAUSE THE ELECTIONS HAD JUST BEEN COMPLETED THEN AND THAT THERE WAS SOME DOUBT IN PEOPLE’S MINDS ABOUT THE REVIEW ITSELF. AND SO IT WAS NECESSARY TO MAKE IT CLEAR LAST YEAR WHAT SORT OF A REVIEW IT WOULD BE.

/♦NOW THE........

THURSMY, OCTOBER 9, 1986

*NOW THE REVIEW IS NEXT YEAR, AND THEREFORE THERE’S VERY LITTLE THAT COULD BE SAID YESTERDAY. WE MUST WAIT NOW FOR THE REVIEW.*

SIR DAVID ADDED THAT THE LAST WHITE PAPER HAD DESCRIBED IN SOME CONSIDERABLE DETAILS THE MATTERS WHICH WOULD HAVE TO BE COVERED IN THE NEXT REVIEW.

IN RESPONSE TO A REMARK THAT IN THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH POLLUTION CONTROL SEEMED TO GET VERY LOW PRIORITY IN GOVERNMENT’S PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR, SIR DAVID SAID THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH WAS A VERY COMPREHENSIVE ONE.

+OBVIOUSLY YOU CANNOT COVER EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN A SPEECH OF THAT KIND. BUT IT WAS A VERY COMPREHENSIVE SPEECH, BOTH ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN DONE AND WHAT IS GOING TO BE DONE IN THE FUTURE.*

SIR DAVID SAID PROPOSALS FOR WASTE DISPOSAL AND THE WASTE DISPOSAL LEGISLATION WERE NOW WELL ON THEIR WAY.

+AND YOU’RE PROBABLY AWARE OF THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE BEING MADE IN POLLUTION CONTROL IN THE SHA TIN AND TOLO HARBOUR AREAS AND THE PLANS FOR GETTING RID OF PIGS ON A PHASED BASIS FROM THE URBAN AREAS AND FOR CONTROLLING PIGS IN RURAL AREAS.

+l THINK THOSE PLANS ARE FAIRLY WELL KNOWN,* SIR DAVID SAID.

TURNING TO NOISE POLLUTION, SIR DAVID SAID LEGISLATION BEING DRAFTED AT THE PRESENT MOMENT AND ANTI-NOISE POLLUTION PROPOSALS WERE WELL UNDER WAY. THE LEGISLATION SHOULD COME BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DURING THE COURSE OF THIS SESSION.

REFERRING TO COMPLAINTS ABOUT NOISE FROM THE TELEGRAPH BAY CONSTRUCTION SITE, SIR DAVID SAID: +IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS, THEY ARE TRYING TO REDUCE THE NOISE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.*

HE ADDED THAT A SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER FROM THE BAGUIO VILLAS HAD TOLD HIM THAT AS A RESULT OF REPRESENTATION BY RESIDENTS, SOME IMPROVEMENT HAD AT LEAST BEEN MADE AND THEY WERE NOT SO MUCH TROUBLED BY DUST NOW THAN THEY WERE IN THE PAST.

IN RESPONSE TO A REMARK THAT THERE HAD BEEN TALK ABOUT HIS RETIRING, SIR DAVID SAID: +WE ALL HAVE TO RETIRE SOME TIME AND I WILL BE 60 NEXT YEAR. AND I WOULD HAVE WORKED IN HONG KONG FOR 30 YEARS NEXT YEAR, WHICH IS REALLY QUITE A LONG TIME.*

ASKED WHETHER THAT WOULD BE THE TIME TO LEAVE HONG KONG, SIR DAVID SAID: +N0, I WON'T BE LEAVING HONG KONG. MY WIFE AND I WOULD LIKE TO STAY ON l.N HONG KONG. AND i HOPE IN SOME WAY WE WOULD BE ABLE TO GO ON SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.*

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SIR DAVID LOOKS AT SOUTHERN DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TOURED THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON TO LOOK AT LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

ACCOMPANIED BY DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), MR KEVIN MAK, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORD, AND SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN. MR JASPER LAM, HE W^S BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS SUCH AS THE TELEGRAPH BAY RECLAMATION, THE KELLETT BAY RECLAMATION AND HOUSING PROJECT, THE AP LEI CHAU NORTH RECLAMATION AND THE LEI TUNG HOUSING PROJECTS.

RECLAMATION IN TELEGRAPH BAY STARTED IN 1982 AND WHEN " HECTARES OF LAND FOR

COMPLETED IN 1989, WILL PROVIDE 23 RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE IN THE DISTRICT.

ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

THE PARTY THEN WENT TO WAH FU FORMATION WORK AT THE NEIGHBOURING

ESTATE TO LOOK AT SITE KELLETT BAY HOUSING SITE.

ABOUT 10.35 HECTARES OF LAND WILL BE RECLAIMED BY 1988 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE, HOME OWNERSHIP BLOCKS AND RELATED FACILITIES TO CATER FOR A POPULATION OF ABOUT 19 900 PEOPLE.

THE HOUSING PROJECTS, TO BE COMPLETED IN 1991, WILL ALSO FEATURE A COMMERCIAL CENTRE, A NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE, AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES SUCH AS JOGGING TRACKS, BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL COURTS AND A PLAYGROUND.

ON AP LEI CHAU, SIR DAVID FIRST HAD A PANORAMIC VIEW OF AP LEI CHAU NORTH RECLAMATION FROM THE ROOFTOP OF A BUILDING. THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN JULY NEXT YEAR AND BE COMPLETED BY MID-1991 IN THREE PHASES TO PROVIDE 8.5 HECTARES CF LAND FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS, GOVERNMENT SITES, PUBLIC LANDING POINTS AND ROADS.

SIR DAVID THEN SAW THE LEI TUNG ESTATE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, THE FIRST PHASE OF WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR. ABOUT 35 200 PEOPLE WILL BE HOUSED IN THE PUBLIC HOUSING AND THE NEIGHBOURING HOME OWNERSHIP BLOCKS. A COMMUNITY HALL AND A DISTRICT OFFICE BRANCH OFFICE WILL BE SET UP IN THE ESTATE WHEN THE WHOLE PROJECT IS COMPLETED BY 1988.

BEFORE WINDING UP HIS VISIT, SIR DAVID TOURED THE ABERDEEN TYPHOON SHELTER ON BOARD A MARINE LAUNCH TO LOOK AT THE FISHING COMMUNITY IN THE BUSY WATERWAY.

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ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY BILL AIMS AT BALANCE *****

THE CONTROL OF OBSCENE AND INDECENT ARTICLES BILL IS AIMED AT STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN THE NEED TO PROTECT JUVENILES FROM THE INFLUENCE OF PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS AND THE NEED TO SAFEGUARD THc FREEDOMS OF EXPRESSION AND CHOICE OF ADULTS, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR JAMES SO, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

HENCE, HE SAID, THE BILL PROPOSED A SYSTEM WHEREBY THE COMMUNITY COULD PARTICIPATE IN DETERMINING THE STANDARD OF MORALITY AND PROPRIETY ACCEPTABLE TO IT, THUS ENSURING THAT THE YOUNG WERE PREVENTED FROM ACCESS TO ARTICLES WHICH IT CONSIDERED UNSUITABLE FOR THEM.

SPEAKING AT A LUNCH MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF TAI PING SHAN, MR SO SAID THE PROVISIONS OF THE BILL HAD GENERALLY ACHIEVED THIS AIM AND HAD SUCCEEDED IN ARRIVING AT THE GOLDEN MEAN.

THE BILL - PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 15 - PROVIDES FOR THE CLASSIFICATION INTO THREE CLASSES OF ALL ARTICLES TO BE PUBLISHED.

ARTICLES CLASSIFIED UNDER CLASS (1) CAN BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT RESTRICTION. CLASS (2) WILL COVER ARTICLES CLASSIFIED AS INDECENT AND THEIR PUBLICATION IS SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AND CONTROL GOVERNING THEIR DISPLAY, SALE AND ACCESS. CLASS (3) WILL COVER ARTICLES CLASSIFIED AS OBSCENE AND THESE WILL BE BANNED FROM PUBLI CAT I ON.

THE TASK OF MAKING THE CLASSIFICATION WILL FALL ON AN OBSCENE ARTICLES TRIBUNAL TO BE PRESIDED OVER BY A BILINGUAL MAGISTRATE SITTING WITH AT LEAST TWO LAY ADJUDICATORS DRAWN FROM A PANEL.

MR SO SAID THE BILL HAD BEEN DISCUSSED BY A NUMBER OF DISTRICT BOARDS OR THEIR SUB-COMMITTEES, AND INTEREST GROUPS, ACADEMICS, THE MEDIA AND INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS HAD COMMENTED ON IT.

+THE TENOR OF PUBLIC COMMENTS GENERALLY WELCOMES THE BILL AS A POSITIVE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF PORNOGRAPHY IN OUR SOCIETY,+ HE SAID.

IN REPLY TO COMMENTS THAT.THE LEGAL DEFINITIONS OF THE WORDS +OBSCENE+ AND +INDECENT+ WERE VAGUE AND UNCLEAR, MR SO SAID THE LEGAL DEFINITIONS IN THE BILL WERE, IN HIS VIEW, AS CLEAR AS ONE COULD EVER HOPE TO ACHIEVE ON SUCH MATTERS AND THE MAIN TEST WAS IN THEIR INTERPRETATION BY THE TRIBUNAL.

+IN THIS REGARD, WE MUST HAVE FAITH IN OUR PEERS. THAT IS WHY THE BILL PROPOSES TO PLACE THIS TASK IN THE HANDS OF A TRIBUNAL WHICH INCLUDES MEMBERS DRAWN FROM A WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

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MR SO SAID HE DID NOT CONSIDER PRACTICAL OR DESIRABLE THE SUGGESTION THAT ONE WAY TO OVERCOME THE DEFINITION PROBLEM WAS FOR THS GOVERNMENT TO LAY DOWN DETAILED GUIDELINES TO ASSIST MEMBERS OF THE TRIBUNAL.

NOTING THAT THE STANDARDS OF MORALITY, DECENCY AND PROPRIETY CHANGED WITH TIME, HE SAID THAT TO TRY TO LAY DOWN DETAILED GUIDELINES IN THE LAW WOULD CERTAINLY RESULT IN CONSTANT AMENDMENTS IF SUCH GUIDELINES WERE TO REFLECT THE COMMUNITY’S STANDARDS OF MORALITY AND PROPRIETY OF THE TIME.

+THE RULINGS OF THE TRIBUNAL WILL ESTABLISH A SERIES OF CASE LAWS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE, AND IN TIME A PATTERN WILL EMERGE PROVIDING CLEAR GUIDANCE TO ALL,+ HE SAID.

FURTHERMORE, HE SAID, IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO CARRY OUT PUBLIC SURVEYS FROM TIME TO TIME TO ASSESS THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTION OF ACCEPTABLE MORAL STANDARDS AND THESE SURVEY RESULTS WOULD HELP TO GUIDE MEMBERS OF THE TRIBUNAL IN THEIR ASSESSMENTS.

ON THE COMPOSITION OF THE TRIBUNAL, MR SO SAID IT WAS IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN A BALANCE, NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF SEX, AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS, BUT ALSO OF AGE AND EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS.

♦HENCE, IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE PANEL WILL HAVE AS MANY AS 80 MEMBERS DRAWN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND COVERING A GOOD SPREAD OF ALL AGES, BELIEFS AND SEX,+ HE SAID.

AS REGARDS THE VIEWS THAT THERE WAS A LACK OF ANY REQUIREMENT IN THE BILL FOR A PUBLISHER TO BE COMPELLED TO SUBMIT ARTICLES TO THE TRIBUNAL FOR CLASSIFICATION BEFORE PUBLICATION, MR SO SAID COMPULSORY SUBMISSION COULD HAVE THE EFFECT OF STIFLING THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND PUBLICATION.

♦THUS IN DECIDING ON VOLUNTARY SUBMISSION, THE GOVERNMENT AT THE SAME TIME PROPOSES VERY SEVERE PENALTIES AS A DETERRENT. THE BILL PROPOSES A PENALTY OF A FINE OF SI MILLION AND THREE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR ANY PUBLISHER PUBLISHING AN OBSCENE ARTICLE,+ HE SAID.

THIS HEAVY PENALTY WOULD CERTAINLY ACT AS A STRONG DETERRENT AGAINST THOSE WHO ATTEMPTED TO EXPLOIT THE VOLUNTARY SUBMISSION PROVISION IN THE BILL.

♦IT WILL ALSO PERSUADE PUBLISHERS TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE TO THE TRIBUNAL FOR CLASSIFICATION BEFORE PUBLICATION WHENEVER IN DOUBT,+ HE SAID.

MR SO SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS STUDYING THE PROVISIONS OF THE BILL IN THE LIGHT OF THE MANY PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED BEFORE IT WOULD BE PUT BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

HE APPEALED TO ORGANISATIONS WISHED TO COMMENT ON THE BILL AND THEIR VIEWS TO HIS OFFICE.

OR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLC WHO HAD NOT YET DONE SO TO SEND

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BILL WILL PROVIDE BETTER RABIES CONTROL 4 X X > X

BETTER PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF RABIES IN HONG KONG WILL BE PROVIDCD IN A NEW BILL WITH MUCH HIGHER PENALTIES TO DETER WOULD-BE OFFENDERS AND TO PUNISH THOSE WHO DO NOT GET THEIR DOGS VACCINATED.

THIS WAS STATED BY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (AGRICULTURE), DR THOMAS YIP, WHEN HE ADDRESSED A DINNER MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON NORTH-WEST THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING.

THE NEW RABIES AND ANIMAL CONTROL BILL — AT THE FINAL STAGE OF DRAFTING TO REPLACE THE DOGS AND CATS ORDINANCE -- WOULD EXTEND RABIES PREVENTION MEASURES TO ALL MAMMALS WHICH WOULD BE SUBJECTED TO STRICT IMPORT AND QUARANTINE CONTROLS INCLUDING A GENERAL REQUIREMENT FOR PERMITS TO BE OBTAINED IN ADVANCE.

COMPULSORY VACCINATION OF DOGS WOULD CONTINUE TO BE A REQUIREMENT OF THE BILL UNDER WHICH OTHER ANIMALS MIGHT BE REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST RABIES.

THE BILL WOULD ALSO PROVIDE FOR STRICTER MEASURES TO CONTROL ALL ANIMALS PARTICULARLY STRAY DOGS, AND EXTEND CONTROLS TO RABIES VIRUS, RABIES VACCINE AND, WHERE APPROPRIATE, TO DEAD AS WELL AS LIVING ANIMALS.

DR YIP SAID: +THESE MEASURES ARE PROPOSED TO REINFORCE OUR ABILITY TO RESPOND QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY TO A RABIES OUTBREAK OR EVEN A THREAT.

DESPITE THE IMPENDING ENACTMENT OF THE LAW, THE GOVERNMENT REGARDED THE ACTIVE SUPPORT FROM THE PUBLIC AS A VITAL PART OF THE DEFENCES AGAINST RABIES, HE ADDED.

DR YIP STRESSED THAT, DESPITE THE CURABILITY OF THE DISEASE, ANY PERSON BITTEN BY A DOG MUST REPORT TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY AND THE BITER DOG SURRENDERED TO A GOVERNMENT KENNEL FOR OBSERVATION FOR EARLY AND ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS OF RABIES INFECTION.

+THIS IS NOT ONLY A STATUTORY REQUIREMENT BUT ALSO IN THE INTEREST OF THE PERSON AFFECTED AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE,+ HE SAID.

DR YIP SAID THAT BECAUSE OF HONG KONG’S GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND THE LONG INCUBATION PERIOD-FOR THE DISEASE, COUPLED WITH THE VERY HEAVY TRAFFIC ALONG THE EXTENDED LAND BORDER AND THE TERRITORY’S FISHING VESSELS GOING IN AND OUT OF CHINA REGULARLY, HONG KONG WAS VERY PRONE TO AN OUTBREAK OF THE DISEASE.

+PRIOR TO 1955, RABIES WAS ENDEMIC IN HONG KONG. IN 1949 ALONE; SOME 20 DEATHS OCCURRED IN HUMANS AND 40 CASES IN DOGS. NO CASE OF RABIES WAS DIAGNOSED IN HONG KONG BETWEEN 1955 AND 1980,+ HE SAID.

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RABIES WAS RE-INTRODUCED IN 1980, RESULTING IN 35 RABIES CASE INVOLVING 27 DOGS, TWO CATS AND SIX HUMANS.

+SINCE THE 1980 OUTBREAK, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAS STEPPED UP THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF THE DISEASE. RABIES INFECTED AREAS HAVE BEEN DECLARED AND CHECKPOINTS ESTABLISHED TO RESTRICT THE MOVEMENT OF DOGS INTO AND OUT OF THESE AREAS.

+IN ADDITION, CONTINUOUS EFFORTS HAVE BEEN DIRECTED AT VACCINATING ALL DOGS IN THE TERRITORY ESPECIALLY IN THE RABIES INFECTED AREAS WHERE HOUSE-TO-HOUSE VISITS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT. MUCH EFFORT HAS ALSO BEEN PUT INTO ROUNDING UP AND PUTTING DOWN STRAY DOGS.+

SINCE THEN, DR YIP SAID, OVER 160 000 DOGS HAD BEEN CAUGHT AND ELIMINATED AND ANOTHER 270 000 DOGS AND 3 000 CATS INOCULATED AGAINST THE DISEASE.

♦ WITH ALL THESE EFFORTS, THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN ABLE TO CONTAIN THE DISEASE AND CURB ITS SPREAD,* HE SAID.

DR YIP URGED THE PUBLIC TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT’S RABIES CONTROL MEASURES BY HAVING THEIR DOGS INOCULATED AND REPORTING THE SIGHTING OF ANY STRAY DOG TO THE DEPARTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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HONG NIN BANK LIMITED * * * * *

FOLLOWING THE AGREEMENT, THE TERMS OF WHICH ARE PUBLISHED TODAY FOR THE PURCHASE OF HONG NIN BANK LIMITED BY FIRST PACIFIC HOLDINGS LIMITED, THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING IS AUTHORISING FIRST PACIFIC TO ASSIST HIM IN CONTROLLING AND CARRYING ON THE BUSINESS OF THE BANK.

THE SERVICES OF MR ANTHONY GOULD, A SECONDEE FROM THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK WHO HAS BEEN GIVING ABLE ASSISTANCE TO THE COMMISSIONER, ARE ACCORDINGLY NO LONGER REQUIRED. MR GOULD WILL RETURN TO THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK.

THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ASSUMED CONTROL OF HONG NIN BANK LTD. PURSUANT TO SECTION 52(1)(C) OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1986. THE EXCHANGE FUND PROVIDED A LINE OF CREDIT SUFFICIENT TO ENABLE THE BANK TO MEET ITS OBLIGATIONS IN FULL ON TIME.

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FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE AGREEMENT TODAY FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE BANK BY FIRST PACIFIC, THE COMMISSIONER, AFTER CONSULTING THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE BANK, HAS DECIDED THAT FIRST PACIFIC SHOULD COMMENCE THEIR MANAGEMENT OF THE BANK NOW UNDER THE OVERALL CONTROL OF THE COMMISSIONER.

THE COMMISSIONER WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN CONTROL OF THE BANK UNTIL THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PURCHASE BY FIRST PACIFIC, IN SEVERAL MONTHS’ TIME.

DURING THIS PERIOD THE EXCHANGE FUND LINE OF CREDIT WILL REMAIN IN PLACE, BUT DRAWINGS ON IT WILL BE AT COMMERCIAL INTEREST RATES, RATHER THAN THE PENAL RATES CHARGED UP TILL NOW. THERE ARE AGREED ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE REPAYMENT IN FULL, OVER A PERIOD AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ANY MONEY DRAWN ON THE EXCHANGE FUND.

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SIZE CRITERION FOR FOREIGN BANKS REVISED * * * * *

THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE SIZE CRITERION FOR FOREIGN BANKS APPLYING FOR BANKING LICENCES HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM U.S.$12 BILLION TO U.S.$14 BILLION.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT APPLICATIONS FOR BANKING LICENCES ARE JUDGED AGAINST CERTAIN SPECIFIED CRITERIA, ONE OF WHICH IS SIZE AS MEASURED BY TOTAL ASSETS (LESS CONTRA ITEMS) FOR FOREIGN APPLICANTS, AND TOTAL ASSETS (LESS CONTRA ITEMS) AND DEPOSITS FROM THE PUBLIC FOR LOCAL APPLICANTS. THE SIZE CRITERIA FOR BOTH FOREIGN AND LOCAL APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO REVIEW ON AN ANNUAL BASIS SINCE 1981.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE SIZE CRITERION FOR FOREIGN BANKS HAD BEEN REVISED DUE TO THE SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE THIS YEAR IN THE NUMBER OF BANKS EXCEEDING THE U.S.$12 BILLION THRESHOLD, AND BECAUSE THE THRESHOLD HAD REMAINED UNCHANGED SINCE 1982. THE REVISED SIZE CRITERION OF U.S.$14 BILLION APPLIES TO ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 7, 1986.

THE SIZE CRITERIA FOR LOCAL APPLICANTS, HOWEVER, HAVE NOT BEEN INCREASED DUE TO A DEARTH OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS. THEY REMAIN AT FK$2 500 MILLION FOR TOTAL ASSETS (LESS CONRA ITEMS) AND AT HK«1 75T MILLION FOR DEPOSITS FROM THE PUBLIC.

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FRIENDSHIP FORCE HOLDS CONFERENCE IN HK *****

THE FRIENDSHIP FORCE, AN INTERNATIONAL CITIZEN EXCHANGE ORGANISATION, TODAY (THURSDAY) OPENED ITS 1OTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN HONG KONG.

IT IS THE FIRST TIME THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN HELD IN ASIA SINCE THE ORGANISATION WAS FOUNDED IN THE UNITED STATES 10 YEARS AGO.

THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, MR A.K. CHUI, WELCOMED MORE THAN 400 DELEGATES FROM 20 COUNTRIES TO THE OPENING SESSION HELD AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL THIS EVENING.

HE SAID THAT IT WAS AN HONOUR FOR HONG KONG TO BE CHOSEN AS THE VENUE.

+MAY I SAY, WITH DUE MODESTY, THAT YOU MADE AN EXCELLENT AND TIMELY CHOICE. OUR CITY OF MORE THAN FIVE AND A HALF MILLION PEOPLE HAS ESTABLISHED A WORLDWIDE REPUTATION AS AN INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR WORLD CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS,+ HE SAID.

+IN HONG KONG, EAST AND WEST NOT ONLY MEET, BUT HAVE COMBINED MOST HARMONIOUSLY TO PRODUCE AN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS STORY THAT IS UNIQUE.*

MR CHUI SAID THAT HONG KONG’S INVIGORATING COSMOPOLITAN ATMOSPHERE WOULD BE A STIMULATING INSPIRATION FOR DELEGATES AS THEY PLANNED THEIR PROGRAMME FOR 1987.

HE ADDED: + YOUR MOTTO - A WORLD FOR FRIENDS IS A WORLD OF PEACE - IS AN EXCELLENT IDEAL TO WHICH PEOPLE OF ALL CULTURES SHOULD HEARTILY SUBSCRIBE. WHEN YOU LEAVE HONG KONG NEXT WEEK I HOPE THAT YOU WILL BRING HOME WITH YOU FOND MEMORIES WHICH WILL ENHANCE YOUR COMMITMENT TO WORLD FRIENDSHIP, AND WITH A FEELING OF GRATIFICATION THAT YOUR VISIT HAS INDEED BEEN WORTHWHILE.*

A NON-PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATION, THE FRIENDSHIP FORCE HAS OVER 200 CHAPTERS IN 40 COUNTRIES. ITS OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AND TO PROVIDE ORDINARY CITIZENS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL ABROAD AND TO LIVE IN THE HOME OF FAMILIES IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.

THE CONFERENCE WILL LAST FOR THREE DAYS, DURING WHICH DELEGATES WILL ATTEND VARIOUS WORKSHOPS.

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100 STUDENTS TO GET * * * *

SCHOLARSHIPS *

A TOTAL OF 100 STUDENTS WILL BE AWARDED MATRICULATION SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME TO BE HELD AT THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 11).

THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BEING AWARDED UNDER PHASE I I I OF THE SCHEME.

THE SCHEME, ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND SPONSORED BY CINEMA CITY CO LTD, AIMS AT PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY AND DILIGENT FORM FIVE GRADUATES SO THAT THEY MAY CONTINUE STUDIES IN MATRICULATION COURSES.

THE PRESIDENT OF BAPTIST COLLEGE, DR DANIEL TSE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 3 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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WORSHIPPERS URGED TO GUARD AGAINST FIRE

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PEOPLE OBSERVING THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL HAVE BEEN REMINDED THEY SHOULD TAKE CARE NOT TO CAUSE FIRES WHEN BURNING JOSS STICKS AND PAPER TRIBUTES IN WORSHIPPING THEIR ANCESTORS.

THE CARELESS BURNING OF JOSS STICKS IS ONE OF THE MAIN CAUSES OF FIRES IN HONG KONG, A FIRE SERVICES SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT TODAY (THURSDAY).

+FIRES OF THIS KIND OFTEN OCCUR DURING GRAVE-SWEEPING PERIODS SUCH AS THE CHING MING FESTIVAL'(IN APRIL) AND THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL WHEN PEOPLE WORSHIP THEIR ANCESTORS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR THERE WERE 162 FIRES CAUSED BY CARELESS BURNING OF MATERIALS IN WORSHIPPING, AND 62 OCCURRED IN APRIL ALONE, HE SAID.

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♦■WORSHIPPERS SHOULD NOT LEAVE BURNING TRIBUTES UNATTENDED AND THESE SHOULD EVENTUALLY BE EXTINGUISHED,* HE ADDED.

THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL FALLS ON SUNDAY.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO URGED PEOPLE TO TAKE EXTRA CARE GENERALLY IN PREVENTING FIRES AS THE DRY SEASON IS SETTING IN.

FIRE CALLS IN THE FIRST EIGHT THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD

HE NOTED THAT THERE WERE 12 389 MONTHS OF 1986 COMPARED WITH 8 620 IN OF 1985.

BOARD TO STUDY ’SIX STREETS’ DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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A PAPER OUTLINING THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN FOR REDEVELOPING SIX STREETS IN YAU MA TEI WILL BE PUT BEFORE THE DISTRICT BOARD TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE HONGKONG HOUSING SOCIETY AND THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT WILL BE PRESENT TO HEAR MEMBERS’ VIEWS ON THE PLAN.

OTHER MATTERS ON THE AGENDA ARE THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES, PUBLIC HOUSING RENT POLICY REVIEW AND HOUSING SUBSIDY REPORTS, CONTROL OF OBSCENE AND INDECENT ARTICLES NEASURES, AND THE PROPOSED SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION

SYSTEM.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE DISTRICT’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND PROGRESS REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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MEETING TO DISCUSS MA ON SHAN DEVELOPMENT

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MA ON SHAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT A MEETING OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE TOMORROW (FRIDAY) MORNING.

THE PROJECTS INVLOVE ROAD WORKS AND BUILDING A SITTING-OUT AREA AT LOK LO HA VILLAGE.

THE ROAD WORKS INCLUDE BUILDING A THROUGH ROAD LINKING MA ON SHAN AND SAI KUNG, FOOTPATHS AND CYCLE TRACKS, A SUBWAY AND A FOOTBRIDGE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS.

COMMITTEE SUBSIDY POL ICY ANNUAL REPORT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DOCUMENTS AND THE

DISCUSS TWO PUBLIC COMPILATION OF THE

HOUSING

DISTRICT’S

THEY WILL

ON PROVISION OF COMMUNITY

RESUME DISCUSSION ...

AREA 75 AND THE DOMESTIC REMOVAL ALLOWANCE FOR

FACILITIES FOR

TENANTS IN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE SIXTH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE AT KCR HOUSE TOMORROW AT 9.30 AM.

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CAS BAND TO ’BEAT THE RETREAT’ * * *

THE CIVIL AID FROM 8 PM TO 10 PM

SERVICES BAND WILL BE +BEATING THE RETREAT+ ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 11) AT VICTORIA PARK.

AMONG THOSE ATTENDING THE SIR ROGER LOBO.

CEREMONY WILL BE THE CAS COMMISSIONER,

♦BEATING THE RETREAT+ IS A TRADITIONAL MILITARY CEREMONY WHICH HAD THE PURPOSE OF RECALLING ALL SOLDIERS FROM A GARRISON TOWN AT NIGHT BEFORE CLOSING THE GATES. IT HAS NOW BECOME A SPECTACLE FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT.

/TH3 PROGRAMS......

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1986

THE PROGRAMME FOR THE CEREMONY AT THE MINI-SOCCER PITCHES WILL INCLUDE DISPLAYS BY MARCHING BANDS AND BY PIPERS AND DRUMMERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE +BEATING THE RETREAT+ BY THE CAS BAND ON SATURDAY AT THE VICTORIA PARK MINI-SOCCER PITCHES 4, 5 AND 6, STARTING AT 8 PM.

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TUEN MUN GETS READY FOR M INI-OLYMPICS

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THE TUEN MUN MINl-OLYMPICS, A WIDE-RANGING SPORTS PROGRAMME INVOLVING FOOTBALL, BADMINTON, TABLE-TENNIS, TELEMATCHES AND DISTANCE RUNNING WILL BE HELD IN TUEN MUN NEXT MONTH.

SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE MONTH-LONG MINl-OLYMPICS ARE AIMED AT FOSTERING FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND CEMtNTING THEIR SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT.

TO MARK THE OPENING, A DISTANCE RUN AND TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS WILL BE HELD IN THE TANG SHIU KIN SPORTSGROUND ON NOVEMBER 2. RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT ARE WELCOME TO TAKE PART.

THE SIX-KILOMETRE DISTANCE RUN WILL START AT 9 AM AT THE SPORTSGROUND. THE ROUTE WILL COVER TAI HING ESTATE, LEUNG TIN VILLAGE PUBLIC SCHOOL, THE LEUNG TIN ESTATE CONSTRUCTION SITE, SIU HANG VILLAGE, SIU HONG COURT AND CHING CHUNG KOON, BEFORE RETURNING TO THE SPORTSGROUND.

THE TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS WILL BE HELD FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM. EACH PERSON MAY COMPETE IN NOT MORE THAN THREE EVENTS.

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS OCTOBER 15. APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS FOUR SUB-OFFICES AT TAI HING, ON TiNG-YAU 01, SIU HONG, WU KING BUTTERFLY ESTATE. ENQUIRIES CAN 3E MADE ON 0-851503.

THE TUEN MUN MINl-OLYMPICS ORGANISING COMMITTEE COMPRISES THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, AR I OUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, TUEN MUN SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE.

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CHOI HUNG ROAD PLAYGROUND REDEVELOPMENT K * * * *

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $2.2 MILLIuN CONTRACT TO JARDINE ENGINEERING CORPORATION LIMITED FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF AN AIR-CONDITIONING AND VENTILATION SYSTEM FOR A COOKED FOOD CENTRE, AN INDOOR GAMES HALL, TOILETS AND CHANGING ROOMS IN A MULTI-PURPOSE SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL COMPLEX IN SAN PO KONG.

THE WORK IS PART OF A $32.5 MILLION PROJECT TO REDEVELOP THE FORMER CHOI HUNG ROAD PLAYGROUND INTO A MULTI-PURPOSE COMPLEX, WORK ON WHICH.BEGAN IN JANUARY.

INSTALLATION OF THE EQUIPMENT IS DUE TO START LATER THIS MONTH AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

THE PROJECT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOUR-STOREY COMPLEX WITH A COOKED FOOD CENTRE AND AN INDOOR GAMES HALL J AN INDOOR BADMINTON COURT BUILDING ACCOMMODATING SIX COURTS, WITH TWO TENNIS COURTS ON THE ROOF; AND A BUILDING PROVIDING CHANGING FACILITIES AND TOILETS.

MORE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED * * * *

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY TO KOWLOON AND VICTORIA DISTRICT COURTS FOR CLOSURE ORDERS TO BE MADE AGAINST ILLEGAL STRUCTURES.

ONE OF THE STRUCTURES IS AT THE REAR LANE OF 14-20, HAMILTON STREET, KOWLOON, AND WAS THE SUBJECT OF A DEMOLITION ORDER ISSUED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (BOO) TWO YEARS AGO, BUT WHICH HAS BEEN IGNORED.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY WANTS TO CLOSE IT AND THEN DEMOLISH IT WITHOUT ENDANGERING OCCUPANTS OR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

IT HAS POSTED A NOTICE ON- A CONSPICUOUS PART OF THE STRUCTURE SAYING IT WILL APPLY TO KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON DECEMBER 10 FOR THE CLOSURE ORDER.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY WILL ALSO APPLY TO VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER IN RESPECT OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOF OF 147, WONG NE I CHUNG ROAD, HONG KONG.

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I’ HAS ALSO POSTED NOTICES ON THE STRUCTURES POINTING OUT WHAT ' T INTENDS TO DO.

THE OCCUPANTS HAVE NOT COMPLIED WITH A DEMOLITION ORDER ISSUED BY THE BOO IN NOVEMBER 1984.

IN BOTH CASES DEMOLITION WILL TAKE PLACE STRAIGHT AFTER THE CLOSURE ORDER ARE OBTAINED FROM THE COURTS.

REMINDER OF NT TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR FESTIVAL *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REMINDED THE PUBLIC THAT SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES FOR THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL.

ROAD CLOSURE:

* BETWEEN 4 AM AND 8 PM ON OCTOBER 11, 12, 13, 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 VEHICLES 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 FOR 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.

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K 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, 1? AND 19. DURING THE CLOSURE, THE LO WAI END TERMINATING POINT FOR NT GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES NO. 81 AND 81M WILL BE RELOCATED TO THE LO WAI BUS TERMINUS.

X THE OLD ACCESS ROAD TO TSUEN WAN CEMETERY FROM TEXACO ROAD IN TSUEN WAN IS NOW CLOSED TO TRAFFIC TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION OF TSI NG Yl NORTH BRIDGE. THE NEW ACCESS TO THE CEMETERY IS VIA WING SHUN STREET IN KWAI CHUNG. 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 11, 12, 13 AND 19. MEANWHILE, ROAD CLOSURE MEASURE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BY 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:

* FROM 7 AM TO 9 AM AND FROM 5 PM TO 7 PM ON OCTOBER 12, 13 AND 19, KCR TRAIN SERVICES WILL BE STRENGTHENED AND OPERATE AT FANLING AT A FIVE-MINUTE INTERVAL. TRAIN SERVICES WILL OPERATE AT A 1O-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 INTERVAL ON OCTOBER 12, 19 AND 26. THE FARE WILL BE $1 FOR 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 12 AND 19. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE WILL OPERATE AT ABOUT SIX-MINUTE INTERVAL AT A FARE OF $4.

* MEANWHILE, KMB ROUTES NO. 69, 70, 70X AND 73 WILL ALSO BE STRENGTHENED.

* GRAVE-SWEEPERS WISHING TO GO TO SANDY RIDGE CAN TAKE THE REGULAR BUS SERVICE, RQUTE 73K, PLYING BETWEEN SHEUNG SHUI AND SAN UK LING OR THE TRAIN SERVICE TO LO WU.

AS THE ROAD TUNNELS (GOVERNMENT) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1986 WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 13, MOTORISTS USING THE EXACT PAYMENT LANES AT THE LION ROCK TUNNEL TO GO TO THE CEMETERIES FROM OCTOBER 13 WILL BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO TENDER EXACT TOLLS.

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GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES ON ISLAND ADJUSTED * * * * *

ONE GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE SERVING THE PEAK AREA WILL BE WITHDRAWN WHILE FARES ON THREE OTHER ROUTES IN ABERDEEN WILL BE INCREASED FROM SUNDAY (OCTOBER 12).

THE ROUTE TO BE WITHDRAWN IS 30M OPERATING BETWEEN WATFORD ROAD AND MTR ADMIRALTY STATION.

+THE DECISION TO WITHDRAW THE ROUTE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT VARIOUS FACTORS, INCLUDING CONTINUOUS LOW PATRONAGE AND FINANCIAL LOSSES SUFFERED BY THE OPERATOR,* A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

HE SUGGESTED THAT COMMUTERS USING 3OM SHOULD CHANGE TO ROUTE 1 PLYING BETWEEN THE PEAK AND HMS TAMAR. THE TWO ROUTES ARE LARGELY SIMILAR.

SERVICES ON ROUTE 30 OPERATING BETWEEN WATFORD ROAD AND CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE INCREASED TO RUN AT 15-MINUTE INTERVALS DURING MORNING PEAK HOURS, MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

HIGHER FARES WILL BE LEVIED ON ROUTES 27 IN AP LEI CHAU TO SAI ON STREET IN ABERDEEN), ESTATE TO TAI CHUE WAN AT OCEAN PARK) AND 29A ESTATE TO HEUNG YIP ROAD IN WONG CHUK HANG).

(WAI FUNG STREET 29 (AP LEI CHAU (AP LEI CHAU

THE NEW FARES FOR ROUTES 29 AND 29A WILL BE $2, AND THt NEW FARE ON ROUTE 27 WILL BE $1.10. TRIPS ON ROUTE 29 BETWEEN AP LEI CHAU ESTATE AND HEUNG YIP ROAD WILL COST $1.20.

+THE NEW FARES REPRESENT AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF 20 CENTS TO 50 CENTS OVER THE EXISTING FARES, wI TH ONLY ONE OF THE ROUTES CHARGING UP TO THE FARE CEILING EFFECTIVE FROM MARCH 1 THIS YEAR,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+APPROVAL FOR THE FARE RISE WAS GIVEN AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE OPERATING DETAILS AND FINANCIAL RETURNS SUBMITTED BY OPERATORS,* HE ADDED.

TO COINCIDE WITH THE FARE INCREASE, THE OPERATING HOURS ON ROUTE 27 WILL BE EXTENDED FROM SUNDAY TO RUN DAILY BETWEEN 5 AM AND 12.15 AM.

AT THE SAME TIME, AN OVERNIGHT CIRCULAR SERVICE ON ROUTE 27 WILL START OPERATING DAILY BETWEEN 12.30 AM AND 4.40 AM AT A FREQUENCY OF 20MINUTES. HOWEVER, THIS OVERNIGHT SERVICE WILL TERMINATE AT AP LEI CHAU ESTATE INSTEAD OF WAI FUNG STREET. THE FARE IS SET AT $1.50 PER JOURNEY.

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CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST RESTRICTED ZONE

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THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES WFST OF t

SAME JUNCTION WILL BE MADE

• - .. POINT ABOUT 20 METRES WEST OF THE __ ---- A PEAK' HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO

7 PM) DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 11).

THE MEASURE, WHICH WILL LAST'ABOUT FOUR WEEKS, IS TO FACILITATE UTILITY DIVERSIONS. I

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ?ONE, NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STpP FOR (PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

ROAD CLOSURE/AND RESTRICTED ZONES / * * *

TWO ROAD SECTIONS IN S^IEUNG SHU I WILL BE DESIGNATED RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY). I

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THE SECTIONS ARE RO^D D7 BETWEEN JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND ROAD L9-AND ROAD L9 BETWEEN ITS /JUNCTION WITH ROAD D7 TO A POINT ABOUT 100 METRES EAST OF THE SAME /JUNCTION.

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

WITH EFFECT FROM tHE SAME TIME, THE TSI NG Yl ESTATE BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR DAILY PROHIBITED ZONE. NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUS TERMINUS.

BETWEEN MIDNIGHT/TO 6 AM FROM TOMORROW TO OCTOBER 16, TUNG CHAU STREET IN TAI KOJ< TSUI BETWEEN TONG MEI ROAD AND WALNUT STREET WILL BE CLOSER TO TRAFFIC TO FACILITATE THE INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE/WEST KOWLOON CORRIDOR.

MOTORISTS ON TONG MEI ROAD HEADING FOR TUNG CHAU STREET NORTHBOUND SHOULD USE PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST, SYCAMORE STREET AND TAI KOK TSUI ROAD.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1986

SPORTSMEN SHOW THEIR PACES TO ROYAL VISITOR *****

HONG KONG’S ATHLETES WILL DISPLAY THEIR SKILLS TO A ROYAL VISITOR ON OCTOBER 22 WHEN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH VISITS THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

PRINCE PHILIP WILL ARRIVE AT THE CENTRE BY HELICOPTER AT 11.15 AM AFTER HAVING OFFICIALLY DECLARED OPEN THE CASTLE PEAK ’B’ POWER STATION.

ON LANDING AT THE CENTRE’S FOOTBALL GROUND HE WILL BE GREETED BY THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR ALAN SCOTT, WHO WILL PRESENT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE BOARD, MR DENIS BRAY, AND THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE CENTRE, MR HOWARD WELLS.

ACCOMPANIED BY MR WELLS, PRINCE PHILIP WILL VISIT THE SWIMMING POOL, FOOTBALL PITCH AND ATHLETICS TRACK, GYMNASIUM, JUDO, BADMINTON AND TENNIS HALLS AND THE TABLE TENNIS AND FENCING HALLS.

DURING THE TOUR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL MEET STAFF OF THE CENTRE AND ATHLETES UNDER TRAINING AND MR WELLS WILL PRESENT COACHES OF THE VARIOUS SPORTS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS.

PRINCE PHILIP WILL SIGN THE CENTRE’S VISITORS’ BOOK BEFORE LEAVING BY CAR TO JOIN THE QUEEN AT THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, SHA TIN.

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’YOUTH SPECTACULAR’ REHEARSAL ON SUNDAY

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. RFHFARSAL FOR THE ’YOUTH SPECTACULAR’ TO BE STAGED BEFORE THE QUC?N WKL BE HELD AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 12), BEGINNING AT 4 PM.

P RFORMCRS TAKING PART IN THE REHEARSAL WILL INCLUDE POPULAR SINGERS LESLIEScIeU|!|?; ™cIy CHEUNG, KENNY BEE AND ALBERT AU.

TIE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE, WILL ATTEND AND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME FOR THE ROYAL PERFORMANCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE REHEARSAL. PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE ADVISED TO BRING ALONG TELE-LENSES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 198*

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LEGISLATION TO BAN SMOKELESS TOBACCO PROPOSED ............... 1

ROUND-THE-CLOCK FIRE WATCH IN PARKS .........................

FURTHER LISTS OF TRAVEL AGENTS PUBLISHED .................... 3

FORD LOOKS AT ROYAL OBSERVATORY OPERATIONS................... 4

TAKE GREAT CARE, FACTORY OPERATORS URGED .................... 5

HOLIDAY CLINIC SERVICES ..................................... 6

QUEEN HONOURS LONG-SERVING MECHANIC ......................... 6

MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS FOR SIR GEOFFREY'S VISIT ................. 7

SPEEDPOST SERVICE EXTENDED................................... 8

JUNE EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL STATISTICS OUT........... 9

MA TaU KOK ZONING PLaN aMENDED............................... 13

CONTRACT SIGNING FOR TRANSPORT STUDY ........................ 14

FORUM FOR BY-ELECTION IN KOWLOON CITY........................ 14

eastern district walk cn civic education .................... 15

SOUTHERN DISTRICT TOUR FOR ELDERLY, DISABLED................. 16

BRIEFING FOR MANUFACTURING MANAGERS ......................... 16

SWIMMING GALA ...............................................

MORE SPACE FOR RECREATION IN KWAI CHUNG...................... 17

KOWLOON TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR CHUNG YEUNG...................... 17

FESTIVAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR HK ISLAND.................. 18

RESTRICTED ZONE DESIfflATSD ON TAI PO ROAD................... 19

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1986

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EGISLATION TO BAN SMOKELESS

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a TILL AIMED AT BANNING SMOKELESS KONG WILL BE GAZETTED NEXT WEEK.

TOBACCO PROPOSED

TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN HONG

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE BAN WOULD RELATE TO +MOIST TOBACCO+ WHICH IS CHEWED OR SUCKED.

THE BAN WOULD NOT INCLUDE ANY FORM OF SMOKING TOBACCO SUCH AS CIGARETTES, CIGARS OR PIPE TOBACCO, OR OTHER TYPES OF TRADITIONAL TOBACCO PRODUCTS, SUCH AS SNUFF.

HE SAID THAT THE ACTION WAS TAKEN PROMPTLY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF A RELATIVELY NEW TOBACCO PRODUCT IN THE TERRITORY.

HE WAS REFERRING TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN JULY THIS YEAR THAT GOVERNMENT WOULD PREPARE LEGISLATION BANNING THE IMPORTATION, MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF ORALLY-TAKEN SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

♦THE BILL IS NOW READY, IT WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE ON OCTOBER 17 AND WILL BE INTRODUCTED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 29,+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ORALLY-TAKEN SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS HAD BEEN MARKETED IN RECENT YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES, FINDING CONSIDERABLE APPEAL AMONG CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

HOWEVER, EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES OVERSEAS HAD DEMONSTRATED A STRONG ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TAKING SMOKELESS TOBACCO AND THE INCIDENCE OF ORAL CANCER.

THE CANCER USUALLY DEVELOPS AT THE SITE MOST OFTEN IN CONTACT WITH THE TOBACCO AND CAN DEVELOP WITHIN FIVE YEARS, MUCH SOONER THAN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LUNG CANCER FROM CIGARETTE SMOKING.

HE ADDED THAT THE UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL’S +ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF USING SMOKELESS TOBACCO+ HAD, AFTER CAREFUL EXAMINATION OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL DATA, HAD REACHED CERTAIN CONCLUSIONS.

THESE WERE THAT THE ORAL USE OF SMOKELESS TOBACCO REPRESENTED A SIGNIFICANT HEALTH RISK- THAT IT WAS NOT A SAFE SUBSTITUTE FOR SMOKING CIGARETTES- AND THAT IT COULD CAUSE CANCER AND A NUMBER OF ORAL DISEASES AND COULD ALSO LEAD TO NICOTINE ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE.

IN RECENT CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, TNE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION CONFIRMED THAT SMOKELESS TOBACCO LED TO CANCER OF THE MOUTH AND UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1966

+IN THE INTEREST OF PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH, THE GOVERNMENT HAS AN OBLIGATION TO TAKE PREVENTIVE STEPS,+ HE EXPLAINED.

THE BILL, WHICH IS PRIMARILY AN AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES ORDINANCE, WILL EMPOWER REGULATIONS TO BE MADE TO PROHIBIT THE IMPORTATION, SALE OR MANUFACTURE OF ANY FOOD OR DRUG WHICH IS CONSIDERED TO BE PREJUDICIAL TO PUBLIC HEALTH.

A NEW SUBSIDIARY REGULATION WILL MAKE IT AN OFFENCE TO IMPORT, MANUFACTURE, SELL, CONSIGN OR DELIVER ANY SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

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ROUND-THE-CLOCK FIRE WATCH IN PARKS

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL BE ON THE ALERT OVER THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL PERIOD TO PROTECT COUNTRY PARKS FROM POSSIBLE OUTBREAKS OF FIRE.

THE DEPARTMENT’S 480-MEMBER FIRE CREW WILL BE MOBILISED ON SUNDAY AND ON MONDAY TO CARRY OUT ROUND-THE-CLOCK WATCH AND PATROL DUTIES, AND PUT OUT ANY FIRES, IN COUNTRY PARKS.

THEY WILL BE REINFORCED BY 340 VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CIVIL AID SERVICES.

THE DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR COUNTRY PARKS OFFICER, MR S.P. LAU, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WAS NECESSARY IN VIEW OF THE HIGH FIRE RISK.

A TOTAL OF 41 HILL FIRES WERE REPORTED ON CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL DAY LAST YEAR.

+THE DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS CAUSED ABOUT 23 HILL FIRES LAST MONTH. THE RECENT SCARCITY OF RAINFALL AND THE GENERALLY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY HAVE MADE THE COUNTRYSIDE EVEN MORE VULNERABLE TO FIRES,+ HE SAID.

MR LAU URGED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO CAUSE FIRES WHEN BURNING JOSS STICKS AND PAPER TRIBUTES AT GRAVES.

HE SAID GRAVE-SWEEPERS SHOULD TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS:

* BURN WORSHIP ITEMS IN METAL CONTAINERS ;

* DO NOT LEAVE LIGHTED CANDLES, JOSS STICKS AND PAPERS UNATTENDED; AND

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* MAKE SURE ALL BURNING ITEMS ARE EXTINGUISHED BEFORE LEAVING GRAVE SITES.

■R LAU ALSO POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS ILLEGAL TO LIGHT FIRECRACKERS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AS IN ANYWHERE IN THE TERRITORY.

+OFFENDERS WILL BE PROSECUTED AND FACE HEAVY FINES,+ HE SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE DEPARTMENT’S FIRE PROTECTION OPERATION AT TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK ON SUNDAY.

TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, AT 9.30 AM.

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FURTHER LISTS OF TRAVEL AGENTS PUBLISHED * * * * *

TWO SUPPLEMENTARY LISTS OF LICENSED TRAVEL AGENTS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

ONE IS A LIST OF 119 NEW TRAVEL AGENTS WHOSE NAMES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE REGISTER OF LICENSED TRAVEL AGENTS BETWEEN MARCH AND AUGUST THIS YEAR.

THE OTHER IS A LIST OF 256 TRAVEL AGENTS WHOSE LICENCES EXPIRED BUT HAVE BEEN RENEWED DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

THE REGISTRAR OF TRAVEL AGENTS, MR N.H. YEUNG, SAID THE LISTS WERE SUPPLEMENTARY TO A LIST GAZETTED ON MARCH 14, UNDER REGULATION 4(2) OF THE TRAVEL AGENTS REGULATIONS.

MR YEUNG SAID 1 034 TRAVEL AGENTS HAD NOW BEEN LICENSED SINCE THE TRAVEL AGENTS ORDINANCE TOOK EFFECT ON FEBRUARY 1 THIS YEAR.

OF THESE, A TOTAL OF 1 018 HAD BEEN LISTED EITHER IN THE GAZETTE OF MARCH 14 OR IN TODAY’S ISSUE.

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+ A FEW NEW TRAVEL AGENTS WHO VERE LICENSED AFTER AUGUST 31 ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE LATEST GAZETTE BUT THEIR REGISTERED NAMES WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF A FULL GAZETTED LIST OF ALL LICENSED TRAVEL AGENTS TO BE PUBLISHED AFTER JANUARY NEXT YEAR.+ HE SAID.

TWENTY-THREE TRAVEL AGENTS’ LICENCES HAVE BEEN REVOKED SINCE MARCH AFTER THE REGISTRAR WAS NOTIFIED THAT THEY HAD CEASED BUSINESS.

MR YEUNG SAID THAT UNDER THE TRAVEL AGENTS ORDINANCE ANYONE WHO CARRIED ON BUSINESS AS A TRAVEL AGENCY WITHOUT A LICENCE COMMITTED AN OFFENCE AND WOULD BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

THE FIRST CASE OF A TRAVEL AGENT BEING PROSECUTED FOR OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENCE WAS BROUGHT BEFORE THE SOUTH KOWLOON MAGISTRACY LAST FRIDAY (OCTOBER 3) WHEN THE DIRECTOR OF AN UNLICENSED AGENCY NAMED +SUMMIT TRAVEL AND TOURS LTD+ WAS CONVICTED AND FINED 37 000.

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FORD LOOKS AT ROYAL OBSERVATORY OPERATIONS

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TH- SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, MR DAVID FORD, VISITbD THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING TO MEET ITS STAFF AND LOOK AT THE DEPARTMENT’S OPERATIONS.

CONTINUING WITH HIS SERIES OF VISITS TO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, MF FORD FIRST RECEIVED AN INTRODUCTORY BRIEFING BY THE DIRECTOR Or THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, MR PATRICK SHAM, AND THE TwC ASSISTANT DIRECTORS, MR PETER LI AND MR ROBERT LAU.

HE WAS TOLD THAT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY wAS ESTABLISHED IN 1883 MAINLY TO PROVIDE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION FOR SAFc NAVIGATION CF SHIPS. SINCE THEN, THE WORK OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY HAS DEVELOPED TO COVER A WIDE RANGE OF SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES IN LINc WITH THE CHANGING NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.

WHILE DAILY WEATHER FORECASTING AND WARNING SERVICES REHAU. THE PRIME CONCERN OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, THE APPLIED ASPECTS CF METEOROLOGY AND RELATED GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES ARE ASSUMING A MORE PROMINENT ROLE IN THE DEPARTMENT’S OVERALL PROGRAMME.

MR FORD THEN TOURED THE VARIOUS DIVISIONS AND SECTIONS OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, INCLUDING THE CENTRAL FORECASTING OFFICE, THC COMPUTER DIVISION, THE RESEARCH AND RECORDS DIVISION, THE SEISMOLOGY, ASTRONOMY AND TIME SERVICES SECTION AND THE RADIATION MONITORING DIVISION.

BEFORE WINDING UP HIS VISIT, MR FORD MET GRADE REPRESENT*-TI v CF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND EXCHANGED VIEWS WITH THEM.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1936

TAKE GREAT CARE, FACTORY OPERATORS URGED * * * * *

PROPRIETORS OF INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CARE WHEN USING HIGHLY VOLATILE FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS IN Industrial processes.

THEY SHOULD ALSO TAKE SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT STRESSED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE USE OF SUCH FLAMMABLE SOLVENTS IS GOVERNED BY THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS REGULATIONS THE FACTOkIto AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN REGISTRABLE WORKPLACES) REGULATIONS AND THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (SPRAYING OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS) REGULATIONS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID PROPRIETORS SHOULD OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:

* PROCESSES INVOLVING THE USE OF HIGHLY FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN A ROOM CONSTRUCTED OF FIRE RESISTING MATERIAL 5

* EFFICIENT VENTILATION BY MECHANICAL MEANS SHOULD BE PROVIDE AND MAINTAINED IN SUCH A ROOM TO REMOVE ANY FLAMMABLE VAPOUR OR FUME ARISING FROM THE PROCESS;

* SMOKING, THE PRESENCE OF A NAtsED FLAME OR OTHER MEANS LIKELY TO IGNITE FLAMMABLE VAPOUR MUST NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE THE ROOM;

* ALL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO FLAMMABLE VAPOUR SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTED, DESIGNED, INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED SO AS TO PREVENT ANY IGNITION;

* ADEQUATE FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT MUST BE PROVIDED IN THE ROOM? AND

* ALL FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS MUST BE STORED IN A STRONG METAL CONTAINER FITTED WITH A SELF-CLOSING LID.

ENQUIRIES ON THE USE OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CAN BE MADE TO THE LOCAL DIVISIONAL FACTORY INSPECTORS OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMtNT.

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HOLIDAY CLINIC SERVICES K K K * K

EIGHT GOVERNMENT OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 13) AND ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 22) BOTH OF WHICH ARE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

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; 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.

QUEEN HONOURS LONG-SERVING MECHANIC * X X * *

A SENIOR LAUNCH MECHANIC OF THE MARINE DEPARTMENT, MR LEUNG WING, HAS BEEN AWARDED THE IMPERIAL SERVICE MEDAL BY THE QUEEN, ON HIS RETIREMENT AFTER 37 YEARS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR CHAN YUE-YAN, COMMENDED MR LEUNG FOR HIS +LOYAL AND INDUSTRIOUS SERVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT.+

+THROUGHOUT HIS YEARS OF SERVICE, MR LEUNG HAS PERFORMED HIS DUTIES WITH COMPLETE DEVOTION AND HIS EFFICIENT SERVICE HAS BEEN MUCH VALUED BY THE DEPARTMENT,* HE SAID.

MR LEUNG JOINED THE MARINE DEPARTMENT AS A STOKER IN 1947, TRANSFERRED TO ENGINEER CLASS IN 1954 AND BECAME A SENIOR LAUNCH MECHANIC IN 1974.

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MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS FOR SIR GEOFFREY’S VISIT

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, THE RT HON SIR GEOFFREY HOWE, wILL ARRIVE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON FOR A TWO-DAY VISIT TO BRING HIMSELF UP TO DATE WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG.

ON SUNDAY, HE WILL LEAVE FOR CHINA WHERE HE WILL BE THE MINISTER IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE QUEEN’S STATE VISIT BETWEEN OCTOBER 12 AND 18.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR PRESS COVERAGE DURING SIP GEOFFREY’S VISIT IN HONG KONG:

ARRIVAL (OCTOBER 11)

THERE WILL BE A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY AT THE AIRPORT. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM AT 3.15 PM.

OMELCO DINNER (OCTOBER 11)

A POSITION WILL BE PROVIDED OUTSIDE THE ENTRANCE TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING ON JACKSON ROAD FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE IN POSITION BY 7.15 PM.

PRESS CONFERENCE (OCTOBER 12)

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE FORMER LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT 10.30 AM. SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION WILL BE PROVIDED.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE BEFORE 9.30 AM FOR REGISTRATION AND SECURITY CHECKS. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE CHAMBER WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE PROOF OF IDENTITY AND OF THE ORGANISATION THEY REPRESENT.

THE CHAMBER WILL BE OPENED FROM 8 AM TO ENABLE MEDIA ORGANISATIONS TO SET UP EQUIPMENT. ALL RECORDING WILL BE DONE INSIDE THE BOOTHS AND NO MICROPHONES OR HAND-HELD TAPE RECORDERS WILL EE ALLOWED ON THE DAIS. ADDITIONAL CLEAN SOUND OUTLETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE BY TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS.

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THERE WILL BE A TWO-MINUTE PHOTOCALL PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE. PHOTOGRAPHY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED DURING THE CONFERENCE. TELEVISION CREWS CAN EITHER STAY AT FIXED POSITIONS INSIDE THE CHAMBER OR OPERATE FROM THE BOOTHS.

A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE, TOGETHER WITH A FULL CHINESE TRANSLATION, WILL BE ISSUED BY GIS LATER IN THE DAY.

DEPARTURE (OCTOBER 12)

SIR GEOFFREY WILL LEAVE FOR PEKING Ar TER THE PRESS CONFERENCE. A POSITION WILL BE SET UP AT THE DEPARTURE AREA FOR PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS, WHO ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM BY 11.30 AM.

NOTE

MEDIA REPRESENTAT SUBJECTED TO THE USUAL CF IDENTITY AND OF THE WILL BE PRESENT TO ASS

IVES COVERING THE ABOVE FOUR EVENTS WILL BE SECURITY CHECKS AND THEY MUST PRODUCE PROOF ORGANISATION THEY REPRESENT. GIS OFFICERS

1ST.

SPEEDPOST SERVICE EXTENDED

* * * * * *

WITH EFFECT FROM TUESDAY (OCTOBER 14), AND SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CUSTOMS FORMALITIES, SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO CANADA, WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN RESTRICTED TO BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, WOULD BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE, THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

♦THE MAXIMUM LIMIT OF WEIGHT WILL ALSO BE INCREASED FROM 15 KG TO 20 KG FOR EACH ITEM,+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

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

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uC'iE employment, vacancies, payroll statistics out * * * * *

THERE *ERc 886 100 PERSONS ENGAGED IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN JUNE 1986, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 1.4 PER CENT IL COMPARISON WITH JUNE 1985, ACCORDING TO FIGURES RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

EMPLOYMENT IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, AT 610 800 IN JUNE 1986, WAS 3.8 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN JUNE 1985.

EMPLOYMENT IN THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR, AT 189 300, WAS UP BY 6.6 PER CENT.

BUT EMPLOYMENT ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES DROPPED BY 0.4 PER CENT COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985.

A DEPARTMENTAL SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE STATISTICS FOR SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY IN JUNE 1986 WERE DERIVED FROM THE SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL CONDUCTED EVERY QUARTER BY THE DEPARTMENT.

THESE SECTORS COVER THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR? THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR. THERE IS A SEPARATE EMPLOYMENT SURVEY COVERING BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES.

THE OVERALL EMPLOYMENT FIGURES FOR JUNE 1986 IN THESE SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS BY COMPARISON WITH THE CORRESPONDING FIGURES FOR JUNE 1985 AND MARCH 1986, ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY PERSONS ENGAGED (EMPLOYMENT) IN PERCENTAGE JUN 8b ON JUN 85 CHANGE* JUN 86 ON MAR 86

JUN 85 MAR 86 JUN 86

MANUFACTURING 874 200 841 500 886 130 +1.4 +5.3

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION (MANUAL WORKERS ON SITES ONLY) 64 300 66 □00 64 000 -0.4 -3.1

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 588 700 595 300 610 800 +3.8 +2.6

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FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

177 700 185 700 189 300

+6.6

+2.0

* BASED ON UNROUNDED EMPLOYMENT FIGURES.

JUNE 1986 WITH MARCH 1986, EMPLOYMENT IN THE

- ----- IMPORT AND EXPORT

COMPARING ____ ____

MANUFACTURING SECTOR; THE WHOLESALE AND RETA! L, I... -

TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR; AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR INCREASED BY 5 3 PER CENT 2.6 PER CENT AND 2.0 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, EMPLOYMENT ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES DECREASED BY 3.1 PER CENT.

THE SURVEY ALSO PROVIDES VACANCY STATISTICS FOR THESE SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS, OTHER THAN FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION 1He'’0VERALL FIGURES BY WITH A COMPARISON WITH

SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS, TOGETHER “ FOR JUNE 1985

AND MARCH 1986

ARE

AS

THE CORRESPONDING FIGURES FOLLOWS:

NUMBER OF REPORTED VACANCIES IN PERCENTAGE CHANGE*

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY JUN 85 MAR 86 JUN 86 JUN 86 ON JUN 85 JUN 86 ON MAR 86

MANUFACTURING 19 120 25 880 22 840 + 19.4 -11.7

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 5 520 8 110 7 070 +28.1 -12.8

FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES 2 320 3 050 2 550 +10.3 -16.3

# BASED ON UNROUNDED VACANCY FIGURES.

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ncLATIVE TO JUNE 1985, THE NUMBER OF REPORTED VACANCIES FOR Th- -'NUFACTUR ING SECTOR! THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXP TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR; AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR INCREAStD 19^4 PER CENT, 28.1 PER CENT AND 10.3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

OMPARED with MARCH 1986, THE NUMBER OF REPORTED VACANCIES DECREASED BY 11.7 PER CENT, 12.8 PER CENT AND 16.3 PtR CENT FOR Th- MANUFACTURING SECTOR’ THE WHOLESALE. AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR! AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR, RESPECTIVELY.

ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE SURVEY ARE STATISTICS ON MONTHLY PAYROLL OUTLAYS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR; THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR’; AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SECTOR. QUARTERLY TOTALS FOR EACH OF THESE

SECTORS ARE

SERV ICES SHOWN IN

THE FOLLOWING TABLE:

TOTAL QUARTERLY PAYROLL IN % CHANGE *

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY 2ND QTR. 1985 2ND QTR. 1986 2ND QTR. 1986 ON 2ND QTR. 1985

HK3 MN HKS MN

MANUFACTURING 6 924 7 733 +11.7

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 5 099 5 754 *12.8

FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES 2 480 2 9Q6 +20.8

X BASED ON UNROUNDED PAYROLL FIGURES.

COMPARED WITH THE SAME QUARTER A YEAR AGO, PAYROLL OUTLAYS IN THE ABOVE THREE SECTORS INCREASED BY 11.7 PER CENT, 12.8 PER CENT AND 20.8 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986.

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AFTER ADJUSTMENT FOR VARIATIONS IN TOTAL MONTHLY PAYkOLL ntiTi AYS IN JUNE 1985 AND JUNE 1986, ARISING FROM CHANGES IN THc ipufi OF FMPLOYMENT A NOMINAL INDEX OF PAYROLL PER PERSON cNGAGEL K OBTAINED TO ALLOW FbR THE EFFECTS OF PRICE CHANGES, THE NOMINAL NDEX IS DEFLATED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) TO GIVE THE REAL INDEX OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED. THESE TWO INDICES FOR JUNE — GIVEN IN THE TABLES BELOW:

1985 AND JUNE 1986

ARE

NOMINAL INDEX PAYROLL PER PERSON (JUNE 198CT = OF ENGAGED 100) Jo CHANGE

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY JUN 85 JUN 86 JUN 86 ON JUN 85

MANUFACTURING 185.0 208.5 + 12.7

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 192.7 20^.5 +8.7

FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERV ICES 186.9 210.8 + 12.8

REAL INDEX OF PAYROLL PER PERSON tNGAGED CHANGE

(JUNE 1980 = 100)

SELECTED MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY JUN 85 JUN 86 JUN 86 ON JUN 85

MANUFACTURING 117.2 128.2 +9.4

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 122.1 128.8 +5.5

FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES 118,4 129.6 +Q. 5

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BETWEEN JUNE 1985 AND JUNE 1986, INCREASES OF 12.7 PER CENT, 8 7 PER CENT AND 12.8 PER CENT WERE .REGISTERED IN THE NOMINAL INDcX CF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR; THE v.HOLESALc AND RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR; AND THE FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR, RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES IN THE REAL INDEX OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED WERE 9.4 PER CENT, 5.5 PER CENT. AND 9.5 PER CENT.

DETAILED BREAKDOWNS OF THE ABOVE STATISTICS ARE AVaILABLc F.<Or THE QUARTERLY REPORT OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL _ STATISTICS, JUNE 1986, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT $11 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG AND AT THE SALES COUNTER CF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT ROOM 1904, KAI TAK ------------------------ DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

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MA TAU KOK ZONING PLAN AMENDED

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THREE AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR MA TAU KOK WERE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE PLANNING AREA, WHICH COVERS ABOUT 113 HECTARES, IS SURROUNDED BY ARGYLE STREET TO THE NORTH, HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND KOWLOON BAY WATERFRONT TO THE EAST, NGAN HON STREET AND SAN LAU STREET TO THE SOUTH AND TIN KWONG ROAD TO THE WEST.

IT WILL BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 160 000 PERSONS ON FULL DEVELOPMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID A MAJOR AMENDMENT INVOLVED REZONING OF A SITE BOUNDED BY MA TAU KOK ROAD, PAU CHUNG STREET, SAN SHAN ROAD AND PAK TAI STREET FROM +RESIDENTIAL (GROUP A)+ TO +COMPREHENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT AREA+.

IT IS INTENDED TO REDEVELOP THE SITE AS AN URBAN IMPROVEMENT SCHEME TO PROVIDE HOUSING, PUBLIC OPEN SPACE AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

ANY FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED FOR THE SITE WOULD HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD IN THE FORM OF A MASTER LAYOUT PLAN FOR APPROVAL, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

TWO SITES AT TIN KWONG ROAD HAVE BEEN ZONED AS +SPORT AND RECREATION CLUB+ AREA FOR USE BY THE MILITARY AND THE HONG KONG SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1986

ANOTHER AMENDMENT IS THE INCLUSION OF KOWLOON CITY FERRY PIER AND VEHICULAR FERRY PIER IN THE PLAN.

A POSSIBLE ALIGNMENT FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY EAST KOWLOON LINE HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE PLAN WITH TWO STATIONS AT TO KWA WAN AND MA TAU WAI. HOWEVER, A DECISION HAS YET TO BE FINALISED.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS CAN WRITE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD BY OCTOBER 31.

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CONTRACT SIGNING FOR TRANSPORT STUDY

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A CONTRACT TO THE CONSULTANCY FIRM WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES TO ASSIST IN THE SECOND COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY. THE STUDY WILL PROJECT HONG KONG’S TRANSPORT NEEDS UP TO 2001.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR PETER LEEDS, wILL SIGN THE CONTRACT ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 14) AT 3 PM IN THE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS CONFERENCE ROOM, 28TH FLOOR, HIGH BLOCK, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CONTRACT-SIGNING CEREMONY.

FORUM FOR BY-ELECTION IN KOWLOON CITY *****

FOR

THE

THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ORGANISED A FORUM CANDIDATES STANDING FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD BY-ELECTION IN HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY AT 11 AM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 12).

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THE CANDIDATES VYING FOR THE VACANCY IN THE CONSTITUENCY wlLLS?eC2?i!SH<;i|GA2iDAA?D(^ISSEGR81A^HEONG (30)- THE

FHILAY, OCTOBER 10, 1986

LOCAL RESIDENTS AND REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY ARE WELCOME TC ATTEND THE FORUM WHICH WILL EE HELD AT THE OPEN SPACE OPPOSITE THE Ol MAN ESTATE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FORUM AT 11 AM ON SUNDAY.

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EASTERN DISTRICT WALK ON CIVIC EDUCATION

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ABOUT 200 YOUNG PEOPLE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO LOOK AND LEARN ABOUT THE EASTERN DISTRICT IN A DISTRICT WALK PROGRAMME ON CIVIC EDUCATION ON NOVEMBER 30.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO WALK FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO CHAI WAN TO OBSERVE THE CHARACTERISTICS, PROBLEMS AND FACILITIES ALONG THE ROUTE IN ORDER TO AROUSE THEIR CIVIC AWARENESS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

GROUP DISCUSSIONS WILL BE HELD AFTER THE DISTRICT WALK TO ANALYSE WHAT HAD BEEN OBSERVED DURING THE WALK AND A REPORT WILL BE COMPILED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTR ICT.

APPLICANTS WILL ALSO BE INVITED TO ATTEND A FORUM ON JANUARY 17 NEXT YEAR TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON HOW TO PROMOTE CIVIC-MINDEDNESS.

THE EASTERN DISTRICT WALK IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD CIVIC EDUCATION PROMOTION WORKING GROUP AND THE FOK SING OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE EASTERN-WAN CHAI DISTRICT GROUP AND COMMUNITY SERVICES COORDINATION COMMITTEE.

EASTERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS BETWEEN 17 TO 25 ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT WALK PROGRAMME. APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICE, FOK SING OFFICE OF THE ICAC AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT TOUR FC- ELDERLY, DISABLED *****

ABOUT 180 ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE LIVING IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT w/ILL EE TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE DISTRICT LATeR THIS 1 EAR TO MAKE THEM MORE AWARE OF LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

THE TOUR IS AMONG PROGRAMMES BEING ORGANISED FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL WITH THE AIM OF PROMOTING RESIDENTS’ SENSE OF BELONGING AND THEIR COMMUNITY SPIRIT. •

SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, THE TOUR WILL COVER NEw BUILDINGS, COUNTRY PARKS, SCENIC SPOTS AND BEACHES. LUNCH WILL PROVIDED AND EACH PARTICIPANT WILL RECEIVE A SOUVENIR.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE HAS SENT LETTERS TO HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY AND REHABILITATION CENTRES I.J THE DISTRICT INVITING THEM TO TAKE PART. THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES WILL ALSO NOMINATE PEOPLE TO JOIN THE TOUR.

FORMS GIVING DETAILS OF NOMINATED PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE BY TUESDAY (OCTOBER 14).

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON 5-540271.

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BRIEFING FOR MANUFACTURING MANAGERS

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THE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL HAS ORGANISED A MANAGEMENT BRIEFING FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES AND MANAGERS OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 16).

THE GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG ELECTRIC HOLIDAYS LTD, DR S.L. CHEN, WILL BE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE BRIEFING. THE THEME OF HIS ADDRESS IS +THE NEED TO DEVELOP YOUR MANAGEMENT AND ADOPT THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE+.

STAFF OF THE CENTRE WILL DEVELOP THIS THEME IN LATER TALKS.

THE AIM OF THE BRIEFING IS TO MAKE MANAGERS IN MANUFACTURING AwARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT AND OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES AND FACILITIES PROVIDED BY THE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE.

THE BRIEFING WILL BE HELD AT THE CENTRE’S PREMISES AT THE 17TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, wAN CHAI. IT WILL RUN FROM 2.15 PM TO 4.30 PM.

FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE CENTRE SECREU-/ ON 5-8936180.

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17 swimming gala * * *

THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (RECREATION AND SPORT) CF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, MR DICKEN YUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PO LEUNG KUK SECONDARY SCHOOLS UOINT SWIMMING GALA AT THE KOWLOON TSAI SWIMMING POOL TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD AROUND 11.15 AM.

MORE SPACE FOR RECREATION IN KWAI CHUNG * K * *

AN OPEN SPACE COVERING ABOUT 430 SQUARE METRES WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AT KWAI SHING CIRCUIT FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES.

FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE A LARGE CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA AND SHADED SITTING AREAS. PEDESTRIAN ACCESS WILL BE IMPROVED AND THE SITE WILL BE EXTENSIVELY LANDSCAPED.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE BEING CALLED BY THE TSUEN WAN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE. WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER AND COMPLETED BY NEXT AUGUST.

KOWLOON TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR CHUNG YEUNG * X X *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL PO AND WONG TAI SIN ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL.

BE IMPLEMENTED IN SHAM SHU I 12) AND OCTOBER 13 FOR THE

WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC

pftucJm ^Hau WING MING STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC

vuTruAH Lot ctocZtPM" THE PARKING SPACES IN YEE KUK WEST STREET ^GHAy^EST STREET KING LAM STREET, WING HONG STREET AND TAI NAN .VEST STREET WILL ALSO BE SUSPENDED AT THE SAME TIME.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1986

GRAVE-SWEEPERS HEADING FOR THE ROMAN CALTHOLIC CEMETERY ABOVE CHING CHEUNG ROAD SHOULD USE CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YEE KUK WEST STREET AND KING LAM STREET.

AS TRAFFIC CONGESTION IS EXPECTED AT THE HAMMER HILL ROAD JUNCTION WITH LUNG CHEUNG ROAD IN WONG TAI SIN, MOTORISTS GOING TO THE HAMMER HILL CEMETERY SHOULD APPROACH VIA LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, PO KONG VILLAGE INTERCHANGE AND PO LONG VILLAGE ROAD.

FESTIVAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR HK ISLAND * * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) URGED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT DURING THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL AS CONSIDERABLE CONGESTION IS EXPECTED IN THE PEAK AREA AND ON APPROACH ROADS TO CEMETERIES.

CMB SERVICES WILL BE STRENGTHENED ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 12)

AS FOLLOWS:

* ROUTE 57 FROM CENTRAL TO CHINESE CHRISTIAN CEMETERY WILL OPERATE AT A FREQUENCY OF SEVEN TO EIGHT MINUTES BETWEEN 7 AM AND 5.52 PM.

* ROUTE 15B FROM CAUSEWAY BA> TO THE PEAK WILL RUN BETWEEN 8 AM AND 7.40 PM AT A 20-MINUTE FREQUENCY.

* ROUTE 15M BETWEEN MTR ADMIRALTY STATION (EAST) AND THE PEAK WILL OPERATE FROM 8 AM TO 7.12 PM AT A 12-MINUTE FREQUENCY.

IN ADDITION, ROUTE 89 RUNNING BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN BUS TERMINUS AND CHAI WAN CEMETERY VIA CHAI WAN MTR STATION (CIRCULAR) WILL OPERATE FROM 7 AM TO 6 PM DAILY ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY (OCTOBER 13) AT A FREQUENCY OF FIVE MINUTES.

ROUTE INGS OF CMB ROUTES 80, 81, 81M, 82, 83, 84, 780 AND CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTE 106, AS WELL AS GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 16M AND 18M WILL BE DIVERTED BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

MEANWHILE, ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CHAI WAN DAILY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THE DETAILS ARE:

* CAPE COLLINSON ROAD EAST OF LIN SHING ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE AND CREMATORIUM FROM CAPE COLLINSON ROAD, AS wELL AS THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO CHAI WAN CHINESE PERMANENT CEMETERY, mILL BE CLOSED.

/* JAPE COLLINSON .......

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* CAPE COLLINSON ROAD MAY BE CLOSED WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, DEPENDING ON TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

* CAPE COLLINSON ROAD BETWEEN LIN SHING ROAD AND SHEK 0 ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

* LIN SHING ROAD BETWEEN WAN TSUI ROAD AND CAPE COLLINSON ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

* WAN TSUI ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED- ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE.

* WAH HA STREET BETWEEN LIN SHING ROAD AND CHAI WAN ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY.

IN ADDITION, NO PARKING WILL BE PERMITTED ALONG CAPE COLLINSON ROAD, LIN SHING ROAD, WAH HA STREET AND THE SECTION OF SHEK 0 ROAD BETWEEN CAPE COLLINSON TRAINING CENTRE AND TAI TAM ROAD.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN FORCE IN POK FU LAM, ABERDEEN AND THE PEAK:

* CONSORT RISE IN POK FU LAM WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND FROM VICTORIA ROAD TO BISNEY ROAD.

* PEEL RISE IN THE VICINITY OF ABERDEEN CHINESE CEMETERY, AND THE SLIP ROAD FROM SHEK PAI WAN ROAD LEADING TO ABERDEEN CHINESE CEMETERY WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* MT AUSTIN ROAD IN THE PEAK WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT THOSE VEHICLES REQUIRING ACCESS.

* THE SECTION OF PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND THE ACCESS ROAD WITHIN THE CAR PARK WILL BECOME ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE.

* ALL PARKING SPACES AT PEAK GARDEN AND THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS, EXCEPT THE DESIGNATED SPACES FOR FRANCHISED BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES AND TAXIS, WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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RESTRICTED ZONE DESIGNATED ON TAI PO ROAD

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THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TAI PO ROAD (YUEN CHAU TSAI) WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 12).

THE AFFECTED SECTION RUNS FROM THE JUNCTION OF TAI PO ROAD WITH NAM WAN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 380 METRES EAST OF THE JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES wILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BRIEF STOP-OVER FOR SIR GEOFFREY HOME .......................... 1

JLG EXPERT TALKS TO T.JCE PLACE IN HONG KONG ................... 1

COMPOSITION OF BRITISH TEAMS FOR EXPERT TALKS .................. 2

FIGHT AGAINST CRIME A STEADY PROCESS ........................... 3

PRICE, VOLUME CHANGES IN JULY EXTERNAL TR.DE.................

EXrtCT Payment rule .Julies ..t tunnels from mohiuy............. 9

EXPO STAFF prepare to RETURN HOME.............................. 10

BOaT DWELLERS TO HE.-.R .J30UT CIVIC EDUCATION ................ 10

ENQUIRY CENTRE FOR CLEARANCE OPERATION ........................ 11

SOUTH LANT.tU TO GET TRE. .TED WATER........................... 11

Y.JJ M„ TEI SPORTS FESTIVAL ST.-RTS TOMORROW .................. 12

TEACHING M-iTERLJS ON DISPL..Y ................................ 13

ID C/.RD REMINDER FOR ELDERLY WOMEN ........................... 13

KWAI TSING TO HOLD SWIMMING G,Ou,............................   15

TRAFFIC aRR-JIGEMENTS Hi C.JJS3W..Y BAY ....................... 16

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1986

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BRIEF STOP-OVER FOR SIR GEOFFREY HOME * * *

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, THE RT HON SIR GEOFFREY HOWE, ARRIVED IN HONG KONG TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR A BRIEF STOP-OVER BEFORE LEAVING FOR PEKING TOMORROW TO ACCOMPANY THE QUEEN ON A STATE VISIT TO CHINA.

HE TOLD REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT THAT HE WOULD TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND DISCUSS THE CURRENT SITUATION IN HONG KONG WITH THE GOVERNOR AND MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

SIR GEOFFREY WAS ACCOMPANIED BY LADY HOWE? ASSISTANT UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE, DR DAVID WILSON? AND PRINCIPAL PRIVATE SECRETARY, MR ANTHONY GALSWORTHY.

THEY WERE MET BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE ? LADY YOUDE ? THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES? THE ACTING SENIOR MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, MR OSWALD CHEUNG? SENIOR MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN? AND THE ACTING SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR CHRISTOPHER HAYWARD.

THE FOLLOWING IS SIR GEOFFREY’S TALK TO REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT:

+I’M DELIGHTED TO BE BACK IN HONG KONG AGAIN AFTER AN ABSENCE OF ALMOST TWO YEARS, DURING WHICH I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING VERY CLOSELY THE MANY IMPORTANT EVENTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED.

+ON THIS OCCASION, MY PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO ACCOMPANY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ON HER STATE VISIT TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. THAT WOULD BE A HISTORIC AND MOMENTOUS EVENT.

+BUT OBVIOUSLY, I’VE TAKEN THE OPPORTUNITY OF STOPPING OFF IN HONG KONG IN ORDER TO MEET AND DISCUSS THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE GOVERNOR, MEMBERS OF EXCO AND LEGCO.

+AND TOMORROW MORNING, I SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING, ONCE AGAIN, THE HONG KONG PRESS CORPS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THEN. THANK YOU FOR GREETING ME HERE TONIGHT.+

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JLG EXPERT TALKS TO TAKE PLACE IN HONG KONG

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THE NEXT MEETING OF THE JLG SUB-GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS wILL BE HELD FROM OCTOBER 15 TO 17 IN HONG KONG. THE BRITISH TEAM WILL BE LED BY MR F. BURROWS WHO WILL BE ASS I STLJ BY TWO OTHER MEMBERS, NORMAN CHAN AND ANTHONY TO. OTHER EXPERTS FROM THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WILL ATTEND AS NECESSARY.

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DUR ING OPPORTUNITY TALKS UNDER

THE FOLLOWING WEEK BETWEEN OCTOBER 20 AND 22 THE WILL ALSO BE TAKEN TO HOLD TWO OTHER SETS OF EXPERT THE AUSPICES OF THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP.

MR E.P. HO WILL LEAD A BRITISH TEAM OF EXPERTS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS RELATED TO TRADE MATTERS.

MR A.J. CARTER WILL LEAD A TEAM TO DISCUSS THE LEGISLATIVE ASPECTS OF THE RIGHT OF ABODE ENDORSEMENT.

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IN RESPONSE TO PRESS QUESTIONS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT THE FULL LINE UP FOR THE BRITISH TEAMS INVOLVED IN THE COMING JOINT LIAISON SUB-GROUP MEETINGS WAS:

INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

MR F. BURROWS - LAW OFFICER, SPECIAL DUTIES (LEADER)

MR NORMAN T.L. CHAN - PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (GENERAL DUTIES)

MR ANTHONY TO - SENIOR CROWN COUNSEL (SPECIAL DUTIES)

MR P. SHAM - DIRECTOR OF ROYAL OBSERVATORY

MR P.Y.Y. CHAN - DIRECTOR OF MARINE

MR H.G. ARDLEY - POSTMASTER GENERAL

MR F.H. WISE - ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL

MR C.T. WOOD - ASSISTANT POLITICAL ADVISER

TRADE RELATED INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

MR E.P. HO - SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY

(LEADER)

MR P.J. WILLIAMSON - COMMISSIONER, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

/MR F. BURROWS .......

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1986

MR F. BURROWS

MR P.L. WONG

MRS L.K.Y. WE I

MR K.C. LO

- LAW OFFICER, SPECIAL DUTIES

- ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, OPERATIONS, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT

- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MULTILATERAL

- PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY

RIGHT OF ABODE LEGISLATION

MR A.J. CARTER

MR J.F. MATHEWS

MR K.C. KUO

MR L.S. LEE

- DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION (LEADER)

- CROWN SOLICITOR

- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT.

- PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY, SECURITY BRANCH

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FIGHT AGAINST CRIME A STEADY PROCESS * * * * *

tuc map arA INST CRIMINALS IN SOCIETY MUST GO ON, ALTHOUGH

■rue rmuT a?Ai§ST CRIME IS A SLOW, STEADY PROCESS INVOLVING ?foT OF DISCUSSION PROPOSALS AN& LEGISLATION, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAV lf> MERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

cDCAkfiMC Tn REPORTERS AFTER A CEREMONY FOR THE PRESENTATION rp rnn It?7f!s OF THE YEAR AWARDS, SIR DAVID NOTED THAT WORKING OUT AND DEALING WITH PROBLEMS OF CRIME WAS NOT SOMETHING THAT COULD BE DONE OVERNIGHT.

IT INVOLVED A LOT OF DISCUSSION WITH MANY PEOPLE ' N "THE

SAID.

+SO IT’S A SLOW AND STEADY PROCESS, THIS FIGHT AGAINST CRIME. iwF MUSTN’T EXPECT DRAMATIC SOLUTIONS, BUT JUS KEEP ON WITH T ^gStaSd WAR AGAINST THE CRIMINALS IN OUR SOCIETY..

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ASKED ABOUT THE SETTING UP OF A YOUNG OFFENDERS AUTHORITY, SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS BEING LOOKED AT BY A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE.

TO A QUESTION ABOUT THE AGENDA OF THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING’S MEETING OF THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE CHAIRED BY HIM, SIR DAVID SAID: +WE HAD QUITE A BUSY MORNING OF DISCUSSION.+

HE ADDED THAT THE TOPICS INCLUDED THE ACTIVITIES OF THE WORKING GROUP ON GANGS, THE LICENSING OF BILLIARD SALOONS, SHOP THEFTS, THE USE AND MISUSE OF BURGLAR ALARMS IN BUILDINGS, AND NUISANCES CREATED BY +ONE-GIRL BROTHELS+ IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS.

ON THE SUBJECT OF RETIREMENT, SIR DAVID SAID HE HAD BEEN IN HONG KONG FOR 30 YEARS.

+OUR FAMILY HAVE MADE OUR HOME HERE FOR 30 YEARS AND WE WILL GO ON LIVING IN HONG KONG. AND I HOPE, IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER, I WILL FIND WORK SOMEWHERE AND GO ON SERVING THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, BUT I DON’T KNOW YET.+

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PRICE, VOLUME CHANGES IN JULY EXTERNAL TRADE

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THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS GREW BY 10 PER CENT IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1986 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 2 PER CENT. HENCE, THERE WAS AN OVERALL INCREASE OF 6 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS.

IMPORTS INCREASED BY 8 PER CENT IN VOLUME. ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS BOTH ROSE BY 1 PER CENT, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS PRICES ALSO INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT.

PRICES OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 4 PER CENT. AS A RESULT, THE TERMS CF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF THE TOTAL EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO THE IMPORT PRICE INDEX) DROPPED BY 3 PER CENT.

