Daily Information Bulletin - 1990s - 1990 - AUG - ENG

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

EXCO DECISION ON SATELLITE TELEVISION .................................. 1

SMATV SYSTEM OWNERS URGED TO REGISTER .................................. 2

PLANS FOR THE RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG CORPORATION DELAYED ........... 2

AMENDMENTS TO SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND RULES ............................. 3

NEW AGENCY ON STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ............................. 4

SAFETY TEST OF MEDICAL GAS CONTAINERS .................................. 5

NEW LANTAO BUS COMPANY FARE INCREASE ................................... 5

RED CROSS DELEGATES TO BEAUTIFY WONG TAI SIN ........................... 6

APPLICATIONS FOR DB FUNDS INVITED ...................................... 7

BUILDING MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR RESIDENTS ............................... 8

BADMINTON AND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS IN MONG KOK ....................... 9

THREE GOVERNMENT LOTS TO LET BY TENDER .................................

WATER COT IN SHEUNG SHUI ............................................... 10

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND ............................... 11

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT .......................... 12

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TUEN MUN ..................................... 12

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1990

1 EXCO DECISION ON SATELLITE TELEVISION * * t * * * *

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS CONSIDERED THE QUESTION OF SATELLITE TELEVISION AND THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF DEREGULATING SATELLITE MASTER ANTENNA TELEVISION (SMATV) SYSTEMS ON EXISTING BROADCASTERS AND CABLE TELEVISION, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN COMING TO A DECI' JON, THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TOOK ACCOUNT OF THE DESIRABILITY OF HONG J ONG PEOPLE HAVING AS MUCH ACCESS AS POSSIBLE TO INFORMATION AND FOR HONG KONG TO KEEP UP WITH TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS FIELD. IT ALSO HAD REGARD TO THE NEED TO BALANCE THIS AGAINST THE DESIRABILITY OF MAINTAINING A CONSISTENT REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR BROADCASTING.

"THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DECIDED THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO WISH TO PUT UP A SATELLITE DISH CONNECTED TO A SINGLE TELEVISION SET (I.E. TVRO) WILL BE ALLOWED TO DO SO WITHOUT A LICENCE," HE SAID.

WHERE A SINGLE SATELLITE DISH IS INSTALLED TO DISTRIBUTE SIGNALS TO MORE THAN ONE TELEVISION SET (I.E. SMATV SYSTEMS), A LICENCE WILL BE REQUIRED AS PART OF A NEW LICENSING SYSTEM TO BE INTRODUCED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THIS SYSTEM WILL INCLUDE ADVERTISING AND PROGRAMME STANDARDS FOR SMATV LICENSEES COMPARABLE TO THOSE APPLIED TO EXISTING BROADCASTERS.

"THE LICENSING SYSTEM WILL ALSO TAKE FULLY INTO ACCOUNT THE NEED FOR A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK WHICH IS EQUITABLE AS BETWEEN EXISTING TELEVISION BROADCASTING FRANCHISEES AND NEW ENTRANTS TO THE INDUSTRY." THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN MADE IT CLEAR THAT EXISTING SMATV SYSTEMS WILL EVENTUALLY BE SUBJECT TO THE LICENSING REGIME TO BE INTRODUCED AND THAT FROM THE DATE OF THIS RELEASE THE INSTALLATION OF NEW SMATV SYSTEMS WITHOUT LICENCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND STRICT ENFORCEMENT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.

OWNERS OF EXISTING SMATV SYSTEMS ARE ADVISED TO REGISTER THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ALSO DIRECTED THAT A RECOMMENDATION BE MADE TO THE COUNCIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ON A BROADCASTING LICENSING REGIME IN RESPECT OF THE UPLINKING OF SATELLITE TELEVISION PROGRAMMES FROM HONG KONG. THE LICENSING REGIME WILL BE BASED ON THE SAME CONSIDERATIONS AS THOSE APPLICABLE TO THE LICENSING OF OTHER TELEVISION BROADCASTERS.

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SMATV SYSTEM OWNERS URGED TO REGISTER *****

FOLLOWING THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DECISION ON SATELLITE MASTER ANTENNA TELEVISION (SMATV) SYSTEMS, THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES THAT ALL SMATV SYSTEMS ARE SUBJECT TO LICENSING UNDER THE TELECOMMUNICATION ORDINANCE AND THAT ENFORCEMENT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST UNLICENSED INSTALLATIONS AS FROM TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HOWEVER, SMATV SYSTEMS WHICH ARE ALREADY IN EXISTENCE WILL BE TOLERATED AND SUBJECT TO THE LICENSING SYSTEM WHICH WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

OWNERS OF EXISTING SMATV SYSTEMS SHOULD REGISTER WITH THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

ALL ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO MR ERIC LAM, TELECOMMUNICATIONS BRANCH, POST OFFICE, 173 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, SINCERE BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, CENTRAL. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 852 9678, AND THE FAX NUMBER IS 541 9058.

THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY STRESSES THAT STRICT ENFORCEMENT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST ANY UNLICENSED SMATV SYSTEMS INSTALLED AFTER AUGUST 1, 1990.

HOWEVER, SATELLITE TELEVISION RECEIVE-ONLY AERIALS FOR CONNECTION TO A SINGLE TELEVISION SET (THAT IS TVRO) ARE PERMITTED WITHOUT LICENCES.

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PLANS FOR THE RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG CORPORATION DELAYED * * * ♦ ♦ * ♦

PLANS FOR THE CORPORATISATION OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG (RTHK) HAS NOW BEEN DEFERRED UNTIL DECEMBER OF NEXT YEAR. THE ORIGINAL TARGET DATE WAS APRIL NEXT YEAR.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE DELAY WAS RESULTED FROM THE NEED TO EXAMINE THE OPTIMAL ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE RTHK CORPORATION SO AS TO CARRY OUT THE ACTIVITIES BASED ON ITS ROLE, WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE PROPOSED RTHK ORDINANCE AND WITH REGARD TO THE IMPORTANCE OF COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF REVENUE-GENERATING ACTIVITIES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID A CONSULTANT WILL BE ENGAGED TO CARRY OUT A TWO-MONTH STUDY ON THE ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR THE RTHK CORPORATION.

THE SECRETARY FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR GUS CHUI, HAD MET STAFF AND UNION REPRESENTATIVES AND BRIEFED THEM ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT.

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AMENDMENTS TO SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND RULES ******

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAD AGREED TO AMEND THE GRANT SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND RULES AND THE SUBSIDISED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND RULES IN ORDER TO REMOVE AN ANOMALY IN THE EXISTING ARRANGEMENT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

UNDER THE AMENDED RULES, A CONTRIBUTOR WHO CLOSES HIS PROVIDENT FUND ACCOUNT UPON CEASING EMPLOYMENT IN ONE SCHOOL IN ORDER TO.RECEIVE PAYMENT OF HIS BENEFITS AND SUBSEQUENTLY REJOINS THE SCHEME BY BECOMING RE-EMPLOYED IN THE SAME OR A DIFFERENT SCHOOL, WILL HAVE A GOVERNMENT DONATION COMMENCING AT FIVE PER CENT OF HIS SALARY PAID INTO HIS ACCOUNT, HE SAID.

"HIS PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS CONTRIBUTORY SERVICE COMPLETED PRIOR TO HIS RE-COMMENCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT WOULD NOT BE RECOGNISED FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF GOVERNMENT DONATION PAYABLE TO HIM," THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE POSITION OF A TEACHER ENJOYING A 10 PER CENT OR 15 PER CENT GOVERNMENT DONATION WHO QUITTED ONE SCHOOL AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN AUGUST AND JOINED ANOTHER IN SEPTEMBER WITHOUT CASHING IN ON HIS OR HER PROVIDENT FUND BENEFITS WOULD NOT BE AFFECTED.

THE GRANT SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND AND THE SUBSIDISED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND ARE STATUTORY SCHEMES GOVERNED BY RULES MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 85 OF THE EDUCATION ORDINANCE.

THE TWO SCHEMES ARE OPEN TO TEACHERS SERVING IN GRANT AND SUBSIDISED SCHOOLS RESPECTIVELY.

EACH FUND HAS A BOARD OF CONTROL THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL. THE MEMBERSHIP OF EACH BOARD COMPRISES THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE, THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RELEVANT SCHOOLS COUNCILS AND OF THE CONTRIBUTORS.

A GOVERNMENT DONATION EQUIVALENT TO THE FOLLOWING PERCENTAGES OF A CONTRIBUTING TEACHER’S SALARY IS PAID INTO EACH PROVIDENT FUND ACCOUNT:

» FIVE PER CENT FOR A TEACHER WHOSE CONTINUOUS CONTRIBUTORY SERVICE IS LESS THAN 10 YEARS;

♦ 10 PER CENT FOR A TEACHER WHOSE CONTINUOUS CONTRIBUTORY SERVICE IS NOT LESS THAN 10 YEARS BUT LESS THAN 15 YEARS; AND

* 15 PER CENT FOR A TEACHER WHOSE CONTINUOUS CONTRIBUTORY

SERVICE IS NOT LESS THAN 15 YEARS.

THE AMENDMENT RULES WILL BE GAZETTED AND BECOME EFFECTIVE ON AUGUST 10 THIS YEAR.

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NEW AGENCY ON STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE SETTING UP OF THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY (SFAA) TO TAKE OVER THE OPERATION OF ALL STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MATTERS NOW BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE EDUCATION AND MANPOWER BRANCH AND EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

AT PRESENT, THE OPERATION OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE MATTERS IS SHARED BETWEEN DIFFERENT DIVISIONS OF THE EDUCATION AND MANPOWER BRANCH AND EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. THIS CAUSED CONSIDERABLE CONFUSION AND INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC.

"THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW AGENCY, TO WHICH ALL THE RELATED RESPONSIBILITIES ARE POOLED, WILL HELP PROVIDE THE PUBLIC WITH ONE CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE AGENCY DEALING WITH MATTERS ON STUDENT FINANCE," A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

"STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A BETTER CO-ORDINATED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SERVICE, AND THE PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS CAN BE STREAMLINED."

THE SFAA IS HEADED BY A CONTROLLER WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALL MATTERS RELATING TO STUDENT FINANCE.

THE AGENCY IS DIVIDED INTO DIVISION ONE AND DIVISION TWO, EACH HEADED BY A DEPUTY CONTROLLER.

DIVISION ONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOCAL STUDENT FINANCE SCHEME, THE UK/HK JOINT FUNDING SCHEME, AS WELL AS VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARD SCHEMES AIMED AT ASSISTING OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN HONG KONG TO FURTHER THEIR STUDIES LOCALLY OR OVERSEAS.