COMPARING JULY 1986 WITH JULY 1985, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 23 PER CENT AND 15 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. HENCE, TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY 19 PER CENT IN VOLUME. IMPORT VOLUME INCREASED BY 20 PER CENT. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS REMAINED UNCHANGED WHILE THOSE OF RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 3 PER CENT. IMPORT PRICES ROSE BY 7 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.

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EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF COMPARISON TO THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JULY 1986 WITH THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JULY 1985, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT WHILE THAT INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT, THUS GIVING AN INCREASE OF 5 P.ER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS. THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS INCREASED bY 6 PEP CENT OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPJRTo DROPPED By'1 PER CENT WHILE THOSE OF RE-EXPORTS REMAINED UNCHANGED. IMPORT PRICES ROSE BY 1 PER CENT.

(THREE STATISTICAL TABLES WILL AND ALSO BOXED FOR COLLECTION.)

BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP FOR JULY 1986 AS COMPARED WITH JULY 1935 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

AS CAN BE SEEN FROM TABLE 1, DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES OF SOME COMMODITY GROUPS FELL IN JULY 1986 COMPARED WITH JULY 1985. THESE INCLUDED METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-10 PER CENT); RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-9 PER CENT); DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-4 PER CENT); ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-4 PER CENT) ; TEXTILE FABRICS (-2 PER CENT) AS WELL AS METAL MANUFACTURES (-2 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES WERE, HOWEVER, RECORDED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+12 PER CENT) ’ TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (+7 PER CENT) 5 TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (+2 PER CENT)5 TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+2 PER CENT). “ ----- AS WELL AS FOOTWEAR (+1 PER CENT).

CLOTHING (+1 PER CENT

THE DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED IN JULY 1986 COMPARED WITH JULY 1985, INCLUDING TEXTILE FABRICS (+63 PER CENT)1 FOOTWEAR (+29 PER CENT)5 METAL MANUFACTURES (+^4 PER CENT); RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (+24 PER CENT) 5 TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+21 PER CENT); CLOTHING (+20 PER CENT); WATCHES AND CLOCKo (+18 PER CENT); ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+17 PER CENT); DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (+14 PER CENT)5 AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODo, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (+1 PER CENT).

HOWEVER DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOn ^TAL ORES AND SCRAP (-26 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILE MADE-UPb aNj (-1 PER CENT).

RELATED ARTICLES

THE CHANGES END-USE CATEGORY IN TABLE 2.

IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF IMPORTS bY FOR JULY 1986 AS COMPARED WITH JULY 1985 ARE SHOWN

AS SHOWN IN

TABLE 2, IMPORT PRICES OF MOST END-USE CATEGORIES ROSE IN JULY 1986 AS COMPARED WITH JULY 1985, RANGING FROM 4 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 19 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT PRICES OF FUELS DROPPED BY 42 PER CENT WHILE THOSE OF FOODSTUFFS REMAINED UNCHANGED.

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MANY OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS INCREASED IN VOLUME IN JULY 1986 COMPARED WITH JULY 1985. SIGNIFICANT GROWTH wAS RECORDED IN SUGAR? SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD; FISH AND FISH PREPARATIONS; LIVE POULTRY; MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS! VEGETABLES AS WELL AS FRUIT. HOWEVER, NOTABLE DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME Wcf.E REGISTERED FOR TEA AND COFFEE; WHEAT AND FLOUR; RICE AS WELL AS CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MANY CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING WATCHES, CLOTHING, PAD IOS TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS, TAPE RECORDERS AND AMPLIFIERS. HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR PASSENGER MOTOR CARS AS WELL AS HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES ROSE IN JULY 1986 COMPARED WITH JULY 1985. THE MAJOR INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN PLASTIC MOULDING MATERIALS; DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS? WOVEN COTTON FABRICS; LEATHER AND DRESSED FUR SKINS; YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES AS WELL AS PAPER AND PAPERBOARD. DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE MAINLY NOTED FOR SILK FABRICS; IRON AND STEEL AS WELL AS WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR.

IMPORTS OF FUELS DECREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN VOLUME IN JULY 1986 AS COMPARED wITH JULY 1985.

IN THE CAPITAL GOODS CATEGORY, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST COMMODITIES DECREASED IN JULY 1986 WHEN COMPARED WITH JULY 1985, THP SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT; CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES. INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE MAINLY RECORDED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND TEXTILE MACHINERY.

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

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF MOST END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN JULY 1986 WHEN COMPARED WITH JULY 1985, RANGING FROM 16 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 181 PER CENT FOR FUELS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS DECREASED BY 22 PER CENT.

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

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

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Table 1: Increases in domestic exports by commodity group

Comparing with Jan-July Jan-July 1986 1985 Comparing July with July 1986 1985

Commodity group Value % Unit Value Volume % % Value % Unit Value Volume % %

Clothing 12 -1 13 21 1 20

Textile fabrics 32 -3 37 59 -2 63

Textile yarn and oq 23 2 21

thread 21 - z i

Textile made-ups

and related 7 1 2 -1

articles 7 ¥

Radios of all kinds * -10 12 13 -9 24

Electronic A -3 12 -4 ' 17

components *

Footwear 16 1 15 30 1 29

Metal manufactures 9 -1 10 22 -2 24

Metal ores and - -6 -32 -33 -10 -26

scrap

Watches and clocks 27 5 20 32 12 18

Travel goods,

handbags and similar articles -6 7 -12 8 7 1

Domestic

electrical appliances -11 -7 -4 9 -4 14

ALL COMMODITIES 11 1 10 23 * 23

Note ■

* Insignificant,

i.e. less than 0.5%

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Table 2: Increases in imports by end-use category

Comparing with Jan-July Jan-July 1986 1985 Comparing July with July 1986 1985

End-use category Value % Unit Value Volume % % Value % Unit .Value Volume % %

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Foodstuffs 14 -2 16 15 * 15

Consumer goods 19 9 9 42 12 27

Raw materials and 9 14 32 4 27

semi-manufactures 16

Fuels -16 -27 15 -44 -42 -5

Capital goods -4 15 -17 18 19 -1

all COMMODITIES 12 4 8 28 7 20

Table 3: Increases in re-exports by end-use category

Comparing with Jan-July 1986 Jan-July 1985 Comparing July with July 1986 1985

End-use category Value % Unit Value Volume % % Unit Value Value Volume % % *

Foodstuffs 34 1 32 31 2 28

Consumer goods 11 3 7 36 4 30

Raw materials and -3 10 15 -1 16

semi-manufactures 6

Fuels 77 -29 149 71 -39 181

Capital goods -25 10 -31 -12 12 -22

all COMMODITIES 3 1 2 18 3 15

Note:

♦ Insignificant, i.e. less than 0.5%

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EXACT PAYMENT RULE APPLIES AT TUNNELS FROM MONDAY * * * * *

MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED THAT FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 13), THEY WILL HAVE TO TENDER THE EXACT TOLL PAYABLE WHEN USING ,+EXACT PAYMENT* LANES AT GOVERNMENT ROAD TUNNELS.

+THE NEW REQUIREMENT IS STIPULATED IN THE ROAD TUNNELS (GOVERNMENT) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1986 AND IS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE TRAFFIC FLOW AT THESE TUNNELS,* THE ACTING CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICER (TUNNEL ADMINISTRATION) OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, MR SAM CHAN, EXPLAINED.

STATISTICS SHOW THAT AN *EXACT TOLL* BOOTH CAN HANDLE 115 MORE VEHICLES PER HOUR THAN AN ORDINARY BOOTH.

MR CHAN NOTED THAT MONDAY IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOLLOWING THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL, AND MANY PEOPLE WILL BE VISITING GRAVES THAT DAY IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE TERRITORY.

+WE THEREFORE EXPECT HEAVIER TRAFFIC THAN USUAL AT THE LION ROCK TUNNEL AND THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL ON MONDAY AND IT IS IMPORTANT FOR MOTORISTS, PARTICULARLY THOSE GOING TO AND FROM CEMETERIES VIA THE TUNNELS, TO COMPLY WITH THE ’EXACT PAYMENT’

RULE,* MR CHAN EMPHASISED.

UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS, A DRIVER WHO TENDERS MORE THAN THE TOLL AMOUNT AND REQUIRES CHANGE AT AN +EXACT PAYMENT* BOOTH COMMITS AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF $1 OQO. IT WILL NOT, HOWEVER, BE AN OFFENCE IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT DEMAND CHANGE.

OF THE THREE GOVERNMENT ROAD TUNNELS, A TOLL OF $3 IS LEVIED FOR BOTH THE LION ROCK TUNNEL AND THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL. THE AIRPORT TUNNEL IS TOLL-FREE.

MR CHAN ADDED THAT BY MONDAY, BOTH THE LION ROCK TUNNEL AND THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL HAVE FOUR +EXACT PAYMENT* LANES — TWO EACH FOR SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC.

+MOTORISTS SHOULD WATCH FOR BLUE SIGNS MARKING THE +EXACT PAYMENT* BOOTHS AND SELECT THE APPROPRIATE LANE, DEPENDING ON WHETHER THEY REQUIRE CHANGE,* HE SAID.

DRIVERS TENDERING PRE-PAID TICKETS FOR GOVERNMENT TUNNELS CAN ALSO USE THE +EXACT PAYMENT* LANES.

+WE ENCOURAGE THE USE OF PRE-PAID TICKETS AT THE TUNNELS EECAUS- THEY WILL INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF THE BOOTHS AND HENCE FACILITATE TRAFFIC FLOW,* MR CHAN ADDED.

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EXPO STAFF PREPARE TO RETURN HOME *****

STAFF AT THE HONG KONG PAVILION AT EXPO ’86 ARE PREPARATIONS TO DISMANTLE THE EXHIBIT AS SOON AS THE CLOSES ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 13).

BUSY MAK ING EXPOSITION

MANY STAFF MEMBERS, INCLUDING OFFICIALS, HOSTS AND HOSTESSES, WILL BE FLYING TO HONG KONG ONCE THIS TASK IS COMPLETED IN ORDER TO ATTEND A PARTY CELEBRATING HONG KONG’S SUCCESS AT EXPO ’86.

A I ARGE GROUP, INCLUDING THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, MR EDWARD HUNG WILL LEAVE VANCOUVER ON OCTOBER 28 AND WILL BE GUESTS AT A RECEPTION TO BE GIVEN ON OCTOBER 31 BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE HONG KONG PAVILION, MR JAMES SO, AND THE HONG KONG EXPO ’86 CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

TH- CH IFF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL ATTEND THE RECEPTION, AND PRESENT LETTERS OF APPRECIATION TO THE SPONSORS OF THE HONG KONG PAV IL ION.

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BOAT DWELLERS IN THE ABERDEEN TYPHOON SHELTER HAVE NOT BEEN OVERLOOKED IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT’S WIDE-RANGING EFFORTS TO MAKE RESIDENTS AWARE OF THE VALUE OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

A CIVIC EDUCATION TEAM FORMED UNDER THE ABERDEEN AP LEI CHAU AREA COMMITTEE WILL VISIT BOAT DWELLERS FROM OCTOBER 18 TO 24.

THE TEAM WILL DISTRIBUTE LEAFLETS EXPLAINING THE OBJECTIVES AND BENEFITS OF CIVIC EDUCATION, AND HOW CIVIC-MINDEDNESS WORKS TO THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY.

THEY WILL ALSO HAND OUT RUBBISH BAGS TO ENCOURAGE BOAT DWELLERS TO DISPOSE OF RUBBISH PROPERLY.

OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN IN THE DISTRICT AS PART OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.

TO EXPAND RESIDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF AP LEI CHAU, AN +1 LIVE IN AP LEI CHAU+ PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AND QUIZ ARE BEING HELD AT THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL FROM TODAY (SATURDAY) TO OCTOBER 15 AND AT THE AP LEI CHAU KA I FONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION FROM OCTOBER 16 TO 24.

AP LEI CHAU RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO TAKE PART IN THE QUIZ BY IDENTIFYING WHERE THE FIVE SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD SEND IN THEIR ANSWERS TO THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL OR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE BY OCTOBER 26. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.

/A QUIZ .......

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A QUIZ ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT STRUCTUR- J^L BE HELD ON OCTOBER 30 FOR RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATION IN AP LEI . HAU. RESIDENTS CAN FORM TEAMS OF THREE MEMBERS TO PARTICI PATt. ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL AND THE

DISTRICT OFFICE.

MEANWHILE, A BOOK REPORT OPEN TO COINCIDE WITH A CIVIC DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS OCTOBER

COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS IS STILL EDUCATION BOOK EXHIBITION. THE 22.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THESE ACTIVITIES CAN BE MADE TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON 5-540271.

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ENQUIRY CENTRE FOR CLEARANCE OPERATION

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AN ENQUIRY CENTRE FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED BY A CLEARANCE OPERATION IN TAI PO WILL OPEN ON OCTOBER 15 (WEDNESDAY).

AREA 6, NEAR THE RAILWAY STATION, IS BEING CLEARED FOR A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

THE ENQUIRY CENTRE WILL BE LOCATED AT THE EXHIBITION HALL ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE TAI PO COMMUNITY CENTRE IN HEUNG SZE WUI STREET.

IT WILL BE OPEN FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM ON WEDNESDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO NOON ON THURSDAYS. THE CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

STAFF FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE, DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND THE AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL BE ON DUTY AT THE CENTRE TO RECEIVE ENQUIRIES FROM RESIDENTS AND FACTORY OR SHOP OPERATORS.

SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT STAFF WILL BE ON HAND BY APPOINTMENT.

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SOUTH LANTAU TO GET TREATED WATER

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RESIDENTS IN SOUTH LANTAU WILL RECEIVE FULLY TREATED CHLORINATED WATER WHEN A SUPPLY SCHEME FOR THE AREA IS COMPLETED.

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR 0F A SERVICE RESERVOIR .. ;D TREAirENT WORKS AT CHEUNG SHA.

/THIS WORK

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Si A ilST?IBUTION MAIS INSTALlED IN THE SECOND STAGE.

WCRK ON THE FINAL STAGE IS DUE TO START IN JANUARY AND TAKE 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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YAU MA TEI SPORTS FESTIVAL STARTS TOMORROW * * * * *

TWELVE COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS IN YAU MA TEI WILL BE COMPETING TOMORROW (SUNDAY) IN A TELEMATCH TO MARK THE BEGINNING CF THE DISTRICT’S SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR PEOPLE IN EMPLOYMENT.

ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE EXCURSION, CAMPING, DISCO NIGHT AND VARIOUS BALL GAMES AND COMPETITIONS.

OF-IC I AT I NG AT THE OPENING CEREMONY TOMORROW WILL BE DEPUTY REG IONA. SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK, THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH, AND URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR KWAN LIM-HO.

THE TWO-WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FUN AND RECREATION FOR WORKERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE YAU MA TEI SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR PEOPLE IN EMPLOYMENT AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW AT THE SOCCER PITCH OF KOWLOON PARK, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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TEACHING MATERIALS ON DISPLAY

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TEACHING MATERIALS ON CHINESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE ON DISPLAY AI THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON UNITS OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE.

AT THE KOWLOON UNIT CHINESE SPEECH TRAINING AND CHINESE LITERATURE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND THE TEACHING OF VOCABULARY FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL BE ON DISPLAY.

LOCATED ON THE SEVENTH FLOOR, TO KWA WAN MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES 165, MA TAU WAI ROAD, THE UNIT IS OPEN TO TEACHERS BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON, AND BETWEEN 2 PM AND 4.30 PM EVERY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, AND BETWEEN 9 AM AND 11.45 AM EVERY SATURDAY. THE EXHIBITION WILL END IN MARCH 1987.

THE HONG KONG UNIT, AT 9A, BONHAM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, IS A PERMANENT DISPLAY OF MATERIALS ON SUPPLEMENTARY READING AND PUTONGHUA TEACHING. OPENING HOURS ARE FROM 9 AM TO NOON AND FROM 2 PM TO 4.30 PM EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY.

SCHOOLS WISHING TO ARRANGE GROUP VISITS TO THE TWO UNITS OUTSIDE THE SPECIFIED TIMES AND TO HOLD ON-THE-SPOT DISCUSSIONS WITH PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF THE CENTRE SHOULD MAKE APPOINTMENTS IN ADVANCE BY TELEPHONE 3-7128404 (KOWLOON UNIT) AND 5-485348 (HONG KONG UNIT).

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ID CARD REMINDER FOR ELDERLY WOMEN

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) REMINDED WOMEN BORN IN 1915 AND BEFORE TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS BEFORE OCTOBER 25.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UP TO OCTOBER 9 THE EIGHT NEW ID CARD ISSUE OFFICES HAD RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 116 668 APPLICATIONS.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 31 132 MORE APPLICATIONS WILL EE RECEIVED IN THE REMAINING 11 WORKING DAYS.

+T0 AVOID A LAST MINUTE RUSH, WOMEN IN THIS TARGET GROUP ARE ADVISED TO COME EARLY,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICANTS ARE WELCOME TO MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN SERVICE TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE OFFICE OF THEIR CHOICE BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AND BETWEEN 9 AM ALL NOON ON SATURDAY.

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♦APPLICANTS HAVE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL PARTICULARS SUCH AS NAME, ID CARD NUMBER AND YEAR OF BIRTH TO COMPLETE THE BOOKING PROCEDURE,♦ HE ADDED.

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

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. 5-747070

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 3-7553679

77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 3-7232442

SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

TSUEN wUl : EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 0-4991259

GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET.

SHA TIN : SHA TIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, O-6O591J3

2-16 WANG POK STREET.

YUEN LOJG : HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 0-793291

31 HOP YICK ROAD.

TUEN MUN : CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 0-4580362

GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN.

SHEUNG SHU I : TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 0-927155

82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK ,,U HUI

THESE OFFICES ARE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

APPLICANTS ARE REMINDED THAT IF THEY ARE IN POOR HEALTH AND FIND IT DIFFICULT TO VISIT THE ISSUE OFFICES, THEY CAN APPLY IN WRITING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION.

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

AGED APPLICANTS LIVING ON HONG KONG SIDE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTIES IN USING STAIRCASES AT THE GLOUCESTER ROAD ISSUE OFFICE MAY TELtPriON 5-747070 TO ARRANGE TO ATTEND AN OFFICE WITH LIFT SERVICE.

♦TO MAKE THIS ARRANGEMENT,♦ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED, +THEY :mEED TO GIVE THEIR NAMES, ID CARD NUMBERS, AND YEARS OF BIRTH TO IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT STAFF.+

♦THEY MAY ALSO ASK THEIR RELATIVES OR FRIENDS TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENT ON THEIR BEHALF BY CALLING AT THE GLOUCESTER ROAD CFFICE WITH THEIR ID CARDS+. HE ADDED.

/THE LPOKESMAN .......

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THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED APPLICANTS TO ASCERTAIN THEIR YEAR OF BIRTH BEFORE VISITING AN ISSUE OFFICE.

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

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

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REITERATED THAT NO AMNESTY WOULD BE GRANTED TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. +ONCE DETECTED,.THEY WILL BE REPATRIATED.*

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KWAI TSI NG TO HOLD SWIMMING GALA KOK*

ABOUT 250 SWIMMERS WILL COMPETE IN THE FIRST KWAI TSING DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE NORTH KWAI CHUNG SWIMMING POOL.

EVENTS INCLUDE FREESTYLE, BUTTERFLY, BREAST-STROKE AND BACKSTROKE. THE EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD, KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES COUNCIL.

OFFICIATING AY THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HO TUNG-CHING CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S CULTURE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE, MR CHENG WING-CHUN REGIONAL COUNCILLOR, MS HO ON-NEI AND THE ACTING KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PETER LEUNG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY IN THE NORTH KWAI CHUNG SWIMMING POOL (NEAR KWAI FONG MTR STATION).

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BAY * * * * *

THE APPROACH ROAD LEADING FROM GLOUCESTER ROAD TO CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY BETWEEN 12.30 AM AND 6 AM FROM OCTOBER 14 (TUESDAY) TO OCTOBER 17 FOR THE REMOVAL OF FALSEWORK FOR A FLYOVER.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO CANAL ROAD FLYOVER INTERCHANGE, CANAL ROAD EAST, CANAL ROAD WEST AND CANAL ROAD FLYOVER TO CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE CLOSURE, TWO BUS-ONLY LANES IN THE AREA WI_L BE LIFTED TEMPORARILY DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

THEY AREs

* THE BUS-ONLY LANE ON THE MIDDLE LANE OF THE SOUTHERN APPROACH ROAD OF THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL INTERCHANGE FROM THE JUNCTION OF THE ROAD LEADING TO NORTH POINT AND THE ROAD LEADING TO CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* THE BUS-ONLY LANE ON CANAL ROAD EAST FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CANAL ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 120 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS FOR AUGUST RELEASED .................. 1

NEW VETTING GUIDELINES FOR DB FUNDS ............................ 9

THREE HOTEL PROJECTS APPROVED IN aUGUST ....................... 10

WOODWORKERS GIVEN REMINDER ON S/JETY MEASURES ................. 11

Typhoon wayne goes into the record books ...................... 12

CHANGES TO PL JIS FOR SHEUNG WAN FOOTBRIDGES .................. 15

SLOGAN CONTEST TO PROMOTE CRIMS PREVENTION .................... 15

TUEN MUN DB TO DISCUSS .ARTIFICIAL LAGOON ..................... 16

SPORTS FESTIVAL BEGINS FOR YaU MA TEI WORKERS ................. 17

FOLK MUSIC COMPETITION FINALS TOMORROW ........................ 17

HOME VISITS TO SPREAD CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE ................. 18

FREE CHECK-UPS FUR Sal KUNG ELDERLY ........................... 19

LRT TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM CCNTR..CT xWaRDED .................. 20

ENTRIES INVITED FOR INTERNATIONAL CHILD, YOUTH ART EXHIBITION £8

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ON TAI STREET ............................ 21

RESTRICTED ZONES IN TSZ WiJJ SH.JN ..........................   21

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1996

1 EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS FOR AUGUST RELEASED * * X X *

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE IN JANUARY TO AUGUST 1986, VALUED AT $339 657 MILLION, INCREASED BY 11 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 12 PER CENT TO $94 442 MILLION WHILE RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT TO $74 227 MILLION, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, THE TRADE VALUE INCREASED BY 9 PER CENT. IMPORTS INCREASED BY 13 PER CENT TO $170 988 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 AUGUST 1986 WILL BE RELEASED IN EARLY NOVEMBER.

COMPARING THE FIRST EIGHT 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 $1 234 MILLION OR 8 PER CENT); MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF (BY $743 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT); AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $446 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $86 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT);

' AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, A°PARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND 1 ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $85 MILLION OR 2 PER CENT).

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT IN VALUE. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $742 MILLION OR 59 PER CENT)’ MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $207 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT)5 AS WELL AS CLOTHING (BY $133 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $860 MILLION OR 87 PER CENT); AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $403 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT).

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY BY 35 PER CENT IN VALUE. INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $1 057 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT)5 OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $317 MILLION OR 207 PER CENT)? AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $151 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT).

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HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGIS ^RED FOR METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $92 MILLION OR 85 PER CENT) ? AS WELL AS CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $2 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT).

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WAS UP BY 14 PER CENT, WITH INCREASES RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $775 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT); AND PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $115 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT).

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN INCREASED BY 21 PER CENT IN VALUE, WITH INCREASES RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $171 MILLION OP 17 PEP CENT); AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS (PY $144 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $229 MILLION OR 87 PER CENT)? AND FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN OF ARTIFICIAL RESINS, PLASTIC MATERIALS, CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $34 MILLION OR 45 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 BY 38 PER CENT IN VALUE IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1986 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR CLOTHING (BY $3 785 MILLION OR 61 PER CENT) ? TEXTILES (B$3 546 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT)? AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $1 236 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $433 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) ? AS WELL AS PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $304 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT).

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM JAPAN WAS DOWN BY 2 PER CENT. DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY $1 690 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECQRILlNG AND REPRODUCING APPAPATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY~$882 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT)? AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $838 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT).

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ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $699 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT)5 AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, ’ APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY #620 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. DROPPED BY 2 PER CENT IN VALUE, WITH DECREASES REGISTERED FOR OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $380 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $154 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT); AS WELL AS TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $151 MILLION OR 82 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $229 MILLION OR 51 PER CENT); AS WELL AS ARTIFICIAL RESINS, PLASTIC MATERIALS, CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $1*8 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT).

THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN WAS UP BY 3 PER CENT. INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $762 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ARTIFICIAL RESINS, PLASTIC MATERIALS, CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $157 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, A DECREASE WAS REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $308 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT).

IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE DROPPED BY 8 PER CENT IN VALUE. DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $983 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT); AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $228 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT); BUT AN INCREASE WAS REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $245 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT).

TABLE 4 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DI VI SION.

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 5.

COMPARING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA DECREASED BY 24 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2 472 MILLION OR 61 PER CENT); ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY $1 754 MILLION OR 79 PER CENT)} AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1 675 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT).

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HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $558 MILLION OR 9 PER CENT); AS WELL AS LEATHER, LEATHER MANUFACTURES AND DRESSED FURSKINS (BY $373 MILLION OR 176 PER CENT).

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. INCREASED BY 44 PER CENT IN VALUE. COMMODITIES WITH INCREASES INCLUDED CLOTHING (BY $2 490 MILLION OR 106 PER CENT); MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $820 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT); AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $161 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $74 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT) ? AS WELL AS MEDICINAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS (BY $52 MILLION OR 73 PER CENT).

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN WAS UP BY 7 PER CENT. INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $132 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT) ; MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $130 MILLION OR 89 PER CENT); AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $128 MILLION OR 85 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $279 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT), AS WELL AS TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $262 MILLION OR 77 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN RECORDED A 29 PER CENT INCREASE IN VALUE. THERE WERE INCREASES IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $475 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT), AS WELL AS DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS (BY $73 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT). OVERALL VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA INCREASED BY 53 PER CENT).

INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $437 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT); AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $328 MILLION OR 95 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN OF FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $84 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT); AND FOR RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA OF COFFEE, TEA, COCOA, SPICES AND MANUFACTURES THEREOF (BY $40 MILLION OR 72 PER CENT).

TABLE 6 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

/THE AUGUST .......

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THE AUGUST 1986 ISSUE OF THE 4-HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY* WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AROUND OCTOBER 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 AUGUST 1986 WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY NOVEMBER 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.

/Table 1: .......

Table 1: Domestic 6 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1986 exports by ten major markets

Major Market Jan-Aug 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Aug 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase (HKD Mn.) Percentage Increase ( % )

U.S.A. 39,999 36,915 3,084 8

China 10,514 10,416 97 1

F.R. of Germany 6,752 4,994 1,759 35

U.K. 6,180 5,401 779 14

Japan 3,501 2,903 598 21

Canada 3,210 2,807 403 14

Australia 2,099 2,209 -110

Singapore 1,750 1,465 284 19

Netherlands 1,677 1,345 333 <1#

France 1,602 1,109 493 44

Table 2: Domestic exports by major commodity divisi on

Commodity Jan-Aug division 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Aug 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase (HKD Mn.) Percentage Increase ( % ')

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 32,229 28,220 4,010 14

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 15,643 13,645 1,997 15

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 8,005 6,595 1,410 21

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 6,962 6,826 135 2

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 6,664 5,998 666 11

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 6,398 4,888 1,510 31

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Table 3: Imports from ten major suppliers

Major Supplier Jan-Aug Jan-Aug Increase Percentage

1986 1985 Increase

(HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) ( % )

China 49,263 35,687 13,576 38

Japan 35,501 36,110 -610 -2

U.S.A 14,609 14,909 -300 -2

Taiwan 14,495 14,078 417 3

Singapore 6,950 7.580 -630 -8

Republic of Korea 6,595 5,791 804 14

U.K. 6,005 5,407 598 11

F.R. of Germany 5,106 4,360 746 1.7

Switzerland 3,366 2,148 1,218 57

Italy 2,805 2,291 514 22

Table 4: Imports by major commodity division

Commodity Jan-Aug Jan-Aug Increase Percentage

division 1986 1985 Increase

(HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) (HKD Mr.. ) ( % )

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 26,610 20,912 5,698 27

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 14,548 13,238 1,310 10

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 11,855 7,701 4,154 54

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 10,249 8,225 2,024 25

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 8,842 7,115 1,727 24

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 7,972 8,571 -598 -7

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by ten major markets Percentage Increase ( % )

Major Market Jan-Aug 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Aug 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase (HKD Mn.)

China 24,428 32,326 -7,899 -24

U.S.A. 13,416 9,349 4,067 44

Japan 3,817 3,564 253 7

Taiwan 3,755 2,900 855 29

Republic of Korea 3,646 2,384 1,261 53

Singapore 3,410 2,731 679 25

Macau 1,695 1,808 -113 -6

Indonesia 1,573 1,681 -108 -6

F.R. of Germany 1,548 849 700 82

U.K. 1,324 712 611 86

Table 6: Re-exports by major commodity division

Commodity division Jan-Aug 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Aug 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase (HKD Mn.) Percentage Increase ( % )

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 12,108 10,172 1,937 19

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 8,116 4,754 3,362 71

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 6,023 4,641 1,382 30

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 5,902 6,484 -582 -9

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 3,616 5,233 -1,617 -31

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 3,517 3,732 -214 -6

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NEW VETTING GUIDELINES FOR DB FUNDS

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COMMUNITY AND RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS IN EASTERN DISTRICT ARE URGED TO NOTE A PACKAGE OF REVISED VETTING GUIDELINES IN APPLYING FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES.

THE NEW SET OF GUIDELINES WILL AFFECT MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ INCORPORATIONS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VETTING COMMITTEE, MR LAM TAK-ON, SAiD THE NEW GUIDELINES ARE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO MAKE BETTER USE OF DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

UNDER THE REVISED GUIDELINES, DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS WILL „OT BE AVAILABLE FOR SUBSIDISING LOCAL ORGANISATIONS IN HOLDING LAUNCH PICNICS AND BANQUETS.

SUBSIDIES FOR OUTINGS OR PICNICS ORGANISED BY LOCAL BODIES SUCH AS MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OR AREA COMMITTEES WILL. BE LIMITED TO $500 PER APPLICATION.

APPROVAL WILL BE GIVEN TO NO MORE THAN TWO APPLICATIONS PER YEAR FROM LOCAL BODIES SEEKING SUBSIDIES IN HOLDING AN OUTING OR PICNIC. THIS APPLIES TO LOCAL BODIES IN EACH OF THE 12 AREAS.

LOCAL BODIES THAT RECEIVED A SUBSIDY ONE YEAR WILL GET LOW PRIORITY THE NEXT YEAR.

WHEN MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OR OWNERS’ INCORPORATIONS MAKE APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDIES IN HOLDING AN OUTING OR PICNIC FOR THE ELDERLY THE ACTIVITY WILL HAVE TO BE CO-ORGANISED BY A FUNCTIONAL INSTITUTION SUCH AS A CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY OR A VOLUNTARY AGENCY.

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FURTHERMORE, 80 PER CENT OF T'iOSE TAKING PART IN SUCH AN ACTIVITY FOR THE ELDERLY SHOULD BE AGED 60 OR OVER.

THE AMOUNT OF SUBSIDY FOR CARNIVALS AND VARIETY SHOWS WILL BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUALLY, AND DEPEND ON THE PURPOSE OF THE FUNCTION AND ITS NATURE, AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TAKING PART.

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THREE HOTEL PROJECTS APPROVED IN AUGUST * * * * *

TWO HOTELS IN GLOUCESTER ROAD ON HONG KONG ISLAND AkD ONE IN CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, WERE AMONG 42 PLANS APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (BOO) IN AUGUST.

A 30-ST0REY HOTEL OF 198 ROOMS PLUS COMMERCIAL FACILIT’ .S WILL BE BUILT AT 67-76 GLOUCESTER ROAD FOR THE YIN NIN SAV i US MORTGAGE LOAN AND FUND INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED.

THE OTHER WILL BE BUILT AT 100-108 GLOUCESTER ROAD AND 145-149 JAFFE ROAD. IT WILL BE 24 STOREYS HIGH OVER TWO BASEMENTS AND WILL HAVE 306 ROOMS.

THE APPLICANT IS WEE ON INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED.

THE HOTEL PROJECT IN KOWLOON, WHICH WILL INCLUDE SHOPS AND OFFICES, WILL HAVE 502 ROOMS IN TWO BLOCKS OF 17 AND 16 STOREYS.

ALSO ON THE ISLAND, FOUR APARTMENT BLOCKS ARE TO BE BUILT AT 109 REPULSE BAY ROAD FOR HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI HOTELS LIMITED.

THEY RANGE FROM 24 TO 38 STOREYS AND THERE WILL ALSO BE A SIX-LEVEL CARPARK OVER A BASEMENT.

OF THE APPROVALS 19 WERE APARTMENT OR APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL PROJECTS AND FIVE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS WERE ALSO GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD.

APPROVED DURING THE MONTH WERE A PETROL-FILLING STATION FOR SHELL IN PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD AND AN AMENITIES AND A SPORT BLOCK FOR THE CITY POLYTECHNIC AT TAT CHEE AVENUE, KOWLOON.

THE BOO GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 44 PROJECTS IN AUGUST, INCLUDING FOUR HOTELS.

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A TOTAL OF 38 COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE GIVEN OCCUPATION PERMITS, OF WHICH 15 WERE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, SIX IN KOWLOON AND 17 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE COST OF NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH CAME TO ABOUT $278 MILLION, BRINGING THE TOTAL SO FAR THIS YEAR TO ABOUT $11,103 BILLION.

CONSENT FOR 16 BUILDING DEVELOPMENTS TO BE DEMOLISHED WAS ALSO GIVEN IN AUGUST.

THE CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION RECEIVED 476 COMPLAINTS ABOUT ILLEGAL STRUCTURES OR ILLEGAL BUILDING WORKS AND CARRIED OUT 888 INSPECTIONS.

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WOODWORKERS GIVEN REMINDER ON SAFETY MEASURES X X * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS URGED CONTRACTORS AND WORKERS TO TAKE ADEQUATE SAFETY MEASURES TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS WHEN OPERATING WOODWORKING MACHINERY.

THE APPEAL FOLLOWS A COURT CASE WHICH AROSE FROM AN ACCIDENT IN WHICH A CARPENTER SUSTAINED SERIOUS FINGER INJURIES WHILE OPERATING A BENCH-MOUNTED CIRCULAR SAW. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE IN TUEN MUN EARLIER THIS YEAR.

IN THE COURT CASE, A TSUEN WAN MAGISTRATE FINED THE CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBLE A TOTAL OF $20 000 FOR FAILING TO COVER THE TOP OF A BENCH-MOUNTED CIRCULAR SAW WITH AN ADJUSTABLE GUARD AND TO KEEP A SUITABLE PUSH-STICK AVAILABLE FOR USE AT THE BENCH.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (WOODWORKING MACHINERY) REGULATIONS LAY DOWN STANDARDS OF FENCING FOR SUCH MACHINERY AND IMPOSE DUTIES ON THE EMPLOYER TO PROTECT THE SAFETY OF OPERATORS.

A PERSON WHO CONTRAVENES ANY OF THE REGULATIONS IS LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $30 000.

IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS THIS YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT TOOK OUT 34 PROSECUTIONS FOR BREACHES OF THE REGULATIONS, RESULTING IN FINES TOTALLING OVER $67 000.

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MOST OF THE OFFENCES INVOLVED OPERATION OF UNFENCED CIRCULAR SAWS AND UNGUARDED SPINDLE MOULDING MACHINES.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED EMPLOYERS AND OPERATORS OF THESE MACHINES TO COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

WOODWORKING MACHINES MUST NOT BE USED BY ANY PERSON WHO HAS NOT RECEIVED TRAINING OR INSTRUCTION!

* NO PERSONS UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE MAY BE EMPLOYED ON ANY WOODWORKING MACHINE EXCEPT WITH THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR:

* WOODWORKING MACHINES MUST BE MAINTAINED IN GOOD CONDITION, WITH REGULAR CLEANING, EXAMINATION AND REPAIRS?

X THE WORKSHOP MUST BE KEPT CLEAN, PASSAGES MUST BE CLEARED OF OBSTRUCTION AND A SUITABLE PLACE MUST BE PROVIDED FOR STORING WOOD AND FINISHED PRODUCTS; AND

X FAILURE TO USE THE SAFETY DEVICES PROVIDED WOULD JEOPARDISE THE USER AND OTHER WORKERS AND IS ALSO A CONTRAVENTION OF FACTORY LEGISLATION.

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TYPHOON WAYNE GOES INTO THE RECORD BOOKS X X X X *

TYPHOON WAYNE WHICH ORIGINATED OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON AUGUST 18 AND RETURNED TO AFFECT HONG KONG FOR THE THIRD TIME BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 4 AND 5, WAS THE ONLY TROPICAL CYCLONE ON RECORD WHICH NECESSITATED THE HOISTING OF WARNING SIGNALS ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTED TODAY (SUNDAY).

HOWEVER, APART FROM WAYNE’S PRESENCE, SEPTEMBER WAS A NORMAL MONTH EXCEPT FOR BEING SLIGHTLY DRIER THAN USUAL.

THE MONTH BEGAN WITH THREE VERY HOT DAYS DURING WHICH THE INTENSE AFTERNOON HEAT GAVE RISE TO SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH, 33.8 DEGREES CELSIUS, WAS RECORDED IN THE AFTERNOON OF SEPTEMBER 2.

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3I' SEPTEMBER 4, TYPHOON WAYNE MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN PART OP THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, BRINGING FREQUENT SQUALLY SHOWERS AND STRONG EASTERLY WINDS TO THE TERRITORY.

WINDS REMAINED STRONG UNTIL THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 5, AND AT TIMES REACHED GALE FORCE OFFSHORE. STRONG WINDS SUBSIDED IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN WAYNE ACCELERATED WESTWARDS ACROSS BE IBU WAN AND MOVED FARTHER AWAY FROM HONG KONG.

HOWEVER SHOWERS WHICH WERE OCCASIONALLY HEAVY PERSISTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7 V I TH SOME THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 6.

THE WITHER 11-PROVED WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE ON SEPTEMBER 8 AND 9 WHEN A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE PREVAILED OVER SOUTH CHINA. SUNNY AND HOT CONDITIONS CONTINUED FOR THE NEXT SIX DAYS.

THEF WAS A DETERIORATION IN THE AFTERNOON OF SEPTEMBER 16 WHEN HEAVt AND THUNDERY SHOWERS AFFECTED THE TERRITORY. RAINFALL OF 72 0 MM WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY BETWEEN 2 PM AND 8 PM ELEVEN CASES OF FLOODING WERE REPORTED IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES. IN TSz WAN SHAN, FIVE PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN FLOODING ? SHA TIN PASS ROAD.

DRY CONTINENTAL AIR FROM AN ANTICYCLONE OVER NORTH CHINA REACHED HONG KONG IN THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 16. WINDS TURNED NORTHERLY AMD THE WEATHER BECAME FINE THE NEXT DAY.

UNDER THE COMBINED EFFECT OF THE ANTICYCLONE OVER CHINA AND TYPHOO: ABBY WHICH WAS NEAR TAIWAN ON SEPTEMBER 18, NORTHERLY WINDS STRENGTHENED OVER HONG KONG DURING THE NIGHT. ONE MAN WAS DROWNED AFTER HIS ROWING-BOAT CAPSIZED IN STRONG WINDS IN TSUEN WAN.

FRESH TO STRONG WINDS PREVAILED UNTIL THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER 20, BRINGING COOLER, FINE AND VERY DRY WEATHER TO THE TERRITORY. THE TEMPERATURE ON SEPTEMBER 20 DROPPED TO 23.6 DEGREES CELSIUS, THE LOWEST OF THE MONTH.

WINDS MODERATED ON SEPTEMBER 21 AND GRADUALLY VEERED TO THE EAST. FINE AND SUNNY WEATHER CONTINUED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27 EXCEPT FOR SOME CLOUDY PERIODS AND ISOLATED SHOWERES ON SEPTEMBER 25.

ON SEPTEMBER 28, THUNDERSTORMS WHICH HAD DEVELOPED OVER GUANGDONG MOVED SOUTHWARDS TO AFFECT HONG KONG IN THE AFTERNOON. CLOUDY AND RAINY CONDITIONS CONTINUED INTO THE NIGHT BUT THE WEATHER IMPROVED WITH SUNNY PERIODS THE NEXT DAY.

A WEAK SURGE OF WINTER MONSOON ARRIVED ON SEPTEMBER 30 AND THE WEATHER BECAME COOLER AND DRIER.

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IN ADDITION TO TYPHOON WAYNE, THREE OTHER TROPICAL CYCLONES OCCURRED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC DURING THE MONTH.

NO AIRCRAFT WAS DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG IN SEPTEMBER DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER.

THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 16 AND 28. A FLOOD WARNING WAS ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 16.

THE RED FIRE DANGER WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 19 TO 21. THE YELLOW FIRE DANGER WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 18 TO*19.

SIGNALS HOISTED DURING THE MONTH WERE AS FOLLOWSs-

WEATHER SYSTEM SIGNAL DATE AND TIME OF HOISTING DATE AND TIME OF LOWERING

TYPHOON 1 SEPT 4 1.30 AM SEPT 4 3 PM

WAYNE

3 SEPT 4 3 PM SEPT 5 2.10 PM

WINTER STRONG SEPT 19 3 AM SEPT 20 5 AM

MONSOON MONSOON

THE MONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE:

SUNSHINE

RAINFALL

CLOUDINESS

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

MEAN TEMPERATUE

MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

MEAN DEW POINT

TOTAL EVAPORATION

217.5 HOURS - 29.0 HOURS ABOVE NORMAL

264.7 MM - 55.7 MM BELOW NORMAL

54 % » 8 % LESS THAN NORMAL

74 % - 5 % LOWER THAN NORMAL

30.4 DEGREES - 0.1 DEGREES CELSIUS

CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

27.8 DEGREES - 0.3 DEGREES CELSIUS

CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

25.8 DEGREES - 0.6 DEGREES CELSIUS

CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

22.3 DEGREES - 0.9 DEGREES CELSIUS

CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

158.5 MM - 1.5 MM ABOVE NORMAL

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CHANGES TO PLANS FOR SHEUNG WAN FOOTBRIDGES' X X * K *

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PLANS FOR BUILDING TWO FOOTBRIDGES AT SHEUNG WAN ON HONG KONG ISLAND HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GAZETTE.

Th: ' .‘ITS INVOLVE RELOCATING ONE FOOTBRIDGE, AT MORRISON

STREET, RELOCATING THE SOUTHERNMOST STAIRCASE OF THE OTHER, AT TUNG HI K G LANE.

IT IS INTENDED TO MOVE THE MORRISON STREET FOOTBRIDGE ABOUT FOUR METRES WESTWARD TO PLACE IT IN LINE WITH ON TAI STREET. THE FOOTBRIDGE WILL ALSO BE EXTENDED BY ABOUT 14 METRES SOUTHWARD INTO ON TAI STREET, AND THE TEMPORARY STEEL STAIRCASE SOUTH OF THE FOOTBRIDGE WILL BE RELOCATED.

UNDER THE ORIGINAL PLAN, THE FOOTBRIDGE WAS TO RUN DIRECTLY INTO WESTERN MARKET. BUT THIS WOULD NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE MARKET BUILDING, BOTH STRUCTURALLY AND IN APPEARANCE, UNLESS THE MARKET WERE TO BE REDEVELOPED.

IN VIEW OF THE PROPOSAL TO PRESERVE WESTERN MARKET, IT HAS BECOME NECESSARY TO RELOCATE THE FOOTBRIDGE TO KEEP IT CLEAR OF THE MARKET FACADE.

THE CHANGED PLAN FOR THE TUNG HING LANE FOOTBRIDGE INVOLVES RELOCATING THE SOUTHERNMOST STAIRCASE TO THE FOOTBRIDGE’S EAST SIDE TO PROVIDE DIRECT PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO THE EASTBOUND TRAMSTOP.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY NOVEMBER 7.

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SLOGAN CONTEST TO PROMOTE CRIME * * * * *

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE FIGHT CRIME SLOGAN DESIGN COMPETITION.

PREVENTION

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT

ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE KOWLOON CITY DI

^FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE,

IS A,MED AT । NG'pEOPLe'MORE'AWARETOF°THEE IMPORTANCE OF CRIME PREVENTION AS WELL AS DEVELOPING THEIR CREATIVE SKILLS.

rtZJHE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS — PRIMARY SCHOOL, SECONDARY SCHOOL, AND OPEN.

SL0GANS’ 1N CHINESE ONLY, SHOULD FOCUS ON THE THEMES OF +FIGHT AGAINST CRIME+ AND +CRIME PREVENTION+.

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ciACH PARTICIPANT IS UMI FED TO ONE ENTRY AND THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS NOVEMBER 14.

THERE WILL BE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE WINNERS IN EACH SECTION AND PRIZES WILL ALSO BE AWARDED TO FIVE OTHER OUTSTANDING ENTRIES IN EACH SECTION. THE WINNING SLOGANS IN EACH SECTION WILL 3E USED FOR PUBLICITY PRINTING MATERIAL IN THE 1986-87 KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, AND ITS HUNG HOM SUB-OFFICE AT BULKELEY STREET AND HO MAN TIN SUB-OFFICE AT HO MAN TIN ESTATE.

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TUEN MUN DB TO DISCUSS ARTIFICIAL LAGOON *****

THE PULVERISED FUEL ASH LAGOON IN TSANG TSUI WILL BE DISCUSSED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 14).

THE BOARD WILL ALSO CONSIDER THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELECTORAL AFFAIRS, MR G.F. WOODHEAD, WILL BE PRESENT TO EXPLAIN THE DOCUMENT.

IN ADDITION, THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE SECOND REPORT OF THE EDUCATION COMMISSION, AND THE PROVISION OF SCHOOL PLACES FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE REVISED LAYOUT PLAN FOR AREA 18, AND REPORTS BY THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND THE BOARD’S VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING BEGINNING AT 9.30 AM ON TUESDAY 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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SPORTS FESTIVAL BEGINS FOR YAU MA TEI WORKERS *****

ABOUT 2 OOO WORKERS IN YAU MA TEI DISTRICT ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE DISTRICT’S SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR PEOPLE IN EMPLOYMENT WHICH BEGAN TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE FESTIVAL IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, HELD AT THE KOWLOON PARK, THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK, SAID THE TWO-WEEK FESTIVAL WOULD PROVIDE HEALTHY LEISURE ACTIVITIES FOR THE DISTRICT’S WORKERS.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES SEA AND LAND EXCURSIONS, A FUN DAY AT WONG NAI CHUNG RESERVOIR PARK, A DISCO NIGHT, CAMPING, BOWLING AND TENNIS AND MINI-SOCCER COMPETITIONS.

+BESIDES ENJOYING THE ACTIVITIES, PARTICIPANTS CAN ALSO BUILD UP RELATIONSHIPS WHICH SHOULD STRENGTHEN THE PEOPLE’S TIES,*

HE NOTED THAT 11 COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS WERE INVOLVED IN ORGANISING THE SPORTS FESTIVAL AS WELL AS PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENTS.

HE ADDED THAT MORE ACTIVITIES CALLING FOR PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION SHOULD BE ORGANISED SO AS TO BOOST THE RESIDENTS’ SENSE OF IDENTITY WITH THE DISTRICT AND TO FULLY IMPLEMENT THE SPIRIT OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG- THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH= URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR KWAN LIM-HO, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, MORE THAN 400 STAFF FROM 12 COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS COMPETED IN A TELEMATCH WHICH WAS THE FIRST EVENT IN THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME.

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FOLK MUSIC COMPETITION FINALS TOMORROW

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YOUNG FOLK SINGERS AND MUSICIANS WILL COMPETE IN THE +KOWLOON CITY FOLK MUSIC FROM THE COMMUNITY* FINALS AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE TOMORROW (MONDAY) NIGHT.

THE COMPETITION, DIVIDED INTO SOLOIST AND GROUP SECTIONS, HAD ATTRACTED MORE THAN 80 PARTICIPANTS IN THE FIRST ROUND. SIXTEEN HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO ENTER THE FINALS.

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THE BEST FOUR SOLOISTS AND GROUPS WILL feE AWARDED WITH PRIZES and Souvenirs, in addition, they will be invited to perform* in • THREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS IN 01 MAN ESTATE OPEN SPACE, HUNG HOM FERRY PIER AND MA TAU WAI ROAD RECREATION GROUND ON THREE SUNDAYS NEXT MONTH.

THE FOLK MUSIC COMPETITION AND OUTDOOR CONCERTS ARE SPONSORED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD AND JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL, URBAN COUNCIL, MUSIC OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE CONTEST IS ORGANISED TO PROMOTE RESIDENTS’ INTEREST IN FOLK MUSIC AND TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUNG MUSIC TALENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

OFFICIATING AT TOMORROW’S OPENING CEREMONY INCLUDE THE ASSISTANT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DIANA TONG, URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR PETER C.K. CHAN, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR LAU CHI-SUM, SENIOR MUSIC OFFICER, MR SAMSON CHEUNG, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL, MR WU WING-KI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT FOLK MUSIC FROM THE COMMUNITY FINALS AT 8 PM TOMORROW AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE, KO SHAN ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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HOME VISITS TO SPREAD CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE

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THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAM UNDER THE TIN WAN AND SHEK PAI WAN AREA COMMITTEE OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL VISIT HOMES IN THE AREA LATER THIS MONTH TO AROUSE RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBlLITIES.

THE VISITS ARE PART OF PROGRAMMES ORGANISED IN THE AREA IN SUPPORT OF THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.

ACCOMPANIED BY SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF, THE TEAMS WILL VISIT HOUSEHOLDS IN TIN WAN ESTATE IN THE EVENINGS OF OCTOBER 20 AND 21, SHEK PAI WAN ESTATE ON OCTOBER 23 AND 24, AND YUE KWONG CHUEN ON OCTOBER 30 AND 31.

TEAM MEMBERS WILL EXCHANGE VIEWS WITH RESIDENTS ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF GOOD CITIZENSHIP, PARTICULARLY ON CI VIC-MINDEDNESS, ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND ’KEEPING PUBLIC PLACES CLEAN.

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THE THREE CLEANEST HOUSING BLOCKS IN EACH OF THE THREE HOUSING ESTATES WILL BE NAMED IN NOVEMBER AND AN ELECTION TO CHOOSE THE MOST COURTEOUS HOUSING STAFF WILL BE HELD IN DECEMBER.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, 30 ELDERLY PEOPLE FROM THE TIN WAN CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE AND THE ABERDEEN KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY CENTRE VISITED THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORK OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THEY WATCHED A FILM, +THE NEW FACES OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT*, WHICH INTRODUCED THE DISTRICT’S DEVELOPMENTS AND THE DISTRICT BOARD’S WORK.

ANOTHER 20 PEOPLE FROM TWO HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY RUN BY THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE AGED WILL MAKE A SIMILAR VISIT ON OCTOBER 21.

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FREE CHECK-UPS FOR SAI KUNG ELDERLY * * * * *

ABOUT 160 SENIOR RESIDENTS OF SAI KUNG WILL BE GIVEN FREE MEDICAL CHECK-UPS DURING A +HEALTH DAY FOR THE ELDERLY* TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 15) AT THE SAI KUNG TOWN HALL

THE AIMS ARE TO HELP ELDERLY PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION AND HYGIENE AND TO TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT THEIR HEALTH,

THE CHECK-UPS WILL BE GIVEN BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 11.30 AM. FREE TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THOSE LIVING IN REMOTE VILLAGES.

AFTERWARDS, DOCTORS FROM THE JUNK BAY MEDICAL RELIEF COUNCIL WILL HOLD A SEMINAR AND A SLIDE SHOW FOR THE PARTICIPANTS. TO EDUCATE THEM ON VARIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS AFFECTING THE ELDERLY

THE HEALTH DAY IS ONE OF MANY ACTIVITIES ORGANISED AS PART OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY, WHICH IS INTENDED TO AROUSE RESIDENTS’ CONCERN AND RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE +HEALTH DAY FOR THE ELDERLY* ON WEDNESDAY AT THE SAI KUNG TOWN HALL, NEXT TO THE BUS TERMINUS. THOSE WHO WISH TO COVER BOTH THE MEDICAL CHECK-UPS AND THE SEMINAR SHOULD BE AT THE TOWN HALL BY 11 AM.

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LRT TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM CONTRACT AWARDED.

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THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $19.9 MILLION CONTRACT TO PLESSEY U.K. LIMITED FOR THE DESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF A TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PHASE ONE OF THE TUEN MUN LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

THE TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM, OPERATED BY MICRO-PROCESSOR BASED TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROLLERS, WILL BE INSTALLED AT VARIOUS SITES AND AT ROAD JUNCTIONS.

IT WILL HELP CONTROL VEHICULAR, PEDESTRIAN AND LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT VEHICLE MOVEMENT EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY.

INSTALLATION WILL BEGIN NEXT FEBRUARY AND BE COMPLETED IN MID-1988 WHEN PHASE ONE OF THE SYSTEM STARTS TO SERVE THE PUBLIC.

WORK ON PHASE ONE STARTED IN AUGUST LAST YEAR. IT WILL OPERATE BETWEEN MELODY GARDEN IN TUEN MUN AND THE EASTERN PART OF YUEN LONG, COMPRISING ABOUT 23 KILOMETRES OF DOUBLE TRACK.

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SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE INTERNATIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH ART EXHIBITION 1987 THAT IS BEING STAGED BY FINLAND.

THE EXHIBITION IS ORGANISED BY THE ART CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OPERATED BY FINLAND’S MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND THE CITY OF HYVINKAA.

IT WILL BE HELD IN MAY NEXT YEAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH PICTORIAL ART COMPETITION.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN TO ALL PUPILS AGED UNDER 18 BUT THE COMPETITION IS RESTRICTED TO THOSE AGED BETWEEN 10 AND 18.

ENTRIES CAN BE SUBMITTED IN THE FORM OF A DRAWING, PAINTING, PRINTMAKING COLLAGE OR ANY OTHER TWO-DIMENSIONAL WORK WITH THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF A2 (420 X 594 MM) ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING THEMES:

* MY COUNTRY’S NATIVE MYTHS, NATIONAL LEGEND AND STORIES.

* MUSIC, LITERATURE, TALES, IMAGES FROM THE THEATRE, POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS AND OTHER MEDIA OF MASS COMMUNICATION.

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* MODERN AND HISTORICAL HEROES AND HEROINES.

MEDALS AND BOOKS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE BEST ENTRIES IN FOUR AGE GROUPS (GROUP 1 FOR AGE UNDER 10, GROUP 2 FOR AGE 10 TO 12, GROUP 3 FOR AGE 13 TO 15 AND GROUP 4 FOR AGE 16 TO 18). AN ILLUSTRATED EXHIBITION CATALOGUE WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE ART SECTION OF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT THROUGH SCHOOL HEADS BY DECEMBER 6.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ON TAI STREET * * * * *

THE SECTION OF ON TAI STREET BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST AND NEW MARKET STREET IN WESTERN WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT A MONTH FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 14). THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE WATER MAIN DIVERSION WORKS.

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A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTIONS IN TSZ WAN SHAN WILL BE DESIGNATED RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 15).

THE ROAD SECTIONS ARE:

* YUK WAH STREET FROM A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

* TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD BETWEEN PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND LOK WAH STREET ; AND

* YAN WAH STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES WEST OF THE JUNCTION.

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

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN - SUPPLEMENT

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 19^6

SIR GEOFFREY HOWE MEETS THE HK MEDIA

THE FOLLOWING IS THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY Tug FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, THE RT HON SIR GEOFFREY HOWE, THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING:

SIR GEOFFREY: IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO BE IN HONG KONG. AS | EXPLAINED LAST NIGHT, I AM ON MY WAY TO CHINA TO ACCOMPANY HEP MAJESTY THE QUEEN ON HER STATE VISIT. BUT ALTHOUGH TIME WAS FOR that REASON UNAVOIDABLY SHORT, I WAS DETERMINED TO TAKE th| 5 OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT YOU. CONTINUING CONTACT AND consultation BETWEEN BRITAIN AND HONG KONG IS ESSENTIAL.

I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CONTINUE THE USEFUL DISCUSSIONS THAT I AMD OTHER BRITISH MINISTERS HAD WITH THE GOVERNOR AND MEMBERS OF EXCO IN LONDON LAST MONTH. I HAVE ALSO MET LEGCO MEMBERS AND SEN IO” HONG KONG OFFICIALS.

THOSE CONTACTS HAVE BROUGHT HOME TO ME YET AGAIN THE EXTRAORDINARY DYNAMISM AND BUOYANCY OF the PEOPLE of HONG KONG. FOR MY PART | HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REAFFIRM BRITAIN S CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE WELL-BEING OF HONG KONG AND ALL ITS PEOPLE. THAT COMMITMENT REMAINS THE PIVOT OF BRITISH POLICY TOWARDS HONG KONG.

BEFORE WE GET ON TO QUESTIONS, I’D LIKE TO MAKE FOUR POINTS:

FIRST IN MY TALKS HERE THE GENERAL CONCLUSION HAS BEEN THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JO I NT DECLARATI ON IS GOING WELL. it IS CLEAR THAT IN THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP, ALL CONCERNED A £ WORKING HARD AND IN GOOD FAITH. I PARTICULARLY WELCOME THE AGREEMENT REACHED IN RECENT MONTHS ON HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN THE GATT ON TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION FOR HONG KONG PEOPLE, AND ON AIR SERVICES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THIRD COUNTRIES. THE LAND COMMISSION, AS WELL, HAS BEEN DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB.

SECOND I HAVE LISTENED CAREFULLY TO HONG KONG IMPRESSIONS OF PROGRESS’SO FAR MADE IN THE DRAFTING OF CHINA’S BASIC LAW THE DRAFTING IS OF COURSE A MATTtR FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ( II NA. BUT |T |S ALSO SOMETHING WHICH BRITAIN IS CLOSELY FOLLOW I NG. IT IS ENCOURAGING THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS TACKLING t-i|S VITAL TASK IN A THOROUGH AND METHODICAL WAY.

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T4|PD, MY DISCUSSIONS HE°E HAVE OBVIOUSLY INCLUDED NEXT YEAR’S '’E'dEW OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT. |T WILL BE A GENUINE REVIEW ''ONDUCTEn, AS IN THE PAST, WITH THOROUGHNESS AND CARE, ALLOWING AMPLE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG tq MAKE THEIR VIEWS KNOWN.

-INALLY, I CAN CONFIRM THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S DIPIDMAtic IVITfATIVE TO SECURE INTERNATIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE BRITlSi L°'C TuIi°^L-(°VERSEAS) PASSP0PT IS WELL UNDER WAY I AM SUrPtHAT That ACCEPTANCE WILL BE FORTHCOMING. E THAT

THE KEYS TO THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG ARE CONFIDENCE AND DETERMINATION: CONFIDENCE IN THE PRESERVATION OF ITS WAY OF LIFE, ITS RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, ITS PROSPERITY AND STABILITY; AND DETERMINATION TO FACE AND OVERCOME EVERY NEW CHALLENGE - A DETERMINATION IN WHICH THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG HAVE ALWAYS SHOWN THEMSELVES SECOND TO NONE.

I’LL HAVE the OPPORTUNITY TO MEET CHINESE LEADERS IN PEKING DUPING THE COURSE OF NEXT WEEK’S STATE VISIT. WE SHALL BE ABLE TO REVIEW PROGRESS IN IMPLEMENTING THE JOINT DECLARATION AS WELL AS TO DISCUSS MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ISSUES. |T WILL BE ESPECIALLY VALUABLE THAT | SHALL BE ABLE TO TAKE WITH ME A FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF HCMG KONG’S CONCERNS AND ASPIRATIONS.

NOW YOU° QUESTIONS, PLEASE.

QUESTION: SIR GEOFFREY, IN VIEW OF THE COLONIAL GOVERNMENT’S BLATANT DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC OPINION ON THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ISSUE, AND ITS OBVIOUS RELUCTANCE TO PLAY AN ACTIVE IF NOT LEADING ROLE IN UPCOMING CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS, HOW DO YO'J THINK THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT CAN SALVAGE ITS DISCREDITED IMAGE AND REGAIN THE CONFIDENCE OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE?

SIR GEOFFREY: I THINK THAT THERE ARE THREE PREMISES TO THAT QUESTION, EACH OF WHICH IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE IT PLAIN THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE FULL ACCOUNT OF THE VIEWS OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE. THAT HAS BEEN REAFFIRMED AND CONFIRMED IN THE STATEMENT ISSUED AFTER THE TALKS BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIME MINISTER AND OTHERS IN DOWNING STREET LAST MONTH. THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT ALIKE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE FULL ACCOUNT OF THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG NOT ONLY WHEN DRAWING CONCLUSIONS FROM THE REVIEW BUT IN OTHER MATTERS AS WELL.

QUESTION: IS IT TRUE THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS EXPRESSED TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT THROUGH VARIOUS CHANNELS THAT THEY WOULDN’T WANT TO SEE DIRECT ELECTIONS TO BE INTRODUCED INTO HONG KONG IN 1988?

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SIR GEOFFREY: AGAIN, AS YOU KNOW, I DON’T, NOR CAN ANYONE ELSE, COMMENT ON THE VIEWS ATTRIBUTED TO OTHER PEOPLE IN THE NEWSPAPERS. THE REVIEW WHICH WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT YEAR IS TAKING PLACE, AS 1 SAID IN MY STATEMENT, FULLY, GENUINELY AND GIVING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FULL ACCOUNT TO BE TAKEN OF THE VIEWS OF PEOPLE IN HONG

KONG AND IT IS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE REVIEW THAT WE SHALL REACH THE TIME FOR TAKING DECISIONS ABOUT IT.

QUESTION: HOW CAN WE BE ASSURED THAT THE PUBLIC OPINION YOU COLLECT THROUGH THE GREEN PAPER ON POLITICAL REFORM IS GENUINE?

SIR GEOFFREY: BECAUSE THE ASSESSMENT OF THAT PUBLIC OPINION WILL TAKE ACCOUNT OF ALL THE MANY WAYS IN WHICH IT IS EXPRESSED, INCLUDING THE EXPRESSIONS OF OPINION BY MEMBERS OF LEGCO AND THAT HAS BEEN THE POSITION IN THE PAST AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IT REMAINS SO IN THE FUTURE.

QUESTION: I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MY QUESTION IN CHINESE. APART FROM RELYING ON OMELCO MEMBERS SITTING ON THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE ARE THERE ANY OTHER WAYS TO ENSURE CONVERGENCE? AND SECONDLY, OMELCO MEMBERS HAVE VISITED BRITAIN TO DISCUSS ON THE POLITICAL REVIEW QUESTION. IN YOUR OPINION WHAT IS THE VIEWPOINT OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE ON THE POLITICAL REVIEW? AND THE THIRD POINT IS THE QUESTION OF CONVERGENCE IS BEING STRESSED? UP TO THE PRESENT MOMENT THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE HAS NOT REVIEWED THE ROLE OF EXCO.

SIR GEOFFREY: WELL THERE ARE THREE QUESTIONS THERE, I THINK. THE LAST ONE SOUNDED TO ME LIKE A STATEMENT ON WHICH I CAN’T COMMENT. IT WAS A STATEMENT OF FACT AND THERE IS NOTHING FOR ME TO SAY ABOUT THAT. THE SECOND ONE WAS WHAT IS OUR VIEW OF THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ON THE QUESTION OF CONVERGENCE AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT. THAT AGAIN IS A QUESTION ON WHICH IT IS NOT RIGHT TO EXPRESS A VIEW AT THIS STAGE. THE DISCUSSIONS ARE STILL TAKING PLACE, THERE IS OBVIOUSLY STILL A WIDE RANGE OF OPINION IN HONG KONG ABOUT THESE AND OTHER MATTERS. AND THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION IS TAKING PLACE IN ORDER FOR THAT TO BECOME CLEAR. ON THE GENERAL QUESTION OF CONVERGENCE I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT IS ABOUT AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT. WHAT WE ARE ALL CONCERNED TO ACHIEVE IS THE OBJECTIVE DESCRIBED IN THE JOINT DECLARATION, NAMELY A SMOOTH TRANSFER OF POWER IN 1997. IT IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT THAT EVERY AVAILABLE MEANS SHOULD BE USED TO ACHIEVE THAT. THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP IS ONE OF THE AGENCIES AVAILABLE TO HELP THAT? THE DISCUSSION THAT ARE TAKING PLACE, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES FROM HONG KONG, IN THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE IS ANOTHER WAY OF ACHIEVING THAT; CONTINUING CONTACTS OF A FORMAL AND INFORMAL KIND BEYOND THAT, INCLUDING CONTACTS BETWEEN MYSELF AND MY OPPOSITE NUMBER IN THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS AN ADDITIONAL WAY OF HELPING TO ACHIEVE THAT. I THINK AS THE GOVERNOR SAID IN HIS SPEECH LAST WEEK BOTH HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ALIVE AT ALL TIMES TO THE CONCERNS AND VIEWS OF THE OTHER AS WELL AS TO THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG. AND I ECHO HIS WORDS: +THIS IS THE BEST FORMULA FOR MAINTAINING CONFIDENCE AND ENSURING A SMOOTH TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT IN 1997.+

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QUESTION: ACCORDING TO WHAT SIR GEOFFREY JUST SAID ON THE POINT OF CONVERGENCE IN HONG KONG, SO HOW CAN YOU ENSURE THAT CONVERGENCE CAN BE ACHIEVED? DO YOU SAY THERE IS ENOUGH LIAISON BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS ON CONVERGENCE?

SIR GEOFFREY: WELL, I HAVE ALREADY ANSWERED THAT, DIDN’T I? I WILL COME BACK TO MAKE THE SAME POINT. CONVERGENCE IS ONLY ONE OF MANY WORDS IN WHICH YOU CAN EXPRESS PART OF THE PROCESS DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE A SMOOTH TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT IN 1997, AND MANY PEOPLE ARE WORKING IN THE DIFFERENT WAYS I’VE DESCRIBED TO ENSURE THAT THAT IS ACHIEVED THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP’ THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE! CONTACTS BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS, AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND AT DIFFERENT LEVELS - ALL THESE WAYS ARE IMPORTANT.

QUESTION: BUT MY QUESTION IS WHETHER THE LIAISON BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES ARE ENOUGH AT THIS STAGE NOW?

SIR GEOFFREY: I AM SURE THAT THERE IS VERY CLOSE, CONTINUING AND SUBSTANTIAL LIAISON TAKING PLACE IN THE WAYS THAT I’VE DESCRIBED. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT SHOULD CONTINUE. THAT IS THE IMPRESSON THAT ONE HAS FORMED FROM THE AGREEMENT SO FAR REACHED WHICH I REFERRED TO IN MY STATEMENT. THAT DOES SUGGEST THAT LIAISON IS PROVING USEFUL AND IMPORTANT.

QUESTION: SIR GEOFFREY, IS IT THE VIEW, THE POSITION OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT THAT SHOULD THERE BE PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR DIRECT ELECTIONS IN 1988 THAT HONG KONG CAN HAVE DIRECT ELECTION, AND IS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT PREPARED FOR THE EVENTUALITY THAT PUBLIC OPINION AND PEKING’S WISHES MAY NOT CONVERGE ON THE MATTER OF DIRECT ELECTION IN 1988?

SIR GEOFFREY: WELL, WE SHALL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE THE OUTCOME OF THE CONSULTATION THAT IS TAKING PLACE AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THAT TIME. THERE IS A WHOLE RANGE OF CONTACTS AND CONSULTATION TAKING PLACE. AS I SAY, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO BE ALIVE AT ALL TIMES, NOT ONLY TO THE CONCERNS AND VIEWS OF EACH OTHER, BUT ALSO TO THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

QUESTION: TO DEVIATE FROM THE QUESTION OF HONG KONG JUST FOR A SHORT SPELL, THE QUESTION I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS TO YOU, SIR, IS THAT WHETHER YOU WOULD CONSULT WITH THE PEKING LEADERSHIP ON THE CONSIDERED NUCLEAR POLICY WHICH I THINK IS RATHER DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD?

SIR GEOFFREY: YOU’RE TALKING NOW ABOUT..

QUESTION: THE CONSERVATIVES HAVE REAFFIRMED THEIR COMMITMENT TO A NUCLEAR BRITAIN WHICH IS RATHER DIFFERENT FROM THE LABOUR

STAND WHICH IS UNILATERAL DISARMAMENT.

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SIR GEOFFREY: YES I DON’T THINK THAT PARTICULAR TOPIC IS LIKELY TO FEATURE VERY PROMINENTLY IN ANY DISCUSSIONS I HAVE IN PEKING BECAUSE THE VIEW OF HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT ON DEFENCE POLICY AND ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NUCLEAR DETERRENT AS A COMPONENT IN THAT IS WELL KNOWN. SO IS THE POSITION OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, AND I DON’T THINK THAT WE SHALL BE DISCUSSING THAT PARTICULAR MATTER.

QUESTION: STILL ON THE POINT OF CONVERGENCE. YOU JUST MENTIONED THERE ARE LOTS OF LIAISON CHANNELS SUCH AS JLG AND INFORMAL CONTACT BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS. BUT ALL THESE CHANNELS ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. HOW CAN WE ENSURE THAT OUR VIEWS ARE REALLY REFLECTED BY THE BRITISH AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS?

SIR GEOFFREY: I THINK THE BEST ASSURANCE YOU CAN HAVE IS THE EXTENT TO WHICH BOTH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAVE THROUGHOUT PAID THE CLOSEST ATTENTION TO THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, AND THE FACT THAT THOSE VIEWS HAVE BEEN FIRMLY, FAITHFULLY AND FULLY EXPRESSED BY MEMBERS OF EXCO AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF LEGCO. IT’S PART OF THEIR JOB AND IT IS A PART WHICH THEY PERFORM VERY WELL.

QUESTION: I WOULD LIKE TO ASK WHETHER THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED ON THE WAYS TO ASSESS PUBLIC OPINIONS AFTER THE 1987 REVIEW IS PUBLISHED?

SIR GEOFFREY: THAT REVIEW IS ESSENTIALLY A REVIEW BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG AND, IN THE COURSE OF IT, EVERYWAY IN WHICH OPINION IS EXPRESSED IS BEING TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. IT’S NOT FOR ME TO ANTICIPATE THE WAY IN WHICH THAT REVIEW WILL BE BROUGHT TO A CONCLUSION.

QUESTION: JUST NOW, SIR GEOFFREY SAID THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WOULD PAY ATTENTION TO HONG KONG PEOPLE’S VIEW AND WOULD LISTEN TO THE VIEWS OF EXCO AND LEGCO, AND EARLIER THE EXCO MEMBERS VISITED BRITAIN, AND FROM WHAT THEY SAID, DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE VIEW OF HONG KONG PEOPLE ON DIRECT ELECTION?

SIR GEOFFREY: WHAT I THINK IS CLEAR IS THAT, ON THE QUESTION OF DIRECT ELECTION -- WHETHER, WHEN, TO WHAT EXTENT, ALL THE MANY ASPECTS OF IT -- THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY OF VIEWS BEING EXPRESSED IN HONG KONG, FROM EVERY POINT OF THE SPECTRUM AND IT WOULD BE QUITE WRONG FOR ME NOW TO ATTEMPT TO REACH A CONCLUSION ON THE SUBJECT WHICH IS THE VERY SUBJECT OF THAT REVIEW.

QUESTION: FOLLOWING UP ON THE QUESTION ON THE LIAISON MATTER. SIR GEOFFREY, YOU MENTIONED THAT THERE ARE MANY CHANNELS THROUGH WHICH, FOR EXAMPLE, THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, THROUGH WHICH YOU UNDERSTAND YOU CAN TAKE HONG KONG PEOPLE’S OPINION INTO ACCOUNT. OUR CONCERN IS - SINCE THESE ARE CLOSE DOOR MEETINGS - HOW CAN WE BE ASSURED THAT THE VIEWS REFLECTED ARE INDEED THE VIEWS OF HONG KONG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY WHERE THE HONG KONG PEOPLE’S OPINION MAY NOT CONVERGE WITH PEKING’S WISHES?

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SIR GEOFFREY: THE ASSESSMENT OF THE OPINION OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, LIKE THE ASSESSMENT OF OPINION ON SO MANY QUESTIONS, IS SOMETHING WHICH TAKES PLACE NOT ONLY THROUGH DIFFERENT LIAISON CHANNELS BUT IN PART IN PUBLIC AND IN PART IN THE CONFIDENTIAL DELIBERATIONS, THAT IS A NECESSARY PART OF THE WORKING OF ANY BODY LIKE EXCO. BUT THE DISCUSSION OF IT IN LEGCO, FOR EXAMPLE, IS NOT BEHIND CLOSE DOORS. DISCUSSIONS OF IT IN THE HONG KONG PRESS IS ANYTHING BUT BEHIND CLOSE DOORS. ALL THOSE MANIFESTATIONS OF HONG KONG OPINIONS ARE FULLY TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, BOTH BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HERE AND OF COURSE BY HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AS WELL. I CAN’T DO MORE THAN EXPLAIN THE PROCESS, BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU the IMPORTANCE WE ATTACH TO THAT PROCESS.

QUESTION: ARE YOU SAYING THAT IN THE POLITICAL REVIEW TO BE CONDUCTED NEXT YEAR THE POWER OF THE GOVERNOR AND ALSO THE EXCO AND LEGCO WILL BE REVIEWED AND WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON SUCH CHANGES OF POWER?

SIR GEOFFREY: WELL, AGAIN, THE WHOLE RANGE OF QUESTIONS IS OPEN FOR CONSIDERATION AND REPRESENTATION BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG DURING THE TIME BEFORE THE COMPLETION OF THE RCVIEW BUT ON THAT TOPIC, AS ON ANY OTHER, I CAN’T ANTICIPATE, AND IT’WOULDN’T RE WISE FOR ME TO ANTICIPATE, WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL BE I AM NOT HERE TO EXPRESS THE VIEWS OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE; I AM HERE TO SAY THAT WE ARE READY TO LISTEN TO THEM.

QUESTION (WRITTEN): WHAT IS THE CURRENT POSITION ABOUT THE SALE OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA? EXCLUDING NUCLEAR WEAPONS, ARF WE (BRITAIN) WILLING TO SELL ANYTHING WE PRODUCE OURSELVES? DO"WE'STILL REFER TO COCOM IN PARIS?

SIR GEOFFREY: THE ARRANGEMENTS UNDER WHICH BRITAIN

AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS IN COCOM DETERMINE WHAT CAN OR CAN’T BE SOLD THAT’S WELL UNDERSTOOD, AND WE TAKE AN IMPORTANT PART IN ENSURING THAT THE WORKING OF COCOM IN RELATION TO CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES IS NO MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY BUT IT CAN’T BE SWEPT AWAY.

QUESTION: DO YOU EXPECT YOUR TALKS IN PEKING WILL TOUCH ON THE SUMMIT MEETING THIS WEEKEND IN REYKJAVIK, IN PARTICULAR AS IT AFFECTS THE CHANGING BIG POWER ATTITUDE TOWARDS BRITISH MISSILES AND TO CHINESE CONCERN ABOUT ANY NUCLEAR ARMS DEAL LEADING TO MORE INTERMEDIATE RANGE MISSILES BEING MOVED TO THIS PART OF THE WORLD?

SIR GEOFFREY: WELL, I’M SURE THAT THE OUTCOME OF THE REYKJAVIK MEETING WILL BE ONE OF THE FEATURES WE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT IF OUR MEETINGS ARE TAKING PLACE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THAT, AND OBVIOUSLY THE PROSPECTS FOR ARMS CONTROL - FOR AGREEMENT ON ARMS CONTROL -WILL BE ANOTHER OF THE TOPICS WE SHALL BE DISCUSSING AS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST, AND IN SUCH DISCUSSIONS THE IMPORTANCE OF BRITISH AND CHINESE POSSESSION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS WILL ALSO BE A FEATURE. OUR POSITION HAS BEEN STATED VERY MANY TIMES’ YOU’RE FAMILIAR WITH THE LOCUS CLASSICUS IN MY 1983 SPEECH TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY YOU’RE ALSO RIGHT TO EMPHASISE THAT ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT POSSIBLE ARMS CONTROL AGREEMENTS IN RELATION TO INTERMEDIATE RANGE NUCLEAR WEAPONS MUST OF COURSE TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE POSITION IN ASIA AS WELL AS IN THE REST OF THE WORLD.

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QUESTION: WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE NEW CHINESE FIGHTER, THE F-8, IS BASED ON BRITISH ENGINEERING DESIGN INCLUDING THE ROLLS ROYCE SPACE ENGINE AND WE ALL KNOW THAT SOVIET AEROTECHNOLOGY IS ALSO BASED ON BRITISH ROLLS ROYCE ENGINES. SO IN YOUR TALKS WITH THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES WOULD YOU BE PERHAPS STRESSING ON FURTHER ARMS SALES TO THE CHINESE, SUCH AS SOPHISTICATED MOTORS AND ENGINES WHICH THE CHINESE DEARLY NEED AND REQUIRE?

SIR GEOFFREY: WELL, I DON’T DICUSS ARMS SALES AT PRESS CONFERENCES, IN FACT.

QUESTION: WHAT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WILL THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT PLAY DURING THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD?

SIR GEOFFREY: THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT DURING THE TIME BETWEEN THE SIGNING OF THE JOINT DECLARATION AND 1997 IS SET OUT IN THE JOINT DECLARATION ITSELF. WE RETAIN FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF HONG KONG UNTIL 1997 AND OF COURSE ARE PLAYING A FULL PART IN THE VARIOUS AGENCIES AND CONTACTS I’VE DESCRIBED, TO DISCUSS AND PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT IN 1997.

QUESTION: AS WE KNOW, THE BASIC LAW IS DUE TO BE PROMULGATED IN 199O’S AND WILL SHAPE OUR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. SO WILL THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT DIMINISH IN THE RUN-UP TO 1997 AND WHAT WILL BE THE MAJOR TASK OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT BY THEN?

SIR GEOFFREY: WELL, YOU’RE QUITE RIGHT THAT THE PROCESS THAT IS TAKING PLACE BETWEEN NOW AND 1997, FOLLOWING ON THE AGREEMENT CONTAINED IN THE JOINT DECLARATION, DOES INCLUDE THE VERY IMPORTANT WORK OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE. IT INCLUDES THE CONTINUING WORK OF THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP UP TO 1997 AND THEREAFTER TO THE YEAR 2000. IT INCLUDES THE CONTINUED RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT FOR ADMINISTRATION IN HONG KONG UNTIL 1997. WE SHALL BE CONTINUING TO PLAY OUR FULL PART AND DISCHARGE OUR FULL RESPONSIBILITY IN ALL THOSE WAYS.

QUESTION: I’D LIKE TO COME BACK TO THE QUESTION ASKED ABOUT DIRECT ELECTIONS. YOU ANSWERED BY SAYING YOU WEREN’T PREPARED TO COMMENT ON ANY ARTICLES APPEARING IN THE PRESS. THE QUESTIONER ASKED IF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAD MADE IT CLEAR TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT THAT THEY DIDN’T WANT DIRECT ELECTIONS IN HONG KONG. SHE ASKED IF THAT WAS MADE CLEAR TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT BY ANY MEANS. CAN YOU ANSWER THAT QUESTION PLEASE?

SIR GEOFFREY: AGAIN, IT’S FOR THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THEIR OWN POSITION CLEAR. WE HAVE MADE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR - IT WAS REAFFIRMED IN LONDON - THE COMMITMENT OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO THE 1987 REVIEW. WE’VE CONFIRMED THAT FULL ACCOUNT WOULD BE TAKEN OF THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHEN DRAWING CONCLUSIONS FROM THAT REVIEW AND WE SHALL HAVE TO

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AWAIT THE OUTCOME BEFORE ONE TAKES THE MATTER ANY FURTHER. BUT I COME BACK, IF I MAY, TO THE LUCID AND IMPORTANT WAY IN WHICH THE GOVERNOR EXPRESSED THE RIGHT APPROACH TO THIS. BOTH HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ALIVE AT ALL TIMES TO THE CONCERNS AND VIEWS OF THE OTHER AS WELL AS TO THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, AND THAT IS THE WAY IN WHICH IT WILL BE APPROACHED.

QUESTION: THE QUESTION WAS, HAS THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT MADE IT CLEAR TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT THAT THEY DISAPPROVE OF DIRECT ELECTIONS.

SIR GEOFFREY: IT’S NOT FOR ME TO COMMENT ON THE VIEWS OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND IT WOULD NOT BE RIGHT TO DRAW THE CONCLUSION IMPLIED IN YOUR QUESTION.

REPORTER: (QUESTION UNCLEAR)

SIR GEOFFREY: I’VE SAID IT WOULD NOT BE RIGHT FOR ANYONE TO DRAW THE CONCLUSIONS IMPLIED IN THE QUESTION. WE SHALL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE THE OUTCOME OF THE REVIEW AND THE DECISIONS TAKEN AT THAT TIME IN LIGHT OF THE PRINCIPLES I’VE ENUNCIATED.

QUESTION: THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT CAN VETO DIRECT ELECTIONS THROUGH THE BASIC LAW. HAS THE UK GOVERNMENT GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO VETO DIRECT ELECTIONS EVEN THOUGH THE HONG KONG PEOPLE MAY SAY THEY WANT THEM?

SIR GEOFFREY: THERE ARE TWO PROCESSES TAKING PLACE CURRENTLY -ONE THE CONDUCT OF THE 1987 REVIEW, THE OTHER THE PREPARATION WITHIN THE AMBIT OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE OF THE BASIC LAW. THAT INCIDENTALLY, OF COURSE IS CONCERNED WITH A RATHER LONGER TIME SCALE BECAUSE THE BASIC LAW COMES INTO EFFECT IN 1997. IN BOTH THOSE PROCESSES, AS I’VE SAID SEVERAL TIMES, IT IS OBVIOUSLY RIGHT AND SENSIBLE FOR HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO BE ALIVE TO THE CONCERNS AND VIEWS OF EACH OTHER! EQUALLY SENSIBLE FOR THEM TO BE ALIVE TO THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

QUESTION: BUT HAVE YOU GOT THE POWER OF VETO.

SIR GEOFFREY: IT’S NOT A MATTER WHERE A POWER OF VETO ARISES. THE PREPARATION OF THE BASIC LAW HAS ALWAYS BEEN FORESEEN AS A MATTER FOR THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON THE BASIS OF AND IN THE LIGHT OF THE JOINT DECLARATION AND OBVIOUSLY WE ARE CONCERNED, AS ARE THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, THAT THE PREPARATION OF THE BASIC LAW SHOULD BE ALONG THE LINES FORESHADOWED BY THE JOINT DECLARATION.

QUESTION: FROM THE MEETINGS OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE IN THE LAST YEAR, THE HONG KONG PEOPLE HAVE LEARNED THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO INTERPRET AND TO AMEND THE BASIC LAW AND THE RIGHT TO APPOINT THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE WHO WILL IN TURN NOMINATE PRINCIPAL OFFICIALS, AND

/THE HONG KONG .......

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THE HONG kONG PEOPLE HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT ALTHOUGH THE FINAL COURT OF APPEAL WILL BE SET UP IN HONG KONG THE NPC WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO RE-INTERPRET THE COURT’S RULINGS AND THE RIGHT TO VE" LEGISLATION ENACTED BY THE HONG KONG LEGISLATURE. SO UNDER THESE SITUATIONS DO YOU THINK THE HONG KONG S.A.R. GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE A HIGH DEGREE OF AUTONOMY AS PROMISED IN THE JOINT DECLARATION.

SIR GEOFFREY: THE PRECISE OUTCOME OF THE SHAPING OF THE BASIC LAW IS ONE OF THE MATTERS THAT IS STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE. THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE IS SEEKING TO ACHIEVE CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE JOINT DECLARATION, PRECISELY TO ACHIEVE, FOR EXAMPLE, A HIGH DEGREE OF AUTONOMY AS SET OUT IN THE JOINT DECLARATION, PRECISELY TO ACHIEVE THE POSITION PRESCRIBED FOR THE COURTS OF THE HONG KONG S.A.R. IN THAT JOINT DECLARATION. I THINK THAT IN LIGHT OF THE WAY IN WHICH WORK HAS PROCEEDED SO FAR BETWEEN THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ONE SHOULD HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT THE OBJECTIVES OF THE JOINT DECLARATION WILL BE FULFILLED. PEOPLE DO ATTACH VERY GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THAT.

QUESTION: ARE YOU NOT ALARMED AT THE WAY THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT SEEMS TO BE GRABBING BACK ALL THESE THINGS THAT WE THOUGHT THEY HAD PROMISED US IN THE JOINT DECLARATION.

SIR GEOFFREY: I DON’T THINK THAT THAT SENSE OF ALARM IS AS WIDELY SHARED, BY ANY MEANS, AS YOUR QUESTION IMPLIES. I THINK THAT IF ONE LOOKS AT THE SPECIFIC AREAS TO WHICH I’VE REFERRED FOR EXAMPLE -- THE AREAS IN WHICH AGREEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN REACHED, WHETHER ON THE POSITION UNDER THE GATT, OR IN RELATION TO AIR SERVICE AGREEMENTS AND THE OTHER TOPICS WHICH HAVE BEEN UNDER DISCUSSION IN THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP — I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE SOME ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE WAY IN WHICH THE WORK IS GOING AHEAD. OF COURSE I UNDERSTAND ANXIETY, ONE UNDERSTANDS CONCERN, BECAUSE WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN FULFILMENT OF THE JOINT DECLARATION IS SOMETHING WITHOUT PRECEDENT IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. BUT THE FACT THAT THE TWO GOVERNMENTS CONCERNED HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT AS FAR REACHING AND AS FUNDAMENTAL AND AS COMPREHENSIVE AS THE JOINT DECLARATION, THE FACT THAT DURING THE TIME THAT HAS PASSED SINCE IT WAS SIGNED IN DECEMBER 1984 SO MUCH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN IMPLEMENTING IT, IS SOMETHING FROM WHICH I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE ENCOURAGEMENT RATHER THAN ALARM. IT’S RIGHT TO REMAIN WATCHFUL AND CONCERNED, OF COURSE, BUT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT NOT TO ALLOW THAT TO GET OUT OF PERSPECTIVE.