DIVISION TWO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OPERATING SCHEMES THAT PROVIDE GRANTS AND LOANS TO STUDENTS OF THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, SHUE YAN COLLEGE AND LINGNAN COLLEGE, GRANT SUBSIDIES FOR LOCAL TRAVEL, TEXTBOOK ASSISTANCE AND FEE REMISSION, AS WELL AS ADMINISTERING OVER 40 SCHOLARSHIPS UNDER THE EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND ORDINANCE AND OTHER STATUTORY TRUST FUNDS.

THE MAIN OFFICE OF THE SFAA IS ACCOMMODATED ON THE GROUND AND MEZZANINE FLOORS AT THE LOW BLOCK OF QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG. ENQUIRIES ON STUDENT FINANCE MATTERS CAN BE MADE AT TEL NO. 867 2738.

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SAFETY TEST OF MEDICAL GAS CONTAINERS ♦ » » * ♦

WITH EFFECT FROM FRIDAY (AUGUST 3), A 20-MEMBER FIRE SERVICES SPECIAL TEAM WILL CONDUCT ON-SITE TESTS OF EACH AND EVERY MEDICAL GAS CONTAINER FILLED AND CHECKED BY THE HONG KONG OXYGEN COMPANY LTD BEFORE IT LEAVES THE MANUFACTURING PLANT.

CONTAINERS FOUND TO BE SUITABLE FOR DELIVERY WILL BE SEALED WITH AN ADDITIONAL LABEL ISSUED BY THE SPECIAL TEAM SET UP TO STRENGTHEN THE MONITORING OF FILLING AND DELIVERY OF ALL MEDICAL GAS CYLINDERS.

ANY CONTAMINATED CYLINDER FOUND AT THE SITE WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE DELIVERY LINE AND HANDED OVER TO THE GOVERNMENT CHEMIST FOR THOROUGH ANALYSIS.

AS PART OF AN INTERIM MEASURE TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE APPROPRIATE STANDARDS, MEMBERS OF THE SPECIAL TEAM WILL ESCORT THE DELIVERY OF ALL MEDICAL GAS CYLINDERS WITH EFFECT FROM SATURDAY (AUGUST 4).

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NEW LANTAO BUS COMPANY FARE INCREASE

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED A FARE INCREASE FOR THE NEW LANTAO BUS COMPANY (NLB) WHICH WILL TAKE EFFECT ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 5).

THE INCREASE, AVERAGING 14.8 PER CENT, WILL RANGE BETWEEN 20 CENTS AND 90 CENTS FOR JOURNEYS ON MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS, AND BETWEEN 30 CENTS AND $1.60 ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

NLB’S LAST GENERAL FARE INCREASE WAS IMPLEMENTED ON JUNE 1, 1987. THE LEVEL OF FARE RISE CURRENTLY SOUGHT BY NLB IS LOWER THAN THE AGGREGATE INFLATION RATE OF 28 PER CENT SINCE THE LAST FARE INCREASE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAD EXAMINED DETAILS OF THE COMPANY’S APPLICATION FOR A FARE INCREASE AND FOUND THEM REASONABLE. THE FARE RISE WAS REQUIRED TO COVER RISING OPERATING COSTS DUE TO INFLATION AND SERVICE IMPROVEMENT.

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THE EXISTING AND REVISED FARE SCALES OF NLB ARE:

ADULT SINGLE FARE

GROUP OF ROUTES JOURNEY DISTANCE NOT EXCEEDING MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

EXISTING REVISED EXISTING REVISED

(KM) ($) ($) ($) (•)

I. ORDINARY 4 0.9 1.0 1.8 2.1

ROUTES 8 1.9 2. 1 2.5 2.9

1 3 2.5 2.8 4.5 5.2

1 7 3.6 4.1 5.5 6.4

20 4.5 5.1 6.6 7.7

24 5.0 5.7 7.5 8.7

27 6.0 6.8 9.0 10.4

31 6.6 7.5 10.0 11.6

II. NGONG PING 4 2.2 2.5 3.4 3.9

ROUTES 24 6.6 7.5 10.0 11.6

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RED CROSS DELEGATES TO BEAUTIFY WONG TAI SIN

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MORE THAN 80 RED CROSS DELEGATES FROM 16 COUNTRIES INCLUDING HONG KONG AND MACAU WILL TAKE PART IN A ’BEAUTIFYING CAMPAIGN’ OF WONG TAI SIN TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THEY ARE TO PAINT A MURAL ON A CONCRETE SLOPE ALONG LUNG CHEUNG ROAD OPPOSITE THE WONG TAI SIN SHOPPING CENTRE.

THE MURAL PAINTING EXERCISE IS PART OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT "CONSERVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECT LIFE" AND IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD, WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG RED CROSS.

AGED BETWEEN 17 AND 25, THE DELEGATES COME FROM AUSTRALIA, CHINA, INDIA, INDONESIA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, PAKISTAN, PAPUA NEW GUNIEA, THE PHILIPPINES, THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES, HONG KONG AND MACAU.

A CEREMONY TO MARK THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AND OFFICIATED BY THE WONG TAI SIN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM KWAN; CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE, MR FUNG KWONG-CHUNG; AND THE PRINCIPAL YOUTH AND WELFARE OFFICER OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS, MISS CHRISTINE FANG.

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THE DELEGATES ARE ON A NINE-DAY VISIT TO HONG KONG TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MURAL PAINTING EXERCISE IN WONG TAI SIN BY OVERSEAS RED CROSS DELEGATES AND ITS LAUNCHING CEREMONY TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 1.30 PM AT THE SEA DRAGON SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, GROUND FLOOR, TROPICANA GARDENS, 110 LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, WONG TAI SIN. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED AFTERWARDS.

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO COVER THE MURAL PAINTING EXERCISE ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE THE CHIU CHOW GARDEN RESTAURANT AT WONG TAI SIN SHOPPING CENTRE AT 3 PM.

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APPLICATIONS FOR DB FUNDS INVITED

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LOCAL ORGANISATIONS IN YAU TSIM DISTRICT ARE BEING INVITED TO APPLY FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD SAID PROJECTS REQUIRING SPONSORSHIP SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE THEME "PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND BUILD UP OUR COMMUNITY" AS LAID DOWN BY THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE.

THE PROJECTS SHOULD ALSO MEET ANY OF THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:

» PROMOTE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT;

* PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING CIVIC EDUCATION;

* IDENTIFY SPECIAL NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT OR SOLUTIONS TO THOSE PROBLEMS PARTICULAR TO THE DISTRICT;

* FOSTER A SENSE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND MUTUAL HELP AMONG THE RESIDENTS; AND

« PROVIDE RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING PROGRAMMES FOR THE YOUTH AND THE ELDERLY.

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15 FOR FUNCTIONS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND FEBRUARY.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT BOARI’ SECRETARIAT AT GROUND FLOOR, 15 MIDDLE ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 301 2149.

IN 1989-90, 40 PROJECTS COSTING $250,155 WERE ENDORSED UNDER THE SCHEME.

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BUILDING MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR RESIDENTS

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THE SHAM SHUT PO DISTRICT PRIVATE BUILDING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR A CERTIFICATE COURSE ON PRIVATE BUILDING MANAGEMENT TO BE HELD FROM AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 20.

THE DISTRICT BOARD SPONSORED COURSE WILL BE HELD EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 6.30 PM TO 8.30 PM AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, FAT TSEUNG STREET.

OFFICE-BEARERS OF LOCAL MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS AS WELL AS THOSE INVOLVED IN BUILDING MANAGEMENT ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE HOME SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, CLEARANCE OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES, ANTI-CORRUPTION AND BUILDING MANAGEMENT, BUILDING INSURANCE, MANAGEMENT OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDING AND LEGAL ISSUES SUCH AS THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE PROCEDURES INVOLVING SMALL CLAIMS.

REPRESENTATIVES OF RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES WILL BE INVITED TO GIVE LECTURES.

THOSE ATTENDING THE COURSE WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONDUCT CASE STUDIES.

PARTICIPANTS WITH AN 80 PER CENT OR HIGHER ATTENDANCE RATE WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE AT 37-39 TONKIN STREET. THE DEADLINE FOR ENROLMENT IS AUGUST 10.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 729 4919.

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BADMINTON AND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS IN MONG KOK

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A BADMINTON AND A VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD IN THE BOUNDARY STREET INDOOR GAMES HALL IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.

THE TOURNAMENTS ARE JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR MONG KOK RESIDENTS. THEY ARE SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE BADMINTON TOURNAMENT, TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 9, WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR SECTIONS: MEN’S SINGLE, YOUTH’S SINGLE, WOMEN’S OPEN AND MIX DOUBLE.

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE LIM PO YEN CENTRE AT 110 BEECH STREET; THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S MONG KOK LEISURE SERVICE DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE SEVENTH FLOOR OF THE URBAN COUNCIL FA YUEN STREET COMPLEX; AND THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS TAI KOK TSUI SUB-OFFICE.

TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 394 7867.

MEANWHILE, THE PRELIMINARY AND FINAL MATCHES OF THE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 12 AND 19 RESPECTIVELY. ADMISSION IS FREE.

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THREE GOVERNMENT LOTS TO LET BY TENDER *****

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT SHORT-TERM TENANCY OF THREE LOTS IN KOWLOON FOR FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARKS.

THE FIRST LOT, WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT LOCATED AT KING YIP STREET IN KWUN TONG.

IS INVITING TENDERS FOR AND THE NEW TERRITORIES

6,150 SQUARE METRES, IS

IT IS FOR FEE-PAYING PUBLIC PARKING AREA FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, INCLUDING CONTAINERS AND TRAILERS WITH THEIR PRIME MOVERS ATTACHED, CURRENTLY LICENSED UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE.

THE TENANCY IS FOR ONF YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE SECOND LOT IS LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF CHUK YUEN ROAD AND FU MEI STREET IN WONG TAI SIN.

WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 3,250 SQUARE METRES, THE LOT IS FOR FEE-PAYING PARiUNG AREA FOR MOTOR VEHICLES CURRENTLY LICENSED UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CONTAINER TRACTORS AND TRAILERS.

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THE TENANCY IS FOR TWO YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE THIRD LOT IS AT CONTAINER PORT ROAD IN KWAI CHUNG.

WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 2,300 SQUARE METRES, THE LOT IS FOR FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARK FOR VEHICLES EXCLUDING CONTAINER VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY IS FOR 18 MONTHS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON AUGUST 17.

FORM OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND TENDER PLAN INSPECTED AT :

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KWAI TSING, 10TH AND 11TH FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CAR-PARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN;

♦ THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND

» THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES KOWLOON, 10TH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

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WATER CUT IN SHEUNG SHUI * ♦ ♦ » ♦

BOTH FRESH AND FLUSHING WATER SUPPLIES TO SOME PREMISES IN SHEUNG SHUI WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 3) TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TEST.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT PREMISES AT CHOI YUEN ESTATE, CHOI PO COURT, YUK PO COURT AND SHEUNG SHUI TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 3), THE ROUND-THE-CLOCK BAN ZONE ON THE SECTION OF THE WESTBOUND TRAM TRACK ON SHAU KEI WAN ROAD FROM NO. 262 TO ITS JUNCTION AT HOI FOO STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY LIFTED FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO FACILITATE WATER MAIN CONNECTION WORKS THERE.

AT THE SAME TIME, ALL VEHICLES EXCEEDING FIVE METRES IN LENGTH WILL BE PROHIBITED ROUND-THE-CLOCK FROM ENTERING THE U-TURN SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM MARSH ROAD IN WAN CHAI NORTHBOUND TO MARSH ROAD SOUTHBOUND FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS FOR WATER MAINLAYING WORKS.

IN ADDITION, ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEEDING SEVEN METRES IN LENGTH WILL BE PROHIBITED ROUND-THE-CLOCK FROM ENTERING THE SECTION OF RUMSEY STREET BETWEEN DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL AND WING LOK STREET FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS TO FACILITATE ROAD DRAINAGE WORKS.

MEANWHILE, THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CHEUNG HONG STREET FROM FORT STREET TO KIN WAH STREET IN NORTH POINT WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY 24 HOURS DAILY FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR. GOODS THERE.

MORE, THE SECTION OF SECOND LANE BETWEEN WARREN STREET AND JONES STREET IN TAI HANG WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS FOR DRAINAGE CONNECTION WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON JONES STREET HEADING FOR WARREN STREET MAY TRAVEL VIA SECOND LANE WESTBOUND, LAI YIN STREET, TUNG LO WAN ROAD, BROWN STREET AND KING STREET OR SUN CHUN STREET.

IN WESTERN DISTRICT, A SECTION OF BONHAM STRAND WEST BETWEEN NO. 70 AND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO FACILITATE REPAIR WORKS OF A WATER MAIN.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT AS FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 3), THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS TO FACILITATE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF KING’S ROAD:

THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF JAVA ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF HEALTHY STREET EAST TO ITS JUNCTION AT KING’S ROAD, AND KING’S ROAD EASTBOUND FROM ITS JUNCTION AT JAVA ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION, WILL BE DESIGNATED PUBLIC LIGHT BUS URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

WITHIN THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED AREAS, ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, EXCEPT THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF HEALTHY STREET EAST BETWEEN JAVA ROAD AND KING’S ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

IN ADDITION, THE SECTION OF KING’S ROAD EASTBOUND FROM HEALTHY STREET EAST TO JAVA ROAD WILL BE CLOSED.

DURING THE CLOSURE, CMB ROUTES 2, 8, 20, 21, 22, 80, 81, 81M AND 87, AND CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTES 102, 106, 110 AND 116 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HEALTHY STREET EAST NORTHBOUND AND JAVA ROAD TO REJOIN KING’S ROAD EASTBOUND.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT IN ORDER TO FACILITATE REPAIR WORKS OF THE ROAD BRIDGE AT PUI TO ROAD, TUEN MUN, THE FOLLOWING SLIP ROADS LINKING TUEN MUN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FOR FOUR DAYS BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM DAILY FROM FRIDAY (AUGUST 3). TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED.

ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, THE NORTHBOUND SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM PUI TO ROAD TO TUEN MUN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED, WHILE TRAFFIC ON PUI TO ROAD TO TUEN MUN ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND ROAD D2N.

ON AUGUST 5 AND 6, THE SOUTHBOUND SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM TUEN MUN ROAD TO PUI TO ROAD WILL BE CLOSED. TRAFFIC ON TUEN MUN ROAD TO PUI TO ROAD WILL BE DIRECTED VIA TUEN FAT ROAD, TUEN SHING STREET AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL.: 842 8777

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS EXPERIMENTAL FARMS ................................. 1

GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES PRIVATE PARTICIPATION IN PADS PROJECTS .............. 1

HK'S ATTRIBUTES AS TRADING, FINANCIAL, SERVICES CENTRE OUTLINED ..........  3

HONG KONG'S OPEN TRADE POLICIES PRAISED .................................   4

APPEAL TO HELP TRAIN MANPOWER IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY .................... 6

PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF RETAIL SALES SURVEY FOR MAY RELEASED ............... 8

VICE-CHAIRMAN OF DUK3 OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD COUNCIL APPOINTED ............. 11

DB TO STUDY MARGINAL LAND FOR FARMING..................................... 11

SITTING-OUT AREA FOR NORTH POINT RESIDENTS ..,............................ 12

ANTI-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT IN REPULSE BAY .............................. 12

TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN TAI PO ............................. 13

BAN ZONE AND TEMPORARY PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE IN TAI PO..................... 14

URBAN CLEARWAY IN TAI PO ................................................. 14

TEMPORARY RIGHT TURN BAN IN TSUEN WAN .................................... 15

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN YAU TONG ................................ 15

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ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS EXPERIMENTAL FARMS

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THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, TODAY (THURSDAY) HAD A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEW FARMING TECHNIQUES NOW BEING INTRODUCED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, SIR DAVID FIRST VISITED THE TA KWU LING PIG BREEDING CENTRE. HE INSPECTED THE PIG-ON-LITTER METHOD WHICH USES A SPECIAL BEDDING MATERIAL COMPRISING SAWDUST AND BACTERIAL PRODUCTS TO DECOMPOSE PIG MANURE IN THE PIG SHE! .

SIR DAVID WAS BRIEFED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER, DR NORMAN CHENG, AND WAS TOLD THAT THE NEW SYSTEM HAS BEEN TESTED FOR THREE YEARS, WITH ABOUT 1,400 PIGS INVOLVED IN THE EXPERIMENTS IN THE GOVERNMENT AND FIVE PRIVATE FARMS.

THE DEPARTMENT IS PRACTISING THE SYSTEM ALL YEAR ROUND COVERING DIFFERENT STAGES OF THE PRODUCTION CYCLE.

SIR DAVID ALSO VISITED A PRIVATE FARM WHICH HAS ADOPTED THE PIG-ON-LITTER METHOD FOR TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS. HE THEN SAW THE OTHER WASTE TREATMENT SYSTEMS OPERATED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

THE ACTING GOVERNOR WAS TOLD THAT AN OUTSTANDING MERIT OF THE PIG-ON-LITTER SYSTEM IS THE ABSENCE OF EFFLUENT AND OFFENSIVE SMELL GENERATED FROM THE PIGTIES.

MOREOVER, THE SPENT SAWDUST LITTER IS A GOOD SOIL CONDITIONER AND ORGANIC FERTILISER WHICH CAN BE RECYCLED FOR LANDSCAPING AND CROP GROWING.

SIR DAVID LATER PROCEEDED TO TAI LUNG FARM WHERE HE WAS MET BY THE DEPARTMENT’S AGRICULTURAL OFFICER, MR HO KOON-YU. HE TOURED THE FARM AND WAS IMPRESSED BY THE GOOD EFFECTS OF APPLYING SAWDUST LITTER FOR CROP CULTIVATION.

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GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES PRIVATE

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A CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ADVANCE WORKS SITE FOR THE AIRPORT AT C4EK LAP KOK WILL GO ON TENDER IN OCTOBER, THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MRS ANSON CHAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT A SEMINAR IN SINGAPORE, MRS CHAN SAID THE MAJOR SITE FORMATION WORKS INCLUDING SEAWALL CONSTRUCTION, RECLAMATION AND THE EXCAVATION OF CHEK LAP KOK ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO BE PUT ON TENDER IN EARLY 1992.

/BRIEFING HER .......

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BRIEFING HER AUDIENCE ON THE LATEST PROGRESS OF THE AIRPORT PROJECT, MRS CHAN SAID THAT IT WAS EXPECTED THAT THE CONSULTANCY COMMISSIONED FOR PREPARING A MASTER LAYOUT OF THE AIRPORT AND FOR CARRYING OUT CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT WOULD REPORT BEFORE THE END OF 1991.

SHE POINTED OUT THAT BOTH THE PORT AND AIRPORT PROJECTS OFFERED EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTORS, CONSULTANTS AND CONTRACTORS.

”WE INTEND THERE TO BE INDIVIDUAL FINANCIAL CONSULTANCIES FOR THE AIRPORT, THE RAIL LINK TO THE AIRPORT AND THE FIXED CROSSING TO LANTAU ISLAND ON WHICH THF NEW AIRPORT WOULD RE BUILT,” MRS CHAN SAID.

SHE ALSO SAID THERE WILL ALSO BE A LARGE NUMBER OF ENGINEERING FEASIBILITY, INVESTIGATION AND DESIGN STUDIES. THESE WILL REQUIRE BOTH FOREIGN AND LOCAL EXPERTISE.

’’SOME STUDIES ARE ALREADY IN PROGRESS, FOR EXAMPLE THE AIRPORT RAILWAY FEASIBILITY STUDY. OTHERS WILL SHORTLY COMMENCE.

"IT IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT FOR COMPANIES INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN HONG KONG’S INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS TO PUT IN IMAGINATIVE AND COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS,” MRS CHAN SAID.

”WE OPERATE A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR ALL OUR PROJECTS; FOR ALL OUR INVESTORS.

’’HISTORICALLY, WE HAVE GIVEN NO SPECIAL INCENTIVES TO EITHER LOCAL OR OVERSEAS CONCERNS. SELECTION IS BASED ON THE MERITS OF THE PROPOSALS,” MRS CHAN SAID.

TURNING TO THE PORT AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY, THE SECRETARY SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD STUDIED OVER 40 DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND HAD OPTED FOR AN INTEGRATED APPROACH THAT PROVIDED THE BFST OPTIONS IN TERMS OF OVERALL DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF RESOURCES.

SHE SAID THAT IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT POLICY TO ENCOURAGE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION IN AIRPORT-RELATED TRANSPORT PROJECTS.

’’THE EXACT DETAILS AS TO HOW SUCH PROJECTS WILL BE PRIVATISED REMAIN TO BE WORKED OUT, BUT I ENVISAGE THAT OPEN INVITATIONS WILL BE MADE BEFORE NEXT YEAR TO PRIVATE SECTOR CONSORTIA, BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL, TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PROJECTS ON THE BASIS OF ’BUILD, OPERATE AND TRANSFER’ ARRANGEMENTS.

’’SOME WORK HAS NOW STARTED ON ALL THE TRANSPORT PROJECTS. ENGINEERING FEASIBILITY STUDIES HAVE EITHER COMMENCED OR ARE BEING PLANNED.

’’THE NEXT STAGE IS DETAILED FINANCIAL ANALYSIS TO ENABLE US TO DECIDE WHICH PROJECTS SHOULD BE PRIVATISED AND IN WHAT FORM.