QUESTION: IF WE DO TAKE ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE WORK THAT’S BEEN DONE AND IF WE DO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE JOINT DECLARATION, IN AN IDEAL SITUATION HOW MUCH IN THE WAY OF OPERATING DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THERE BE IN HONG KONG, SAY IN 1994, 1995.

/SIR GEOFFREY: ........

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SIR GEOFFREY: WELL, IT’S NOT FOR ME TO SPECULATE ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF THE REVIEW WHICH IS ADDRESSING ITSELF IN PART TO THAT QUESTION IN 1987, NOR IS IT FOR ME TO AMPLIFY OR SPECULATE ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE JOINT DECLARATION. THAT MAKES PROVISION COR ELECTION AS PRESCRIBED IN THE JOINT DECLARATION AND IT MAKES PROVISION FOR A HIGH DEGREE OF AUTONOMY ON THE PART OF.THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND I THINK THOSE ARE THE OBJECTIVES ON WHICH AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AND I WOULD WISH TO SEE FULFILMENT OF THOSE OBJECTIVES.

QUESTION: CAN YOU BE ANY MORE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT KIND OF OPERATING DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS APART FROM ELECTIONS.

SIR GEOFFREY: NO, IT WOULD BE QUITE WRONG FOR ME TO ANTICIPATE OR AMPLIFY OR FILL OUT THE MEANING OF THOSE WORDS ON WHICH THERE WAS AGREEMENT AND WITHIN WHICH DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE TAKING PLACE BETWEEN NOW AND 1997. HERE WE ARE, 1997 IS AS DEFINED IN THE JOINT DECLARATION. AN IMPORTANT EVENT BETWEEN NOW AND THEN WILL BE THE OUTCOME OF THE 1987 REVIEW AND WE MUST AWAIT THE OUTCOME OF THAT.

QUESTION: I WOULD LIKE TO STRESS THAT GATT MATTERS AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG ARE SEPARATE MATTERS. CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO US WHY YOU ARE SO CONFIDENT THAT THE REFORM AND THE BASIC LAW MUST BE ABLE TO CONVERGE. AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN THE PUBLIC FEELINGS HERE OVERWHELMINGLY (UNCLEAR) FOR DIRECT ELECTIONS WHILE THE BASIC LAW RECOMMENDS NOT.

SIR GEOFFREY: THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ASSUMPTIONS THERE WHICH ONE CAN’T MAKE AT THIS STAGE OR PERHAPS AT ALL. YOU OFFER THE PROPOSITION THAT PUBLIC OPINION HERE OVERWHELMINGLY ASKS FOR THIS OR THAT.

QUESTION: THE QUESTION IS CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO US WHY ARE YOU SO CONFIDENT THAT THE TWO MUST BE ABLE TO CONVERGE.

SIR GEOFFREY: WHY I’M CONFIDENT THAT THE COVERGENCE IS IMPORTANT IS SURELY SELF EVIDENT. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THERE SHOULD BE THE CLOSEST POSSIBLE UNDERSTANDING OF VIEWS, THE CLOSEST POSSIBLE TAKING ACCOUNT OF VIEWS IN THE DRAFTING OF THE BASIC LAW AND IN THE OTHER POINTS OF CONTACT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE SMOOTH TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT THAT IS NECESSARY. I THINK THAT THE EXTENT TO WHICH THAT HAS PROVED POSSIBLE SO FAR GIVES ONE SOME ENCOURAGEMENT. I THINK THAT WE SHOULD ALL HAVE TO GO ON WORKING AT IT CONTINUOUSLY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INITIAL STEPS IN IMPLEMENTING THE JOINT DECLARATION ARE FULFILLED RIGHT THE WAY THROUGH. I BELIEVE THAT IF WE GO ON WITH THE SAME KIND OF APPROACH THAT HAS BEEN MANIFESTED SO FAR THEN THERE ARE GOOD GROUNDS FOR BELIEVING THAT WE SHALL ACHIEVE THE SMOOTH TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT THAT IS NECESSARY.

QUESTION: AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR, THERE WILL BE A REPORT ON THE REVIEW OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM AND THE GREEN PAPER WILL BE ISSUED AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR. DOES IT MEAN THAT THAT WOULD ENSURE A SORT OF CONVERGENCE AND ALSO IF THE REPORT DOES NOT AGREE WITH DIRECT ELECTIONS HOW ARE WE GOING SOLVE THE PROBLEM IN HONG KONG, HOW ARE WE GOING TO ENSURE CONVERGENCE IN HONG KONG.

/MR GEOFFREY: .........

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Sr JOFFREY: I HAVE TO TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS.

KEEP ON SAYING THE SAME THINGS IN RELATION A GREEN PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A WHITE PAPER THOSE ARE TWO STAGES IN THE COURSE OF

YEAR.

FI’ST HALF OF NEXT

AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR.

WHI~H ACCOUNT WILL BE TAKEN OF THE VIEWS BEING EXPRESSED WITHIN HONG KONG. WE CAN’T YET ANTICIPATE WHAT THE OUTCOME OF THOSE VIEWC IS GOING TO BE. ITS MANIFEST AT THE MOMENT THAT THERE’S A VIDE VARIETY OF OPINION AND THERE MAY OR MAY NOT BE A COMING TOGETHER OF OPINIONS IN ONE DIRECTION OR ANOTHER. THERE MAY REMAIN A WIDE VARIETY OF OPINIONS. ONE CAN’T ANTICIPATE WHAT THE OUTCOME WILL Bp WHAT IS EQUALLY CLEAR IS THAT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THAT PROCESS WITH ALL THE OTHER PROCESSES WHICH ARE TAKING PLACE, TO BE HANDLED IN A FASHION THAT WILL HELP US TO ACHIEVE A SMOOTH TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT IN 1997. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE ABOUT, IN 1997, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ABOUT. THE WORD CONVERGENCE IS ONE WAY OF DESCRIBING THAT PROCESS 5 THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER WAYS OF DESCRIBING IT. THE IMPORTANT THING TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT DIVERGENCE, INCREASING DIFFERENCES OF VIEW, WOULD NOT BE HELPFUL TO THE SMOOTH TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT. THAT’S WHY IT ■S SO IMPORTANT, AS THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID, FOR HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AT ALL TIMES TO BE ALIVE TO THE CONCERNS AND THE VIEWS OF THE OTHER AS WELL AS TO THt VIEWS cxprfsSEH BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG. THAT COMES BACK TO THE

SAME FRAMEWORK OF APPROACH.

QUESTION: I WANT TO RAISE MY QUESTION IN ENGLISH, SORRY IN CHINESE. SIR GEOFFREY, CAN YOU SAY MORE DEFINITELY HOW IS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT GOING TO ASSESS THE PUBLIC OPINION IN HONG KONG, AND IF THERE ARE DIVERGENT VIEWPOINTS, HOW ARE WE GOING TO FIND THE MUTUAL POINT? SECONDLY, IN MAKING DECISIONS, WILL HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT BE INFLUENCED BY THE VIEWPOINT EXPRESSED BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT?

SIR GEOFFREY: I THINK THAT WE HAVE REACHED THE POINT WHEN IT IS HOT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANYTHING FRESH TO WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ALREADY. THE EXPRESSIONS OF OPINION BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WILL BE MADE AND REFLECTED, AS I HAVE DESCRIBED, THROUGH THE PRESS, THROUGH THE MEMBERS OF EXCO, THROUGH MEMBERS OF LEGCO. THEY WILL BE ASSESSED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AT THE END ... IN THE TWO STAGES I’VE DESCRIBED — THE GREEN PAPER AND THEN THE WHITE PAPER. IN THAT AS IN OTHER RESPECTS, HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ALIVE TO THE CONCERNS AND VIEWS OF THE OTHER -- IT WOULD BE QUITE FOOLISH IF WE WERE NOT -- BUT ALSO TO THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

QUESTION: SIR GEOFFREY, ACCORDING TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING ABOUT HONG KONG, DO YOU THINK HONG KONG IS SUITABLE TO HAVE DIRECT ELECTION?

SIR GEOFFREY: I DIDN’T GET THE QUESTION I’M AFRAID.

QUESTION: YES.........

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QUESTION: YES, I WILL REPEAT ITACCORDING TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING ABOUT HONG KONG, DO YOU THINK THAT IT IS SUITABLE FOR HONG KONG TO HAVE DIRECT ELECTION?

c|R GEOFFREY: WELL, THAT IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WHICH IS UNDER CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW. AND I’M NOT GOING AT THIS STAGE TO INJECT MY OPINION INTO THE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHICH SUCH WIDELY DIFFERING VIEWS ARE HELD IN HONG KONG.

QUESTION: I LIKE TO ASK IN CHINESE. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK

ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID JUST NOW, AND THAT IS THERE ARE DIVERGENT VIEWS ON DIRECT ELECTIONS IN HONG KONG AND YOU HEAR ALL THESE VIEWS. WOULD YOU THEN TAKF THE MAJORITY VIEW OR WOULD YOU ONLY ADOPT THE IMPORTANT VIE”

SIR GEOFFREY: I DON’T THINK ANYONE CAN BEGIN TO OFFER OPINIONS AS TO WHICH VIEW IS IMPORTANT WHOSE VIEW IS IMPORTANT. I THINK ONE HAS TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF ALL THE VIEWS. WHAT IS CLEAR AT THE MOMENT IS THAT THERE IS A WIDE DIVERSITY OF OPINION. IT IS NOT CLFAR I THINK, HOW OPINION WILL MOVE AS THAT DEBATE CONTINUES IN THE MONTHS AHEAD. IT WJ'JLD BE INFLUENCED BY MANY FACTORS, AND IT IS NOT FOR ME NOW TO SAY HOW THE OUTCOME WILL BE DETERMINED. THAT IS FOR THOSE CONDUCTING THE REVIEW.

DIS: I THINK WE HAVE TO COME TO THE LAST THREE QUESTIONS BECAUSE SIR GEOFFREY HAS A FLIGHT TO CATCH.

QUESTION: SIR GEOFFREY, I WOULD LIKE TO RAISE MY QUESTION IN CHINESE. SIR GEOFFREY, NOW THAT HONG KONG IS IN THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, AND THERE IS THE DAYA BAY INCIDENT, HOW CAN YOU ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THIS INCIDENT ON HONG KONG? DO YOU THINK THIS INCIDENT IS A BLOW TO PUBLIC OPINION IN HONG KONG? AND THE SECOND QUESTION IS, DO YOU THINK THIS INCIDENT WOULD AFFECT THE BRITISH OR THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT’S STAND ON THE PACE IN INTRODUCING DIRECT ELECTION BECAUSE MANY LEGCO COUNCILLORS THINK THAT LEGCO WAS UNABLE TO REFLECT PUBLIC OPINION AND THEY THEREFORE ASKED THAT THERE SHOULD BE DIRECT ELECTION IN HONG KONG. BUT OTHERS SAY THAT THE INDIRECTLY ELECTED LEGCO MEMBERS HAD SAID TOO MUCH AND THERE SHOULD BE A SLOWER PACE AS FAR AS DIRECT ELECTION IS CONCERNED. WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON THIS ISSUE?

SIR GEOFFREY: ON THE LAST QUESTION, AGAIN IT’S NOT FOR ME TO EXPRESS MY VIEW. YOU VERY INTERESTINGLY SUMMARISED THE TWO VIEWS THAT ARE EXPRESSED IN HONG KONG - SOME PEOPLE SAYING THAT TH? PARTICULAR LESSONS WHICH MAY OR ‘MY NOT BE DRAWN FROM THE DAYA BAY PROJFCT POINT IN THE DIRECTION OF MOVING MORE AND MORE QUICKLY IN THE DIRECTION OF DIRECT ELECTION AND OTHER PEOPLE SAYING EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE. THAT MERELY UNDERLINES THE POINT THAT I’VE BEEN MAKING, THAT THERE IS A TODAY DIVERGENCE OF VIEWS ABOUT IT. I THINK THAT THE HANDLING OF THE DAYA RAY PROJECT ITSELF DOES DEMONSTRATE THF EXTENT TO WHICH NOT ONLY THE HONGKONG GOVERNMENT 3tjT MEMBERS OF BOTH EXCO AND LEGCO HAVE TAKEN VERY SERIOUS NOTICE

/OF THE .......


'HE CONCERN EXPRESSED IN HONG KONG ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY ASPECTS Oc THE DAYA BAY PROJECT. IT’S QUITE RIGHT THAT TH0Sp CONCERNS SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AND EXPRESSED VERY pi Al ' LY THEY WERE EXPRESSED VERY PLAINLY TO US IN LONDON BY ■.’CMqFas OF EXCO WHEN THEY CAME THERE. AND THE PRIME MINISTER WAS ABLE TO ASSURE MEMBERS OF EXCO THAT WE WERE FULLY 'AWARE OF OUR RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE WELFARE AND WELLBEING OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, THAT WE HAVE EXPRESSED OUR CONCERN TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION AND THAT WE WERE CONFIDENT, IN LIGHT OF THOSE REPRESENTATIONS, THAT EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, AND MANAGEMENT OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SAFETY STANDARDS. SO I THINK THE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM THE HANDLING OF DAYA BAY, ARE THAT THE EXISTING MACHINERY HAS BEEN FULLY AND RIGHTLY USED TO EXPRESS AND TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE CONCERNS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ON THAT SUBJECT.

QUESTION: SIR GEOFFREY, I DON’T THINK YOU HAVE ANSWERED MY QUESTION CONCERNING WHETHER YOU THINK THAT THIS INCIDENT IS A SETBACK ON THE EXPRESSION OF PUBLIC OPINION IN HONG KONG. AND { HAD ALSO SUMMARISED THE DIVERGENT VIEWS ON DIRECT ELECTIONS. IN CONSIDERING ELECTION, AND IN CONDUCTING THE REVIEW IN 1^*87 WOULD YOU ALSO CONSIDER THE EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE GAINED FROM THE DAYA BAY INCIDENT?

SIR GEOFFREY: WELL I THINK I’VE ANSWERED THAT QUESTION.

QUESTION: SIR GEOFFREY, VERY SORRY TO STAND Ur FOR A THIRD TIME. BUT I FIND THE EXPRESSION +TAKING OUR OPINION INTO CONSIDERATION* RATHER ALARMING. I CAN HARDLY IMAGINE that THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WILL NOT TAKE OUR VIEWS INTO CONSIDERATION, BUT MERELY TAKING A VIEW INTO CONSIDERATION MAY MEAN - AND I’M ASKING YOU, CHECKING YOUR OPINION - WHETHER । RIGHT TO SAY THAT EVEN IF THERE IS CLEAR PUBLIC OPINION IN HONG KONG FOR DIRECT ELECTION IN 1988, WE MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAVE DIRECT ELECTION IM 1983 IF PEKING OBJECTS.

SIR GEOFFREY: I THINK THAT THE ANSWER TO THAT IS TO BE FOUND -IF | MERELY RE-READ TO YOU AGAIN THE SENTENCE SUMMING UP THE MEETING IN -ONDON BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTER AND OTHERS AND EXCO LAST MONTH: +THE PRIME MINISTER REAFFIRMED THE BRITIS-GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO THE 1987 REVIEW AND CONFIRMED THAT -ULL ACCOUNT WILL 3E TAKEN OF THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHEN DRAWING CONCLUSIONS FROM THE REVIEW.* THAT’S WHAT HAS BEEN STATED ON THE RECORD BY THE GOVERNMENT, AND THAT REMAINS THE POSITION.

QUESTION: SINCE YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO ANSWER WHETHER YOU 'HI’K DIRECT ELECTIONS IS SUITABLE FOR HONG KONG, WOULD YOU ANSWER A VERY GENERAL QUESTION AS TO WHETHER YOU Tn| "HAT DIRECT ELECTIONS WILL LEAD TO -;"TY POLITICS AN? C YOU THINK PARTY POLITICS IS nETRIME •'AL TO HONG KONG?

/; is JOFFREY: .....

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SIR GEOFFREY: AGAIN, THAT’S ONE OF THE FEATURES THAT WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT NO DOUBT BY THOSE MAKING REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THIS QUESTION AND REACHING CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THEM. I KNOW THAT THE VIEW HAS BEEN EXPRESSED THAT IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR HONG KONG TO MOVE TO A SYSTEM BASED UPON PARTISAN POLITICS OF THE TRADITIONAL KIND. AMD I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY THAT VIEW IS EXPRESSED. AND THAT’S CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FEATURES TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

QUESTION: YOU JUST MENTIONED THAT THE CHINESE AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENTS WILL, THROUGH THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP, EXCHANGE VIEWS TO ENSURE CONVERGENCE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM. CAN YOU QUOTE CASES TO ILLUSTRATE THAT YOU EXCHANGED VIEWS ON VARIOUS ISSUES? AND ON WHAT ISSUES? AND SECONDLY HAS THERE BEEN DIVERGENCE OF VIEWS ON BOTH PARTIES AND WHAT IS THE DIVERGENCE ACTUALLY?

*|R GEOFFREY: I’M NOT QUITE SURE I FOLLOW THE QUESTION. I THINK THAT THE TOPICS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED ARE ILLUSTRATED BY SOME OF THE OUTCOMES TO WHICH I HAVE REFERRED. I COULDN’T BEGIN TO GIVE YOU AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL THE MATTERS THAT HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED. BUT THE FACT THAT AGREEMENTS HAVE BEEN REACHED, FOR EXAMPLE ON THE HANDLING OF AIR SERVICES AGREEMENTS, FOR EXAMPLE ON THE FUTURE POSITION OF HONG KONG IN GATT, SHOWS THE WAY IN WHICH AGREEMENTS CAN BE REACHED. AND ON SOME OF THOSE ISSUES THE STARTING POSITIONS WERE INITIALLY DIVERGENT, SO IT SHOWS THAT IT IS POSSIBLE..... SORRY? AH, THAT’S NOT BEEN A TOPIC UNDER DISCUSSION IN

THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP, AS FAR AS I UNDERSTAND IT, NO.

QUESTION: FROM WHAT WE’VE SEEN SO FAR OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING, IT APPEARS THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS WHITTLING AWAY THE PROMISE OF A HIGH DEGREE OF AUTONOMY CONTAINED IN THE JOINT DECLARATION. IS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT PREPARED TO JEOPARDISE ITS GOOD RELATIONS WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO INSIST THAT ON THE LETTER AND SPIRIT OF THE JOINT DECLARATION BEING FULLY ENFORCED.

SIR GEOFFREY: I THINK THAT IT’S MUCH TOO EARLY YET TO JUDGE THE OUTCOME OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING PROCESS, WHICH IS STILL AT AN EARLY STAGE. I SAID IN MY STATEMENT THAT WE COULD TAKE SOME ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE SERIOUS WAY IN WHICH IT IS BEING HANDLED BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND ON THE WAY IN WHICH PROVISION HAS BEEN MADE FOR AN INPUT FROM THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG. CERTAINLY HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT DOES ATTACH IMPORTANCE TO THE TERMS OF THE JOINT DECLARATION BEING FULLY AND FAITHFULLY IMPLEMENTED AND THE PREPARATION OF THE BASIC LAW IS ONE OF THE WAYS IN WHICH IMPLEMENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE, AND WE SHALL CERTAINLY BE TAKING A CONSISTENT, CLOSE INTEREST, IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE OUTCOME THAT WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE JOINT DECLARATION.

IT’S A MATTER THAT WE REGARD AS VERY IMPORTANT.

QUESTION: CAN YOU SAY '''HAT YOU MEAN BY +ATTACH IMPORTANCE TO+. HOW MUCH IMPORTANCE?

/LIR GiXJFFRSY:

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SIR GEOFFREY: IF A J.'i :T DECLARATION HAS SEEN MADE SETTING OUT THE TEPMS ON -.HIGH THE T VO PARTIES TO THE JOINT DECU.RAT I . ARE AGREED, THEN IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE TERMS OF THAT JOINT DECLARATION SHOULD BE FULFILLED. AND THERE ARE VARIOUS .'AYS IN WHICH THAT FULFILMENT COMES ABOUT. tu- DRAFTING OF THE BASIC LAW IS ONE, THAT IS AN IMPORTANT WAY.

QUESTION: HOW DOES THE FOREIGN OFFICE PLAN TO LIMIT THE DAMAGE DOME TO ANGLO-SAUDI RELATIONS BY SIR JAMES CRAIG’S 'UNCLEAR) INFELICITOUS REMARKS PUBLISHED IN SCOTLAND YESTERDAY, NOT IN ENGLAND BECAUSE OF COURSE THE INJUNCTION THE FOREIGN OFFICE TOOK OUT AGAINST THESE REMARKS BEING PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND AND IN PARTICULAR THE POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO THE VISIT 3Y THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS Oc WALES TO SAUDI ARABIA NEXT MONTH.

SIR GEOFFREY: AS I SAID I THINK IN ANSWER TO A VERY SIMILAR QUESTION IN BOURNEMOUTH ON FRIDAY, IT IS IMPORTANT tq UNDERSTAND THAT VIEWS CONTAINED IN A DOCUMENT OF THE KIND IN QUESTION ARE THE VIEWS 'F THE AUTHOR OF THAT DOCUMENT AND NOT OF HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT. IT IS IMPORTANT ALSO TO UNDERSTAND THE STRENGTH ON WHICH GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND SAUDI ARABIA HAVE BEEN BUILT, AND NOT TO COME TO ANY UNDULY PESSIMISTIC CONCLUSIONS AS TO THE IMPACT ON THOSE LONGSTANDING GOOD RELATIONS OF THE PUBLICATION IN THE WAY YOU DESCRIBED OF A DOCUMENT OF THIS KIND. WE DO ATTACH IMPORTANCE TO THOSE RELATIONS’ SO DO THE GOVERNMENT OF SAUDI ARABIA. AND I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO SAY THAN THAT.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1986

ROYAL GARDEN PARTY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

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THERE WILL BE A GLITTERING OCCASION AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE ON THE AFTERNOON OF OCTOBER 22 WHEN THE QUEEN ATTENDS A RECEPTION FOR 600 PEOPLE.

HER MAJESTY WILL CHAT TO SOME OF THE GUESTS GATHERED ON THE LAWN. THEY WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY INCLUDING COMMONWEALTH COMMISSIONS, CONSULAR OFFICES, CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND NEWS MEDIA EXECUTIVES.

MEANWHILE, PRINCE PHILIP WILL BE VISITING THE NEWLY-COMPLETED DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINING CAMP AT LAM TSUEN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

HE WILL BE GREETED ON ARRIVAL BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WHO WILL PRESENT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD COUNCIL, MR J.P. LEE, AND THE GROUP CHAIRMAN OF THE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE, MR PATRICK WU.

PRINCE PHILIP WILL UNVEIL A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE AND WILL MINGLE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE USING THE PHYSICAL TRAINING FACILITIES IN THE CENTRAL HALL. HE WILL SEE AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE RECREATION ROOM AND LOOK IN ON A TRAINING COURSE UNDERWAY IN THE LECTURE ROOM.

HE WILL ALSO VISIT THE OUTDOOR TRAINING AREA BEFORE LEAVING BY HELICOPTER FOR HMS TAMAR.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

YAU MA TEI aREA TO BE REDEVELOPED .......................... 1

PRESS CONFERENCE ON SHIPPING REGISTER ...................... 2

AWARD SCHEME PROMOTES WORKER SAFETY ........................ 2b_

SEMINaRS CW CHILD BEHAVIOUR FOR MONG KOK PARENTS ........... 3

SAI KUNG FEATURED IN TV PROGRAMME...........................

CIVIC EDUCATION INDEX CONTRIBUTION SOUGHT .................. 5

TREATMENT WORKS CONTRACT LET ............................... 5

ENVIRONMENT. iL EDUCATION SEMIN.vRS IN NOVEMBER............. 6

aIB-CONDITIONING CONTRACT awarded .......................... 6

to kwa wan water cut ....................................... 6

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1986

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YAU MA TEI AREA TO BE REDEVELOPED * * * * *

GOVERNMENT HAS WRITTEN TO TENANTS OF A REDEVELOPMENT CLEARANCE IN YAU MA

AFFECTED BY THE FIRST PHASE TEI OFFERING THEM ASSISTANCE.

THE LETTER FROM THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT STATES THAT GOVERNMENT IS PREPARED TO OFFER ASSISTANCE +TOWARDS YOUR REMOVAL ON AN EX-GRATIA BASIS+.

THE LETTER ALSO OUTLINES RE-HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE.

THE LETTERS FOLLOW THE SERVING OF NOTICES TO VACATE TO ABOUT 300 TENANTS OF THE SIX STREETS REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME ON SEPTEMBER 1.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE HOUSING SOCIETY HAD ADVISED THAT ELIGIBLE TENANTS WHO DID NOT OWN OR HAVE AN INTEREST IN OTHER DOMESTIC PROPERTY WOULD BE OFFERED REHOUSING EITHER IN HOUSING SOCIETY ESTATES IN THE URBAN AREA OR SELECTED HOUSING AUTHORITY ESTATES.

THOSE ELIGIBLE WOULD ALSO BE GIVEN THE OPTION TO BUY AT A DISCOUNT A FLAT IN THE SIX STREETS REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME OR IN ANOTHER HOUSING SOCIETY URBAN IMPROVEMENT SCHEME DEVELOPMENT.

RESIDENTS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PERMANENT HOUSING WOULD BE OFFERED ACCOMMODATION IN HOUSING AUTHORITY TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS.

HE SAID THE HOUSING SOCIETY HAD ALSO ADVISED THAT TENANTS AFFECTED BY PHASE I OF THE CLEARANCE HAD ALREADY BEEN INTERVIEWED ABOUT REHOUSING ARRANGEMENTS AND SOME HAD ALREADY ACCEPTED REHOUSING.

NON-STATUTORY EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES WOULD BE OFFERED TO AFFECTED TENANTS, BASED ON THE USE AND THE AREA OCCUPIED, AT STANDARD RATES APPROVED BY FINANCE COMMITTEE.

MEASURING OF PREMISES WAS BEING UNDERTAKEN BY DEPARTMENT STAFF IN ACCORDANCE WITH A PROGRAMME ADVISED TO TENANTS BY LETTER.

AS REGARDS EX-OWNERS OF THE SIX STREETS, THE HOUSING SOCIETY HAS AGREED THAT THEY SHOULD BE GIVEN PRIORITY IN SELECTING A UNIT IN THE REDEVELOPMENT FOR PURCHASE AT FULL MARKET PRICE.

EX-OWNERS WILL NEED TO REGISTER THEIR INTEREST WITH THE HOUSING SOCIETY BEFORE THE END OF DECEMBER.

ALL EX-OWNERS HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN OFFERED $6 000 PER FLOOR BY GOVERNMENT ON AN EX-GRATIA BASIS.

ABOUT A THIRD HAD ALREADY ACCEPTED AND THE SPOKESMAN SAID OTHERS NOW WISHING TO DO SO SHOULD APPROACH THE DEPARTMENT.

/THE SIX .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1986

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-rlE SIX STREETS REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME, PROPOSED BY THE HONG ONG HOUSING SOCIETY, WILL BE COMPLETED IN 1991 AND PROVIDE 700 RENTAL RESIDENTIAL FLATS, 900 RESIDENTIAL FLATS FOR SALE, A SUPERMARKET, A NURSERY, A KINDERGARTEN, A DAY-CARE CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY, A RESTAURANT AND SHOPPING FACILITIES.

IN ADDITION AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF LANDSCAPED OPEN SPACE AND GARDEN PODIUM IS PLANNED.

THE SCHEME IS INTENDED TO BRING ABOUT A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT TO THE PRESENT LARGELY RUN-DOWN ENVIRONMENT.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON SHIPPING REGISTER

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THF SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, DR ALAN MCLEAN, WILL ANNOUNCE THE PRINCIPLES TO BE ADOPTED FOR THE OPERATION OF THE MODIFIED HONG KONG SHIPPING REGISTER AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

ALSO ON THE PANEL WILL BE THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR PETER CHAN, AND A PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR TONY CLARK.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WILL BE IELD AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF ■tEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL, BEGINNING AT 4 PM.

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AWARD SCHEME PROMOTES WORKER SAFETY

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THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD IS ORGANISING AN AWARD SCHEME TO PROMOTE SAFETY AT WORK.

THE SCHEME, OPEN TO ALL WORKERS AND CONTRACTORS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, WILL OFFER TWO AWARDS — THE SAFETY CAPTIONING AWARD AND THE SAFETY SITE AWARD.

/SINCE BEING .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1J, 1986

SINCE BEING LAUNCHED IN 1983, THE ANNUAL SCHEME HAS ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT RESULTS IN SPREADING THE SAFETY MESSAGE, NOT ONLY TO PEOPLE WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY BUT TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE.

DETAILS OF THIS YEAR’S SCHEME WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 15). IT WILL BE CHAIRED JOINTLY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING PARTY ON THE AWARD SCHEME, MR POON TO-CHUEN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE, MR PETER’NIE, AND THE CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, MR YIP YUK-LUN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION, 182 HENNESSY ROAD, 16TH FLOOR, AT 3 PM ON WEDNESDAY.

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SCMINARS ON CHILD BEHAVIOUR FOR MONG KOK PARENTS

K * K * *

Twn cpminaRB FOR MONG KOK PARENTS WILL BE HELD IN QUEEN ci 17arctm^bCHOOL^ON OCTOBcR 26 (SUNDAY) AND NOVEMBER 9 (SUNDAY) TO » SSd°Ss?mi5|NG OF THF.R CHILDREN’S THINKING AND BEHAVIOUR.

TMF RFMINARS ARE PART OF A YEAR-LONG HEALTHY LIFE CAMPAIGN, AND wIlL FOCUS ON TWO TOPICS: COMMUNICATIONS BETWEE*1 P4fiFNK CHILDREN, AND DISCIPLINE AND TEACHING.

BETWEEN PARENTS AND

rilFRT SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS MR YEUNG pn KWAN AND MR LEE YU—TAI > MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, M?S GRACEE ?AM ; AND A SOCIAL WORKER, MISS CHU YIN-MING.

4.THP TALKS ARE MOST USEFUL FOR PARENTS WHOSE CHILDREN ARE STUDYING BETWEEN PRIMARY FIVE AND FORM TWO,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE SAID.

j-occincNTS ARF WELCOME TO ATTEND IN COUPLES TO SHARE EXPERIENCE AND PROBLEMS IN RAISING CHILDREN IN A MODERN AND COMPLICATED COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

THERE WILL BE A SLIDE SHOW AND PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND >-ACT OUT VARIOUS ROLES IN A FAMILY.

/ADMISSION TO .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1J, 1986

ADMISSION TO THE SEMINARS IS FREE. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO-MONG KOK DISTRICT CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ON 3-913396; CHAN HING SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE ON 3-953107 ; MONG KONG BRANCH OF THE YIN NGA I SOCIETY ON 3-932288: HONG KONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES ON 3-338136; AND YANG MEMORIAL SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE ON 3-887141

THE CAMPAIGN IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, RELIGIOUS BODIES AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO FOSTER A WHOLESOME LIFESTYLE AND A HARMONIOUS FAMILY RELATIONSHIP AMONG

RESIDENTS.

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES HAS BEEN PLANNED IN FOUR STAGES TO HELP COUNTERACT THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF PORNOGRAPHIC PUBLICATIONS ON THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

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SAI KUNG FEATURED IN TV PROGRAMME

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SAI KUNG WILL SOON BE PORTRAYED IN A TWO-HOUR PROGRAMME JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AND TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED.

THE PROGRAMME +GOOD MORNING SAI KUNG+ WILL FEATURE THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS AND CHARACTER I ST ICS OF THE DISTRICT.

A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE LOTUS ROOM OF THE ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

ATTENDING WILL BE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KEVIN H0» ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RAYMOND LI; DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WILLIAM WAN! PRODUCTION MANAGER OF TVB, MR LEE PUI-KUEN ’ AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE +GOOD MORNING HONG KONG+ PROGRAMME, MR JOHNNY WONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1986

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CIVIC EDUCATION INDEX CONTRIBUTION SOUGHT X K K H X

PREPARATORY WORK FOR COMPILING A COMPREHENSIVE CIVIC EDUCATIONRESOURCE INDEX IS IN THE PIPELINE AND THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION RECENTLY ISSUED MORE THAN 700 LETTERS TO VARIOUS REQUESTING THEM TO CONTRIBUTE RELATED INFORMATION.

ORGANISATIONS

OF THE COMMITTEE, MRS RITA FAN, SAID THE OBJECTIVE IN INDEX WAS TO COLLECT INFORMATION FROM VARIOUS__________

CHAIRMAN

COMPILING THE INDEX WAS TO COLLECT INFORMATION rKUrl VAKlUUb ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SO AS TO FACILITATE THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND FURTHER PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

ORGANISATIONS THAT WOULD RECEIVE THE LETTER INCLUDE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, EDUCATIONAL BODIES AND STUDENT UNIONS.

INFORMATION SUCH AS ARTICLES, COMMENTARIES, ILLUSTRATIONS, STATISTICS, REPORTS, PUBLICATIONS, VIDEO TAPES, CASSETTE TAPES AND FILMS THAT MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE IN THE ORGAN I SAT I ON OF ACTIVITIES FOR PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION ARE WELCOMED, MRS FAN SAID.

THE INDEX IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY APRIL 1987 AND WOULD FORM PART OF THE COMMITTEE’S PLAN TO SET UP A +CIVIC EDUCATION INFORMATION CENTRE+ IN THE FUTURE.

INFORMATION ON CIVIC EDUCATION SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY OF TH- COMMITTEE AT THE 13TH FLOOR, WORLD SHIPPING CENTRE, 8 CANTON ROAD B-FORE OCTOBER 20. ALL OTHER ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS ARE WELCOME TO CONTRIBUTE. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-665492.

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TREATMENT WORKS * * *

CONTRACT * *

LET

WORK HAS STARTED ON THE FIRST PHASE OF POINT TREATMENT WORKS NEAR TUEN MUN.

STAGE TWO OF PILLAR

FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AN

INLETTScRE50pK’lNGASTEA?l™,S1SCReeNL&els, AERATED GRIT CHANNELS,

Incillar? structures, associated pipeworks and roadworks.

THESE WILL ENABLE THE PLANT TO COPE WITH THE EXPANDING POPULATION OF TUEN MUN.

WHFN COMPLETED IN TWO YEARS SEWAGE SCREENING AND DE"G^'JTING FACILITIES WLL BE CAPABLE OF SERVING A POPULATION OF 500 000.

THF FIRST STAGE OF THE PROJECT IS ALREADY TREATING SEWAGE FROM THE NEW TOWN AND DISCHARGING THE RESIDUE INTO THE SLA THROUGH A LONG SUBMARINE OUTFALL.

THE PRESENT CONTRACT HAS BEEN AWARDED TO HOI SING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMEN .

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1986

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SEMINARS IN NOVEMBER *****

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL JOINTLY ORGANISE TWO SEMINARS on ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR BIOLOGY TEACHERS ON NOVEMBER 15 AND 22.

THE SEMINARS, ENTAILING DISCUSSIONS AND TOURS OF THE CAI KUNG COUNTRY PARK VISITOR CENTRE, ARE AIMED AT ASSISTING In THE TEACHING OF TOPICS ON CONSERVATION, HONG KONG VEGETATION AND COUNTRY PARK PROGRAMME WHICH ARE WI-THIN THE BIOLOGY CURRICULUM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THE SEMINARS WILL ALSO PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE WHEN ORGANISING SIMILAR VISITS FOR STUDENTS.

SCHOOL HEADS WISHING TO NOMINATE BIOLOGY TEACHERS TO ATTEND SHOULD SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE INSPECTOR, FIELD STUDIES CENTRE, SAI KUNG OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE, TUI MIN HOI, SAI KUNG, NEW TERRITORIES, BY OCTOBER 22.

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AIR-CONDITIONING CONTRACT AWARDED * * * * *

AIR-CONDITIONING AND VENTILATION EQUIPMENT COSTING ABOUT 3500 000 IS BEING INSTALLED IN A SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT MUI WO ON LANTAU ISLAND.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A CONTRACT TO EMPIRE ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED.

THE FOUR-STOREY STATION, DUE TO BE COMPLETED NEXT MARCH, WILL HAVE OFFICES, A FOUR-BAY APPLIANCE ROOM, A COMMON I CAT IONS ROOM, EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT STORE, WORKSHOP, BARRACKS, CANTEEN AND EXERCISE ROOM.

A DRILL YARD WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED.

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TO KWA WAN WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TO KWA WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 16) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY PAU CHUNG STREET, MA HANG CHUNG ROAD, KOWLOON CITY ROAD, MA TAU KOK ROAD, TAM KUNG ROAD AND SAN SHAN ROAD, INCLUDING PAK TAI STREET, SUI LUN STREET AND WANG CHEUNG STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDaY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRINCIPLES FOR HK SHIPPING REGISTER PUBLISHED ............. 1

JACOBS TO SUM UP DaYa BAY DEBATE........................... 2

NEW COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY TO START ................ 2

VOTERS URGED TO SUPPORT KOWLOON CITY BY-ELECTION .......... 4

EXPO CLOSES ON HIGH NOTE...................................

MP' VISITS WELF.lRE FACILITIES ............................ 5

VILLAGE LAYOUT PLJi BEING REPLACED......................... 6

SEMINARS ON LiBORaTORY SAFETY ORGANISED ...................

NO RIGHT TURN IN TSZ V/.J'I SHaN SECTIONS ................. 7

MEET THE  ................................................. 8

Water storage figure....................................... 8

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

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PRINCIPLES FOR HK SHIPPING REGISTER PUBLISHED *****

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) PUBLISHED A STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES TO BE ADOPTED FOR THE OPERATION OF THE MODIFIED HONG KONG REGISTER OF SHIPPING.

THIS FOLLOWS THE PUBLICATION IN MAY LAST YEAR OF A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT AND DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS AT THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP.

THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, DR ALAN MCLEAN, EXPLAINED THAT THE BACKGROUND WAS THAT HONG KONG WAS AT PRESENT A BRITISH PORT OF REGISTRY AND CONSEQUENTLY ITS SHIPPING REGISTER FORMED PART OF THE BRITISH REGISTER.

+CLEARLY THIS WILL CEASE TO BE THE POSITION ON JULY 1. 1997+ HE SAID. +STEPS MUST THEREFORE BE TAKEN TO SEPARATE THE HONG KONG REGISTER FROM THE BRITISH REGISTER WELL BEFORE 1997 SO AS TO ENABLE THERE TO BE A SMOOTH TRANSITION IN 1997.+

DR MCLEAN SAID THAT THE BASIC PRINCIPLES UNDER WHICH THE REGISTER WOULD OPERATE ARE;

* HIGH STANDARDS OF MARINE SAFETY WILL BE MAINTAINED;

* ELIGIBILITY FOR EMPLOYMENT ON SHIPS WILL BE DETERMINED BY REFERENCE TO PROFESSIONAL OR TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS I

* THERE WILL BE A STRONG LINK BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THE SHIPS ON ITS REGISTER BY VIRTUE OF THE FACT THAT CORPORATE OWNERS WILL HAVE TO BE INCORPORATED IN HONG KONG, INDIVIDUAL OWNERS WILL BE ORDINARILY RESIDENT IN HONG KONG AND THE SHIPS MUST BE MANAGED AND CONTROLLED FROM HONG KONG ;

* THE REGISTER WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT UNTIL JUNE 30, 1997 AND THE SAR GOVERNMENT THEREAFTER ;

* EQUIPMENT USED ON BOARD SHIPS REGISTERED IN HONG KONG MUST BE UP TO INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED STANDARDS;

* TO DENOTE THE FACT THAT IT IS ON THE HONG KONG REGISTER THE SHIP WILL FLY TWO FLAGS FROM THE STERN. THESE WILL BE THE APPROPRIATE NATIONAL FLAG (THE RED ENSIGN UP TO JUNE 30, 1997 AND THE PRC FLAG THEREAFTER) AND THE HONG KONG FLAG AS IT MAY BE AT THE TIME;

* THE REGISTER WILL BE SELF-FINANCING; AND

* THERE WILL BE A REVIEW OF HONG KONG’S TRAINING SYSTEM FOR SEAFARERS TO ENSURE THE SYSTEM MATCHES, AT ALL LEVELS, THE REQUIREMENTS OF HONG KONG AND ITS SEAFARERS.

/DH MCLEAN .......

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

DR MCLEAN EMPHASISED THAT THE KEY PRINCIPLES WERE THAT EXISTING HIGH STANDARDS OF SHIP CONSTRUCTION, MANNING AND OPERATION WOULD REMAIN. THESE WOULD BE REINFORCED BY THE FORGING OF NEW AND VERY STRONG LINKS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THE SHIPS ON ITS REGISTER THROUGH THE PRINCIPLE OF MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE SHIP FROM HONG KONG.

DR MCLEAN SAID THAT HAVING ESTABLISHED THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES IT WAS NOW NECESSARY TO TURN THEM INTO DETAILED WORKING ARRANGEMENTS. A SET OF INTERLOCKING WORKING GROUPS INVOLVING GOVERNMENT AND ALL SIDES OF THE INDUSTRY WOULD SHORTLY BE SET UP TO DETERMINE HOW THIS SHOULD BEST BE DONE.

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JACOBS TO SUM UP DAYA BAY DEBATE

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, WILL BE SUMMING UP THE DEBATE ON THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ISSUE FOLLOWING THE MOTION MOVED BY MISS LYDIA DUNN, IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT ON +THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS*.

THE IMMIGRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR FIRST AND SECOND READING AND A STATEMENT WILL BE MADE BY MR JACOBS ON CHANGES TO THE APPROVED ESTIMATES OF EXPENDITURE APPROVED DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986-87-PUBLIC FINANCE ORDINANCES SECTION 8.

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NEW COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY TO START

X X X X X

THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP A TEAM OF ENGINEERS AND TRANSPORT PLANNERS TO CARRY OUT A SECOND COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY TO MAP OUT TRANSPORT NEEDS FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS.

A CONSULTANCY FIRM HAS BEEN ENGAGED TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE TO THE TEAM.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR PETER LEEDS, SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE CONSULTANTS, WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES, THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.

/MR LEEDS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

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MR LEEDS SAID THE AIM OF THE STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE WHAT POLICIES AND INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT FACILITIES WERE REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE AN OPTIMAL BALANCE BETWEEN DEMAND FOR AND SUPPLY OF TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES AND SERVICES UP TO THE YEAR 2001.

THE STUDY IS ESTIMATED TO COST $8.4 MILLION AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN 18 MONTHS.

IT WILL PRODUCE AN IMPROVED PLANNING TOOL FOR FUTURE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PROPOSALS OR TRANSPORT PLANNING OPTIONS.

THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY, WHICH STARTED IN 1973, WAS COMPLETED IN 1976. MOST OF ITS MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS WERE ACCEPTED AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

THE SECOND STUDY WILL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION NEW ROAD AND RAIL NETWORK OPTIONS AND THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED PREVIOUSLY SUCH AS»

* A NEW ROUTE BETWEEN THE NORTHWEST NEW TERRITORIES AND TSUEN WAN;

* A NEW WATERFRONT ROUTE BETWEEN WAN CHAI AND WESTERN 5

* WEST KOWLOON EXPRESSWAY LINKING TSUEN WAN AND WEST KOWLOON;

K ROUTE 7 ALONG THE WESTERN COAST OF HONG KONG ISLAND TO ABERDEEN ;

* FUTURE RAIL EXTENSIONS TO THE NORTHWEST NEW TERRITORIES AND JUNK BAY ;

M EXTENSION OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE TO WESTERN DISTRICT;

* TATE’S CAIRN TUNNEL; AND AN ADDITIONAL ROAD LINK ACROSS THE HARBOUR.

THE STUDY WILL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT RESOURCE LIMITATIONS AND CONSIDER DIFFERENT IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAMMES FOR NEW TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES TO MATCH DIFFERENT RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS,* MR LEEDS SAID.

+IT WILL ALSO EXAMINE THE EFFECTS OF DELAYING CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS TO, OR EXPANSION OF, THE TRANSPORT NETWORK, AND WAYS TO AMELIORATE THE ADVERSE EFFECTS,* HE ADDED.

THE STUDY WILL MAKE USE OF THE DATA ALREADY AVAILABLE FROM MANY RECENT STUDIES. LIMITED SURVEYS WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO PROVIDE DATA ON CURRENT CHANGES IN DEVELOPMENT AND TRAVEL PATTERNS SO THAT THE EXISTING TRANSPORT MODEL WILL BE REVIEWED AND UPDATED.

RECENT ADVANCES IN BOTH COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPORT MODELLING TECHNIQUES WILL ALSO BE INCORPORATED TO ALLOW SPEEDY ACTION IN ANALYSING INFORMATION AND TESTING POLICY OPTIONS.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

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VOTERS URGED TO SUPPORT KOWLOON CITY BY-ELECTION

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KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, TODAY (TUESDAY) APPEALED TO THE 15 700 REGISTERED VOTERS IN HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY OF KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT TO CAST THEIR VOTES IN THE BY-ELECTION ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 16).

+VOTING TAKES ONLY A FEW MINUTES BUT IT IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT ACT AS IT REFLECTS THE SENSE OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND SUPPORT FOR THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD IN ITS WORK FOR THE DISTRICT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT,* HE SAID.

TWH POLLING STATIONS AT THE 01 MAN ESTATE MUSIC HALL AND THE HOLY CARPENTER SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE AT VALLEY ROAD ESTATE WILL OPEN FOR 15 HOURS FROM 7.30 AM TO 10.30 PM FOR THURSDAY’S BY-ELECTION.

+S0 IT WILL GIVE ELECTORS AMPLE TIME TO VOTE ON THEIR WAY TO OR FROM WORK OR WHEN OUT SHOPPING OR DINING AT RESTAURANTS,* MR FONG ADDED.

MEANWHILE, IN A BID TO ENCOURAGE VOTERS TO SUPPORT THE BY-ELECTION, A PUBLICITY BUS BROADCASTING BY-ELECTION MESSAGE AND MUSIC WILL BE TOURING VARIOUS BUSY LOCATIONS IN THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY THROUGHOUT TODAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY BY-ELECTION IS HELD TO FILL A SEAT VACATED FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF AN ELECTED DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER IN AUGUST.

TWO CANDIDATES, MR SO CHOI-HING (42), AN INTERIOR DECORATOR AND MR CHIANG SAI-CHEONG (30), A TEACHER, HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO CONTEST IN THE BY-ELECTION.

EXPO CLOSES ON HIGH NOTE

*****

EXPO ’86 IN VANCOUVER CAME TO A COLOURFUL CLOSE ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 13) WITH THE ORGANISERS ACCLAIMING IT A GREAT SUCCESS.

THE EXHIBITION, WHICH OPENED ON MAY 2, ATTRACTED 22.1 MILLION VISITORS, FAR IN EXCESS OF THE 13.5 MILLION PROJECTED.

HONG KONG’S PAVILION RECORDED 1 357 620 VISITORS, WHICH A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE DESCRIBED AS A VERY GRATIFYING FIGURE THAT FULLY JUSTIFIED THE DECISION TO PARTICIPATE.

/THE CLOSING

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

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THE CLOSING CEREMONY — TELEVISED LIVE THROUGHOUT CANADA — WAS HELD AT THE 60 OOO-SEAT BRITISH COLUMBIA PLACE STADIUM, BY THE FAIRGROUND, AND LASTED ONE HOUR.

EXPO’S COMMISSIONER GENERAL, MR PATRICK REID, PAID TRIBUTE TO THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS FOR THEIR DRIVE, DETERMINATION AND INGENUITY IN MAKING THE EXPOSITION SUCH A MEMORABLE EVENT.

THE 50-STR0NG STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS OF THE HONG KONG PAVILION JOINED THOUSANDS OF OTHERS IN A PARADE THAT LED INTO THE STADIUM.

A HIGHLIGHT OF THE CEREMONY CAME AS THE EXPO THEME SONG, +SOMETHING’S HAPPENING HERE* AND THE SPECIALLY COMPOSED +PEACE ON EARTH+ WERE SUNG.

THE EXPO FLAG WAS LOWERED, AND HANDED OVER TO REPRESENTATIVES FROM BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, WHERE A WORLD EXPO WILL BE HELD IN 1988.

THE LAST WEEK OF EXPO '86 ATTRACTED BIG CROWDS, WITH ATTENDANCE OVER THE LAST FOUR DAYS AVERAGING 250 000.

OFFICIALS NOTED THAT THE TOTAL ATTENDANCE OF 22.1 MILLION EXCEEDED THE 20.3 MILLION RECORDED BY THE TUSKUBA EXPO IN JAPAN LAST YEAR.

AS HONG KONG STAFF BEGAN TO DISMANTLE THEIR PAVILION THE QUESTION OF WHAT TO DO WITH THE 3 000 PIECES OF BAMBOO FORMING THE EXTERIOR SCAFFOLDING WAS READILY SOLVED.

THE POLES WILL BE DONATED TO THE CITY OF KELOWNA IN BRITISH COLUMBIA WHICH IS BUILDING AN ORIENTAL GARDEN BEHIND ITS CITY HALL. THE POLES WILL BE USED FOR RAILINGS AND FOR THE ENTRANCE.

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MP VISITS WELFARE FACILITIES

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A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, MR JAMES COUCHMAN, TODAY (TUESDAY) VISITED A NUMBER OF WELFARE FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS EVELYN DOE, HE FIRST VISITED THE CHOI WAN SHELTERED WORKSHOP TO SEE THE DISABLED ENGAGING IN GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT IN A SHELTERED ENVIRONMENT.

IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING WORK, THE WORKSHOP ALSO ORGANISES OCCASIONAL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR ITS 120 SHELTERED WORKERS TO MAKE THEIR LIVES MORE SATISFYING AND INTERESTING.

/FROM CHOI .......

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

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I ROM CHOI WAN, MR COUCHMAN WENT TO THE SHA KOK CHILDREN’S HOME WHERE RESIDENTIAL CARE SERVICE IS PROVIDED FOR CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN THREE AND EIGHT WHO ARE EITHER ABANDONED, ORPHANED, OR FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER CANNOT BE LOOKED AFTER IN THEIR OWN FAMILIES.

MR COUCHMAN NEXT CALLED ON THE TENANTS LIVING UNDER THE +HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY* SCHEME.

IN SHA TIN

UNDER THE SCHEME THE GOVERNMENT BUYS FLATS IN PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS WITH SURPLUS FUNDS FROM SALES OF GOLD COINS TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR ELDERLY PERSONS WHO ARE ABLE-BODIED AND CAPABLE OF LOOKING AFTER THEMSELVES. THE FLATS IN SHA TIN CAN ACCOMMODATE 474 ELDERLY PEOPLE.

MR COUCHMAN WILL MEET THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

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VILLAGE LAYOUT PLAN BEING REPLACED

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THE NGAU TAU KOK VILLAGE LAYOUT PLAN, APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL IN MARCH 1965, IS BEING REPLACED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID THE LAYOUT COVERED AN AREA OF ABOUT 11.7 HECTARES BOUNDED BY NGAU TAU KOK AND KWUN TONG ROADS, AND HAD BEEN DEVELOPED GENERALLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPROVED PLAN.

+THE APPROVED PLAN WAS, HOWEVER, DRAWN TO A SCALE AND IN A FORMAT DIFFERENT FROM CURRENT OUTLINE ZONING PLANS. IT IS DESIRABLE THEREFORE THAT IT SHOULD BE BROUGHT INTO LINE WITH OTHER OUTLINE ZONING PLANS,* HE SAID.

+THIS WILL ENABLE DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE |_AYOUT AREA TO BE CONTROLLED IN THE SAME WAY AS ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY STATUTORY TOWN PLANS,* HE ADDED.

, ' ™E NEW LAYOUT PLAN FOR THIS AREA WILL BE INCORPORATED

INTO THE KWUN TONG OUTLINE ZONING PLAN WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE GAZETTED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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SEMINARS ON LABORATORY SAFETY ORGANISED *****

TO PROMOTE SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS ORGANISED 10 SEMINARS FOR SCHOOL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS IN NOVEMBER.

LABORATORY SECURITY AND SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE SEMINARS TO BE HELD AT THE SCIENCE TEACHING CENTRE AT 4 PAK FUK ROAD, THIRD FLOOR, NORTH POINT, STARTING NOVEMBER 7.

THE SEMINARS ALSO AIM AT INTRODUCING TO LABORATORY TECHNICIANS THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF LABORATORY MANAGEMENT, WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR DEALING WITH DAY-TO-DAY PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN LABORATORIES.

SCHOOL HEADS WISHING TO NOMINATE TECHNICIANS TO ATTEND THE SEMINARS SHOULD HAND IN APPLICATIONS TO THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (CHEMISTRY), ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, BY OCTOBER 24.

NO RIGHT TURN IN TSZ WAN SHAN SECTIONS

FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), THE RIGHT TURNING MOVEMENT IN TWO ROAD SECTIONS IN TSZ WAN SHAN WILL BE PROHIBITED IN ORDER TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM YUK WAH STREET WESTBOUND ONTO TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD NORTHBOUND, OR FROM TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD SOUTHBOUND ONTO YUK WAH STREET WESTBOUND.

MOTORISTS ON TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD SOUTHBOUND HEADING FOR WAN WAH STREET ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA WAI WAH STREET. MOTORISTS ON YUK WAH STREET EAST OF TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD ARE ADVISED TO USE HONG WAH STREET, WAI WAH STREET AND TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD TO GAIN ACCESS TO TSZ 01 ESTATE AND SHA TIN PASS ESTATE.

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MEET THE MEDIA M K K

THE COMMISSIONER OF RATING AND VALUATION, MR GORDON BLENK INSOP, WILL MEET THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 16) 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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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 68.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 399.331 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 461.650 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 78.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1986

CITY HALL TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR QUEEN’S ARRIVAL *****

ALL FACILITIES WITHIN THE CITY HALL COMPLEX WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE GREATER PART OF THE MORNING OF OCTOBER 21 (TUESDAY) IN CONNECTION WITH THE CEREMONY TO WELCOME THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, AN URBAN COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE FACILITIES TO BE CLOSED UNTIL 11 AM INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL GARDEN, THE HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART, THE PUBLIC LIBRARY, THE VARIOUS EXHIBITION GALLERIES AND FUNCTION ROOMS, THE MARRIAGE REGISTRY AS WELL AS ALL RESTAURANTS, HE SAID.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LEGISLATIVE' COUNCIL MEETING

FS: GOVERNMENT WARMLY SUPPORTS MOTION .................... 1

ACTION PLEDGED ON FACT-FINDING OBSERVATIONS .............. 4

ELECTRICITY COST A KEY FACTOR ............................ 6

DUTY TO HAVE QUESTIONS ANSWERED .......................... 8

HKNIC SHOULD KEEP GOVERNMENT INFORMED .................... 9

CALL FOR INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ......................... 11

CALL TO CLARIFY HKNIC S RELATIONSHIP WITH CONTROL SCHiME 12

OPEN ATTITUDE ON DAYA BAY URGED ......................... 13

MAKE AVAILABLE ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION ................. 15

RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT TARIFF ARRANGE-1ENTS ................ 16

ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF N-POWER QUERIED .................... 17

WORKING GROUP TO PURSUE PROMISES ........................ 18

AD HOC MONITORING A SENSIBLE MOVE........................ 19

PROMOTE PUBLIC EDUCATION ON NUCLEAR POWER CaLL .......... 19

HUMhN FACTOR VITAL IN N-PLANT SAFETY .................... 20

SAFETY THE DETERMINING CONSIDERATION .................... 20

INCLUDE N-POWER TARIFF IN CONTROL SCHQiE ................ 21

BETTER UNDERSTANDING WOULD ALLAY PUBLIC FEAR............. 22

DUTY TO SAFEGUARD PEOPLE'S INTERESTS .................... 23

EARLY ACTION NECESSARY ON SAFETY MEASURES ............... 24

ACCURATE INFORMATION C<J1 ENSURE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE.... 25

ASSURANCES CN OPERATIONAL DETAILS SOUGHT ................ 26

DISCLOSE FULL INFORMATION ON U.YA BAY ................... 26

MORE „DVaNCED COUNTRIES ABANDONING N-PLANTS ............. 28

NEED FOR COMMERCIAL SECRECY QUESTIONED .................. 29

/INFORMATION DISCLOSURE .....

information disclosure A BASIC DJKJ\'D..................... 30

CLOSE CONTACT WITH CHINa SUGGESTED .....................

MORE DaTA CW RaDIaTION REQUIRED ........................

PROMISES MUST BE KEPT ..................................

LEGCO DELEGATIONS HELP ENHANCE SAFETY OF DAYA BAY ......

MISGIVINGS aRISE AFTER CHERNOBYL .......................

STATEMENT BY LYDIa DUNN ................................

STATEMENT BY S. L. CHEN ................................

NO INTENTION TO aBDICaTE MEDICaL RESPONSIBILITY ........

HEAT,TH CARE MUST RffialN GOVT RESPONSIBILITY ..........

FIRST STEP TOWARDS HEaLTHIER STaTE......................

CRUCIaL LINK' MISSING IN CONSULTANTS' REPORT ...........

INCLUDE SUBVERTED HOSPITALS IN NEW STRUCTURE ...........

MISUNDERSTANDING OVER REPORT'S AIMS ....................

CERTAIN ASSURANCES NEEDED FIRST ........................

COMMUNITY HEjiLTH HaS IMPORTANT ROLE ...................

BETTER FACILITIES FOR MEDIC.iL RESEARCH NEEDED..........

ESTABLISHMENT OF IHA RECEIVES SUPPORT ..................

CONSIDER C.J?EFULLY REPORT'S RECOMMENDaTICNS ...........

CALL FOR +INTEGRATED* MEDICaL SERVICES .................

MORE DETAILED STUDIES REQUIRED .........................

SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR SERVICES jJi OBLIGATION ...........

PUBLIC aGalNST CUT IN GOVT ROLE ........................

EJ?LY ACTION NEEDED TO IMPROVE SERVICES ................

BILL BaNS UNLAWFUL TRANSFER OF TRaVEL DOCUMENT .........

$1 169.7 MILLION SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION ...............

CaS PRAISED FOR WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES ....................

KOWLOON CITY BY-ELECTION TOMORROW .........................

WAGE INDEXES FOR JUNE PUBLISHED ...........................

UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS RELEASED ...... VOLUNTARY WORKERS SOUGHT FOR T<J> MUN PROJECT .............

Safety award scheme launched ..............................

TWO KOWLOON BAY SITES OFFERED FOR RENT ....................

BRIEFING ON TAI PO TRAFFIC ................................

DETalLS OF TAVA SCHEME ....................................

LABELS FOR PEaK RESIDENTS, REHEAii&J> CLOSURE .............

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

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FS: GOVERNMENT WARMLY SUPPORTS MOTION * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT WARMLY SUPPORTED THE HON LYDIA DUNN’S MOTION SEEKING FURTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROJECT, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY THE HON PIERS JACOBS, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

WINDING UP DEBATE ON THE MOTION, MR JACOBS EMPHASISED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD AT ALL TIMES BEEN FULLY AWARE OF THE DEEP AND GENUINE CONCERN EXPRESSED IN HONG KONG.

+IT HAS DONE EVERYTHING WITHIN ITS POWER TO CONVEY THIS CONCERN TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND, THROUGH IT, TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. ONE RESULT HAS BEEN THE SIGNIFICANT ASSURANCES ON SAFETY GIVEN BY THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DELEGATION DURING THEIR RECENT VISIT.+ HE SAID.

+FURTHERMORE, CONSIDERATION IS BEING GIVEN TO INVOLVING HONG KONG PEOPLE IN MONITORING THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE DAYA BAY STATION,+ HE ADDED.

MR JACOBS ALSO SAID HE INTENDED TO PRODUCE FOR ISSUE TO MEMBERS A PAPER WHICH WOULD PROVIDE, AS FAR AS THE GOVERNMENT WAS ABLE, THE INFORMATION SOUGHT IN THE MOTION.

MR JACOBS IN HIS SPEECH REFERRED TO THE COMMERCIALLY

SENSITIVE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE LAZARDS’ REPORT COMMISSIONED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND EMPHASISED THAT THE GOVERNMENT COULD NOT RELEASE SUCH INFORMATION.

NOR WOULD IT BE APPROPRIATE TO PUBLISH THE REPORT WHICH, HE STRESSED, REPRESENTED ONLY PART OF THE STORY.

HE ADDED: +THE NEED FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO MAINTAIN COMMERCIAL CONFIDENTIALITY IS, OF COURSE, SELF-EV I DENT.+

THIS RESPECT FOR CONFIDENTIALITY HAD ALLOWED INFORMATION (MUCH OF WHICH WAS NOT AVAILABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS) TO FLOW FREELY BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED, AND THIS FLOW OF INFORMATION HAD IN TURN, PERMITTED ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO BE DISCUSSED FRANKLY.

+THE GENERATION OF POWER REQUIRES MASSIVE INVESTMENT. INEVITABLY, MUCH OF THE CAPITAL IS PROVIDED BY FOREIGN INVESTORS. IF, IN THE FUTURE, COMPANIES OR OTHER INVESTORS WERE TO FEEL THAT THE GOVERNMENT COULD NOT BE RELIED UPON TO SAFEGUARD COMMERCIALLY SENSITIVE INFORMATION, THEN THEY WOULD NOT PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION. AND THEY MIGHT ALSO HESITATE TO INVEST.

+TO ALLOW SUCH A SITUATION TO DEVELOP WOULD HAVE FAR REACHING AND ADVERSE CONSEQUENTIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR HONG KONG AS A WHOLE. WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN.+

/RECALLING THE

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RECALLING THE BACKGROUND TO THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, MR JACOBS SAID THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON NOVEMBER 9, 1983, OF THE GOVERNMENT’S AGREEMENT TO HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT HAD ATTRACTED SOME 20 NEWSPAPER EDITORIALS AND HAD BEEN GENERALLY WELL RECEIVED.

+IT WAS DESCRIBED AS ’TIMELY AND WISE’ BY SOME. OTHERS BELIEVED THE DECISION WOULD BOOST PUBLIC CONFIDENCE AND ENHANCE THE TERRITORY’S STABILITY AND PROSPERITY,+ HE SAID.

HE RECALLED THAT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT HE HAD INDICATED THAT THE PROJECT OFFERED HONG KONG AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEMONSTRATE ITS DESIRE TO CO-OPERATE FULLY WITH CHINA IN ITS FOUR MODERNISATIONS PROGRAMME AND THAT IT ALSO PROVIDED ANOTHER CLEAR INDICATION OF OUR FAITH IN THE FUTURE.

+OVERALL THE PROJECT WAS SEEN AS A POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT WHICH AUGURED WELL FOR HONG KONG’S FUTURE.+

MR JACOBS SAID IT WAS ONLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT AT CHERNOBYL THAT THE SAFETY OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT BECAME A MATTER OF GREAT CONCERN TO THE HONG KONG PUBLIC GENERALLY.

WHAT CHERNOBYL DID WAS TO PUT INTO SHARP FOCUS INTERNATIONALLY AS NEVFR BEFORE THE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY.

HONG KONG WAS NO EXCEPTION AND WITH A REVIVED AND INTENSIFIED PUBLIC DEBATE ON DAYA BAY, THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES VISITED THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FRANCE FOR ON THE SPOT DISCUSSIONS IN THE WAKE OF THE DISASTER.

+ONE OUTCOME OF THAT VISIT WAS THAT THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE HARWELL STUDY ARE TO BE EXTENDED TO INCORPORATE ANY LESSONS LEARNT FROM CHERNOBYL WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO HONG KONG AND ITS CIRCUMSTANCES,* MR JACOBS SAID, REFERRING TO THE STUDY BEING UNDERTAKEN FOR THE GOVERNMENT BY THE UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY.

HE ADDED THAT AT THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY (IAEA) MEETING ON SAFETY HELD LAST MONTH IN VIENNA, WHICH HONG KONG ATTENDED AS AN OBSERVER, TWO IMPORTANT CONVENTIONS ON EARLY NOTIFICATION AND ASSISTANCE IN THE EVENT OF A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT HAD BEEN ADOPTED.

AS TO THE DAYA BAY PLANT ITSELF, MR JACOBS SAID, + WE MUST NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THIS IS A POWER STATION BEING BUILT IN CHINA.*

EVEN THOUGH THE HONG KONG DIMENSION HAD BEEN IMPORTANT AND HAD ALLOWED AN INPUT IN THE DELIBERATIONS CONCERNING THE POWER STATION, THE FACT THAT IT WAS A CHINESE PROJECT NECESSARILY LIMITED THE SCOPE AND SCALE OF HONG KONG’S INVOLVEMENT, HE SAID.

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+ IT MUST ALSO BE REMEMBERED THAT THE CHINESE HAVE ON MANY OCCASIONS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY INTENDED TO PROCEED WITH THE POWrR STATION WITH OR WITHOUT HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION.

+SURELY IT IS BETTER FOR HONG KONG TO PARTICIPATE THAN BE LEFT OUT WITH NO INFLUENCE WHATEVER OVER THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATION AND ITS SUBSEQUENT OPERATION.*

HE REMINDED MEMBERS THAT WITH TWO DIRECTORS ON THE BOARD OF THE HONG KONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY THE GOVERNMENT WAS CONSTANTLY IN TOUCH WITH THE COMPANY AND HAD A CONTINUING INFLUENCE IN THE PROJECT.

MR JACOBS SAID THAT NO ISSUE, OTHER THAN THE AGREEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, HAD BEEN DISCUSSED SO EXHAUSTIVELY IN r“X 1 1 r-. I 1

IN ADDITION TO DEBATE, QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS IN THE COUNCIL, SENIOR GOVERNMENT AND COMPANY OFFICIALS HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS PRESS CONFERENCES, AND BRIEFINGS FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS.

THE OMELCO PUBLIC UTILITIES PANEL HAD ALSO GONE TO GREAT LENGTHS TO KEEP THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENT AND THEIR OWN DISCUSSIONS WITH KEY OFFICIALS.

THE ISSUE HAD BEEN FREQUENTLY AIRED AT SEMINARS AND OTHER PUBLIC FORUMS, ALL OF WHICH HAD BEEN GIVEN SATURATION COVERAGE BY THE MEDIA.

MR JACOBS SAID THERE WAS A WIDE RANGE OF OPINION REGARDING THE MATTER. SOME WERE AGAINST ALL NUCLEAR POWER AND WOULD NOT BE CONVINCED BY ANY ARGUMENT TO THE CONTRARY.

HE URGED ALL CONCERNED TO LOOK AT THE ISSUES ON THEIR MERITS AND ACCEPT THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD DONE ALL IN ITS POWER TO ENSURE THAT THE PROJECT WAS AS SAFE AS IT COULD POSSIBLY BE MADE AND THAT HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION WAS JUSTIFIED ON ECONOMIC GROUNDS.

+WE BELIEVE THAT THE ARRANGEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED DO INDEED SUFFICIENTLY SAFEGUARD THE LONG-TERM INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG,* HE SAID.

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ACTION PLEDGED ON FACT-FINDING OBSERVATIONS * * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, GAVE AN ASSURANCE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SEEK TO IMPLEMENT AS FAR AS WAS PRACTICABLE ALL OF THE SEVEN OBSERVATIONS DIRECTED TO IT BY THE COUNCIL’S FACT-FINDING DELEGATIONS.

THE SEVEN OBSERVATIONS, ALL SAFETY RELATED, WERE AMONG 50 MADE IN THE REPORT COMPILED BY THE DELEGATIONS, MR JACOBS SAID WHEN WINDING UP DEBATE ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION MOVED BY THE HON LYDIA DUNN. +THE GOVERNMENT APPRECIATES THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE SEVEN OBSERVATIONS,* HE NOTED.

THE GOVERNMENT AGREED WITH THE FIRST THREE OBSERVATIONS WHICH RELATED TO CONTINGENCY PLANNING, HE SAID.

ON THE FIRST OBSERVATION, WHICH WAS THAT A CONTINGENCY PLAN SHOULD BE DRAWN UP FOR THOSE AREAS WHICH LAY WITHIN 50 MILES OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT, HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED THAT AS A MATTER OF PRUDENCE, A DETAILED CONTINGENCY PLAN SHOULD BE PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THE REMOTE POSSIBILITY OF AN ACCIDENT AT DAYA BAY.

+WITH THIS IN MIND, THE GOVERNMENT, IN MID-1985, ENGAGED THE UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY AT HARWELL TO PROVIDE EXPERT ADVICE,* HE SAID. HARWELL’S REPORT PROVIDING GUIDANCE FOR THE PREPARATION OF A DETAILED CONTINGENCY PLAN WAS EXPECTED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

+USING THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS REPORT, AND SUITABLY ADAPTING THE WELL FOUNDED PRINCIPLES ON WHICH EXISTING CONTINGENCY PLANS HAVE BEEN BASED, AN APPROPRIATE CONTINGENCY PLAN TO MEET HONG KONG’S CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE PREPARED*, HE SAID.

ON THE SECOND OBSERVATION, WHICH PROPOSED THAT PROTECTIVE MEASURES SHOULD BE PLANNED AGAINST THE CONTAMINATION OF WATER AND FOOD SUPPLIES, MR JACOBS SAID THE GOVERNMENT ALREAY HAD CERTAIN CONTINGENCY PLANS TO DEAL WITH ANY DISRUPTION OF FOOD AND WATER SUPPLIES. THESE REQUIRED ADAPTATION IN RELATION TO THE DAYA BAY PROJECT.

HE ADDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT INTENDED TO PUBLISH HARWELL’S REPORTS ON THESE SUBJECTS WHEN THEY WERE RECEIVED.

REFERRING TO THE THIRD OBSERVATION, WHICH WAS THAT A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE SHOULD BE SET UP TO PREPARE CONTINGENCY PLANS, MR JACOBS SAID AN EXISTING INTER-DEPARTMENTAL WORKING GROUP, SET UP TO CO-ORDINATE STRATEGY ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ARISING FROM THE DAYA BAY PROJECT, WOULD ACCORDINGLY BE SPECIFICALLY TASKED TO CONSIDER THE PREPARATION OF DETAILED CONTINGENCY PLANS.

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HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT FULLY SUPPORTED THE SUGGESTION THAT CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE AUTHORITIES ON EACH SIDE OF THE BORDER SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED TO ENSURE THAT CONTINGENCY PLAN WERE SUITABLY CO-ORDINATED.

ON THE FIFTH OBSERVATION, WHICH WAS THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD STRENGTHEN ITS PUBLIC INFORMATION PROGRAMME ON NUCLEAR ENGERY, MR JACOBS SAID A PROGRAMME OF PUBLIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES WAS NOW UNDER PREPARATION.

A START TO ITS IMPLEMENTATION WOULD BE MADE IN THE NEAR FUTURE IN LIAISON WITH THE PROGRAMMES TO BE LAUNCHED BY THE HONG KONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY.

MEANWHILE, TWO TEACHING-LEARNING PACKAGE WOULD BE PRODUCED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS FOR USE IN THE 1986-87 ACADEMIC YEAR. IN ADDITION, TWO EDUCATION TELEVISION PROGRAMMES WOULD BE PRODUCED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS.

MR JACOBS SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD GIVE FURTHER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION TO SETTING UP AN INDEPENDENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ADVISE ON MATTERS RELATED TO NUCLEAR ENERGY, AS PROPOSED IN THE SIXTH OBSERVATION MADE BY THE FACT-FINDING DELEGATIONS.

ON THE OBSERVATION THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT SHOULD SEEK MEMBERSHIP OF THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY, MR JACOBS POINTED OUT THAT AS IAEA STATUTE LIMITED MEMBERSHIP TO STATES, IT WAS UNLIKELY THAT HONG KONG WAS ELIGIBLE FOR FULL MEMBERSHIP.

NEVERTHELESS, BOTH THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CHINA WERE MEMBERS, AND +CLOSE CONTACTS WITH IAEA HAVE BEEN ESTABISHED THROUGH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. +

MR JACOBS NOTED THAT SOME COUNCILLORS HAD CONTINUED TO SUGGEST THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD WITHDRAW FROM THE PROJECT OR URGE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY TO WITHDRAW. HE STRESSED THAT ANY SUCH ACTION WOULD BE EXTREMELY DAMAGING TO THE CREDIBILITY NOT ONLY OF THE GOVERNMENT BUT PERHAPS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO THE CREDIBILITY OF HONG KONG ITSELF.

+1 DO NOT FOR ONE MOMENT BELIEVE THAT THE MAJORITY OF OUR COMMUNITY WOULD WISH TO SEE HONG KONG’S INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION PLACED IN JEOPARDY BY SUCH A BREACH OF FAITH,+ HE SAID.

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ELECTRICITY COST A KEY FACTOR

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THE GOVERNMENT’S OBJECTIVE THROUGHOUT ITS EVALUATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE DAYA BAY PROJECT WAS THAT THE ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY THAT PLANT WOULD COST NO MORE THAN ELECTRICITY GENERATED IN HONG KONG BY CONVENTIONAL MEANS, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

WINDING UP DEBATE ON THE MOTION ON THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, MR JACOBS SAID IN THESE CONSIDERATIONS THE GOVERNMENT HAD TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THE POTENTIAL COST AND FINANCING OF A NEW COAL-FIRED STATION IN HONG KONG.

IT ALSO CONSIDERED THAT THE SHARE OF THE HONG KONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY IN THE DAYA BAY PROJECT WOULD NOT CONSTITUTE PART OF THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER GROUP OF COMPANIES’ (CLP) NET FIXED ASSETS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING PERMITTED RETURN UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE SCHEME OF CONTROL.

PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE CONSUMER, THE PRIOR APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNMENT WAS REQUIRED BOTH FOR ANY FINANCING PLANS THE COMPANY MIGHT WISH TO ADOPT IN RELATION TO ANY MAJOR ADDITIONS TO THE COMPANY’S SYSTEM AND THE TARIFFS THE COMPANY MIGHT CHARGE TO ITS CONSUMERS.

MR JACOBS ALSO EXPLAINED THE PROCEDURES ADOPTED FOR AGREEING THE LEVELS OF ELECTRICITY PRICES CHARGED BY CLP, AND POINTED OUT THAT IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE LEVELS OF PROJECTED TARIFFS A FINANCING REVIEW WAS CONDUCTED JOINTLY BY THE GOVERNMENT AND CLP.

+ IN THE REVIEW, A FINANCING PLAN IS SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. THE REVIEW GIVES PROJECTIONS OF CLP’S COMMITMENTS OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD AND THE LEVEL OF TARIFF WHICH NEEDS TO BE CHARGED TO FUND THOSE COMMITMENTS,* HE SAID.

MR JACOBS SAID HE WAS AWARE THAT COUNCILLORS WISHED TO KNOW HOW THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY FROM THE DAYA BAY STATION WOULD BE DEALT WITH IN CALCULATING OR COMPUTING THE TARIFF CHARGED BY CLP. DETAILS WOULD BE GIVEN IN THE PAPER HE WOULD BE ISSUING.

+BRIEFLY, NUCLEAR POWER PURCHASED BY CLP WILL, FOR SCHEME OF CONTROL PURPOSES, BE TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER PURCHASE MADE BY CLP IN THE PROCESS OF PROVIDING ITS CONSUMERS WITH ELECTRICITY. THAT IS, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED IN EXACTLY THE SAME WAY AS THE PURCHASE OF COAL, OIL, OR INDEED ELECTRICITY PURCHASED FROM THE HONGKONG ELECTRIC COMPANY,* HE SAID.

MR JACOBS POINTED OUT THAT THE NUCLEAR OPTION WAS CHOSEN FOLLOWING A COMPREHENSIVE JOINT FEASIBILITY STUDY UNDERTAKEN BY CLP AND THE GUANGDONG POWER CORPORATION.

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THE CONDITIONAL NATURE OF THE INITIAL ENDORSEMENT GIVEN BY THE GOVERNMENT WAS DELIBERATE. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY FROM DAYA BAY HAD NOT, AT THAT STAGE, BEEN FINALISED. IN THE INTEREST OF CONSUMERS, THE GOVERNMENT CONVEYED TO CLP THE VIEW THAT FURTHER DISCUSSIONS SHOULD TAKE PLACE ON THE PROPOSED FISCAL AND COMMERCIAL TERMS.

AFTER A YEAR OF INTENSE NEGOTIATIONS, ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR CONSUMERS WERE SECURED. THESE INCLUDED: CONCESSIONARY TAX RATES FOR THE PROJECT? THE INTRODUCTION OF A FLEXIBILITY PROVISION CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY SHOULD DEMAND BE LESS THAN THAT FORECAST? AND, FOR THE LARGER PART OF THE ELECTRICITY TO BE BOUGHT, CEILING ON THE PRICE THAT WOULD BE PAID DURING THE FIRST SIX YEARS.

MR JACOBS SAID THAT AS TO THE IMPACT OF DAYA BAY ON THE TARIFF, AFTER BOTH GENERATING UNITS WERE COMMISSIONED, NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY PURCHASED IN THE MID 199O’S WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 25 PER CENT OF CLP’S TOTAL ELECTRICITY REQUIREMENT.

THE PERCENTAGE SHARE OF NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY IN THE SYSTEM WOULD GRADUALLY DECLINE AS THE TOTAL CLP SALES CONTINUED TO GROW AFTER THE MID 1990’S.

DURING THE FIRST SIX YEARS OF OPERATION, THE MAJOR PART OF ELECTRICITY PURCHASED WOULD BE SUBJECT TO A PRICE CEILING SO THAT IT COST NO MORE THAN ELECTRICITY GENERATED BY A COAL-FIRED STATION IN HONG KONG.

HONG KONG CONSUMERS WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO BEAR THE RISK OF PAYING MORE FOR THIS PORTION OF THE NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY PURCHASE IF IT TURNED OUT TO BE MORE EXPENSIVE DURING THE INITIAL YEARS OF OPERATION.

+THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY NOT SUBJECT TO THE PRICE CEILING WILL AMOUNT TO APPROXIMATELY 10 PER CENT OF CLP’S TOTAL ANNUAL ELECTRICITY REQUIREMENT AND WILL NOT CAUSE ANY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT TO THE OVERALL TARIFF,+ HE SAID.

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF THE NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY PRICE BEING, SAY, 25 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT PRESENTLY ENVISAGED, THE IMPACT ON THE CLP TARIFF WILL BE LESS THAN 2 PER CENT.+

AFTER THE FIRST SIX YEARS OF OPERATION THE PERCENTAGE SHARE OF NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY USED IN THE SYSTEM WOULD GRADUALLY REDUCE AS CONSUMER DEMAND INCREASED. ACCORDINGLY, THE IMPACT OF ITS PRICE ON THE CLP CONSUMER TARIFF WOULD ALSO GRADUALLY REDUCE.

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DUTY TO HAVE QUESTIONS ANSWERED

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS AND THE ADMINISTRATION HAVE A DUTY TO SEE THAT THE QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ABOUT THE DAYA BAY PROJECT ARE ANSWERED.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY SENIOR MEMBER, THE HON LYDIA DUNN, WHEN MOVING A MOTION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CALLING FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THE PROJECT.

THE MOTION READ:

+THAT THIS COUNCIL REQUESTS THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE DETAILS OF THE ARRANGEMENTS REGARDING SAFETY AND TARIFF FOR THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY FROM THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT TOGETHER WITH SUCH DOCUMENTS AS DO NOT BREACH COMMERCIAL CONFIDENTIALITY AND TO EXPLAIN WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ARRANGEMENTS WILL SUFFICIENTLY SAFEGUARD THE LONG TERM INTERESTS OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE.+

MISS DUNN NOTED THAT WITH THE SIGNING OF BINDING CONTRACTS LAST MONTH THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES HAD ASSUMED A HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PLANT AND FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL THOSE IN ITS VICINITY.

THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG MUST NOW COME TO TERMS WITH THE FACT THAT IN SIX YEARS’ TIME THERE WILL PROBABLY BE A MODERN NUCLEAR PLANT OPERATING SOME 50 KILOMETRES FROM THIS CROWDED CITY, SHE SAID.

THOUGH HONG KONG HAD BEEN ASSURED THAT THE PLANT WOULD BE BUILT AND OPERATED TO THE HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, THE FEARS AND ANXIETIES OF HONG KONG PEOPLE PERSISTED.

+LET US BE CLEAR ABOUT ONE THING - THEIR FEARS AND ANXIETIES ARE GENUINE,+ MISS DUNN SAID.

+ORDINARY MEN AND WOMEN KNOW NOTHING OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS. BUT THEY DO KNOW ABOUT LIFE AND ABOUT HEALTH, FOR THEMSELVES, FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND FOR THEIR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN. AND THEY WILL NOT SEE THEM THREATENED,* SHE SAID.

+THEIR CONCERNS ARE THE CONCERNS OF THIS COUNCIL.*

MISS DUNN SAID THE MOTION WAS PART OF THE EFFORT LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS WERE MAKING TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION, AND SHE URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT THE MOTION WHICH HAD THE UNANIMOUS SUPPORT OF ALL HER COLLEAGUES.

FIRST, SHE SAID, WE MUST BRING HOME TO THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES AND THE JOINT VENTURE COMPANY THAT WORRIES ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT WILL ONLY BE MET IF THEY DEMONSTRATE THAT ALL THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT ARE INCORPORATED IN THE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE PLANT, AND THAT THERE ARE WAYS OF VERIFYING THAT THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISION AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL ARE IN FORCE DURING THE OPERATIONAL LIFE OF THE PLANT.

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SECOND, WE MUST BE TOLD WHAT PLANS THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IS DRAWING UP TO COPE WITH THE CONTINGENCY OF AN ACCIDENT AT DAYA BAY, HOWEVER UNLIKELY THE CHANCE OF IT HAPPENING.

THIRD, WE MUST LET THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG KNOW HOW THEY STAND TO BENEFIT FROM A SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY FROM A NUCLEAR PLANT IN CHINA.

+ LET THEM SEE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY STAND TO GAIN FROM DAYA BAY AND HOW THE COMMUNITY WOULD MANAGE WITHOUT IT,+ MISS DUNN URGED.

MISS DUNN SAID THE CONFIDENCE OF THE ORDINARY MAN WILL NOT BE WON OR LOST ON THE OUTCOME OF TODAY’S DEBATE.

+HIS JUDGEMENT WILL BE RESERVED. HE WILL CONTINUE TO ASSESS BUT I HAVE FAITH IN THE GOOD SENSE OF PEOPLE IN HONG KONG TO REACH THEIR OWN CONCLUSIONS IF THEY ARE GIVEN THE FACTS,* SHE SAID. +THIS COUNCIL MUST HELP THEM TO OBTAIN THAT MATERIAL FROM ALL THE PARTIES INVOLVED.*

MISS DUNN SAID LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS ALSO SOUGHT ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS. SOME MEMBERS HAD ALREADY OFFERED ANSWERS, AND NOT SURPRISINGLY HAD NOT ALWAYS AGREED.

+OUR DIFFERENCES OF VIEW ARE ALSO GENUINE AND HONESTLY HELD,* SHE SAID. +ALL OF US WANT NOTHING MORE THAN THE BEST FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.*

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THE HONG KONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY (HKNIC) SHOULD BE ASKED TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT FULLY INFORMED AT ALL TIMES ON THE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.

THIS WAS SUGGESTED BY THE HON S.L. CHEN WHEN SPEAKING ON THE MOTION ON THE DAYA BAY ISSUE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MR CHEN SAID HE WAS GLAD TO NOTE FROM THE REPORTS OF THE FACT-FINDING DELEGATIONS THAT HIS CONCERN ON THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE PLANT FROM THE SAFETY POINT OF VIEW, AS EXPRESSED DURING THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE IN JULY, HAD BEEN FULLY AND ADEQUATELY DEALT WITH.

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+IN THE LIGHT OF THE VERY POSITIVE RESPONSE OF THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES WHEN THEY DISCUSSED THE FINDINGS WITH OUR FACT-FINDING DELEGATIONS, I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT THEY ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT WOULD BE CARRIED OUT TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SAFETY STANDARDS,* HE SAID.

MR CHEN SAID HE WAS PARTICULARLY PLEASED TO NOTE THAT THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES WERE VERY RECEPTIVE TO THE PROPOSAL THAT AN INDEPENDENT ADVISORY BODY WITH HONG KONG PARTICIPATION BE ESTABLISHED.

HE SAID SUCH A BODY, IF SET UP PROPERLY, WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO THE SAFE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PLANT, AND IT WOULD ALSO ENHANCE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG.

MR CHEN SAID HE WELCOMED THE LONG-TERM PARTICIPATION OF HKNIC IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT. THIS WOULD PROVIDE SOME ASSURANCE TO HONG KONG PEOPLE THAT THE PLANT WOULD BE OPERATED AND MAINTAINED WITH THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF SAFETY IN MIND ALL THE TIME.

+SINCE HKNIC IS THE ONLY ORGANISATION IN HONG KONG WHO WOULD HAVE COMPLETE ACCESS TO DETAILS OF THE DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT OF THE PLANT, I SUGGEST THAT THEY SHOULD BE ASKED FORMALLY AS AN OBJECT ON THEIR PART, TO KEEP THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT FULLY INFORMED AT ALL TIMES OF THE SAFE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PLANT, AND TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC OF HONG KONG, A PERMANENT DEMAND OF ACCESS FOR INFORMATION,* HE SAID.

MR CHEN SAID IT WAS FALLACIOUS TO QUESTION THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF THE PROJECT.

+l BELIEVE THERE ARE ADEQUATE PROVISIONS IN THE OFF-TAKE AGREEMENT TO GUARANTEE THAT ELECTRICITY CHARGES TO HONG KONG CONSUMERS SHOULD BE NO HIGHER THAN THE TARIFF CHARGED BY THE HONG KONG UTILITY COMPANIES FOR COAL-GENERATED ELECTRICITY FOR THE FIRST SIX YEARS AFTER THE PLANT COMES INTO COMMERCIAL OPERATION,* HE SAID.

+THIS IS A COMMITMENT FOR 13 YEARS FROM NOW, WHICH IN MY OPINION IS LONG ENOUGH AS LIKELY TO BE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE ESPECIALLY IF THE PREDICTED COST RELATIVITY BETWEEN NUCLEAR FUEL AND FOSSIL FUEL WERE TO BE WIDELY OFF THE MARK DURING THE YEARS TO COME,* HE SAID.

MR CHEN ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE BULK OF THE CAPITAL ASSETS OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT WOULD BE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THE SCHEME OF CONTROL.

HE SAID THIS WOULD MEAN THAT HONG KONG WOULD IN EFFECT HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THE SERVICE OF A 1260 MW ENERGY SOURCE (THAT IS 70 PER CENT OF 1800 MW) WITHOUT HAVING TO RAISE THE CAPITAL TO FINANCE ITS CONSTRUCTION.

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+ ON THF OTHER HAND. IF A COAL-FIRED POWER STATION OF EQUIVALENT CAPACITY WERE TO BE BUILT IN HONG KONG TO REPLACE THE DAYA BAY PLANTS ITS ENTIRE CAPITAL ASSET WILL HAVE TO BE BROUGHT^INTO THE SCHEME OF CONTROL AND BE FULLY REFLECTED IN FUTURE ELECTRI ClTY TARIFF STRUCTURE,+ HE SAID.

+MOREOVER HONG KONG WOULD HAVE TO RAISE THE NECESSARY INITIAL. CAPITAL TO FINANCE THE PROJECT,* HE ADDED.

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THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONSIDER SETTING UP AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO THE GOVERNOR TO ENSURE THAT THE DAYA BAY ISSUE RECEIVES THE CONTINUOUS AND SPECIALISED ATTENTION IT DESERVES, THE HON PETER C. WONG SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR WONG SAID SUCH A MOVE MIGHT HELP ALLAY PUBLIC FEARS AND PREVENT ANY FURTHER EROSION OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE THAT A CONTINGENCY PLAN AND AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT ARE WORKED OUT WELL BEFORE THE PLANT STARTS UP. IN IT WAS IN THIS RESPECT THAT HE THOUGHT AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION WOULD BE USEFUL.

MR WONG SAID COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE SEEKING OTHER INFORMATION, IN ADDITION TO SAFETY DETAILS TO ASSIST THEM, AND THE PUBLIC, IN ASSESSING WHETHER THE DECISIONS TAKEN TO BUY ELECTRICITY FROM DAYA BAY WERE PRUDENT AND WHETHER CONSUMERS WOULD ACTUALLY BENEFIT FROM LOWER TARIFFS.

+THE INFORMATION SOUGHT DOES NOT, HOWEVER, INFRINGE ON THE RIGHT TO COMMERCIAL CONFIDENTIALITY,* HE SAID.

+THIS IS IMPORTANT AS HONG KONG IS AN INTERNATIONAL TRADING CENTRE AND INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL CODES OF CONDUCT MUST BE RESPECTED.*

NOTING THAT THE COUNCUL DELEGATION THAT WENT TO PEKING HAD BEEN ABLE TO ELICIT CERTAIN IMPORTANT ASSURANCES FROM THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES, MR WONG SAID: +N0 EFFORTS SHOULD BE SPARED TO SEE THAT THESE ASSURANCES ARE IMPLEMENTED, THE SOONER THE BETTER.*

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CALL TO CLARIFY HKNIC’S RELATIONSHIP WITH CONTROL SCHEME

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THE GOVERNMENT WAS CALLED UPON TO CLARIFY THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE HONG KONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY (HKNIC) WITH THE SCHEME OF CONTROL BECAUSE THE COMPANY WAS A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY (CLP).

SPEAKING IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY), DR THE HON HO KAM-FAI SAID THE SCHEME OF CONTROL LEGALLY GOVERNED CLP’S FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ASSOCIATE COMPANIES SO FAR AS THEY RELATED TO ELECTRICITY-RELATED ACTIVITIES.

DR HO EXPLAINED THAT THE SCHEME PROVIDED FOR A PERMITTED RETURN TO THE CLP WHICH WAS REASONABLE IN RELATION TO THE RISKS INVOLVED AND THE CAPITAL INVESTED.

THEREFORE, HE SAID, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD CLARIFY WHICH PARTS OF THE DAYA BAY POWER PLANT CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT AND THE TRANSMISSION CABLE NETWORK WERE CONSIDERED LEGITIMATE INVESTMENT BY CLP AND HKNIC.

IN ADDITION, THE METHOD AND BASIS OF CALCULATING THE TARIFFS OF THE NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY CHARGED TO LOCAL CONSUMERS BY THE CLP AFTER THE COMMISSIONING OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT SHOULD ALSO BE CLARIFIED.

DR HO ALSO ASKED THE GOVERNMENT WHETHER IT WOULD IN THE 1988 REVIEW NEGOTIATE WITH THE CLP TO SET UP AN APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF TARIFFS, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE INTERESTS OF BOTH THE INVESTORS AND THE CONSUMERS.

THE RESULTS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC, HE SAID.

DR HO POINTED OUT THAT THE STEADY GROWTH OF HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIES AND ECONOMY AND ITS LIFESTYLES WERE TO A SIGNIFICANT EXTENT DEPENDENT ON AN ADEQUATE, CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY.

IF THERE WERE NO DAYA BAY POWER PLANT, HONG KONG WOULD HAVE TO BUILD IN ITS OWN TERRITORY AN ADDITIONAL POWER STATION IN THE LATTER HALF OF 1980’S TO MEET ANTICIPATED DEMAND IN 1993, HE SAID.

HOWEVER, TO FIND A SITE FOR THE NEW POWER STATION - WITH ITS NECESSITY FOR DEEP WATER ACCESS AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS - WOULD BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, HE NOTED, ADDING THAT THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS WOULD BE EXTREMELY HIGH.

+OUR CONCERN ABOUT ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SHOULD THEREFORE NOT BF ON ITS PRICE ALONE, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY ON ITS AVAILABILITY IN SUFFICIENT AMOUNT AND IN AN UNINTERRUPTED MANNER,* HE ADDED.

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DR HO SAID THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAD BEEN DESPERATE IN THE SEARCH OF KNOWLEDGE AND ASSURANCES ABOUT NUCLEAR ENERGY IN ORDER TO ALLAY THEIR FEAR. HOWEVER, SUCH INFORMATION WAS RELEASED BY THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES IN A PIECEMEAL AND HAPHAZARD MANNER AND THE PUBLIC WERE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE IN PROPER PERSPECTIVE.

HE SAID THE HKNIC OWED THE CONSUMING PUBLIC A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF THE NUCLEAR POWER PROJECT AT DAYA BAY AND A COMPREHENSIVE STATEMENT OF THE ASSURANCES MADE BY THE GUANGDONG NUCLEAR POWER JOINT VENTURE COMPANY ABOUT SAFETY FEATURES IN THE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF THE POWER PLANT.

IT WAS ALSO ENCUMBENT UPON THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE AVAILABLE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND RELEVANT DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE PROJECT, ITS PART IN THE COMMERCIAL VENTURE AND ITS ASSESSMENT OF THE LONG-TERM INTERESTS FOR THE LOCAL PEOPLE, HE SAID.

+ONLY THROUGH A LENGTHY PROCESS OF EDUCATION AND INTENSIVE INVOLVEMENT OF THE PUBLIC WILL THE FEAR IN THE PEOPLE BE GRADUALLY REPLACED BY A SENSE OF TRUST IN AND SUBSEQUENTLY ACCEPTANCE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY,* HE ADDED.

ON THE RELEASE OF DOCUMENTS BY THE GOVERNMENT, DR HO SAID THAT THE ECONOMY OF HONG KONG WAS BUILT ON A FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM AND WAS SPURRED BY INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT, BOTH FROM LOCAL AND OVERSEAS SOURCES.

CONFIDENCE AND THE PROFIT INCENTIVE IN THE BUSINESS SECTOR MUST BE FOSTERED, HE SAID.

+THEREFORE, GOVERNMENT POLICY AND PRACTICES SHOULD UPHOLD THE SPIRIT OF FREE TRADE AND OBSERVE COMMERCIAL CONFIDENTIALITY,* HE NOTED.

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AN OPEN ATTITUDE SHOULD BE ADOPTED BY ALL PARTIES CONCERNED SO THAT ANY CITIZEN OF HONG KONG WHO WISHES TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO, THE HON ALLEN LEE SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION, MR LEE POINTED OUT THAT THE ISSUE WOULD BE WITH US FOR THE LIFE SPAN OF THE PLANT.

+IF ANYTHING HAS COME OUT OF THIS WHOLE EXERCISE, I BELIEVE THAT IT HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE CHINESE, FRENCH, BRITISH AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS ALONG WITH THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED,* HE SAID.

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MR LEE SAID HE WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE OPEN AND ACCOMMODATING ATTITUDE OF THE POWER COMPANIES AND GOVERNMENTS VISITED BY THE DELEGATIONS IN SUPPLYING INFORMATION TO THOSE WHO WISHED TO UNDERSTAND THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.

HE THEREFORE CALLED FOR AN OPEN ATTITUDE FROM ALL PARTIES CONCERNED WITH THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.

MR LEE REFUTED NEWSPAPER COMMENTS AND EDITORIALS ACCUSING HIM CF SUPPORTING THE DAYA BAY PROJECT BECAUSE OF THE VAST ECONOMIC BENEFITS HIS COMPANIES DERIVED FROM DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA.

+ l WOULD LIKE TO PUT IT ON RECORD THAT OVER 95 PER CENT OF MY COMPANIES’ BUSINESS IS AMERICAN MARKET ORIENTED AND THAT THIS TREND IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO CHANGE,* HE STATED.

HE ADDED THAT HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WITH CHINA WAS A 10 PER CENT INVESTMENT IN A PROJECT WHICH BROUGHT TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM THE UNITED STATES TO CHINA AND A TURN-KEY OPERATION OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS.

MR LEE EXPLAINED THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD BELIEVED THEY SHOULD DO WHAT THEY COULD TO ASSIST CHINA IN SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOR THEIR MODERNISATION PROGRAMME.

HE POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG’S FUTURE STABILITY WAS ALSO DEPENDENT ON THE SUCCESS OF CHINA’S MODERNISATION PROGRAMME AND SAID HE FELT CHINA SHOULD BE ASSISTED IN IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAMMES.

REFERRING TO THE DELEGATION’S VISIT TO PEKING, MR LEE SAID IT HAD BEEN SCORNED AS A PUBLIC RELATIONS EXERCISE FOR THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES BUT FELT SUCH ACCUSATIONS WERE MISLEADING.

+1 WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PUT IT ON RECORD THAT IT WAS NEVER A FUN TASK VISITING PEKING DISCUSSING OUR OBSERVATIONS WITH THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES AND PERSUADING THEM TO SEE OUR POINTS OF VIEWS,* HE SAID.

+1 AM SURE ALL THE MEMBERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THESE DISCUSSIONS WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT ALTHOUGH THE DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD IN A CORDIAL ATMOSPHERE, IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN REGARDED AS A SHEER PUBLIC RELATIONS EXERCISE,* HE ADDED.

MR LEE ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE STAFF WHO WORKED HARD BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE DELEGATIONS TO MAKE THEIR TRIPS SO FRUITFUL.

HE SAID HE BELIEVED THAT IN THE LIMITED TIME THE COUNCIL HAD AND IN VIEW OF THE DEEP AND GENUINE CONCERN OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE, THEY HAD SERVED HONG KONG TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITIES.

+MY CONSCIENCE IS CLEAR ON THE HANDLING OF THE DAYA BAY ISSUE,* HE SAID.

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MAKE AVAILABLE ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION *****

ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SHOULD BE PROVIDED AS FULLY AS CIRCUMSTANCES PERMIT TO ALLAY PUBLIC ANXIETY, THE HON WONG PO-YAN SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

FOCUSSING HIS SPEECH ON THE ECONOMIC ASPECT OF THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, MR WONG URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO URGE THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY TO MAKE AVAILABLE RELEVANT INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND IT SHOULD ALSO BE AS DETAILED AS POSSIBLE.

+ AS THE DAYA BAY PLANT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN PRODUCTION IN 1992 AND THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY WILL STILL BE SUBJECT TO THE CONTROL SCHEME UNTIL 1994, DETAILS OF THE COSTS WHICH BEAR RELATION TO THE TARIFF SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT SCRUTINY,* HE SAID.

MR WONG SAID HE WAS CERTAIN THAT THE PLANT COULD BE BUILT WITHIN BUDGET BECAUSE OF LOWER CONSTRUCTION COSTS.

+ IN CONSIDERATION OF THE FACT THAT THE LABOUR COST IN CHINA WILL BE CONSIDERABLY LOWER THAN THAT IN OTHER COUNTRIES, THE DAYA BAY PROJECT WILL HAVE A MEANINGFUL ADVANTAGE OVER THE PLANTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES IN TERMS OF COSTS,* HE SAID.

IT WOULD ALSO BE IN A BETTER POSITION THAN THE OTHERS IN TERMS OF RUNNING COST, MR WONG SAID.

+THEREFORE, WE HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY FROM DAYA BAY WILL BE CHEAPER NOT ONLY FOR THE FIRST SIX YEARS BUT FOR MANY YEARS THEREAFTER,* HE SAID.

+ANOTHER FAVOURABLE CONDITION IN RESPECT OF ITS RUNNING COST IS THAT CHINA HAS HER OWN URANIUM DEPOSIT AND THE FACILITIES TO PROCESS THE MINERAL UP TO THE CONCENTRATION APPLICABLE FOR USE AS NUCLEAR FUEL FOR THE DAYA BAY PLANT.*

HE ADDED THAT THE DISPOSAL OF NUCLEAR WASTE WAS MUCH EASIER AND LESS COSTLY IN CHINA COMPARED WITH THE RATHER COMPLICATED AND POLITICAL SITUATION THAT APPLIED IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

MR WONG DISMISSED AS +UNFAIR+ CRITICISM OF COUNCILLORS OVER THE DAYA BAY ISSUE.

THE COUNCILLORS INCLUDED MANY KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE WITH SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND WHO HAD A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION IN GENERAL AND OF THE DAYA BAY PROJECT IN PARTICULAR, HE SAID.

+MEMBERS EXPRESS THEIR INDIVIDUAL VIEWPOINTS ON THIS SUBJECT IN GOOD FAITH AND SO IT IS NOT FAIR TO SUGGEST THAT THEY WERE SUBJECT TO PRESSURE FROM CHINA,* HE ADDED.

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RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT TARIFF ARRANGEMENTS K K H M K

THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE TARIFF ARRANGEMENTS OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY (CLP) FOR THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY FROM THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, THE HON CHEUNG YAN-LUNG SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

AS CONSUMERS, HE ADDED, THE PUBLIC HAD THE RIGHT TO KNOW THE ARRANGEMENTS REGARDING THE SALE OF ELECTRICITY TO THE CLP AFTER THE INITIAL SIX YEARS’ COMMISSIONING OF THE PLANT.

IN THIS CONNECTION, MR CHEUNG ASKED THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE DETAILED ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING THREE QUESTIONS:

M WILL THE HONG KONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY (HKNIC) BE BROUGHT UNDER THE PRESENT +SCHEME OF CONTROL+ SO THAT IT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PROFITEER THROUGH THE RESALE OF NUCLEAR POWER TO THE CLP?

X ARE THERE ANY MEASURES TO ENSURE THAT THE GUANGDONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY (GNIC) WOULD NOT SEEK TO INCREASE THE ELECTRICITY CHARGE AT THE LATER STAGE OF THE PLANT’S OPERATION, SO AS TO RECOVER THE LOSS WHICH IT MAY SUFFER BECAUSE OF THE PRICE ASSURANCE IN THE INITIAL SIX YEARS?

X AFTER THE COMMISSIONING OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE HKNIC TO CUT DOWN ITS PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY FROM THE GNIC IF THE DEMAND IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE TO FALL SHORT OF THE EXPECTED LEVEL?

ON SAFETY ASPECTS, MR CHEUNG SAID WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IMPENDING, HONG KONG PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEEK ASSURANCE FROM THE AUTHORITIES CONCERNED THAT THE PLANT SHOULD REACH THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF SAFETY IN THE FUTURE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT.

HE SAID THAT THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WAS A LONG-TERM PROJECT AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC ALL DISCLOSABLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT IN THE COURSE OF THE PLANT’S CONSTRUCTION AND COMMISSION.

+IT IS ONLY THEN THAT THE DOUBTS AND WORRIES OF THE PEOPLE WOULD BE ALLAYED,+ HE SAID.

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IT IS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH THAT WE ARE ASSURED THAT NUCLEAR POWER WILL NOT COST MORE THAN POWER GENERATED BY COAL FIRE, THE HON SELINA CHOW TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+WHY IS IT NOT CHEAPER? AFTER ALL, SHOULD WE NOT BENEFIT ECONOMICALLY FOR HAVING SOMEWHAT SACRIFICED OUR PEACE OF MIND?+ SHE ASKED.

AS ONE DEEPLY CONSCIOUS OF THE INTEREST OF HONG KONG’S CONSUMERS, MRS CHOW SAID SHE WAS CONCERNED THAT HONS KONG DID NOT STAND TO BENEFIT FROM THE USE OF NUCLEAR POWER.

ON OTHER ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY PROJECT, SHE SAID THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FACT-FINDING DELEGATION’S REPORT HAD AMPLY TACKLED THE SAFETY ASPECTS AS WELL AS THE OPENNESS OF INFORMATION.

+NOW THAT VITAL CONTRACTS ARE SIGNED, THIS COUNCIL’S JOB

IS JUST BEGINNING. WE MUST NOW FOCUS ON THE AREAS WHICH OUR PEOPLE ARE MOST CONCERNED ABOUT, AND ADDRESS THEM ONE BY ONE + SHE ADDED. '

MRS CHOW RECALLED THAT HONG KONG’S DECISION ON DAYA BAY TAKEN IN 1983 WAS HAILED AS A MAJOR BOOST OF CONFIDENCE TO HONG KONG AND ITS FUTURE AT THAT TIME.

HOWEVER, SINCE THE CHERNOBYL INCIDENT, EMPHASIS HAD SHIFTED TO ONE OF SAFETY, AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING ENDORSEMENT OF THE PROJECT IN 1983 WERE LONG FORGOTTEN, SHE SAID.

+SO IS THE COMMITMENT THAT WAS CONSEQUENTIAL TO ITS ACCEPTANCE,+ SHE ADDED.

MRS CHOW SAID THERE WAS, OF COURSE, A LESSON TO BE LEARNT FROM CHERNOBYL, AND IT WOULD BE FOOLISH NOT TO DRAW ON THE WISDOM OF INTERNATIONAL BRAINS.

BUT TO KEEP ON MENTIONING CHERNOBYL AND DAYA BAY IN THE SAME BREATH WAS LIKE COMPARING THE COMET WITH THE JUMBO, SHE SAID.

+IT TOTALLY CONFUSES THE ISSUE, MISLEADS THE PUBLIC, FOCUSSES ON THE WRONG PROBLEM AND CREATES UNNECESSARY PANIC,+ SHE ADDED.

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THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HAS SET UP A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WORKING GROUP TO PURSUE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROMISES MADE BY THE CHINESE AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS OVER THE DAYA BAY PROJECT.

SPEAKING ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE HON MARIA TAM SAID THAT THE SPECIAL WORKING GROUP WAS FORMED TO FOLLOW UP THE WORK OF THE FACT FINDING DELEGATIONS OF WHICH SHE WAS A LEADER.

SHE SAW THE TASK OF THIS GROUP AS +TO KEEP VIGIL-*- 07 THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL MEASURES PROMISED BY THE CHINESE AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS TO ENSURE THAT THE LONG-TERM INTEREST OF LOCAL PEOPLE WAS PROTECTED.

REFERRING TO THE VISIT TO PEKING IN SEPTEMBER, MISS TAM RECALLED THAT THE VICE MINISTER FOR NUCLEAR INDUSTRY, MR ZHOU PING AND THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR SAFETY ADMINISTRATION OF CHINA, MR ZHANG YUMAN, HAD ASSURED DELEGATION MEMBERS THAT THE DAYA BAY PLANT WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED, MANAGED AND OPERATED UP TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND OPENED TO SCRUTINY BY THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY.

A VICE PREMIER, MR LI PENG, HAD ALSO PROMISED THAT AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON NUCLEAR SAFETY AND REGULATIONS WOULD BE SET UP WITH HONG KONG PARTICIPATION.

MISS TAM SAID: +THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MEASURE IN SECURING AND SUSTAINING THE LONG-TERM CONFIDENCE OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG OVER THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR PLANT AND MUST BE PURSUED WITH VIGOUR ON BOTH SIDES TO ENSURE THAT THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF THE HONG KONG MEMBERSHIP COULD MAKE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE DECISIONS OF THIS ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHICH MUST OPERATE AT A LEVEL THAT COULD REACH THE VICE PREMIER’S EARS.+

TURNING TO THE ROLE OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, MISS TAM SAID THE GOVERNMENT PROMISED TO DO ITS UTMOST TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE NINE OBSERVATIONS THAT THE FACT FINDING DELEGATIONS ADDRESSED TO IT.

SHE POINTED OUT THAT CROSS-BOUNDARY ARRANGEMENTS TO MONITOR RADIOACTIVITY AT DAYA BAY AND THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND CO-ORDINATION OF CONTINGENCY PLANS REQUIRED JOINT EFFORTS FROM BOTH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES.

+ IT MUST NOW BE THE TIME TO HEAR THE DETAILS OF THE ACTION THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE POPULATION IN HONG KONG IN THE YEARS TO C0ME,+ SHE SAID.

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AD HOC MONITORING A SENSIBLE MOVE

KOK*

SETTING UP A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AD HOC GROUP TO CONTINUE MONITORING ALL ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY PROJECT WAS DESCRIBFT AS A SENSIBLE MOVE BY THE HON CHAN YING-LUN IN THE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN THE DEBATE ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION, MR CHAN SAID HE BELIEVED ALL THE SPEAKERS AIMED AT SAFEGUARD! !>G THE INTERESTS OF HONG KONG PEOPLE.

DIFFERENT PEOPLE WOULD ADOPT DIFFERENT ACTIONS. HOWEVER, HE THOUGHT THE COUNCIL’S FACT-FINDING DELEGATIONS HAD BEEf PRAGMATIC, AND HE FULLY SUPPORTED THEIR CONCRETE RECOM‘> 'TL ; .

MR CHAN ALSO SAID HE BELIEVED THE GOVERNMENT HAD TRIE! ITS BEST SINCE 1983 TO SAFEGUARD THE PEOPLE’S INTERESTS AND ALSO TC ENSURE THAT ELECTRICITY TARIFF WAS STABLE.

BUT THE GOVERNMENT DID HAVE A DUTY THAT IT COULD NOT IN EXPLAINING TO THE PEOPLE ALL DETAILS ABOUT THE DAYA B : PROJECT, IN ORDER TO UPHOLD ITS IMAGE OF TRUSTWORTHINESS AND RELIABILITY.

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PROMOTE PUBLIC EDUCATION ON NUCLEAR POWER CALL K K K K K

THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED SHOULD TAKE AN ACTIVE LEAD IN PROMOTING PUBLIC EDUCATION ON NUCLEAR POWER.

THE CALL WAS MADE BY THE HON PAULINE NG WHEN SHE SPOKE ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SHE SAID THAT THE ANXIETY OF HONG KONG PEOPLE OVER THE SAFETY OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WAS UNDERSTANDABLE.

+UNLIKE PEOPLE OF OTHER COUNTRIES, WHO ARE PROVIDED WITH ADEQUATE INFORMATION ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER BY THEIR GOVERNMENTS AND POWER COMPANIES AND ARE THUS ABLE TO HOLD WELL-INFORMED DISCUSSIONS ON NUCLEAR SAFETY, THE HONG KONG PUBLIC LACKS SUCH INFORMATION,* SHE SAID.

MRS NG SAID SHE FELT THIS WAS UNFAIR TO THE PEOPLE AND SUGGESTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT AND ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED SHOULD ACTIVELY PROMOTE PUBLIC EDUCATION ON NUCLEAR POWER.

REFERRING TO ARRANGEMENTS MADE CONCERNING THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY FROM THE PLANT, MRS NG SAID SHE HOPED AN ASSURANCE COULD BE GIVEN THAT AS LONG AS ELECTRICITY WAS SUPPLIED BY THE PLANT, THE TARIFF CHARGEABLE TO HONG KONG CONSUMERS WOULD BE NO HIGHER THAN THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLIED BY THE TWO LOCAL POWER COMPANIES.

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HUMAN FACTOR VITAL IN N-PLANT SAFETY * * * *

WHILE THE SAFETY ASPECT OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT DEFINITELY NEEDS CAREFUL PLANNING BY EXPERTS THE HUMAN FACTOR IS NO LESS IMPORTANT, THE HON YEUNG PO-KWAN SAID TODAY.

+SUCH PROBLEMS AS NEGLIGENCE IN OPERATION, IMPROVEMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION AND TRAINING OF HIGHLY-QUALIFIED MANAGEMENT STAFF SHOULD BE DEALT WITH BY PRACTICAL ACTIONS AND MEASURES,+ HE SAID.

+IT IS ONLY RIGHT THAT A RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PRESENT A CLEAR ACCOUNT OF SUCH ISSUES TO THE PUBLIC,+ HE ADDED.

MR YEUNG SAID THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD ALSO PROVIDE ASSURANCE THAT IN TERMS OF MANPOWER AND RESOURCES, ADEQUATE PROVISIONS HAD BEEN MADE TO MONITOR BACKGROUND RADIATION AND THAT NECESSARY STUDIES HAD BEEN MADE ON EMERGENCY MEASURES TO BE TAKEN IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT.

MR YEUNG SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE GOVERNMENT COULD NOT POSSIBLY PUBLISH ANY REPORTS OR DATA INVOLVING COMMERCIAL SECRETS, THE PUBLIC DID HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PROVIDED WITH SUCH OTHER MATERIALS AS THE UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY (HARWELL) REPORT, AND THE RISKS ASSESSMENT AND EVACUATION PLANNING REPORTS TO BE SUBMITTED NEXT YEAR.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY SHOULD ALSO PUBLISH THE RELEVANT DATA AND EXPLAIN THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN RESPECT OF THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN VIEW OF ITS OBLIGATION AS A PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANY TO ANSWER TO THE PUBLIC, HE SAID.

+A RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT ONLY CONSULT THE PUBLIC BUT ALSO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC,+ HE POINTED OUT.

TO PUT THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AT EASE, MR YEUNG SAID HE HOPED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN CLOSE CONTACTS WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND, THROUGH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, WITH BOTH THE CHINESE AND FRENCH AUTHORITIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING AS MUCH INFORMATION ON THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AS POSSIBLE.

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SAFETY THE DETERMINING CONSIDERATION

X X * *

SAFETY IS THE DETERMINING CONSIDERATION IN THE OVERALL ANALYSIS OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROJECT SINCE A DISASTER WOULD NULLIFY ALL ITS ECONOMIC BENEFITS, THE HON KIM CHAM SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTION ON THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, MR CHAM SAID THE FINDINGS OF THE DELEGATIONS THAT EXAMINED SAFETY ASPECTS OF NUCLEAR PLANTS OVERSEAS HAD NO DOUBT CONTRIBUTED TO IMPROVED SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AT DAYA BAY.

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MR CHAM EARLIER DESCRIBED ECONOMIC ASPECTS, AND SAID IT WAS IMPORTANT TO RECOGNISE THAT THE ECONOMIC CALCULATION TO £LANT» SUCH AS DAYA BAY, MUST REST ON PROJECTIONS AND FORECASTS OF FUTURE REVENUES AND COSTS.

IN THIS RESPECT, THE FUTURE PRICES OF FOSSIL FUEL AND RATES OF INFLATION WERE IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS. CAREFUl WAs'rEQU?r °F THE PR0BLEM AND THE ALTERNATIVES UNDER ANALYSIS

HESAID HE FELT THAT HONG KONG COULD RELY ON THE EXPERTISE OF THE FINANCIAL ADVISERS TO MAKE A BALANCED AND EXHAUSTIVE ANALYSIS.

+THE ECONOMIC REASONING WITH ANY INVESTMENT OUTLAY ALSO HINGES ON CONDITIONS WHICH MAY CHANGE BECAUSE OF THE ACTION TAKEN,+ HE ADDED.

wi-ru 0UTC0ME Of FUTURE DATA AND ESTIMATES INTERACT

EACH °THER AS ^STINGS, REVENUES AND FUNDING REQUIREMENTS CHANGE•+

INCLUDE N-POWER TARIFF IN CONTROL SCHEME * * * * *

APART FROM MAKING PUBLIC THE INFORMATION ON THE TARIFF FOR THE PURCHASE OF NUCLEAR-GENERATED ELECTRICITY, GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE A PRAGMATIC STEP BY INCLUDING THE TARIFF IN THE SCHEMES OF CONTROL OF THE TWO LOCAL POWER COMPANIES, THE HON JACKIE CHAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE MOVE WOULD PROVIDE REASONABLE CONTROL AND ENSURE THAT THE INTEREST OF HONG KONG WAS NOT JEORPARDISED, HE SAID.

+AN OPEN AND RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT SHOULD ADOPT A FRANK AND SINCERE ATTITUDE WHICH IS THE KEY TO THE COMMUNITY’S SUCCESS, PROSPERITY AND PEACEFULNESS,+ HE ADDED.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE PUBLIC HAD BEEN DEPRIVED OF THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO BUY EITHER COAL-FIRED OR NUCLEAR-GENERATED ELECTRICITY, BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT AS CONSUMERS TO KNOW HOW THE RATE OF TARIFF WOULD BE ARRIVED AT.

MR CHAN SAID HE DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHY CHINA INSISTED ON THE SIX-YEAR GUARANTEE THAT THE TARIFF OF NUCLEAR-GENERATED ELECTRICITY WOULD NOT BE HIGHER THAN COAL OR OIL-FIRED ELECTRICITY.

♦LOGICALLY, THE COST SHOULD BE HIGHEST DURING THE PLANT’S INITIAL OPERATION. YET ASSURANCE OF THE TARIFF IN THIS PERIOD HAS BEEN GIVEN.

/♦SEVERAL YEARS .......

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+SEVERAL YEARS LATER WHEN THE PLANT ATTAINS ITS HIGHEST EFFICIENCY, THE COST SHOULD BECOME STFADY OR EVEN LOWER. YET THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG HAVE FAILED TO SECURE A LONGER-TERM GUARANTEE OF LOW TARIFF.+

+THIS IS REALLY BAFFLING,* HE SAID.

ON SAFETY ASPECTS, MR CHAN SAID IT WAS UNKNOWN WHETHER THE CONTAINMENT BUILDING OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WOULD ACHIEVE THE EXPECTED EFFECT WHEN AN ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

NOTING THAT AMERICAN AUTHORITIES HAD YET TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE RUPTURE OF THE CONTAINMENT, HE SAID IT WAS TOTALLY UNCONVINCING TO ASK THE PUBLIC TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN SOME UNTESTED SAFETY-PROVED PRODUCT.

MR CHAN ALSO CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO LET PEOPLE KNOW OF INFORMATION ON SAFETY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT AN ATMOSPHERE OF PEACE IN THE SOCIETY WOULD BE CREATED.

+IT WILL BE BEYOND OUR BELIEF TO LEARN THAT THE AUTHORITIES CONSIDER IT IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE PUBLIC THE INFORMATION ON POWER PLANT SAFETY,* HE ADDED.

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BETTER UNDERSTANDING H *

WOULD ALLAY PUBLIC FEAR * * *

IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN URGENTLY TO ASSIST THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE THE SAFETY AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY PROJECTS, THE HON CHENG HON-KWAN SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF THE PROBLEM, HE SAID, MIGHT TAKE A LONG TIME IN VIEW OF THE DEPTH OF CONCERN AND INSUFFICIENT SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE.

BUT THE GOVERNMENT AND THE GUANGDONG NUCLEAR POWER JOINT VENTURE COMPANY MUST REALISE THAT BETTER UNDERSTANDING WOULD ALLAY THE FEAR OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC MORE READILY AND HENCE ESTABLISH A HIGHER DEGREE OF CONFIDENCE, HE SAID.

+THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG DO HAVE THE RIGHT IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES TO BE PROVIDED WITH THE INFORMATION REQUESTED,* HE ADDED.

/MR CHEUG........

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MR CHENG SAID AS FUTURE CONSUMERS THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE ASSURED A LEVEL OF TARIFF WHICH WOULD BE COMPETITIVE IN COMPARISON ITH THAT FOR COAL-FIRED ELECTRICITY, AND HE WELCOMED ANY EVIDENCE ICH MIGHT JUSTIFY THE PRICE ASSESSMENT AT THIS TIME.

COMMENTING ON A PROMISE BY THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES TO RELEASE SAFET AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTS IN DUE COURSE, HE SAID THAT 1 S REFLECTED AN OPEN AND COOPERATIVE ATTITUDE WHICH LIKEWISE PREVAILED IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

LASTLY, MR CHENG POINTED OUT THAT SAFETY ASSESSMENT AND ECONOMIC REVIEW WERE AN ON-GOING PROCESS FOR A NUCLEAR POWER STATION AND THAT THE REQUEST FOR CONTINUING RELEASE OF RELEVANT DOCUMENTS OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER STATION WOULD PERSIST UNTIL IT HAD BEEN SAFELY COMMISSIONED.

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DUTY TO SAFEGUARD PEOPLE’S INTERESTS

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS OWE IT TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG TO SAFEGUARD THEIR LONG-TERM INTERESTS, AND TO PRESERVE NOT ONLY THEIR CONFIDENCE BUT ALSO THE TERRITORY’S SOCIAL STABILITY AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

THE HON HILTON CHEONG-LEEN SAID THIS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN SPEAKING ON THE MOTION ON THE DAYA BAY ISSUE.

+UNLESS WE LEGISLATORS ARE SEEN TO BE DOING OUR JOB PROPERLY, ALONG PRAGMATIC AND REALISTIC LINES, WE WILL NOT HAVE THE RESPECT AND SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHOM WE REPRESENT,* HE SAID.

IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THE LONG-TERM INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE WERE SUFFICIENTLY SAFEGUARDED, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID HE MADE THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS:

* THE COUNCIL SHOULD STUDY THE REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY AFTER THE CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR DISASTER TO SEE WHETHER ANY ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARDS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE DAYA BAY PLANT"

* THE COUNCIL SHOULD CONTINUE TO SEEK THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM ADVANCED COUNTRIES IN THE NUCLEAR POWER FIELD-

* THE COUNCIL SHOULD START DISCUSSING WITH THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES THE SETTING UP OF A JOINT NUCLEAR POWER SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN TIME FOR THE START-UP OF THE FIRST REACTOR AT DAYA BAY IN 1992.

/* THE GOVERNMENT

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* THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD START EDUCATING THE PUBLIC AT ALL AGE LEVELS ON NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION i

* THE GOVERNMENT AND THE GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL AUTHORITIES SHOULD COLLABORATE TO WORK OUT COMPREHENSIVE CONTINGENCY PLANS IN CASE OF ANY INCIDENT AT THE DAYA BAY PLANT" AND

* THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE ALL POSSIBLE MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD THE LONG-TERM ECONOMIC INTERESTS OF HONG KONG PEOPLE, BECAUSE THE COST OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY FROM THE DAYA BAY PLANT WOULD BE A KEY FACTOR.

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EARLY ACTION NECESSARY ON SAFETY MEASURES

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THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD EXPEDITE ACTION ON PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AND ON PUBLIC EDUCATION ON CONTINGENCY MEASURES, THE HON CHUNG PUI-LAM TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN ADDITION, HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT SHOULD BE INSTITUTIONALISED, HE SAID DURING DEBATE ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION.

SAFETY STANDARDS SHOULD BE REVIEWED FROM TIME TO TIME AS THESE WERE BECOMING MORE STRINGENT INTERNATIONALLY.

ON THE ARRANGEMENT TO BUY ELECTRICITY FROM DAYA BAY, MR CHUNG SAID ALL INFORMATION, IN PARTICULAR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ON THE ECONOMICS, SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC.

+IT IS NOT OUR INTENTION TO TOUCH ON THE RIGHT OF MAINTAINING BUSINESS CONFIDENTIALITY, A RIGHT WE SHOULD FIRMLY UPHOLD,+ HE SAID.

+WE WISH ONLY TO BE PROVIDED WITH INFORMATION THAT CAN BE MADE PUBLIC ABOUT THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AND THE JOINT VENTURE,+ HE ADDED.

MR CHUNG POINTED OUT THAT MEMBERS WERE NOT SEEKING AN ASSURANCE RELATING TO THE LEVEL OF TARIFF BEYOND THE YEAR 2000, BUT RATHER THE MORE READILY AVAILABLE FORMULA FOR THE CALCULATION OF TARIFF APPLICABLE IN THE LONG TERM.

HE SAID HE DID NOT THINK THAT SUCH DATA COULD BE REGARDED AS COMMERCIAL SECRETS.

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ACCURATE INFORMATION CAN ENSURE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE

X * X * *

THE BEST WAY PUBLIC CONFIDENCE CAN BE ESTABLISHED AND MAINTAINED ON DAYA BAY IS TO ENSURE THAT ACCURATE INFORMATION IS MADE AVAILABLE ON BOTH THE SAFETY ASPECTS AND THE ECONOMIC AND TARIFF CONSIDERATIONS, THE HON THOMAS CLYDESDALE SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY). ’’

SPEAKING ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION, MR GLYDESDALE SAID THAT SINCE THE BUILDING OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT SEEMED INEVITABLE, HONG KONG PEOPLE WERE ENTITLED TO DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT ITS SAFETY FEATURES AND ON THE CONTINGENCY PLANS WHICH CLEARLY WOULD BE DEVELOPED TO DEAL WITH ANY EMERGENCY.

+THEY ARE ALSO ENTITLED TO REQUIRED TO PAY FOR ELECTRICITY EXCEED THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY MEANS,+ HE SAID.

EXPECT THAT THE TARIFF THEY ARE FROM THE NUCLEAR PLANT WILL NOT GENERATED BY MORE CONVENTIONAL

MR CLYDESDALE SAID THAT WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL, THE DAYA BAY PLANT WOULD BE SUPPLYING CHINA LIGHT AND POWER CO ONLY ABOUT 20 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL ELECTRICITY TO BE SOLD TO THE COMPANY’S CUSTOMERS.

+THE COST OF NUCLEAR POWER WILL THEREFORE HAVE ONLY A LIMITED EFFECT ON THE OVERALL TARIFF TO BE CHARGED TO THE CONSUMER,+ HE SAID.

MR CLYDESDALE ALSO QUOTED THE CHAIRMAN OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER CO WHO EARLIER STATED THAT + OUR FORECASTS SHOW THAT THE COST OF ELECTRICITY PURCHASED FROM THE NUCLEAR STATION WILL BE LOWER THAN THAT OF AN EQUIVALENT COAL-FIRED STATION COMMISSIONED IN HONG KONG IN THE SAME TIME SCALE*.

+NOW I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT LORD KADOORIE WOULD MAKE THAT STATEMENT LIGHTLY SINCE THESE FORECASTS MUST HAVE PLAYED A SUBSTANTIAL PART IN THE OVERALL ASSESSMENTS WHICH THE COMPANY MADE BEFORE COMMITTING ITSELF TO THE JOINT VENTURE,* HE SAID.

MR CLYDESDALE SAID HE BELIEVED NUCLEAR POWER WAS GOING TO BE THE MAIN POWER SOURCE OF THE FUTURE AND THAT IT WAS ALREADY ESTABLISHING AN OPERATIONAL AND SAFETY RECORD, WHICH, TAKEN IN ITS INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT, WAS BOTH IMPRESSIVE AND ENCOURAGING.

+ WE MUST NOT ALLOW CHERNOBYL TO DISTORT THIS RECORD OUT OF ALL PROPORTION NOR TO ALLOW SCARE TACTICS BY THOSE WHO OPPOSE NUCLEAR POWER TO INFLUENCE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC UNDULY,* HE SAID.

MR CLYDESDALE SAID THE VIEWS HE PROVIDED GENERALLY REPRESENTED THE STANDPOINT OF NOT SIMPLY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BUT ALSO LOCAL BUSINESSMEN WHO MADE UP OVER 70 PER CENT OF HIS CONSTITUENCY.

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ASSURANCES ON OPERATIONAL DETAILS SOUGHT

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ASSURANCES MUST BE GIVEN THAT ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DAILY OPERATION OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT WILL BE MADE PUBLIC, THE HON HUI YIN-FAT SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION, MR HUI SAID SUCH ASSURANCES WOULD ENSURE THAT THOSE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING THE PLANT WOULD NOT HOLD BACK ANY INFORMATION WHICH THEY CONSIDERED AS NOT TOO IMPORTANT UNDER THE PRETEXT OF UPHOLDING +PUBLIC INTEREST+.

HE NOTED THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAD REPEATEDLY STRESSED THAT ONE REASON FOR BUILDING THE DAYA BAY PLANT WAS TO INTRODUCE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY INTO CHINA SO AS TO PROMOTE THE FOUR MODERNISATIONS PROGRAMMES.

+HOWEVER, IT IS DOUBTFUL WHETHER THE COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY INSTALLATIONS AND REGULATIONS CAN PLAY A USEFUL ROLE IN PROTECTING THE PLANT WHEN EAGER SCIENTISTS CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS IN THEIR QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE,+ HE SAID.

HE SAID THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES AND THE GUANGDONG NUCLEAR POWER JOINT VENTURE COMPANY SHOULD PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THIS POINT.

MR HUI ALSO SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY WOULD INSTALL SPECIAL INSTRUMENTS TO DETECT RADIATION, IT WAS NOT KNOWN WHAT ACTION THE GOVERNMENT WOULD TAKE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC WHEN THE RADIATION LEVEL ABOVE THE SAFETY STANDARD WAS DETECTED IN HONG KONG.

HE HOPED THAT THE HARWELL CONSULTANCY REPORT COMMISSIONED BY THE GOVERNMENT WOULD MAKE DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS ON THIS.

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DISCLOSE FULL INFORMATION ON DAYA BAY

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FULL AND COMPLETE DISCLOSURE OF ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE SAFETY AND TARIFF OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT MUST BE MADE FORTHWITH, THE HON RICHARD LAI SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTION ON DAYA BAY, MR LAI SAID THE PROPOSED PLANT HAD ALREADY EXACTED ITS TOLL IN POLARISING THE COMMUNITY AND TO SOME EXTENT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

/THE WAY.......

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THE WAY THE WHOLE AFFAIR WAS HANDLED GAVE CAUSE TO PEOPLE TO FEEL THAT THE CONFIDENCE IN SECURING A STABLE AND PROSPEROUS FUTURE HAD BEEN ERODED, HE SAID.

+OUR IMMEDIATE TASK, ONE THAT IS WITHIN OUR POWER TO DO. IS TO RESTORE THE FAITH IN THE FAIRNESS AND OPENNESS OF OUR GOVERNMENT, WITHOUT WHICH THE FUTURE OF THIS BELOVED TERRITORY WOULD INDEED BE BLEAK,+ HE SAID.

MR LAI STRESSED THAT HE HAD NEVER BEEN ANTI-NUCLEAR OR ANTI-DAYA BAY, BUT SAID HE FELT THAT CRITICAL QUESTIONS ON THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY AND SAFETY OF THE PLANT MUST FIRST BE ANSWERED BEFORE GIVING HIS ENDORSEMENT TO THE PROJECT.

+l DO NOT BELIEVE IN TAKING RISK WITHOUT FIRST ASCERTAINING THE PAYOFF.

+l DON’T CONSIDER ANY RISK UNACCEPTABLE, BUT WE MUST KNOW WHAT BENEFITS THERE ARE BEFORE TAKING THAT RISK, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT MAY BE,+ HE SAID.

+BUT UP TO NOW, WE HAVE ONLY BEEN SHOWERED WITH ARGUMENTS OF THE EFFORTS TO AND LIKELIHOOD OF MINIMISING THE RISK ASSOCIATING WITH THE PLANT, BUT KNOW VERY LITTLE OF THE BENEFITS THAT THE PLANT MAY BRING US,+ HE SAID.

MR LAI SAID IT WAS DISAPPOINTING THAT NONE OF THE EFFORTS WAS SUCCESSFUL IN BUYING MORE TIME FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC TO DELIBERATE.

HE SAID THE DAYA BAY ISSUE WAS NOT OVER YET, AND ASSURED THAT MEMBERS WOULD CONTINUE TO EXAMINE THE SALIENT FEATURES OF THE ECONOMIC AND SAFETY ISSUES INVOLVED.

ON SAFETY, MR LAI SAID THAT AFTER THE RECENT TRIP TO PEKING, HE WAS CONVINCED OF THE SINCERITY AND THE DETERMINATION OF THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES TO DO THEIR UTMOST TO ENSURE A SAFE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PLANT.

+NEVERTHELESS, WE MUST NOT LET UP ON OUR EFFORTS TO SECURE THE BEST ARRANGEMENT IN TERMS OF SAFETY,* HE ADDED.

TURNING TO THE ECONOMIC ASPECT OF THE ISSUE, MR LAI SAID HE REGRETTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT REVEAL THE LAZARD BROTHERS REPORT WHICH WOULD SHED LIGHT ON THE REASON FOR HONG KONG’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROJECT.

HE SAID HE WONDERED WHAT HAD TO BE CONCEALED TO PROTECT THE PROFITABILITY OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, WHICH WAS THE ONLY ONE COMPANY INVOLVED IN NUCLEAR ENERGY PURCHASE.

/MR LAI .......

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MR LAI ALSO QUESTIONED WHY THE HONG KONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY (HKNIC) WOULD NOT MAKE A GUARANTEE ON THE 25 PER CENT SHARE OF POWER FROM DAYA BAY. HE SAID THAT THE PRICE OF NUCLEAR POWER WOULD BE CHEAPER THAN COAL FIRE GENERATED ELECTRICITY WHEN THE GUANGDONG NUCLEAR INVESTMENT COMPANY (GNIC) COULD MAKE SUCH A GUARANTEE ON THE 45 PER CENT OF NUCLEAR POWER TO,BE SOLD TO HONG KONG.

+EVEN IF THE PRICE OF THE FIRST SIX YEARS’ ELECTRICITY SUPPLIED BY GNIC WILL BE GUARANTEED, THE REST OF THE POWER (25 PER CENT) FROM DAYA BAY MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN COAL FIRED ELECTRICITY,* HE SAID.

EVEN THOUGH THE PROFIT OF HKNIC WOULD BE IN LINE WITH THE MARGIN ALLOWED UNDER THE SCHEME OF CONTROL, CONSUMERS WOULD STILL SUFFER IF THE COST OF NUCLEAR POWER SHOULD SOAR, MR LAI SAID.

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MORE ADVANCED COUNTRIES ABANDONING N-PLANTS

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MORE AND MORE GOVERNMENTS AND COMMUNITIES OF ADVANCED COUNTRIES HAVE GIVEN UP OR SUSPENDED THE USE OF NUCLEAR POWER AS THEY REALISE THE THREAT THAT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS MAY HAVE ON THE SAFETY OF THEIR PEOPLE AND ON THE ENVIRONMENT.

THIS WAS STATED BY DR THE HON CONRAD LAM WHEN HE SPOKE IN SUPPORT OF THE MOTION ON DAYA BAY IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+NOW THAT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT HAS BEGUN, THE ANXIETIES OF THE PUBLIC WILL NOT BE ALLAYED UNLESS THE SAFETY MEASURES AND THE VARIOUS FEASIBLE CONTINGENCY PLANS ARE IMPLEMENTED IN GOOD TIME,* HE SAID.

DR LAM SAID HE SINCERELY HOPED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT ADOPT AN ATTITUDE OF ONLY GOOD NEWS AND CONCEAL THE BAD IN THE HANDLING OF THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, IN PARTICULAR THE ECONOMIC AND SAFETY ASPECTS.

HE ADDED THAT THE NEWS OF THE SILENT MAJORITY ON THE DAYA BAY ISSUE SHOULD NOT BE ABUSED BEFORE THEY WERE ACTUALLY

DR LAM SAID HE CONSIDERED THAT IT WOULD DO NO GOOD TO ANY PARTY IF THE INTERESTS AND OPINION OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE WERE NOT TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BY CHINA PROPERLY.

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EARLIER IN HIS SPEECH, DR LAM SAID THE DAYA BAY ISSUE HAD CAUSED HECTIC DISCUSSION AND ARGUMENT WITHIN THE COUNCIL AS WELL AS BY THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

+ACTUALLY THIS IS A GOOD SYMPTOM SHOWING THAT ALL OF US ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG,+'HE SAID.

HOWEVER, DR LAM SAID HE REGRETTED THAT THE CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE HAD GENERATED CERTAIN UNDESIRABLE SIDE-EFFECTS WHICH WOULD AFFECT THE IMAGE OF THE COUNCIL IN THE EYES OF THE PUBLIC.

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NEED FOR COMMERCIAL SECRECY QUESTIONED

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THE NEED FOR THE TERRITORY’S TWO POWER COMPANIES TO ADOPT COMMERCIAL SECRECY WAS QUERIED BY THE HON LEE YU-TAI IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

BOTH COMPANIES ELECTRICITY, MR LEE BAY ISSUE.

ENJOYED MONOPOLIES IN THE SUPPLY OF

SAID IN SPEAKING ON THE MOTION ON THE DAYA

nr urn^ 1 D IT WAS UNDERSTANDABLE THAT COMMERCIAL SECRETS MUST BE KEPT IN SITUATION WHERE COMPETITION EXISTED, OTHERWISE BUSINESS MIGHT BE LOST TO COMPETITORS.

-ru.e hong kong the two P0WER COMPANIES were not in

InIS SITUATI ON.

+AS THERE IS NO COMPETITION FROM OTHER SUPPLIERS. IT IS DIFFICULT TO CONVINCE PEOPLE WHY THERE IS A NEED FOR COMMERCIAL SECRECY, BUT FOR EXCEPTIONAL AREAS LIKE CONDITION OF LOAN FINANCING,* HE SAID.

REFERRING TO THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY, MR LEE SAID CONSUMERS WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHETHER OR NOT THE INVESTMENT BY CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY (CLP) IN THE DAYA BAY PROJECT WOULD LEAD TO GREATER PROFIT FOR THE COMPANY AND HIGHER RATES OF TARIFF FOR ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION.

+THE LARGE AMOUNT OF INVESTMENT CLP PUTS INTO THE PROJECT MAY ENLARGE THE BASE ON WHICH PERMISSIBLE PROFIT LEVELS ARE CALCULATED,* HE SAID.

+SO IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT THE NEW PROFIT LEVELS WILL MEAN A MORE EXPENSIVE ELECTRICITY BILL FOR THE CONSUMER,* HE SAI ID ■

/HR LEE........

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. E ALSO SAID THAT THE POWER AND PRIVILEGES ORDINANCE, WHIG 'IPOWERED THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO OBTAIN INFORMATION INCLJ MG COMMERCIAL SECRETS, COULD BE INVOKED IF THE PUBLIC INTEREST SO WARRANTED.

HE SAID A GREAT MANY PEOPLE IN HONG KONG CONSIDERED THE NUCLEAR PLANT AS A GREAT THREAT TO THE SAFETY AND EVEN THE EXISTENCE OF THE TERRITORY.

+IT MAY TURN OUT TO BE AN ISSUE SO CRUCIAL TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST THAT MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL MAY FIND THEMSELVES FACED WITH THE DIFFICULT DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO INVOKE THE PROVISIONS OF THE POWER AND PRIVILEGES ORDINANCE,+ HE ADDED.

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INFORMATION DISCLOSURE A BASIC DEMAND *****

THE CALL BY LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION CONCERNING DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS A MOST BASIC DEMAND, THE HON PANG CHUN-HOI SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN A DEMOCRATIC AND LIBERAL SOCIETY, HE SAID, IT WAS NECESSARY TO MAKE KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC ALL INFORMATION WHICH WAS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND OF GREAT CONCERN TO THE PEOPLE.

THE FACT THAT NO SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING WAS HELD BEFORE THE CONTRACT SIGNING OF THE DAYA BAY PROJECT HAD LED HONG KONG PEOPLE TO GIVE THE COUNCIL A VOTE OF NO-CONFIDENCE, HE SAID.

+SINCE THE SI NO-BRITISH NEGOTIATIONS ON HONG KONG'S FUTURE, THE DAYA BAY PROJECT IS AN ISSUE OVER WHICH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT, OUR MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN THE MOST HOSTILE,+ HE NOTED.

HE SAID THIS WAS BECAUSE THE FACT-FINDING DELEGATIONS REPORTED AFTER THEIR TRIPS ABROAD THAT THEIR CONFIDENCE HAD GREATLY INCREASED. ACCORDING TO SEVERAL PUBLIC OPINION SURVEYS CONDUCTED RECENTLY, HOWEVER, MOST PEOPLE STILL WANTED TO STOP THE BUILDING OF THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.

+THEIR ANXIETY HAS NOT BEEN ALLAYED AT ALL,+ HE SAID.

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CLOSE CONTACT WITH CHINA SUGGESTED * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE CLOSE CONTACT WITH CHINA TO ENSURE THAT THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MONITORING OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT MET INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.

THIS WAS SUGGESTED BY THE HON POON CHI-FAI WHEN SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE DAYA BAY MOTION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MR POON ALSO CALLED FOR THE PROMOTION OF NUCLEAR EDUCATION AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ON NUCLEAR SAFETY AND ON THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF NUCLEAR POWER TO ASSURE THE PEOPLE THEY WOULD NOT BEAR ANY UNNECESSARY FINANCIAL BURDEN.

IN ORDER TO CLEAR DOUBTS, THE COMPANIES CONCERNED SHOULD PROVIDE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO INCREASE THE PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE AND DEEPEN THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE DAYA BAY PLANT, HE ADDED.

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MORE DATA ON RADIATION REQUIRED

* * * * *

THE GUANGDONG NUCLEAR POWER JOINT VENTURE COMPANY AND THE GOVERNMENT HAD DONE NOTHING EFFECTIVE TO ALLAY THE FEARS OF HONG KONG PEOPLE CONCERNING THE DAYA BAY PLANT, PROFESSOR THE HON POON CHUNG-KWONG SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING ON THE MOTION ON THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, PROFESSOR POON SAID HE STRONGLY FELT THAT THE GNPJVC SHOULD RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ON SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE PLANT.

THE INFORMATION SHOULD INCLUDE SUCH TECHNICAL DATA AS RADIATION DOSES UNDER VARIOUS ACCIDENT SCENARIOS AND THE LIKELY IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH OF PEOPLE LIVING AT VARYING DISTANCES.

+ A COMPARISON OF THESE DATA WITH THOSE WE OBTAINED DURING OUR FACT-FINDING TRIPS WILL SHOW WHETHER THE DAYA BAY PRESSURISED WATER REACTOR PLANT IS TO BE SO CONSTRUCTED AS TO PREVENT ANY SERIOUS RADIOACTIVE RELEASES EVEN IN THE VERY UNLIKELY EVENT OF A MAJOR ACCIDENT,* PROFESSOR POON SAID.

HE ALSO ASKED WHETHER THE GNPJVC WOULD INCORPORATE THE SAND FILTERS SYSTEM IN THE FRENCH-DESIGNED DAYA BAY PLANT AS AN ADDITIONAL SAFETY FEATURE WHICH FRANCE INTENDED TO INTRODUCE IN ITS PWR PLANTS.

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COMMENTING ON WHAT HE PERCEIVED AS THE TWO MAJOR WORRIES OF THE PUBLIC, PROFESSOR POON RULED OUT A NUCLEAR-BOMB TYPE OF EXPLOSION OCCURRING IN A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.

HE ALSO REJECTED THE POSSIBILITY OF A CHERNOBYL-TYPE DISASTER HAPPENING IN A PWR PLANT SUCH AS WAS PLANNED FOR DAYA BAY BECAUSE THE CHERNOBYL PLANT HAD NO PURPOSE-BUILT CONTAINMENT.

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PROMISES MUST BE KEPT * * *

THE ONLY REALISTIC COURSE OF ACTION FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO TAKE IN DISCHARGING ITS DUTY TO THE PEOPLE OVER THE DAYA BAY ISSUE IS TO ENSURE THAT PROMISES MADE BY CONCERNED PARTIES ARE FAITHFULLY KEPT AND IMPLEMENTED.

THE HON HELMUT SOHMEN SAID THIS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY). ADDING THAT DISCUSSION ON THE ISSUE HAD SUFFERED FROM EMOTIONAL OUTBURSTS WHICH OVERSHADOWED RATIONAL DEL(DERATION.

TOPICS QUITE UNRELATED TO THE MAIN ISSUES WERE RAISED AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF GENERAL PUBLIC UNEASE WITH NUCLEAR POWER, BLURRING THE ESSENTIAL POINTS THAT NEEDED TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE WIDER CONTEXT OF GLOBAL AND LOCAL ENERGY PLANNING FOR REQUIREMENTS BEYOND THE END OF THIS CENTURY.

HOWEVER, MR SOHMEN SAID HE FULLY RESPECTED THE OPINIONS OF THOSE WHO SINCERELY BELIEVED THAT NUCLEAR POWER WAS UNNECESSARY, PREMATURE OR TOO RISKY. HE ALSO AGREED THAT NUCLEAR INSTALLATIONS COULD NOT BE ABSOLUTELY SAFE AND TO CALL ATTENTION TO THIS FACT TO HELP PREVENT LETHARGY, SLOPPINESS OR NEGLIGENCE WAS A WORTHWHILE AND COMMENDABLE EXERCISE.

COMMENTING ON THE MOTION TO DISCLOSE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SAFETY AND COMMERCIAL MATTERS, MR SOHMEN SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD ALREADY RELEASED A LOT OF INFORMATION TO THE COUNCIL AND TO THE PUBLIC IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

HE WONDERED WHETHER THE PRODUCTION OF MORE DOCUMENTS WOULD PUT PEOPLE’S MINDS AT REST.

HE ALSO QUESTIONED WHETHER THE PRODUCTION OF MORE DOCUMENTS WOULD INCREASE SAFETY AND GUARANTEE HIGHER CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE STANDARDS SINCE THE DECISION HAD ALREADY BEEN MADE TO PROCEED WITH BUILDING THE PLANT.

HOWEVER, DESPITE THESE RESERVATIONS, HE SUPPORTED THE MOTION.

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LEGCO DELEGATIONS HELP ENHANCE SAFETY OF DAYA BAY * * * * *

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DELEGATIONS ON NUCLEAR GENERATION HAVE OBTAINED A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION THAT CAN HELP TO ENHANCE THE SAFETY OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, THE HON DANIEL TSE SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE DAYA BAY MOTION, MR TSE SAID FROM THE INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE DELEGATIONS THERE WAS NO SCIENTIFIC PROOF TO SHOW THAT THE PROJECT WAS NOT FEASIBLE.

COMMENTING ON THE DELEGATIONS FACT-FINDING WORK, MR TSE SAID: +WE DO NOT EXPECT EVERYONE TO AGREE WITH US AND WE DO NOT ASK FOR ANY SYMPATHY FROM OTHERS.

EARLIER IN HIS SPEECH, MR TSE DESCRIBED THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAVAIL EXPERIENCED BY DELEGATION MEMBERS AND GAVE AN ACCOUNT OF HOW HE CONSOLIDATED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE OPERATION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS BEFORE EMBARKING ON THE FACT-FINDING TRIP.

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MISGIVINGS ARISE AFTER CHERNOBYL

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THE GOVERNMENTS OF CHINA AND HONG KONG SHOULD RECONSIDER THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROJECT, THE HON ANDREW WONG SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MR WONG SAID HIS MISGIVINGS ABOUT THE PROJECT AROSE AFTER NEW POST-CHERNOBYL INFORMATION BECAME AVAILABLE.

+MY MISGIVINGS ARE SUCH THAT I CANNOT BUT ARRIVE AT THE TENTATIVE CONCLUSION THAT DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS NOT TO THE LONG-TERM INTEREST OF BOTH CHINA AND HONG KONG,+ MR WONG SAID.

AT THE OUTSET MR WONG DECLARED HIS SUPPORT FOR THE MOTION BECAUSE HE BELIEVED THAT THE GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO PROVIDE THE COUNCIL DETAILS OF THE ARRANGEMENTS REGARDING SAFETY AND THE TARIFF FOR THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY FROM DAYA BAY SO THAT +THIS COUNCIL CAN BEGIN TO MEANINGFULLY PERFORM THE ROLE OF SUPERVISING THE ADMINI STRATI ON.+

HE ALSO SAID THE GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO EXPLAIN TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE COUNCIL WHY SUCH ARRANGEMENTS WOULD SUFFICIENTLY SAFEGUARD THE LONG-TERM INTERESTS OF HONG KONG PEOPLE.

/MR WONG

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1986

MR WONG THEN REFERRED TO + THREE POINTS OF MAJOR CONSTITUTIONAL SI GN IFICANCE+ BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE DAYA BAY CONTROVERSY.

THE FIRST CONCERNED THE POWERS AND PRIVILEGES OF THE COUNCIL WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN USED TO DRAFT A MOTION IN MUCH STRONGER TERMS, HE SAID.

HOWEVER, MR WONG SAID THAT SUCH POWER OUGHT TO BE EXERCISED IN +MODERATION+ BECAUSE AS +MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WE ARE HERE TO MONITOR, CRITICISE AND SUPERVISE, BUT NOT TO DIRECT LESS SO TO GOVERN.+

THE SECOND CONSTITUTIONAL POINT RELATED TO THE GOVERNOR’S DUAL ROLE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND AS PRESIDENT OF THE LEGISLATURE.

AFTER EXPLAINING THE +UNENVIABLE TASK+ OF THE TWO ROLES, MR WONG SUGGESTED THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OUGHT TO BE A MEMBER WHO DID NOT CARRY ANY GOVERNMENT PORTFOLIO AND WAS NOT A SERVING MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

HE PROPOSED THAT IN THE INTEREST OF SMOOTH TRANSITION TOWARDS THE SEPARATION OF THE TWO ROLES, THE GOVERNOR APPOINT A +NON-EXECUTIVE+ MEMBER AS +DEPUTY PRESIDENT* TO PRESIDE OVER THE COUNCIL IN HIS ABSENCE.

ON THE THIRD CONSTITUTIONAL POINT CONCERNING THE DUAL EXECUTIVE-LEGISLATIVE ROLE OF MEMBERS, MR WONG SAID THERE WAS A SEGMENT OF PUBLIC OPINION WHICH CALLED FOR A COMPLETE SEPARATION BETWEEN THE EXECUTIVE AND THE LEGISLATURE.

+l DO NOT BELIEVE THIS IS A WISE COURSE OF REFORM,* HE SAID. +THE CORRECT COURSE LIES IN AN UNEQUIVOCAL DELINEATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ROLE AND THE LEGISLATIVE-CUM-SUPERVISION ROLE, NOT IN THE ARTIFICIAL SEPARATION OF MEMBERS.

+BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE EXECUTIVE, IT IS ALWAYS THOSE MEMBERS WHO DO NOT HOLD GOVERNMENT PORTFOLIOS AND ARE NOT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO PRIMARILY PERFORM THE SUPERVISORY ROLE,* HE SAID, AND THEN WENT ON TO PROPOSE THAT ALL STANDING AND SELECT COMMITTEES WHICH WERE SUPERVISORY AND SCRUTINEER I NG IN NATURE SHOULD COMPRISE NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBERS ONLY.

HE THEN CALLED FOR THE SETTING UP OF SUCH A STANDING OR SELECT COMMITTEE ON ELECTRICITY OR ENERGY POLICY.

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STATEMENT BY LYDIA DUNN * * * *

THE FOLLOWING IS A STATEMENT MADE BY THE HON LYDIA DUNN IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AT THE END OF THE DEBATE ON THE DAYA BAY MOTION TODAY:

♦THIS HAS BEEN A LONG DEBATE. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE DEEPLY AND SINCERELY HELD. AS I SAID AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS DEBATE, WE, ALL OF US HAVE A COMMON INTEREST BUT IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT WE HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS.

+IT IS RIGHT THAT THESE SHOULD BE FRANKLY EXPRESSED. BUT THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR DISCOURTESY IN THIS CHAMBER. I PROFOUNDLY REGRET ANY DISCOURTESY SHOWN TO THE PRESIDENT CF THIS COUNCIL.+

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STATEMENT BY S. L. CHEN

*****

THE FOLLOWING IS STANDING ORDER 28 (1) (WEDNESDAY):

A STATEMENT MADE BY THE HON S.L. CHEN UNDER IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY

+AS THE ACTING SENIOR MEMBER WHO CHAIRED THE IN-HOUSE MEETING TO WHICH MR MARTIN LEE REFERRED TO IN HIS SPEECH, I WISH TO STATE CATEGORICALLY THAT THE VOTING PROCEDURE WAS FREELY AND DEMOCRATICALLY CONDUCTED. I AND NONE OF THE MEMBERS WHO VOTED WERE ASKED BY GOVERNMENT TO VOTE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

+1 DEEPLY REGRET THE SHADOW CAST BY MR LEE ON THE INTEGRITY OF THOSE OF HIS COLLEAGUES WHO HAPPENED TO DISAGREE WITH HIM. I FEEL STRONGLY THAT THIS POINT SHOULD BE PLACED ON OFFICIAL RECORD.+

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NO INTENTION TO ABDICATE MEDICAL RESPONSIBILITY * * * * *

IT WAS NOT PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION IN SETTING UP A CONSULTANCY TO ABDICATE ITS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES TO THE POPULATION AS A WHOLE, THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, THE HON JOHN CHAMBERS, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

WINDING UP THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE CONSULTANTS’ REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS, HE SAID THE PROPOSED HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE REPORT, SHOULD BE FUNDED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE CONTINUED PROVISION OF ADEQUATE HOSPITAL SERVICES, PARTICULARLY FOR DISADVANTAGED PATIENTS.

+ THIS IS GOVERNMENT POLICY AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE SO,* HE STRESSED.

IN ADDITION, MR CHAMBERS SAID, HE WOULD LIKE TO REPEAT PUBLICLY THE ASSURANCE THAT HAD BEEN GIVEN TO STAFF WORKING IN THE PUBLIC HOSPITAL SYSTEM THAT THERE WOULD BE CONSULTATION ON THE DETAILS OF ANY NEW ARRANGEMENTS WHICH WOULD AFFECT THEIR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT BEFORE THESE WERE IMPLEMENTED.

+ONCE AGAIN I SHOULD POINT OUT THAT THE CONSULTANTS DID NOT GO INTO DETAILS ABOUT THIS ASPECT OF THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS, + HE SAID, +AND WE ARE AT PRESENT EXAMINING SEVERAL DIFFERENT METHODS OF ACHIEVING A GREATER DEGREE OF INTEGRATION.*

THANKING ALL MEMBERS FOR SPEAKING IN THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE AND THEIR EFFORTS IN STIMULATING AND COLLECTING PUBLIC RESPONSES TO THE REPORT, MR CHAMBERS SAID IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO PUBLISH A FULL REPORT ON THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED BY THE PUBLIC ON THE CONSULTANTS’ REPORT.

+A TOTAL OF 99 SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN RECEIVED, INCLUDING THOSE FORWARDED TO ME BY THE STANDING PANEL,* HE SAID, ADDING THAT A LARGE PROPORTION OF THE PUBLIC COMMENTS MADE HAD BEEN REFLECTED IN THE DEBATE.

SOME MEMBERS HAD SPOKEN ABOUT THE SCOPE OF THE CONSULTANTS’ BRIEF AND THE NEED TO CONSIDER NOT JUST HOSPITAL SERVICES, BUT ALSO PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, PREVENTIVE SERVICES INCLUDING HEALTH EDUCATION, COMMUNITY NURSING, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES.

+WHEN IT WAS DECIDED ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO TO COMMISSION CONSULTANTS TO CARRY OUT THIS REVIEW, IT WAS FELT THAT TO INCLUDE ALL ASPECTS OF THE HEALTH SERVICES WOULD RESULT IN AN ALMOST UNMANAGEABLE BRIEF,* MR CHAMBERS SAID.

/+AND SINCE........

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+ AND SINCE IT WAS CONSIDERED THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT AREA WHICH NEEDED REVIEW WAS THE MANAGEMENT OF THE PUBLIC HOSPITAL SYSTEM, THE TERMS OF REFERENCE GIVEN TO THE CONSULTANTS WERE WORDED ACCORDINGLY.+

MR CHAMBERS SAID HE AGREED THAT IF THE RECOMMENDATION TO ESTABLISH A STATUTORY HOSPITAL AUTHORITY WAS IMPLEMENTED, IT WOULD BE NEEDED TO CONSIDER THE EFFECT THAT THIS WOULD HAVE ON THE WHOLE OF THE PRESENT MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND NOT JUST THE GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS.

+THERE ARE OBVIOUS LINKS BETWEEN THE HOSPITALS AND THE OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE HEALTH SERVICES AND THE EFFECTS ON THESE OF THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS WOULD HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY EXAMI NED,+ HE SAID.

MR CHAMBERS NOTED THAT THE PROPOSED HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, CLEARLY THE MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE RECOMMENDATION IN THE REPORT, RECEIVED MAJORITY SUPPORT FROM MEMBER SOCIETIES OF THE FEDERATION OF MEDICAL SOCIETIES OF HONG KONG, AND WIDELY SUPPORTED BY DISTRICT BOARDS AND THE SUBVENTED HOSPITAL BODIES.

♦ BUT SERVERAL MAJOR RESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN EXPRESSED ABOUT THIS PROPOSAL,+ MR CHAMBER POINTED OUT.

REGARDING THE CONCERN THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATUTORY AUTHORITY WOULD IMPLY THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD BE RELINQUISHING ITS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES, AND THAT THIS WOULD PENALISE THOSE WHO RELY ON SUCH SERVICES, MR CHAMBERS ASSURED THAT IT WAS NOT PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO ABDICATE ITS RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS AREA.

TURNING TO OTHER RESERVATIONS RAISED BY MEMBERS, MR CHAMBERS SAID THE REPORT DID NOT SPELL OUT IN DETAIL HOW THESE HOSPITALS WOULD BE INTEGRATED INTO THE SYSTEM, AND IT WAS UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THE VARIOUS HOSPITAL BOARDS WERE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE.

+IF THIS RECOMMENDATION IS TO BE IMPLEMENTED WE SHALL CLEARLY HAVE TO DISCUSS THE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE BOARDS, AND I CAN GIVE AN ASSURANCE THAT THIS WILL BE DONE.*

MR CHAMBERS SAID THAT THE CONTRIBUTION MADE BY SUBVENTED HOSPITALS WERE GREATLY VALUED WHILE ASSURING THAT THEIR INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS WOULD BE PRESERVED.

COST IMPLICATIONS WERE ANOTHER DOUBT EXPRESSED, MR CHAMBERS SAID, AND HE DID NOT THINK THE CONSULTANTS WOULD CLAIM THAT THE FIGURES QUOTED WERE MORE THAN A VERY BROAD ESTIMATE OF THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF THEIR PROPOSAL.

+A GREAT DEAL OF WORK REMAINS TO BE DONE ON THIS ASPECT OF THE REPORT AND THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS WILL INEVITABLY BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS IN REACHING DECISIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONSULTANTS’ RECOMMENDATIONS,* HE SAID.

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HE SAID THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY COULD COST A VERY LARGE SUM OF MONEY, AND BEFORE A DECISION TO GO AHEAD WAS TAKEN, IT WAS NEEDED TO CONSIDER VERY CAREFULLY WHETHER THIS WAS THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION, OR WHETHER SOME OTHER MEANS OF IMPROVING THE SERVICE WOULD BE MORE COST-EFFECTIVE.

APART FROM THE MAJOR RECOMMENDATION ON A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, HE ADDED, THE REPORT CONTAINED A LARGE NUMBER OF MORE SPECIFIC PRACTICAL PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVING THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM, IN SUCH AREAS AS INTERNAL HOSPITAL ORGANISATION, REDUCING OVERCROWDING, THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND COST CONTROL.

IN GENERAL THESE WERE LESS CONTROVRSIAL, MR CHAMBERS SAID, ADDING THAT IN FACT SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE ALREADY BEING IMPLEMENTED IN SOME HOSPITALS, AND MANY OF THEM COULD BE IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT WAITING FOR A DECISION ON THE SETTING UP OF A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY.

ONE SUCH PROPOSAL WAS THAT A CHARGE SHOULD BE MADE FOR ATTENDANCE AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS, IN ORDER TO DETER ABUSE OF THESE SERVICES, HE SAID.

WHILE PROFESSIONAL BODIES IN GENERAL DID NOT OBJECT TO THIS, OTHERS, INCLUDING DISTRICT BOARDS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS, HAVE POINTED OUT THAT SUCH CHARGES WERE NOT LIKELY TO BE EFFECTIVE IN DETERRING INAPPROPRIATE USE OF SUCH SERVICES; IF THERE WAS ANY ABUSE, THIS WAS DUE TO THE LACK OF ADEQUATE OUT-PATIENT CLINIC FACILITIES, PARTICULARLY IN THE LATE EVENING.

+THIS IS SOMETHING WE SHALL NEED TO LOOK AT AGAIN VERY CAREFULLY,+ HE SAID.

MR CHAMBERS SAID SOME MEMBERS SUPPORTED THE RECOMMENDATION OF PROVIDING THE SO-CALLED +B-CLASS+ BEDS TO CATER FOR THE NEEDS OF THE MIDDLE INCOME GROUP.

+SEVERAL MEMBERS CAUTIONED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PROVISION OF HIGHER CLASS ACCOMMODATION OF THIS KIND MUST NOT BE AT THE EXPENSE OF PROVISION FOR GENERAL WARDS.+

SUBJECT TO THIS RESERVATION, MR CHAMBERS SAID, THIS RECOMMENDATION HAD GENERAL SUPPORT AND ONE SUBVENTED HOSPITAL HAD ALREADY TOLD HIM OF ITS WILLINGNESS TO SERVE AS A VENUE FOR A PILOT PROJECT AS RECOMMENDED BY CONSULTANTS.

HE SAID THE PROPOSAL TO ALLOW CONSULTANTS WORKING IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS TO HAVE LIMITED RIGHTS OF PRIVATE PRACTICE HAD AROUSED A GOOD DEAL OF OPPOSITION.

FEARS HAD BEEN EXPRESSED IN VARIOUS QUARTERS AND BY SEVERAL MEMBERS THAT THIS ARRANGEMENT COULD LEAD TO DISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT OF PATIENTS AND OTHER ABUSES.

/MR CHAMBERS .......

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MR CHAMBERS SAID HE AGREED WITH RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THERE WAS A NEED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE TRAINING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF STAFF.

+MORE TRAINING, ESPECIALLY IN MANAGEMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENABLE STAFF TO UNDERTAKE THE INCREASED RESPONSIBILITIES IN HOSPITAL AND WARD MANAGEMENT THAT WOULD ARISE FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REPORT.+

AS TO THE CONCERN THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REPORT’S RECOMMENDATIONS MIGHT MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO DEFER A NUMBER OF NEW HOSPITAL PROJECTS, MR CHAMBERS SAID IN A LONG-TERM PREDICTION THE PROPOSED NEW SYSTEM SHOULD EVENTUALLY REDUCE THE DEMAND FOR ADDITIONAL BEDS BY ENSURING MORE EFFICIENT USE OF EXISTING RESOURCES.

♦THERE IS CERTAINLY NO INTENTION TO SLOW DOWN THE PRESENT BUILDING PROGRAMME, WHICH INCLUDES TWO NEW HOSPITALS AND MAJOR EXTENSIONS TO FOUR OTHERS,+ HE STRESSED.

REFERRING TO THE NEED TO INCLUDE IN THE REVIEW OUTPATIENT SERVICES WHICH ARE PART AND PARCEL OF THE MEDICAL SERVICES, MR CHAMBERS SAID IF IT WAS DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY CONCEPT, IT SHOULD INEVITABLY HAVE TO CONSIDER THE EFFECT ON THE REST OF THE HEALTH SERVICES.

+1 AM SURE THAT IF THE DECISION WERE TO IMPLEMENT ONE OF THE CONSULTANTS’ OTHER OPTIONS OR SOME MODIFICATION OF THEM WE WOULD SIMILARLY HAVE TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE ROLE OF THE CLINICS AND OTHER PARTS OF THE SERVICE,+ HE SAID.

MR CHAMBERS CONCLUDED THAT THE VIEWS OF ALL MEMBERS IN THE DEBATE WOULD BE OF VERY GREAT ASSISTANCE TO THE GOVERNMENT IN CONSIDERING WHAT ACTION TO TAKE ON THE USEFUL REPORT.

+WE ALREADY HAVE A MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICE OF WHICH HONG KONG CAN BE JUSTLY PROUD - THE RESULTS OF THIS CAN BE SEEN IN OUR STATISTICS FOR EXPECTATION OF LIFE, INFANT MORTALITY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES, IN ALL OF WHICH WE ARE AMONGST THE TOP FEW COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD,+ MR CHAMBERS SAID.

♦BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE SYSTEM CAN BE IMPROVED, AND THAT IS WHY WE COMMISSIONED THIS REPORT.+

HE DESCRIBED THE COMMENTS EXPRESSED IN THE DEBATE AS HELPFUL AND CONSTRUCTIVE THAT THERE WAS AN UI TED AIM OF ENSURING THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG OF THE BEST POSSIBLE MEDICAL SERVICES THAT HONG KONG’S RESOURCES COULD PROVIDE.

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HEALTH CARE MUST REMAIN GOVT RESPONSIBILITY X X K KX

THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD REMAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE FOR THE PUBLIC AND FOR ENSURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES.

THIS IS ONE OF 16 CONSENSUS VIEWS REACHED BY THE OMELCO STANDING PANEL ON HEALTH SERVICES FOLLOWING A SIX-MONTH STUDY ON THE CONSULTANCY REPORT +THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS*.

THE PANEL’S CONSENSUS VIEWS WERE OUTLINED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY ITS CONVENER, DR THE HON CHIU HIN-KWONG, DURING THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT.

THEY ARE:

X THE SPIRIT OF THE REPORT TO IMPROVE MEDICAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG IS SUPPORTED.

* THE TERMS OF REFERENCE ARE TOO LIMITED IN THAT THEY ONLY INCLUDE THE REVIEW ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS.

X GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING HEALTH CARE FOR THE PUBLIC AND FOR ENSURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GOOD MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES.

X GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONTINUE TO PROVIDE FULLY SUBSIDISED MEDICAL SERVICES FOR THE NEEDY.

* THERE ARE RESERVATIONS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL AUTHORITY.

X IN REGARD TO INTERNAL HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT, THE PROPOSALS THAT THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE SHOULD BE A DOCTOR; THE WARD MANAGER’ THE SENIOR NURSING officer; and the formation of a tripartite MANAGEMENT TEAM COMPRISING THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, CHIEF NURSING OFFICER AND CHIEF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR ARE SUPPORTED.

X THE STAFF RATIO OF A CONSULTANT UNIT SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

X

IF THE INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL AUTHORITY IS TO BE SET UP OUTSIDE THE CIVIL SERVICE STRUCTURE, THE CONDITIONS OF SERVICE OF EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE STAFF SHOULD NOT BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED UPON TRANSFER.

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* THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE MEDICAL FACILITIES OF THE SUBVENTED HOSPITALS AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT OF STAFF IN THE SUBVENTED SECTOR ARE SUPPORTED.

* RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE CHAPTER +REDUCING OVERCROWD!NG+ ARE SUPPORTED. THESE INCLUDE A GOOD AND PROPER MANAGEMENT IN THE PROVISION OF AN EFFICIENT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICE. THERE ARE RESERVATIONS IN THE TRANSFER OF PATIENTS IN THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

* RECOMMENDATION CONTAINED IN THE CHAPTER +WORKING ENVIRONMENT+ ARE SUPPORTED.

X WHILE THE RECOMMENDATION TO PROVIDE LIMITED RIGHTS OF PRIVATE PRACTICE FOR CONSULTANTS IS SUPPORTED, PROVIDED THAT A GOOD MONITORING SYSTEM IS DEVISED TO PREVENT ABUSE OF PRIVILEGES, THERE IS RESERVATION ON THE PROPOSAL TO ALLOW LIMITED VISIT BY PRIVATE DOCTORS TO PUBLIC HOSPITALS.

* RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE CHAPTER ♦COSTS AND COST CONTROL+ ARE SUPPORTED.

X THE CONCEPT THAT THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD TO PAY SHOULD PAY IS SUPPORTED, BUT THE CHARGE SHOULD BE +REASONABLE AND AFFORDABLE+.

* CALCULATION OF STANDARD BED DAY CHARGE IS SUPPORTED.

X THE RECOMMENDATION TO INTRODUCE THE PILOT SCHEME FOR THE ’B’ CLASS BEDS IN NEW HOSPITALS OR NEW WINGS IS SUPPORTED, PROVIDED THAT: (A) THE NEW ’B’ CLASS BEDS WILL NOT BE INTRODUCED AT THE EXPENSE OF THE EXISTING CLASS I I I BEDS; AND

(B) THE NUMBER AND PROPORTION OF CLASS III BEDS SHOULD NOT BE REDUCED IN THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF HOSPITAL BEDS.

DR CHIU TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THAT DURING ITS DELIBERATIONS THE PANEL HELD 18 MEETINGS AND TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION 82 SUBMISSIONS FROM VARIOUS PROFESSIONAL BODIES, STAFF ASSOCIATIONS, DISTRICT BOARDS, SOCIAL WELFARE AGENCIES, CONCERNED GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS, AS WELL AS PUBLIC OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THE NEWS MEDIA.

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OBSERVED THAT A MAJORITY OF THE 82 SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED BY THE PANEL SUPPORTED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (IHA), THOUGH MOST OF THE STAFF ASSOCIATIONS OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND SOME COMMUNITY CONCERNS GROUPS WERE AGAINST THE IDEA.

DR CHIU SAID THE REASONS ADVANCED BY THOSE WHO DISAGREED WITH THE CONCEPT COVERED FOUR MAIN AREAS:

* THEY FEAR THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL SHIRK ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE TO ITS PEOPLE, AND IT IS SEEN AS A FIRST STEP TOWARDS ’PR IVATISATION’J

* THEY TAKE THE NEW ESTABLISHMENT AS A THREAT TO THEIR WORKING CONDITIONS?

X THEY QUERY WHETHER THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR A MAJOR CHANGE IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT; AND

X THEY BELIEVE THAT MOST OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REPORT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THE EXISTING STRUCTURE AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM IS LACK OF RESOURCES.

SPEAKING IN HIS PERSONAL CAPACITY, DR CHIU SAID HE STRONGLY SUPPORTED THE VIEW THAT THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES MUST BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT. THIS MEANT FUNDING OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE IHA MUST INVOLVE THE GOVERNMENT.

HE REGARDED THE IHA AS THE CORNERSTONE FOR HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT, BUT DID NOT BELIEVE IT COULD WORK IF THE GOVERNMENT WAS NOT PREPARED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE RESOURCES.

+UNLESS WE HAVE THIS COMMITMENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT,+ HE SAID, +WE WILL HESITATE TO ACCEPT THE REPORT.+

DR CHIU STRESSED THAT THE IHA, IF SET UP, SHOULD NOT FOLLOW THE LINES OF THE KCRC AND MTRC WHICH ARE RUN ON COMMERCIAL PRINCIPLES, AS THE PROPOSED FEE-CHARGING SYSTEM COULD NOT COVER THE EXPENDITURE OF EXISTING MEDICAL SERVICES LET ALONE EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF HOSPITAL CARE.

ADDRESSING THE ANXIETY OF STAFF IN ACUTE HOSPITALS, DR CHIU REJECTED THE CONSULTANTS’ PROPOSAL THAT FRINGE BENEFITS OF THE FUTURE IHA STAFF SHOULD BE LOWER THAN THOSE OF COMPARABLE GRADES IN THE CIVIL SERVICE.

HOSPITAL STAFF WERE ALREADY CARRYING HEAVY CLINICAL WORKLOAD, WORKED IN AN UNPLEASANT ENVIRONMENT AND LACKED PROFESSIONAL STIMULUS, HE SAID.

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+l FEEL TERRIBLY SORRY THAT WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO SOLVE THE UNDERSTAFFING PROBLEMS WHICH COMMONLY EXIST IN ACUTE HOSPITALS OR TO IMPROVE THEIR WORKING ENVIRONMENT, HAVING PARTICULAR REGARD TO THEIR CONTRIBUTION, THEIR DEDICATION AND THEIR ENDURANCE IN THE PAST,+ HE SAID.