’’KEEN COMPETITION FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS EXPECTED AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT A GOOD PACKAGE OF VIABLE TRANSPORT PROJECTS WILL EMERGE,” SHE SAID.

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HK’S ATTRIBUTES AS TRADING, FINANCIAL, SERVICES CENTRE OUTLINED ******

HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE ARE COMPETITORS BUT THEY ARE CERTAINLY NOT ALTERNATIVES, THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR JOHN CHAN, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE HONG KONG INVESTMENT SEMINAR HELD IN SINGAPORE, MR CHAN SAID: ’’THE WORLD IS BIG ENOUGH FOR BOTH OF US AND MORE. AND THERE ARE MANY WAYS IN WHICH OUR GOVERNMENTS AND OUR BUSINESSMEN CAN AND DO CO-OPERATE.”

MR CHAN SAID HONG KONG, WITH ITS CHINA CONNECTION, STRATEGIC LOCATION, HIGHLY EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND SOPHISTICATED COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, HAD BECOME AN IMPORTANT TRADING, FINANCIAL AND SERVICES CENTRE FOR THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION, AS WELL AS AN IRREPLACEABLE GATEWAY TO CHINA.

”OUR TRADE WITH THE REGION INCREASED BY OVER 30 PER CENT A YEAR IN 1987 AND 1988, AND BY A FURTHER 15 PER CENT LAST YEAR.

"TODAY OUR TRADE WITH OUR ASIA PACIFIC PARTNERS ACCOUNTS FOR 79 PER CENT OF OUR GLOBAL TRADE,” HE SAID.

MR CHAN DESCRIBED HONG KONG AS "A UNIQUE BLEND OF EAST AND WEST, OLD AND NEW, NATURE AND HI-TECH”.

”TT IS THE PICTURE OF A BUSINESS METROPOLIS WHICH IS TRULY COSMOPOLITAN IN BOTH APPEARANCE AND PRACTICE, WITH A DYNAMIC ECONOMY AND A HIGH LEVEL OF AFFLUENCE.

"ABOVE ALL, IT IS THE PICTURE OF A CITY WHICH OFFERS ATTRACTIVE BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD," HE SAID.

MR CHAN SAID THIS WAS THE PRESENT ON WHICH HONG KONG’S FUTURE WOULD BE BUILT.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S STRATEGY WAS TO MAINTAIN THOSE ASPECTS OF HONG KONG LIFE THAT WERE MOST ATTRACTIVE, SUCH AS A DYNAMIC ECONOMY, FULL EMPLOYMENT AND LOW TAX RATES, AND TO IMPROVE FURTHER THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN HONG KONG IN TERMS OF, FOR EXAMPLE, A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT, BETTER HOUSING AND HIGHER STANDARDS OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

HE SAID HONG KONG HAD A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY FOR A MASSIVE EXPANSION OF ITS PORT, AIRPORT AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES TO COPE WITH ITS RAPIDLY GROWING ROLE AS ENTREPOT AND REGIONAL HUB.

"THIS HAS ATTRACTED WIDESPREAD INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION AND INTEREST,” HE SAID.

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APART FROM IMPROVING THE ROAD NETWORK AND PORT AND AIRPORT FACILITIES, MR CHAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS ALSO TAKING STEPS TO SUPPORT THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN THE TERRITORY.

"WE ARE ALSO ENCOURAGING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MORE KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY-INTENSIVE INDUSTRIES.

"WE ARE NOW BUILDING AN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE, WHICH IS PLANNED TO COME ON STREAM EARLY IN 1993, TO PROVIDE FACILITIES AND SERVICES FOR NEW AND SMALL-SCALE HIGH TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES UNTIL THEY CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN FEET," HE SAID.

MR CHAN SAID ALL THESE ACTIONS DEMONSTRATED THE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE.

"THEY WILL ENABLE HONG KONG TO CONTINUE AS ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC INDUSTRIAL AND TRADING ECONOMIES IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION WELL INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.

"AS WE ENGAGE IN BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE, THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOREIGN AND LOCAL COMPANIES ALIKE.

"WE WELCOME COMPANIES FROM SINGAPORE TO JOIN US IN OUR GREAT UNDERTAKING," HE SAID.

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HONG KONG’S OPEN TRADE POLICIES PRAISED

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A REVIEW OF HONG KONG’S TRADE POLICY AND PRACTICES BY THE COUNCIL OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT), THE 97-MEMBER STRONG WORLD TRADE WATCHDOG BASED IN GENEVA, HAS ENDED WITH FLYING COLOURS FOR HONG KONG.

"THE COUNCIL PRAISED HONG KONG’S OPEN TRADE POLICIES, WHICH WERE A MAJOR SOURCE OF ITS PROSPERITY. MEMBERS EXPRESSED APPRECIATION FOR HONG KONG’S READINESS TO MAKE ITS OWN CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUCCESS OF THE URUGUAY ROUND NEGOTIATIONS," SAID THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, AMBASSADOR RUBENS RICUPERO, IN HIS REMARKS CONCLUDING THE REVIEW OF HONG KONG.

"THE COUNCIL NOTED THAT HONG KONG’S TRADE POLICIES WERE BASED ON THE MOST-FAVOURED-NATION PRINCIPLE. IT WAS AN ACTIVE AND CONSCIENTIOUS MEMBER OF THE GATT AND HAD SUBSCRIBED TO VIRTUALLY ALL THE TOKYO ROUND CODES. ITS TRADE POLICIES WERE TRANSPARENT," THE CHAIRMAN SAID.

TN INTRODUCING TO THE COUNCIL HONG KONG’S REPORT WHICH FORMED THE BASIS OF THE REVIEW, DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR JOSEPH W.P. WONG, EXPLAINED HONG KONG’S BASIC PHILOSOPHY ON TRADE AND ITS PARTICIPATION TN THE GLOBAL TRADING SYSTEM.

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"HONG KONG BELIEVES IN THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF MARKET FORCES. THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT NORMALLY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE ECONOMY. BUSINESS DECISIONS ARE LEFT TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR. INDEED, HONG KONG OWES ITS ECONOMIC PROGRESS TO ENTREPRENEURS WHO HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE UNDER SUCH AN INDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT.

"HONG KONG SEEKS TO PROMOTE A FREE, OPEN AND STABLE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM. WE THEREFORE STRONGLY UPHOLD THE IMPORTANCE OF THE GATT, THE BASIS OF THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM. WE ATTACH TOP PRIORITY TO THE URUGUAY ROUND OF MULTILATERAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS," SAID MR WONG.

MR WONG ALSO HIGHLIGHTED THE TRADE PROBLEMS FACED BY HONG KONG AS IDENTIFIED IN ITS REPORT.

"AS AN EXTERNALLY-ORIENTED ECONOMY AND DEPENDENT ON TRADE WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD, WE ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO CHANGES IN OTHER COUNTRIES’ TRADE POLICIES AND PRACTICES. THE THREAT OF PROTECTIONISM REMAINS OUR KEY CONCERN.

"OUR EXPORTS FACE A RANGE OF TARIFF AND NON-TARIFF BARRIERS, NOTABLY THE QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS ON TEXTILES AND CLOTHING PRODUCTS MAINTAINED UNDER MFA BILATERAL AGREEMENTS, ANTI-DUMPING ACTIONS AND ARBITRARY MODIFICATIONS TO RULES OF ORIGIN. WE HAVE TAKEN UP THESE PROBLEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE URUGUAY ROUND NEGOTIATIONS," SAID MR WONG.

AT THE REVIEW THERE WAS UNANIMOUS APPRECIATION OF HONG KONG’S FREE TRADE POLICY. THE UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE DESCRIBED THE TERRITORY AS "NOT ONLY A MODEL OF FREE TRADE, BUT AN ADVERTISEMENT FOR IT", A COMPLIMENT WHICH WAS ECHOED BY ALL WHO PAID TRIBUTE TO HONG KONG.

SOME MEMBERS SOUGHT CLARIFICATION OR COMMENTED ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF HONG KONG’S TRADE POLICY AND PRACTICES SUCH AS CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMY, THE GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION AND RICE CONTROL SCHEME. A NUMBER OF MEMBERS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN SEEING AN OFFER OF MORE BINDINGS BY HONG KONG ON ITS TARIFFS WHICH ARE ALREADY AT ZERO RATE.

"WE HAVE RESPONDED COMPREHENSIVELY TO THE COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS AND I BELIEVE OUR ANSWERS HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HONG KONG’S TRADE POLICY," SAID MR WONG.

HONG KONG CAME UP FOR REVIEW UNDER THE TRADE POLICY REVIEW MECHANISM WHICH AIMS TO ENABLE A REGULAR EVALUATION BY THE GATT OF THE TRADE POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF ITS MEMBERS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM.

FOR THE REVIEW, SEPARATE REPORTS ON THE TERRITORY’S TRADE POLICY AND PRACTICES WERE SUBMITTED TO THE COUNCIL BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE GATT SECRETARIAT.

/THE REPORT ......

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THE REPORT SUBMITTED BY HONG KONG WAS BASED ON THE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE GOVERNMENT POLICY BRANCHES INCLUDING ECONOMIC SERVICES BRANCH, MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH, FINANCE BRANCH, AND DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING TRADE DEPARTMENT, INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AND CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT.

THE EXERCISE WAS COORDINATED BY THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY BRANCH WHICH PUT TOGETHER THE FINAL REPORT.

THE GATT TRADE POLICY REVIEW MECHANISM (TPRM) WAS ESTABLISHED IN APRIL LAST YEAR AS ONE OF THE EARLY RESULTS OF THE URUGUAY ROUND TO ENABLE A REGULAR COLLECTIVE EVALUATION BY THE GATT COUNCIL OF INDIVIDUAL GATT MEMBERS’ TRADE POLICIES AND PRACTICES AS WELL AS THEIR IMPACT ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM.

THE ACTUAL MECHANICS OF THE REVIEW INVOLVES THE PREPARATION OF A REPORT BY THE GATT MEMBER UNDER REVIEW AND A REPORT ON THE MEMBER CONCERNED PREPARED BY THE GATT SECRETARIAT ON ITS OWN RESPONSIBILITY. BOTH REPORTS WILL COVER ALL ASPECTS OF THAT MEMBER’S TRADE POLICY. THE REPORTS ARE THEN DISCUSSED BY ALL GATT MEMBERS AT THE MEETING OF THE GATT COUNCIL.

SINCE THE LAUNCHING OF THE TPRM, AUSTRALIA, MOROCCO, THE UNITED STATES, SWEDEN AND COLOMBIA HAVE BEEN REVIEWED. AT THE MEETING OF THE GATT COUNCIL BEING HELD FROM JULY 30 TO AUGUST 3, CANADA, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND NEW ZEALAND ARE THE SUBJECTS OF REVIEW.