ON THE QUESTION OF TIMING, DR CHIU REMINDED DOUBTERS THAT THE MEDICAL PROFESSION, CONCERNED COMMUNITY GROUPS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAD BEEN CALLING FOR A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF HOSPITAL CARE FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.

+WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED FOR SUCH CHANGES, SO WHY DO WE TURN OUR BACKS AGAINST IT BY CLAIMING THIS IS NOT THE TIME?* HE ASKED.

+THE LONG WAITING LIST, THE OVERCROWDING, MANPOWER SHORTAGE AND POOR WORKING ENVIRONMENT IN ACUTE HOSPITALS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

+IF THE PRESENT SYSTEM IS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE OVERWHELMING PRESSURE ON IT WILL CAUSE IT TO DISINTEGRATE AND COLLAPSE,+ HE WARNED.

AS FOR INTRODUCING THE RECOMMENDATIONS WITHIN THE EXISTING SYSTEM, DR CHIU SAID LOCAL MEASURES TO ALLEVIATE OVERCROWDING FOR EXAMPLE COULD ONLY PRODUCE MARGINALLY IMPROVEMENTS, BUT MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED RADICAL CHANGE.

+ANY ATTEMPT TO PATCH UP THE WORN-OUT SYSTEM ON AN AD HOC AND PIECEMEAL BASIS WILL NOT BEAR FRUIT,+ HE SAID. +OUR PRESENT SYSTEM, LIKE A SERIOUSLY ILL PERSON, WILL NEED MAJOR SURGERY.+

THE PRESENT PRACTICE OF OPERATING PUBLIC HOSPITALS UNDER TWO SEPARATE SYSTEM WITH DIFFERENT CONDITIONS OF SERVICE FOR STAFF WAS HIGHLY UNSATISFACTORY, DR CHIU SAID.

+THE IHA WILL SEE A NEW ARRANGEMENT WHICH IS A BETTER INTEGRATED SYSTEM WITH A FAIRER DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES WHICH WOULD MAKE EASIER THE TRANSFER OF PATIENTS FROM OVERCROWDED TO UNDERUTILISED HOSPITALS,* HE SAID.

OTHER BENEFITS, HE ADDED, WOULD BE FAIRER TERMS OF SERVICE FOR ALL STAFF AND FREEDOM FROM THE INFLEXIBILITIES OF THE CIVIL SERVICE.

THERE SHOULD ALSO BE INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY AND BETTER ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE HOSPITAL STAFF, HE SAID.

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FIRST STEP TOWARDS HEALTHIER STATE * * * * *

THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANTS’ REPORT IS BUT THE BEGINNING OF EFFORTS TOWARDS A HEALTHIER STATE AND A LOT MORE SHOULD BE DONE IN REVAMPING MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES OTHER THAN HOSPITAL CARE, THE HON PAULINE NG SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DURING THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE CONSULTANTS’ REPORT.

MRS NG COMMENTED ON TWO ASPECTS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REPORT - THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND THE ROLE OF NURSING STAFF IN HOSPITALS AND THEIR PROSPECTS.

SHE SAID SHE HAD DOUBTS ABOUT THE JUSTIFICATION TO IMPOSE A FEE IN THE DEPARTMENT FOR SERVICES WHICH SHOULD OTHERWISE BE FREE FOR THE SAKE OF DETERRING SOME WHO WERE REGARDED AS HAVING +ABUSED THE SYSTEM+.

SHE SAID SHE FELT THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SHOULD NOT CHARGE FEES AS IT PROVIDED SHORT-TERM TREATMENT FOR EITHER HOSPITALISATION OR REFERRAL TO CLINICS FOR FOLLOW UP.

ON THE OTHER HAND, MRS NG SUGGESTED THAT THE PROBLEM OF OVER-USE OF THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD BE LOOKED AT POSITIVELY WITH A VIEW TO SOLVING IT.

SHE POINTED OUT THAT THOSE WHO SUFFERED FROM ILLNESS WENT TO THE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THERE WERE NO ALTERNATIVES AND IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO ACCUSE THEM OF ABUSING THE SYSTEM.

SHE SUGGESTED THAT THERE SHOULD BE MORE CLINICS FOR THE EVENING, SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, AND THAT EACH HOSPITAL WITH AN ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SHOULD HAVE A 24-HOUR CLINIC.

ON THE ROLE OF NURSING STAFF, MRS NG SAID SHE FELT THE MATTER SHOULD BE LOOKED AT POSITIVELY IN CONSIDERING IMPROVEMENTS TO HOSPITAL CARE.

+THE FACT THAT NURSING STAFF HAVE CLOSE CONTACT WITH PATIENTS IN LOOKING AFTER THEIR DIFFERENT NEEDS MEANS A GOOD UTILISATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THEM IS ESSENTIAL IN INCREASING THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF HOSPITALS,* SHE SAID.

MRS NG SAID SHE FULLY ENDORSED THE REPORT’S RECOMMENDATION TO STRENGTHEN THE MEDICAL AND NURSING STRUCTURE SO THAT THE NURSING OFFICERS’ AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY COULD BE MATCHED OR EVEN EXPANDED.

+EXPANDING THE ROLE OF NURSES INCLUDES NOT ONLY STRENGTHENING THE NURSING STRUCTURE, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION PROSPECTS, BUT ALSO INCREASING THE PRODUCTIVITY AND STAFF MORALE IN THE NURSING GRADE AND IN THE HOSPITAL AS A WHOLE*, SHE SAID.

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CRUCIAL LINK MISSING IN CONSULTANTS’ REPORT * * * *

THE CONSULTANTS REPORT ON +THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITAL* HAS NOT GIVEN OVERALL CONSIDERATION TO OR A PLAN FOR LINKING UP THE TWO ENDS IN MEDICAL SERVICES - PREVENTIVE AND CLINICAL SERVICES AT THE FRONT END AND COMMUNITY NURSING SERVICES AND CONVALESCENT HOMES AT THE OTHER.

SPEAKING DURING THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE HON YEUNG PO-KWAN SAID HOSPITAL SERVICES WAS BUT THE IMPORTANT LINK IN THE MIDDLE PART OF THE WHOLE RANGE OF MEDICAL SERVICES.

+ THE THREE ASPECTS OF PREVENTION, CURE AND CONVALESCENCE IN HEALTH SERVICES CANNOT BE SEPARATED. THE DELIVERY OF THESE SERVICES CANNOT BE DONE IN ISOLATION; OVERALL COORDINATION IS NECESSARY,* HE SAID.

MR YEUNG SAID HE SUPPORTED THE SPIRIT OF THE REPORT, BUT ADDED THAT IT WAS ORIENTED AT THE STUDY OF HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT RATHER THAN IMPROVING THE OVERALL MEDICAL STRUCTURE.

+IT HAS OVERLOOKED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OUTSIDE HOSPITALS AND MADE NO MENTION OF THE COORDINATION BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS. AS A RESULT, IT STILL LACKS AN OVERALL SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF MEDICAL SERVICES,* HE SAID.

NOTING THAT THE IDEAL FOR FUTURE MEDICAL SERVICES SHOULD BE TO REDUCE, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS REQUIRING HOSPITAL ADMISSION, MR YEUNG SAID, +TO ACHIEVE THIS, PREVENTIVE SERVICE IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN CURE.*

+THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD STRENGTHEN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE AND EXPAND THE PRESENT CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT. HEALTH EDUCATION SHOULD BE ALL-ROUNDED, WHILE MEDICAL AND HEALTH KNOWLEDGE SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE CURRICULUM OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS,* HE ADDED.

MR YEUNG URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HEALTH EDUCATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE PUBLIC’S MEDICAL AND HEALTH KNOWLEDGE, SO AS TO FOSTER THE CONCEPT THAT +EVERYBODY HAS A PART TO PLAY TO ENSURE THAT THE COMMUNITY ENJOYS HEALTH*.

MR YEUNG CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO ENCOURAGE THE POPULARISATION OF MEDICAL INSURANCE SO THAT THE BASIC RIGHTS OF EMPLOYEES COULD BE SAFEGUARDED IN CASE OF SICKNESS.

ON THE COORDINATION BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS, MR YEUNG SAID HE BELIEVED THAT MORE COMMUNICATION WAS NECESSARY, ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF PATIENT TRANSFER.

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+DETAILED TREATMENT RECORDS, LABORATORY TEST RESULTS AND DOCTORS’ REFERRAL LETTERS ARE REQUIRED WHEN A PATIENT IS TRANSFERRED FROM ONE HOSPITAL TO ANOTHER. SUCH A MEASURE WILL RENDER MEDICAL SERVICES MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT.+ HE SAID.

MR YEUNG ALSO URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO FURTHER INCREASE GRANTS TO SUBSIDISED HOSPITALS.

+IT WILL, ON THE ONE HAND, REDUCE THE PRESSURE ON THE SERVICES OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS, WHILE, ON THE OTHER HAND. AFFIRM AND INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF THE SUBSIDISED HOSPITALS TO SERVE MORE USEFUL PURPOSES AND PROVIDE MORE SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC,+ HE SAID.

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# * K X K

THE INCLUSION OF SUBVENTED HOSPITALS IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROPOSED HOSPITAL AUTHORITY WOULD BRING ALL-ROUND BENEFITS TO HONG KONG’S MEDICAL SERVICES, THE HON CHENG HON-KWAN TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING DURING THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS, MR CHENG SAID FOR FINANCIAL REASONS MANY OF THE SUBVENTED HOSPITALS WERE AT PRESENT UNABLE TO ATTRACT WELL-QUALIFIED MEDICAL AND NURSING STAFF, AND CONSEQUENTLY STANDARDS WERE QUITE UNSATISFACTORY.

+ IT IS HIGH TIME FOR THESE HOSPITALS TO BE BROUGHT UP TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS THOSE RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT — A MOVE WHICH, IT IS HOPED, WILL HELP RELIEVE OVERCROWDING IN GOVERNMENT’S REGIONAL HOSPITALS,* HE SAID.

AS THERE WOULD BE PARITY IN PAY SCALES, MANY GOVERNMENT SERVANTS IN THE MEDICAL SERVICES WERE CONCERNED THAT THERE MIGHT BE A LEVELLING-DOWN IN THEIR INTERESTS OR BENEFITS, MR CHENG SAID.

HE CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO ASSURE THEM THAT THEIR CONDITIONS OF SERVICE WOULD NOT BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED.

MR CHENG SAID HE BELIEVED THAT SETTING UP AN INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, WITH REGIONAL BOARDS OF MANAGEMENT WHICH INCLUDED HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES, WOULD CERTAINLY INCREASE EFFICIENCY.

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+THE LOCAL VOICE IN EACH REGION WOULD BE HEARD, A CHAIN OF ACCOUNTABILITY WOULD BE ESTABLISHED THROUGHOUT THE ADMINISTRATION, AND THERE WOULD BE A DEGREE OF PUBLIC SCRUTINY WHICH IS NOT POSSIBLE AT PRESENT,+ HE SAID.

ON PROPOSALS TO MAKE BETTER USE OF UNDER-UTILISED HOSPITALS, MR CHENG SAID THAT THIS MIGHT PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEFER NEW HOSPITAL PROJECTS.

+WITH GROWING POPULATION AND INCREASING NEED, WE MUST THINK HARD BEFORE DEFERRING ANY OF THESE PROJECTS,+ HE NOTED.

MR CHENG SAID HE AGREED THAT THERE WAS A NEED TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION OF A STANDARD BETTER THAN THE THIRD CLASS WARDS BUT LESS EXPENSIVE THAN THE SEMI-PRIVATE ONES.

HOWEVER, HE SAID IT MUST NOT BE DONE AT THE EXPENSE OF THIRD-CLASS BEDS WHICH SERVED THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION.

ON THE AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR CHENG SUGGESTED THAT MORE SHOULD BE REQUIRED OF SUCH A SERVICE THAN MERELY +PROVIDING TRANSPORT* FOR PATIENTS AS REFERRED TO BY THE REPORT.

+THIS IS AN AREA WHICH CLEARLY NEEDS MORE CONSIDERATION THAN HAS BEEN GIVEN, POSSIBLY DUE TO LIMITATIONS IN THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE REPORT,* HE SAID.

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A SERIOUS MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS WAS THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS TRYING TO REDUCE ITS RESPONSIBILITIES IN PROVIDING MEDICAL SERVICES, ESPECIALLY FOR THE LOWER INCOME GROUPS, THE HON HILTON CHEONG-LEEN TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID HE WAS REASSURED BY STATEMENTS MADE BY OFFICIALS AT MEETINGS OF THE OMELCO HEALTH SERVICES PANEL THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS TOTALLY COMMITTED TO STEADILY IMPROVING MEDICAL SERVICES, PROVIDING FULLY SUBSIDISED MEDICAL SERVICES FOR THE NEEDY BUT, AT THE SAME TIME, MAINTAINING A MORE EFFICIENT, MORE CARING AND MORE RESPONSIBLE MEDICAL SERVICE STRUCTURE AND STAFF.

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HE SUPPORTED THE REPORT’S RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE OVERCROWDING IN HOSPITALS BY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL OBSERVATION BEDS AND BY TRANSFERRING PATIENTS FROM OVERCROWDED HOSPITALS TO OTHER HOSPITALS WHERE BEDS WERE AVAILABuc AND WHERE SUCH PATIENTS COULD BE PROPERLY TAKEN CARE OF.

+THE QUESTION ISs CAN THE GOVERNMENT GO ABOUT DOING THIS WITHOUT HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL A DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT TO SET UP A SEPARATE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY IS MADE7+ MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID.

HE URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO STUDY IN DEPTH THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF SETTING UP A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY BEFORE MAKING A DECISION.

ON THE PROPOSAL CONCERNING B-CLASS BEDS, MR CHEONG-LEEN SUPPORTED THE INTRODUCTION OF A PILOT SCHEME FOR SUCH BEDS IN NEW HOSPITALS OR NEW WINGS, PROVIDED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER AND PROPORTION OF THIRD CLASS BEDS.

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THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD GIVE CERTAIN ASSURANCES BEFORE IMPLEMENTING THE PROPOSED MEDICAL SERVICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM UNDER WHICH ADMINISTRATION WOULD BE INDEPENDENT, THE HON CHUNG PUI-LAM TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS, HE SAID THAT:

* THE RECURRENT FUNDS AND CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURE ALLOCATED FOR SUBSIDISING MEDICAL SERVICES SHOULD NOT BE REDUCED TO ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF FREE MEDICAL SERVICES REQUIRED BY THE POOR AND THE SICK ?

* PROSPECTS OF SALARY INCREASE AND PROMOTION FOR MEDICAL STAFF BASED ON THE EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED 5 THE NEW SYSTEM SHOULD ONLY PRESENT THEM WITH A BETTER FUTURE.

MR LAM SAID THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON SETTING UP A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, REGIONAL BOARDS AND A STAFF ADVISORY COMMISSION WERE FAIRLY CONSTRUCTIVE IN DEVELOPING THE LARGE MEDICAL NETWORK.

THERE WERE SOME AREAS WHICH CALLED FOR FURTHER REVIEW. THE REPORT ONLY CONCENTRATED ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT OF A MEDICAL SERVICE SYSTEM WITH A VIEW TO ACHIEVING A BETTER VALUE FOR TAXPAYERS’ MONEY, WHILE OUTPATIENT AND COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES WERE NOT MENTIONED.

IF OUTPATIENT SERVICE WAS ADEQUATE, THE DEMAND FOR HOSPITAL BEDS AND FOR ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SERVICE MIGHT BE REDUCED.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH HAS IMPORTANT ROLE * * * *

ONE LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO OVERCROWDING IN HOSPITALS LIES IN THE WIDE PROMOTION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE, THE HON HUI YIN-FAT SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE MEDICAL SERVICES REPORT, MR HUI SAID THAT HOSPITAL CARE COULD NOT BE SEPARATED FROM COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE.

HE URGED THAT PROVISION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AT THE HIGHEST POLICY-MAKING LEVEL AND MORE RESOURCES SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR ITS PROMOTION.

ADEQUATE CHANNELS SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED FOR CO-OPERATION AMONG HEALTH AND WELFARE SERVICES WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL NETWORK, SUCH AS COMMUNITY NURSING SERVICE, HOME HELP AND MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK.

HOWEVER, MR HUI CRITICISED THE REPORT FOR FAILING TO OUTLINE LONG-TERM PLANS FOR BUILDING NEW HOSPITALS AND CLINICS, AND, IN PARTICULAR, PLANS TO OPEN MORE INFIRMARIES. HE SAID THE ULTIMATE ANSWER TO A SHORTAGE OF BEDS LAY IN INCREASING THE SUPPLY.

ON THE QUESTION OF CHARGES FOR BEDS, HE SAID IT WAS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL CHARGES SHOULD BE SET AT A REASONABLE LEVEL AFFORDABLE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

HE ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND MEDICAL SOCIAL SERVICE CASES SHOULD BE EXEMPTED FROM NEW CHARGES SHOULD THEY BE IMPOSED.

HE BELIEVED THE INTRODUCTION OF CLASS B BEDS WAS PREMATURE, PARTLY BECAUSE ADDITIONAL FACILITIES FOR SERVING A NEW CATEGORY OF PATIENTS HAD YET TO BE MADE AVAILABLE AND PARTLY BECAUSE HE WAS NOT CONVINCED OF THE NEED FOR COST RECOVERY WHEN THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE SHOULDERING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE A MEDICAL SERVICE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

HOWEVER, HE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE PRACTICABLE TO TRY OUT THE SCHEME IN PRIVATE HOSPITALS.

REFERRING TO THE PROPOSED INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, MR HUI SAID IT COULD BE GENERALLY SUPPORTED ON TWO CONSIDERATIONS.

FIRST, AN INDEPENDENT AUTHORITY WOULD RESULT IN BETTER ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES AND STAFF, CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS, AND WOULD IMPROVE THE DEMAND AND SUPPLY SITUATION WHICH DIRECTLY AFFECTED THE WELL-BEING OF THE PUBLIC.

SECOND, THROUGH DECENTRALISATION, HOSPITAL BOARDS AT REGIONAL LEVEL COULD DEVELOP AND INTEGRATE DISTRICT HEALTH SERVICES, COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE PROJECTS AND SPECIAL CLINICS.

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BETTER FACILITIES FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH NEEDED * * * *

THERE SHOULD BE IMPROVEMENTS IN FACI LI Tl ES <FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AND ASSISTANCE IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ORDER TO RETAIN THE SERVICE OF DOCTORS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THE HON LEE YU-TAI SAID AT THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE POINTED OUT THAT MEDICAL SERVICE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR WAS UNDER THE PRESSURE OF AN EXCESSIVE WORKLOAD WHICH WAS AGGRAVATED BY THE SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS RESULTING FROM UNFILLED VACANCIES AND STAFF TURNOVER IN BOTH GOVERNMENT AND SUBVENTED HOSPITALS.

MR LEE SAID HE WAS IN FAVOUR OF IMPROVING FRINGE BENEFITS OF THE SUBVENTED SECTOR TO ACHIEVE PARITY WITH THE CIVIL SERVICE BUT WARNED THAT EVEN IF PAY AND BENEFITS WERE IMPROVED, DOCTORS WOULD STILL BE TEMPTED TO GO INTO LUCRATIVE PRIVATE PRACTICE.

+THE ONLY ADVANTAGE WHICH THE PUBLIC SECTOR CAN OFFER IS INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,+ HE SAID.

HE THEREFORE SUGGESTED THAT THE PUBLIC SECTOR MUST IMPROVE FACILITIES FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, REDUCE WORKLOAD AND GIVE ASSISTANCE IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION OF HIGHER QUALIFICATIONS IN ORDER TO RETAIN DOCTORS IN THE SERVICE.

REFERRING TO THE PROBLEM OF OVERCROWDING AT PUBLIC HOSPITALS, MR LEE SAID THE PUBLIC MUST BE EDUCATED NOT TO ABUSE MEDICAL SERVICES AND NEW BUILDING PROJECTS SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED WITH FULL SPEED.

HE ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE POSSIBILITY OF USING ALTERNATIVE TRADITIONAL CHINESE TREATMENTS SUCH AS HERBALISM, BONE-SETTING AND ACUPUNCTURE, OFFERED BY TRADITIONAL CHINESE ORGANISATIONS, SHOULD BE LOOKED INTO WITH A VIEW TO INTEGRATING THESE INTO THE MEDICAL SERVICE SYSTEM.

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ESTABLISHMENT OF IHA RECEIVES SUPPORT

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THE PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH AN RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM THE HON LIU

INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL AUTHORITY LIT-FOR TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR LIU SAID ONE OF THE AREAS THE IHA SHOULD MOVE INTO QUICKLY WAS TO IMPROVE THE IMBALANCE RATE OF OCCUPANCY OF HOSPITAL BEDS IN SUBVENTED AND GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS.

HE SAID THE CURRENT OCCUPANCY OF SUBVENTED HOSPITAL BEDS IS MUCH LOWER THAN THAT IN GOVERNMENT, AND WELCOMED THE CONCEPT OF THE IHA TO COORDINATE AND INTERGRATE THE EXISTING MEDICAL RESOURCES WITH A GREATER DEGREE OF FLEXIBILITY AND EFFICIENCY.

HE SAID HE ALSO WELCOMED THE FACT THAT UNDER THE IHA, LOCAL HOSPITALS WOULD BE MANAGED BY REGIONAL BOARDS OF MANAGEMENT COMPOSED OF BALANCED REPRESENTATIONS FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES WHICH WOULD PLAY AN EFFECTIVE CO-ORDINATING, MANAGING AND MONITORING ROLE.

HOWEVER, MR LIU POINTED OUT THERE WAS A NEED TO PRESERVE THE CHARACTER OF SUCH DISTINGUISHED TRADITIONS LIKE THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME MAKING BETTER AND FULLER USE OF THEIR UNDER-UTILISED RESOURCES.

+DETAILED ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD BE WORKED OUT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE BODIES CONCERNED WITH THE OBJECT OF ACHIEVING COOPERATION,* HE SUGGESTED.

ON PROPOSALS TO CHARGE PATIENTS ABUSING THE SERVICES OF THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS IN HOSPITALS, MR LIU SAID HE HAD NO OBJECTION PROVIDED IMPROVEMENTS WERE CARRIED OUT AS RECOMMENDED IN THE CONSULTANCY REPORT.

HE ALSO ASKED GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER WAIVING OR REDUCING CHARGES FOR PATIENTS WITH LOW INCOME AND SUPPORTED THE INTRODUCTION OF CLASS ’B’ BEDS ON CONDITION THAT THE PRESENT NUMBER OF THIRD CLASS BEDS WOULD NOT BE REDUCED.

IN CONCLUDING, MR LIU REMINDED THE GOVERNMENT OF ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH MEDICAL SERVICES AND MAINTAINING THE STANDARD OF HEALTH IN HONG KONG.

+THE GOVERNMENT MUST CLEARLY SHOW THAT IT WILL NOT SHIRK OFF OR REDUCE ITS OBLIGATIONS IN THIS RESPECT BUT, ON THE CONTRARY, WILL ALLOCATE ADEQUATE RESOURCES SO THAT THE VARIOUS IMPROVEMENT MEASURES CAN BE MADE,* HE SAID.

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CONSIDER CAREFULLY REPORT’S RECOMF -NDATIONS * * X * *

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MUST CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MEDICAL REPORT IN THE LIGHT OF EXISTING PROBLEMS AND REVIEW THEM ONE BY ONE IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY THE CRUX OF THE PROBLEM AND PROVIDE SOLUTIONS STEP BY STEP, THE HON PANG CHUN-HOI SAID IN THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE SAID HE AGREED THAT PROBLEMS DID INDEED EXIST IN CURRENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT.

HE NOTED THAT ALL THESE WERE COMPLICATED PROBLEMS WHICH COULDNOT BE RESOLVED INSTANTLY. THEY NEEDED TO BE IMMEDIATELY REVIEWED AND IMPROVED.

rut HF STRESSED BEFORE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM, LOW-COST MEDICAL SERVICE WAS REQUIRED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

mf SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT, THEREFORE, HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL IN CARRYING OUT REFORMS TO THE EXISTING MEDICAL SYSTEM AND IN ORDER NOT TO CREATE SOCIAL INSTABILITY, DECISIONS SHOULD NOT BE MADE TOO HASTILY.

ON THE OTHER HAND, MR PANG SAID HE DOUBTED WHETHER IT WAS WORTHWILE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO EMPLOY OVERSEAS CONSULTANTS TO STUDY LOCAL ISSUES CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH THE COMMUNITY OF HONG KONG AND THE LIVELIHOOD OF ITS PEOPLE.

HE REITERATED THAT IN FUTURE THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONSIDER WHETHER THIS WAS APPROPRIATE.

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CALL FOR +INTEGRATED+ MEDICAL SERVICES

* * * * *

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES OUTSIDE HOSPITALS SHOULD BE LOOKED INTO URGENTLY AND CAREFULLY IN THE CONTEXT OF ™E AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANTS’ RECOMMENDATIONS, PROFESSOR THE HON POON CHUNG-KWONG SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING DURING THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE MEDICAL REPORT PROF POON ARGUED THAT MEDICAL SERVICES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE HOSPITALS WERE INTEGRATED AND SHOULD NOT BE REVIEWED SEPARATELY.

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HE POINTED OUT THAT THIS WAS ONE OF TWO +STRIKING DEF ICIENCI ES+ IN THE CONSULTANTS REPORT. PROF POON SAID IT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE HOSPITAL SERVICES TO BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT PROPER ADJUSTMENTS TO THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES OUTSIDE HOSPITALS WHICH INCLUDED PRIMARY CARE, CONTINUING AMBULATORY CARE AND CONVALESCENT AND REHABILITATIVE CARE.

HE SAID HE DID NOT BELIEVE IT POSSIBLE TO SUCCESSFULLY INTRODUCE MEASURES TO REDUCE OVERCROWDING IN HOSPITALS IF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES OUTSIDE HOSPITALS ----

WERE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED

AT THE SAME TIME.

PROF POON SAID MANY DISEASES NORMALLY TREATED IN HOSPITALS COULD IN FACT BE TREATED ENTIRELY OUTSIDE OF HOSPITALS IF WE HAD PROPER AND ADEQUATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

ANOTHER DEFICIENCY IN THE REPORT IDENTIFIED BY PROF POON AND HIS COLLEAGUES IN THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG RELATED TO THE SUBJECT OF TEACHING HOSPITALS.

THE REPORT LACKED ANY CLEAR DEFINITION OF A TEACHING HOSPITAL NOR DID IT RECOGNISE THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF STAFFING* RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF A UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL ’ HE SAID.

+WE SHOULD ALL RECOGNISE THAT A UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL IS NOT SIMPLY A REGIONAL SERVICE HOSPITAL WITH AN ADDITIONAL ELEMENT IN TEACHING, AS THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANTS APPEAR TO BELIEVE,+ HE SAID.

THE ROLE OF A UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL WAS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF GENERAL HOSPITALS AND THEREFORE HAD DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS.

HE SAID A UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL MUST BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THOSE CLINICAL FACILITIES IN OTHER HOSPITALS OR CENTRES, WHICH IT DID NOT HAVE, FOR TEACHING PURPOSES.

HE SAID HE BELIEVED THAT TEACHING COULD BE CARRIED OUT IN MOST, IF NOT ALL, REGIONAL HOSPITALS PROVIDED THAT THESE HOSPITALS WERE PROPERLY UPGRADED.

HOWEVER, HE SAID HE STRONGLY FELT THAT THERE MUST BE A MAIN TEACHING HOSPITAL FOR EACH MEDICAL SCHOOL WHERE THE MAJOR PART OF TEACHING OF UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS AND THE ORGANISATION OF SUCH TEACHING CAN TAKE PLACE.

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- -MORE DETAILED STUDIES REQUIRED *****

THE PROPOSAL TO SET UP A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY DESERVES MORE DETAILED STUDIES AND CONSIDERATION BEFORE A DECISION ON IT IS MADE, THE HON TAI CHIN-WAH SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS, MR TAI SAID THAT IN VIEW OF THE LARGE SUM OF MONEY AND THE DRASTIC CHANGE INVOLVED, CAREFUL CONSIDERATION MUST BE GIVEN TO SEE WHETHER THE RESULTANT BENEFITS IN TERMS OF IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND BETTER USAGE OF FACILITIES WOULD OUTWEIGH THE COSTS INVOLVED.

+IN MY OPINION, EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES SHOULD BEGIN AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE WITHOUT NECESSARILY WAITING FOR THE SETTING UP OF AN INDEPENDENT AUTHORITY,* HE SAID.

+IN FACT, MANY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REPORT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE EXISTING ESTABLISHMENT.*

MR TAI SAID ADMINISTRATIVE AND OTHER SUPPORT STAFF SHOULD BE STRENGTHENED TO RELIEVE THE WORKLOAD FACING THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF. HE ADDED THAT THE INTRODUCTION OF OBSERVATION WARDS ADJACENT TO THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS AND MORE TRANSFERS OF PATIENTS FROM ACUTE WARDS TO CONVALESCENT WARDS WOULD EASE OVERCROWDING IN HOSPITALS. THIS COULD BE DONE WITHOUT RADICAL CHANGE TO THE PRESENT SYSTEM.

HE EXPRESSED RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE PROPOSAL TO CHARGE PATIENTS FOR ATTENDANCE AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS AS A MEANS TO PREVENT ABUSE.

+IT IS FAIR, THOUGH, TO CHARGE A FEE AT A LEVEL AFFORDABLE BY AN AVERAGE CITIZEN AS A MEANS TO RECOVER PART OF THE COSTS OF THE SERVICE,* HE SAID.

ON THE PROPOSAL TO INTRODUCE B-CLASS BEDS FOR THOSE WHO PREFERRED TO PAY MORE FOR BETTER SERVICES AND THE POSSIBILITY OF INTRODUCING A HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, MR TAI SAID THESE MATTERS SHOULD BE EXPLORED FURTHER.

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SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR SERVICES AN OBLIGATION * * * * *

GOVERNMENT IS DULY OBLIGED TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT FUNDS FOR MEDICAL SERVICES SO THAT NO ONE WILL BE UNABLE TO RECEIVE PROPER MEDICAL CARE DUE TO FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS, THE HON ROSANNA TAM SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS, MRS TAM SAID ON COST RECOVERY IT WAS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT MEDICAL SERVICES WERE COSTLY AND COULD NOT BE LEFT TO MARKET MECHANISM.

THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES, SHE ADDED, RELIED HEAVILY ON GOVERNMENT IN RESOURCE FUNDING, MANPOWER TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT.

SHE SAID: +THERE IS NO SPECIFIC REQUEST IN THE REPORT FOR GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE ITS COMMITMENTS IN THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES AND BEAR THE HUGE EXPENSES OF IT.

+ ON THE CONTRARY, IT FOCUSES ON EXTENDING AND RAISING CHARGES IN MEDICAL SERVICES.+

MRS TAM SAID SHE FELT THAT THE IMPLICATIONS OF A POSSIBLE CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT’S COMMITTED PHILOSOPHY IN MEDICAL PROVISION WARRANTED MORE ATTENTION.

SHE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE PERCENTAGE SHARE OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE TOTAL GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE HAD DROPPED THIS YEAR WHEN COMPARED WITH THAT IN 1971.

IT WAS PROJECTED THAT FOR THE COMING DECADE, POPULATION WOULD CONTINUE TO GROW WITH AN AGING POPULATION, THE ECONOMY WOULD CONTRACT AND THE NEED FOR MEDICAL SERVICES WOULD BE GREATER, SHE SAID.

+THEREFORE, GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT ONLY MAINTAIN ITS EXISTING LEVEL OF MEDICAL SERVICES, BUT ALSO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO RAISE THE STANDARDS, BOTH IN TERMS OF QUANTITY AND QUALITY.*

IN ADDITION, MRS TAM ALSO EXPRESSED RESERVATION ON THE INTRODUCTION OF ’B’ CLASS HOSPITAL BEDS AS PROPOSED IN THE REPORT.

+ IT IS MY OPINION, THAT THE INCREASE OF »B’ CLASS BEDS SHOULD OFFER BETTER HOSPITAL SERVICES TO THOSE WHO COULD AFFORD AND HENCE SHOULD BE ABLE TO RECOVER MORE COSTS IN THEORY. THERE SHOULD, HOWEVER, BE PRACTICAL PROBLEMS. THIS IS BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH HOSPITAL BEDS,* SHE SAID.

/+AS LONG

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+AS long as the problem of overcrowding in hospitals REMAINS UNSOLVED, ’B’ CLASS BEDS CAN ONLY BE CREATED AT THE EXPENSE OF THIRD CLASS BEDS. THIS WOULD AGGRAVATE THE PROBLEM OF INSUFFICIENT THIRD CLASS BEDS. AS A RESULT, THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL SUFFER.+

ON THE PROPOSAL TO SET UP A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY INDEPENDENT OF GOVERNMENT, MRS TAM SAID SHE FELT THAT IT WOULD INCUR A HIGH COST WHICH THE REPORT HAD NOT DEALT WITH IN DETAIL.

+IT IS DOUBTFUL WHETHER THE SIMPLE FINANCIAL ESTIMATES IN THE REPORT WOULD FULLY REFLECT THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE TO BE INCURRED BY THE AUTHORITY.*

MRS TAM ALSO SAID THAT HONG KONG WAS AT THE THRESHOLD OF POLITICAL CHANGES, AND ANY DRASTIC REFORM INTRODUCED INTO THE SOCIETY MIGHT LEAD TO SPECULATIONS AND SENSITIVE REACTION. SUCH SOCIAL COST SHOULD ALSO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

+l HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE OPTION OF A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY IS THE ONLY WAY TO IMPROVE HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT; OR SHOULD WE NOT FIRST CONSIDER IMPROVEMENTS TO THE EXISTING STRUCTURE WITHOUT CHANGING IT FUNDAMENTALLY? INCREASED ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCY AND STRENGTHENED TIES BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND SUBVENTED HOSPITALS SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE THE SAME OBJECTIVES,* SHE SAID.

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PEOPLE DO NOT WANT TO SEE ANY CURTAILMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO HOSPITAL SERVICES, THE HON TAM YIU-CHUNG SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DURING THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS.

MR TAM SAID MEDICAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT FORMED AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES.

IF THE REPORT WERE TO BE IMPLEMENTED, THE NATURE OF SUCH WELFARE SERVICES WOULD GRADUALLY DIMINISH.

+IN A SOCIETY LIKE HONG KONG WHERE SOCIAL SERVICES ARE ALREADY INSUFFICIENT, SUCH A SETBACK WOULD BE HARD TO ACCEPT,* HE SAID.

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ON THE Pr;'POSAL TO SET UP A HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, MR TAM SAID THAT STAFF )F GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS WERE OF THE OPINION THAT THIS WOULD FORCE THEM TO BE DETACHED FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE ESTABLIS i'IT AND THAT THEIR PAY, FRINGE BENEFITS, PROMOTION PROSPECT 'ID MORALE WOULD BE AFFECTED.

HE AGREED THAT THE INTENTION TO ACHIEVE EQUAL TREATMENT FOR STAR OF GOVERNMENT AND OF SUBVENTED HOSPITALS WAS GOOD, BUT HE V. S CONCERNED THAT THE WAY TO DO IT BY A +SETBACK+ METHOD WOULD AFFECT THE MORALE OF CIVIL SERVANTS IN THE hospital FIELD.

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EARLY ACTION NEEDED TO IMPROVE SERVICES K X U X H

THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE DESIRABILITY OF SETTING UP AN INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL AUTHORITY AND SHOULD IMPROVE MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS WITHOUT WAITING FOR THE OUTCOME OF SUCH AN OPTION.

THESE WERE THE UNANIMOUS VIEWS OF THE OMELCO HEALTH SERVICES PANEL AS EXPRESSED BY DR THE HON HENRIETTA IP WHEN SHE CONCLUDED THE ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON THE MEDICAL CONSULTANCY REPORT IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ON BEHALF OF THE PANEL MEMBERS.

LISTING THE THREE UNANIMOUS VIEWS, DR IP SAID: +GOVERNMENT SHOULD DULY REVIEW THE OUTPATIENT SERVICES WHICH ARE PART AND PARCEL OF MEDICAL SERVICES AND, IN PARTICULAR, HOW IT WORKS IN TANDEM WITH MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS TO PROVIDE BETTER HOSPITAL AND FOLLOW-UP CARE AND TO REDUCE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS.

+IN THE LIGHT OF THE VARIOUS VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OPTION, GOVERNMENT SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE DESIRABILITY OF THE SETTING UP OF SUCH A BODY AND TO LOOK INTO WAYS WHICH WILL ACHIEVE THE SAME GOAL OF IMPROVING EXISTING MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS.

+GOVERNMENT SHOULD BRING ABOUT IMPROVEMENTS IN MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS WITHOUT NECESSARILY WAITING FOR THE OUTCOME OF THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OPTION.*

CAUTIONING THAT CHANGES MUST NECESSARILY BE EVOLUTIONARY, DR IP SAID: + IF THERE IS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, THERE SHOULD BE A GRADUAL INCLUSION OF HOSPITALS UNDER THE AUTHORITY RATHER THAN TO TURN ALL HOSPITALS UNDER THE AUTHORITY OVERNIGHT.

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+IF GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVANTS WERE TO BECOME THE AUTHORITY’S STAFF; there SHOULD BE A GRADUAL SHIFT RATHER THAN A MAJOR TAKEOVER.+

SHE BELIEVED THAT ANY DRASTIC CHANGES WOULD BE UNNECESSARILY EXPENSIVE DETRIMENTAL TO THE MEDICAL SERVICE AND CERTAINLY AGAINST THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

AND IF THERE WERE TO BE AN INDEPENDENT AUTHORITY, SHE SAID, IT SHOULD BE A MEDICAL ONE AND SHOULD INTEGRATE BOTH HOSPITAL AND CLINIC SERVICES.

SHE CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO +SUPPLEMENT THIS REPORT WITH ONE ON CLINIC SERVICES, SO AS TO OFFER HONG KONG A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF OUR MEDICAL SERVICES AS A WHOLE.+

COMMENTING ON THE REPORT GENERALLY, DR IP SAID IT HAD SUCCEEDED IN ADMITTING AND PUTTING ON RECORD THE PROBLEMS HONG KONG FACED WITHIN THE MEDICAL SYSTEM.

HOWEVER SHE ADDED: +IT IS TOO AMBITIOUS TO EXPECT THIS REPORT TO BE A CURE FOR ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS. IN FACT, THIS REPORT HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN TO ADVISE US ON HOW TO RECTIFY OUR DEFICIENCIES.+

SHE SAID THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT MADE IN THE REPORT WAS THE STRESS ON +THE NEED FOR GOVERNMENT TO HAVE VERY CLEAR HEALTH CARE OBJECTIVES AND A SOUND UNDERSTANDING OF THE BASIC ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS.*

ON THIS POINT, SHE ECHOED THE HON HUI YIN-FAT’S REQUEST FOR FORMULATION OF A MEDICAL AND HEALTH POLICY.

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BILL BANS UNLAWFUL TRANSFER OF TRAVEL DOCUMENT

*****

A BILL PROPOSING TO BAN THE UNLAWFUL TRANSFER OF A TRAVEL DOCUMENT OR OTHER DOCUMENTS ISSUED UNDER THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE WAS INTRODUCED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MOVING THE SECOND READING OF THE IMMIGRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, THE HON DAVID JEAFFRESON, SAID THERE WAS AT PRESENT NO PROVISION UNDER THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE WHICH PROHIBITED THE SALE OR TRANSFER OF SUCH DOCUMENTS.

/+AS A RESULT,

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-i-AS A RESULT, ONLY A THEFT CHARGE UNDER THE THEFT ORDINANCE CAN BE INSTIT lED AGAINST A PERSON WHO TRANSFERS HIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT, Wl REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY, TO ANOTHER SON,+ HE SAID.

+THIS IS NEITHER APPROPRIATE NOR EASY TO PROVE IN COURT.+

THE AMENDMENT WILL MAKE ANY PERSON TRANSFERRING SUCH DOCUMENTS GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE AND LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF $20 000 AND TWO YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT ON SUMMARY CONVICTION, AND TO A FINE OF $50 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR 14 YEARS ON CONVICTION ON INDICTMENT.

MR JEAFFRESON SAID THAT 85 CASES RELATING TO THE USE OF FORGED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS HAD COME TO THE ATTENTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION IN 1985. MANY OF THESE MIGHT HAVE INVOLVED UNLAWFUL TRANSFERS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, WHEN A PERSON USED ANOTHER PERSON’S PASSPORT BY SUBSTITUTING THE PHOTOGRAPH.

THE FIGURE FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR WAS 50.

+WHILE THE PROBLEM IS NOT ALARMING AT THIS STAGE, THE AMENDMENT PROPOSED SHOULD HELP TO DETER POTENTIAL OFFENDERS,+ MR JEAFFRESON SAID.

+FOLLOWING PUBLICATION OF THE BILL, WE GAVE PARTICULAR PUBLICITY TO THE PROPOSAL THAT ANY PERSON WHO SELLS OR LENDS HIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT TO ANOTHER PERSON FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING HIM TO STAY IN HONG KONG OR TRAVEL ABROAD, WHETHER OR NOT FOR A FINANCIAL GAIN, WOULD BE GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE. WE SHALL BROADCAST THE SAME MESSAGE AGAIN AFTER ENACTMENT OF THE BILL.+

THE BILL ALSO PROPOSES TO AMEND THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE TO BROADEN THE EXISTING SCOPE OF +OWNER+ TO INCLUDE OWNERS IN RELATION TO A VEHICLE.

MR JEAFFRESON EXPLAINED THAT UNDER THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE, ANY VEHICLE USED IN THE COMMISSION OF THE OFFENCE OF LANDING AND REMAINING IN HONG KONG WITHOUT PERMISSION WOULD BE LIABLE TO FORFEITURE. BUT THE ABSENCE OF A DEFINITION OF +OWNER+ IN RELATION TO A VEHICLE IN THE CURRENT LEGISLATION HAD CREATED PRACTICAL DIFFICULTIES IN SERVING A NOTICE OF SEIZURE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS SUBJECT TO A HIRE PURCHASE AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH THE ACTUAL OWNER WAS THE FINANCE COMPANY.

THE PROPOSED DEFINITION WOULD INCLUDE THE PERSON IN WHOSE NAME A VEHICLE WAS REGISTERED UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE, THE PERSON BY WHOM THE VEHICLE WAS KEPT AND USED AND, IN RELATION TO A VEHICLE WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF A HIRING AGREEMENT OR A HIRE PURCHASE AGREEMENT, THE PERSON IN POSSESSION OF THE VEHICLE UNDER THE AGREEMENT.

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■lUlHER PROPOSAL IN THE BILL ALLOWS CERTIFIED COPIES OF MICRO. iLMED RECORDS KEPT BY THE IMMIGRA ■ i' fl DEPARTMENT TO BE ADMITTED AS TRUE COPIES AS EVIDENCE IN THE COURTS WITHOUT FURHTER PROOF BUT THE APPROPRIATE WEIGHT TO BE GIVEN TO SUCH EVIDENCE WOULD*BE A MATTER FOR THE COURTS TO DECIDE.

AT PRESENT. THE USE OF MICROFILMS IN COURTS REQUIRED DIRECT ORAL EVIDENCE FROM EACH OFFICER WHO HAS TAKEN PART IN MAKING THEM, AND THIS REPRESENTED A STRAIN ON THE MANPOWER RESOURCES OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, MR JEAFFRESON SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT NOW KEPT 4.1 MILLION MICROFILMED FILES AND ABOUT 147 MILLION MICROFILMED PASSENGER ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE CARDS, HE ADDED.

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$1 169.7 MILLION SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1986-87 AMOUNTED TO $1 169.7 MILLION.

MR JACOBS SAID THE SUM INCLUDED $500 MILLION FOR PAYMENT TO THE MASS TRANSIT FUND TO ENABLE THE PROCEEDS OF A DEBT REPAYMENT BY THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION TO BE SET ASIDE TOWARDS AN EQUITY INJECTION OF $1 000 MILLION FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION IN 1987-88.

OTHER SUMS OF SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION APPROVED HAD BEEN OFFSET EITHER BY SAVINGS UNDER THE SAME OR OTHER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE OR BY DELETION OF FUNDS UNDER THE ADDITIONAL COMMITMENT VOTES. THESE INCLUDED SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION OF $360.1 MILLION FOR THE FORMATION OF THE NEW HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT.

+APPROVED COMMITMENTS WERE INCREASED BY $585.4 MILLION DURING THE PERIOD, AND NEW COMMITMENTS OF $83.1 MILLION WERE ALSO APPROVED,* MR JACOBS SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THESE ITEMS HAD BEEN APPROVED EITHER BY FINANCE COMMITTEE OR UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY.

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CAS PRAISED FOR WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES *****

THi- CIVIL AID SERVICES WAS PRAISED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING FOR PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES WHICH WERE MUCH VALUED BY THE COMMUNITY AND THE GOVERNMENT.

UNABLE TO ATTEND HIMSELF, SIR EDWARD’S MESSAGE WAS READ OUT AT THE ANNUAL CAS DINNER. HE POINTED OUT THAT VOLUNTARY SERVICE SUCH AS THAT UNDERTAKEN BY THE CAS HAD MADE AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO HONG KONG’S WELL-BEING.

+THE EFFICIENCY AND GOOD SPIRITS WITH WHICH YOU ALWAYS MEET YOUR CHALLENGES IS VERY MUCH TO BE COMMENDED,+ SIR EDWARD SAID, ADDING THAT THE PLEDGE TO THE COMMUNITY WHICH THE COMMISSIONER OF CAS HAD RENEWED WOULD BE WARMLY WELCOMED BY ALL THOSE WHO BENEFITTED FROM THEIR SERVICE.

THE CAS COMMISSIONER, SIR ROGER LOBO, DESCRIBED 1985-86 AS AN EVENTFUL YEAR FOR THE CAS. HE SAID THIS APPLIED EQUALLY TO THE TRAINING, CIVIC DUTIES AND OPERATIONAL TASKS BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE TEAM OF OVER 6 OOO VOLUNTEERS.

THE MOST DIFFICULT OPERATIONAL TASK UNDERTAKEN WAS DURING THE LARGE FOREST FIRE AT SHING MUN COUNTRY PARK IN JANUARY THIS YEAR. FOR THREE DAYS THE CAS ASSISTED THE COUNTRY PARK AUTHORITY AND FIRE SERVICES IN COMBATING THE DISASTROUS BLAZE.

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE, SIR ROGER SAID THE CAS NEEDED TO OPEN NEW UNITS IN VIEW OF THE INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR THEIR SERVICE.

KOWLOON CITY BY-ELECTION TOMORROW

* * * * *

REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY BY VOTING IN A BY-ELECTION FOR THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

THE BY-ELECTION WILL FILL A SEAT VACATED BY MR LEE WAI-HAU.

THERE ARE TWO CANDIDATES*. MR CHIANG SAI-CHEONG (30), A TEACHER AND MR SO CHOI-HING (42), AN INTERIOR DECORATOR.

TWO POLLING STATIONS WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 7.30 AM AND 10.30 PM. THEY ARE AT THE MUSIC HALL OF 01 MAN ESTATE AND THE HOLY CARPENTER SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE AT BLOCK 8, GROUND FLOOR, VALLEY ROAD ESTATE.

/THE KOWLOON

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-HE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, URGED VOTER5 TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD AND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

ELECTORS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD ONLY VOTE AT THE DESIGNATED STATIONS SPECIFIED IN THE POLLING CARDS.

THEY MUST CAST THEIR VOTES IN PERSON AND MAY NOT VOTE FOR MORE THAN ONE CANDIDATE.

A BROADCASTING VAN WILL BE TOURING THE HO MAN TIN AREA TOMORROW APPEALING FOR ELECTORS TO VOTE.

PRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD BY-ELECTION»

A PRESS CENTRE FOR THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY BY-ELECTION WILL BE SET UP TOMORROW AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, MORNING JOY BUILDING, 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN, KOWLOON.

THE PRESS CENTRE WILL BE OPEN FROM 7.30 AM, WHEN THE POLLING STARTS, UNTIL THE TWO POLLING STATIONS CLOSE AT 10.30 PM. PRESS ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE TO THE CENTRE ON 3-7110171 OR TO THE NEWS AND PUBLICITY UNIT AT CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS ON 3-673917.

HOURLY TURNOUT FIGURES WILL BE GIVEN OVER THE GIS TELEPRINTER NETWORK THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, WILL GIVE A BRIEFING ON THE MORNING POLLING SITUATION AT THE PRESS CENTRE AT 11 AM. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK, WILL VISIT THE 01 MAN ESTATE MUSIC HALL POLLING STATION AT 5.45 PM AND THE HOLY CARPENTER SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE AT 5.55 PM.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY, MR T.H. CHAU, WILL ALSO VISIT THE TWO POLLING STATIONS LATER IN THE EVENING AND WILL GIVE A BRIEFING AT THE VOTE COUNT STATION AT MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 10.45 PM. THE COMMUNITY CENTRE IS LOCATED AT 89, CHUNG HAU STREET, HO MAN TIN.

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WAGE INDEXES FOR JUNE PUBLISHED

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THE OVERALL NOMINAL WAGE INDEX FOR JUNE 1986, AT 134.0, INCREASED BY 5.8 PER CENT COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985 AND BY 1.8 PER CENT COMPARED WITH MARCH 1986, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS PUBLISHED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

A COMPARISON OF THE JUNE 1986 AND JUNE 1985 INDEXES SHOWS THAT THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED BY 5.5 PER CENT; FOR THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR BY 4.5 PER CENT; FOR THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR BY 8.4 PER CENT; FOR THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR BY 7.6 PER CENT; AND FOR THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR BY 6.4 PER CENT.

A COMPARISON OF THE JUNE 1986 AND MARCH 1986 INDEXES (BUT BEARING IN MIND THE INFLUENCE OF SEASONAL FACTORS) SHOWS THAT THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED BY 1.9 PER CENT ; FOR THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR BY 1.0 PER CENT; FOR THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR BY 1.8 PER CENT; FOR THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR BY 3.2 PER CENT; AND FOR THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR BY 3.5 PER CENT.

THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEXES FOR THE PERIOD 1986 FOR SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS ARE DETAILED BREAKDOWNS FOR THE MANUFACTURING TABLE 2.

JUNE 1985 TO JUNE GIVEN IN TABLE 1.

SECTOR ARE GIVEN IN

THE OVERALL REAL WAGE INDEX, AT 103.0 IN JUNE 1986, WAS 2.6 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT IN JUNE 1985 AND 0.4 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT IN MARCH 1986.

FROM JUNE 1985 TO JUNE 1986, THE REAL WAGE INDEX FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED BY 2.3 PER CENT; FOR THE WHOLESALERETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR BY 1.4 PER CENT; FOR THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR BY 5.1 PER CENT; FOR THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR BY 4.4 PER CENT; AND FOR THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR BY 3.2 PER CENT.

COMPARING JUNE 1986 WITH MARCH 1986. THE REAL WAGE INDEX FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED BY 0.4 PER CENT; FOR THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR BY 0.4 PER CENT; FOR THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR BY 1.9 PER CENT; AND FOR THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR BY 2.0 PER CENT WHILE THAT FOR THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR DECREASED BY 0.3 PER CENT.

THE REAL WAGE INDEXES FOR THE PERIOD JUNE 1985 TO JUNE 1986 FOR SELECTED MAJOR ECONOMIC SECTORS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 3.

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THESE NOMINAL AND REAL WAGE INDEXES ARE DERIVED FROM THE SURVEY OF WAGES, SALARIES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONDUCTED EACH QUARTER BY THE DEPARTMENT, COVERING BOTH MANUAL AND NON-MANUAL WORKERS (EXCLUDING WORKERS AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL LEVELS) IN SELECTED INDUSTRIES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, THE TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR, THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR AND THE PERSONAL SERVICES SECTOR.

SUCH INDEXES MEASURE CHANGES IN WAGE RATES BY HOLDING THE STRUCTURAL PATTERN OF THE LABOUR FORCE WITH RESPECT TO INDUSTRY, OCCUPATION, SEX AND MODE OF PAYMENT THE SAME AS THAT OF MARCH 1982, WHICH IS THE BASE PERIOD OF THE WAGE INDEXES.

WHILE THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX MEASURES CHANGES IN WAGE RATES IN MONEY TERMS, THE REAL WAGE INDEX, WHICH IS OBTAINED BY DEFLATING THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX(A), MEASURES CHANGES IN THE PURCHASING POWER OF WAGES.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN DREW ATTENTION TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WAGE INDEXES AND THE INDEXES OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED WHICH ARE ALSO PUBLISHED AT QUARTERLY INTERVALS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT WHILE WAGE RATES PROVIDE A MEASURE OF THE UNIT PRICE OF LABOUR, PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED IS A MEASURE OF PER CAPITA EARNINGS.

WAGE RATES REPRESENT THE AMOUNT OF REMUNERATION FOR NORMAL HOURS OF WORK, AND ARE DEFINED TO INCLUDE BASIC WAGES AND SALARIES, COST OF-LIVING ALLOWANCE, MEAL BENEFITS, COMMISSION AND TIPS, GOOD TTENDANCE BONUS AND NIGHT SHIFT ALLOWANCE.

IN ADDITION, YEAR-END BONUS AND OTHER GUARRANTEED AND REGUL R BONUSES AND ALLOWANCES THAT ARE PAID LESS FREQUENTLY LUAN MONTHLY, ARE CONVERTED TO AN EQUIVALENT MONTHLY RATE WHEN COMPILING THE WAGE RATE INDEXES.

TOTAL PAYROLL, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS THE AMOUNT OF DIRECT CASH D MENTS THAT EMPLOYEES RECEIVE FROM EMPLOYERS. APART FROM THE ABOVE MENTIONED CASH RECEIPTS, IT ALSO INCLUDES OVERTIME PAY AND OTHER NON-GUARRANTEED AND IRREGULAR BONUSES AND ALLOWANCES.

HENCE, STATISTICS ON PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED TEND TO BE SENSITIVE TO CHANGES IN THE NUMBER OF HOURS ACTUALLY WORKED, THE TIM'NG OF THE PAYMENT OF BONUSES AND BACK-PAY, AND THE COMP 'SITION OF THE LABOUR FORCE.

AS A RESULT, MOVEMENTS IN WAGE RATES DO NOT NECESSARILY CONFORM WITH THOSE IN PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED.

THE SURVEY FINDINGS ARE PUBLISHED IN A REPORT OF WAGES, SALARIES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS STATISTICS VOLUME I, JUNE 1986 WHICH WILL BE ON SALE SHORTLY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE.

VOLUME II OF THE REPORT CONTAINING DETAILED OCCUPATIONAL STATISTICS, SUCH AS WAGE RATES, NUMBER OF NORMAL HOURS OF WORK AND NUMBER OF STANDARD WORKING DAYS IS EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE EARLY IN NOVEMBER.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE WAGE INDEXES CAN BE DIRECTED TO THE WAGES AND LABOUR COSTS STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 5-455774 OR 5-416062.

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Table 1 : Nominal Wage Indexes by Selected Major Economic Sectors

Selected Major Economic Sectors Indexes (March 1982 • 100)

Jun* 1985 Sept. 1985 Dec. 1985 Mar. 1986 Jun. 1986

Manufacturing 126.7 127.5 128.1 131.2 133.7

Wholesale/Retail, 120.0 120.8 122.6 124.1 125.4

Import/Export trades and

Restaurants and Hotels

Transport Services 142.5 145.4 145.6 151.7 154.4

Business Services 129.9 130.3 131.0 135.4 139.8

Personal Services 122.4 124.6 124.5 125.8 130.2

All Sectors Above 126.7 127.8 128.6 131.6 134.0

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Table 2 : Nominal Wage Indexes for Major Industries in the

Manufacturing Sector

Industry Indexes (March 1982 - 100)

Jun. 1985 Sept. 1985 Dec. 1985 Mar. 1986 Jun. . 1W

Garments 120.6 120.6 121.0 122.9 125.7

Gloves 135.7 138.3 138.9 140.8 142.0

Handbags 121.4 123.0 124.2 124.9 125.8

Cotton Spinning/Weavlng 128.4 128.8 129.6 135.5 139.8

Knitting 130.1 129.9 130.8 134.2 137.4

Bleaching and Dyeing 132.0 133.1 134.0 139.1 144.9

Printing 132.0 133.4 133.3 135.7 139.9

Plastic Products 128.0 127.7 127.9 132.2 134.1

Metal Products 128.3 130.1 130.5 135.3 137.2

Electrical Appliances 136.0 137.3 136.5 143.3 145.7

Electronics 130.0 132.1 132.8 136.2 137.2

Watches and Clocks 132.6 134.6 134.7 141.8 145.0

Manufacturing 126.7 127.5 128.1 131.2 133.7

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Table 3 : Real Wage Indexes by Selected Major Economic Sectors

Selected Major Economic Indexes (March 1982 - 100) Se c t o r s Jun. Sept. Dec. Mar. Jun. 1985 1985 1985 1986 1986

Manufacturing 100.4 99.1 100.8 102.3 102.7

Wholesale/Retail, Import/Export trades and 95.1 93.9 96.5 96.7 96.4

Restaurants and Hotels

Transport Services 112.9 113.1 114.6 118.2 118.7

Business Services 103.0 101.4 103.1 105.5 107.5

Personal Services 97.0 96.9 98.1 98.1 100.1

All Sectors Above 100.4 99.4 101.3 102.6 103.0

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UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS RELEASED

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THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION REMAINED STABLE WHILE THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION IMPROVED IN THE JUNE-AUGUST 1986 QUARTER, COMPARED WITH THE QUARTER ENDING MAY 1986, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR JUNE-AUGUST 1986 WAS 3.0 PER CENT, WHICH WAS THE SAME AS THAT FOR THE QUARTER ENDP-MAY 1986. THE RATE FOR JUNE-AUGUST 1985 WAS 3.2 PER CENT. THE DECREASE OF Q.2 PERCENTAGE POINT COMPARED WITH THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR IS STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE QUARTER JUNE-AUGUST 1986 WAS ESTIMATED AT 81 700, COMPARED WITH 80 300 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MAY 1986 AND 85 600 FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR.

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR JUNE-AUGUST 1986 WAS 1.5 PtR CENT, WHICH COMPARES WITH THE RATE OF 2.4 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MAY 1986. THE RATE FOR JUNE-AUGUST 1985 WAS 2.0 PER CENT. THE DECREASES OF 0.9 PERCENTAGE POINT COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND OF 0.5 PERCENTAGE POINT COMPARED WITH THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR ARE BOTH STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT.

THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS FOR THE QUARTER JUNE-AUGUST 1986 WAS 39 900, COMPARED WITH 64 200 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MAY 1986 AND 53 400 FOR JUNE-AUGUST 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 IRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS (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. THESE PROVIDE AN EARLY INDICATION OF THE LATEST TREND IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION.

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THE PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) FOR JULY-SEPTEMBER 1986 WAS 3.0 PER CENT AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 1.3 PER CENT. HOWEVER, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WILL BE LOWER AFTER SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT. (THE UNADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR JUNE-AUGUST 1986 WAS 3.2 PER CENT.)

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS WERE OBTAINED FROM A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

THIS SURVEY COVERS A QUARTERLY SAMPLE OF SOME 14 000 HOUSEHOLDS OR 51 000 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 MFMBER 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, 1986.

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VOLUNTARY WORKERS SOUGHT FOR TAP MUN PROJECT

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YOUNG PEOPLE, AGED BETWEEN 14 AND 25, IN TAI PO ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART AS VOLUNTARY WORKERS IN A TAP MUN COMMUNITY PROJECT.

ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, THE PROJECT AIMS AT PROVIDING COMMUNITY SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND ELDERLY PEOPLE IN TAP MUN.

THOSE SELECTED WILL ATTEND TWO TRAINING COURSES TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER AND JANUARY.

AFTER THE FIRST COURSE, VOLUNTARY WORKERS WILL CONDUCT A SURVEY IN TAP MUN, PROBING LOCAL PROBLEMS AND GATHERING RELATED INFORMATION ON POPULATION, EDUCATION LEVEL, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF LIFE IN THE AREA.

THEY WILL THEN WORK ON DETAILS OF THE COMMUNITY PROJECT AND CARRY IT OUT IN MARCH.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 1 TING KOK ROAD OR THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152-172 KWONG FUK ROAD.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOVEMBER 8. FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-6577111 EXTENSION 244 OR 0-6563257.

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SAFETY AWARD SCHEME LAUNCHED * * * *

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN A FREE TRIP BY TAKING PART IN THE SAFETY AWARD SCHEME ORGANISED BY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SCHEME’S WORKING PARTY, MR POON TO-CHUEN, SAID THE AIM IS TO PROMOTE SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

HE NOTED THAT THIS IS THE FOURTH YEAR THE SCHEME IS BEING HELD, ADDING THAT MANY WORKERS, CONTRACTORS AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES TOOK PART IN THE EVENT IN THE PAST THREE YEARS.

+THEIR ENTHUSIASM AND SUPPORT FOR THE SCHEME IS MOST HEARTENING,* MR POON SAID.

THIS YEAR, THE SCHEME OFFERS TWO AWARDS - THE SAFETY CAPTIONING AWARD AND THE SAFETY SITE AWARD.

THERE WILL BE THREE PRIZES FOR EACH AWARD. WINNERS OF THE SAFETY CAPTIONING AWARD WILL BE GIVEN TRAVEL COUPONS WHILE WINNERS OF THE SAFETY SITE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED WITH ROAST PIGS SYMBOLISING SAFETY TO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS.

ENTRIES FOR THE SAFETY SITE AWARD WILL CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 15 AND FOR THE SAFETY CAPTIONING AWARD ON DECEMBER 31.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, HARBOUR BUILDING, CENTRAL, AND AT THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION, 182 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SCHEME CAN BE MADE TO THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION AT 5-8523555 AND 5-8523556, THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION AT 5-724414, AND THE WORKERS’ UNIONS’ LIAISON OFFICE AT 3-886887.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE, MR PETER NIE, AND THE CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, MR YIP YUK-LUN.

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TWO KOWLOON BAY SITES OFFERED FOR RENT * * * * *

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING TWO KOWLOON BAY SITES ON SHORT-TERM TENANCY.

ONE OF THE SITES, AT LAM LOK STREET, MEASURES 3 325 SQUARE METRES. IT IS FOR THE STORAGE OF NON-DANGEROUS GOODS AND THE TENANT’S VEHICLES J REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF VEHICLES, AND STORAGE, ASSEMBLY OR FABRICATION OF BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ GOODS, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS AND MACHINES.

THE SITE, HOWEVER, CANNOT BE USED FOR STORING AND FABRICATING CONCRETE AND CEMENT, BATCHING ASPHALT,, AND SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF NATURAL SAND, AGGREGATE AND CEMENT.

» THE OTHER SITE, MEASURING 1.11 HECTARES, AT LAM WAH STREET

IS FOR STORAGE. OR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF VEHICLES- OR REPAIR, MAINTENANCE OR CONSOLIDATION OF CONTAINERS J OR ALL OR ANY OF THE ABOVE.

TENANCIES FOR THE SITES ARE TWO YEARS INITIALLY, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON OCTOBER 31.

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BRIEFING ON TAI PO TRAFFIC * * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, DR STEPHEN TANG LUNG-WAI, WILL BRIEF THE KDIA ON MATTERS DISCUSSED AT A RECENT COMMITTEE MEETING.

THE BRIEFING WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152-172 KWONG FUK ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE BRIEFING.

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DETAILS OF TAVA SCHEME * * * **

THE DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AID, MR PATRICK MOSS, WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF EX GRATIA PAYMENTS TO BE MADE TO APPLICANTS UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTARY TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SCHEME.

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

LABELS FOR PEAK RESIDENTS, REHEARSAL CLOSURE

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SPECIAL POLICE LABELS PERMITTING PEAK RESIDENTS TO ENTER PEAK ROAD WEST OF MAGAZINE GAP ROAD DURING ITS CLOSURE IN THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 22 ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE PEAK POLICE STATION.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE LABELS MAY BE MADE ON 5-8496242.

THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 6 PM AS PART OF THE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY THAT NIGHT.

TO FACILITATE REHEARSALS FOR THE ROYAL VISIT, EDINBURGH PLACE NORTH BETWEEN QUEEN’S PIER AND HMS TAMAR, AND EDINBURGH PLACF EAST BETWEEN HMS TAMAR AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 PM AND 5 PM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 17).

AT THE SAME TIME, THE GREEN MINIBUS STAND AT THE HMS TAMAR WILL BE SUSPENDED, AND ROUTES 1, 2, 3 AND 3A ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA PEDDER STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND CONNAUGHT PLACE TO TERMINATE AT A TEMPORARY GREEN MINIBUS STAND OUTSIDE CENTRAL POST OFFICE.

FROM CONNAUGHT PLACE, THESE ROUTES WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIA CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE I NG.

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NO MAIL DELIVERY

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THERE WILL BE NO MAIL DELIVERY ON OCTOBER 22 WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON THAT DAY, HE ADDED.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF DOUBLE HAVEN * * * *

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT THE AREA AROUND DOUBLE HAVEN (YAN CHAU TONG) IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM 6 PM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 TO 7 AM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT HM YACHT BRITANNIA WILL BE LOCATED IN DOUBLE HAVEN DURING THIS PERIOD, PROVIDING AN INTERLUDE FOR THE ROYAL PARTY BETWEEN THEIR VISIT TO CHINA AND THEIR VISIT TO HONG KONG.

IN THE LIGHT OF NORMAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, AND TO ENSURE REASONABLE PRIVACY FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, A TEMPORARY CLOSURE ORDER UNDER THE PUBLIC ORDER ORDINANCE WILL BE MADE AND WILL BE GAZETTED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17.

DESPITE THE CLOSURE ORDER, SAID THE SPOKESMAN, THE POLICE WILL PERMIT FISHERMEN AND NORMAL TRAFFIC TO AND FROM VILLAGES IN THE AREA TO ENTER DOUBLE HAVEN, PROVIDED THAT THEY KEEP A REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM THE BRITANNIA. CARE HAS ALSO BEEN TAKEN TO MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS IN RESPECT OF THE TA CHIU FESTIVAL TO BE HELD SHORTLY ON CROOKED ISLAND (KAT 0 CHAU). +PEOPLE,+ HE SAID, +WILL BE ABLE TO GET TO THE ISLAND FOR THE FESTIVAL BY A DIFFERENT ROUTE.+

THE TEMPORARY CLOSED AREA MEASURES ABOUT FOUR KILOMETRES IN EACH DIRECTION FROM THE CENTRE OF DOUBLE HAVEN. STARTING AT TUI MIN CHAU IT INCLUDES THE COASTLINE TO CHEUNG WO. THE BOUNDARY THEN GOES NORTH EAST TO A POINT OFF BLUFF HEAD AND THEN DUE NORTH TO ROUND ISLAND (PAK SHA CHAU).



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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

STATEMINT ON DAYA BAY 'IN ABOUT 2 OR J WEEKS' .............. 1

KOWLOON CITY DB ELECTION A SUCCESS ......................... 1

APPROVAL GIVEN TO 4J2 TAVA SCHEME APPLICANTS ............... 3

MATERIALS TESTING HAS IMPORTANT ROLE ....................... 3

factory inspections stepped up ............................. 4

manufacturers urged to upgrade management................. 5

KWUN TONG MEET THE PUBLIC SCHEME A SUCCESS ................. 6

CLOSURE ORDERS SOUGHT FOR ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ............... 7

HOME BEaUTIFICATION COURSE ENROLMENT BEGINS ................ 8

ROAD WORKS, SITE FORMATION FOR KWAI CHUNG .................. 9

TRaFFIC, TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW ................ 9

INTRODUCING GUIDE FOR GUID.iNCE WORK ....................... 10

FURTHER JURY LIST TO BE POSTED ............................. 10

ROAD CLOSURES IN TUEN MUN .................................. 11

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1986

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STATEMENT ON DAYA BAY ’IN ABOUT 2 OR 3 WEEKS’

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY WILL PUBLISH A STATEMENT ON DAYA BAY IN ABOUT TWO OR THREE WEEKS’ TIME, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OPENING THE SHU I ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN CASTLE PEAK, SIR DAVID SAID IT WOULD BE A THOROUGH AND COMPLETE STATEMENT.

♦ IT WILL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ALL THE POINTS THAT HAD BEEN MADE IN THE DEBATE YESTERDAY, AND REVIEW THE WHOLE CIRCUMSTANCES OF DAYA BAY AS IT AFFECTS HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

ASKED TO COMMENT ON A SUGGESTION THAT SOME COUNCILLORS WOULD USE THE POWERS AND PRIVILEGES ORDINANCE TO GET MORE INFORMATION, SIR DAVID SAIDi +1 DO THINK WE SHOULD WAIT UNTIL THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY’S STATEMENT IS AVAILABLE AND, AS HE SAID, IT WILL BE AS FULL A DISCLOSURE AS POSSIBLE OF ALL THE FACTS LEADING UP TO DAYA BAY.+

ASKED TO COMMENT ON YESTERDAY’S LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DEBATE, SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS A VERY LONG BUT ALSO A GOOD DEBATE.

+1 THINK MEMBERS SPOKE THEIR MINDS FRANKLY AND OF COURSE THE DEBATE ON DAYA BAY ENDED WITH A MOTION WHICH WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. SO I THINK ON THE WHOLE IT WAS A VERY GOOD DEBATE, AND VERY USEFUL,* SIR DAVID SAID.

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KOWLOON CITY DB ELECTION A SUCCESS

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A TOTAL OF 2 048 PEOPLE HAVE CAST THEIR VOTES IN THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD HO MAN TIN (SOUTH) CONSTITUENCY BY-ELECTION WHEN POLLING CLOSED AT 10.30 PM TONIGHT.

THIS REPRESENTS 13 PER CENT OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF THE CONSTITUENCY.

DESCRIBING THE TURNOUT AS VERY SATISFACTORY, THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR T.H. CHAU SAID THE TURNOUT TODAY WAS HIGHER THAN ANY OF THE BY-ELECTION IN THE PAST.

MR CHAU ADDED THAT THE ENCOURAGING TURNOUT WAS A DEMONSTRATION OF RESIDENTS’ SUPPORT OF THE DISTRICT BOARD AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME.

MR CHAU MADE THE REMARK DURING A VISIT TO THE VOTE-COUNTING STATION AT THE MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE SHORTLY AFTER POLLING ENDED.

VOTE-COUNT IS GOING ON AT PRESENT AND ELECTION RESULTS ARE EXPECTED AFTER MIDNIGHT.

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cadi ICR IN THE EVENING. THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK, URGED VOTERS THE HO MAN tin ^OUTH CONSTITUENCY TO MAKE USE OF THE REST OF THE EVENING TO CAST THEIR VOTES TO ELECT A DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER FOR THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

MR MAK MADE THE REMARKS DURING A TOUR OF THE TWO POLLING STATIONS.

+IT’S NOW UP TO THE VOTERS TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY,+ HE SAID.

THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR ALAN SCOTT, ALSO VISITED THE TWO POLLING STATIONS AND WAS BRIEFED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, ON THE POLLING SITUATION.

UP TO 6.30 PM, A TOTAL OF 866 PEOPLE OR 5.5 PER CENT OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE CONSTITUENCY HAVE CAST THEIR VOTES.

THE ELECTION TODAY WILL FILL A VACANCY IN THE BOARD FOLLOWING THE RESIGNATION OF A MEMBER.

VOTERS ARE URGED TO GO TO THE POLLING STATIONS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID A LATE RUSH BEFORE THEY CLOSE AT 10.30 PM.

BY NOON, A TOTAL OF 288 PEOPLE OR 1.8 PER CENT OF THE REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE CONSTITUENCY HAD CAST THEIR VOTES.

MR FONG POINTED OUT THAT TO VOTE TOOK ONLY A FEW MINUTES AND IT WOULD DEMONSTRATE SUPPORTS FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD AND FOR THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME.

HE CALLED ON POTENTIAL VOTERS TO VOTE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE SO AS TO AVOID A RUSH BEFORE THE POLLING STATIONS CLOSE AT 10.30 PM.

TWO CANDIDATES ARE CONTESTING THE SEAT: MR SO CHOI-HING (42) AND MR CHIANG SAI-CHEONG (30).

THE TWO POLLING STATIONS ARE LOCATED AT THE MUSIC HALL OF 01 MAN ESTATE AT CHUNG HAU STREET AND THE HOLY CARPENTER SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE AT BLOCK 8, GROUND FLOOR, VALLEY ROAD ESTATE.

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- 3 -APPROVAL GIVEN TO 432 TAVA SCHEME APPLICANTS X * X *

THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL HAS APPROVED EX GRATIA PAYMENTS AMOUNTING TO $83 MILLION TO BE MADE TO 432 SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTARY TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SCHEME, THE DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AID, MR PATRICK MOSS, ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE SCHEME WAS SET UP FOLLOWING A RESOLUTION PASSED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL LAST DECEMBER TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION TO PERSONS WHO SUFFERED BODILY INJURIES AND TO DEPENDENTS OF THOSE WHO DIED FROM TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING MOTOR VEHICLES INSURED WITH FIVE INSURERS WHICH HAVE BECOME INSOLVENT.

THE FIVE INSURERS ARE THE SINGAPORE INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED, THE KYOTO INSURANCE LIMITED, THE SCOTLAND INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED, THE CHINA UNDERWRITERS LIFE AND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED AND THE BEDFORD INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED.

+THE GOVERNOR-APPOINTED ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE, HAVING CONSIDERED ALL OF THE 444 APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED, HAS APPROVED 432 OF THEM AND REJECTED SIX. ANOTHER SIX HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE SCHEME,* MR MOSS SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WOULD BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULT OF THEIR APPLICATIONS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. +THEREAFTER, THEY WILL BE GIVEN 14 DAYS TO CONSIDER THE AWARD. IF THEY WISH TO REJECT THE AWARD AND PURSUE THEIR LEGAL REMEDIES PERSONALLY AGAINST THE DEFENDANTS CONCERNED, THEY MUST SO NOTIFY THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT. OTHERWISE IT WILL BE ASSUMED THAT THEY ACCEPT THE EX GRATIA AWARD.*

MR MOSS APPEALED TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS TO WAIT FOR THE RESULTS OF THEIR APPLICATIONS AND NOT TO TELEPHONE THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT UNLESS THEY WISHED TO NOTIFY ANY CHANGE OF ADDRESS THAT MIGHT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE THEIR APPLICATIONS WERE SUBMITTED.

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MATERIALS TESTING HAS IMPORTANT ROLE

X X X X X

THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO BUILD A NEW MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY AT KOWLOON BAY REFLECTS THE IMPORTANCE IT ATTACHES TO REVIEWING AND IMPROVING TESTING STANDARDS, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

ADDRESSING THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SHUI ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE IN CASTLE PEAK, SIR DAVID SAID THE LABORATORY AT KOWLOON BAY WAS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN 1989.

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HIGH QUALITY LABORATORY TESTING WAS BECOMING INCREASINGLY NECESSARY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BECAUSE OF THE INCREASE IN THE VARIETY OF MATERIALS IN USE AND DEVELOPMENTS IN MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN PROCESSES, SIR DAVID SAID.

HE NOTED THAT LAST YEAR A TOTAL OF 80 000 NEW FLATS WERE BUILT BY GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO PROVIDE HOUSING FOR ABOUT 300 000 PEOPLE. EVERY DAY NEW ROADS AND FLYOVERS WERE BEING BUILT TO IMPROVE THE TERRITORY’S INFRASTRUCTURE.

♦BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PURCHASERS HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION AND GOOD WORKMANSHIP,* HE SAID. INADEQUATE OR DOUBTFUL MATERIAL TESTING COULD NEVER BE ACCEPTED.

SIR DAVID CONGRATULATED THE SHUI ON GROUP ON ITS INITIATIVE IN ESTABLISHING FIRST CLASS MATERIALS TESTING FACILITIES AND CONTINUAL RESEARCH TO IMPROVE MATERIAL QUALITY.

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FACTORY INSPECTIONS STEPPED UP *****

THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS INTENSIFIED ITS ENFORCEMENT ACTION AND HAS BROUGHT FORWARD ITS SCHEDULED INSPECTIONS OF ALL LEATHER AND FUR-PROCESSING FACTORIES.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 60 SUCH FACTORIES OPERATING IN HONG KONG AND SO FAR THE MAJORITY OF THEM HAD BEEN INSPECTED IN THE PAST FEW DAYS.

+THE ROUND OF INSPECTIONS IS STILL CONTINUING AND PROSECUTIONS FOR BREACHES OF THE RELEVANT REGULATIONS WILL BE INSTITUTED IF ANY IRREGULARITIES ARE FOUND,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT INSPECTIONS OF FACTORIES ARE CONDUCTED ON AN INTERNATIONALLY-RECOGNISED RATING SYSTEM WHEREBY FACTORIES HAVING GREATER POTENTIAL HAZARDS ARE INSPECTED MORE FREQUENTLY.

IT IS UNDER THIS SYSTEM THAT CIPEL-MARCO LIMITED IN KWAI CHUNG WHERE AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED LAST WEEK WAS INSPECTED BY THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE THREE TIMES IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS. HOWEVER, IT MUST BE POINTED OUT THAT INSPECTIONS AND PROSECUTIONS CAN ONLY RESULT IN A TEMPORARY IMPACT.

+THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS FOR EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE BOTH LEGAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO PROVIDE A SAFE AND HEALTHY PLACE OF WORK FOR HIS WORKERS, AND FOR WORKERS TO OBSERVE SAFETY RULES AT ALL TIMES.*

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* THE SECTION OF CHATER ROAD BETWEEN DES VOEUX ROAD CENTTAI

AND JACKSON ROAD FROM MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 20 TO NOO"

NEXT DAY.

X T SECTION OF ICE HOUSE STREET BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD

CENTRAL AND QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL FROM MIDNIGHT ON

OCTOBER 20 TO NOON THE NEXT DAY.

* THE SECTION OF JACKSON ROAD BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND CHATER ROAD FROM MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 20 TO NOON THE NEXT DAY.

X THE SECTION OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND REDDER STREET ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 10.30 AM TO NOON OR AT ANY TIME UNDER POLICE’S DIRECTIVE.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT DIVERSION, SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

* DURING THE CLOSURE OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, BUSES ON QUEENSWAY WESTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND JUBILEE STREET; WHILE BUSES ON DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL EASTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO PEDDER STREET AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

X DURING THE CLOSURE OF CHATER ROAD AND ICE HOUSE STREET BUSES ON DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL EASTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO PEDDER STREET AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WHILE BUSES ON ICE HOUSE STREET NORTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND PEDDER STREET.

* THE TERMINAL POINT FOR CMB ROUTE 13 AT STAR FERRY WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND RELOCATED TO EXCHANGE SQUARE BUS TERMINUS ON OCTOBER 21 FROM ABOUT 6.30 AM TO NOON.

* THE BUS STOP ON CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL EASTBOUND OUTSIDE CITY HALL WILL BE SUSPENDED ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 7 AM TO NOON.

X BUS AND TRAM STOPS ON THE SECTION OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN PEDDER STREET AND QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE SUSPENDED ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 10.30 AM TO NOON.

X TRAM MOVEMENT ON DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE REGULATED BY POLICE OFFICERS AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH PEDDER STREET AND QUEEMSWAY.

/* IN CONNECTION .........

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1986

* IN CONNECTION WITH THE CLOSURE OF EDINBURGH PLACE EAST, THE GREEN MINIBUS STAND AT THE HMS TAMAR WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 20 TO NOON ON OCTOBER 23. ROUTES 1, 2, 3 AND 3A, ON JOURNEYS TO CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED TO PEDDER STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND CONNAUGHT PLACE TO TERMINATE AT A TEMPORARY GREEN MINIBUS STAND OUTSIDE CENTRAL POST OFFICE. FROM CONNAUGHT PLACE, THESE SERVICES WILL BE DIVERTED TO CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL BEFORE RESUMING THE NORMAL ROUTE INGS.

* THE GREEN MINIBUS STAND AT HARBOUR ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM.

SUSPENSION OF PARKING SPACES/CARPARKS

THE PARKING SPACES/CARPARKS ON THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE SUSPENDED DURING THE TIMES SPECIFIED:

* JACKSON ROAD FROM 11 PM ON OCTOBER 20 TO NOON ON OCTOBER 21.

* HARBOUR ROAD ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM.

* KENNEDY ROAD (UNDER COTTON TREE DRIVE) ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM, AND ON OCTOBER 22 FROM NOON TO 6 PM.

* THE SLIP ROAD BETWEEN UPPER ALBERT ROAD AND LOWER ALBERT ROAD ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM AND ON OCTOBER 22 FROM NOON TO 6 PM.

* PARKING SPACES NO. 19, 19A, 20 TO 50 AND 80 AT MURRAY BARRACKS CARPARK ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 1 AM TO NOON.

SUSPENSION OF TAXI STAND

THE TAXI STAND AT HARBOUR ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED ON OCTOBER 21 FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM.

SUSPENSION OF FERRY SERVICES

DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF SEVERAL FAIRWAYS IN VICTORIA HARBOUR BETWEEN 8.40 AM AND 9.50 AM ON OCTOBER 21, CROSS-HARBOUR SAILINGS OF TWO STAR FERRY AND 15 HYF ROUTES WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR AN HOUR OR SO. THE LICENSED FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN SAI WAN HO AND RENNIE’S MILL WILL ALSO STOP RUNNING BETWEEN 8.30 AM AND 9.30 AM THAT MORNING.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOUTH SPECTACULAR * * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN KOWLOON AREAS ON THE EVENING OF TUESDAY (OCTOBER 21) WHEN THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL ATTEND A YOUTH SPECTACULAR AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM IN HUNG HOM.

A NUMBER OF ROADS AND ACCESSES IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST AND HJNG HOM WILL BE CLOSED TO FACILITATE THE ROYAL COUPLE’S JOURNEY BY MOTORCADE TO THE COLISEUM.

SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BETWEEN 6 PM AND 8.15 PM. DETAILS ARE:

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FROM 7 PM

GRANVILLE ROAD BETWEEN SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT GREEN MINIBUSES, WHICH WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER GRANVILLE ROAD FROM CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH AND TO MAKE A U-TURN AT THE GREEN MINIBUS STAND ADJACENT TO THE EAST OCEAN CENTRE AT GRANVILLE ROAD.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FROM 7.15 PM

MODY LANE BETWEEN MODY ROAD AND SALISBURY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE FROM 7.30 PM

* MODY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC AT ITS JUNCTION WITH SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD. ALL TRAFFIC ALONG MODY ROAD EASTBOUND TO THE EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH WILL HAVE TO MAKE A U-TURN TO THE WEST OF THE HOLIDAY INN HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL.

* SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC AT ITS JUNCTION WITH SALISBURY ROAD AND ALL TRAFFIC ON SALISBURY ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO HONG CHONG ROAD NORTHBOUND.

* SCIENCE MUSEUM PATH WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC AT ITS JUNCTION WITH SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD.

* SCIENCE MUSEUM SQUARE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC AT ITS JUNCTION WITH SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD.

* ACCESS TO HONG TAT PATH FROM HONG CHONG ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC (EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES).

* HONG WING PATH WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.

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M CHEONG WAN ROAD FLYOVER EASTBOUND LEADING FROM CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH TO KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC (EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES).

* CHEONG WAN ROAD FLYOVER SOUTHBOUND LEADING FROM GILLIES AVENUE TO THE KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC (EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES AND VEHICLES WITH A SPECIAL PERMIT-PARKING LABEL).

* THE RAILWAY APPROACH ROAD LEADING FROM HONG CHONG ROAD TO KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC (EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES AND TAXIS).

* THE AREA FRONTING THE TOKYU DEPARTMENT STORE AT NEW WORLD CENTRE WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ALL VEHICLES FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES FROM 8 PM

* CHEONG WAN ROAD FLYOVER BETWEEN CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH AND KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC. ALL TRAFFIC ON THE KOWLOON KCR STATION WILL BE DIVERTED TO ON WAN ROAD AND CHEONG WAN ROAD TO GILLIES AVENUE.

* SALISBURY ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC TO THE WEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE. ALL TRAFFIC ON SALISBURY ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE U-SHAPED SLIP ROAD TO HONG CHONG ROAD NORTHBOUND.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES FROM 8.15 PM

* SALISBURY ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC TO THE EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH.

ALL VEHICLES ON SALISBURY ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH NORTHBOUND. TRAFFIC ON CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH SOUTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO SALISBURY ROAD WESTBOUND ONLY.

* THE EXIT FROM THE TSIM SHA TSUI TRANSPORT TERMINUS ONTO SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.

* HONG TAT PATH WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC AT ITS JUNCTION WITH HONG CHONG ROAD NORTHBOUND.

K CHEONG WAN ROAD FLYOVER SOUTHBOUND LEADING FROM GILLIES AVENUE TO THE KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.

* THE DOWN-RAMP FROM KOWLOON KCR STATION MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK LEADING ON TO THE PODIUM LEVEL OF CHEONG WAN ROAD SOUTHBOUND WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC, WHICH wILL BE HELD INSIDE THE CAR PARK.

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M CHEONG WAN ROAD SOUTHBOUND AT THE KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES. VEHICLES COMING FROM THE RAILWAY APPROACH ROAD FROM HONG CHONG ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO TRAVEL VIA CHEONG WAN ROAD FLYOVER NORTHBOUND TO GILLIES AVENUE.

SUSPENSION OF PARKING SPACES

* ACCESS TO CAR PARKS LOCATED IN GRANVILLE ROAD, GRANVILLE CIRCUIT, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, SCIENCE MUSEUM SQUARE, SCIENCE MUSEUM PATH, SALISBURY ROAD AND KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM WILL BE RESTRICTED DURING THE ROAD CLOSURES.

M THE MOTORCYCLE PARKING SPACES AT GRANVILLE CIRCUIT AND SCIENCE MUSEUM SQUARE WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 3 PM UNTIL ABOUT MIDNIGHT.

M THE COACH PARK AT KOWLOON KCR STATION ADJACENT TO HONG KONG COLISEUM WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 8 AM UNTIL ABOUT 8 AM THE NEXT DAY.

* ALL DESIGNATED PARKING SPACES OUTSIDE THE INTERNATIONAL MAIL CENTRE OFF SALISBURY ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM

6 PM UNTIL ABOUT MIDNIGHT.

KMB BUS SERVICES

* FROM 8 PM TO ABOUT 10.30 PM, ROUTES IK, 2K, 5C AND 8 WILL BE DIVERTED.

* FROM 7 PM TO 10.30 PM, ROUTE 2C WILL BE DIVERTED.

* ROUTES 5E, 5K AND 21 WILL TERMINATE AT HUNG HOM FERRY BUS TERMINUS INSTEAD OF KOWLOON KCR STATION WITH EFFECT FROM 8 PM UNTIL ABOUT 10.30 PM.

* ROUTE 26 WILL TERMINATE AT TSIM SHA TSUI (MIDDLE ROAD) BY OMITTING THE ROUTE INGS IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST IN BOTH DIRECTIONS WITH EFFECT FROM 8 PM.

GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES

* ROUTE 1 WILL BE CURTAILED AT STAR FERRY BUS TERMINUS AT 7 PM.

X ROUTE IM WILL BE DIVERTED WITH EFFECT FROM 7.30 PM UNTIL THE CLOSED ROADS ARE RE-OPENED.

X ROUTES 6 AND 8 ON THEIR SOUTHBOUND JOURNEYS WILL BE DIVERTED FROM 8 PM. ON THEIR NORTHBOUND JOURNEYS, THEY WILL BE DIVERTED FROM 7.30 PM.

X ROUTES 7 AND 31M WILL BE DIVERTED FROM 7 PM UNTIL THE CLOSED ROADS ARE RE-OPENED.

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Special Traffic Arrangements for the Royal Visit

Special traffic arrangements will be implemented territory-wide next week during the visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

Announcing details at a press conference today (Thursday), a police spokesman advised spectators wishing to attend the various events to make full use of public transport whenever possible in reaching vantage points on routes to be taken by the Royal visitors.

He urged spectators to exercise restraint and be considerate and courteous to children and the elderly in crowded places.

"The police will not tolerate illegal parking and waiting in order to maintain traffic flow," he said.

"Illegally parked vehicles will be towed away without prior notice."

He also appealed to motorists to drive with care and patience.

For the arrival of the Royal visitors on Tuesday (October 21), fairways in the harbour will be closed by sections between 8:50 am and 9:50 am to provide a free passage for the HMY Britannia.

In Central, certain roads including a section of Chater Road, Ice House Street, Jackson Road and Des Voeux Road Central will be closed from 12:01 am until noon for a ceremony at the Edinburgh Place and the City Hall.

The civic luncheon at Government House, and visits to the Hong Kong Polytechnic in Hung Hom and the Hong Kong Convention Centre site in Wanchai in the afternoon will also affect traffic flow.

To facilitate the youth spectacular at the Hong Kong Coliseum in the evening, a number of roads in Hung Hom will be closed from 7 pm. These will include a section of Granville Road, Mody Lane, Mody Road, Science Museum Road, Science Museum Path, Cheong Wan Road flyover, railway approach road leading from Hong Chong Road, Salisbury Road, and the down ramp from Kowloon KCR Station multi storey carpark leading onto the podium.

In view of the road closure, restriction on access to carparks in the area will be implemented.

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Motorists are advised to park or leave the carparks before the implementation of the special traffic arrangements and should be prepared to accept that their cars cannot leave the carparks until the cessation of the road closures.

On the following day (October 22), the Queen will visit Lung Hang Estate, New Town Plaza in Shatin in the morning before attending the race meeting at the Shatin Racecourse. Traffic in the area is likely to be affected.

HighliP>ht of the second day's events will be the Royal Fireworks in the harbour at 8 pm.

To enable members of the public to fully enjoy the fireworks display, many roads on both sides of the harbour, Including a long stretch of the Island Eastern Corridor, all roads south of Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and some in Central and Wan Chai will be closed.

Details of the special traffic arrangements for the Royal Fireworks are :

Hong Kong Island

Pedestrian Precinct in Central

The pedestrian precinct in Central involving the closure of Chater road between Peddar Street and Jackson Road and Ice House Street between Queen's Road Central and Connaught Road Central to all vehicular traffic will be implemented from 7 am to 12 midnight.

Temporary Closure of Roads Commencing from 6 pm

All uphill vehicles will be prohibited from entering Peak Road beyond the Magazine Gap Road junction except Police/emergency vehicles, franchised buses, PLB 'maxicabs' private omnibus, taxis and local residents' vehicles displaying a police label.

All Closed Road Permits will be invalid during the road closure period. Peak residents requiring access to the area during the closure period are advised to contact the Peak Police Station to obtain a police label.

Temporary Closure of Roads Commencing from 6:30 pm

+ Edinburgh Place East will be closed to all vehicular traffic except those requiring access to or exit from UMS Tamar and those leaving City Hall Car Park;

+ Fenwick Pier Street;

+ The westbound Inner Gloucester Road between Percival Street and Arsenal Street;

+ The northbound carriageway of Percival Street between Jaffe Road and Inner Gloucester Road;

* The northbound carriageway of Fenwick Street between Jaffe Road and Inner Gloucester Road;

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+ Luard Road between Jaffe Road and Inner Gloucester Road;

The northbound carrigeway of Fleming Road between Jaffe Road and Inner Gloucester Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic except those wishing to proceed eastward along Jaffe Road, which will be permitted to make a U-turn under the Fleming Road flyover near the junction of Inner Gloucester Road;

+ Tonnochy Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic. However, eastbound traffic on Jaffe road will be permitted to cross Tonnochy Road to proceed further east on Jaffe Road;

+ The northbound carriageway of Marsh Road between Jaffe road and Inner Gloucester Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic except those wishing to proceed eastward along Jaffe Road, which will be permitted make a U-turn under Marsh Road flyover near the junction of Inner Gloucester Road;

+ The northbound carriageway of Canal Road West between Jaffe Road and Inner Gloucester Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic except those wishing to proceed eastward along Jaffe Road, which will be permitted to make a U-turn under Canal Road flyover near the junction of Inner Gloucester Road;

+ Harbour Road between Fenwick Street and Tonnochy Road;

+ Hung Hing Road between Tonnochy Road and the Yacht Club;

+ Wan Shing Street;

♦ Marsh Road flyover;

+ Fleming Road flyover;

+ Eastbound traffic on Gloucester Road will only be permitted to turn north into Fenwick Street as far as Hong Kong Arts Centre but will have to turn back to eastbound Gloucester Road. Vehicles will be prohibited from turning into Fleming Road, Tonnochy Road and Marsh Road.

+ The cul-de-sac on eastbound Victoria Park Road to the east of the Jardine Gun site;

+ Access to Bowen Road east of the junction of Borrett Road will be prohibited until such time as crowds have cleared the area; and

+ The slip road linking Gloucester Road and Inner Gloucester Road near O’Brien Road.

Temporary Closure of Roads for the Pedestrianisation of Island Eastern Corridor

+ The section of Island Eastern Corridor (IEC) west of the Healthy Street Interchange will be closed to all vehicular traffic with effect from 6 pm. Traffic from Taikoo Shing will leave the IEC at the Healthy Street exit;

the castbound section of the IEC between Hing Fat Street and Tong Shii Road will be pedestrianised at about 6:30 pm and after police consider it safe. Sepctators access to this eastbound section of IEC will be allowed from Hing Fat Street down-ramp in Causeway Bay and from Tong Shui Road down-ramp in North Point only;


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+ Whitfield Road and Watson Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic at the commencement of the display to facilitate pedestrian movement at the conclusion of the display;

♦ Chung Yeung Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6:30 pm;

+ Electric Road south of Yacht Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6 pm.

The temporary road closures on Hong Kong Island will be retained until crowds have dispersed and Police are of the opinion that it is safe to revert to normal traffic flow.

Traffic Re-routing Commencing from 6 pm

+ Stewart Road from Lockhart Road to Gloucester Road will be re-routed one-way northbound. Traffic on Stewart Road will only be permitted to enter westbound Gloucester Road, but will be prohibited to turn left into Inner Gloucester Road;

+ All vehicles leaving the City Hall Car Park via Edinburgh Place East will be diverted southward into Harcourt Road; and

+ Eastbound traffic on Gloucester Road will be diverted via either Gloucester Road into Causeway Road and King’s Road, or via Victoria Park Road, Gordon Road, Electric Road/Victoria Park Road, Wing Hing Street, King’s Road. The eastbound ’’Bus Only” lane on King’s Road will be suspended during the closure of the IEC.

The temporary traffic re-routing will be retained until Police are of the opinion that it is safe to revert to normal.

Suspension of Parking Spaces

A number of carparking spaces in Tonnochy Road, Gloucester Road, Percival Street, Jaffe Road, the cul-de-sac off eastbound Victoria Park Road, the Peak Garden, the road adjacent to the CMB route No. 15 bus terminus in the Peak, Hung Hing Road, Wan Shing Street, Whitfield Road and Watson Road will be suspended between 2 pm and 10 pm.

Kowloon

Road Closure in Tsim Sha Tsui Area

All roads south of Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui will be either closed or re-routed from 6:30 pm unitl such time as the crowds have dispersed, and Police are of the opinion that it is safe to resume normal.

Temporary Closure of Roads Commencing from 6:30 pm

+ Southbound Kowloon Park Drive between Canton Road and Peking Road (except buses and green minibuses);

+ Kowloon Park Drive between Peking Road and Salisbury Road;

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ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT, HE STRESSED THAT IT WOULD CONTINUE ITS THREE-PRONGED APPROACH, THAT IS EDUCATION, PUBLICITY AND ENFORCEMENT, IN IMPROVING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT’S SPECIAL TEAM SET UP TO INVESTIGATE THE CIPEL-MARCO ACCIDENT IS STILL CONTINUING ITS WORK.

THE NINE-MEMBER TEAM, HEADED BY A SUPERINTENDENT OF FACTORY INSPECTORS, AIMS TO FIND OUT THE CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION AND WHETHER ANY SAFETY LEGISLATION HAD BEEN VIOLATED BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

SO FAR, THE TEAM HAS INTERVIEWED TEN WORKS AND EYE WITNESSES.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT INVESTIGATION WILL BE COMPLETED BY NEXT WEEK.

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MANUFACTURERS URGED TO UPGRADE MANAGEMENT

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MANUFACTURERS WERE ADVISED TODAY (THURSDAY) TO INVEST MORE IN MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE FUTURE VIABILITY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THEIR BUSINESSES.

POSSIBLY BECAUSE THE CALCULATION OF BENEFITS WAS LESS TANGIBLE, TOO FEW COMPANIES PLACED PRIORITY ON INVESTING TIME AND MONEY IN DEVELOPING THEIR MANAGEMENT TEAMS, MR S.L. CHEN SAID.

MR CHEN, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG ELECTRIC HOLDINGS LIMITED, WAS ADDRESSING 100 EXECUTIVES FROM MANUFACTURING COMPANIES AT A BRIEFING ORGANISED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE.

+IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE IN BUSINESS TODAY, IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUALLY REVIEW NOT ONLY OUR PRODUCTION METHODS, AND USE HIGH TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTION PROCESSES, BUT ALSO OUR MANAGEMENT METHODS AND THE RANGE OF TECHNIQUES WHICH ARE NOW READILY AVAILABLE TO USE.+

+IN OTHER WORDS, WE MUST CONTINUALLY DEVELOP THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR COMPANIES,+ HE SAID.

THE PROCESS OF MAKING MANAGEMENT MORE EFFECTIVE NEEDED TO BE CONTINUOUS AND REQUIRED CONSIDERABLE THOUGHT AND PLANNING BY TOP MANAGEMENT, MR CHEN SAID.

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+IT MUST INCLUDE PROVISIONS FOR SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS TO DEVELOP, UPDATE AND UPGRADE THEMSELVES IN THE MANAGEMENT FIELD. MANAGERS MUST BE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST THEM IN THE MANAGING PROCESS.*

MR CHEN NOTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD RECOGNISED THE IMPORTANCE OF DESIGNING MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY. IT HAD SET UP, THROUGH THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, THE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE IN THIS TASK.

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KWUN TONG MEET THE PUBLIC SCHEME A SUCCESS

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THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD HAS PROVIDED HELP TO MORE THAN HALF THE CASES BROUGHT UP BY RESIDENTS UNDER A MEET THE PUBLIC SCHEME BETWEEN APRIL AND SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.

A KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID BOARD MEMBERS HANDLED A TOTAL OF 176 CASES DURING THE PERIOD. OF THESE, 92 CASES (OR 52 PER CENT) HAD BEEN DEALT WITH AND ASSISTANCE GIVEN TO THE APPLICANTS.

ANOTHER 52 CASES (OR 29.5 PER CENT) WERE STILL BEING CONSIDERED BY THE DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED. THE REMAINING 32 CASES (18 PER CENT) HAD NOT BEEN TAKEN UP BECAUSE THEY WERE IN CONFLICT WITH EXISTING GOVERNMENT POLICY.

MOST OF THE CASES (73 PER CENT) RAISED RELATED TO REQUESTS AND COMPLAINTS ON HOUSING MATTERS. THE REMAINING CASES WERE ON ENVIRONMENT, TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT, ILLEGAL HAWKING, LAW AND ORDER SITUATION. t

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE RESPONSE OF LOCAL RESIDENTS TO THE MEET THE PUBLIC SCHEME HAD BEEN ENCOURAGING.

HE SAID MOST RESIDENTS SEEKING HELP WERE RESIDENTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

THE AVERAGE WAITING TIME BETWEEN THE DAY OF APPOINTMENT AND INTERVIEW WAS ABOUT ONE WEEK. HOWEVER, WAITING TIME FOR URGENT CASES WERE MUCH SHORTER AS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT COULD BE MADE, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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AT PRESENT, THE MEET THE PUBLIC SCHEME IN KWUN TONG IS BEING OPERATED ON A ONE-CENTRE-ONE EVENING BASIS FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY (EXCEPT PUBLIC HOLIDAY) FROM 8 PM TO 10 PM.

THE MEET THE PUBLIC CENTRES ARE IN SAU MAU PING, NGAU TAU KOK, LAM TIN AND TING HONG.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO MEET THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS CAN MAKE APPOINTMENT EITHER BY PHONING 3-416315, 3-421443, OR IN PERSON AT ANY PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTER OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE OR ITS SUB-OFFICES.

UNDER THE SCHEME, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ALSO CONDUCT PERIODIC VISITS TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS. BETWEEN APRIL AND SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR, THEY HAD VISITED 76 DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

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CLOSURE ORDERS SOUGHT FOR ILLEGAL STRUCTURES X X X X X

THE OCCUPIERS OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES AT THREE LOCATIONS IN KOWLOON AND ON HONG KONG ISLAND HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT COURT ORDERS HAVE BEEN SOUGHT TO CLOSE THE STRUCTURES.

THE OCCUPIERS OF STRUCTURES ON THE FLAT ROOF ADJACENT TO FLAT B, FIRST FLOOR, 1-7 SHELTER STREET, HONG KONG, WERE INSTRUCTED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (BOO) MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO TO DEMOLISH THEM, BUT THE ORDER HAD NEVER BEEN CARRIED OUT.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY TO VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT FOR A CLOSURE ORDER ON DECEMBER 17 AND HAS POSTED NOTICES OF ITS INTENTION ON CONSPICUOUS PARTS OF THE STRUCTURES.

AN APPLICATION FOR A CLOSURE ORDER IS TO BE MADE AT THE SAME CO'.T'T THE NEXT DAY IN RESPECT OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOF OF 110, CHUN YEUNG STREET, HONG KONG.

THE OCCUPIERS, WHO HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE BUILDING AUTHORITY’S INTENTION, HAVE REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH A BOO INSTRUCTION ISSUED IN JANUARY THIS YEAR TO DEMOLISH THE STRUCTURES.

THE FINAL APPLICATION FOR A CLOSURE ORDER IS IN RESPECT OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOF OF 148-152, YEE KUK STREET, KOWLOON.

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IT WILL BE MADE AT KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON DECEMBER 11 AND THE OCCUPIERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED THROUGH NOTICES PLACED ON THE STRUCTURES.

A BOO INSTRUCTION TO DEMOLISH THE STRUCTURES ISSUED A YEAR AGO HAD BEEN IGNORED.

IN ALL THREE CASES DEMOLITION WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COURT ORDER HAS BEEN OBTAINED.

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HOME BEAUTIFICATION COURSE ENROLMENT BEGINS O I o

A HOME BEAUTIFICATION COURSE WILL BE HELD IN MONG KOK NEXT MONTH TO HELP RESIDENTS CREATE A PLEASANT LIVING ENVIRONMENT.

IT IS PART OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN ORGANISED TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO CULTIVATE AN INTEREST IN RUNNING THEIR HOMES AND TO ADD COLOURS TO THEIR LIFESTYLE.

THERE ARE ALTOGETHER FIVE SESSIONS IN THE COURSE, FOCUSSING ON THE MAKING OF HANDICRAFT, +FUNG SUI+, INTERIOR DECORATION, INTERIOR DESIGN AND FLOWER ARRANGEMENT.

PROFESSIONALS FROM EACH FIELD WILL BE INVITED TO GIVE TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS.

PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO SAMPLE + DIM SUM* AND OTHER DELICACIES PREPARED BY THE CHEF OF A CANTONESE RESTAURANT AT THEIR GRADUATION PARTY.

-►SIMILAR COURSES WERE ORGANISED IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND THE RESPONSES WERE OVERWHELMING,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE SAID.

+S0 THIS YEAR WE HAVE STRENGTHENED THE COURSE WITH MORE TOPICS THAT ARE PRACTICAL AND USEFUL TO THEM,* HE SAID.

THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN

TUESDAY EVENING FROM NOVEMBER 4

THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE EVERY TO DECEMBER 2.

PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY A COURSE FEE OF $20. APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE. AT 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, AND THE TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE, AT 85 IVY STREET.

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ROAD WORKS, SITE FORMATION FOR KWAI CHUNG KOO

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $23.9 MILLION CONTRACT TO AOKI CORPORATION FOR ROAD WORKS AND SITE FORMATION AT KWAI CHUNG.

A BRIDGE, ABOUT 90 METRES IN LENGTH, WILL BE CONSTRUCTED OVER TSUEN WAN ROAD LINKING WING KEI AND KWAI FUK ROADS. A NUMBER OF ROADS CONNECTING BOTH ENDS OF THE BRIDGE WILL ALSO BE BUILT.

THE ROAD SYSTEM WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO DEVELOPMENTS IN THESE AREAS, INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS, COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND A FUTURE CONTAINER FREIGHTER STATION.

A 200-METRE SECTION OF KWAI FUK ROAD WILL BE WIDENED FROM 10.3 METRES TO 15 METRES.

ABOUT ONE HECTARE OF LAND WILL BE FORMED AT WING KEI ROAD, HALF OF WHICH WILL BE FOR INDUSTRIAL USE AND THE REST FOR LOCAL OPEN SPACE, A COOKED FOOD CENTRE AND A REFUSE COLLECTION CENTRE.

WORK WILL START NEXT WEEK AND TAKE ABOUT 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

* * * * *

SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 2.15 PM.

TWO PAPERS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO MEMBERS FOR INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUS STOP SHELTER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME 1986= AND TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS AND PROBLEMS MONITORED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD AT 39 TONKIN STREET, SECOND FLOOR, KOWLOON. *

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHAM SHU I PO TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING.

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INTRODUCING GUIDE FOR GUIDANCE WORK * * * * *

A GUIDE FOR PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS ON GUIDANCE WORK IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS HAS BEEN COMPILED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO SCHOOLS.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (SERVICES), MR LEUNG SZE-KONG, WILL GIVE A PRESS BRIEFING ON THE PUBLICATION AT 3 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE BRIEFING. COPIES OF THE GUIDE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 2.30 PM AT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS.

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FURTHER JURY LIST TO BE POSTED * * * * *

A FURTHER LIST OF COMMON JURORS WILL BE POSTED ON THE NOTICE BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING AT NO. 38, QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG, ON OCTOBER 21, THE ACTING REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT. MR JULIAN BETTS, ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THIS LIST WILL REMAIN POSTED FOR 14 DAYS, WHEN ANY PERSON MAY APPLY BY NOTICE IN WRITING TO THE REGISTRAR REQUIRING THAT HIS NAME OR THE NAME OF SOME OTHER PERSON BE POSTED OR REMOVED UPON CAUSE DULY ASSIGNED IN SUCH NOTICE.

THE REGISTRAR SHALL IN HIS DISCRETION, POST OR REMOVE SUCH NAME ACCORDINGLY AND SHALL IF NECESSARY ALTER THE LIST.

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TUEN MUN

MIK

A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTIONS IN TUEN MUN WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BECAUSE OF ROAD WORKS.

TUEN HI ROAD WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 1.30 AM AND 5.30 AM FROM SATURDAY (OCTOBER 18) FOR ABOUT SEVEN DAYS. VEHICLES ON TUEN HING ROAD EASTBOUND HEADING FOR YUEN LONG SHOULD USE CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

FOR ABOUT FOUR DAYS FROM OCTOBER 24, TUEN MUN ROAD NORTHBOUND BETWEEN TUEN HING ROAD AND TUEN LUNG STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5.30 AM. MOTORISTS WILL BE DIVERTED TO TUEN HI ROAD.

TUEN MUN ROAD SOUTHBOUND OUTSIDE WALDORF GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5.30 AM FOR FOUR DAYS FROM OCTOBER 28. VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO TUEN FAT ROAD.

FOR FOUR DAYS FROM NOVEMBER 1, THE UNNAMED ROAD BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND TUEN FAT ROAD, AND TUEN FAT ROAD NORTH OF TUEN SHING STREET, WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 1.30 AM AND 5.30 AM. MOTORISTS ON TUEN MUN ROAD SOUTHBOUND HEADING FOR WALDORF GARDEN OR CHI LOK FA YUEN ARE ADVISED TO ENTER CASTLE PEAK ROAD VIA PUI TO ROAD.

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AN EXPLOSION OF COLOUR FOR THE QUEEN

*****

HONG KONG’S SKIES WILL EXPLODE INTO COLOUR ON OCTOBER 22 WHEN THE BIGGEST FIREWORK DISPLAY THE TERRITORY HAS SEEN IS STAGED IN HONOUR OF THE QUEEN’S VISIT.

IT WILL NOT ONLY BE THE BIGGEST, BUT ALSO THE MOST INTERNATIONAL DISPLAY WITH MORE THAN 6 800 PYROTECHNIC PIECES FROM JAPAN, BRITAIN, CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES BEING IGNITED FOR THE 25-MINUTE SPECTACULAR.

THE DISPLAY WILL COST 151.6 MILLION.

IT IS BEING ORCHESTRATED BY MR SANDY OGAWA, OF THE JAPAN FIREWORKS ARTISTS ASSOCIATION, WHO WILL BE ASSISTED BY 19 JAPANESE TECHNICIANS.

THEIR ARRIVAL BY AIR FROM JAPAN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, WILL GIVE SOME INDICATION OF THE COLOUR THEY ARE ABOUT TO BRING INTO HONG KONG LIFE. ALL THE TECHNICIANS WILL BE WEARING COLOURFUL JACKETS EMBLAZONED WITH THE NAME OF THEIR ASSOCIATION IN CHINESE CHARACTERS.

THE FIREWORKS WILL BE LAUNCHED FROM THREE BARGES MOORED IN THE HARBOUR. THE DISPLAY WILL BE CONTROLLED BY MR OGAWA FROM A MASTER CO-ORDINATION CENTRE ON THE TOP OF THE SUN HUNG KAI BUILDING IN WAN CHAI.

THE DISPLAY WILL START AT 8 PM AND WILL BE WATCHED BY THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP AND ABOUT 40 GUESTS WHO WILL BE ON BOARD HER MAJESTY’S YACHT BRITANNIA FOR DINNER WHICH WILL FOLLOW THE DISPLAY.

AFTER DINNER THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL HOLD A RECEPTION FOR SOME 200 GUESTS.

JUST BEFORE 11 PM THE ROYAL VISITORS AND THEIR GUESTS WILL WATCH THE BAND OF THE ROYAL MARINES BEATING RETREAT ON THE JETTY AT HMS TAMAR.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR FIREWORKS DISPLAY * * * * *

SPEC I A' PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 22) FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY TO BE HELD IN THE VICTORIA HARBOUR AT 8 PM.

RESIDENTS WISHING TO GO TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY SHOULD USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND TO ALLOW THEMSELVES PLENTY OF TRAVEL TIME.

PEOPLE WISHING TO TRAVEL TO CENTRAL FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE ISLAND, AND TO TSIM SHA TSUI FROM ANY PARTS OF KOWLOON ARE REQUESTED TO NOTE THE CHANGES.

CMB BUS ROUTES TO CENTRAL WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO AVOID CLOSED ROADS IN CENTRAL, WHILE THE TSIM SHA TSUI TERMINAL OF KMB BUSES WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED AND REPLACEMENT TERMINALS WILL BE PROVIDED IN NEARBY AREAS.

COMMUTERS SHOULD NOTE THAT ALL TSIM SHA TSUI ENTRANCES OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY -- WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CAMERON ROAD ENTRANCE -- WILL BE USED FOR OUTGOING PASSENGERS TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF FIREWORKS DISPLAY. PASSENGERS GOING TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST CAN GET OFF AT JORDAN STATION AND TSIM SHA TSUI STATION.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, COMMUTERS GOING TO THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION AREA SHOULD GET OFF AT WAN CHAI MTR STATION, WHILE THOSE GOING TO THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR AT NORTH POINT STATION AND TIN HAU STATION.

DETAILS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS ARE;

CMB BUS SERVICES

* FROM 6.30 PM, ROUTES 21 AND 24 ON JOURNEYS TO MACAU FERRY AND CENTRAL WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO AVOID CLOSED ROADS.

* FROM 6.30 PM, ROUTES 8, 11A, AND 40 ON JOURNEYS TO AND FROM WAN CHAI WILL OMIT WAN CHAI FERRY AND OPERATE ON A CIRCULAR BASIS.

* THE FREQUENCY OF ROUTE 15 WILL BE STRENGTHENED TO ABOUT 10 MINUTES SUBJECT TO PASSENGER DEMAND.

* ADDITIONAL BUSES WILL BE OPERATED ON ROUTES 8, 38, 40, 40M, 70 AND 72.

* ROUTE 780 WILL BE CURTAILED AT 5.25 PM.

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* EMPTY BUSES WILL OPERATE AT THE FOLLOWING BUS TERMINI TO CATER TO PASSENGER DEMAND AFTER THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY -- NORTH POINT FERRY BUS TERMINUS- MORETON TERRACE BUS TERMINUS- ADMIRALTY MTR STATION BUS TERMINUS- CENTRAL (EXCHANGE SQUARE) BUS TERMINUS- AND THE PEAK BUS TERMINUS.

CME BUS SERVICES WILL RESUME NORMAL ROUTE I NG WHEN CLOSED ROADS ARE RE-OPENED.

KMB BUS SERVICES

DIVERSION AND RELOCATION OF TERMINAL FACILITIES FOR KMB BUS SERVICES WILL BE INTRODUCED IN TSIM SHA TSUI FROM 6.30 PM TO ABOUT 11 PM.

* THE STAR FERRY BUS TERMINUS WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED AND TERMINAL FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED AT CANTON ROAD BETWEEN KOWLOON PARK DRIVE AND PEKING ROAD- THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINUS AT SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD- AND AT GRANVILLE ROAD IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

X BUS ROUTES 1, 1A, 2, 6, 6A, 7, 9 AND 26 ON JOURNEYS TO THE STAR FERRY BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DIVERTED TO TERMINATE AT THE CANTON ROAD TEMPORARY TERMINUS.

* h IS ROUTES 5 AND 5C WILL BE TEMPORARILY RELOCATED FROM STAR FERRY BUS TERMINUS TO TERMINATE AT THE TEMPORARY BUS TERMINI AT GRANVILLE ROAD IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

* BUS ROUTES 2C, 8, 28 AND 201 WILL BE TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO TERMINATE AT TSIM SHA TSUI EAST BUS TERMINUS AT SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD.

* BUS ROUTE 5A WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 6.05 PM AT KOWLOON CITY AND FROM 6.30 PM AT STAR FERRY.

* BUS ROUTE 208 WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 5.30 PM AT BROADCAST DRIVE AND FROM 6 PM AT TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

X BUS ROUTES 3, 3C, 4A, 8, 13, 60X, 68 AND 71, OPERATING ON JOURNEYS TO JORDAN ROAD BUS TERMINUS, WILL BE DIVERTED.

X BUS ROUTE IK (MONG KOK KCR STATION — SOUTHBOUND CIRCULAR ROUTE) AND ROUTE 2K (MONG KOK KCR STATION — NORTHBOUND CIRCULAR ROUTE) WILL BE DIVERTED ON JOURNEYS FROM MONG KOK KCR STATION.

CROSS-HARBOUR BUS SERVICES

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE OPERATED TO COPE WITH PASSENGER DEMAND.

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MTR SERVICES

* MTR SERVICES WILL BE OPERATED ACCORDING TO NORMAL SUNDAY TIMETABLE WITH SPARE TRAINS OPERATED TO MAINTAIN A THREE-MINUTE SERVICE BETWEEN 5 PM AND 7 PM.

* FROM 6 PM TO 8 PM BEFORE THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY ALL ENTRANCES OF THE TSIM SHA TSUI STATION WILL BE FOR OUT GOING PASSENGERS EXCEPT THE CAMERON ROAD ENTRANCE WHICH WILL ONLY ADMIT INCOMING PASSENGERS.

* DURING AND AFTER THE DISPLAY, ALL TSIM SHA TSUI STATION ENTRANCES WILL BE FOR IN-COMING PASSENGERS ONLY EXCEPT THE CARNARVON ROAD ONE WHICH WILL BE FOR OUTGOING ONLY.

* THE HUMPHREYS AVENUE ENTRANCE WILL BE CLOSED THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. TO AVOID CONGESTION, PASSENGERS SHOULD USE JORDAN STATION.

* IN THE EVENT OF OVERCROWDING AT JORDAN STATION, RE-ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN ENTRANCES WILL BE INTRODUCED. IN THE PERIOD BEFORE THE DISPLAY, THE AUSTIN ROAD ENTRANCE WILL BE FOR OUTGOING PASSENGERS ONLY. THIS ENTRANCE WILL BE CLOSED AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE DISPLAY. THE BOWRING STREET ENTRANCE AND JORDAN ROAD EAST ENTRANCE WILL BE SUBJECT TO ONE-WAY CONTROL TO FACILITATE PASSENGER MOVEMENT.

* RE-ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN ENTRANCES AT THE WAN CHAI STATION WILL BE INTRODUCED.

KCR SERVICES

* AFTER THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY, ADDITIONAL TRIPS WILL BE OPERATED FROM KOWLOON KCR STATION AT 8.43 PM” 9 PM= 9.16 PM= 9.49 PM AND 10.03 PM.

X THE SHA TIN TRAIN DEPARTING KOWLOON KCR STATION AT 0.12 AM ON OCTOBER 23 WILL ALSO BE EXTENDED TO TERMINATE AT SHEUNG SHUI STATION.

FERRY SERVICES

X THE HYF WAN CHAI-JORDAN ROAD SERVICE WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 7.20 PM AND 8.40 PM, WHILE THE WAN CHAI TO HUNG HOM SERVICE WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 7.15 PM AND 8.45 PM. NORMAL HYF FERRY SERVICES WILL RESUME AS SOON AS THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS OVER.

X ADDITIONAL FERRY SERVICE WILL BE OPERATED BY HYF AND THE STAR FERRY TO COPE WITH PASSENGER DEMAND.

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PEAK TRAM SERVICES

THE SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED AS NECESSARY, DEPENDING ON PASSENGER DEMAND.

HONG KONG TRAMWAYS SERVICES

ADDITIONAL SERVICE WILL BE OPERATED FROM NORTH POINT TO WHITTY STREET AND HAPPY VALLEY, AMD ALSO BETWEEN CAUSEWAY BAY - NORTH POINT (KING’S ROAD) AND SHAU KEI WAN ON COMPLETION OF THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY TO COPE WITH PASSENGER DEMAND.

GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES

* ON HONG KONG ISLAND, ROUTES 6, 7, 10, 11, 24M, 25, 25A, 31 AND 36 WILL BE DIVERTED FROM 6.30 PM

* ROUTE 1 (STAR FERRY TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST) AND ROUTE IM (TSIM SHA TSUI MTR STATION TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST) WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DURING THE PERIOD OF ROAD CLOSURE.

* THE EXISTING TERMINUS FOR ROUTE 3 (TSIM SHA TSUI TO TAI TUNG SUN CHUEN) AT HANKOW ROAD WILL BE CANCELLED AND THE SERVICE WILL BE REVISED TO OPERATE FROM LOCK ROAD.

* ROUTE 6 (WONG PO SUN TSUEN TO TSIM SHA TSUI) WILL BE TEMPORARILY CONVERTED INTO A CIRCULAR ROUTE LINKING WONG PO SUN TSUEN WITH JORDAN ROAD FERRY CONCOURSE.

* ROUTE 7 (KOWLOON CITY TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST) WILL BE DIVERTED.

* ROUTE 8 (HO MAN TIN ESTATE TO TSIM SHA TSUI) WILL BE TEMPORARILY CONVERTED INTO A CIRCULAR ROUTE.

* ROUTE 31M (MONG KOK MTR STATION TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST) WILL BE DIVERTED.

SUSPENSION OF TAXI, GREEN MINIBUS STANDS

* THE TAXI STAND IN CONNAUGHT PLACE WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 6 PM TO 10 PM.

* THE TAXI STANDS IN HARBOUR ROAD OUTSIDE HONG KONG EXHIBITION CENTRE AND AT THE TEMPORARY WAN CHAI FERRY PIER TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 4 PM TO 10 PM.

* THE GREEN MINIBUS STAND IN HARBOUR ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 6 PM TO 10 PM.

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TV POOL COVERAGE OF ROYAL VISIT K * * *

TELEVISION COVERAGE OF PARTS OF THE ROYAL VISIT FOR WHICH POOL SERVICE IS PROVIDED BECAUSE OF SPACE RESTRICTION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA FOR RECORDING.

THESE INCLUDE AERIAL COVERAGE OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ON BOARD HMY BRITANNIA, THE CIVIC LUNCH AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, THE YOUTH SPECTACULAR IN THE COLISEUM, THE QUEEN’S VISIT TO A FAMILY AT LUNG HANG ESTATE. THE SHA TIN RACES, AND PART OF THE DUKE’S VISIT TO THE MAI f>0 NATURE RESERVE.

TEN PAIRS OF SOCKETS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE TELEVISION PRODUCTION CENTRE (TPC) OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AT 79 BROADCAST DRIVE, FOR THE RECORDING OF AUDIO AND VIDEO SIGNALS OF THE EVENTS COVERED EITHER BY ASIA TELEVISION LIMITED, TELEVISION BROADCASTING LIMITED, OR RTHK.

THOSE WHO WANT TO RECORD THESE EVENTS SHOULD BRING THEIR OWN RECORDERS. SPECIFICATIONS OF THE SOCKETS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

VIDEO — BNC TYPE SOCKET

VIDEO LEVEL — 1 V P-P, 75 OHM

AUDIO — XLR 3-PIN SOCKET

AUDIO LEVEL — 0 DBM (REF.: 1 K HZ LINE UP 600 OHM TERMINATION

VIDEO AND AUDIO FEEDS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT TIME:

DATE EVENT

21.10 ARRIVAL OF HMY BRITANNIA

(TUES)

CIVIC LUNCH AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

TONE)

THE FOLLOWING

RECORDING TIME

9 AM (LIVE) 2.30 PM

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YOUTH SPECTACULAR AT COLISEUM 8.35 PM (LIVE)

22.10 VISIT TO LUNG HANG ESTATE 12.15 PM

(WED)

SHA TIN RACES 2.10 PM (LIVE)

VISIT TO MAI PO NATURE RESERVE 12.30 PM

TECHNICIANS SHOULD ARRIVE AT TPC WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE RECORDING TIME.

THOSE WHO COULD NOT FIT IN THE ABOVE SCHEDULE COULD MAKE SPECIAL REQUEST ON THE DAY TO THE ROYAL VISIT PRESS CENTRE ON 5-8428700 OR 3-374261 EXT 25. HOWEVER, THESE REQUESTS WOULD ONLY BE ENTERTAINED AFTER THE POOL SERVICE.

ENQUIRIES ON THE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES ON 5-8428762 OR 5-8428702.

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HK ISLAND, HARBOUR ROYAL VISIT TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS * * * * *

A SERIES OF TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND VICTORIA HARBOUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROYAL VISIT BETWEEN OCTOBER 21 AND 23.

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

ROAD CLOSURE IN CENTRAL

THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DURING THE PERIODS SPECIFIED:

* THE SECTION OF EDINBURGH PLACE EAST BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND HMS TAMAR (EXCEPT THOSE REQUIRING ACCESS TO OR EXIT FROM HMS TAMAR) FROM MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 20 TO NOON ON OCTOBER 23. VEHICLES COMING OUT FROM THE CITY HALL CARPARK MUST TURN RIGHT TO HARCOURT ROAD.

* THE SECTION OF EDINBURGH PLACE NORTH BETWEEN EDINBURGH PLACE EAST AND EDINBURGH PLACE CENTRE FROM 6 AM ON OCTOBER 20 TO NOON ON OCTOBER 21.

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♦ Peking Road between Canton Road and Kowloon Park Drive (except buses);

+ Canton Road between Haiphong Road and Salisbury Road (except buses); and

+ Granville Road between Chatham Road South and Science Museum Road (except buses and green minibuses).

Temporary Clsoure of Roads Commencing from 7 pm

+ Southbound Nathan Road between Granville Road and Salisbury Road;

+ Haiphong Road between Lock road and Nathan Road;

+ Ashley Road south of Peking Road;

+ Southbound Chatham Road South between Mody Road and Salisbury Roa.4

+ Mody Lane;

+ Salisbury Road between Star Ferry Concourse and Science Museum Road; and

+ Cheong Wan Road leading from Austin Road and Gillies Avenue to th KCR Kowloon Station and the railway podium approach road leading from Hong Chong Road (except buses and green minibuses).

Traffic Diversions Commencing from 6;3O pm

The following traffic diversions will come into effect :-

+ Southbound traffic on Nathan Road will have to turn left into Granville -oad eastbound;

+ Southbound traffic on Canton Road will be prohibited to proceed to Kowloon Park Drive and will have to turn right for Canton Road southbound;

+ Peking Road between Canton Road and Kowloon Park Drive will be re-routed from one way eastbound to one way westbound;

+ Haiphong Road between Canton Road and Hankow Road will be re-routed one way eastbound;

+ Southbound traffic on Canton Road will have to turn left into Haiphong Road eastbound; and

+ Northbound traffic on Kowloon Park Drive will be prohibited to turn left for Cantron road southbound;

Traffic Diversions Commencing from 7 pm

+ Southbound traffic on Nathan Road will have to turn left into Granville Road eastbound;

+ Eastbound traffic on Haiphong Road will have to turn right into Lock Road;

+ Southbound traffic on Chatham Road South will have to turn left into Mody Road eastbound;

+ Granville Road between Nathan Road and Carnarvon Road will be re-routed one way eastbound;

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+ Kimberley Road between Nathan Road and Carnarvon Road will be re-routed one way eastbound;

+ Westbound traffic on Cameron Road will be prohibited to turn left for Carnarvon Road southbound; and

+ Mody Road between Chatham Road South and Science Museum Road will be re-routed one way eastbound and the right turn from Mody Road ir.:o Mody Lane southbound will be banned.

Restriction on Car Parks

The following restriction on access to and from car parks will be implemented concurrent with the above road closures

+ Vehicular access to and from car parks including Harbour City Car Park, Ocean Centre Car Park, Ocean Terminal Car Park, Wilson Parking or Middle road, New World Centre Car Park, Hong Kong Security Parking at KCR Kowloon Station, East Ocean Car Park and Harbour Crystal Centre Car Park on Granville Road will effectively be banned. Motorists wishing to park in these car parks are advised to do so well before 6:30 pm and should be prepared to accept that their cars will not be permitted to leave until the cessation of the road closures.

Temporary Suspension of Parking Spaces Commence from 3 pm

All parking spaces in roads south of Austin Road will be suspended and all illegally parked vehicles will then be towed away without prior notification.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN KOWLOON FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON 22ND OCTOBER 1986

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN WAN CHAI FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON 22ND OCTOBER 1986

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CLOSED TO VEHICLE ACCESS EXCEPT AUTHORISED

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC & TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON 22ND OCTOBER 1986

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

REMOVAL OF LIMITS ON FAMILY MAINTENANCE PROPOSED ....... 1

CABLE TV: TREND OF THINKING BEFORE GO-aHEaD ............ 5

MEMBERS APPOINTED TO AWARDS PL.JINING COMMITTEE ........ 6

HK-CaNaDA TEXTILE TaLKS STaRT MONDAY ................... 7

BOUNDARIES OF OUTLINE ZONING PLaNS AMENDED .............

PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF .iESTARRJ'IT SURVEY RELEASED..... 8

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

SECOND JUNK BaY TUNNEL TUBE PROPOSED ................... 11*

WORKERS OFFERED .iDVICE, SERVICES ON COMPENSATION ...... 15

FIREWORKS TO MaRK YE di OF RABBIT ...................... 15

GUIDaNCE WORK IN SCHOOLS STAENGTHEMED................... 16

YOUTHS TURN TO GET NEW I.D. CARDS ...................... 17

SOUTHERN RESIDENTS ,0 DISCUSS DISTRICT jJFaIRS ......... 18

TSING YI NORTH BRIDGE WORK ON SCHEDULE ................. 18

DTC'S REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ............... 19

VARIETY SHOW PROMOTES .NTI-SMCKING MESSAGE.............. 19

SHaRP RISE IN VEGETATION FIRES ......................... 20

CONCERT TO PROMOTE PEaCE YEAR ORGaNISED ................ 20

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR SHORT COURSES .................. 21

DETAILS OF KWaI TSING CLE,J<LINESS CaMPaIGN ............ 22

CLOSURE OF SLIP ROaD IN SH.MSHUIPO ..................... 22

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1996

REMOVAL OF LIMITS ON FAMILY MAINTENANCE PROPOSED

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THE GOVERNEMENT PROPOSES TO REMOVE FINANCIAL LIMITS ON THE AMOUNTS A COURT CAN ORDER TO BE PAID AS MAINTENANCE TO A WIFE AND HER CHILDREN AND IN RESPECT OF ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN.

THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS WERE CONTAINED IN THE SEPARATION AND '■'A INTENANCE ORDERS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, THE AFFILIATION PROCEEDINGS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 AND THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AT PRESENT THE MOST THAT A JUDGE CAN AWARD AS MAINTENANCE UNDER THE SEPARATION AND MAINTENANCE ORDERS ORDINANCE IS Hl 1 U A WEEK FOR A WIFE AND $500 A WEEK FOR A CHILD. FOR ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN UNDER THE AFFILIATION PROCEEDINGS ORDINANCF, THE MAXIMUM IS ALSO AT PRESENT $500 PER WEEK.

UNDER THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS ORDINANCE, MAINTENANCE ORDERS MADE IN THE HIGH COURT ARE NOT SUBJECT TO ANY FINANCIAL LIMIT BUT THOSE MADE IN THE DISTRICT COURT ARE LIMITED TO $500 PER WEEK FOP EACH CHILD.

+IF THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION IS ENACTED, ALL THESE LIMITS WILL BE REMOVED AND THE COURTS WILL BE FREF TO MAKE SUCH ORDERS AS JUSTICE REQUIRES IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH CASE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE COURTS ALREADY HAVE SUCH POWER UNDER THE MATRIMONIAL PROCEEDINGS AND PROPERTY ORDINANCE IN DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE REMOVAL OF THE LIMITS WOULD NOT RESULT IN ANY GENERAL INCREASE IN AWARDS MADE BUT THE NEW LEGISLATION WOULD ENSURE THAT JUSTICE COULD BE DONE IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES WHERE THE CIRCUMSTANCES MIGHT DEMAND AN EXCEPTIONAL AWARD, FOR EXAMPLE IN THE CASE OF A HANDICAPPED CHILD WHERE ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE WAS REQUIRED.

THE PRESENT FINANCIAL LIMITATION UNDER THE AFFILIATION PROCEEDINGS ORDINANCE FOR ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN WAS ADVERSELY COMMENTED ON IN THE HIGH COURT IN 1984 WHEN MR JUSTICE HUNTER REMARKED: +THE NEED TO PRESERVE A LIMITATION CALCULATED PRINCIPALLY TO PROTECT WEALTHY PUTATIVE FATHERS AT THE EXPENSE OF THEIR MISTRESSES AND CHILDREN IS NOT OBVIOUS TO ME+.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS CONSULTED THE LEGAL AND WELFARE CIRCLES ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES, PARTICULARLY ON THE QUESTION OF THE REMOVAL OF FINANCIAL LIMITS. THE MAJORITY OF THESE BODIES HAVE INDICATED THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS.

UNDER THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION, MAINTENANCE FOR WIVES OR CHILDREN WILL NORMALLY BE BY WAY OF PERIODICAL PAYMENTS BUT THE COURTS WILL BE PERMITTED TO AWARD LUMP SUMS EITHER IN ADDITION OR INSTEAD.

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LUMP SUM PAYMENTS MAY BE AWARDED EITHER IN ONE AMOUNT OR BY INSTALMENTS AND COULD BE AWARDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENABLING ANY LIABILITY OR EXPENSES REASONABLY INCURRED IN MAINTAINING THE WIFE, OR MAINTAINING AND EDUCATING A CHUD, BEFORE THE MAKING OF THE ORDER, TO BE MET. OTHERWISE, LUMP SUM PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF A CHILD WILL BE LIMITED TO THOSE FOR THE CHILD’S IMMEDIATE NON-RECURRING NEEDS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID LUMP SUM PAYMENTS WERE NOT NEW TO HONG KONG AS DISTRICT COURTS ALREADY HAD POWER TO MAKE SUCH AWARDS IN PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE MATRIMONIAL PROCEEDINGS AND PROPERTY ORDINANCE. +THE NEW POWERS WILL GENERALLY BE USED TO PROVIDE FOR NON-RECURRING EXPENSES FOR WHICH A PERIODICAL PAYMENTS ORDER MAY BE INAPPROPRI ATE, FOR EXAMPLE THE EXPENSES OF A SURGICAL OPERATION OR OTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT.+

THE SPOKESMAN SAID LUMP SUMS COULD ONLY BE VARIED OR DISCHARGED BY THE COURTS UNDER THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION IF PAYMENT OF THE LUMP SUM WAS TO BE MADE BY INSTALMENTS AND SOME OF THOSE INSTALMENTS REMAINED UNPAID.

+THIS IS TO PERMIT JUSTICE TO BE DONE WHERE THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF A PARTY AGAINST WHOM SUCH AN ORDER HAS BEEN MADE HAVE CHANGED DURING THE PERIOD OVER WHICH THE INSTALMENTS ARE BEING PAID,* HE SAID.

ANOTHER PROPOSED CHANGE UNDER THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS (AMENDMENT) BILL WILL PERMIT THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, AS WELL AS EITHER PARENT, TO APPLY FOR AN ORDER FOR CUSTODY AND MAINTENANCE OF A MINOR UNDER THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS ORDINANCE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AT PRESENT AN ORDER UNDER THE ORDINANCE FOR CUSTODY AND MAINTENANCE OF A MINOR COULD ONLY BE MADE ON THE APPLICATION OF A PARENT. AS A RESULT, ALTHOUGH SUCH AN ORDER CAN BE MADE IN FAVOUR OF THE DIRECTOR Oc SOCIAL WELFARE WHERE ONE OF THE PARENTS HAS INITIATED THE PROCEEDINGS, THE COURT HAS NO POWER TO MAKE AN ORDER IN FAVOUR OF THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE UNDER ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES.

+HOWEVER, THERE MAY WELL BE OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE PARENTS CAN AFFORD AND SHOULD BE ORDERED TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE MAINTENANCE OF THEIR CHILDREN PLACED UNDER THE CARE OF THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE; FOR EXAMPLE WHEN THE PARENTS ARE SERVING A PRISON SENTENCE OR ARE IN HOSPITAL,* HE SAID.

+AT PRESENT, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE HIMSELF HAS NO POWER TO INITIATE THE PROCEEDINGS. THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT WILL ENABLE EITHER PARENT OR THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE TO INITIATE THE PROCEEDINGS,* HE ADDED.

THE BILLS WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON

OCTOBER 29.

COMMENTS ON THE BILLS CAN BE SENT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS AT QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, OR THE OMELCO OFFICE AT JACKSON ROAD, CENTRAL.

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CABLE TVi TREND OF THINKING BEFORE GO-AHEAD *****

IT IS NOT ENVISAGED THAT THE OFF-AIR TELEVISION COMPANIES WOULD PLAY A SIGNIFICANT PART IN THE OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF CABLE TELEVISION, SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR JAMES SO, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

HE POINTED OUT, HOWEVER, THAT HE WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED IF WE DID NOT SEE THESE COMPANIES PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE AS PROGRAMME SUPPLIERS FOR CABLE TELEVISION.

IN HIS LUNCHEON SPEECH TO THE PO LEUNG KUK, MR SO FOCUSSED ON THREE QUESTIONS WHICH THE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE TO RESOLVE BEFORE CABLE TELEVISION COULD GO-AHEAD.

HE SAID WHILE HE COULD NOT PROVIDE A CONCLUSIVE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THE LOCAL TELEVISION LICENSEES WOULD BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN CABLE TELEVISION, HE COULD GIVE AN INTIMATION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S TREND OF THINKING.

+IF WE ARE TO PRESERVE THE DISTINCTIVENESS OF CABLE TELEVISION, I THINK IT IS DESIRABLE THAT WE RESTRICT THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE LOCAL TELEVISION STATIONS CAN BE INVOLVED IN IT.+

+THERE IS NOTHING UNUSUAL OR EXCEPTIONAL IN THIS. THE PRESENT TELEVISION ORDINANCE ALREADY PROHIBITS A TELEVISION LICENSEE FROM BEING IN A POSITION TO CONTROL ANY OTHER LICENSEE.*

+IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS PROHIBITION WILL EXTEND TO CABLE TELEVISION LICENSEES AS WELL, AS A MEANS OF ENSURING THAT THERE IS GENUINE COMPETITION BETWEEN OFF-AIR TELEVISION AND CABLE, AND, EQUALLY IMPORTANT, TO AVOID THE POTENTIALLY UNHEALTHY CONSEQUENCES OF A LARGE SECTION OF THE MASS MEDIA FALLING UNDER THE CONTROL OF A SINGLE OWNER,* HE SAID.

MR SO WENT ON TO NOTE THAT HE WAS NOT SUGGESTING THAT THE OFF-AIR TELEVISION STATIONS WOULD BE ENTIRELY PRECLUDED FROM PARTICIPATION IN CABLE TELEVISION.

+1 AM SURE THAT ANY FUTURE CABLE TELEVISION COMPANY WILL LOOK TO THE OFF-AIR STATIONS AS A SOURCE OF PROGRAMMES.

+TO BE SUCCESSFUL, CABLE TELEVISION WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE LEVEL OF INDIGENOUS CANTONESE MATERIAL. WHO BETTER TO SUPPLY IT THAN THE OFF-AIR STATIONS, WITH THEIR RESOURCES, EXPERTISE, AND LONG EXPERIENCE IN SUPPLYING CANTONESE PROGRAMMES TO BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS MARKET?* HE SAID.

STRESSING THAT THESE WERE ONLY PRELIMINARY VIEWS, HE SAID THE APPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OFF-AIR TELEVISION AND CABLE TELEVISION WOULD NEED TO BE FURTHER DEFINED BEFORE INVITING LICENCE APPLICATIONS.

/EXPLORING THE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986

EXPLORING THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THERE WOULD BE ONE OR MORE CABLE TELEVISION OPERATORS, HE SAID HONG KONG’S POPULATION DENSITY AND SIZE WAS PROBABLY BIG ENOUGH TO SUPPORT MORE THAN ONE OPERATOR.

♦IT MAY BE POSSIBLE, FOR EXAMPLE, TO OFFER A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT, REGIONAL FRANCHISES -- ONE LICENCE FOR HONG KONG ISLAND, ONE FOR KOWLOON, ONE FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

♦WITHIN EACH GEOGRAPHICAL AREA THE LICENSEE WOULD THEN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LAYING CABLES AS WELL AS PROVIDING TELEVISION PROGRAMMES,+ HE SAID.

AS TO THE QUESTION OF WHETHER IT WAS DESIRABLE TO HAVE A MULTIPLICITY OF OPERATORS, MR SO SAID HE HAD MIXED FEELINGS ON THIS.

+IT MAY BE ARUGED THAT, JUST AS COMPETITION BETWEEN THE OFF-AIR TELEVISION INDUSTRY AND CABLE TELEVISION WILL BENEFIT THE VIEWER, SO TOO WILL COMPETITION BETWEEN DIFFERENT CABLE TELEVISION OPERATORS.

♦CERTAINLY, IN HONG KONG WE GENERALLY SHOW A HEALTHY DISTRUST OF MONOPOLIES AND HAVE COME TO BELIEVE THAT COMPETITION BETWEEN DIFFERENT PROVIDERS OF A SERVICE WORKS TO THE PUBLIC GOOD, RESULTING IN A BETTER SERVICE AND LOWER PRICES,+ HE SAID.

YET FOR CABLE TELEVISION, MR SO SAID HE SUSPECTED THAT THESE BENEFITS MIGHT PROVE TO BE MORE APPARENT THAN REAL.

♦FOR A START, GIVEN THE DISRUPTION OF PHYSICALLY LAYING CABLES AND WIRING UP HOMES, IT WILL BE IMPRACTICAL TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE CABLE NETWORK AVAILABLE IN ANY ONE AREA.

♦COMPETITION BETWEEN DIFFERENT CABLE OPERATORS IS CLEARLY GOING TO BE LIMITED IF EACH OPERATOR IS CONFINED TO HIS OWN DISTRICT AREA,+ HE SAID.

MORE IMPORTANT, MR SO ADDED, WAS THAT THE GOVERNMENT COULD NOT BE CERTAIN WHETHER THE COMPANIES WHO HAD EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN CABLE WOULD BE EQUALLY INTERESTED IN BIDDING FOR A FRANCHISE COVERING ONLY A SMALLER PORTION OF THE TERRITORY.

HE SAID SOME OF THE PROPOSALS RECEIVED ENVISAGED NOT ONLY CABLE TELEVISION BUT ALSO THE PROVISION OF A MAJOR INTERNAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK OF INTERACTIVE SERVICES. +THEY, AND THEIR INVESTORS, WILL PROBABLY BE LOOKING FOR A TERRITORY-WIDE FRANCHISE FOR THE LONG TERM.+

/HIGHLIGHTING OTHER .......

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986

HIGHLIGHTING OTHER ADVANTAGES WHICH A SINGLE TERRITORY-WIDE SYSTEM WOULD PRESENT, MR SO SAID IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE FOR A SINGLE, BIG OPERATOR TO OFFER A LARGER R.iNGE OF CABLE PROGRAMMES AND AT A LOWER COST, THROUGH ACHIEVING ECONOMIES OF SCALE, THAN WOULD BE POSSIBLE IF THE CAKE WERE DIVIDED BETWEEN A NUMBER OF CABLE COMPANIES.

HE CONSIDERED THAT THE RISKS NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH MONOPOLIES LAY MORE IN RELATION TO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES THAT COULD BE PROVIDED THROUGH THE CABLE NETWORK.

THE INTRODUCTION OF AN INTERACTIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WHICH SOME OF THE COMPANIES HAVE ALSO SET THEIR SIGHTS ON AT THE SAME TIME WOULD REPRESENT A MAJOR ADDITION TO HONG KONG’S SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE, HE SAID.

+WITH A VENTURE OF SUCH SCOPE, WE MUST OBVIOUSLY TAKE CARE BEFORE ALLOWING IT TO BE OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY A SINGLE OPERATOR.

+AGAIN, IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE STUDYING THE PROPOSALS TO OPERATE THESE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, AND WILL DRAW A CONCLUSION AS TO THE BEST WAY TO INTRODUCE THEM,* HE SAID.

REGARDING THE ISSUE OF CENSORSHIP, MR SO SAID BROADLY SPEAKING THE LEVEL OF CENSORSHIP WOULD BE DICTATED BY WHAT TH- PUBLIC WANTED.

+THE IMPACT OF CABLE TELEVISION ON THE VIEWING PUBLIC COULD BE AS SIGNIFICANT AS PROGRAMMES BROADCAST BY THE TWO EXISTING STATIONS. I EXPECT THEREFORE THAT, WHERE THERE IS THE LIKELIHOOD OF A LARGE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE BEING ABLE TO WATCH CABLE PROGRAMMES, THOSE PROGRAMMES WILL BE SUBJECT TO SIMILAR CONTROL AND SUPERVISION AS PROGRAMMES BROADCAST BY THE TWO OFF-AIR TELEVISION LICENSEES.

+HAVING RAISED THIS CAUTIONARY NOTE, I SHOULD ADD THAT THERE MAY BE ROOM FOR SOME RELAXATION OF CENSORSHIP ON CABLE TELEVISION IF THIS IS WHAT THE PUBLIC DESIRES,* MR SO SAID, NOTING THAT WHETHER WE COULD LIBERALISE DEPENDED ALSO ON THE KIND OF CABLE SYSTEM TO BE INTRODUCED IN HONG KONG.

WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS HEARTENED BY THE RESPONSE OF EIGHT COMPANIES OR CONSORTIA TO THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO DEVELOP CABLE TELEVISION, THE GOVERNMENT’S JOB NOW IS TO DRAW UP AN OVERALL POLICY AND THEN INVITE TENDERS FOR A CABLE TV LICENCE. +THIS WE HOPE TO DO EARLY NEXT YEAR,* HE SAID.

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MEMBERS APPOINTED TO AWARDS PLANNING COMMITTEE *****

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENTS OF 11 MEMBERS TO THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AWARDS FOR A PERIOD OF NINE MONTHS FROM OCTOBER 1, 1986.

THIS FOLLOWS THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE, DR DAVID BETHEL, A BRITISH ACADEMIC.

THE COMMITTEE COMPRISES FIVE LOCAL AND TWO OVERSEAS ACADEMICS AS WELL AS FOUR LAY MEMBERS.

LOCAL ACADEMICS ARE PROFESSOR D.M.E. EVANS, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF LAW OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG? PROFESSOR TAM SHANG-WAI, PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY AT THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY! DR JOHN CLARK, DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC! DR I.C. CANNON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (ACADEMIC PLANNING) OF THE CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG’ AND DR DANIEL TSE, PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE AND MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

TWO OVERSEAS ACADEMICS WHO HAVE AGREED TO JOIN THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ARE PROFESSOR J.E. SPENCE AND MR F.C. JAMES.

PROF SPENCE WAS SENIOR PRO-VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER AND IS VISITING PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN. HE HAS SERVED THE UNITED KINGDOM COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARDS AS A SPECIALIST MEMBER FOR SOME YEARS.

MR JAMES IS THE FOUNDATION DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE AT THE ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND HAS EXPERIENCE IN ASSESSING HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES.

THE FOUR LAY MEMBERS APPOINTED ARE MR GRAHAM CHENG, A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG EXAMINATION AUTHORITY; DR HO CHUNG-TAI, A CIVIL ENGINEER BY TRAINING WHO HAS SERVED ON A NUMBER OF COMMITTEES OF THE TWO POLYTECHNICS AND THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL; MR THOMAS LEE, A FORMER DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE! AND DR WONG SAI-WING, AN INDUSTRIALIST AND A MEMBER OF THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD WITH TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN AN OVERSEAS UNIVERSITY.

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AWARDS WAS FORMED EARLIER THIS YEAR 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, AND TO MAKE COST RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT WITHIN NINE MONTHS OF THE COMMITTEE’S ESTABLISHMENT.

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Hk-CANADA TEXTILE TALKS START MONDAY HMM**

THE THIRD '?OUND OF BILATERAL TALKS WITH CANADA ON HO!MG KONG’S POST-1986 A‘:RA EMENTS FOR EXPORT OF TEXTILES AND APP»RE'_ CANADA WILL START ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 20) IN HONG KONG.

THE TALKS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TRADE DEPARTMENT’S CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 15TH FLOOR OF OCEAN CENTRE, CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, AT 10 AM.

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION WILL BE LED BY DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD.

THE CURRENT HONG KONG-CANADA BILATERAL TEXTILES AGREEMENT WILL EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 1986.

CANADA IS HONG KONG’S FIFTH LARGEST EXPORT MARKET FOR TEXTILES AND GARMENT. IN 1985, EXPORTS OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL TO CANADA AMOUNTED TO $2 115.4 MILLION OR FOUR PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL TEXTILES AND GARMENT EXPORTS TO THE WORLD.

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THE BOUNDARIES OF OUTLINE ZONING PLANS FOR TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG HAVE BEEN AMENDED IN LINE WITH THE AMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARIES OF THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICT BOARDS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID AN EXTENSIVE AREA INCLUDING SHEK WAI KOK, CHEUNG PEI SHAN, SHEUNG KWAI CHUNG AND LEI MUK SHUE HAD BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE PLANNING SCHEME AREA OF KWAI CHUNG AND INCLUDED IN THAT OF TSUEN WAN.

THE AMENDED KWAI CHUNG OUTLINE ZONING PLAN, HOWEVER, COVERS A PERMANENT CHINESE CEMETERY, GIN DRINKER’S BAY INDUSTRIAL AREA, A SLAUGHTER HOUSE AND A CARGO HANDLING AREA OFF TSUEN WAN ROAD WHICH HAVE BEEN EXCISED FROM THE TSUEN WAN PLANNING SCHEME AREA.

APART FROM BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT, SERVERAL AMENDMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE TSUEN WAN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

ONE IS ZONING OF CHUNG HANG NULLAH BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK AND YEUNG UK ROADS AS A +ROAD+. THE NULLAH IS BEING DECKED TO FORM A ROAD WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME AN ESSENTAIL LINK WITH TSUEN WAN BYPASS AND AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE AREA’S ROAD NETWORK.

/THE FERRY .......

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THE FERRY CONCOURSE AT TSUEN WAN ROAD HAS BEEN REZONED FROM ♦OTHER SPECIFIED USES* TO +GOVERNMENT-INSTITUT ION-COMMUNITY+ AND THE PRESENT FERRY'PIER HAS BEEN ZONED +OTHER SPECIFIED USES* ANNOTATED +PIER+ TO REFLECT THEIR EXISTING AND PLANNED USES.

OTHER AMENDMENTS INVOLVE REZONING A +CARGO HANDLING AREA AND INDUSTRIAL* SITE AT TSUEN WAN ROAD TO +INDUSTRIAL+, AND ANOTHER SITE FRONTING TSUEN WAN BAY FOR THE SAME PURPOSE TO +CARGO HANDLING AREA*.

OBJECTIONS TO THE AMENDMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD BY NOVEMBER 6.

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PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF RESTAURANT SURVEY RELEASED

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THE VALUE OF TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT SECTOR IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986, ESTIMATED AT $4 657 MILLION, WAS 6 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE SAME QUARTER OF 1985, WHILE THE VOLUME WAS 4 PER CENT HIGHER, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE OF TOTAL PURCHASES BY RESTAURANTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986 WAS $1 979 MILLION, WHICH WAS 5 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985.

ANALYSED BY TYPE OF RESTAURANT, FAST FOOD SHOPS RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASE (10 PER CENT) IN THE VALUE OF TOTAL RECEIPTS WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985, FOLLOWED BY BARS (8 PER CENT), OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES (COMPRISING HERB TEA SHOPS, CREAMERIES AND OTHER OUTLETS SELLING BEAN CURD JELLY ETC.) (7 PER CENT), CHINESE RESTAURANTS (6 PER CENT) AND NONCHINESE RESTAURANTS (4 PER CENT).

IN VOLUME TERMS, THE TOTAL RECEIPTS OF FAST FOOD SHOPS, CHINESE RESTAURANTS, OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES AND BARS WENT UP BY 8 PER CENT, 5 PER CENT, 5 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, WHILE THOSE OF NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS HAD ALMOST NO CHANGE.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1985, TOTAL RESTAURANT RECEIPTS ROSE BY 6 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 4 PER CENT IN VOLUME, AND THE TOTAL VALUE OF PURCHASES BY RESTAURANTS INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT. FAST FOOD SHOPS RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF TOTAL RECEIPTS. AT 14 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES (10 PER CENT), BARS (7 PER CENT), CHINESE RESTAURANTS (6 PER CENT) AND NONCHINESE RESTAURANTS (6 PER CENT).

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9

IN TERMS Of THE VOLUME OF RECEIPTS, FAST FOOD SHOPS AGAIN SHOWED THE • ("CREASE, AT 11 PER CENT. THE INCRrASrS IN

VOLUME TER ) BY OTHER EATING AND DRINKING Pl.-.CC.,

CHINESE RP -IJRANTS, NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS AND BARS WERE 7 PER CENT, 3 PER CENT, 2 PER CENT AND 2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

COMPARING THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986 WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, TOTAL RESTAURANT RECEIPTS WENT DOWN 4 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 5 PER CENT IN VOLUME AND THE VALUE OF PURCHASES BY RESTAURANTS DECREASED BY 4 PER CENT.

FAST FOOD SHOPS HAD THEIR TOTAL RECEIPTS INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

TOTAL RECEIPTS OF OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES INCREASED BY 2 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME, AND THOSE OF NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS ROSE BY 2 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT RECORDED ALMOST NO CHANGE IN VOLUME.

TOTAL RECEIPTS OF BARS INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME, WHILE THOSE OF CHINESE RESTAURANTS DECREASED BY 7 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 8 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

A NEW INDEX OF RESTAURANT RECEIPTS TAKING THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 AS THE BASE (QUARTERLY AVERAGE IN THE PERIOD TAKEN AS 100) IS RELEASED BY THE DEPARTMENT, REPLACING THE OLD SERIES INTRODUCED IN 1984 WHICH TOOK 1982 AS THE BASE.

THE RESTAURANT RECEIPTS INDEXES WERE REBASED IN ORDER THAT THE WEIGHTS USED IN DERIVING THE PRICE DEFLATORS FOR COMPILING THE VOLUME INDEXES CAN BETTER REFLECT THE UPDATED PATTERN OF RESTAURANT RECEIPTS.

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED FIGURES FOR TOTAL RECEIPTS OF AND TOTAL PURCHASES BY THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT SECTOR FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE NEW VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF TOTAL RECEIPTS BY TYPE OF RESTAURANT FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND QUARTERS OF 1986, WITH THE QUARTERLY AVERAGE FROM OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 TAKEN AS 100.

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COMPARISONS OF THE SECOND QUARTER 1986 RESULTS WITH THOSE FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 AND FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 AND COMPARISONS OF TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THE FIRST ■ ? QUARTERS OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1985 ARE ALSO GIVEN.

TABLE 3 PRESENTS THE TOTAL RESTAURANT RECEIPTS AND THE NEW RESTAURANT RECEIPTS INDEX SERIES FROM 1983 TO THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986.

CHART 1 DEPICTS THE MOVEMENTS OF THE NEW VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF TOTAL RECEIPTS BY TYPE OF RESTAURANT FROM THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1983 TO THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986. AS SHOWN IN THE CHART, THERE WERE CLEARLY SEASONAL PATTERNS IN THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OVER THE PAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS.

THE INDEXES OF TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT SECTOR, CHINESE RESTAURANTS AND BARS ALWAYS PEAKED IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AND REACHED THE LOWEST POINT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF A YEAR, WHILE THOSE FOR NON-CHINESE RESTAURANTS, FAST-FOOD SHOPS AND OTHER EATING AND DRINKING PLACES REGULARLY PEAKED IN THE THIRD QUARTER AND REACHED THE LOWEST POINT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF A YEAR.

THE REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF RESTAURANT RECEIPTS AND PURCHASES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986 IS ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT Si PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ON THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WHOLESALE/RETAIL TRADE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT ON 3-7216024.

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TABLE 1 ; ft/iAL ; fAUHaNT KECiUPTS AMD PUHCHA3BS

Total restaurant receipts

(in BKt Billion)

Total purchases by reetaurants (in KKI alIlion)

1st qtr. 1986 (Herlead figures)

6 872

2nd qtr. 1966 (Prorjejpoal tjiwii)

** 657

2 OS*.

1 979

TABLE 2 1 VALUE AMD VOID Ml IN DEX IS OF TOTAL RESTAURANT MCIIPT3 FOB let QUARTER 1^56 A|O 2nd QUARTER 1966

(Quarterly average of Oct. 86 to Sept. 85 a 100)

Type of restaurant Index of total restaurant receipts let quarter 1986 2nd quarter 1986 2nd qtr. 1986 coa pared «itb 1st qtr. 1966 2nd qtr. 1986 ooapared ait* 2nd qtr. 1965 1st—2nd qtr. 1966 aoRparsd viU 1st-2nd qtr. 1909

(Prcvi- Points < Poiata < Peinta «

eionel

figures)

Chinese restauranta Value 106 98 - 8 .7 ♦ 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 6 <6

Voluae 10*. 96 -8 -8 ♦ * *5 *’ ’»

Noe-Chinese restsurants Value 100 102 ♦ 2 ♦ 2 ♦ 6 > 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 6

Voluae 97 97 • • e ♦ 2 ♦ 2

Feat food shopa Value 107 116 ♦ 7 ♦ 6 ♦ 11 >10 ♦13 elt

Voluae 105 111 ♦ 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 9 ♦ 8 ♦11 ♦n

Bara Value 102 105 ♦ 1 ♦ 1 ♦ 8 ♦ 8 ♦ 6 ♦ 7

Voluae 99 96 -3 -3 ♦ 3 ♦ 3 ♦ 2 ♦ 2

Other eating and Value K»6 108 ♦ 2 ♦ 2 ♦ 7 ♦ 7 ♦ 10 «10

drinking places

Voluae 101 105 ♦ 1 ♦ 1 ♦ 5 ♦ 5 ♦ 7 ♦ 7

Entire restaurant sector Value 105 100 - 5 - 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 6 I

Voluae 105 97 -5 - 5 ♦ 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 6

Notes*

2.

Figures denoting changes are derived froa unrounded figures

denotes obange of laea than 0.5

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TABU; } : VALUE OF tOTAL KcJTAUHANr MCEIPTS AND INDEX OF kUiTAUJo.NT MXJLIPTS

Tsar/quarter Value of total restaurant receipts (S nillion) Entire restaurant eactor ({quarterly Chinese reataurante Index of reeteurant receipts average of Oct. 1985 - Sept. 19®5 • 100)

Moo-Chinese restaurants Fast food shops Bars Vslue Voluas Other eating and drinking please

Value VoIum Value Volume Value Voluas Value Voluas Value Voluae

1985 16 029 86 95 87 95 87 96 79 88 86 92 90 102

198** 17 995 97 99 97 99 98 101 90 9i 92 96 100 105

1 >85 18 792 101 100 101 101 100 99 IO* 102 102 101 103 101

v«85: 2nd qtr. 5 212 91 9A 90 92 95 99 89 91 85 87 105 109

Ard qtr. 5 559 98 100 96 97 >06 109 99 100 90 92 110 115

5th qtr. 5 771 10A 105 105 105 101 102 93 95 105 108 96 99

1985: 1st qtr. 5 585 99 W 101 102 9A 95 92 92 97 98 95 95

2nd qtr. 5 A78 95 95 9/ 92 98 97 >03 105 95 93 101 100

Ard qtr. 5 855 105 10A 102 101 108 107 115 112 102 101 109 107

5th qtr. 5 99a 108 106 110 108 100 98 105 105 115 111 106 105

1986: 1st qtr. <* 872 105 103 106 105 100 97 107 105 102 99 106 105

2nd qtr.* 5 657 100 97 98 96 102 97 115 111 103 96 108 105

provisional figures

/Chart 1:

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Chart 1: Value and Volume Indexes of Restaurant Receipts

(Quarterly average off Oct. 1984 — Sept. 1985 = 100)

Key

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986

14 JAPANESE BANK GRANTED LICENCE KOK#

THE CHUO 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 CHUO TRUST AND BANKING CO. LTD. WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1962. ITS SUBSIDIARY, CHUO TRUST ASIA LTD., IS A HONG KONG REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT NINE FOREIGN BANKS, INCLUDING FOUR FROM JAPAN, HAVE BEEN GRANTED BANKING LICENCES SO FAR THIS YEAR. +THIS REFLECTS HONG KONG’S IMPORTANT AND DEVELOPING ROLE AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE,* HE SAID.

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SECOND JUNK BAY TUNNEL TUBE PROPOSED

KOK*

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT THE SECOND TUBE OF THE JUNK BAY TUNNEL AS PART OF THE PRINCIPAL ACCESS ROAD PROJECT, WHICH WILL PROVIDE DIRECT VEHICULAR LINK BETWEEN THE DEVELOPING NEW TOWN AND KWUN TONG.

AS WITH THE SOUTH TUBE NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, THE NORTH TUBE WILL BE 900 METRES LONG WITH TWO TRAFFIC LANES.

OTHER PROPOSED WORKS INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF 210 METRES OF SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY TO MA YAU TONG CONTROLLED TIP, PROVISION OF TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN AIDS AND CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE AND EARTHWORKS.

WORK ON THE SOUTH TUBE STARTED LAST MONTH AFTER A $134.5 MILLION CONTRACT HAD BEEN AWARDED.

MEANWHILE, THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A 450 METRES LONG CARRIAGEWAY AT WESTERN RECLAMATION ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE ROAD WILL PROVIDE ACCESS FROM CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST NEAR WESTERN STREET TO THE FUTURE PUBLIC CARGO HANDLING AREA AT THE WATERFRONT.

FOOTPATHS MEASURING TWO TO THREE-AND-A-HALF METRES WIDE WILL BE PROVIDED ALONG THE CARRIAGEWAY. A SURFACE DRAINAGE SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE BUILT.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED TUNNEL AND ROAD WORKS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY DECEMBER 16.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986

15

WORKERS OFFERED ADVICE, SERVICES ON COMPENSATION

FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT AT THE FUR-PROCESSING FACTORY IN KWAI CHUNG LAST WEEK, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS WRITTEN TO ALL WORKERS AND THEIR DEPENDANTS ADViSI NG THEM OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY ITS EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION DIVISION.

AS AT TODAY, DEPENDANTS OF FIVE DECEASED WORKERS HAD CALLED ON THE DIVISION TO SEEK ADVICE ON COMPENSATION MATTERS.

+THEY WERE BRIEFED OF THEIR ENTITLEMENTS UNDER THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE AND PROCEDURES FOR FILING A CLAIM,+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THEY WERE ALSO INFORMED THAT IF THEY HAD FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES. THE DEPARTMENT COULD REFER THEM TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID LABOUR OFFICERS HAD ALSO INTERVIEWED THE EMPLOYER’S REPRESENTATIVES REMINDING THEM OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE ORDINANCE.

THE DEPARTMENT IS SATISFIED THAT A VALID INSURANCE POLICY FOR ALL THE WORKERS HAD BEEN TAKEN OUT BY THE COMPANY, AND THUS THE EMPLOYEES’ RIGHTS TO COMPENSATION WERE ASSURED, HE ADDED.

THE EMPLOYER’S REPRESENTATIVES WERE FURTHER ADVISED TO MEET THOSE WORKERS WHO WERE TEMPORARILY LAID OFF AFTER THE ACCIDENT TO LET THEM KNOW THE COMPANY’S PLAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THE SPOKESMAN CALLED ON THE WORKERS INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT OR THEIR DEPENDANTS TO CONTACT THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION DIVISION IF THEY HAVE ANY DOUBTS ON COMPENSATION. ENQUIRIES CAN ALSO BE MADE TO THE DIVISION ON 3-687772.

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FIREWORKS TO MARK YEAR OF RABBIT

X X X X X

A FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN VICTORIA HARBOUR WILL BE AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS OF LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS FOR THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT.

THE 30-MINUTE DISPLAY, TO BE HELD IN THE EVENING OF THE SECOND DAY OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR WHICH FALLS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, WILL BE SPONSORED BY THE CHINA RESOURCES (HOLDINGS) CO., LTD.

APPROVAL FOR THE DISPLAY HAS BEEN GIVEN BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL.

/A GOVERNMENT

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986

16

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT IN RECENT YEARS A FIREWORKS DISPLAY HAS BECOME AN IMPORTANT PART OF LUNAR NEW YEAR ACTIVITIES ENJOYED BY THE PUBLIC.

+IT HAS THEREFORE BEEN DECIDED THAT THE RECOMMENDATION BY THE VETTING COMMITTEE ON FIREWORKS DISPLAYS ACCEPTING CHINA RESOURCES’ OFFER OF SPONSORSHIP SHOULD BE ENDORSED. IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT NO OTHER SPONSORSHIP APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED,+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS THE URBAN COUNCIL WOULD BE INVITED TO CO-ORGANISE THE EVENT.

-----------------0 ------- GUIDANCE WORK IN SCHOOLS STRENGTHENED

X X K X X *

A GUIDE FOR PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE GUIDANCE SERVICES PROVIDED TO STUDENTS.

THE PUBLICATION, PRODUCED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, GIVES A NUMBER OF SUGGESTIONS, INCLUDING HOW TO ORGANISE GUIDANCE WORK AT SCHOOL AND STATING THE PRACTICAL ASPECTS A GUIDANCE TEACHER SHOULD BE CONCERNED WITH.

IT ALSO DESCRIBES THE KIND OF +INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES* THAT CAN BE DEVISED TO HELP STUDENTS WITH PROBLEMS, AS WELL AS EXPLAINING THE BACK-UP SERVICES OR RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS SHOULD FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE GUIDE AND INFORM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN WHICH AREAS THEY EXPERIENCED DIFFICULTIES IN CARRYING OUT THEIR WORK.

THE CONTENTS OF THE GUIDE WOULD BE REVIEWED IN A YEAR IN THE LIGHT OF COMMENTS RECEIVED, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

FOR EFFECTIVE MONITORING OF THE SCHEME, SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO KEEP RECORDS AND STATISTICS AND TO SUBMIT THEM AND OTHER RELATED DATA TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DURING THE COURSE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AS SUGGESTED IN THE GUIDE.

TO ENABLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON HOW GUIDANCE WORK CAN BE STRENGTHENED IN SCHOOLS, A SERIES OF SEMINARS ON GUIDANCE WORK WILL BE HELD ON FOUR SUCCESSIVE SATURDAYS FROM NOVEMBER 15 AT QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL, KOWLOON.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986

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YOUTHS TURN TO GET NEW I.D. CARDS * * * * *

THE LAST PHASE OF THE CURRENT IDENTITY CARD REPLACEMENT SCHEME INVOLVING YOUTHS BORN IN 1970, 1971 AND 1972 WILL START ON OCTOBER 27 AND END DECEMBER 27, 1986.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID THAT PARENTS WITH YOUTHS BORN IN THOSE YEARS HAVE TO ACCOMPANY THEM TO THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES FOR THE RENEWAL, BRINGING ALONG THEIR OLD JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS.

THE ISSUE OFFICES WILL BE OPEN DAILY FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. THEIR ADDRESSES ARE:

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI.

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

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, 398 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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

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

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

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

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

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT YOUTHS BORN IN 1969 HAVE NOT BEEN INCLUDED IN THIS PHASE.

+AS THIS GROUP ARE ALL APPROACHING THE AGE OF 18 WITHIN A FEW MONTHS, IT WOULD BE MORE CONVENIENT FOR THEM, JUST TO REPLACE THEIR JUVENILE CARDS WITH ADULT I.D. CARDS ON REACHING 18,+ HE SAID.

+THIS WAY THEY WOULD MOT HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR I.D. CARDS TWICE WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

+THEY WOULD, HOWEVER, HAVE TO APPLY FOR THE ADULT I.D. CARD AT THE REGULAR REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICES,* HE ADDED.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986 '

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SOUTHERN RESIDENTS TO DISCUSS DISTRICT AFFAIRS

*****

THE TIN WAN AND SHEK PAI WAN AREA COMMITTEE IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL HOLD A SEMINAR ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 19) AFTERNOON FOR RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATIONS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE AREA COMMITTEE, THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM AT THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL OF THE ABERDEEN CIVIC CENTRE.

THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ORGANISED SIMILAR SEMINARS WITH THE POK FU LAM, THE ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU, AND THE STANLEY AND SHEK 0 AREA COMMITTEES EARLIER THIS YEAR.

MORE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE OTHER TWO AREAS OF THE DISTRICT - WAH FU, AND WONG CHUK HANG AND BAYS.

+A SEMINAR FOR DISTRICT BOARD AND AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE HELD EARLY NEXT YEAR AS A FINALE OF THE CURRENT EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN TIES AMONG THE BOARD, AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND RESIDENT BODIES,* A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SUNDAY’S SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE A VIDEO, +THE NEW FACES OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT*, WHICH IS ABOUT 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 70 REPRESENTATIVES FROM MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND, ALONG WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORD, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING.

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TSI NG Yl NORTH BRIDGE WORK ON SCHEDULE

*****

WORK ON TSING Yl NORTH BRIDGE IS PROGRESSING ON SCHEDULE AND THE $200 MILLION PROJECT — THE SECOND LINK BETWEEN TSUEN WAN AND THE ISLAND — IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED NEXT OCTOBER.

STAFF FROM THE TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON WENT ON A SITE VISIT TO THE BRIDGE TO INSPECT PROGRESS OF CONSTRUCTION.

PROJECT MANAGER (TSUEN WAN), DR EDWARD PRYOR, AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (SOUTH) OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, MR JOHN DEAN, WERE AMONG THOSE WHO WENT ON THE VISIT.

A SEPARATE SITE VISIT TO THE BRIDGE IS BEING ORGANISED FOR MEMBERS OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD TO KEEP THEM INFORMED OF VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1086

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DTC’S REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED * * * * *

THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODAY (FRIDAY) TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE REGISTRATION OF HONGKEW CRED TS LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY, ON THE GROUND THAT THE BUSINESS 6f THE COMPANY IS BEING CARRIED ON IN A MANNER DETRIMENTAL TO THE

INTERESTS OF ITS DEPOSITORS.

VARIETY SHOW PROMOTES ANTI-SMOKING MESSAGE

*****

A FREE VARIETY SHOW TO HIGHLIGHT THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 19) AT THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE OPEN DECK. IT WILL START AT 2.30 PM.

THE SHOW WILL FEATURE LION DANCE, BAND MUSIC, DRAMA, SINGING BY WINNERS OF THE DISTRICT’S SQUATTER AREA CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN, AS WELL AS KUNG FU PERFORMANCE BY THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL.

TWO MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MRS PAULINE NG AND DR CONRAD LAM, AND THE HEAD SOCCER COACH OF THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, MR KWOK KA-MING, WILL ATTEND AND SPEAK ON ANTI-SMOKING THEMES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WORKING GROUP ON ANT I-SMOKING CAMPAIGN IN WONG TAI SIN SAID THE FUNCTION AIMED AT DISCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM TAKING UP SMOKING.

AN ANTI-SMOKING SLOGAN COMPETITION WAS RECENTLY CONDUCTED AND PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO WINNERS AT THE VARIETY SHOW.

OUTSTANDING SLOGANS IN THE STUDENT GROUP AND THE PUBLIC GROUP WILL BE DISPLAYED AT VANTAGE POINTS IN THE DISTRICT TO DETER PEOPLE FROM SMOKING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FUNCTION.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1986

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SHARP RISE IN VEGETATION FIRES * * * * *

SEPTEMBER AND THE FIRST HALF OF OCTOBER SAW MORE VEGETATION FIRES THAN USUAL DURING A PERIOD OF RELATIVELY DRY WEATHER, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE SERVICES SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE, THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT UP TO OCTOBER 15 THE DEPARTMENT HAD DEALT WITH 351 VEGETATION FIRES, A SHARP INCREASE ON THE 205 VEGETATION FIRES RECORDED IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR.

IN SEPTEMBER, THERE WERE 122 VEGETATION FIRES, COMPARED WITH ONLY 19 IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE RELATIVELY LOW HUMIDITY AND RAINFALL WOULD BE A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN THE INCREASES.

♦MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE TO BE ON THE ALERT. WHENEVER THEY SEE A FIRE BREAK OUT, THEY SHOULD IMMEDIATELY MAKE A REPORT TO THE FIRE SERVICES,* HE STRESSED.

SO FAR THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 2 270 VEGETATION FIRES COMPARED WITH 2 070 LAST YEAR.

------------------o------- CONCERT TO PROMOTE PEACE YEAR ORGANISED *****

MORE THAN 100 HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND YOUTHS IN MONG KOK WILL BE TREATED TO A VARIETY CONCERT PRESENTED BY POPULAR SINGERS AND THE MONG KOK CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

THE CONCERT IS AIMED AT BRINGING MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT, PARTICULARLY TO MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED GROUPS.