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APPEAL TO HELP TRAIN MANPOWER IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ******

IT IS ONLY THROUGH REGULAR AND SYSTEMATIC TRAINING PROGRAMMES THAT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CAN SUSTAIN AND REPLENISH ITS SUPPLY OF TRAINED MANPOWER, THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR WORKS, DR NIP KAM-FAN, SAID THIS EVENING (THURSDAY).

ADDRESSING THE HONG KONG CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION AT ITS CELEBRATION OF LU PAN PATRON’S DAY, DR NIP APPEALED TO ALL CONCERNED IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO ASSIST IN PROVIDING PROPER AND SYSTEMATIC TRAINING AT ALL LEVELS.

’’THIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN THESE DAYS WHEN THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF MANPOWER IN THE INDUSTRY, THROUGH NATURAL WASTAGE, EMIGRATION, OR OTHER CAUSES.

"IN VIEW OF HONG KONG’S COMMITMENT TO A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF LARGE-SCALE CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, THE SHORTAGE OF TRAINED MANPOWER IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE," DR NIP SAID.

/TO HELP .......

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TO HELP TRAIN YOUNG ENGINEERS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ABOUT 120 CIVIL ENGINEERING GRADUATES AS TRAINEES IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AT ANY ONE TIME, THE SECRETARY ADDED.

THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL HAS ALSO BEEN SUBSIDISING SOME 100 GRADUATES IN THE FIELD IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR EACH YEAR TO HELP THE INDUSTRY SET UP ITS OWN TRAINING PROGRAMMES.

"EVERY OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN TAKEN BY' GOVERNMENT TO ENCOURAGE THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO PROVIDE TRAINING," DR NIP SAID.

HE ALSO SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAS, FOR INSTANCE, STIPULATED THAT CONTRACTORS TAKING UP PUBLIC PROJECTS TO TRAIN TECHNICIANS ON SITE AS A CONDITION OF CONTRACT.

"WE ARE, AT PRESENT, WORKING ON A SCHEME WHICH WOULD REQUIRE THESE CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES ENGINEERS," HE ADDED.

OTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO PROVIDED BY CONSULTING AND CONTRACTING FIRMS.

CURRENTLY, A SCHEME SUPERVISED BY THE HONG KONG INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS HAS A TOTAL OF 1,224 TRAINING PLACES FOR ALL ENGINEERING DISCIPLINES, INCLUDING 363 PLACES FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING.

"IN SPITE OF WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOVE, THE TRAINING ALREADY PROVIDED DOES NOT MEET THE PRESENT DEMAND FOR TRAINING IN HONG KONG," DR NIP SAID.

HE HOPED THAT OVERSEAS FIRMS COMING TO HONG KONG WOULD JOIN IN TO PROVIDE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YOUNG GENERATION.

"IT IS REASONABLE TO EXPECT THAT IN RETURN FOR A SHARE IN THE PROFITS TO BE MADE HERE, OVERSEAS FIRMS WILL MAKE THE EFFORT TO PASS ON THEIR EXPERTISE AND TRAIN OUR LOCAL ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS IN THE LATEST TECHNIQUES AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION," HE SAID.

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PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF RETAIL SALES SURVEY FOR MAY RELEASED

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THE VALUE OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES IN MAY 1990, ESTIMATED AT $9,329 MILLION, INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1989 WHILST THEIR VOLUME DECREASED BY 1 PER CENT, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

COMPARING WITH MAY 1989, RETAIL SALES OF FUELS ROSE BY 10 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT DROPPED BY 5 PER CENT IN VOLUME, WHILE RETAIL SALES OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES WENT UP BY 9 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 4 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE BUT DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

RETAIL SALES OF OTHER CONSUMER GOODS ROSE BY 2 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT FELL BY 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF SUPERMARKETS INCREASED BY 19 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 8 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS WENT UP BY 11 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 8 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

SALES OF DEPARTMENT STORES ROSE BY 11 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT REMAINED ALMOST UNCHANGED IN VOLUME.

COMPARING THE PERIOD JANUARY TO MAY 1990 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, TOTAL RETAIL SALES INCREASED BY 2 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME. FUELS WENT UP BY 16 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE BUT REMAINED ALMOST UNCHANGED IN SALES VOLUME. SALES OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO ROSE BY 10 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS DROPPED BY 1 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 7 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME, WHILE THE CORRESPONDING DECREASES FOR CONSUMER DURABLES WERE 3 PER CENT AND 6 PER CENT.

SALES OF OTHER CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT WENT DOWN BY 4 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

/ANALYSED BY .......

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ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF SUPERMARKETS INCREASED BY 21 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 10 PER CENT IN VOLUME, WHILE THOSE OF DEPARTMENT STORES ROSE BY 9 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 2 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS REMAINED ALMOST UNCHANGED IN SALES VALUE BUT DECREASED BY 2 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS DROPPED BY 7 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 13 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

COMPARING WITH APRIL 1990, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON MAY BE AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, TOTAL RETAIL SALES FOR MAY 1990 INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 5 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS, SALES OF FUELS INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT, WHILE THOSE OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO ROSE BY 6 PER CENT.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES WENT UP BY 12 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 11 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS ROSE BY 1 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE BUT DECREASED BY 2 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

SALES OF OTHER CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 4 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS INCREASED BY 18 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME. SUPERMARKET SALES WENT UP BY 9 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 8 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS ROSE BY 8 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 6 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME, WHILE SALES IN DEPARTMENT STORES INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN VALUE AND VOLUME.

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED TOTAL RETAIL SALES FIGURE FOR APRIL 1990 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURE FOR MAY 1990.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES IN APRIL 1990 AND MAY 1990 (A) FOR ALL RETAIL TRADES, (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 MAY 1990 RESULTS WITH THOSE FOR APRIL 1990 AND WITH THOSE FOR MAY 1989, AND COMPARISONS OF RETAIL SALES IN THE PERIOD JANUARY TO MAY 1990 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, ARE ALSO GIVEN.

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE ANALYSIS OF MAY 1990 SURVEV RESULTS IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL AT $1 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. : 556 5240).

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TABLE 1 : TOTAL RETAIL SALES

Total Retail Sales for May 1990 (Provisional Figure) = HK$9,329 million

for Aoril 1990 (Revised Figure) = HKI8.781 Billion

TABLE 2 : VALUE ANO VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES FOR APRIL 1990 ANO MAY 1990

(Monthly average of Oct. 84 - Sect. 85 = 100)

Item Index of Retail Sales April 1990 May 1990 May 1990 ! May 1990 compared with 1 compared with Aoril 1990 ! Hay 1989 Jan.-May 1990 ! compared with ! Jan.-May 1989 !

(Revised (Provisional Points t ! Points X Points X !

figures) figures) । ।

(A) FOR ALL RETAIL TRADES 1 1 1

Value 157 167 1 410 +6 ! 48 45 44 42 !

Volume 116 122 46 45 : -i -i 1 -4 -3 :

(8) BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS a a a i

Foodstuffs, alcoholic Value 144 153 • 48 46 ! 410 47 414 410 :

drinks and tobacco Volume 108 114 46 46 ! 41 41 a 43 43 J

Fuels Value 117 128 a 412 410 ! 412 410 416 416 :

Volume • 102 112 410 410 : -6 -5 1 । । :

Clothing, footwear Value 187 188 1 41 41 I 49 45 -i -i :

and allied products Volume 126 123 -3 -2 ! -4 -3 -io -7 :

Consumer durables Value 145 162 । 417 412 1 413 49 -5 -3 !

Volume 105 116 411 411 5 45 44 I -8 -6 :

Other consumer goods Value 168 177 । 49 45 1 44 42 42 41 !

Volume 125 130 45 44 : -4 -3 1 -6 -4 :

(Cl BY SELECTED TRADES 1 1 1 1

(see note 1 below) 1 1 1

Supermarkets Value 192 208 416 49 J 433 419 434 421 :

Volume 137 148 410 48 : 411 48 1 413 4io :

Motor vehicles Value 263 310 1 447 418 ! 420 47 -22 -7 1

and parts Volume 164 193 429 418 : -1 • 1 -27 -13 :

Consumer durables Value 108 117 1 48 48 ! 411 411 t :

other than motor Volume 87 93 46 46 ! 47 48 -2 -2 :

vehicles and parts 1 1 1

Department stores Value 201 211 1 410 45 ! 420 411 419 49 J

Volume 138 141 43 43 : 44 43 43 42 :

NOTES : 1. In order to analyse the sales of certain trades WITHIN major trade groups, the value and volume indexes in respect of the following selected trades are compiled :

(a) ‘Supermarkets' - a trade in the 'Foodstuffs, alcoholic drinks and tobacco' group.

(b) 'Motor vehicles and parts' - a trade in the 'Consumer durables' group.

(c) 'Consumer durables other than motor vehicles and parts' - a trade in the 'Consumer durables' group.

(d) 'Department stores' - a trade in the 'Other consumer goods' group.

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

3. 'I* denotes a figure within ±0.5.

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VICE-CHAIRMAN OF DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD COUNCIL APPOINTED


THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED MR CHAU CHAM-SON TO BE THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD COUNCIL.

DURING MR CHAU’S TENURE FROM JULY 1, 1990 TO JANUARY 31, 1992,

HE WILL ASSIST THE COUNCIL’S CHAIRMAN, MR RONALD ARCULLI, AND DEPUTISE FOR HIM IN HIS ABSENCE.

MR CHAU HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL SINCE 1986 AND HAS SERVED AS CHAIRMAN FOR A NUMBER OF SUB-COMMITTEES UNDER THE COUNCIL.

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DB TO STUDY MARGINAL LAND FOR FARMING * * ♦ * * *

THE COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED AT A MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) ON A PROPOSAL TO UTILISE MARGINAL LAND FOR FARMING.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO STUDY THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO A LAYOUT PLAN FOR AN AREA ADJACENT TO SHEK WU HUI IN THE FANLING/SHEUNG SHUI NEW TOWN.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE THE PROGRESS REPORT ON THE LIVESTOCK WASTE CONTROL SCHEME AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ISSUES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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SITTING-OUT AREA FOR NORTH POINT RESIDENTS ******

RESIDENTS IN NORTH POINT AND CAUSEWAY BAY WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL VENUE FOR LEISURE ACTIVITIES WHEN THE COMFORT TERRACE SITTING-OUT AREA OPENS ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 4).

THE SITTING-OUT AREA IS ONE OF THE LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD.

CONSTRUCTED AT A COST OF $270,000, IT IS SITUATED AT A RAISED PLATFORM AT THE LOWER END OF COMFOR TERRACE, OVERLOOKING THE BUSY KING’S ROAD.

THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE A CHINESE-STYLE PAVILION, A RAIN SHELTER, A CHESS TABLE AND STOOLS, FLOWER BEDS AND BENCHES.

TO MARK ITS OPENING, THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL CARRY OUT PLANTING ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

TAKING PART WILL BE THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEVE BARCLAY; THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, F SHUM CHOI-SANG; AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT, MR R.M. DINGA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE SITTING-OUT AREA AND PLANTING ACTIVITIES ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 4) AT COMFORT TERRACE, NORTH POINT (NEAR THE FORTRESS HILL MTR STATION). THE CEREMONY WILL START AT 2.30 PM.

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ANTI-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT IN REPULSE BAY *****

AN ANTI-NARCOTICS CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT REPULSE BAY BEACH FROM 1.30 PM TO 3 PM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 4) TO PROMOTE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE.

ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE (SDFCC) AND SPONSORED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, THE CONCERT WILL BE PRODUCED BY COMMERCIAL RADIO AND BROADCAST LIVE ON ITS CHANNEL ONE.

IT WILL BE HOSTED BY POPULAR DISC JOCKEYS AND WILL COMPRISE PERFORMANCES BY POP SINGERS AND INTERVIEWS WITH CELEBRITIES.

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"WE HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE WOULD IDENTIFY WITH THE SLOGAN 'SAY YES TO LIFE, SAY NO TO DRUGS’ AFTER ATTENDING THE CONCERT," A SDFCC SPOKESMAN SAID.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING WILL BE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS MAUREEN CHAN; ASSISTANT SECRETARY (NARCOTICS), MISS ANNETTE LEE; DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HUI YUNG-CHUNG; POLICE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR ROBERT TOAL; AND SDFCC CHAIRMAN, MR CHAN YAU-YUE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ANTI-NARCOTICS CONCERT TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 4) AT REPULSE BAY BEACH. AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 1.30 PM.

THOSE WHO WISH TO USE GOVERNMENT TRANSPORT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO SOUTHORN CENTRE, 130 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI AT 12.40 PM. INFORMATION OFFICER, MR ALEX LI, WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN TAI PO * * * * »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AT 5 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 4) UPON THE OPENING OF THE TAI PO KCR STATION BUS TERMINUS AT UPTOWN PLAZA, TAI PO:

* THE TAI PO KCR STATION BUS TERMINUS AT UPTOWN PLAZA WILL BE OPEN TO USE.

* TAT WAN ROAD WILL BE FULLY OPEN TO TRAFFIC.

* FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 3), THE SECTION OF TAT WAN ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION AT NAM WAN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 160 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY.

* THE EXISTING BUS TERMINUS OUTSIDE TAI PO MARKET KCR STATION WILL BE CANCELLED AND RELOCATED TO THE NEW BUS TERMINUS AT UPTOWN PLAZA. KMB BUS SERVICE ROUTES 64K, 65K, 71S, 72K,

74K AND 75K WILL BE ARRANGED TO TERMINATE AT THE NEW BUS TERMINUS AT UPTOWN PLAZA.

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* THE EXISTING PUBLIC LIGHT BUS (SCHEDULED) SERVICE TIRMINUS OUTSIDE TAI PO MARKET KCR STATION WILL BE CANCELLED AND RELOCATED TO THE NEW TERMINUS AT UPTOWN PLAZA. PUBLIC LIGHT BUS (SCHEDULED) SERVICE ROUTES 20K, 21K, 22K, 23K AND 25K

WILL BE ARRANGED TO TERMINATE AT THE NEW TERMINUS AT UPTOWN PLAZA.

» TH& TERMINAL POINTS OF KCR FEEDER SERVICE ROUTES K12, K14,

KI 7 AND KI 8 WILL BE RELOCATED FROM THE FORECOURT OF TAI PO MARKET KCR STATION TO THE NEW BUS TERMINUS AT UPTOWN PLAZA.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PROVIDED TO INDICATE THE ABOVE ARRANGEMENTS. TEMPORARY DIRECTIONAL SIGNS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO GUIDE PASSENGERS TO VARIOUS PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES.

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BAN ZONE AND TEMPORARY PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE IN TAI PO

******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 5 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 4), THE TAI PO KCR STATION BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED A BAN ZONE.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THIS BUS TERMINUS 24 HOURS DAILY.

ALSO, A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.4 KILOMETRES OF THE SLOW LANE OF TOLO HIGHWAY SOUTHBOUND NEAR ISLAND HOUSE INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY) TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS.

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URBAN CLEARWAY IN TAI PO

*****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY), THE SECTION OF TAT WAN ROAD IN TAI PO FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH NAM WAN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 160 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE CURRENT RESTRICTION ON TAT WAN ROAD WILL BE CANCELLED.

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TEMPORARY RIGHT TURN BAN IN TSUEN WAN ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 4), THE RIGHT TURN MOVEMENT FROM WO YI HOP ROAD SOUTHBOUND ONTO LEI SHU ROAD, IN TSUEN WAN, WILL BE BANNED FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS ON WO YI HOP ROAD.

MOTORISTS ON WO YI HOP ROAD HEADING FOR LEI SHU ROAD ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA NGONG HOM ROAD.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE THEM.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE EXISTING TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN YAU TONG WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF THIS MONTH WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

» THE SECTION OF YAU TONG ROAD BETWEEN YAN WING STREET AND

LEI YUE MUN ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY

SOUTHBOUND.

* VEHICLES ON YAU TONG ROAD HEADING FOR LEI YUE MUN ROAD WILL

BE DIVERTED VIA CHA KWO LING ROAD, KO CHIU ROAD AND LEI YUE

MUN ROAD.

* KMB BUS ROUTE NO. 14B TRAVELLING FROM YAU TONG TO NGAU TAU KOK WILL BE DIVERTED VIA YAN WING STREET SOUTHBOUND, KO CHIU ROAD AND LEI YUE MUN ROAD IN LIEU OF YAN WING STREET NORTHBOUND, YAU TONG ROAD AND LEI YUE MUN ROAD.

* KMB BUS ROUTE NO. 14C TRAVELLING FROM SAM KA TSUEN FERRY TO KWUN TONG (YUE MAN SQUARE) AND GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO. 24M TRAVELLING TO LAM TIN/LAM TIN MTR STATION WILL BE DIVERTED VIA KO CHIU ROAD AND LEI YUE MUN ROAD IN LIEU OF YAN WING STREET, YAU TONG ROAD AND LEI YUE MUN ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MONETARY STATISTICS FOR JUNE PUBLISHED ............................................... 1

FIRST QUARTER CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT STATISTICS RELEASED ................................ 6

REVISED CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES, COMPOSITION FOR NEXT DB TERM ........................ 8

LEGCO ROLL GAINS 547 ELECTORS ........................................................ 9

DANISH BANK GRANTED BANKING LICENCE ................................................. 10

FIRST MEETING OF EXPERT COMMITTEE ON THE PRACTICE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY ................ 10

EXCO ENDORSES GIC/OS FACILITIES PAYMENT PROPOSAL .................................... 11

MARICULTURISTS LEARN HUSBANDRY TECHNIQUES ........................................... 12

ADVICE TO PARENTS ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF JSEA ALLOCATION RESULTS ........................ 12

FSD WILL FIGHT FOR BETTER STAFF CONDITIONS ........................................... H

POLICE DETECTIVE SERGEANT ON OVERSEAS COURSE ........................................ 15

QUIZ TO PROMOTE BUILDING MANAGEMENT .........................................

HK YOUNG MUSICIANS PROMOTE CHINESE MUSIC IN CALIFORNIA .............................. 17

NEW FANLING POST OFFICE OPENS ON AUGUST 13 .......................................... 18

NEW IDENTITY CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN IN 1947-50 ........................................ I9

MOVE OF TSING YI SHIPYARDS TO REDUCE NOISE POLLUTION ................................ 20

TENDERS INVITED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PIERS ........................................... 21

LAND RESUMPTION FOR VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT ............................................. 21

ROAD CLOSURE FOR BUILDING ESTATE ROAD IN WANG TAU HOM ............................... 22

NEW ROADS TO BE BUILT IN TUEN MUN SAN HING TSUEN .................................... 22

SUSPENSION OF PAK SHA WAN CARPARK ................................................... 23

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MONETARY STATISTICS FOR JUNE PUBLISHED


HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS WITH AUTHORISED INSTITUTIONS GREW MORE RAPIDLY IN JUNE THAN IN MAY, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH.

ALL DEFINITIONS OF HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY INCREASED DURING JUNE. TOTAL LOANS AND ADVANCES ALSO RECORDED AN INCREASE DURING THE MONTH.

TABLE 1 SETS OUT SUMMARY FIGURES FOR JUNE 1990 AND COMPARISONS WITH EARLIER MONTHS. TABLE 2 PRESENTS FIGURES FROM THE QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS AND ADVANCES FOR USE IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR.

DEPOSITS

HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS WITH AUTHORISED INSTITUTIONS, ADJUSTED TO INCLUDE SWAP DEPOSITS, GREW BY 3.7 PER CENT IN JUNE, FOLLOWING INCREASES OF 1.2 PER CENT AND 2.3 PER CENT IN APRIL AND MAY RESPECTIVELY.

OF THESE DEPOSITS, DEMAND, SAVINGS AND TIME DEPOSITS ROSE BY 4.6 PER CENT, 9.5 PER CENT AND 1.0 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN JUNE.

THE SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH IN SAVINGS DEPOSITS WAS PARTLY DUE TO SEASONAL FACTORS, INCLUDING THE CREDITING OF HALF-YEAR INTEREST INTO SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. ON A YEAR-ON-YEAR COMPARISON, TOTAL HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 15.7 PER (’ENT IN .JUNE.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS WITH AUTHORISED INSTITUTIONS ROSE BY 1.2 PER CENT IN JUNE, AFTER INCREASES OF 0.8 PER CENT IN BOTH APRIL AND MAY. AMONG THESE DEPOSITS, U.S. DOLLAR DEPOSITS AND NON-U.S. DOLLAR DEPOSITS ROSE BY 2.6 PER CENT AND 0.2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE YEAR, TOTAL FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS INCREASED BY 26.8 PER CENT. DEPOSITS OF ALL CURRENCIES WITH LICENSED BANKS AND DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY 2.5 PER CENT AND 0.6 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN JUNE WHILE THOSE WITH RESTRICTED LICENCE BANKS DECLINED BY 2.5 PER CENT. COMPARED WITH A YEAR EARLIER, THEIR GROWTH RATES WERE 22.6 PER CENT, -11.9 PER CENT AND 38.6 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. MONEY SUPPLY

HK$M1, HK$M2 AND HK$M3 ROSE BY 2.6 PER CENT, 3.6 PER CENT AND

3.4 PER CENT IN JUNE RESPECTIVELY. THEIR CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES IN MAY WERE -1.3 PER CENT, 2.1 PER CENT AND 2.1 PER CENT. FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JUNE, THESE MONETARY AGGREGATES ROSE BY 7.4 PER CENT, 16.9 PER CENT AND 14.7 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

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TOTAL Ml, M2 AND M3 ROSE BY 3.2 PER CENT, 2.5 PER CENT AND 2.2 PER CENT DURING JUNE RESPECTIVELY. THEIR CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES IN MAY WERE -1.7 PER CENT, 1.5 PER CENT AND 1.5 PER CENT. OVER THE YEAR, TOTAL Ml, M2 AND M3 GREW BY 9.2 PER CENT, 21.7 PER CENT AND 20.7 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

TOTAL OUTSTANDING LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY AUTHORISED INSTITUTIONS INCREASED BY 3.0 PER CENT IN JUNE, FOLLOWING INCREASES OF 0.5 PER CENT AND 6.8 PER CENT IN APRIL AND MAY RESPECTIVELY. OF THE TOTAL OUTSTANDING LOANS, THOSE DENOMINATED IN HONG KONG DOLLARS GREW BY 0.8 PER CENT DURING JUNE, WHILE FOREIGN CURRENCY DENOMINATED LOANS GREW BY 4.5 PER CENT.