THE EVENT, SPONSORED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD IN OBSERVANCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL PEACE YEAR, IS AIMED AT SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF LOVE AND CARE TO ALL RESIDENTS.

THE NIGHT’S PERFORMANCE WILL FEATURE FOLK SONGS AND POPULAR MUSIC.

BEFORE THE CONCERT, A SPECIALLY PRODUCED SLIDE SHOW ON THE PEACE YEAR WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE USE OF 12 PROJECTORS TO CREATE A FASCINATING VISUAL IMPACT.

THE CONCERT WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 9 IN THE COMMUNITY HALL OF CHAN HING SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, FUK TSUN STREET IN TAI KOK TSUI .

/MORE THAN .......

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21

MORE THAN 100 FREE SEATS HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR DISABLED YOUTHS AND THE REST ARE FOR RESIDENTS.

TICKETS AT $20 EACH ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, AND TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE, 85 IVY STREET.

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APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR SHORT COURSES )U o *

THE SEVEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL ARE INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR ABOUT 106 SHORT COURSES TO BE HELD BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND NEXT MARCH.

THE INSTITUTES ARE THE MORRISON HILL, KWAI CHUNG, KWUN TONG, HAKING WONG, LEE WAI LEE, SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.

THE SHORT COURSES, LASTING BETWEEN 10 TO 60 HOURS, ARE DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE IN EMPLOYMENT SEEKING TO UPDATE THEIR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE.

COURSES OFFERED COVER A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS INCLUDING HOTEL-KEEPING AND TOURISM STUDIES, COMMERCIAL STUDIES, CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, GENERAL STUDIES, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, TEXTILE INDUSTRIES, MARINE AND FABRICATION, DESIGN, COMPUTING STUDIES AND MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING.

CLASSES ARE NORMALLY HELD IN THE EVENINGS, BUT THERE ARE SOME COURSES CONDUCTED IN THE DAY TIME. DETAILS OF THESE COURSES, INCLUDING FEES, MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION AND VENUES, WILL BE ADVERTISED IN NEWSPAPERS TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

APPLICATION FORMS AND GUIDES ARE OBTAINABLE FROM ANY ONE OF THE SEVEN INSTITUTES AND MAJOR DISTRICT OFFICES DURING OFFICE HOURS.

CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATION IS NOVEMBER 1.

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DETAILS OF KWAI TSI NG CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG AND KEEP YOUR HOME oAFE CAMPAIGN CENTRAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE, MR CHAN KWOK-WAH, WILL MEET THE MEDIA TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE CAMPAIGN IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl.

THE COMMITTEE, WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD, WAS SET UP TO CO-ORDINATE ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANLINESS AND SAFETY AT HOME.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11 AM TOMORROW AT THE SITTING-OUT AREA AT THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD.

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CLOSURE OF SLIP ROAD IN SHAMSHU1PO

THE SLIP ROAD LINKING BOUNDARY STREET EASTBOUND AND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD NORTHWESTBOUND WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 20) FOR ABOUT ONE-AND-A-HALF MONTHS FOR ROAD WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS ON BOUNDARY STREET EASTBOUND HEADING FOR CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD SHOULD USE YU CHAU STREET.

AT THE SAME TIME, KMB ROUTE 72 HEADING FOR TAI PO WILL BE DIVERTED TO BOUNDARY STREET, YU CHAU STREET, WONG CHUK STREET AND TAI PO ROAD.

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ROYAL VISIT: ACCREDITATION FOR MEDIA COVERAGE

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SPECIAL LAPEL BADGES FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE ROYAL VISIT ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS PRESS ROOM ON THE SIXTH FLOOR OF BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

PERSONS COLLECTING THESE LAPEL BADGES MUST PRODUCE PROOF OF IDENTITY AND OF THE ORGANISATIONS THEY REPRESENT.

SPECIFIC LAPEL BADGES FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL FUNCTION MUST BE WORN BY MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHOSE NAMES ARE ON THE LAPEL BADGES. NORMAL MEDIA IDENTIFICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED TO GAIN ACCESS TO OFFICIAL PRESS POSITION.

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS DURING THE ROYAL COUPLE’S VISIT TO HONG KONG NEXT WEEK.

THE FOLLOWING IS A GUIDE TO BEST VANTAGE POINTS FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986 A.M.

1. ARRIVAL OF HMY BRITANNIA VIA LEI YUE MUN GAP:

(I) TIME: 9 AM TO 10.15 AM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: EASTERN WATERFRONT ON BOTH SIDES OF

THE HARBOUR, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PROMENADE AND PLACES WITH A CLEAR VIEW OF THE HARBOUR.

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2. LANDING AT QUEEN’S PIER AND WELCOMING CEREMONY AT CITY HALLs

(I) TIME: 10.15 AM TO 10.35 AM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: EDINBURGH PLACE AND VICINITY.

3. WALK FROM CITY HALL TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING AND HONG KONG BANK:

(I) TIME: 10.35 AM TO 11.55 AM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: EDINBURGH PLACE, CONNAUGHT ROAD

CENTRAL, CENOTAPH GARDENS, CHATER ROAD, STATUE SQUARE AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

4. DRIVE TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE:

(I) TIME: 11.55 AM TO NOON

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, JACKSON ROAD,

CHATER ROAD, COTTON TREE DRIVE, UPPER ALBERT ROAD.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986 P.M.

1. DRIVE FROM GOVERNMENT HOUSE TO HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC:

(I) TIME: 2.30 PM TO 2.45 PM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: UPPER ALBERT ROAD, GARDEN ROAD,

QUEENSWAY, ARSENAL STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD, HONG CHONG ROAD, GASCOIGNE ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD AND CHEONG WAN ROAD.

2. FROM HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC TO HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE:

(I) TIME: 3.30 PM TO 3.45 PM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: CHEONG WAN ROAD, HONG CHONG ROAD,

GLOUCESTER ROAD AND HARBOUR ROAD.

3. FROM HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE TO HMS TAMAR:

(I) TIME: 4.30 PM TO 4.40 PM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: HARBOUR ROAD, GLOUCESTER ROAD,

HARCOURT ROAD, CONNAUGHT ROAD AND EDINBURGH PLACE.

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4. FROM TSIM SHA TSUI WATERFRONT PROMENADE TO COLISEUM:

(I) TIMEs 8.30 PM TO 8.35 PM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PROMENADE,

SALISBURY ROAD, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, CHEONG WAN ROAD AND COLISEUM VICINITY.

5. FROM COLISEUM TO HMS TAMAR:

(I) TIME: 9.50 PM TO 10 PM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: COLISEUM VICINITY, HONG CHONG ROAD,

GLOUCESTER ROAD, HARCOURT ROAD, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND EDINBURGH PLACE EAST.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986 A.M.

1. DRIVE FROM HMS TAMAR TO LUNG HANG ESTATE, SHA TIN:

(1) TIME: 10 AM TO 10.40 AM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: HARCOURT ROAD, GLOUCESTER ROAD,

GASCOIGNE ROAD, WYLIE ROAD, WATERLOO ROAD, CHE KUNG MUI ROAD AND CHUI TIN STREET.

2. FROM LUNG HANG ESTATE TO NEW TOWN PLAZA:

(I) TIME: 11.10 AM TO 11.20 AM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: LUNG HANG ESTATE, CHUI TIN STREET,

CHE KUNG MUI ROAD, LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD, TAI PO ROAD, SHA TIN RURAL COMMITTEE ROAD AND WANG POK STREET.

3. FROM NEW TOWN PLAZA TO SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND:

(I) TIME: 11.35 AM TO 11.40 AM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: KCR HOUSE VICINITY, SHA TIN RURAL

COMMITTEE ROAD AND YUEN WO ROAD.

4. DRIVE FROM SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND TO ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, SHA TIN:

(I) TIME: 11.55 AM TO NOON

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: YUEN WO ROAD.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986 P.M.

1. DRIVE FROM SHA TIN ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE:

(I) TIME: 3.25 PM TO 3.55 PM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD, WATERLOO ROAD,

PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, HONG CHONG ROAD, GLOUCESTER ROAD, HARCOURT ROAD, COTTON TREE DRIVE AND UPPER ALBERT ROAD.

2. FROM GOVERNMENT HOUSE TO HMS TAMAR:

(I) TIME: 5 PM TO 5.10 PM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: UPPER ALBERT ROAD, GARDEN ROAD,

JACKSON ROAD, CHATER ROAD AND MURRAY ROAD.

3. FIREWORKS DISPLAY:

(I) TIME: 8 PM TO 8.25 PM

NOTE: THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WILL BE WATCHING THE FIREWORKS

DISPLAY IN THE HARBOUR FROM HMY BRITANNIA.

THEY WILL LATER WATCH A BEAT RETREAT CEREMONY BY THE ROYAL MARINES WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BULL’S NOSE OF HMS TAMAR.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1986 A.M. THE QUEEN’S DEPARTURE FROM HONG KONG

1. DRIVE FROM HMS TAMAR TO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:

(I) TIME: 10.10 AM TO 10.25 AM

(II) VANTAGE POINTS: HARCOURT ROAD, GLOUCESTER ROAD,

HONG CHONG ROAD, GASCOIGNE ROAD, AND SUNG WONG TOI ROAD.

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1986 CONTENTS PAGE NO.

WELFARE SERVICES IN NEW TERRITORIES EXPANDING ...............

MONG KOK BEGINS CIVIC EDUCATION DRIVE ........................... 1

hNTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGE IN TELB-UTCH G.J1ES ..................

SEMINaR ON FOOD HYGIENE FCR TEACHERS ........................

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS SCHOOL jlLLOCATION SYSTEM ................. 11

ELDERLY URGED TO BE ON ..LERT FOR IMFOSTORS .................

YAU MA TEI ACTIVITY CENTRE TO OPEN TOMORROW .................

SOnTHTON DISTRICT TO HOLD SINGING CONTEST ...................

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1986

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WELFARE SERVICES IN NEW TERRITORIES EXPANDING * * X X *

WITH THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES MANY WELFARE AGENCIES ARE EXPANDING THEIR SERVICES THERE, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE KWONG FUK CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE, SHE DESCRIBED IT AS +MOST TIMELY* FOR THE HONG KONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES TO SET UP ITS FIRST CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE IN TAI PO.

SHE NOTED THAT KWONG FUK ESTATE, TOGETHER WITH ITS NEIGHBOURING HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME, HAD A POPULATION OF 84 OOO, HALF OF THEM YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER 24.

TO MEET THIS VERY REAL DEMAND, A SECOND CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE FOR THE ESTATE WAS ALREADY BEING PLANNED, MRS CHAN SAID.

+YOUNG PEOPLE CAN MAKE USE OF THEIR LEISURE TIME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VARIOUS MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES, TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND TO DEVELOP A GOOD CHARACTER.

+AT THE SAME TIME, THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN THESE ACTIVITIES AND WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF SOCIAL WORKERS, THEY CAN DEVELOP NEW HOBBIES, THEIR LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AND LEARN TO CARE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AND TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY,* SHE SAID.

MRS CHAN SAID SHE WAS PLEASED TO SEE THE HONG KONG CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES DEVELOPING NEW APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

TWO OTHER CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES BEING PLANNED BY THE AGENCY, ONE IN SHEUNG SHU I AND ANOTHER IN MA ON SHAN, ARE SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION NEXT YEAR.

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MONG KOK BEGINS CIVIC EDUCATION DRIVE X X X X X

THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT ANCHOR STREET PLAYGROUND, TAI KOK TSUI.

THE CAMPAIGN AIMS AT ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN DEVELOPMENT OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, AND TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH THE ROLE AND THE OPERATION OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD.

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IT WILL ALSO HELP RESIDENTS UNDr^STAND THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS AND DUTIES, AS WELL AS THE JURISDICTION OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WITH WHICH THEY COME INTO CONTACT.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE TWO LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS, MRS RITA FAN AND MR JACKIE CHAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR CHOW CHUN-FAI.

ELEVEN DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS AND A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WILL PUT UP DISPLAY BOARDS TO EXPLAIN THEIR WORK. THE DEPARTMENTS ARE THE FIRE SERVICES, POLICE AND URBAN SERVICES. THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION WILL ALSO EXPLAIN ITS WORK.

A VARIETY SHOW AND A CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY.

THE CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL FEBRUARY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO BE HELD AT 1.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE ANCHOR STREET PLAYGROUND, TAI KOK TSUI.

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THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) WILL JOIN THE MONGKOK DISTRICT BOARD AND MONGKOK DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TO LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN IN MONGKOK TO DRIVE HOME THE ANTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGE.

THE CAMPAIGN, IN THE FORM OF TELEMATCH GAMES, WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 2 AT THE MONGKOK STADIUM, FLOWER MARKET ROAD, FROM 12.30 PM TO 5 PM.

IT IS AIMED AT ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE UP HEALTHY PURSUITS AND STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS.

THERE WILL BE 12 PARTICIPATING TEAMS COMPETING IN A SERIES OF GAMES SPECIALLY DESIGNED WITH AN ANT I-NARCOTICS THEME.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS, EACH COMPRISING 20 MEMBERS, WILL BE DIVIDED INTO A JUNIOR SECTION, MADE UP OF SIX TEAMS FROM SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND YOUTH GROUPS, AND A SENIOR SECTION OF SIX TEAMS FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES.

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SATURDAY, '.’"TOBER 18, 1986

HIGHLIGHT WILL BE A TELEMATCH GAME IM WHICH POPULAR ARTISTES FROM THE FOUR BROADCASTING CORPORATIONS WILL TAKE PART. TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED, ASIA TELEVISION BROADCASTING LIMITED, HONG KONG COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING COMPANY LIMITED AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WILL BE SENDING TEAMS TO VIE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE EVENT ARE AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 20) AT THE MONGKOK DISTRICT OFFICE, TUNG PING BUILDING, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST, KOWLOON.

MEMBERS OF PUBLIC CAN CALL THE MONGKOK DISTRICT OFFICE ON 3-302251 EXT. 241 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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SEMINAR ON FOOD HYGIENE FOR TEACHERS X X X * X

MORE THAN 100 SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS TODAY (SATURDAY) ATTENDED A SEMINAR AT THE GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ON FOOD HYGIENE TO LEARN THE CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF FOOD-BORNE DISEASES.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL STUDIES AND HEALTH EDUCATION SECTION OF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, THE SEMINAR WAS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF THREE. TWO OTHER SEMINARS FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS WILL BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH.

THE SEMINARS ARE AIMED AT FAMILIARISING TEACHERS WITH WAYS OF EDUCATING PUPILS IN THE PREVENTION OF FOOD-BORNE DISEASES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT PATRONISING ILLEGAL FOOD HAWKERS.

TALKS WERE GIVEN BY DR CHAN WAI-MAN OF THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, MR WONG LUP-GAY OF THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, AND MR LAI KWOK-TUNG OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS SCHOOL ALLOCATION SYSTEM * * * * *

THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 20) TO DISCUSS NEW MEASURES PROPOSED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR ALLOCATING SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES.

AT THE MEETING, COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER REPORTS BY THE COMMITTEE’S WORKING GROUPS ON CIVIC EDUCATION AND ON SERVICES PROVIDED FOR MENTALLY RETARDED PEOPLE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM ON MONDAY 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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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) URGED ELDERLY PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, TO BE ON GUARD AGAINST PERSONS FALSELY CLAIMING TO BE STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT.

THE APPEAL FOLLOWS SEVERAL CASES OF DECEPTION THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN WONG TAI SIN AND SHAM SHUI PO RECENTLY.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT RECIPIENTS SHOULD ESTABLISH THE IDENTITY OF THE VISITOR BEFORE LETTING THE PERSON IN. SHOULD THERE BE ANY DOUBT, THEY CAN CALL THE DISTRICT’S FIELD UNIT OR CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT’S HOTLINE -- 3-432255 — IMMEDIATELY.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD THE RECIPIENTS HAND OVER CASH TO ANY VISITORS CLAIMING TO BE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT STAFF. +SERVICES OFFERED BY THE SWD ARE FREE,+ THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

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YAU MA TEI ACTIVITY CENTRE TO OPEN TOMORROW * * X * *

A NEW ACTIVITY CENTRA OPERATED BY THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI CULTURE AND ARTS ASSOCIATION WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY LADY AKERS-JONES TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THE CENTRE, AT 33 SALISBURY ROAD, OFFERS VARIOUS ARTS AND CULTURAL COURSES AND ACTIVITIES FOR RESIDENTS.

AFTER THE OPENING, LADY AKERS-JONES WILL WATCH A PERFORMANCE BY THE ASSOCIATION’S CHOIR, DANCE AND DRAMA GROUPS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ACTIVITY CENTRE TO BE HELD AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW AT 33 SALISBURY ROAD (OPPOSITE THE CULTURAL COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION SITE).

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT TO HOLD SINGING CONTEST

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MUSIC LOVERS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE DISTRICT’S FIRST SINGING COMPETITION. IT IS OPEN TO PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 35 AND THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS OCTOBER 27.

THE COMPETITION IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION, MUSIC OFFICE AND THE URBAN COUNCIL TO COINCIDE WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL.

+THE FINALS WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 6 AS ONE OF THE FESTIVAL’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROGRAMMES,* A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ENTRY FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND SUB-OFFICES IN ABERDEEN CENTRE, WAH FU AND STANLEY, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION IN LEI CHAK HOUSE, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE, AND THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO GROUP AND SOLO SECTIONS. COMPETITORS CAN CHOOSE THEIR OWN SONGS, WHICH CAN BE POP, FOLK OR CLASSICAL.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE COMPETITION CAN BE MADE TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON 5-540271.

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QUEEN’S VISIT STAMPS ON SALE TUESDAY

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE ROYAL-VISIT TO HONG KONG, OCTOBER 21, THE POST OFFICE WILL BE SELLING FIVE SPECIAL STAMPS, FIRST ISSUED ON APRIL 21 THIS YEAR IN HONOUR OF THE QUEEN’S 6OTH BRITHDAY.

THE STAMPS ARE INTENDED FOR THE FIRST DAY COVERS COMMEMORATING THE QUEEN’S VISIT WHICH HAVE BEEN ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES SINCE OCTOBER 8. A SPECIAL DATE STAMP WILL BE USED ON THE COVERS AND STAMPS.

FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF CUSTOMERS, COVERS WI TH A SET OF STAMPS ATTACHED AND CANCELLED WITH THE SPECIAL DATESTAMP wILL BE ON SALE AT $11 EACH AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, TSIM SHA TSUI AND KOWLOON POST OFFICES.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 21 A NEW AND ATTRACTIVE STAMP PACK CONTAINING THE QUEEN’S BRITHDAY STAMPS AND A SET ON THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE QUEEN MOTHER WILL BE ON SALE AT $20 EACH.

THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE AT PHILATELIC COUNTERS AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, TSIM SHA TSUI, GRANVILLE ROAD AND AIRPORT POST OFFICES.

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TRAFFIC THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY WILL BE AFFECTED NEXT WEEK DURING THE ROYAL VISIT AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO MAKE FULL USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT WHEREVER POSSIBLE.

FROM MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 20) TO NOON ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 21), A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTIONS IN CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED AND TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS IMPLEMENTED IN PREPARATION FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND DURING THE ROYAL COUPLE’S WALK FROM CITY HALL TO THE HONG KONG BANK.

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PARKING SPACES ON JACKSON ROAD, HARBOUR ROAD, THE KENNEDY ROAD CAR PADK UNDER COTTON TREE DRIVE AND ON THE SLIP ROAD BETWEEN UPPER AND LOWER ALBERT ROADS WILL BE SUSPENDED AT CERTAIN TIMES DURING THE VISIT.

0" TUESDAY MORNING, A NUMBER OF FERRY ROUTES, INCLUDING TWO ST' FERRY AND 15 HONG KONG AND YAUMATI FERRY ROUTES, WILL BE SUS! ENDED FROM 8.50 AM TO 9.50 AM WHEN HMY BRITANNIA SAILS FROM LEI YUE MUN GAP TO CENTRAL.

ALSO ON TUESDAY NIGHT, VARIOUS ROAD SECTIONS IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE CLOSED WHEN THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WILL BE ATTENDING THE YOUTH SPECTACULAR AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM.

ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION ARE ALSO EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 22) IN KOWLOON AND SHA TIN WHEN THE QUEEN WILL BE VISITING THE LUNG HANG ESTATE, NEW TOWN PLAZA, SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

MOTORISTS AND THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO LISTEN TO RADIO TRAFFIC BULLETINS ON TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS DURING THE THREE-DAY VISIT FROM OCTOBER 21 TO 23.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GENUINE POLITICAL REVIEW REAFFIRMED ........................ 1

CIVIC EDUCATION STARTS IN THE FAMILY ....................... 2

MONG KOK CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN OPINS .................... 3

REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES TO BE CONSIDERED ..................... k

NEW ARTS nND CULTURE CENTRE OPENED ......................... 5

U.S. EXPERT TO ADVISE ON CHILD CaRE WORK ................... 5

FOUR FMPT DYKES1 REPRESENTATIVES TO BE ELECTED ............. 6

TELEI-UTCH DaY FOR KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS................... 7

JOINT SCHOOL CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION .................... 8

ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR SLOG.-N COMPETITION ..................... 9

WONG TAI SIN ROhD NETWORK BEING EXPANDED.................... 10

'..ATER M..INS TO BE LhID IN T.,I PO ....................... 10

TRAFFIC LABELS FOR PE.JL RESIDENTS ......................... 11

SAI KUNG BUS TERMINUS RESTRICTION .......................... 11

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, SIR GEOFFREY HOWE, TODAY REAFFIRMED THAT THE 1987 POLITICAL REVIEW WOULD BE A GENUINE ONE, WITHOUT PRECONCEIVED IDEAS AND WITHOUT PRE-DETERMINATION OF THE OUTCOME.

HE ALSO REASSURED THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT FULLY UNDERSTOOD AND WAS FULLY ALIVE TO THEIR CONCERNS OVER THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR PLANT.

HE ADDED THAT THE CHINESE LEADERS WERE ABLE TO ASSURE H'M THAT THEY WOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE PLANT.

SIR GEOFFREY MADE THESE REMARKS AT THE AIRPORT THIS MORNING WHEN HE MADE A TRANSIT STOP IN HONG KONG FOLLOWING THE STATE V.CiT TO CHINA BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. HE LEFT FOR JAKARTA LATER IN THE AFTERNOON TO ATTEND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY-ASEAN MEETING OF FOREIGN MINISTERS.

FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT HIS ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORTt

OF SIR GEOFFREY’S STATEMENT ON

+AS YOU KNOW I’M ONLY ABLE NOW TO STOP FOR A FEW HOURS IN HONG KONG BEFORE GOING ON TO JAKARTA FOR THE MEETING OF EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS. SO THERE WILL BE NO OPPORTUNITY EITHER FOR A PRESS CONFERENCE OR FOR ME TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS FROM YOU TODAY. YOU KNOW ALSO, OF COURSE, THAT I’VE JUST BEEN ACCOMPANYING HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE PHILIP ON THEIR STATE VISIT TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND THE WELCOME FOR HER MAJESTY WAS TREMENDOUS. SHE IS OF COURSE MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO HER VISIT TO HONG KONG. WHILE I WAS IN PEKING I WAS ABLE TO MEET STATE COUNCILLOR JI PENGFEI AND FOREIGN MINISTER WU XUEQIAN AND TO HAVE A GOOD CONVERSATION WITH PRIME MINISTER ZHAO ZI YANG. WE DISCUSSED A WHOLE RANGE OF QUESTIONS --INTERNATIONAL QUESTIONS, PARTICULARLY EAST-WEST RELATIONS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE REYKJAVIK MEETING, REGIONAL QUESTIONS AND, CF COURSE, BILATERAL QUESTIONS INCLUDING HONG KONG. WE WERE ABLE TO REVIEW THE PROGRESS BEING MADE IN IMPLEMENTING THE JOINT DECLARATION AND TO AGREE THAT CO-OPERATION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION CF THE JOINT DECLARATION IS GOING VERY WELL.

+1 HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF EXPLAINING OUR THINKING ABOUT THE REVIEW OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN 1987 AND THERE’S NO DISAGREEMENT WHATSOEVER THAT THE REVIEW SHOULD GO AHEAD AS PROMISED NEXT YEAR. AND I CAN TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY OF REAFFIRMING THAT IT WILL BE A GENUINE REVIEW, WITHOUT PRECONCEIVED IDEAS, AND CERTAINLY WITHOUT ANY PRE-DETERMINATION OF THE OUTCOME, AND THAT IT WILL INVOLVE A GENUINE EFFORT TO SEEK AND ASSESS VIEWS CF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ON THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE. WHILE I WAS IN PEKING AND AGAIN IN CANTON, WHERE I MEET GOVERNOR YE XUANPING, I EXPLAINED THE CONCERN FELT IN HONG KONG ABOUT THE SAFETY ASPECTS CF DAYA BAY. THE CHINESE LEADERS WERE ABLE TO ASSURE ME THAT THEY FULLY UNDERSTOOD AND WERE VERY ALIVE TO THE CONCERNS OF PEOPLE HERE AS ELSEWHERE, AND WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE PLANT AS IT IS ESTABLISHED AND PUT INTO OPERATION.*

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WHEN ASKED IF BRITISH WOULD APOLOGISE TO CHINA ABOUT THE DUKE’S REMARKS SIR GEOFFREY SAID THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF THAT. HE ADDED THAT THE VISIT WAS UNTARNISHED AND UNBLEMISHED, AND THAT IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS.

SIR GEOFFREY WAS MET BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, LADY YOUDE, AND THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR REG HOLLOWAY.

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CIVIC EDUCATION STARTS IN THE FAMILY

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PROMOTING CARE AND RESPECT BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS FOR MAINTENANCE OF A HARMONIOUS FAMILY AND FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A PEACEFUL SOCIETY HAS BECOME A PRIORITY IN HONG KONG, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR STEPHEN LAW, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE WAS OFFICIATING AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF A CARTOON COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE PENINSULA JAYCEES TO PROMOTE HARMONIOUS FAMILY LIFE.

+THE AIM OF CIVIC EDUCATION IS TO FOSTER GOOD CITIZENSHIP AND BEING A GOOD CITIZEN MUST START FROM THE FAMILY,+ MR LAW SAID.

♦ONLY BY BEING ABLE TO ESTABLISH A HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP AND TO UNDERSTAND ONE’S RESPONSIBILITIES IN A FAMILY SETTING WILL A PERSON BE ABLE TO REALISE THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND INTERDEPENDENCE BETWEEN THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE SOCIETY.*

IN THIS CONNECTION, MR LAW SAID, FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION WAS AN IMPORTANT LONG-TERM COMMUNITY EDUCATION EFFORT WHICH HAD BEEN IN PROGRESS IN HONG KONG FOR MANY YEARS.

+ ITS OBJECTIVE IS TO AROUSE THE PUBLIC’S AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD FAMILY LIFE, TO INSTILL IN THEM THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT, AND THE RIGHT ATTITUDE TOWARDS, GROWING UP, AND RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS ONE’S FAMILY AND THE SOCIETY,* HE SAID.

+ IT IS A PREVENTIVE AS WELL AS A DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICE TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING AND CARE BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS, TO FOSTER POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL AWARENESS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE, TO PREVENT FAMILY PROBLEMS AND TO UPHOLD THE PEACE OF SOCIETY.*

IN ADDITION TO THIS PREVENTIVE EDUCATIONAL WORK, MR LAW NOTED THAT THERE WERE ALSO DIRECT SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO HELP FAMILIES SOLVE SUCH PROBLEMS AS MARITAL DISCORD AND YOUTH DELINQUENCY.

/THERE WERE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1986

■n:oD.J«!EEe^?^ N0W 46 FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY SERVING ABOUT 30 000 HOUSEHOLDS.

CAP iArAuAoL-£E0M ™E SERVICES AND COUNSELLING RENDERED BY SOCIAL WORKERS, THE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION WORKERS IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS ALSO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES REGULARLY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF FAMILY LIFE AND TO FOSTER GOOD CITIZENSHIP,+ MR LAW SA ID.

HE JAYCEES FOR THE

OBSERVED THAT IT WAS MOST APPROPRIATE FOR THE PENINSULA TO CHOOSE CIVIC EDUCATION AND FAMILY LIFE AS THE THEME CARTOON COMPETITION AND A SEMINAR TO BE HELD LATER.

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MONG KOK CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN OPENS * * *

DISTRICT BOARDS HAVE A VITAL ROLE TO PLAY IN HELPING TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION TO THE PUBLIC, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MRS RITA FAN, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN, MRS FAN SAID THERE WAS A CERTAIN INTER-RELATING CONNECTION BETWEEN CIVIC AWARENESS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE ACTIVITIES AND WORK OF THE BOARDS.

+MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ATTACH GREAT IMPORTANCE TO ITS COMMUNICATION AND CONTACT WITH DISTRICT BOARDS.

+BESIDES CONTACTING INDIVIDUAL BOARDS AND PARTICIPATING IN THEIR ACTIVITIES, THE COMMITTEE HAS ARRANGED TWO MEETINGS NEXT WEEK WITH BOARD MEMBERS AND ORGANISATIONS FORMED UNDER THESE BOARDS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON CIVIC EDUCATION AND TO STRENGTHEN TIES,* SHE SAID.

MRS FAN SAID THAT THE COMMITTEE WOULD APPLY FOR MORE FUNDS NEXT YEAR TO SUBSIDISE A GREATER NUMBER OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PROJECTS ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

SHE SAID THE RESPONSE FROM VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS FOR FUNDS WAS OVERWHELMING.

MRS FAN SAID THAT A CIVIC EDUCATION RESOURCE INDEX WAS SCHEDULED FOR ISSUE IN APRIL NEXT YEAR.

THE INDEX WOULD INCORPORATE DATA AND INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM ORGANISATIONS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS FOR SOCIETIES INTERESTED IN ORGANISING CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES.

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MRS FAN SAID THE MAIN TARGETS OF THE CAMPAIGN WERE TO ENHANCE THE PUBLIC’S CONCERN AND PARTICIPATION IN DISTRICT MATTERS, TO ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENT THINKING, TO ENHANCE PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR NATION AND CULTURE, TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF BELONGING TOWARDS THE TERRITORY AND TO FORMULATE HONG KONG’S FUTURE.

+ALL THESE TARGETS ARE LAID DOWN WITH A VIEW TO BUILDING UP A MORE PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR HONG KONG,+ MRS FAN STRESSED.

+THUS, THE CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN THAT WE ARE PROMOTING CARRIES A SPECIAL HISTORIC IMPLICATION - TO HELP PREPARE THE PUBLIC FOR FORTHCOMING CHANGES IN HONG KONG,+ SHE SAID.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR JAK IE CHAN, MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR CHOW CHUN-FAI.

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING A RESEARCH, DEBATES, SEMINARS, CARNIVALS AND COMPETITIONS, HAVE BEEN ORGANISED DURING THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WHICH WOULD LAST UNTIL FEBRUARY, NEXT YEAR.

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REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES TO BE CONSIDERED

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THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (MONDAY).

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS FROM THE CHAIRMEN CF THE BOARD’S COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS AND FROM THE CHAIRMAN CF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

A PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELECTORAL AFFAIRS) OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, MR P.T. PELHAM, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING DURING THE DISCUSSION ON THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES DOCUMENT.

THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK, WILL ALSO ATTEND.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET.

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NEW ARTS AND CULTURE CENTRE OPENED

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AN ACTIVITY CENTRE DEVOTED TO THE PROMOTION OF ARTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR YAU MA TEI RESIDENTS WAS OPENED BY LADY AKERS-JONES TODAY (SUNDAY).

LOCATED IN A FORMER FIRE STATION AT 33 SALISBURY ROAD. THE CENTRE IS RUN BY THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI CULTURE AMD ARTS ASSOCIATION, A NON-PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATION FORMED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD.

OCCUPYING AN AREA OF 208 SQUARE METRES, THE CENTRE OFFERS DIFFERENT INTEREST GROUPS AND TRAINING COURSES INCLUDING PUTONGHUA, CHINESE PAINTING, CALLIGRAPHY, CHILDREN’S HANDICRAFT AND DANCING.

THE CENTRE ALSO PROVIDES A WIDE RANGE OF CULTURAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS MURAL PAINTING, LUNCH-TIME CONCERTS AND EXHIBITIONS.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, LADY AKERS-JONES SAIDt +1 AM SURE THIS CENTRE WILL GREATLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT CF CULTURAL AND ARTS ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT AND HONG KONG AS A WHOLE.+

AFTER UNVEILING A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE, LADY AKERS-JONES, ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR LAI SZE-NUEN, ITS CHAIRMAN, MR YANG TZE-KIANG, AND DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, WAS TREATED TO A PERFORMANCE BY THE ASSOCIATION’S CHOIR, DANCE AND DRAMA GROUPS.

EARLIER, LADY AKERS-JONES ALSO SAW AN EXHIBITION OF WINNING AND OUTSTANDING ENTRIES OF A CHINESE COUPLETS COMPETITION RECENTLY HELD BY THE ASSOCIATION. SHE ALSO PRESENTED PRIZES TO THREE WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION.

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U.S. EXPERT TO ADVISE ON CHILD CARE WORK

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SOCIAL WORKERS ARE TO RECEIVE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND ADVICE ON THE PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF CHILD CARE PROGRAMMES FROM AN EXPERT FROM THE UNITED STATES.

DR THELMA HARMS, IN HONG KONG ON A VISIT SPONSORED BY THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND, HAS BEEN INVITED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT A SIX-DAY STAFF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP ON CHILD CARE.

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DR HARMS IS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR DEVELOPMENT AT THE FRANK PORTOR GRAHAM CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THE DIVISION CF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION AT THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AT THE SAME UNIVERSITY.

SHE IS THE FIRST AUTHOR OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENT RATING SCALE, A PROGRAMME EVALUATION INSTRUMENT WIDELY USED IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD.

DURING THE WORKSHOP, WHICH STARTS TOMORROW (MONDAY) DR HARMS WILL SHARE WITH PARTICIPANTS THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE TRENDS IN CHILD-CARE PROGRAMMES IN THE U.S. AND HER EXPERIENCE IN USING THE EARLY CHILDHOOD ENVIRONMENT RATING SCALE IN TRAINING, SUPERVISION, PLANNING AND RESEARCH.

SHE WILL ALSO HELP PARTICIPANTS TO DEVELOP SKILLS IN APPLYING THE SCALE IN LOCAL CHILD CARE CENTRES.

THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE WORKSHOP WILL BE STAFF FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S CHILD CARE CENTRES ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, ADMINISTRATORS AND CO-ORDINATORS OF PRE-SCHOOL DAY CARE AND RESIDENTIAL CARE CENTRES AND TEACHING STAFF FROM THE TRAINING INSTITUTES.

DR HARMS WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTING A SIMILAR WORKSHOP FOR KINDERGARTEN PERSONNEL FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

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FOUR EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES TO BE ELECTED

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THE ADV ISORY (OCTOBER

ELECTION OF FOUR EMPLOYEES’ BOARD WILL BE HELD AT QUEEN 24). THE ELECTION WILL BE

REPRESENTATIVES TO THE LABOUR ELIZABETH SCHOOL ON FRIDAY

BY SECRET BALLOT.

LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE NAMES OF THE EIGHT CANDIDATES NOMINATED HAD BEEN SENT TO ALL 260 REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS ENROLLED WITH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

HE CALLED ON AUTHORISED UNION REPRESENTATIVES TO ARRIVE AT THE SCHOOL FOR REGISTRATION BEFORE 2.30 PM ON ELECTION DAY.

THEY MUST HAVE THEIR IDENTITY CARDS LETTER ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT INVITING REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND THE ELECTION.

AND COPIES OF THE CIRCULAR AUTHORISED UNION

/LATECOMERS WILL .......

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1986

LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED AFTER THE ELECTION BEGIN AT 3 PM, HE ADDED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

3" . TE INVITED TO COVER THE ELECTION WHICH WILL START AT 3 F -)N OCTOBER 24.

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TELEMATCH DAY FOR KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS

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KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO AN AFTERNOON OF FUN AND EXCITEMENT IN THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT TELEMATCH DAY AND CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION NEXT SUNDAY (OCTOBER 26) AT THE ARGYLE STREET ’LAYGROUND.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY WILL BE A TELEMATCH BETWEEN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND TELEVISION ARTISTES, PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND YOUTHS IN THE DISTRICT.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION ON THE HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DISTRICT, THE SET UP, ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF DISTRICT BOARD, AS WELL AS COMMUNITY SERVICES AND FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE DISTRICT.

FEATURED ON LARGE DISPLAY BOARDS, THE EXHIBITION IS DESIGNED TO AROUSE RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS AND CONCERN FOR THE COMMUNITY AND THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CITIZEN.

OTHER PROGRAMMES OF THE DAY INCLUDE PERFORMANCES BY SINGERS, BRASS BAND AND A CHEERING TEAM COMPETITION.

LUCKY DRAW TICKETS AND FREE DRINK COUPONS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT TELEMATCH DAY AND CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE KOWLOON CITY AND SAI TAU AREA COMMITTEE, THE KOWLOON TONG AND MA TAU WAI AREA COMMITTEE AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

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OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN CF KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD, MR WONG SIK-KONG, LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR DANIEL TSE,. ASSISTANT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER. MISS DIANA TONG, AND THE DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER. LOUSIE CHI TING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT TELEMATCH DAY AND CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION AT THE ARGYLE STREET PLAYGROUND AT 2 PM NEXT SUNDAY.

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JOINT SCHOOL CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION

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A JOINT SCHOOL CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION ENTITLED +MY SOUTHERN DISTRICT+ WILL BE HELD AT THE COMMUNITY HALL OF AP LEI CHAU ESTATE FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO OCTOBER 26 BETWEEN 10 AM AND 8 PM.

SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD, THE EXHIBITION IS ONE OF THE PROGRAMMES JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT’S SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

TWENTY PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT WILL PRESENT 23 EXHIBITS ON SIX TOPICS - SERVING MY DISTRICT, TREASURING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, MAKING GOOD USE OF RECREATION FACILITIES. GETTING TO KNOW THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM, CREATING A BETTER LIVING AND CULTIVATING MORALS.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS CAN ELABORATE ON ANY OF THE TOPICS AND PRESENT THE THEME USING BOARDS, PHOTOGRAPHS, SLIDES, MODELS. TAPES, OR OTHER CREATIVE FORMS.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE ICAC WILL PUT UP EXHIBITION BOARDS ON THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM AND MORAL ATTRIBUTIONS RESPECTIVELY.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID EACH PRIMARY SCHOOL RECEIVED A $300 AND SECONDARY SCHOOL A $400 SUBSIDY FOR EACH EXHIBIT THEY WORK ON. ADMISSION TO THE EXHIBITION IS FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORDS SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR JASPER LAM; SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR JOSEPH CHAN; AND OFFICIALS FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ICAC AND THE EXHIBITION’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE WILL OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 10 AM TOMORROW (MONDAY).

NOTE TO EDITORS: j

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT JOINT SCHOOL CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION Al 10 AM TOMORROW IN THE COMMUNITY HALL, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE.

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ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR SLOGAN COMPETITION * * M * *

NORTH DISTRICT RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO ENTER A SLOGAN COMPETITION TO PROMOTE THE SPIRIT OF CARE AND RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY STARTING TOMORROW (MONDAY).

SPONSORED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD, THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE NORTH DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR ELDERLY ACTIVITIES.

+THE AIM IS TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF RESPECTING THE ELDERLY AND TO DEVELOP CREATIVE SKILLS,* A DISTRICT CFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS : JUNIOR FOR FORM 1 TO 3 STUDENTS; SENIOR FOR FORM 4 TO 7 STUDENTS AND OPEN SECTION FOR ANYONE INTERESTED.

ENTRIES, IN CHINESE ONLY AND LIMITED TO 20 WORDS, SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AT JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING, AND ITS COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFFICE AT CHOI YUEN ESTATE, SHEUNG SHU I.

WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES AND THEIR SLOGANS USED DURING THE NORTH DISTRICT ELDERLY FORTNIGHT TO BE LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES IS NOVEMBER 15 AND ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-927158.

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WONG TAI SIN ROAD NETWORK BEING EXPANDED * * * X-

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR BUILDING AN EASTERN ACCESS ROAD TO CONNECT MA CHAI HANG AND CHUK YUEN WITH THE EXISTING ROAD NETWORK IN WONG TAI SIN.

THE PROJECT WILL PROVIDE A DIRECT CONNECTION AT LUNG FUNG STREET BETWEEN THE UPPER SECTION OF SHA TIN PASS ROAD AND CHUK YUEN ESTATE AND INTRODUCE A GYRATORY ROAD SYSTEM IN FUNG WONG VILLAGE AS PART OF AN AREA-WIDE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME.

THE AIM IS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IN THE AREA AND l*EET ANTICIPATED TRAFFIC DEMAND GENERATED BY HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS AT CHUK YUEN, MA CHAI HANG AND DIAMOND HILL.

NEW ROADS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO LINK SHA TIN PASS ROAD NEAR LUNG FUNG STREET WITH HOUSING ESTATES BEING BUILT AT CHUK YUEN AND TO LINK YING FUNG LANE WITH FUNG TAK ROAD.

AS PART OF THE PROJECT, THE SECTION OF KAM FUNG STREET BETWEEN SHEUNG FUNG AND NGAN FUNG STREETS WILL BE CLOSED AND DEVELOPED AS A LANDSCAPED EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING SITTING-OUT AREA.

A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY WILL BE BUILT BENEATH SHA TIN PASS ROAD NEAR FUNG TAK ROAD.

MING FUNG STREET, FUNG TAK ROAD AND THE SECTION OF SHA TIN PASS ROAD BETWEEN LUNG FUNG STREET AND FUNG TAK ROAD WILL ALSO BE MODIFIED.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY AND BE COMPLETED IN 18 MONTHS.

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WATER MAINS TO BE LAID IN TAI PO X X * X X

ABOUT 2 850 METRES OF WATER MAINS WILL BE LAID IN TAI PO NEW TOWN EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES LAYING FRESH WATER AND FLUSHING WATER MAINS AT TAI PO TAI WO ROAD AND AT A NEW ROAD BEING BUILT BETWEEN THE FUTURE TOWN PARK AND FU SHIN ESTATE.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY AND TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

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TRAFFIC LABELS FOR PEAK RESIDENTS *****

PEAK RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT SPECIAL POLICE LABELS PERimT!NG T^M T0 ENTER PEAK R0AD WEST 0F magazine gap road DURING ITS CLOSURE ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 22) EVENING ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE PEAK POLICE STATION.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-8496242.

THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 6 PM AS PART OF SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY SCHEDULED FOR THAT NIGHT.

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SAI KUNG BUS TERMINUS RESTRICTION

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THE SAI KUNG TOWN BUS

ZONE 24-HOUR DAILY FROM 10

TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED AM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 21).

ONLY FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE TERMINUS.

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TSUEN WAN FLUSHING WATER OFF *****

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF BETWEEN 9 AM AND 7 PM ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 21) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY SHA TSUI ROAD TO TAI PA STREET, FROM YUEN TUN CIRCUIT TO FU YUNG STREET AND HOI PA STREET TO SHA TSUI ROAD, FROM TSO KUNG STREET TO HEUNG CHE STREET, INCLUDING TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AND TSUEN WAN MAGISTRACY BUILDING.

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6 899 FIREWORKS SHELLS FOR ROYAL SPECTACULAR *****

A TOTAL OF 6 899 FIREWORKS SHELLS WILL BE SET OFF DURING THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 22) EVENING TO MARK THE VISIT OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

THE FIREWORKS WILL BE FIRED FROM THREE BARGES IN VICTORIA HARBOUR BETWEEN THE WAN CHAI AND CAUSEWAY BAY WATERFRONTS, FROM THE SAME AREA USED FOR RECENT LUNAR NEW YEAR FIREWORKS DISPLAYS.

THE 25-MINUTE SHOW, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM, WILL FEATURE JAPANESE, CHINESE, AMERICAN AND BRITISH FIREWORKS.

THE SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE JAPAN FIREWORKS ARTISTS ASSOCIATION.

THE MAIN PARTY OF FIREWORKS TECHNICIANS WILL FLY IN FROM JAPAN TOMORROW AND GO TO THE STORAGE AREA AT GREEN ISLAND ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 21) TO PREPARE THE FIREWORKS FOR THE DISPLAY.

YOU

WITH THE

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FOLLOWING EVENTS IN CONNECTION ROYAL FIREWORKS:

THE JAPANESE FIREWORKS TECHNICIANS, DRESSED IN COLOURFUL HAPPY-COATS SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR FIREWORKS DISPLAYS, WILL ARRIVE AT KAI TAK AT 9.30 PM TOMORROW ON JAL FLIGHT 001. THE ADVISER OF THE JAPAN FIREWORKS ARTISTS ASSOCIATION, MR SANDY OGAWA, WILL BE PRESENT.

THE ASSEMBLY OF THE FIREWORKS WILL TAKE PLACE AT GREEN ISLAND ON TUESDAY. A LAUNCH WILL LEAVE BLAKE PIER, CENTRAL, AT 9.15 AM TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO GREEN ISLAND.

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TRAFFIC PLAN FOR FIREWORKS DISPLAY *****

SPECIAL TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 22) EVENING AS HUGE CROWDS ARE EXPECTED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HARBOUR FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND KOWLOON THERE WILL BE SPECIAL PEDESTRIAN-ONLY AREAS TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO VIEW THE FIREWORKS FROM VANTAGES POINTS.

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC GOING TO WATCH THE DISPLAY ARE URGED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND NOT TO CONGREGATE IN ANY PARTICULAR AREA TO AVOID CONGESTION.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, PART OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC TO ENABLE PEDESTRIANS TO USE IT TO SEE THE FIREWORKS.

IN CENTRAL, THE NORMAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT RULES WILL APPLY FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT. THIS INVOLVES THE CLOSURE OF CHATER ROAD BETWEEN PEDDER STREET AND JACKSON ROAD AND ICE HOUSE STREET BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

FROM 6 PM ALL UPHILL VEHICLES WILL BE BARRED FROM PEAK ROAD BEYOND MAGAZINE GAP ROAD EXCEPT FOR BUSES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS’ VEHICLES WITH SPECIAL PERMITS.

FROM 6.30 PM EDINBURGH PLACE EAST, FENWICK PIER STREET, AND ROADS IN AND AROUND THE WAN CHAI WATERFRONT AREA AS FAR AS CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE CLOSED AS WILL THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WEST OF HEALTHY STREET.

CHUN YEUNG STREET AND ELECTRIC ROAD SOUTH OF YACHT STREET WILL ALSO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 6.30 PM AND WHITFIELD ROAD AND WATSON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO THE END OF THE DISPLAY TO FACILITATE CROWD MOVEMENT.

IN THE TSIM SHA TSUI AREA, ALL ROADS SOUTH OF GRANVILLE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED OR RE-ROUTED UNTIL THE CROWDS HAVE DISPERSED. THESE WILL INCLUDE KOWLOON PARK DRIVE, PEKING ROAD, CANTON ROAD BETWEEN HAIPHONG AND SALISBURY ROADS AND GRANVILLE ROAD BETWEEN CHATHAM ROAD AND SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD.

FROM 7 PM ROAD CLOSURES WILL AFFECT NATHAN ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN GRANVILLE AND SALISBURY ROADS, HAIPHONG ROAD BETWEEN LOCK ROAD AND NATHAN ROAD, ASHLEY ROAD SOUTH OF PEKING ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN MODY AND SALISBURY ROADS, MODY LANE AND SALISBURY ROAD BETWEEN THE STAR FERRY AND SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD.

THERE WILL ALSO BE TRAFFIC RE-ROUTE INGS ON MOST OF THE ROADS IN THE AREA.

TO ENSURE A SMOOTH FLOW OF CROWDS ALL TSIM SHA TSUI ENTRANCES CF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CAMERON ROAD ENTRANCE, WILL BE USED FOR OUTGOING PASSENGERS ONLY TWO HOURS BEFORE THE FIREWORKS START AT 8 PM.

ENTRANCE TO MOST MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS WILL EFFECTIVELY BE BANNED AFTER 6.30 PM. MOTORISTS PARKING BEFORE THIS SHOULD NOTE THAT THEIR CARS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE UNTIL AFTER THE ROADS ARE OPENED AGAIN.

EARLIER IN DAY THERE WILL BE SOME TRAFFIC HOLD-UPS AS THE QUEEN DRIVES FROM HMS TAMAR TO SHA TIN AND BETWEEN LUNG HANG HOUSING ESTATE, NEW TOWN PLAZA, SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND AND THE SHA TIN RACE COURSE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE FACILITATING FINANCIAL, BANKING SCENE 1

AVGUST ORDERS-ON-HaND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT .... 2t

OWNERS URGED TO REMOVE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES .................. 7

ROLE OF DISTRICT BOARD TO BE EXAMINED ...................... 8

PREFERENTIAL MEDICAL SCHEME FOR YUEN LONG .................. 8

COURSES ON CHEMICALS, ACCIDENT PREVENTION .................. 9

FUND-RAISING PLANS FOR BURNS VICTIMS ....................... 10

DB TO CONSIDER GRIEVANCES DOCUMENT ......................... 11

DB MEMBERS TO VISIT TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX ................ 11

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC IMPROVIDENT ................. 12

MORE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR TSUEN WaN ................. 12

TENDERERS INVITED TO PRE-QU.vLIFY .......................... 13

REMINDER ON STATUTORY HOLIDAY .............................. 13

RESIDENTS TO ATTEND KOWLOON CITY DB MEETING ................ 14

BANKING TRAINING COURSE OFFERED ............................ 15

REQUEST BY HANDICAPPED BEING CONSIDERED ................... 15

TRANSPORT IMPROVS'lENTS IN Lal KUNG TOWN ................... 16

PLB RESTRICTED ZONES IN Sal KUNG ........................... 16

RIGHT -TURN B.JJ IN NORTH POINT ............................ 17

NO LEFT TURNING IN TAI KOK TSUI ............................ 17

WATER STORAGE FIGURE ....................................... 17

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1036

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ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE FACILITATING FINANCIAL, BANKING SCENE

X X X X *

THE RECENT REORGANISATION WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATION THAT BRINGS THE POLICY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL ASPECTS OF THE FINANCIAL MARKtTS UNDER ONE ROOF WILL GREATLY FACILITATE THE PROPER CO-ORDINATIONOF THE GOVERNMENT’S ROLES IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUPERVISION OF THEM, THE FINANCI ■- SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

ADDRESSING THE BUSINESS FORUM LUNCHEON OF THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT THE FURAMA HOTEL, MR JACOBS SAID THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH NOW HAD POLICY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR GENERALLY; THAT WAS FOR THE SECURITIES, COMMODITIES AND FUTURES MARKETS AND FOR THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, IN ADDITION TO BANKING AND MONETARY ISSUES.

+THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS NOW MONITORS ALL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS, PARTICULARLY IN NEW AREAS AND IN AREAS WHICH CUT ACROSS TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES,+ HE SAID.

MR JACOBS SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THE ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE WAS A TIMELY RESPONSE TO THE CHANGES THAT WERE TAKING PLACE IN THE BANKING AND FINANCIAL SCENE.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OUTLINED THE FOLLOWING OBSERVATIONS ON THE RECENT CHANGES:

X FIRST, JAPANESE BANKS WERE NOW AN EMERGING FORCE HERE, AND INTERNATIONALLY. JAPANESE BANKS NOW FORMED THE LARGEST FOREIGN BANK GROUP IN HONG KONG, WHICH ALSO SERVED AS A BASE FOR MANY OF THEIR REGIONAL ACTIVITIES-

X SECOND, WITH A STRONG DEPOSIT BASE, AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN CHINA-RELATED BUSINESS, THE BANK OF CHINA GROUP NOW HAD A MUCH MORE ACTIVE BUSINESS STRATEGY AND WAS RECOGNISED AS A MAJOR FORCE BY OTHER BANKS.

X THIRD, BANKING IN HONG KONG CONTINUED TO BE INTENSELY COMPETITIVE. SOME 75 PER CENT OF THE TOP 100 BANKS IN THE WORLD WERE ALREADY IN HONG KONG. AND ALTHOUGH WE ALREADY HAD 151 LICENSED BANKS, THERE SEEMED TO BE NO LACK OF INTEREST SHOWN ON THE PART OF POTENTIAL NEWCOMERS.

X LASTLY, AND ON A BROADER NOTE, NEW MARKET PRACTICES WERE EVOLVING RAPIDLY IN HONG KONG, FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL TRENDS. BANK LOANS WERE NOW NOT THE ONLY MEANS OF BORROWING; MANY LARGE CORPORATIONS RAISED FUNDS DIRECTLY FROM NON-BANK INSTITUTIONAL AND PRIVATE INVESTORS. CORPORATE CUSTOMERS MAINTAINED RELATIONSHIPS WITH A NUMBER OF SEPARATE BANKS. BANKS HAD THUS LOST MANY OF THEIR TRADITIONAL ADVANTAGES, BOTH IN TERMS OF THEIR ACCESS TO PROFITABLE BUSINESS AND IN THEIR ABILITY TO ASSESS CREDIT RISK, WHICH THEY ENJOYED WHEN THEY WERE THE SOLE SOURCE OF SHORT-TERM FINANCE FOR THEIR OWN EXCLUSIVE CUSTOMERS. MANY BANKS HAD RESPONDED BY DIVERSIFYING THEIR OWN BUSINESSES AND THUS THE NATURE OF THE RISKS THEY ASSUMED. THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS HAD BLURRED.

/MR JACOBS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1986

MR JACOBS NOTED THAT GOVERNMENT’S POLICY TOWARDS THESE CHANGES REMAINED ONE OF BENEVOLENT NON-INTERVENTION, THAT IS OF INTERVENING AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE IN THE NATURAL EVOLUTION OF THE MARKETPLACE, AND THEN ONLY IN THE INTERESTS OF THE OVERALL FABRIC OF THE SYSTEM OR TO PROTECT NON-PROFESS IONAL PARTICIPANTS FROM EXPLOITATION.

+WE DO, NEVERTHELESS, HAVE AN INTEREST IN SEEING THAT CHANGES OCCUR BY EVOLUTION AND NOT REVOLUTION,* HE SAID.

+WE SHALL, OF COURSE, TAKE ACCOUNT OF DEVELOPMENTS NOT ONLY LOCALLY BUT IN OVERSEAS MARKETS. WE WILL ALSO CONSIDER, IF NECESSARY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WHETHER AND WHAT LEGISLATIVE AND FISCAL CHANGES MAY BE NECESSARY TO ENABLE HONG KONG TO CONTINUE TO PROSPER AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE.*

MR JACOBS SAID THE NEW BANKING LEGISLATION, WHICH CAME INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 1 THIS YEAR, PROVIDED A MORE EFFECTIVE FRAMEWORK FOR PRUDENTIAL SUPERVISION OF BANKS AND DTC’S? ONE THAT TOOK ACCOUNT OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUAL INSTITUTIONS AND WAS RESPONSIVE ENOUGH TO NEW MARKET DEVELOPMENTS.

+THE LEGISLATION ALSO SPELLS OUT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER, AND REFLECTS A NEW APPROACH TO PRUDENTIAL SUPERVISION - ONE THAT IS MORE FLEXIBLE AND RELIES MORE ON THE COMMISSIONER’S DISCRETION AND QUALITATIVE JUDGMENT THAN PREVIOUSLY,* HE ADDED.

+IT STRENGTHENS HIS ABILITY TO DETECT PROBLEMS AND TAKE REMEDIAL ACTION EARLY.*

MR JACOBS THEN HIGHLIGHTED THE NEW CAPITAL ADEQUACY REQUIREMENT IN THE ORDINANCE - THE ONLY PART THAT HAD NOT YET COME INTO EFFECT.

+THE IDEA IS THAT AN AUTHORISED INSTITUTION’S CAPITAL, WHICH IS A BUFFER AGAINST LOSSES, MUST BEAR A MINIMUM RELATIONSHIP TO THE TOTALITY OF THE RISKS THE INSTITUTION IS UNDERTAKING* HE SAID.

+GENERALLY, THEREFORE, THE BIGGER OR RISKIER AN AUTHORISED INSTITUTION’S BUSINESS, AS MEASURED BY ITS RISK ASSETS, THE HIGHER SHOULD BE ITS CAPITAL LEVEL.*

MR JACOBS EMPHASISED THAT RISK ASSETS INCLUDED CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND OTHER OFF-BALANCE SHEET ITEMS.

HE SAID THE CAPITAL ADEQUACY RATIO WOULD BE EFFECTIVE IN ABOUT TWO YEARS TO GIVE TIME FOR INSTITUTIONS TO ADJUST.

+INSTITUTIONS HAVE STARTED TO REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER THEIR CAPITAL ADEQUACY RATIO ACCORDING TO THE ORDINANCE SINCE SEPTEMBER 1,+ HE SAID.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1986

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ON THE QUESTION OF CONTINUAL RESTRICTIONS IN THE TYPES OF DEPOSITS THAT COULD BE TAKEN BY DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, GIVEN THAT THEY WERE SUBJECT TO THE SAME SUPERVISION AS BANKS, MR JACOBS SAID THE ANSWER BEING THAT THE CAPITAL AND ASSETS REQUIREMENTS THAT EXISTED BETWEEN BANKS AND DTC’S WERE DIFFERENT? THE PRESENT MARKET POSITIONS HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS ACCORDING TO THE PREVAILING RULES OF THE GAMES’ AND NOT ALL CHANGES COULD BE INTRODUCED AT ONCE, AND IT SEEMED SENSIBLE TO HAVE THE NEW ORDINANCE FIRMLY IN PLACE SO THAT THE INDUSTRY MIGHT HAVE TIME TO ADJUST BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT EVEN ATTEMPTED TO ALTER THE RULES ONCE MORE.

MR JACOBS THEN MENTIONED AN IMPORTANT ADDITION TO THE LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK.

+UNDER THE ORDINANCE, THE COMMISSIONER WILL PREPARE A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL EVERY YEAR ON THE WORKING OF THE ORDINANCE AND THE ACTIVITIES OF HIS OFFICE, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS,* HE SAID.

+THE FIRST OF THESE REPORTS COVERING THE YEAR 1986 SHOULD BE AVAILABLE NEXT SPRING,* HE ADDED.

REGARDING CRITICISM OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR USING THE EXCHANGE FUND TO ASSIST BANKS WHICH HAD GOT THEMSELVES INTO DIFFICULTIES, MR JACOBS SAID THE PLAIN FACT OF THE MATTER WAS THAT NO RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT COULD TURN ITS BACK ENTIRELY ON PROBLEMS IN THE BANKING SECTOR.

+WHAT WE MUST DO IS TO ENSURE THAT WHATEVER STEPS ARE TAKEN THERE IS ORDERLINESS AND STABILITY IN THE MARKETPLACE.

MR JACOBS SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD ACHIEVED THAT AND THE NEW FRAMEWORK OF THE BANKING LEGISLATION WOULD FURTHER ASSIST IT IN THIS REGARD.

+1 BELIEVE WE HAVE EMERGED FROM OUR TEMPORARY DIFFICULTIES WITH THE CONFIDENCE IN OUR BANKING SYSTEM INTACT,* HE SAID.

+N0 BANK DEPOSITORS HAVE LOST THEIR MONEY. GOVERNMENT’S INTERVENTION WITH MEASURES RANGING FROM DIRECT ACQUISITION TO BEING MERELY A CATALYST HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE. THERE HAVE BEEN WELCOMED INJECTIONS OF CAPITAL AND MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE IN SOME OF THE SMALLER BANKS.*

MR JACOBS SAID THAT THE TWO GOVERNMENT-OWNED BANKS, HANG LUNG AND OVERSEAS TRUST BANK, AND HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK IN WHICH GOVERNMENT HAD A MAJORITY INTEREST, WERE RECOVERING STEADILY? TWO OUT OF THE THREE HAD RETURNED TO PROFITABILITY AND THEY WOULD ALL BE SOLD BACK TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR AT THE RIGHT TIME.

/HE ADDED

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1986

HE ADDED THAT THE DTC SECTOR HAD BEEN CONSOLIDATING OVER THE PAST YEAR OR SO, WITH A NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS REVOKED, MANY AT THE REQUEST OF THE INSTITUTIONS CONCERNED.

IN CONCLUSION, MR JACOBS SAID THAT THE BANKING AND OTHER FINANCIAL SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY WERE BETTER AND MORE SOPHISTICATED THAN TEN OR EVEN FIVE YEARS AGO.

HE SAID GOVERNMENT’S POLICY TO KEEP THE MARKET AND THE ECONOMY OPEN; TO PROVIDE A STABLE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, AND TO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION TO STABILISE IT WHEN UNUSUAL EVENTS SO DEMAND HAD SERVED HONG KONG WELL IN THE PAST.

+l HAVE NO DOUBT THAT IT WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO IN FUTURE, AND THAT HONG KONG’S ROLE AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW,+ HE SAID.

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AUGUST ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT *****

THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) IN THE 200 LARGEST FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AS A WHOLE REMAINED STABLE IN AUGUST 1986 COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF ORDERS WAS REPORTED BY THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY. HOWEVER, SEVERAL OTHER INDUSTRIES SURVEYED RECORDED DECLINES IN THEIR ORDERS POSITIONS.

COMPARING AUGUST WITH JULY, THERE WAS A GENERAL DECREASE IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, PARTICULARLY IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES, AS SUMMER WORKERS BEGAN TO LEAVE THE FACTORIES. EXCEPTIONS WERE THE TEXTILES AND FOOD AND DRINKS INDUSTRIES WHICH REPORTED NO CHANGE IN EMPLOYMENT.

OVER THIS PERIOD, INCREASES IN BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS WERE REPORTED BY MOST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES SURVEYED. ONLY THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY RECORDED A DECLINE IN PER CAPITA EARNINGS SUBSEQUENT TO THE PAYMENT OF BONUSES IN THE PRECEDING MONTH.

IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND THE SERVICES SECTORS, THE LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT REMAINED STABLE IN AUGUST COMPARED WITH JULY. PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS ALSO REMAINED STABLE IN OVERALL TERMS FOR THESE TWO SECTORS. HOWEVER, THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES RECORDED A DECLINE IN PAYROLL AND IN PER CAPITA EARNINGS, AFTER A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE PRECEDING MONTH DUE TO THE PAYMENT OF BONUSES IN THAT MONTH.

/THE PERCENTAGE........

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1986

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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 AUGUST 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 ON 3-7212854.

A. ORDERS-ON-HAND IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRY (% CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH) ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) FOR AUGUST 1986

JUNE 1986 JULY 1986 AUG. 1986

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR • -1 1 -1 4.88

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL * 1 5 2.54

PLASTIC PRODUCTS -8 -9 -3 3.19

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 4 3 -1 3.96

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS -2 -1 -1 5.12

OTHERS 1 * 4.43

ALL ABOVE INDUSTRIES -1 -1 * 4.38

/B. EMPLOYMENT AND.........

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1986

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B. EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS

INDUSTRY/ SERVICES PERSONS ENGAGED BY THE COMPANIES SURVEYED PER CAPITA EARNINGS PER CAPITA EARNINGS FOR AUG. 1986 HKS

JUNE 1986 CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH)

JULY 1986 AUG. 1986 JUNE 1986 JULY 1986 AUG. 1986

MANUFACTURING 3 2 -2 -3 2 2 3 298

FOOD AND DRINKS 3 * 1 3 1 4 111

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR * 1 -1 -1 2 2 2 856

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL 1 2 * -2 2 2 3 488

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 7 10 -3 -5 8 -3 2 916

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 4 3 -6 -4 2 7 2 993

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 6 2 -3 -4 2 4 3 098

OTHERS 2 1 K -4 -1 4 327

CONSTRUCT IONXX -1 1 * -2 3 * 4 821

SERVICES X * X 2 5 X 6 070

BANKS X 1 3 -3 1 5 378

HOTELS * * * * X 3 903

/PUBLIC UTILITIES .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1986

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PUBLIC UTILITIES XXX X 13 “6

OTHERS XIX 4 X 8 8 049

X CHANGES WITHIN +/- 0.5%

XX PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTPACTORS NOT INCLUDE.';

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OWNERS URGED TO REMOVE ILLEGAL STRUCTURE

X X X X X

THE EASTERN DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM IS WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE BUILDING AND LANDS DEPARTMENT ' THE PROBLEM OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON MULTI-STOREY BUILDUP N DISTRICT.

HOUSING MANAGER OF THE TEAM, MR LIN KA-TIN, SAID TODAV • >HDA¥) THAT THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE HAD ISSUED DEMOLITION ORDERS TO FOUR SUCH BUILDINGS SELECTED BY THE TEAM FOR PRIORITY AC'ION.

AT THE GOLDMINE BUILDING IN CHAI WAN, OWNERS OF THE TOP F SUCCESSFULLY REMOVED ONE-THIRD OF THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES >r -THE BUILDING, WHICH WAS ONCE INFESTED WITH ILLEGALS ON BOTH ROOFTOP AND PODIUM FLOOR, WAS ONE OF THE BUILDINGS SELECTED ACTION.

MR LIN PRAISED OWNERS OF THE TOP FLOOR FOR THEIR CO-OPERATIONS AND HE FURTHER URGED OWNERS OF THE PODIUM FLOOR OF THE BUILDING tJ FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE SET BY REMOVING THE EXISTING 'LLEGAL STRUCTURES.

+AT A MEETING WITH THE OWNERS OF ANOTHER PROBLEM BUILDING, THE RITZ GARDEN APARTMENT IN tfUARRY BAY, THE OWNERS STRONGLY SUPPORTED ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS TO DEMOLISH THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THEIR BUILDINGS. THEY ALSO PLAN TO REPAINT THE EXTERNAL WALL OF THE BUILDING AFTER DEMOLITION,+ MR LIN SAID.

SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PROGRAMME AGAINST ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT LAST MONTH, THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAD RECEIVED A LOT OF ENQUIIY LETTERS FROM THE PUBLIC CONCERNING THE PROGRAMME AND WHETHER THEIR PREMISES WERE AFFECTED.

MR LIN REITERATED THAT IN ORDER TO AVOID STRUCTURAL AND IRE HAZARD, OWNERS OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS SHOULD NOT ERECT ILLEGAL STRUCTURES OR EXTENSIONS ON THEIR PREMISES- AND THE PUBLIC SHOULD NOT TAKE THE RISK OF BUYING OR RENTING SUCH ILLEGAL STRUCTURES.

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ROLE OF DISTRICT BOARD TO BE EXAMINED * K X O

THE ROLE OF DISTRICT BOARDS AND ITS RELATIONS WITH LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WILL BE EXAMINED DURING A MEETING OF THE CENTRA1 AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 23).

SOME MEMBERS OF THE BOARD HAD PREPARED A PAPER WHfCL : j; 3

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF DISTRICT BOARDS. THEIR URBAN U ROLE AND THEIR RELATIONS WITH DISTRICT OFFICES AS WELL "THt LOCAL ORGANISATIONS. THE REPORT WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCO S THE FULL BOARD MEETING THAT DAY.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS SEVERAL CONSULTATIVE DOC ' INCLUDING ONE ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AND TWO REPORTS <»■’' f HOUSING SUBSIDY POLICIES.

TO FACILITATE DISCUSSION ON THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES REPORT THE BOARD’S PUBLIC OPINION AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT COMMIT : RECENTLY CONDUCTED A SURVEY TO COLLECT RESIDENTS’ VIEWS Or 1 SUBJECT AND ITS FINDINGS WILL BE DISCLOSED AT THE MEETING.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON A FEASIBILITY STUDY '•?' THE REMOVAL OF THE KENNEDY TOWN ABATTOIR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DI STR I C■ BOARD MEETING AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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PREFERENTIAL MEDICAL SCHEME FOR YUEN LONG

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ELDERLY OR HANDICAPPED RESIDENTS OF YUEN LONG WILL BE ABLE TO CUT DOWN EXPENSES ON DENTAL AND GENERAL MEDICAL TREATMENT BY JOINING THE PREFERENTIAL MEDICAL SCHEME, TO BE LAUNCHE'' ^Y THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD NEXT MONTH.

INITIATED BY THE BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, THE SCHEME IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE SOCIAL CENTRES OF CARITAS AND THE FINNISH MISSIONARY SOCIETY IN YUEN LONG.

/ANNOUNCING DETAILS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 19&6

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ANNOUNCING DETAILS TODAY (MONDAY), CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMI TEE, MR TANG YUN-LIM, SAID THE AIM OF T”E SCHEME WAS TO ENABLE ELDERLY OR HANDICAPPED RESIDENTS TO DIRECTLi BENEFIT FROM REDUCED CONSULTATION FEES FOR VISITING DENTISTS AND DOCTORS IN THE DISTRICT.

ALL RESIDENTS AGED 60 AND ABOVE OR RECEIVING DISABILIT ALLOWANCE ADMINISTERED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SCHEME.

MR TANG NOTED THAT OVER THE PAST MONTHS, ORGANISERS HAD Ei. \ SUCCESSFUL IN SOLICITING THE MAJORITY OF REGISTERED DENTISTS A'Jm DOCTORS IN THE DISTRICT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHEME.

INITIALLY, THE SCHEME WOULD COVER ONLY GENERAL DE*:'AL > MEDICAL TREATMENT BUT WOULD BE SUBJECTED TO A REVIEW AFTER SIX MONTHS OF IMPLEMENTATION WHEN CONSIDERATION WOULD BE GIVEN FO FURTHER EXPAND ITS SCOPE TO INCLUDE MORE SERVICES SUCH AS SPECIALIST TREAMENT AND PHYSICAL CHECK-UP, HE SAID.

MR TANG SAID HE ANTICIPATED THAT THE SCHEME WOULD ATTRACT SOME 10 000 RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS MEMBERS.

+APART FROM PROVIDING ADDITIONAL SERVICE TO YUEN LONG Rta DEi’T., WE ALSO HOPE THAT THE SCHEME COULD HELP GENERATE A SENSE OF CARE FOR THE NEEDY MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY,* HE ADDED.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SCHEME CAN BE MADE TO THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON 0-753831? THE YOUTH AND COMMUNIT ' OFFICE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT ON 0-776107’ THE CAR I I AS SOCIAL CENTRE ON 0-797383 AND THE YOUTH SERVICES CENTRE OF TIE FINNISH MISSIONARY SOCIETY ON 0-764823.

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COURSES ON CHEMICALS, ACCIDENT PREVENTION

*****

THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE (ISTC) OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM EMPLOYEES TO ATTEND ITS TRAINING COURSES ON CHEMICAL HAZARDS AND BASIC INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION.

NINE SUCH COURSES, LASTING BETWEEN ONE AND THREE DAYS, HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.

THEY ARE SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO UPDATE AND BROADEN THE KNOWLEDGE OF EMPLOYEES WHO ARE REQUIRED TO HANDLE CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES.

/THE COURSES .......

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1986

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THE COURSES COVER A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS INCLUDING FIRE HAZARDS AND HEALTH EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES, CHEMICAL HAZARDS, FIRE PREVENTION, AIR SAMPLING AND EVALUATION, AND CONTROL OF WORK ENVIRONMENT.

SO FAR THIS YEAR, THE ISTC HAD ORGANISED 54 SIMILAR C0<< ? WITH A TOTAL PARTICIPANTS OF ABOUT 2 000.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN CALLED ON EMPLOYERS TO RELEASE "i * WORKERS TO ATTEND THESE COURSES WHICH ARE FREE.

+IF THE RESPONSE IS ENCOURAGING, WE WILL BE HORE THAN HAPPY TO ORGANISE ADDITIONAL COURSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF BOTH EMPLOY'-AND EMPLOYEES,+ HE SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE ISTC ON Th 13TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, CENTRAL.

ENQUIRIES CAN ALSO BE MADE ON 5-8523563.

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FUND-RAISING PLANS FOR BURNS VICTIMS

MEMBERS AND TSI NG Yl (TUESDAY) TO

OF A FUND-RAISING GROUP SET UP UNDER THE KWAI CHUAiF DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET THE MEDIA AT 11 AM TOfY^ROW place in a rURANF"SYPM5E^?nHS 0F *" '"C,DEHT «H,CH ™

THE BRIEFING WILL BE HELD IN TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR. 166-174 HING FONG ROAD.

THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWAI KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICE,

ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE ACTING KWAI MR PETER LEUNG.

TSING DISTRICT OFFICER,

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE BRIEFING AT 11 AM TOMORROW NJHE CONFFRFNCF R00M 0F THE KWAI TSING DI STRICT OFFICE, •£TH FL00R» KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICE (NEXT TO THE KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

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DB TO CONSIDER GRIEVANCES DOCUMENT

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WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER WILL DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.

THEY WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE HOPEWELL DEVELOPMENT AT QUEEN’S ROAD EAST.

DURING THE MEETING, QUESTIONS WILL BE RAISED REGARDING THE SUPPLY OF LISTS OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS CORPORATIONS IN THE DISTRICT, AND MATTERS CONCERNING CROWN LAND RESUMPTION AND COMPENSATION.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR OF TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD.

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DB MEMBERS TO VISIT TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX *****

SIX MEMBERS OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD WILL VISIT THE KWAI CHUNG TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX AND THE KWAI CHUNG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE VISIT, JOINTLY ARRANGED BY THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TWO ORGANISATIONS, WILL ENABLE BOARD MEMBERS TO LEARN ABOUT EDUCATION FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE DISTRICT.

THEY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED ON THE VISIT BY STAFF OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT 1.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICE (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174, HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT

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THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS WAYS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC MEASURES AT THREE ROAD JUNCTIONS WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS.

IN VIEW OF THE NUMBER OF THE ACCIDENTS, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS PROPOSED NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ARRANGEMENTS TO ENSURE SAFER AND MORE CONVENIENT TRAFFIC FLOW.

THE JUNCTIONS ARE MONG KOK ROAD-SAI YEE STREET, FA YUEN STREET -PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, AND SHANGHAI STREET-BUTE STREET.

THE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER A SCHEME TO SHORTEN THE OPERATING HOURS OF GOODS VEHICLE PARKING METERS IN TAI KOK TSUI.

AT PRESENT THERE ARE 118 GOODS VEHICLE PARKING METERS IN THE AREA, OPERATING FROM 8 AM TO MIDNIGHT. THE PROPOSAL IS TO SHORTEN THE PERIOD TO 8 PM.

MEMBERS’ VIEWS WILL ALSO BE SOUGHT ON A COMPLAINT ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCES INVOLVING A PIG ROASTING FACTORY IN NELSON STREET.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM AT MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD.

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MORE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR TSUEN WAN

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THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SEVEN-STOREY RECREATION AND SPORTS CENTRE BUILDING TO BE BUILT AT TSO KUNG TAM IN TSUEN WAN TO SERVE RESIDENTS.

THE BUILDING IS IN THE FIRST PHASE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 5.7-HECTARE PARK AT TSO KUNG TAM WHICH IS OFF ROUTE TWISK TO THE NORTH OF TSUEN WAN. THE OTHER PHASE WILL INCLUDE LANDSCAPING OF THE WHOLE AREA.

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FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED IN THE BUILDING WILL INCLUDE A MULTI-PURPOSE GAMES HALL, THREE SQUASH COURTS AND VARIOUS ACTIVITIES AREAS. AN OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL WILL ALSO BE BUILT.

A DORMITORY WING FOR ORGANISED RESIDENTIAL COURSES AND CAMPING FACILITIES WILL BE CONSTRUCTED.

BUILDING WILL START NEXT FEBRUARY AND BE COMPLETED BY JULY, 1988.

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TENDERERS' INVITED TO PRE-QUALIFY

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THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING CONTRACTORS TO APPLY FOR INCLUSION TO A LIST OF PRE-QUALIFIED TENDERERS FOR CONSTRUCTING THE ROAD CONNECTIONS AT THE TSUEN WAN END OF ROUTE 5, THE SHA TIN-TSUEN WAN HIGHWAY.

THE WORK COMPRISES CONSTRUCTING ROADS, DRAINAGE, RETAINING WALLS, SLOPE PROTECTION, A VEHICULAR UNDERPASS AND BRIDGES, PEDESTRIAN SUBWAYS AND FOOTBRIDGES. IT WILL RESULT IN EXTENSIVE ROAD AND TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS.

APPLICATIONS FOR PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS CAN BE MADE TO SCOTT WILSON KIRKPATRICK AND PARTNERS, CONSULTING ENGINEERS AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS, 1720, OCEAN CENTRE, CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON.

COMPLETED DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 14.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN APRIL NEXT YEAR AND BE COMPLETED IN LATE 1989.

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REMINDER ON STATUTORY HOLIDAY

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THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 22) IS AN ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY APPOINTED THIS YEAR TO MARK THE QUEEN’S VISIT TO HONG KONG.

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 LIVING ALLOWANCES.

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♦WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURING EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD, WHICH COULD BE BETWEEN 28 DAYS TO 31 DAYS PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY,* 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.+

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RESIDENTS TO ATTEND KOWLOON CITY DB MEETING

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ABOUT 300 RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS WILL ATTEND THE 11TH MEETING OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD AT THE MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 23) AS PART OF THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.

THEY INCLUDE 50 CIVIC AMBASSADORS CHOSEN FROM A RECENT CIVIC AMBASSADOR SCHEME, MEMBERS OF THE EIGHT AREA COMMITTEES, OWNERS INCORPORATIONS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS AND STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

IN THE MEETING, BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AND TWO REPORTS ON PUBLIC HOUSING RENT SUBSIDY POLICIES.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE A DISCUSSION ON THE NEED FOR MASS TRANSIT SERVICE IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN AREAS, REQUEST FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO NUISANCE CAUSED BY FLYOVERS AND A REQUEST FOR PROPER CONTROL ON OIL PRICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 2.15 PM ON THURSDAY IN THE COMMUNITY HALL OF THE MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE, 89 CHUNG HAU STREET, HO MAN TIN. THERE WILL BE NO SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE DURING THE MEETING.

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BANKING TRAINING COURSE OFFERED

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BAN I NG EMPLOYEES INVOLVED IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEALINGS ARE INVITED TO ENROL FOR AN INTENSIVE COURSE ORGANISED BY PRICE WATERHOUSE ASSOCIATES AT THE REQUEST OF THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

DESIGNED FOR TRAINEE DEALERS IN THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE, TREASURY OR FUNDING DEPARTMENT, THE TWO-DAY COURSE WILL PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW COMMERCIAL BANKS ANT FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS CONTROL AND ACCOUNT FOR SUCH TRANSACTIONS,

THE COURSE WILL START WITH BASIC CONCEPTS AND BUILDS TOWARD MORE COMPLEX IDEAS IN A LOGICAL MANNER WHICH WOULD ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO FOLLOW. EACH SESSION IS A MIXTURE Of LECTURE DISCUSSION AND CASE STUDIES WHILE VIDEO AND SLIDES ARE USE,'< AS TEACHING AIDS.

THE FULL-DAY COURSE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON NOVEMBER 25 AND 26 AND COURSE FEE IS $1 600 WITH CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 25. QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REIMBURSED HALF THE FEE BY THE COUNCIL AT THE END OF THE COURSE. •

DEADLINE FOR ENROLMENT IS OCTOBER 31. FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD, ON 5-8932341 EXT. 255 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

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REQUEST BY HANDICAPPED BEING CONSIDERED *****

CONSIDERATION WOULD BE GIVEN TO THE QUESTION OF ALLOWING HANDICAPPED PEOPLE TO BOARD AND ALIGHT FROM PUBLIC TRANSPORT VEHICLES IN RESTRICTED AREAS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

HE WAS COMMENTING ON PRESS REPORTS THAT A GROUP OF PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PEOPLE WOULD USE THE QUEEN’S VISIT TO HIGHLIGHT THEIR CAMPAIGN FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

THE SPOKESMAN EMPHASISED THAT THE PROPOSAL WAS NOT A NEW ONE, AS IT HAD BEEN CONSIDERED IN 1983, BUT REJECTED ON THE GROUNDS OF SAFETY AND IMPRACTICABILITY.

THE ISSUE WOULD ALSO BE RAISED AT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE ACCESS AND TRANSPORT SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE REHABILITATION DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, HE ADDED.

HE NOTED THAT THE COMMITTEE WAS ALREADY CONSIDERING SEVERAL OTHER OPTIONS FOR IMPROVING TRANSPORT FOR THE HANDICAPPED, INCLUDING A MAXI-TAXI SCHEME, A PILOT TAXI-VOUCHER SCHEME AND EXTENSION OF REHABUS.

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TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENTS IN SAI KUNG TOWN

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A NEW TERMINUS FOR FRANCHISED BUSES, GREEN MINIBUS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL COME INTO OPERATION IN SAI KUNG TOWN TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE TERMINUS IS DESIGNED TO COPE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAI KUNG TOWN AND THE INCREASE IN RECREATIONAL VISITORS TO SAI KUNG DISTRICT.

KMB ROUTES 92, 94 AND 995 AND GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 1, 2 AND 9 WILL TERMINATE AT THE TERMINUS.

THE TERMINUS IS PART OF A CONTINUING PROGRAMME OF IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN SAI KUNG. THESE INCLUDE IMPROVEMENTS TO PO TUNG ROAD AND MAN NIN STREET, CONSTRUCTION OF A PARKING PLACE FOR BUSES, AND PROVISION OF LAY-BYS IN CHAN MAN STREET.

FROM TOMORROW, AN ADDITIONAL TAXI STAND ADJACENT TO THE WATERFRONT WILL ALSO COME INTO OPERATION.

A MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK IN CHAN MAN STREET WILL SOON BE OPENED TO ALLEVIATE THE SHORTAGE OF PARKING SPACES IN THE AREA.

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PLB RESTRICTED ZONES IN SAI KUNG

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CHAN MAN STREET IN SAI KUNG WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR ?TiircnAv?L,C L,GHT BUS PROHIBITED ZONE FROM 10 AM TOMORROW V TUESDAY}.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SECTION OF FUK MAN ROAD LEADING TO THE BUS AND GREEN MINIBUS TERMINI, AND THE TAXI STAND IN SAI KUNG TOWN WILL BE MADE A PLB RESTRICTED ZONE.

EX,STING PLB PROHIBITED ZONE ON PO TUNG ROAD WILL RF AMENDED TO START AT A POINT NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH FUK MAN ROAD.

THE EXISTING PLB PROHIBITED ZONE ON MAN NIN STREET WILL TUNC ROAnMENDED T0 START AT A P0INT NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH PO I Ulw KUADa

NO PLB WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE RESTRICTED AREA.

WITH EFFECT FROM THE SAME TIME, THE SAI KUNG TOWN RRFFN ZONEBUS TERM,NUS W,LL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED

NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE RESTRICTED AREA.

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RIGHT-TURN BAN IN NORTH POINT

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FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBEF 23). NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM NORTHBOUND MOUNT PARKER ROAD ON TO KING'S ROAD IN NORTH POINT FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS. TRAM TRACK RENEWAL WORK WILL BE IN PROGRESS.

VEHICLES ON MOUNT PARKER ROAD HEADING FOR SAI WAN KO AND AREAS FARTHER EAST SHOULD USE WESTBOUND KING’S ROAD, TONG CHONG STREET, HOI KWONG STREET, FINNIE STREET AND EASTBOUND KING’S ROAD.

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NO LEFT TURNING IN TAI KOK TSUI * * * * *

NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT FROM POK MAN STREET EASTBOUND TO TAI KOK TSUI ROAD NORTHBOUND FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN THE AREA.

MOTORISTS ON POK MAN STREET EASTBOUND HEADING FOR TAI KOK TSUI ROAD NORTHBOUND SHOULD USE TAI KOK TSUI ROAD SOUTHBOUND AND CHERRY STREET.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE *****

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 67.3 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 394.727 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 457.389 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 78.0 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN * * * *

THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN, MR MICHAEL SHEA, WILL GIVE A PRESS BRIEFING ON THE ROYAL VISIT AT 5.30 PM TOMORROW (OCTOBER 21) AT THE OLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MAIN WING, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE BRIEFING.

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ATTENTION NEWS EDITORS:

REMINDER:

A TEAM OF JAPANESE TECHNICIANS WILL ASSEMBLE THE FIREWORKS IN THE STORAGE AREA AT GREEN ISLAND TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN PREPARATION FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON WEDNESDAY EVENING.

A LAUNCH WILL LEAVE BLAKE PIER IN CENTRAL AT 9.15 AM TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO GREEN ISLAND.

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ROYAL VISIT PRESS CENTRE IN OPERATION

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A ROYAL VISIT PRESS CENTRE HAS BEEN SET UP AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, QUEEN’S ROAD, CENTRAL.

THE PRESS CENTRE, WITH TYPEWRITERS, TELEX AND FACSIMILE FACILITIES, AND IDD CARDPHONES, WILL STAY OPEN ROUND-THE-CLOCK THROUGHOUT THE ROYAL VISIT.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT TO GIVE ASSISTANCE, AND GENERAL REFERENCE MATERIALS ON HONG KONG, TOGETHER WITH PRESS RELEASES AND PICTURES OF THE ROYAL VISIT WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTRE.

ONE BLACK AND WHITE MANUAL FILM LABORATORY HAS ALSO BE SET UP NFXT TO THE PRESS CENTRE FOR USE BY VISITING PHOTOGRAPHERS. THE LAB WILL HAVE TWO 135 MM PHOTO ENLARGERS.