LOANS TO FINANCE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG ROSE BY 2.2 PER CENT IN JUNE, FOLLOWING INCREASES OF 1.1 PER CENT AND 1.2 PER CENT IN APRIL AND MAY RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS GREW BY 1.4 PER CENT.

OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG GREW BY 1.5 PER CENT IN JUNE COMPARED WITH INCREASES OF 1.8 PER CENT AND 0.9 PER CENT IN APRIL AND MAY RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS GREW BY 20.4 PER CENT.

LOANS FOR USE OUTSIDE HONG KONG INCREASED BY 4.1 PER CENT IN JUNE, FOLLOWING A DECLINE OF 0.7 PER CENT IN APRIL AND AN INCREASE OF 13.6 PER CENT IN MAY. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS GREW BY 67.9 PER CENT.

LOANS TO FINANCE MERCHANDISING TRADE NOT TOUCHING HONG KONG FELL BY 4.8 PER CENT IN JUNE, AFTER AN INCREASE OF 9.9 PER CENT IN APRIL AND A DECLINE OF 3.1 PER CENT IN MAY. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS DECREASED BY 0.6 PER CENT.

QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS AND ADVANCES FOR USE IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR

IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990, TOTAL LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG INCREASED BY 4.2 PER CENT. OF THESE, LOANS FOR USE IN MANUFACTURING ROSE BY 2.8 PER CENT, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 3.9 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS GREW BY 4.5 PER CENT.

LOANS TO FINANCE WHOLESALES AND RETAIL TRADE INCREASED BY 6.6 PER CENT, AFTER A GROWTH OF 4.3 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS ROSE BY 5.8 PER CENT.

LOANS TO FINANCIAL CONCERNS (OTHER THAN AUTHORISED INSTITUTIONS) ROSE BY 3.7 PER CENT THIS QUARTER, AFTER AN INCREASE OF 6.3 PER CENT IN THE PRECEDING QUARTER. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS GREW BY 38.8 PER CENT.

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LOANS TO INDIVIDUALS FOR THE PURCHASE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY (OTHER THAN FLATS IN THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME) GREW BY 5.9 PER CENT THIS QUARTER, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 8.0 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS ROSE BY 32.9 PER CENT.

LOANS TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT SECTOR INCREASED BY 1.0 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 5.0 PER CENT IN THE PRECEDING QUARTER. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS INCREASED BY 11.6 PER CENT.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS DECREASED BY ONE TO 164 WHILE THE NUMBERS OF RESTRICTED LICENCE BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING C. i.’ANlES REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 38 AND 196 RESPECTIVELY.

NOTES :

(1) BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 1990, "RESTRICTED LICENCE BANKS" AND "DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES" WERE KNOWN AS "LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES" AND "REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES" RESPECTIVELY.

(2) IN THE TEXT ABOVE, TOTAL HK$ DEPOSITS, HK$ TIME DEPOSITS, HK$M2 AND HK$M3 HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED TO INCLUDE SWAP DEPOSITS. TOTAL FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS AND US$ DEPOSITS HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED TO EXCLUDE SWAP DEPOSITS.

"SWAP DEPOSITS" ARE DEPOSITS INVOLVING CUSTOMERS BUYING FOREIGN CURRENCIES (MOSTLY U.S. DOLLARS) IN THE SPOT MARKET AND PLACING THEM AS DEPOSITS WITH AUTHORISED INSTITUTIONS, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT TO SELL SUCH FOREIGN CURRENCIES (PRINCIPAL PLUS INTEREST) FORWARD IN LINE WITH THE MATURITY OF SUCH DEPOSITS. FOR MOST ANALYTICAL PURPOSES, THEY SHOULD BE REGARDED AS HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS.

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TABLE I : KONETARY STATISTICS JUNE 1990 ..............................................................  (HKSinl

Jun 1990 Earlier months (A change to June 1990)

Honey Supply Hay 1990 Har 1990 Jun 1989

Hl - HK$ 84,270 82,103 1 2.6 A) 82,848 ( 1.7 A) 78,459 ( 7.4 A)

Foreign currency 11,606 10,823 ( 7.2 A) 9,739 ( 19.2 V 9,365 ( 23.9 A)

Total 95.376 92,926 1 3.2 A) 92,587 ( 3.6 V 87,823 I 9.2 A|

H2 - HK$* 505,826 488,269 ( 3.6 V 473,225 ( 6.9 A) 432,839 1 16.9 A)

Foreign currency* 579,651 571,225 ( 1.5 A) 561,833 ( 3.2 Al 458,986 ( 26.3 A)

Total 1,085,476 1,059,495 ( 2.5 V 1,035,058 ( 4.9 A) 891,825 ( 21.7 A)

H3 - HK? 537,659 520,003 ( 3.4 A) 504,209 ( 6.6 A) 468,564 ( 14.7 M

Foreign currency* 623,214 615,721 ( 1.2 A) 605,534 ( 2.9 A) 493,062 ( 26.4 Al

Total 1,160,873 1,135,724 I 2.2 A) 1,109,743 ( 4.6 A) 961,626 ( 20.7 V

Notes and coins in circulation 38,795 38,901 ( -0.3 A) 39,968 ( -2.9 A) 36,727 ( 5.6 A)

of which held by public 33,611 33,664 ( -0.2 V 34,861 ( -3.6 A| 31,721 ( 6.0 A)

Total Deposits

Total Demand deposits 62,265 59,261 1 5.1 A) 57,727 ( 7.9 A) 56,102 I 11.0 A)

Total Savings deposits 202,891 189,748 ( 6.9 A) 190,273 ( 6.6 A) 172,232 ( 17.8 A)

Total Time deposits with licensed banks 768,677 759,273 ( 1.2 A) 735,871 ( 4.5 A) 614,635 ( 25.1 A)

Total Time deposits with restricted licence banks 39,165 40,183 ( -2.5 V 40,589 ( -3.5 A) 28262 ( 38.6 1)

Total Time deposits with deposit-taking companies 34,787 34,568 ( 0.6 A) 32,669 I 6.5 A) 39,482 Ml.9 A)

HK$ deposits* 490,830 473,481 ( 3.7 A) 457,202 ( 7.4 A) 424,142 ( 15.7 A)

US$ deposits* 273.660 266,840 ( 2.6 A) 261,840 ( 4.5 A) 240,624 ( 13.7 A)

Other foreign currency deposits 343,295 342,713 1 0.2 A) 338,085 1 1.5 A) 245,946 1 39.6 3)

All deposits 1,107,785 1,083,034 ( 2.3 A} 1,057,128 ( 4.8 A) 910,713 { 21.6 A)

Foreign currency swap deposits 68,094 68,578 ( -0.7 A) 63,529 ( 7.2 A) 57,200 ( 19.0 Al

Total Loans and advances

To finance U.K.'s visible trade 66,579 65,152 ( 2.2 V 63,704 ( 4.5 V 65,687 1 1.4 M,

To finance merchandising trade 9,211 9,672 I -4.8 A) 9,080 ( 1.4 Al 9,262 ( -0.6 A)

not touching H.K.

Other loans for use in H.K. 644,466 635,100 I 1.5 A) 618,547 ( 4.2 A) 535,224 ( 20.4 A)

Other loans for use outside H.K. 659.989 633,982 ( 4.1 A) 561,917 ( 17.5 A) 393,037 ( 67.9 A)

other loans where the place of 105,090 98,009 I 7.2 Al 90,589 ( 16.0 A) 79,789 ( 31.7 A)

use is not known

Loans in HKS 575,316 571,007 ( 0.8 A) 556,436 ( 3.4 A) 485,485 ( 18.5 A)

Loans in foreign currencies 909,988 870,908 1 4.5 V 787,401 ( 15.6 A) 597,514 ( 52.3 A)

Total loans and advances 1,485,335 1.441,915 1 3.0 5) 1,343,837 ( 10.5 Al 1,082,999 1 37.2 A)

* Adjusted for foreign currency swap deposits

Note : 'Restricted licence banks’ and ‘deposit-taking companies' were known as 'licensed deposit-taking companies' and 'registered deposit-taking companies* respectively before 1 February 1990.

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■ TABLE 2 : QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOA - 5 NS FDR USE H FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, < HONG KONG BY SECTOR - JUNE 1990 1 + 1990

Jun 1990 Mar 1990 Earlier quarters (% change to June 1990) Dec 1989 Jun (HKSmii) 1989

Manufacturing 49,429 48,062 ( 2.8 %) 46,267 ( 6.8 %) 47,291 ( 4.5%)

Transport and transport equipment 37,658 37,149 ( 1.4 %) 37,174 ( 1.3 %) 27,043 ( 39.3 %)

Building, construction, property development and investment 102,145 101,149 ( 1.0 %) 96,299 ( 6.1%) 91,518 ( 11.6 %)

Wholesale and retail trade 69,663 65,358 ( 6.6 %) 62,663 ( 11.2 %) 65,874 ( 5.8%)

Financial concerns * Individuals: 93,849 90,507 ( 3.7 %) 85,158 ( 10.2 %) 67,625 ( 38.8 %)

to purchase flats in the Heme Ownership Scheme and Private Sector Participation Scheme 13,883 12,660 ( 9.7 %) 10,605 ( 30.9 %) 9,209 ( 50.8 %)

to purchase other residential property 113,773 107,406 ( 5.9 %) 99,493 ( 14.4 %) 85,635 ( 32.9 %)

other purposes 58,843 56,828 ( 3.5 %) 55,105 ( 6.8 %) 53,420 ( 10.2 %)

Others 105,222 99,428 ( 5.8 %) 91,830 ( 14.6 %) 87,608 ( 20.1 %)

Total 644,466 618,547 ( 4.2 %) 584,594 ( 10.2 %) 535,224 ( 20.4 %)

I Starting Iran December 1988, more detailed statistics on loans to the transport sector, to building, construction, property development and investment and to financial concerns are available. They are published in the Monthly Digest of Statistics from the January 1989 issue onwards.