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ATTENTION NEWS EDITORS:

REMINDER:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE ROYAL VISIT TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

EVENT

DEPARTURE TIME

ASSEMBLY POINT

(NOTE! ALL TRANSPORT WILL DEPART FROM THE CENTRAL (CGO) CARPARK, LOWER ALBERT ROAD) GOVERNMENT OFFICES

1. ARRIVAL OF HMY BRITANNIA (1) PRESS BOATS (II) HELICOPTER POOL 7 AM 7.15 AM

2. LANDING AT QUEEN’S PIER 8.30 AM

3. WELCOMING CEREMONY AT CITY HALL 8.30 AM

4. VISIT TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING (NO TRANSPORT BE PROVIDED) WILL BEFORE 10 AM AT THE JACKSON ROAD ENTRANCE TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING.

5. VISIT TO HONG KONG BANK BUILDING (NO TRANSPORT BE PROVIDED) WILL BEFORE AT THE STREET TO THE 10.30 AM BANK ENTRANCE BANK.

6. GOVERNMENT HOUSE LUNCHEON

11.15 AM

(INSTEAD OF NOON AS STATED IN THE DETAILED MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS DISTRIBUTED EARLIER)

7. VISIT TO HONG KONG 1.15 PM

POLYTECHNIC

8. CONVENTION CENTRE 2.15 PM

FOUNDATION STONE-LAYING CEREMONY

9. COLISEUM SPECTACULAR

(I) TSIM SHA TSUI EAST 7 PM LANDING SITE

(II) COLISEUM 6.30 PM

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TSUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DB OPENS BANK ACCOUNT FOR DONATIONS .............................. 1

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS FUND /xLLOCi.TION ....................

CAREERS DAY OPENS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS.......................... 2

HONG KONG ISLAND TRAFFIC CHANGES ................................. 2

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

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DB OPENS BANK ACCOUNT FOR DONATIONS *****

A BANK ACCOUNT HAS BEEN OPENED BY A FUND-RAISING GROUP SET UP UNDER THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD TO SEEK DONATIONS FOR THOSE HURT IN THE FUR FACTORY FIRE ON OCTOBER 8 AND FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE WORKERS WHO HAVE SINCE DIED.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY MAKE CASH DONATIONS THROUGH HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION ACCOUNT 464-026418-001.

OTHER DONATIONS IN THE FORM OF CHEQUES, DRAFTS OR CASHIER ORDERS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE FUND RAISING GROUP FOR THE KWAI CHUNG FUR FACTORY FIRE VICTIMS, AND CROSSED.

THE SEVEN-MEMBER FUND-RAISING GROUP, WITH THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICER AS ITS ADVISER, WAS SET UP UNDER THE BOARD TO CO-ORDINATE MATTERS RELATING TO THE CASE.

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DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS FUND ALLOCATION *****

THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 23) TO DISCUSS FUND ALLOCATIONS FOR VARIOUS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE.

THE PROJECTS INCLUDE A WIDE RANGE OF SPORTS ACTIVITIES AND THE PUBLICATION OF A PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL DIRECTORY.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A GOODWILL VISIT TO AN ELDERLY CENTRE IN THE DISTRICT.

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WILL BE PRESENT TO BRIEF MEMBERS ON FAMILY SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

CAREERS DAY OPENS FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS

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A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO PROVIDE CAREERS GUIDANCE FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS WILL BE ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT OVER THE COMING MONTHS.

THE FIRST CAREERS DAY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY (OCTOBER 24) AT THE KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX. ACTIVITIES PLANNED INCLUDE AN OPENING CEREMONY, SPECIALIST TALKS, EXHIBITION AND VISITS TO VARIOUS TRAINING CENTRES.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN, AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DARWIN CHEN.

ABOUT 2 000 FORM 3 AND FORM 5 STUDENTS FROM SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN WONG TAI SIN, KWUN TONG AND KOWLOON CITY ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FULL-DAY EVENT. THERE WILL BE THREE SPECIALIST TALKS ON COMPUTERS AND BANKING, HOTELS, AND CAREERS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE.

A MINI EXHIBITION ON TOPICS SUCH AS SELF-EXPLORATION, WORLD OF WORK, LOOKING FOR A JOB AND FURTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE STAGED, AND STUDENTS WILL ALSO HAVE THE CHANCE TO VISIT FIVE TRAINING CENTRES OPERATED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CAREERS DAY TO BE HELD AT THE KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX, 46 TAI YIP STREET, KOWLOON BAY, AT 9.30 AM ON FRIDAY.

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HONG KONG ISLAND TRAFFIC CHANGES

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THE DOWN-RAMP LINKING THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF ABERDEEN TUNNEL EXIT ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5.30 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 23) AND FRIDAY TO FACILITATE TUNNEL EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE WORKS.

DURING THE ROAD CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON NORTHBOUND ABERDEEN TUNNEL EXIT ROAD HEADING FOR WAN CHAI CAN USE THE DOWN-RAMP LEADING TO GLOUCESTER ROAD.

MEANWHILE, FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY, THE EXISTING 24-HOUR PROHIBITED ZONE RESTRICTION ON THE LAYBY AT THE CARPARK EAST OF ISLAND ROAD OFF DEEP WATER BAY BEACH, WHICH IS ABOUT 340 METRES SOUTH OF DEEP WATER BAY ROAD, WILL BE LIFTED.

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A VIEW FROM THE TOP FOR ROYAL VISITORS

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THE QUEEN AND THF DUKE OF EDINBURGH HAD A PANORAMIC VIEW OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON FROM THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK HEADQUARTERS THIS MORNING, AND MET A REPRESENTATIVE CROSS SECTION OF BANK STAFF - FROM THE CHAIRMAN TO CLERKS AND MESSENGERS.

FOR CROWDS THRONGING THE PLAZA ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE BANK IT WAS AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH A CLOSE UP GLIMPSE OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE AS, ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE, THEY WALKED FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBERS INTO THE BANK PLAZA AND TOOK THE ESCALATOR UP TO THE THIRD FLOOR.

HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WERE MET AT THE BANK ENTRANCE BY THE CHAIRMAN, SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG WHO PRESENTED THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MR WILLIAM PURVES. AS THE QUEEN ARRIVED THE ROYAL STANDARD WAS BROKEN FROM A SPECIALLY ERECTED FLAGPOLE ON THE 40TH FLOOR.

ON THE THIRD FLOOR THE FOLLOWING EXECUTIVES AND STAFF WERE PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE: THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, MR LI KA-SHING J THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BANKING, MR DAVID JAQUES’ THE GROUP LEGAL ADVISER AND SECRETARY, MR FRANK FRAME? GENERAL MANAGER, SERVICES, MR JOHN STRICKLAND; ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, TECHNICAL SERVICES, MR ALEX LEE J EXECUTIVE, HONGKONG BANK TRUSTEE LTD, MR A.A.M. RODRIGUES? JUNIOR EXECUTIVE, NORTH POINT BRANCH, MR ROBIN IP? CUSTOMER RELATIONS OFFICER, MS TAMMY NG? SUB-BRANCH MANAGER, KOWLOON TONG BRANCH, MS VIRGINIA TAM? UNIT TELLER, LAI YIP STREET BRANCH, MS CHRISTINE CHAN; BANK GUARD, MR AU YEUNG CHEN-LAU AND MESSENGER, MR BENNY YAU.

THE TIERS OF THE 11-LEVEL-HIGH ATRIUM WERE CROWDED WITH BANK STAFF EAGER TO GET A VIEW OF THE ROYAL VISITORS, WHILE UNIFORMED TELLERS AND OTHER STAFF ON THE THIRD FLOOR MANNED THEIR USUAL WORKING POSITIONS AS THE ROYAL PARTY MOVED THROUGH THE BANKING HALL TO THE LIFT LOBBY.

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ESCORTED BY SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG AND MR PURVES, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WENT BY LIFT TO THE 35TH LEVEL TERRACE WHERE THEY HAD EXTENSIVE VIEWS OF THE CITY AND HARBOUR AREAS. PANORAMIC PICTURES OF THE SCENE, WITH STRATEGIC LANDMARKS LABELLED, WERE PLACED ON THE TERRACE SO THAT THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE COULD IDENTIFY WHAT THEY WERE SEEING.

SIR MICHAEL PRESENTED THE QUEEN WITH A COMPLETE SET OF NEW HONG KONG BANKNOTES AS A MEMENTO OF THE OCCASION. THESE WERE THE FIRST NOTES PRINTED FOR THE BANK IN HONG KONG BY THE THOMAS DE LA RUE FACTORY IN TAI PO. THE SET INCLUDED THE NEW $500 NOTE, WHICH WILL NOT BE ISSUED IN THE TERRITORY UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

THE DUKE RECEIVED A LEATHER BOUND COPY OF THE BOOK, +NUMBER ONE, QUEEN'S ROAD+, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW BANK BUILDING.

THE ROYAL PARTY TOOK THE LIFT DOWN TO THE STILL-CROWDED PLAZA, WHERE THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE BOARDED CARS FOR THE TRIP TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

HONG KONG YOUTH STAGE SPECTACULAR FOR THE QUEEN X X X X X

ONE OF THE BIGGEST YOUTH PERFORMANCES HONG KONG HAS EVER SEEN WAS THE CLIMAX OF THE QUEEN’S FIRST DAY IN THE TERRITORY.

MORE THAN 6 000 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SCHOOLS AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS, JOINED BY FILM AND RECORDING STARS, STAGED A +YOUTH SPECTACULAR* AT THE COLISEUM THIS EVENING. THE SHOW, PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, NAS BROADCAST LIVE ON LOCAL TELEVISION AND BY SATELLITE TO BRITAIN, WHERE THE BBC WILL BROADCAST IT LATER IN THE EVENING, BRITISH TIME,

THE COLISEUM WAS PACKED WITH AN APPRECIATIVE AUDIENCE OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

AS THE QUEEN, WEARING A MULTI-COLOURED PRINT ORGANZA EVENING DRESS- AMD PRINCE PHILIP ENTERED THE HALL THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STRUCK UP A FANFARE AND WAS JOINED BY THE CHINESE YOUTH ORCHESTRA IN PLAYING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

NEARLY 300 SCHOOL CHILDREN OPENED THE SHOW WITH A CHINESE DANCE.

THEN CAME A KUNG FU PERFORMANCE BY MEMBERS OF THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL.

GYMNASTICS FOLLOWED, WITH AN ARTISTIC DISPLAY KONG AMATEUR GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION AND THE GOLDEN GYMNASTICS TEAM.

BY THE HONG EAGLE

A CHANGE TO SONG WAS INTRODUCED BY A CHORAL PERFORMANCE BY THE COMBINED YOUTH AND DISTRICT CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

THE ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS THEN TOOK CENTRE STAGE WITH ITS PUPILS SHOWING THEIR TALENTS IN A +ROYAL FIREWORKS DANCE. +

THE SHOW SHIFTED TO PIANO AND BALLET, WITH A PIANO DUET AND BALLET PERFORMANCE BY MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS AND THE CHRISTINE LIAO SCHOOL OF BALLET.

/HIGHLY POFULAK .......

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HIGHLY POPULAR WITH THE YOUNG AUDIENCE WAS A NORTHERN LION DANCE BY FILM STAR JACKIE CHAN AND HIS TEAM.

RECORDING ARTISTS LESLIE CHEUNG, JACKIE CHEUNG, KENNY BEE AND ALBERT AU JOINED THE YOUNG PERFORMERS AND THE AUDIENCE IN THE GRAND FINALE THEME SONG.

THE FINALE ALSO INCLUDED AN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S PARADE DESIGNED TO SHOW THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAMME THERE WAS A TORCH DISPLAY BY MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES.

AFTER THE PERFORMANCE, HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS ATTENDED A RECEPTION FOR ABOUT 40 PEOPLE WHO HAD TAKEN PART IN THE PERFORMANCE OR MHO REPRESENTED THE YOUTH ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED. THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI, PRESENTED MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE, THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, WHO PRODUCED THE SHOW, AND MR CHUI AND MISS CHEUNG THEN PRESENTED THE GUESTS AT THE RECEPTION.

THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP HAD TRAVELLED BY ROYAL BARGE FROM THE BRITANNIA TO THE TSIM SHA TSUI WATERFRONT AND THEN BY CAR TO THE COLISEUM. THEY RETURNED BY ROAD BY WAY OF THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 198F

QUEEN HAS A GLIMPSE OF HONG KONG’S FUTURE

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AS THE QUEEN MENTIONED IN HER SPEECH AT CITY HALL THIS MORNING, MUCH HAS CHANGED IN HONG KONG SINCE SHE LAST VISITED THE TERRITORY IN 1975. THIS AFTERNOON SHE PLAYED A PART IN THE CONTINUING PROCESS OF CHANGE WHEN SHE LAID THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE BEING BUILT IN HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ALSO SAW AN EXHIBITION OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS, RANGING FROM A CORE MEMORY SYSTEM FOR THE UNITED STATES SPACE SHUTTLE TO ROBOTIC TOYS AND TALKING DOLLS.

THE SITE OF THE EXHIBITION AND STONE-LAYING CEREMONY WAS APPROPRIATELY FUTURISTIC, HOUSED IN FOUR INFLATABLE DOMES SPECIALLY IMPORTED FOR THE OCCASION. IT IS THE FIRST TIME SUCH DOMES HAVE BEEN USED IN AN EVENT IN HONG KONG.

THE FOUNDATION STONE-LAYING CEREMONY WAS SIMILARLY HIGH-TECH, WITH THE QUEEN MERELY PUSHING A BUTTON TO LOWER THE INSCRIBED MARBLE STONE INTO POSITION AUTOMATICALLY.

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE ARRIVED AT THE HARBOUR ROAD SITE BY CAR, AFTER THEIR VISIT TO THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC. THEY WERE RECEIVED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE HON LYDIA DUNN WHO PRESENTED THE TDC’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MR SO CHAK-KWONG, AND THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE TDC: MR LAWRENCE C.H. CHU, PRESIDENT, CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION? MR HENRY Y.T. FOK, CHAIRMAN, CHINESE GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; MR WILLIAM FUNG, MANAGING DIRECTOR, LI AND FUNG (TRADING) LTD ; MR HARI N. HARILELA, CHAIRMAN, HARILELA’S GROUP OF COMPANIES; MR JOHN MACKENZIE, CHIEF MANAGER, HONG KONG STANDARD CHARTERED BANK; MR H.M.P. MILES, CHAIRMAN, HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION; MR JACK TANG, CHAIRMAN, SOUTH SEA TEXTILES MFG CO. LTD.; MR DENNIS H.S. TING, CHAIRMAN, FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES; AND MR PHILIP Y. WONG, VICE-CHAIRMAN, CHINESE GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; MR IRA KAYE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, LARK INTERNATIONAL LTD; AND MR HERBERT LIANG, PRESIDENT, WIDER ENTERPRISES LTD.

/THS quesn .......

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THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP THEN TOURED THE EXHIBITION, ENTITLED +SHOWCASE HONG KONG+ AND MISS DUNN PRESENTED THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE: MR NORMAN THOMPSON, CONSULTANT; MR GEORGE BLANEY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE; DR Y.T. CHENG, CHAIRMAN, NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, MR HENRY CHENG AND MR PETER CHENG, DIRECTORS OF NEW WORLD; MR DENNIS LAU DIRECTOR, NG CHUN MAN AND ASSOCIATES; MR K.L. CHAN AND DR PAUL TONG, DIRECTORS OF POLYTOWN CO. LTD.; MR FRASER K. SMITH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, C-FIN PRODUCTS LTD AND MR MARSHALL CORAZZA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DESIGNS, TDC.

THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP MOUNTED A DAIS WHERE A MODEL OF THE CENTRE WAS EXPLAINED TO THEM BY MISS DUNN, WHO THANKED THEM FOR VIEWING THE EXHIBITION AND INVITED HER MAJESTY TO LAY THE FOUNDATION STONE.

AFTER THE CEREMONY THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE CHATTED WITH GUESTS, RFFORE LEAVING BY CAR FOR HMS TAMAR WHERE THEY REBOARDED HER MAJESTY’S YACHT BRITANNIA, MOORED ALONGSIDE.

THE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, WHEN COMPLETED IN OCTOBER 1^88, WILL BE A FOUR-TOWER COMPLEX COMPRISING 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.

IT WILL ALSO CONTAIN A CONFERENCE HALL WITH SEATING FOR 3000 PEOPLE, TWO AUDITORIA, 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.

THE CENTRE IS BEING BUILT UNDER CONTRACT FROM THE TDC BY NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT LTD ON A 2.96-HECTARE SITE PROVIDED FREE OF COST BY THE GOVERNMENT.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER P!. '

QUEEN SEES HONG KONG’S DESIGNS ON FUTURE

*****

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL.

EDINBURGH THIS AFTERNOON SAW HOW ARE TRAINED TO SERVE LOCAL INDUSTRY

THE ROYAL VISITORS SAW EXHIBITIONS OF THE WORK DONE BY THE POLYTECHNIC, TOURED THE SWIRE SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND SAW STUDENTS AT WORK.

THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP TRAVELLED TO THE POLYTECHNIC BY CAR AFTER ATTENDING A LUNCHEON FOR 140 GUESTS AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE. ON THEIR ARRIVAL THEY WERE GREETED BY THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE POLYTECHNIC COUNCIL, THE HON ALLEN LEE PENG-FAI WHO PRESENTED THE POLYTECHNIC’S TREASURER, MR MICHAEL KANI DIRECTOR, DR JOHN CLARK AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MR LO KING-MAN.

HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WERE ACCOMPANIED BY DR CLARK TO A TECHNOLOGY DISPLAY WHICH WAS EXPLAINED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENGINEERING DIVISION, DR LEONARD LEES.

THE DISPLAY INCLUDED HIGHER DIPLOMA STUDENTS’ PROJECTS, SUCH AS A PRECIOUS GEM TESTER, THE APPLICATION OF MICROPROCESSORS FOR THE AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES, A ROBOT MANIPULATOR AND COMPUTER-AIDED MAPPING TECHNIQUES.

DR CLARK THEN PRESENTED THE PRESIDENT OF THE POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS’ UNION, MR DAVE CHAN, AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF STUDENTS, MR NG WAI-KI, WHILE THE STUDENTS’ UNION CHOIR, CHINESE ORCHESTRA AND FOLK DANCE CLUB GAVE BRIEF PERFORMANCES.

AFTER THE PERFORMANCES, THE QUEEN WENT PERSONALLY TO CONGRATULATE THE CONDUCTOR, MR LAU SIU-KI, WHO IS A STUDENT AT THE POLYTECHNIC, AND PRINCE PHILIP SPOKE TO THE DANCERS.

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE THEN SAW A COMMUNITY CARE DISPLAY, WHICH WAS EXPLAINED BY THE HEAD OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE, DR PETER LEWIS.

/HER MAJESTY........

HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS TOOK SEPARATE ROUTES THROUGH THE SWIRE SCHOOL OF DESIGN. ACCOMPANIED RY THE HEAD OF THE SCHOOL, MR MICHAEL FARR, THE QUEEN VISITED CLASSES IN FASHION DESIGN, POTTERY AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND CHATTED TO SOME OF THE STUDENTS AT WORK.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SENIOR PRINCIPAL LECTURER OF THE SCHOOL, MR MICHAEL KITT, THE DUKE SAW CLASSES IN PHOTOGRAPHY, INTERIOR DESIGN AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN.

FOLLOWING THEIR TOUR OF THE SCHOOL, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE LEFT BY CAR FOR THE SITE OF THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL EXHIBITION AND CONVENTION CENTRE IN WAN CHAI.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

THE QUEEN VISITS A MONUMENT THAT KOK*

LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

NEVER IN ITS DISTINGUISHED HISTORY HAS THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING SEEN AN OCCASION QUITE LIKE TODAY’S WHEN THE QUEEN MADE THE FIRST VISIT BY A REIGNING MONARCH TO THE CHAMBER WHERE HONG KONG’S LAWS ARE ENACTED.

AFTER THE OFFICIAL WELCOMING CEREMONY AT CITY HALL, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WALKED ACROSS CONNAUGHT ROAD TO STATUE SQUARE, PAUSING BRIEFLY AT THE CENOTAPH TO JOINTLY LAY A WREATH, AND THEN WENT TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING.

THEIR ROUTE WAS LINED BY MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG MILITARY SERVICE CORPS, AND BY CROWDS OF THOUSANDS EAGER TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THEM.

AT THE STATUE SQUARE ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING, THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WERE WELCOMED BY THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, MR OSWALD CHEUNG AND THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN. A BOUQUET WAS PRESENTED TO HER MAJESTY BY MISS STELLA YEUNG LAI-SZE.

MR CHEUNG AND MISS DUNN PRESENTED THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF OMELCO, MR GORDON SIU J THE CLERK OF COUNCILS, MR ALISTAIR LANG AND THE CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR LAW KAM-SANG TO THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE.

THE ROYAL VISITORS THEN WENT INTO THE ANTECHAMBER WHERE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCILS, AND THEIR HUSBANDS AND WIVES WERE PRESENTED.

ACCOMPANIED BY MISS DUNN AND MR CHEUNG HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS ENTERED THE COUNCIL CHAMBER WHERE THE DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, OMELCO, MRS SHELLEY LAU? THE OMELCO LEGAL ADVISER, MR JONATHAN DAW J THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SENIOR CLERICAL OFFICER, MR AMBROSE CHU j THE BUILDING’S SECURITY OFFICER, MR LO YUN AND THE PERSONAL SECRETARY TO THE CLERK OF COUNCILS, MISS ISABELLA LAI WERE PRESENTED TO THE ROYAL VISITORS.

/MISS DUNN .......

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MISS DUNN GAVE A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, AND INVITED HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS TO SIGN THE TWO VISITORS’ BOOKS - ONE FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND ONE FOR OMELCO.

THE QUEEN THEN UNVEILED A PLAQUE TO COMMEMORATE HER VISIT AND MISS DUNN PRESENTED HER MAJESTY WITH A SOUVENIR BOOKLET GIVING THE HISTORY OF THE BUILDING AND MARKING ITS RE-OPENING AS THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER IN 1985.

THE BUILDING WAS DESIGNED AS THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING BY ASTON WEBB AND E.INGRESS BELL, THE ARCHITECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FACADE OF THE QUEEN’S LONDON HOME, BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

ALTHOUGH THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING HAS BEEN DECLARED A MONUMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT, AS THE SCENE OF LEGCO DEBATES THE BUILDING IS A MONUMENT THAT HAS MUCH TO DO WITH THE SHAPING OF HONG KONG’S FUTURE.

AFTER THEIR TOUR OF THE BUILDING THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH LEFT BY THE SOUTH-WEST ENTRANCE TO BE AGAIN MET BY CROWDS CHEERING AND CLAPPING SPONTANEOUSLY AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY, ON FOOT, TO THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK HEADQUARTERS FOR THEIR NEXT VISIT IN A CROWDED FIRST MORNING’S SCHEDULE.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

GIANT GOLDEN CROWN IN THE SKY WILL BE SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SALUTE TO QUEEN, DUKE ******

THE CROWNING GLORY OF TOMORROW NIGHT’S ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY WILL BE A HUGE GOLDEN CROWN TO BE FIRED OFF SIMULTANEOUSLY FROM ALL THREE BARGES IN MID-HARBOUR.

+THIS WILL BE A SPECTACULAR SALUTE IN THE SKIES TO THE ROYAL COUPLE,+ SAID MR SANDY OGAWA, ADVISER OF THE JAPAN FIREWORKS ARTISTS ASSOCIATION, WHEN SHOWING THE MEDIA OVER FIREWORKS PREPARATIONS TODAY AT GREEN ISLAND.

+ALTOGETHER ALMOST 7 OOO SHELLS WILL BE FIRED IN THE 25-MINUTE DISPLAY — EASILY THE BIGGEST FIREWORKS SHOW EVER STAGED IN HONG KONG.+

MR OGAWA SAID THAT EMPHASIS HAD BEEN PLACED ON INTERNATIONALLY, AND THE FIREWORKS WOULD COME FROM BRITAIN, CHINA, THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN.

THE FIREWORKS, PRE-PACKED IN JAPAN, WERE TAKEN TO GREEN ISLAND TODAY BY LIGHTER FROM AN EXPLOSIVES DEPOT IN PIPER’S HILL.

PREPARATIONS ARE GOING ON DURING THE AFTERNOON TO +ARM+ THE MORTARS ON THE THREE BARGES FOR TOMORROW’S SPECTACULAR BIG BANG.

HALF WILL BE FIRED ELECTRICALLY, THE OTHERS IGNITED BY HAND.

THE BIGGEST OF THE MORTAR SHELLS ARE 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER, AND THE SMALLEST TWO INCHES.

MR OGAWA AND FIREWORKS MASTER TERUHIKO MUTO ARE +PRAYING TO THE WEATHER GODS+ FOR ANOTHER FINE DAY -- AND NIGHT — TOMORROW.

/+IF IT’S........

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+ IF IT’S THE SAME AS TODAY, THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEMS, SAID MR OGAWA.

+AT EXACTLY EIGHT O’CLOCK, IT WILL BE ’BOOM’ — AND ’BOOM, BOOM’ FOR THE NEXT 25 MINUTES.*

HE ESTIMATED THE COST OF THE DISPLAY AT $1.6 MILLION.

FOLLOWING IS A LIST, IN ORDER OF FIRING, OF THE FIREWORKS TO BE FIRED:

1. +FLASH OF SILVER*

2. +FLOWER GARDEN ON THE SEA*

3. +PRESENTING FLOWERS (CHRYSANTHEMUMS, PEONIES, ETC.)+

4. +BLUE SKY*

5. +FLOWER BOUQUET*

6. +SUNSET GLORY+

7. +LARGE AND SMALL FLOWERS*

8. +SWARM OF BUTTERFLIES IN A GREEN MEADOW*

9. +WORLD OF SILVER*

10. +0N THE RIVER THAMES*

11. +SIMULTANEOUS BLOOMING OF MANY TINY FLOWERS*

12. +TROPICAL SCENERY*

13. +WORLD OF DISNEY*

14. +PALM TREES*

15. +UNIVERSE (MANY TINY CIRCLES)*

16. +U.F.O. (UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT)*

17. +FROM THE NORTH*

18. +BUTTERFLIES, DRAGONFLIES FISHES*

19. +AERIAL FANTASY (SWARM OF BEES)*

20. +CHINESE FIREWORKS*

21. +ROVING STARS (IRREGULAR MOVEMENT OF STARS)*

22. +TROPICAL SHOWER*

23. +SPACE JOURNEY DRAGON RISING TO HEAVEN*

24. +GIANT GOLDEN CROWN* AND

25. +FINALE+

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

ATTENTION NEWS EDITORS:

REMINDER:

THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN, MR MICHAEL SHEA, WILL GIVE A PRESS BRIEFING ON THE ROYAL VISIT AT 5.30 PM TODAY (TUESDAY) AT THE OLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MAIN WING, CENTRAL.

TRAFFIC PLAN FOR FIREWORKS DISPLAY

K X X X X

SPECIAL TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) EVENING AS HUGE CROWDS ARE EXPECTED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HARBOUR FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND KOWLOON THERE WILL BE SPECIAL PEDESTRIAN-ONLY AREAS TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO VIEW THE FIREWORKS FROM VANTAGE POINTS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC GOING TO WATCH THE DISPLAY ARE URGED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND NOT TO CONGREGATE IN ANY PARTICULAR AREA TO AVOID CONGESTION.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, PART OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC TO ENABLE PEDESTRIANS TO USE IT TO SEE THE FIREWORKS.

IN CENTRAL, THE NORMAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT RULES WILL APPLY FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT. THIS INVOLVES THE CLOSURE OF CHATER ROAD BETWEEN PEDDER STREET AND JACKSON ROAD AND ICE HOUSE STREET BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

/FROM 6 PM .......

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FROM 6 PM ALL UPHILL VEHICLES WILL BE BARRED FROM PEAK ROAD BEYOND MAGAZINE GAP ROAD EXCEPT FOR BUSES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS’ VEHICLES WITH SPECIAL PERMITS.

FROM 6.30 PM EDINBURGH PLACE EAST, FENWICK PIER STREET, AND ROADS IN AND AROUND THE WAN CHAI WATERFRONT AREA AS FAR AS CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE CLOSED AS WILL THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WEST OF HEALTHY STREET.

CHUN YEUNG STREET AND ELECTRIC ROAD SOUTH OF YACHT STREET WILL ALSO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 6.30 PM AND WHITFIELD ROAD AND WATSON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO THE END OF THE DISPLAY TO FACILITATE CROWD MOVEMENT.

IN THE TSIM SHA TSUI AREA, ALL ROADS SOUTH OF GRANVILLE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED OR RE-ROUTED UNTIL THE CROWDS HAVE DISPERSED. THESE WILL INCLUDE KOWLOON PARK DRIVE, PEKING ROAD, CANTON ROAD BETWEEN HAIPHONG AND SALISBURY ROADS AND GRANVILLE ROAD BETWEEN CHATHAM ROAD AND SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD.

FROM 7 PM ROAD CLOSURES WILL AFFECT NATHAN ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN GRANVILLE AND SALISBURY ROADS, HAIPHONG ROAD BETWEEN LOCK ROAD AND NATHAN ROAD, ASHLEY ROAD SOUTH OF PEKING ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN MODY AND SALISBURY ROADS, MODY LANE AND SALISBURY ROAD BETWEEN THE STAR FERRY AND SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD.

THERE WILL ALSO BE TRAFFIC RE-ROUTE INGS ON MOST OF THE ROADS IN THE AREA.

TO ENSURE A SMOOTH FLOW OF CROWDS ALL TSIM SHA TSUI ENTRANCES OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CAMERON ROAD ENTRANCE, WILL BE USED FOR OUTGOING PASSENGERS ONLY TWO HOURS BEFORE THE FIREWORKS START AT 8 PM.

ENTRANCE TO MOST MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS WILL EFFECTIVELY BE BANNED AFTER 6.30 PM. MOTORISTS PARKING BEFORE THIS SHOULD NOTE THAT THEIR CARS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE UNTIL AFTER THE ROADS ARE OPENED AGAIN.

EARLIER IN THE DAY THERE WILL BE SOME TRAFFIC HOLD-UPS AS THE QUEEN DRIVES FROM HMS TAMAR TO SHA TIN AND BETWEEN LUNG HANG HOUSING ESTATE, NEW TOWN PLAZA, SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND AND THE SHA TIN RACE COURSE.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1^86

QUEEN IS IMPRESSED BY HONG KONG’S ACHIEVEMENTS

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THE QUEEN TODAY PRAISED THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, WHO, SHE SAID, +WITH IMAGINATION AND HARD WORK, HAVE CREATED A UNIQUE CITY AND A UNIQUE SOCIETY: AND THIS HAS EARNED YOU RESPECT AND GOODWILL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.+

HER MAJESTY WAS SPEAKING AT A WELCOMING CEREMONY IN CITY HALL, SHORTLY AFTER LANDING AT QUEEN’S PIER FROM THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA.

SHE SAID SHE HAD LONG LOOKED FORWARD TO RETURNING SINCE HER LAST VISIT IN 1975. RECALLING THAT EARLIER VISIT, SHE SAID TIMES THEN WERE NOT ALTOGETHER EASY FOR HONG KONG.

+HOWEVER,+ SHE CONTINUED, +1 FELT THE DETERMINATION AND COMMITMENT OF THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT TO OVERCOME THOSE DIFFICULTIES, AND TO BUILD A BETTER CITY AND A BETTER SOCIETY.

+NO ONE SAILING INTO HONG KONG HARBOUR, AS I DID THIS MORNING, COULD FAIL TO BE IMPRESSED WITH WHAT THAT DETERMINATION AND THAT COMMITMENT HAVE ACHIEVED.+

THE QUEEN SAID SHE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OF THOSE ACHIEVEMENTS AND MEETING AS MANY PEOPLE AS SHE COULD, NOT ONLY IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY, BUT ALSO IN COMMUNITIES WHICH HAD SPRUNG UP IN OTHER PARTS OF THE TERRITORY SINCE HER LAST VISIT.

HER MAJESTY SAID HER HISTORIC VISIT TO CHINA, THE FIRST BY A BRITISH MONARCH, SYMBOLISED THE NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BRITAIN AND CHINA, A RELATIONSHIP IN WHICH THE AGREEMENT ON HONG KONG’S FUTURE HAD PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT PART.

SHE ADDED: +YOU HAVE BEEN PROMISED IN THAT AGREEMENT THAT INSTITUTIONS, TRADITIONS AND WAY OF LIFE SO IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WILL BE PRESERVED. THE AGREEMENT, AND THE FIRM COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CHINA ENSHRINED IN IT WILL, I TRUST, BE AN ASSURANCE AND AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO YOU AS YOU FACE THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE.+

/her majesty........

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HER MAJESTY EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT HONG KONG WOULD CONTINUE TO DRAW FROM CHINESE AND BRITISH TRADITIONS IN ITS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. THE PACE OF CHANGE DISTINGUISHED HONG KONG FROM OTHER PARTS OF THF WORLD, AND IT WAS BY PROFITING FROM THESE TWO -r; t|3ns THAT THE TERRITORY HAD BEEN ABLE TO ADAPT TO THIS RAPID P 'RESO WHEN LESS ADAPTABLE FOLK MIGHT WELL HAVE SUCCUMBED.+

THE QUEEN WAS REPLYING TO SPEECHES OF WELCOME BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE AND THE SENIOR MEMBER OF EXCO, THE HON. OSWALD CHEUNG.

EARLIER, AS THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ENTERED CITY HALL THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, PRESENTED TO HER MAJESTY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR GERRY FORSGATE AND MRS FORSGATE AND THE VICE-CHAIRMAN MRS ELSIE TU AND MR ANDREW TU. TRUMPETERS OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS SOUNDED A FANFARE AS THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE ENTERED THE CONCERT HALL.

AFTER THE WELCOMING CEREMONY THE ROYAL COUPLE MOVED TO THE CITY HALL FOYER WHERE THE GOVERNOR, AND LADY YOUDE PRESENTED TO THEM THE QUEEN’S CLOSE ESCORT, CHIEF INSPECTOR NIGEL STEARNS, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE; PRINCE PHILIP’S CLOSE ESCORT, INSPECTOR JAN MAYNARD, RHKP ; THE QUEEN’S CANTONESE INTERPRETER, MR RICKY FUNG AND PRINCE PHILIP’S INTERPRETER, MISS ALICE TAI.

AS THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE LEFT THE FOYER, A BALLET STUDENT FROM THE ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS, 19-YEAR-OLD DOROTHY TSU. FROM SHAU KEI WAN ROAD PRESENTED A BOUQUET TO THE QUEEN.

THE ROYAL COUPLE THEN WATCHED A LION DANCE PERFORMED IN EDINBURGH PLACE BY THE LUK CHI FU MARTIAL ARTS GROUP.

THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP LEFT CITY HALL BY WAY OF THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE WHICH WAS FILLED WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN AND WITH MEMBERS OF UNIFORMED YOUTH ORGANISATIONS FORMING A PATH.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

GIFT OF GOLD FOR THE QUEEN AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

* * * * *

AS A MEMENTO OF HER SECOND VISIT TO HONG KONG, THE QUEEN WAS TODAY PRESENTED WITH A SET OF 14 GOLD COINS, THE FIRST OF WHICH WAS STRUCK 11 YEARS AGO TO COMMEMORATE HER FIRST VISIT TO THE TERRITORY.

THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE BY THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, THE HON OSWALD CHEUNG AT A LUNCHEON AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE WHERE SOME 140 GUESTS WERE PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

PRESENTING THE COINS, MR CHEUNG REFERRED TO THE QUEEN’S VISIT TO CHINA AND SAID BRITAIN’S FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH PEKING WERE A SOURCE OF GREAT COMFORT AND CONFIDENCE FOR HONG KONG.

HE SAID THAT IN THE EARLY PART OF THIS DECADE AND PARTICULARLY DURING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON ITS FUTURE, HONG KONG WENT THROUGH A PERIOD OF GREAT UNCERTAINTY.

+HOWEVER,+ HE ADDED, +FOLLOWING THE SIGNING AND RATIFICATION OF THE JOINT DECLARATION IN MAY 1985, HONG KONG HAS EMBARKED ON A NEW ERA OF DEVELOPMENT.

+THE JOINT DECLARATION PROVIDED A SOUND BASIS FOR LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG I A GOOD FRAMEWORK FOR REPRESENTATIVE ADMINISTRATION* AND A SPRINGBOARD FROM WHICH THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY CAN ACTIVELY AND CONFIDENTLY PARTICIPATE IN THE FAST-GROWING ECONOMY OF THE ASIAN PACIFIC REGION AND, IN PARTICULAR, IN THE MODERNISATION OF CHINA.

+THE FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR HONG KONG ARE BRIGHT AND WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT, UNDER THE ABLE AND DEDICATED LEADERSHIP OF OUR GOVERNOR, WE SHALL MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE THE PROSPERITY AND STABILITY OF HONG KONG.

+T0 COMMEMORATE THIS AUSPICIOUS OCCASION, THE GOVERNMENT OF HONG KONG HAS ISSUED A COMMEMORATIVE GOLD COIN, AS IN 1975 WHEN YOUR MAJESTY MADE YOUR FIRST VISIT. THE GOVERNMENT OF HONG KONG HAS MEANWHILE ISSUED A SERIES OF 12 GOLD COINS TO MARK THE LUNAR YEARS, EACH OF WHICH IN CHINESE TRADITION IS SYMBOLISED BY AN ANIMAL. NINETEEN-EIGHTY-SIX IS THE YEAR OF THE TIGER. THE 12TH COIN IN THE SERIES WILL BE ISSUED IN 1987, THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT.+

/earlier the........

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EARLIER THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP, ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE HAD ARRIVED AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE BY CAR FROM THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK BUILDING IN CENTRAL. THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN AND THE DUKEi THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY AND CHAIRMAN OF THE ROYAL VISIT STEERING COMMITTEE, MR ALAN SCOTTI THE DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL AND DIRECTOR ROYAL VISIT, SIR MARK HEATH I THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES AND ROYAL VISIT PRESS OFFICER, MR JOHN CHAN I SECRETARY ROYAL VISIT, MR LAWRENCE POTTINGERI PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR, MR RICHARD HOARE I ASSISTANT PRIVATE SECRETARIES TO THE GOVERNOR, MR ARTHUR NG AND MISS TERESA TSEI PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE GOVERNOR, MRS PAT RUMI SI THE GOVERNOR’S SOCIAL SECRETARY, MISS SHEELAGH MILLERj ASSISTANT SOCIAL SECRETARY, MISS PAULINE CHANI PERSONAL SECRETARY TO THE PRIVATE SECRETARY, MISS GRACE YEUNG I AND GOVERNMENT HOUSE HOUSEKEEPER, MISS ALISON SLOAN. THE 140 LUNCHEON GUESTS WERE ALSO PRESENTED TO HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS.

AS THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE ENTERED THE BALLROOM WHERE THE LUNCHEON WAS HELD, THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE BAND PLAYED A FANFARE FOLLOWED BY THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

THE ROYAL PARTY AND GUESTS SAT DOWN TO A MEAL OF LIGHT CREAM SOUP WITH CHINESE MUSHROOMSI BRAISED FILLET OF SALMON IN CHAMPAGNE SAUCE WITH FRESH SORREL, WILD RICE AND SEASONAL VEGETABLES, AND GLAZED MANGO CREPES WITH GRAND MARNIER SAUCE. AFTER LUNCH THE LOYAL TOAST WAS PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNOR.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

SIMPLE CEREMONY AT CENOTAPH

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THERE WAS A MOMENT OF QUIET REFLECTION AMID THE COLOUR AND JUBILATION OF THE QUEEN’S ARRIVAL WHEN, IN A SHORT BUT MOVING CEREMONY, HER MAJESTY AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH LAID A WREATH AT THE CENOTAPH IN HONOUR OF HONG KONG’S WAR DEAD.

THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WALKED FROM THE OFFICIAL WELCOMING CEREMONY IN CITY HALL ACROSS CONNAUGHT ROAD ALONG A ROUTE LINED BY MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG MILITARY SERVICE CORPS.

AT THE CENOTAPH, WATCHED BY HONG KONG EX-SERVICEMEN FROM THE SECOND WORLD WAR DRAWN UP ON THE SURROUNDING LAWN, THEY MOUNTED wdca?IEPS °N THE WEST SIDE 0F THE MONUMENT AND JOINTLY LAID THE WRE ATH•

nvco LHE.WREATH’ THE QUEEN AND prINCE PHILIP WALKED

OVER TO TALK TO SOME OF THE HONG KONG EX-SERVICEMEN.

cniiMr^Dru*MneocQUoEr ^ALKED ACROSS CHATER ROAD TO THE LEGISLATIVE EororE.2S’ SHE WAS GREETED WITH MORE CLAPPING AND CHEERING, AND WAS PRESENTED WITH FLOWERS BY SOME OF THE SPECTATORS.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

ATTENTION NEWS EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE ROYAL VISIT TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). THOSE MAKING THEIR OWN WAY SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED BELOW:

EVENT

DEPARTURE TIME

ASSEMBLY POINT

(NOTE: ALL TRANSPORT WILL DEPART FROM THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CAR PARK. LOWER ALBERT ROAD. UNLESS STATED

OTHERWISE.)

1. LUNG HANG ESTATE, SHA TIN

9 AM

2. NEW TOWN PLAZA, SHA TIN

9.45 AM

3. SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND

4. CASTLE PEAK POWER PLANT

COACHES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM LUNG HANG ESTATE

7.30 AM

5. JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, SHA TIN

9.15 AM

6. CIVIC LUNCH AT SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB

10.30 AM

BEFORE 9.45 AM AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE ESTATE.

BEFORE 10.30 AM OUTSIDE THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY ENTRANCE.

BEFORE 10.55 AM AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE RECREATION GROUND.

BEFORE 9.15 AM OUTSIDE THE ENTRANCE TO THE +B+ STATION.

BEFORE 10.25 AM OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE.

BEFORE 11.40 AM OUTSIDE THE JOCKEY CLUB HOUSE.

/?. SHA TIN

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7. SHA TIN RACES

8. DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINING CAMP, LAM TSUEN

9. GARDEN PARTY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE

10. FIREWORKS DISPLAY (I) POSITION A (NORTHERN ELEVATED WALKWAY OF THE CITY HALL)

(II) POSITION B (ROYAL NAVY BOAT)

11. BEAT RETREAT CEREMONY

COACHES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR NEW TOWN PLAZA AND SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND.

1 PM

3 PM

(NO TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED)

6 PM

9.15 PM

BEFORE 1 PM OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE MEMBERS’ STAND.

BEFORE 7.30 PM AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE CITY HALL.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1986

A RIGHT ROYAL WELCOME FOR THE QUEEN

*****

HONG KONG TURNED OUT BY LAND AND SEA TO GIVE THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH A WELCOME THE LIKE OF WHICH THE TERRITORY HAS NOT SEEN BEFORE. IT WAS A MIXTURE OF THE FORMAL AND INFORMAL, CEREMONIAL AND SHEER EXUBERANCE OF BYSTANDERS.

AS HER MAJESTY’S YACHT BRITANNIA, WITH HER FAMOUS YELLOW FUNNEL AND RAKED MASTS, SAILED THROUGH LEI YUE MUN GAP, CARRYING THE ROYAL VISITORS, SHE WAS ESCORTED BY THE GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER HMS YORK AND PATROL CRAFT OF THE ROYAL NAVY’S HONG KONG SQUADRON.

BUT A FAR MORE COLOURFUL AND LESS FORMAL ESCORT WAS PROVIDED BY DOZENS OF YACHTS AND PLEASURE CRAFT WHOSE OWNERS HAD SET OUT TO CATCH AN EARLY GLIMPSE OF THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP.

AS THE BRITANNIA ENTERED THE HARBOUR, A 21-GUN SALUTE WAS FIRED FROM HMS TAMAR.

THE BRITANNIA DROPPED ANCHOR OFF EDINBURGH PLACE EAST AND THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE TRAVELLED BY ROYAL BARGE FROM THE ROYAL YACHT TO QUEEN’S PIER, WHILE OVERHEAD, HELICOPTERS OF 28 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE, 660 SQUADRON ARMY AIR CORPS AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY AIR FORCE FLEW PAST IN SALUTE.

AS HER MAJESTY, WEARING A DRESS OF TURQUOISE AND WHITE PRINTED CREPE, AND A HAT OF TURQUOISE STRAW PIPED IN WHITE, STEPPED ASHORE SHE WAS GREETED AT THE FOOT THE LANDING STEPS BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WHO PRESENTED LADY YOUDE AND HIS AIDE-DE-CAMP SUPERINTENDENT PAUL COLLIER.

UNDER THE PORTICO OF THE PIER, THE GOVERNOR PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN THE CHIEF JUSTICE SIR DENYS ROBERTS AND LADY ROBERTS* THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES AND LADY AKERS-JONES» THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR GENERAL ANTHONY BOAM AND MRS BOAMJ THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, THE HON OSWALD CHEUNG AND MRS CHEUNG, THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE HON LYDIA DUNN AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW CHINA NEWS AGENCY (HONG KONG BRANCH), MR XU JIATUN.

/GREETINGS ON........

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GREETINGS ON THE PIER STEPS MAY HAVE BEEN FORMAL, BUT NOT SO THOSE OF THE CHEERING CROWD, MADE UP OF LOCAL RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS FROM MANY COUNTRIES, WHO LINED EDINBURGH PLACE TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE.

THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES PRESENTED THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE 6TH QUEEN ELIZABETH’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES, LIEUTENANT COLONEL J.A. ANDERSON, AND THEN ESCORTED HER MAJESTY TO THE SALUTING DAIS WHERE A GUARD OF HONOUR, MOUNTED BY THE REGIMENT GAVE A ROYAL SALUTE WHILE THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE BAND PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

AS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BEGAN, THE ROYAL STANDARD, FLOWN ONLY WHEN THE QUEEN IS PRESENT, WAS BROKEN FROM THE FLAGSTAFF IN FRONT OF CITY HALL. THE GUARD COMMANDER, MAJOR GOPALBAHADUR GURUNG, REPORTED TO THE QUEEN WHO, ACCOMPANIED BY MAJOR GENERAL BOAM, INSPECTED THE GUARD AND THEN WALKED INTO CITY HALL FOR A FORMAL WELCOMING CEREMONY. CROWDS IN EDINBURGH PLACE CHEERED HER MAJESTY AS SHE ENTERED THE BUILDING.

IT WAS A COLOURFUL BUT BRIEF CEREMONY, LASTING ONLY FIVE MINUTES FROM THE TIME THE QUEEN STEPPED ASHORE TO THE TIME SHE WENT INTO CITY HALL, BUT FOR HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE AROUND EDINBURGH PLACE IT PROVIDED A LASTING MEMORY OF THE TIME THEY SAW THE QUEEN.

IN EXTENDING A SINCERE AND LOYAL WELCOME TO THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID THAT MUCH HAD CHANGED IN HONG KONG SINCE THE LAST ROYAL VISIT 11 YEARS AGO.

+THE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE URBAN AREAS, THE DRAMATIC CHANGE IN OUR SKYLINE, AND THE GROWTH OF THE TOWNS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE HIGHLY VISIBLE TO YOUR MAJESTY IN THE COURSE OF YOUR VISIT,* HE SAID.

+BEHIND THIS IMPOSING FACADE LIES A LESS VISIBLE, BUT NO LESS DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENT IN THE LIVING STANDARDS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHO ENJOY BETTER HOUSING, BETTER EDUCATION, BETTER MEDICAL ATTENTION AND A RICHER LEISURE AND CULTURAL LIFE.

+IT IS A FEATURE OF HONG KONG THAT GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS, ALL COME TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE LOT OF OUR CITIZENS AND TO ASSIST THE LESS FORTUNATE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

+DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS YOUR MAJESTY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE HOW FAR HONG KONG HAS PROGRESSED IN THOSE 11 YEARS, AND HOW IT HAS TAKEN ITS PLACE IN THE WORLD AS A THRIVING, MODERN, CITY WITH WIDE-RANGING ECONOMIC, CULTURAL AND SPORTING CONTACTS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

+ BUT WORK AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS ARE NOT EVERYTHING, AND IN THE COURSE OF YOUR VISIT WE HOPE, TOO, THAT YOU WILL MEET ONCE AGAIN MANY OF OUR PROUD AND HARD-WORKING PEOPLE, AS YOU DID ON YOUR PREVIOUS VISIT.*

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ALSO WELCOMING THE QUEEN, THE SENIOR MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, THE HON OSWALD CHEUNG, SAID: +IN YOUR SHORT TIME AMONG US, IT IS OUR FERVENT HOPE THAT YOUR MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE PHILIP WILL ENJOY YOUR STAY AND BE ABLE TO SEE SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENTS WE HAVE ACHIEVED IN RECENT YEARS.

♦SINCE YOUR MAJESTY WAS HERE 11 YEARS AGO, THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG HAVE BENEFITED IN MANY WAYS: THEY CAN EXPECT TO LIVE LONGER, TO BE BETTER OFF, TO WORK SHORTER HOURS AND TO BE BETTER EDUCATED AND HOUSED, AND TO HAVE GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEISURE.

+THE ENERGY AND INDUSTRY OF OUR PEOPLE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A STABLE AND RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT, HAS CONTINUED TO ENHANCE THE WAY OF LIFE, WHICH WE TREASURE AND PRIDE, AND WHICH WE SEEK TO PRESERVE.*

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

DB TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF CONTROLLED TIP .............. 1

PLB PROHIBITED ZONES IN TAI PO ............................ 1

SPEED LIMIT ON TSUEN WAN ROAD.............................. 1

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

1

DB TO CONSIDER DEVELOPMENT OF CONTROLLED TIP

* * X * *

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF A CONTROLLED TIP AT WONG MAU HANG SHAN, EAST OF TA KWU LING, AT A MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE (POLLUTION), MR PETER MANN, AND THE ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (WATER AND WASTE), MR JOHN BOXALL, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE PROJECT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AS WELL AS ON THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER ITEMS TO BE DEALT WITH INCLUDE A REPORT FROM THE NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE AND A REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW AT 9.30 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING. SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE.

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PLB PROHIBITED ZONES IN TAI PO

* * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 24), TWO ROAD SECTIONS IN TAI PO WILL BE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES TO ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES. THEY ARE:

X THE SECTION OF ROAD D5 BETWEEN TAI PO TAI WO ROAD AND TING KOK ROAD; AND

* THE UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD TO TAI PO AREA 2, WHICH IS

ABOUT 140 METRES WEST OF TING KOK ROAD AND TAI PO TAI WO ROAD JUNCTION.

NO PLB’S WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE RESTRICTED AREA.

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SPEED LIMIT ON TSUEN WAN ROAD

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FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 24), THE SECTION OF TSUEN WAN ROAD BETWEEN TEXACO ROAD AND TUEN MUN ROAD WILL BE SUBJECT TO A SPEED LIMIT OF 70 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.

THE EXTENT OF THE SPEED LIMIT ZONE WILL INDICATED BY TRAFFIC SIGNS. ------------------------------o-------

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

CHILDREN’S FUN AND GAMES GREET THE QUEEN * * * * *

A SCENE OF YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE GREETED THE QUEEN AS SHE ARRIVED AT THE SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND AT YUEN WO ROAD THIS MORNING.

THE STADIUM STANDS WERE CROWDED WITH 3 000 SCHOOL CHILDREN AND ELDERLY PEOPLE, WHILE ON THE SPORTS GROUND ITSELF, GROUPS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WERE ENGAGED IN VARIOUS CARNIVAL-TYPE GAMES, AND THERE WAS ALSO A WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL GAME FOR THE DISABLED.

WHEN THE QUEEN ARRIVED AT THE STADIUM THE DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL, SIR MARK HEATH, PRESENTED THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR MICHAEL SUEN, WHO IN TURN, PRESENTED THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL: VICE-CHAIRMAN, MR MA NI NG-HE Ij CHAIRMAN OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE, DR HO MAN-WAI J VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE, MRS MIRIAM LAUj CHAIRMAN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE, DR PANG HOK-TUEN AND VICE CHAIRMAN, MR TANG CHI-LE”NG.

AFTER THE PRESENTATION, THE QUEEN WALKED AROUND THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES, STOPPING TO CHAT TO SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS. THE QUEEN THEN RE-ENTERED HER OPEN CAR AND DROVE AROUND THE STADIUM, GIVING THOSE IN THE STANDS A GOOD VIEW OF THE ROYAL VISITOR, BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE SHA TIN RACE COURSE.

THE S25-MILLION, 3.2 HECTARE SPORTS GROUND IS THE FIRST ONE OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BUILT IN SHA TIN. IT INCLUDES A FULL-SIZED SOCCER PITCH, SURROUNDED BY A 400-METRE ALL-WEATHER, EIGHT-LANE ATHLETIC TRACK. IT IS THE LAST OF A SERIES OF MULTI-PURPOSE RECREATIONAL CENTRES FOR SHA TIN BUILT ON AN

8.2 HECTARE STRIP OF LAND OPPOSITE THE LEK YUEN AND WO CHE HOUSING ESTATES.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1936

THE QUEEN GOES TO THE RACES *****

-Im WAS A DAY AT THE RACES SUCH AS SHA TIN HAS NEVER SEEN WHEN THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WENT TO TODAY’S MEET:NG ATTENDED A CIVIC LUNCH AT THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, MET LEADING PERSONALITIES OF THE LOCAL RACING WORLD, AND PRESENTED THE TROPHY FOR THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II HANDICAP.

THE RECORD CROWD OF 62 000 RACEGOERS WERE THE LARGEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO SAW THE ROYAL VISITORS ON THIS OCCASION THAN AT ANY OTHER EVENT ON THE TOUR WHEN THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP DROVE DOWN THE STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTAND.

THE QUEEN ARRIVED AT THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AFTER SPENDING THE MORNING VISITING A HOUSING ESTATE, THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN PLAZA AND THE SHA TIN SPORTS GROUND.

SHE WAS RECEIVED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE RHKJC, SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG, AND LADY SANDBERG. SIR MICHAEL PRESENTED THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE CLUB, MR LI FOOK-WO, AND MRS LI AND THE CLUB’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MAJOR GENERAL G.H. WATKINS, AND MRS WATKINS.

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARRIVED SEPARATELY AFTER SPENDING THE MORNING OPENING THE CASTLE PEAK ’B’ POWER STATION AND VISITING THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

LUNCHEON GUESTS WERE PRESENTED TO HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS AND THE ROYAL VISITORS, ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND LADY YOUDE, ENTERED THE DOUBLE HAVEN DINING ROOM ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF THE CLUBHOUSE. WHEN THEY REACHED THEIR SEATS, THE BAND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT PLAYED THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

THE QUEEN, THE DUKE AND THE GUESTS SAT DOWN TO A SIX-COURSE CHINESE LUNCH, AND AFTER THE SHARKS FIN SOUP COURSE THE GOVERNOR PROPOSED THE LOYAL TOAST.

AFTER LUNCH, THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP, ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE AND MR AND MRS LI WENT TO THE FOURTH FLOOR BALCONY TO WATCH THE FIRST RACE, THE ST JAMES’ PALACE HANDICAP OVER 1200 METRES.

/FOLLOWING THE .......

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FOLLOWING THE FIRST RACE, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE, LEFT THE CLUBHOUSE FOR A DRIVE ALONG THE STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTAND. AFTERWARDS, THE ROYAL VISITORS WENT BY LIFT TO A ROYAL BOX ON THE SEVENTH FLOOR OF THE GRANDSTAND. THERE SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG PRESENTED THE FOLLOWING RHKJC STEWARDS AND THEIR WIVES: DR HARRY FANG AND MRS FANG: MR ERIC CUMINE AND MRS CUMINE, MR HUI SAI-FUN AND MRS HUI, MR WONG CHUNG-HIN AND MRS WONG, MR GORDON MACWHINNIE AND MRS MACWHINNIE, MR OSWALD CHEUNG AND MRS CHEUNG, MR JOHN SWA.i’c AND MRS SWAINE, SIR SIDNEY GORDON AND LADY GORDON AND MR SIMON KESWICK AND MRS KESWICK.

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WATCHED THE SECOND RACE, THE BUCKINGHAM PALACE HANDICAP FROM THE BALCONY OUTSIDE THE BOX. THEY THEN WENT TO THE PADDOCK WHERE SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG PRESENTED THE DIRECTOR OF RACING, MR JAMES BARBER, AND MR BARBER THEN PRESENTED THE CHIEF STIPENDIARY STEWARD, MR J.H. MARSH, TRAINERS MR NG CHI-LAM AND MR JOHN MOORE, THE CLERK OF COURSE, MR J.N. MCCAFFREY, CHAMPION JOCKEY MR TONY CRUZ, TRACKS MANAGER, MR E. LEE, AND STABLES MANAGER, MR G. SZE.

BACK IN THE ROYAL BOX, HER MAJESTY AND PRINCE PHILIP WATCHEP THE THIRD RACE, THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP. AFTER THE RACE THE QUEEN PRESENTED THE CUP TO THE OWNER OF THE WINNER, FOREVER GOLD, MR E.C. LOWE, AND A REPLICA TO HIS WIFE. WINNING JOCKEY MR P.H. CHAN PRESENTED A BOUQUET TO HER MAJESTY, WHILE SIR MICHAEL PRESERVED TO HER MAJESTY A SOUVENIR, A GOLD BELL, MADE TO MARK THE CLUB’S CENTENARY IN 1984.

AFTER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY THE QUEEN LEFT FOR A RECEPTION AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, WHILE PRINCE PHILIP LEFT FOR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINING CAMP AT LAM TSUEN.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

THE QUEEN HOSTS GOVERNMENT HOUSE RECEPTION * * * * *

THE QUEEN THIS AFTERNOON HOSTED A RECEPTION ON THE GROUNDS OF GOVERNMENT HOUSE.

THE 600 GUESTS WHO GATHERED ON THE LAWN REPRESENTED VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING COMMONWEALTH COMMISSIONERS, OVERSEAS CONSULS, MEMBERS OF THE JUDICIARY, REPRESENTATIVES OF CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND NEWS MEDIA EXECUTIVES.

HER MAJESTY ARRIVED BY CAR AFTER ATTENDING A CIVIC LUNCHEON AND RACES AT SHA TIN. HER ARRIVAL WAS GREETED BY A FANFARE FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE BAND AND THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

THE QUEEN SPENT AN HOUR CHATTING TO GUESTS AT THE RECEPTION BEFORE LEAVING TO REBOARD HMY BRITANNIA AT HMS TAMAR.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

PRINCE PHILIP HOLDS RECEPTION ON ROYAL YACHT * * * *

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH HAD TEA THIS AFTERNOON ON ROARn upq y^CHT BRITANNIA WITH ABOUT 100 PEOpLe FROM VARIO c ORGANISATIONS AND ACTIVITIES WITH WHICH HE HAS CONNECTION^ |InivfJ?itvR°mcm!c^U^DtPR,NCE PHIL,P SCHOLARS OF CAMBRIDGE HELDE?N InciTRAM ARF*?rJoET2l/KE 0F EDINBURGH STUDY CONFERENCE ntLD IN AUSTRALIA EARLIER THIS YEAR DUKE OF PDINRURnu ccmtmc W,NNERS, OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVEi AM? MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF THE PRINCE PHILIP DENTAL HOSPITAL.

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH SPENT AN HOUR CHATTING WITH His Ciifctc MANY °f WHOM HE HAD LAST MET !N QU?TE DISTANT PARTS Jp nl Wvn L. D a

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

SIDE-PARTY JENNY MEETS THE DUKE * * * * *

OF CLEANING AND PAINTING THE HULL^OF^RMv^ntM ™E R0YAL APPOINTMENT IN HONG KONG, WERE HONOURED ‘by^MFTtK w?tJAtN 1A DUR,NG HER STAY THIS MORNING AT HMS TAMAR. MEETING WITH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

IN !q8ONF0RNpR0Vl|DilNG’s|/DE-PARTYWSERV?rFHTnBDZT!SH EMP,RE ^'DAL 1928, AND TWO MEMBERS OF HER S I DF^PAPTv^u/rDrrR??,AE NAVAL SHIPS SINCE ROYAL HIGHNESS AT THE GANG PLAN? n? tuc ,N’;,TED TO MEET HIS MADE HIS HELICOPTER FLIGHT TO YACHT 3EF0RE HE

FLIGHT TO THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION COMPLEX.

WISH ™'-se|EJTi!NNNGY“4“H’''^^|D AFTER THE DUKE HAD EXPRESSED HIS WHOM he first MET N 1945 WH?N h? ^ADER ?E THE SIDE-PARTf, A DESTROYER VISITING HONG KONG^ F,RST LlTENANT ON BOARD

WHO i»E™JNPeRxpS|eNsT|eDd4thB?^sUE?0%erL^r2cJ0okis R0Y4L h.ghness

SERVICES TO THE ROYAL YACHT HER PARTY F0R PROVIDING

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

HUGE CROWDS WATCH FIREWORKS DISPLAY

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THE HONG KONG SKY WAS LIT UP IN COLOUR TONIGHT AS A FIREWORKS DISPLAY WAS STAGED OVER VICTORIA HARBOUR TO MARK THE VISIT OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WATCHED THE DISPLAY FROM THE DECK OF HMY BRITANNIA, ALONG WITH ABOUT 40 GUESTS WHO HAD BEEN INVITED FOR DINNER ON BOARD THE ROYAL YACHT.

HUGE CROWDS CRAMMED BOTH SIDES OF THE HARBOUR TO WITNESS THF 25-MINUTE DISPLAY ORGANISED BY MR SANDY OGAWA OF THE JAPAN FIREWORKS ARTISTS ASSOCIATION.

HELPED BY A TEAM OF 19 TECHNICIANS WHO HAD FLOWN IN FROM JAPAN ON MONDAY TO SET UP THE DISPLAY, MR OGAWA FIRED 6 800 PYROTECHNIC PIECES FROM THREE BARGES MOORED IN THE HARBOUR.

HE ORCHESTRATED THE WHOLE PERFORMANCE FROM AN OPERATIONS ROOM SET UP ON TOP OF THE SUN HUNG KAI CENTRE IN WAN CHAI.

THE $1.6 MILLION SPECTACULAR USED FIREWORKS IMPORTED FROM JAPAN, CHINA, BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES.

AFTER THE FIREWORKS AND THE FORMAL DINNER ON BOARD THE BRITANNIA, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE HELD A RECEPTION ON THE ROYAL YACHT FOR SOME 200 GUESTS. HER MAJESTY WORE AN EVENING DRESS OF WHITE SILK GEORGETTE EMBROIDERED WITH GOLD, PEARLS AND CRYSTAL.

LATER IN THE EVENING THE ROYAL VISITORS AND THEIR GUESTS WATCHED THE BAND OF THE ROYAL MARINES BEAT RETREAT ON THE BULL’S NOSE AT HMS TAMAR.

BEATING RETREAT IS A PECULIARLY BRITISH MILITARY CEREMONY DATING BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES. ACCORDING TO SOME VERSIONS, IT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO WARN THAT CITY GATES WERE ABOUT TO BE CLOSED AT SUNSET AND THAT CITIZENS SHOULD BE INSIDE THE CITY WALLS FOR THE NIGHT.

ANOTHER VERSION SAYS THE CEREMONY DATES FROM THE TIME WHEN ARMIES WOULD DISENGAGE FROM FIGHTING AT SUNSET AND MUTUALLY RETREAT TO ENABLE THEM TO ATTEND TO THEIR DEAD AND WOUNDED.

WHATEVER THE ORIGINS, THE CEREMONY, PERFORMED IN THE DARK, WITH PRECISION MARCHING WITHOUT WORDS OF COMMAND AND THE BUGLE CALLS OF RETREAT AND LAST POST MINGLING WITH HYMNS PLAYED BY THE BAND, IS IMPRESSIVE AND MOVING.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1966

THE DUKE RETURNS TO ' AM TSUEN CAMP * * * * M

PRINCE PHILIP TODAY RETURNED TO A TRAINING CAMP HE LAST V • "1tD THREE YEARS AGO WHEN HE RENAMED IT THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINS CAMP. THE CAMP AT LAM TSUEN, NEAR TAI PO, LOOKED VERY DIFFEf J FROM THE TIME OF THE DUKE’S LAST VISIT BECAUSE IT HAS JUST UNDERSu t A S6-MILLION REDEVELOPMENT.

IT IS USED TO TRAIN PARTICIPANTS IN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME WHICH WAS INTRODUCED IN HONG KONG 25 YEARS AGO. SIN p fJ THE TERRITORY HAS BECOME, AFTER BRITAIN, THE SECOND LARGES’ PARTICIPATING TERRITORY IN THE SCHEME IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

WELCOMING THE DUKE, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD COUNCIL, MR J.P. LEE, SAID PRINCE PHILIP’S LAST VISIT HAD BEEN : l,r FIRST MAJOR STEP IN REDEVELOPING THE TRAINING FACILITIES.

.,un HE CONTINUED: +FOR WE WHO ARE COMMITTED TO THE AWARD SCHEME AND WHO BELIEVE IN ITS VALIDITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, IT IS MOST AUSPICICU' THAT THE CAMP IS BEING OPENED ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SCHEME. WE INTEND TO GO ON FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH.

T„r J^JiWARD SCHEME ,N HONG K°NG WILL PLAY AN INCREASING ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR INTEGRATION INTO SOCIETY. WE PLAN TO STRENGTHEN OUR LINKS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE AWARD FAMILY, AND TO ASSIST IN FOSTERING THE SPIRIT AND PRINCIPLE OF THE AWARD IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.+

BEFORE UNVEILING A PLAQUE TO OPEN THE NEW CAMP, PRINCE PHILIP CONGRATULATED ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE CAMP’S CONSTRUCTION, WHICH, HE SAID, REQUIRED A GREAT DEAL OF HARD WORK, PLANN’NG, ORGANISATION AND VOLUNTARY EFFORT.

HE HAD ARRIVED AT LAM TSUEN BY CAR FROM SHA TIN WHERE HE HAD ATTENDED THE RACES WITH THE QUEEN. HE WAS MET BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WHO PRESENTED MR LEE, THE GROUP CHAIRMAN OF THE ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE, MR PATRICK WU» THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, TAI PO, MISS ANISSA WONG: CHAIRMAN OF THE LAM TSUEN VALLEY COMMITTEE, MR CHAN HINGJ CHAIRMAN OF THE DEA OPERATION COMMITTEE, MR D.W.B. CHRISTIE J CHAIRMAN OF THE PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION COMMITTEE AND PROJECT ARCHITECT, MR ARTHUR CHOA, AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, MRS MARIA TING.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22. 1S86

ATTENTION NEWS EDITORS:

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those MAKING THEIR OWN WAYa^cEI. E0AD’ AT 12‘15 PM-GATE, WHICH IS OPPOSITE THE AIRP?R? P?!?rc oVT?!DE THE +GREEN+ ROAD, KOWLOON CITY BEFORE115PPMT P°L,CE STAT|ON, AT EASTERN

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

THE QUEEN JOINS SHOPPERS AT NEW TOWN PLAZA X K * M *

SHA TIN’S NEW TOWN

nu ucci/eMAo d,.t PLAZA CAN ATTRACT AS MANY AS 200 000 PEOPLE

BUT ,T HAS NEVER SEEN CROWDS LIKE THIS MORNING WHEN

LOCAL RESIDENTS JAMMED THE CENTRE TO SEE THE QUEEN MAKE ONE OF

HER WALKABOUTS THROUGH THE COMPLEX.

AFTER VISITING LUNG HANG ESTATE AND CALLING ON THE TUNG FAMILY IN THEIR HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FLAT, HER MAJESTY WENT BY CAR TO THE PLAZA, WHERE SHE WAS RECEIVED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WHO PRESENTED THE DISTRICT OFFICER, SHA TIN, MR LEO KWAN, THE CHAIRMAN, SUN HUNG KAI PROPERTIES, MR KWOK TAK-SENG, AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION, MR PETER QUICK.

THE QUEEN AND HER PARTY TOOK THE ESCALATOR TO THE FOURTH LEVEL WHERE HER MAJESTY SAW THE PLAZA’S FAMOUS MUSICAL FOUNTAIN IN OPERATION.

MR LIAO PRESENTED THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, MR NG CHAN-LAM AND THE SHA TIN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER, MR Y.Y. NG. MR LIAO THEN CONDUCTED HER MAJESTY AROUND AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

THE FORMALITIES AND THE PRESENTATIONS OVER, THE QUEEN THEN WALKED THROUGH THE SHOPPING ARCADE, STOPPING TO CHAT TO SHOPKEEPERS AND RESIDENTS.

FOR THE ROYAL VISITOR IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HOW PRIVATE ENTERPRISE BLENDS WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S REHOUSING SCHEME. FOR, ALTHOUGH THE NEW TOWN PLAZA IS THE MAIN ATTRACTION IN SHA TIN, IT WAS BUILT BY PRIVATE DEVELOPERS SUN HUNG KAI PROPERTIES.

COSTING #330 MILLION, THE EIGHT-STOREY PLAZA WAS DESIGNED TO BRING A RANGE OF SHOPPING AND LEISURE FACILITIES UNDER ONE ROOF, THE FIRST TIME THIS HAD BEEN DONE IN HONG KONG ON SUCH A SCALE.

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BESIDES A VARIETY OF SHOPS. DEPARTMENT STORES IN HONG KONG. MINI-GOLF COURSE, SWIMMING POOL, PLAYGROUND ALL ON THE ROOF

INCLUDING ONE OF THE BIGGEST THE PLAZA ALSO HAS AN AMP I THEATRE.

AQUA-SLIDE AND CHILDREN’S


attoJIEA2m! of ITS EASY ACCESS by bus and rail, the plaza ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE TERRITORY.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

PEOPLE OF SHA TIN ARE +AT HOME + TO THE QUEEN

HONG KONG’S MASSIVE HOUSING PROGRAMME WAS BROUGHT DOWN TO PERSONAL PROPORTIONS FOR THE QUEEN TODAY WHEN SHE VISITED A FAMILY IN THEIR HOME PURCHASE SCHEME FLAT IN LUNG HANG ESTATE, SHA TIN.

KING TIN COURT MAY LOOK LIKE HUNDREDS OF OTHER HOUSING BLOCKS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, BUT FOR A WHILE IT WAS THE CENTRE OF WORLD f*ED IA ATTENTION WHEN THE QUEEN PAID A CALL AT FLAT EIGHT ON THE SECOND FLOOR THE HOME OF WHOLESALE FOOD SALESMAN MR TUNG CHUNG-MING (35), HIS WIFE, AU YEUNG CHUNG-MING (38) AND THEIR EIGHT-YEAR-OLD PRIMARY FOUR STUDENT SON TUNG HO-LUN.

THE QUEEN SPENT SEVERAL MINUTES CHATTING WITH THE FAMILY WHO BOUGHT THE 54 SQUARE-METRE FLAT THREE YEARS AGO FOR $210 000. PREVIOUSLY THEY HAD LIVED IN A SUB-DIVIDED TENEMENT IN WAN CHAI.

MR TUNG SAIDi +WE DIDN’T MAKE ANY SPECIAL PREPARATION FOR THE QUEEN’S VISIT. WE DIDN’T BUY ANY NEW FURNITURE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I DON’T KNOW WHY OUR FLAT WAS CHOSEN, BUT WE ARE VERY HAPPY AND EXCITED ABOUT IT AND THE NEIGHBOURS ARE EXCITED T00.+

THE QUEEN ARRIVED AT LUNG HANG ESTATE BY CAR AFTER A SLOW 10-MILE DRIVE FROM HMS TAMAR ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE. THE DRIVE CAR WAS DELIBERATELY SLOW TO GIVE CROWDS ALONG THE ROUTE A CHANCE TO SEE THE ROYAL VISITOR.

FOR THE OCCASION, THE QUEEN WORE A SHORT-SLEEVED DRESS OF FUCHSIA PRINTED CREPE DE CHINE WITH TUCKED DETAIL IN BODICE AND SKIRT. SHE HAD ON A LARGE-BRIMMED HAT IN MATCHING STRAW WITH SHALLOW CROWN AND TRIMMED WITH THE MATERIAL OF HER DRESS.

ON ARRIVAL AT THE ESTATE SHE WAS RECEIVED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WHO PRESENTED THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR JOHN TODD. MR TODD, IN TURN PRESENTED THE DIRECTOR CF HOUSING, MR Y.L. PANG, AND THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY: CHAIRMAN OF OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, DR DENNY HUANG; CHAIRMAN CF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, MR CHARLES SIN; CHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, MR F.K. HU? AND HOUSING MANAGER, MR C.Y. LEE. HER MAJESTY SAW AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND DIAGRAMS DEPICTING THE WORK OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY. THESE WERE EXPLAINED BY MR PANG.

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rcMToI.HED?A^AVrC$^P^N,ED BY MR PANG’ THEN WALKED THROUGH THE ^^niALru .A^ZA.°E JHE E?.TATEA.WHICH WAS THR0NGED WITH FLAG-WAVING SCHOOL CHILDREN AND LOCAL RESIDENTS EAGER FOR A SIGHT OF THE

ROYAL VISITOR. SOME 3 000 PRIMARY STUDENTS FROM SCHOOLS IN

HANG ESTATE AND NEARBY SUN TSUI ESTATE HAD BEEN GIVEN SPECIAL VANTAGE POINTS. OTHER RESIDENTS CROWDED THE PIAZZA, COOKED FOOD STALLS AND BALCONIES OF THE COMMERCIAL CENTRE.

AFTER VISITING THE TUNG FAMILY IN THEIR FLAT. THE QUEEN HOUS(|NGSEMRETODDTH A C0MMEM0RAT,VE BOOKLET BY THE SECRETARY FOR

SHA t}nENe2"«NAPLAYZ“FT BV C‘R F°R ™E ™°'"ILE ',00RNE¥ TO ™E

LUNG HANG ESTATE WAS CHOSEN FOR THE QUEEN’S VISIT BECAUSE IT IS A TYPICAL MIX OF RENTED HOUSING AUTHORITY AND HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FLATS- COVERING 11.3 HECTARES, IT WAS BUILT IN THREE PHASES AND WAS COMPLETED IN JANUARY 1984 AT A TOTAL COST OF $478

A TOTAL OF 26 000 PEOPLE LIVE IN THE ESTATE’S 12 HOUSING BLOCKS WHICH COMPRISE MORE THAN 5 700 FLATS, 1 400 OF WHICH WERE SOLD UNDER THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME.

KING TIN COURT, WHERE THE TUNG FAMILY LIVES, HAS A TOTAL POPULATION OF 6 000 PEOPLE.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1?86

ATTENTION NEWS EDITORS:

i/Ai tLzEaQUEEN W,LL LEAVE HONG KONG BY A SPECIAL FLIGHT FROM REPRESENTATivES°rJvFl?U?R?2p J>J5aRSDAY) " TRANSpO«T FOR MEDIA IAI l V ES COVERING THE DEPARTURE WILL LFAVF TMP cpntdai £‘?PARK' LOWER ALBERT ROAD^aI 8™5 aS

•^OSE MAKING THEIR OWN WAY SHOULD ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE THE ♦GREEN+ GATE, WHICH IS OPPOSITE THE AIRPORT POL ICE station AT EASTERN ROAD, KOWLOON CITY, BEFORE 9.15 A^ ST‘TIO«,

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Speech by

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

on October 22, 1986 at the

formal opening of the

Castle Peak "B" Power Station, Hong Kong

Lord Kadoorie, Mr. Clancy, Ladles and Gentlemen,

The construction of the largest power complex in South East

Asia has obviously been a massive undertaking, and I congratulate everyone who have contributed to its successful conviction. It is the sort of intematicxial success story that we have come to expect from Hong Kong.

The combined efforts of the giant American ESSO Company and the

British engineering firms of Babcock and GEC, together with the China Light and Power Company have resulted in this immense project being finished well ahead of schedule.

If such a project and Heng Kong itself for that matter is a

measure of what can be achieved by Anglo-Chinese and internali on al cooperation, I believe it bodes very well for the future of Hong Kong and the whole of South China.

It gives me the greatest pleasure to declare that the Castle Peak ”B” Power Station is complete and in action.

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ATTENTION NEWS EDITORS:

TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE VISITS BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TO MAI PO MARSHES AND LYEMUN BARRACKS TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

PRESS COACHES FOR MAI PO MARSHES WILL LEAVE THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CARPARK, LOWER ALBERT ROAD AT 8 AM. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE EVENT ARE ADVISED TO CARRY LIGHT EQUIPMENT BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE TO WALK FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES ALONG A PATH BEFORE REACHING PRESS POSITIONS.

COACHES FOR LYEMUN BARRACKS WILL LEAVE THE SAME CARPARK AT 12.30 PM. PRESS MEMBERS ARE ADVISED TO USE OFFICIAL TRANSPORT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE. THOSE WISHING TO MAKE THEIR OWN WAY MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 1 PM AT THE MAIN GATE OF THE BARRACKS. LATE COMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

SPORTSMEN SHOW THEIR rACES FOR THE PRINCE *****

HONG KONG’S SPORTSMEN AND SPORTSWOMEN SHOWED THEIR SKILLS TO THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH THIS MORNING WHEN HE VISITED THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE AT SHA TIN.

PRINCE PHILIP LANDED ON SOCCER PITCH ONE AT THE CENTRE IN THE HELICOPTER WHICH HAD FLOWN HIM FROM THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION. HE WAS RECEIVED BY THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR ALAN SCOTT, WHO PRESENTED THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE BOARD, MR DENIS BRAY, AND THE CENTRE’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE, MR HOWARD WELLS.

THE PRINCE AND PARTY WENT TO THE INDOOR SWIMMING POOL TO WATCH A TRAINING SESSION. MR WELLS PRESENTED MR DAVID HALLER, HEAD SWIMMING COACH AND FORMER BRITISH NATIONAL COACH, WHO PRESENTED SOME OF HIS SWIMMING SQUAD TO THE DUKE.

MR WELLS ALSO PRESENTED MR MARTIN LAM, DIRECTOR OF THE &PORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED, TO THE DUKE.

ON SOCCER PITCH ONE, WHERE HE HAD EARLIER LANDED, PRINCE PHILIP SAW TRAINING IN PROGRESS AND MR KWOK KA-MING, HEAD SOCCER COACH, WHO IS A QUALIFIED ENGLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION COACH AND WHO REPRESENTED HONG KONG 96 TIMES AS A PLAYER, WAS PRESENTED TO HIM.

PRINCE PHILIP SAW A GYMNASTIC DISPLAY IN THE CHALLENGE GYMNASIUM AND MR WELLS PRESENTED THE HONORARY SECRETARY GENERAL, AMATEUR SPORTS FEDERATION AND OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF HONG KONG, MR RAMON YOUNG, AND HEAD GYMNASTICS COACH MR JAMES WILSON, WHO INTRODUCED GYMNAST MISS KWONG ME I-FONG.

HEAD JUDO COACH MR DAVID STARBROOK, FORMER BRITISH NATIONAL COACH, WAS PRESENTED TO PRINCE PHILIP, WHO THEN WENT ON TO WATCH BADMINTON AND TENNIS PRACTICE AND CHATTED TO TENNIS PLAYER MISS PAULETTE MORENO AND BADMINTON PLAYER MISS AMY CHAN.

THE DUKE ALSO SAW ABLE-BODIED AND DISABLED FENCERS IN TRAINING AND MR WELLS PRESENTED MR IAN STRACHAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED, DR YORK CHOW, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SAPH, MR CHENG CHUNG-YIN, HEAD TABLE TENNIS COACH, MR TOM NORCROSS, HEAD FENCING COACH, MR CHRISTOPHER CLARK, HEAD SQUASH COACH, AND MR PETER HARTLEY, SPORTS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER.

THE DUKE LEFT THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE BY CAR FOR THE SHA TIN RACECOURSE TO REJOIN THE QUEEN FOR A CIVIC LUNCH AT THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

STAMPS CATCH THE QUEEN’S EYE *****

THE STAMP COLLECTING HOBBY OF EIGHT-YEAR-OLD TUNG HO-LUN CAUGHT THE QUEEN’S ATTENTION WHEN SHE VISITED THE TUNG FAMILY FLAT AT LUNG HANG ESTATE, SHA TIN, THIS MORNING. THE ROYAL VISITOR NOTICED FIRST DAY COVERS BOTH FOR HER PRESENT VISIT AND FOR HER 6OTH BIRTHDAY. SHE ---------- ‘

AND HE REPLIED THAT HE DID.

ASKED THE BOY IF HE COLLECTED STAMPS

THE QUEEN ASKED MR AND MRS TUNG HOW LONG THEY HAD LIVED IN THE FLAT AND WHERE THEY HAD LIVED BEFORE. MR TUNG TOLD HER MAJESTY THAT THEY HAD LIVED IN A SIX-SQUARE-METRE ROOM IN WAN CHAI BEFORE MOVING TO SHA TIN THREE YEARS AGO.

THE QUEEN ALSO EXPRESSED INTEREST IN THE FLAT’S FURNISHINGS AND ASKED IF THE FLAT WAS BOUGHT WITH FURNITURE INCLUDED BUT THE TUNGS TOLD HER THEY HAD BOUGHT THE FURNITURE THEMSELVES.

IHE END 0F THE V,S,T» YOUNG HO-LUN PRESENTED HER MAJESTY WI1H A BOUQUET OF CARNATIONS AND YELLOW ORCHIDS. HE ASKED THE QUEEN IF SHE WOULD SIGN THE PICTURE OF HERSELF AND PRINCE PHILIP IN THE OFFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME, WHICH SHE DID.

HE5 WAY 0UT 0F THE FLAT» THE QUEEN SAW THE KITCHEN AND REMARKED HOW SPOTLESS IT LOOKED. SHE ASKED MRS TUNG IF SHE COOKED THERE AND MRS TUNG REPLIED THAT SHE COOKED IN THE KITCHEN AND CLEANED IT, EVERY DAY.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1986

THE DUKE OPENS CASTLE PEAK +B+ POWER STATION *****

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TODAY DESCRIBED THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION COMPLEX AS +THE SORT OF INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS STORY THAT WE HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM HONG KONG+.

OFFICIALLY OPENING THE CASTLE PEAK +B+ STATION THIS MORNING THE DUKE SAID THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LARGEST POWER STATION COMPi-EX IN SOUTHEAST ASIA HAD BEEN A MASSIVE UNDERTAKING.

PRINCE PHILIP SAID: +THE COMBINED EFFORTS OF THE GIANT AMERICAN ESSO COMPANY AND THE BRITISH ENGINEERING FIRMS OF BABCOCK AND GEC, TOGETHER WITH THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY HAVE RESULTED IN THIS IMMENSE PROJECT BEING FINALISED WELL AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

♦IF SUCH A PROJECT, AND HONG KONG ITSELF FOR THAT MATTER, IS A MEASURE OF WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED BY ANGLO-CHINESE AND INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION, I BELIEVE IT BODES VERY WELL FOR THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG AND THE WHOLE OF SOUTH CHINA.*

PRINCE PHILIP TRAVELLED TO CASTLE PEAK FROM HMS TAMAR ON BOARD A WESSEX HELICOPTER OF 28 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE. ON HIS ARRIVAL HE WAS RECEIVED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, WHO PRESENTED THE CHAIRMAN OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER, LORD KADOORIE, WHO IN TURN PRESENTED MR M.J. CLANCY, CHAIRMAN, ESSO HONG KONG: SIR SIDNEY GORDON, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, CHINA LIGHT AND POWER J MR M.E.J. O’LOUGHLIN, DIRECTOR, EXXON CORPORATION} MR T.A. KIRKLEY, PRESIDENT, EXXON COAL AND MINERALS AND MR W.F. STONES, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHINA LIGHT AND POWER.

ACCOMPANIED BY LORD KADOORIE AND MR STONES, PRINCE PHILIP TRAVELLED BY EXECUTIVE BUS TO CASTLE PEAK + B+ STATION WHERE HE TOOK THE LIFT TO THE FIFTH FLOOR CENTRAL CONTROL ROOM, WHICH WAS EXPLAINED BY MR STONES WHO PRESENTED TO PRINCE PHILIP: DIVISIONAL MANAGER ENGINEERING, MR R.W. BROOKS ? DIVISIONAL MANAGER OPERATIONS, MR W.L. MAYERS? STATION MANAGER CASTLE PEAK +B+, MR K. STOTT, STATION MANAGER CASTLE PEAK + A+, MR J.H. WOODS AND PROJECT MANAGER. MR J.M. PEARSON.

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THE DUKE TOURED THE TURBINE FLOOR WHERE MR STONES DESCRIBED THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT AND THE WORK IN PROGRESS, AND PRINCE PHILIP PAUSED TO CHAT.TO ENGINEERS OF THE WORK TEAM.

PRINCE PHILIP SIGNED THE VISITORS’ BOOK AND TOURED AN EXHIBITION BEFORE FORMALLY DECLARING THE STATION OPEN.

HE LEFT BY HELICOPTER FOR THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE IN SHA TIN.

CASTLE PEAK +B+ IS THE BIGGEST OF THE TWO STATIONS ON THE SITE. BUILT BY A JOINT COMPANY MADE UP OF EXXON AND CHINA LIGHT AND POWER, THE S14-BILLI0N STATION WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE FOUR 677 MEGAWATT GENERATORS. TWO OF THESE ARE ALREADY IN OPERATION. THE THIRD IS ABOUT TO BE COMMISSIONED AND THE FOURTH SHOULD BE IN OPERATION BY 1990.

BRITAIN IS PLAYING A LARGE PART IN BUILDING THE STATION. THE BOILERS ARE BEING SUPPLIED BY BABCOCK POWER LTD AND THE GENERATORS BY GEC TURBINE GENERATOR CO LTD.

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