+ In December 1988, the return for reporting loans for use by sector was revised. As a result of this, seme authorized institutions have now more properly classified their loans according to intended usage rather than the business of the loan recipients.

* This excludes funds advanced to authorized institutions

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FIRST QUARTER CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT STATISTICS RELEASED ******

THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS (WHICH MAY BE GENERAL CONTRACTORS OR SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS) IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 AMOUNTED TO $13,795 MILLION, WHICH WAS 2.5 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1989 AND 16.2 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

MAIN CONTRACTORS MAY BE GENERAL CONTRACTORS OR SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS. WHEREAS GENERAL CONTRACTORS ARE ENGAGED IN NEW CONSTRUCTION WORK AND RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE, SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS ARE ENGAGED IN SPECIALISED JOB AREAS SUCH AS CONCRETING, SCAFFOLDING, CARPENTRY, PLUMBING AND GAS WORK.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT THE INCREASE OF 16.2 PER CENT IN THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 OVER THE SAME QUARTER IN 1989 WAS MOSTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE INCREASE IN CONSTRUCTION COSTS. AFTER DISCOUNTING THE COST INCREASES, THE REAL GROWTH IN THE VOLUME OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED WAS SUBSTANTIALLY LESS.

THE INDEX OF THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 WAS 209.4, WITH THE QUARTERLY AVERAGE OF 1982 BEING TAKEN AS 100.

THE CORRESPONDING INDEXES FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1989 AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 WERE 204.2 AND 180.1 RESPECTIVELY.

OF THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990, $12,793 MILLION WAS ATTRIBUTABLE TO WORK PERFORMED BY GENERAL CONTRACTORS. THIS WAS 4.7 PER CENT AND 18.4 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 RESPECTIVELY.

OF THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY GENERAL CONTRACTORS, $6,330 MILLION WAS RELATED TO NEW CONSTRUCTION WORK AT PRIVATE SECTOR CONSTRUCTION SITES, BEING 3.2 PER CENT AND 5.1 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 RESPECTIVELY.

SOME $3,931 MILLION WAS RELATED TO NEW CONSTRUCTION WORK AT PUBLIC SECTOR (INCLUDING THE GOVERNMENT, MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION AND KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION) CONSTRUCTION SITES, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 0.7 PER CENT OVER THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND 31.6 PER CENT OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989.

THE REMAINING $2,533 MILLION WAS RELATED TO NEW CONSTRUCTION WORK AT MINOR WORK LOCATIONS, AND RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE AT ERECTED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES. THIS WAS 16.5 PER CENT AND 41.1 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 RESPECTIVELY.

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THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS WAS $1,002 Mi LU ON, WHICH WAS 19.0 PER CENT AND 5.9 PER CENT LOWER THAN IN THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 RESPECTIVELY.

WHEN ANALYSED BY END-USE OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES, THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY GENERAL CONTRACTORS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES IN RESPECT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS (INCLUDING COMBINED RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENT1AL BUILDINGS) IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 WAS $4,136 MILLION.

THIS REPRESENTS A DECREASE OF 8.4 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER BUT AN INCREASE OF 10.9 PER CENT OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY GENERAL CONTRACTORS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES IN RESPECT OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 WAS $1,843 MILLION, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 48.6 PER CENT AND 17.5 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 RESPECTIVELY.

THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY GENERAL CONTRACTORS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES IN RESPECT OF TRANSPORT PROJECTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 WAS $1,675 MILLION, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 1.1 PER CENT AND 28.9 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 RESPECTIVELY.

OWING TO THE WIDESPREAD SUB-CONTRACTING PRACTICE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, A CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENT CAN BE A MAIN CONTRACTOR FOR ONE CONTRACT AND A SUB-CONTRACTOR FOR ANOTHER CONTRACT SIMULTANEOUSLY.

THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS (WHICH MAY BE GENERAL CONTRACTORS OR SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS) REFERS TO THE OUTPUT OF THOSE CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE PROJECTS IN WHICH THEY TAKE THE ROLE OF A MAIN CONTRACTOR, AND DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT OF PROJECTS IN WHICH THEY PLAY THE ROLE OF SUB-CONTRACTORS.

HOWEVER, SUB-CONTRACTORS' CONTRIBUTION TO PROJECTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY THE MAIN CONTRACTORS FOR WHOM THEY WORKED.

MORE DETAILED STATISTICS ON CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT ARE GIVEN IN THE "REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT, 1ST QUARTER 1990”. THE REPORT IS NOW ON SALE AT $2.50 A COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL OR AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, WANCHAI TOWER I, 19TH FLOOR, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI. REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION MAY ALSO BE ARRANGED.

ENQUIRIES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 839 3265.

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REVISED CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES, COMPOSITION FOR NEXT DB TERM * * * * *

DECLARATIONS OF CHANGES TO DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES AND COMPOSITION FOR THE NEXT DISTRICT BOARD TERM WERE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES OF 14 DISTRICTS, NAMELY EASTERN, WAN CHAI, WONG TAI SIN, KOWLOON CITY, KWUN TONG, SHAM SHUI PO, KWAI TS1NG, NORTH, SAI KUNG, SHA TIN, TAI PO, TSUEN WAN, TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG.

THE CHANGES ALSO INVOLVED REALIGNING SOME OF THE CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES IN 17 DISTRICTS. NO CHANGES WERE MADE TO MONG KOK AND YAU TSIM DISTRICTS.

"THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONSTITUENCIES HAS INCREASED BY 53 FROM 157 TO 210, AMONG WHICH, 146 ARE SINGLE-SEAT CONSTITUENCIES AND 64 ARE DOUBLE-SEAT CONSTITUENCIES," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THESE CHANGES WERE MADE IN LIGHT OF POPULATION GROWTH AND MOVEMENTS, PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE NEED TO BRING THE BOUNDARIES OF SOME DISTRICTS IN LINE WITH LAND ADMINISTRATION BOUNDARIES. SOME OF THE CONSTITUENCIES WERE RENAMED TO BETTER REFLECT LOCAL CHARACTERISTICS.

THE CHANGES WERE BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE SET UP IN JUNE LAST YEAR TO REVIEW THE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES WHICH HAD ALSO TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT PUBLIC OPINION.

"THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE IN GENERAL SUPPORTED BY THE PUBLIC".

"CHANGES TO THE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES HAVE TO BE DECLARED NOW TO ENABLE THE ANNUAL VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE TO START ON AUGUST 15 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

POPULATION CHANGES IN INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD RESULTED IN ADJUSTMENT ON THE NUMBER OF ELECTED SEATS IN SOME DISTRICTS.

SPECIFICALLY, THE NUMBER OF ELECTED SEATS WOULD BE REDUCED BY ONE AND TWO IN SOUTHERN AND WONG TAI SIN DISTRICTS RESPECTIVELY. HOWEVER, THE NUMBER INCREASED BY A TOTAL OF 13 IN EIGHT DISTRICTS (EASTERN, ISLANDS, KWAI TSING, SAI KUNG, SHA TIN, TAI PO, TSUEN WAN AND TUEN MUN). THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELECTED SEATS WOULD BE INCREASED BY 10 FROM 264 TO 274.

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FOLLOWING THE CHANGES IN THE NUMBER OF ELECTED SEATS, THE NUMBER OF APPOINTED SEATS WOULD HAVE TO BE INCREASED BY ONE IN EASTERN DISTRICT AND REDUCED BY ONE EACH IN SOUTHERN AND WONG TAI SIN DISTRICTS, REDUCING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF APPOINTED SEATS FROM 141 TO 140. THE RATIO BETWEEN ELECTED AND APPOINTED MEMBERS WAS MAINTAINED AT ABOUT TWO TO ONE.

TOGETHER WITH THE 27 RURAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE NEXT DISTRICT BOARD TERM WOULD INCREASE BY NINE FROM 432 TO 441.

THE CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES OF THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS HAD BEEN REVISED IN LINE WITH CHANGES TO THE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES. DECLARATIONS OF THESE CHANGES WERE ALSO PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S GAZETTE.

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LEGCO ROLL GAINS 547 ELECTORS ♦ * t * *

THE 1990 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTORAL ROLL IS PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY) AND IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE, HARBOUR CENTRE, 10TH FLOOR, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION’S DISTRICT OFFICES IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN, YAU TSIM, KWUN TONG, SHA TIN AND TSUEN WAN.

THE ELECTORAL ROLL CONTAINS 59,234 ENTRIES, WITH A NET GAIN OF 547 OVER THE TOTAL FOR 1989. THE REGISTRATION RATE SHOWS A MINOR IMPROVEMENT, INCREASING FROM 55.9 PER CENT TO 56.7 PER CENT.

"THE PRESENT EXERCISE COVERS ONLY THOSE ELIGIBLE PERSONS IN THE EXISTING ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES,” A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE EXPLAINED.

"REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS FOR THE NEW FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES FOR THE 1991 ELECTIONS WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED UNTIL NEXT APRIL."

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO BECOME A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTOR OR TO STAND FOR ELECTION IN ANY OF THE 1991 ELECTIONS, THAT IS, THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS, MUST FIRST BE REGISTERED AS AN ELECTOR UNDER THE ELECTORAL PROVISIONS ORDINANCE.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT YET REGISTERED AS ELECTORS UNDER SUCH ORDINANCE, THEY SHOULD DO SO BY NO LATER THAN MID-NOVEMBER.

A MASSIVE REGISTRATION DRIVE WILL BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN AUGUST 15 AND OCTOBER 1, AND ALL ELIGIBLE PERSONS SHOULD TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET REGISTERED.

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DANISH BANK GRANTED BANKING LICENCE ******

THE LARGEST BANK IN DENMARK, DEN DANSKE BANK AKTIESELSKAB, HAS BEEN GRANTED A BANKING LICENCE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS IN HONG KONG, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

DEN DANSKE BANK AKTIESELSKAB IS THE FIRST DANISH BANK WHICH OPENS A BRANCH IN HONG KONG.IT HAS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY AND A FINANCE COMPANY HERE.

’’THE CONTINUING INTEREST OF FOREIGN BANKS IN ENTERING THE LOCAL MARKET REFLECTED HONG KONG’S ROLE AS A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"GIVEN THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF HONG KONG’S BILATERAL TRADE WITH DENMARK, IT IS DESIRABLE THAT DENMARK HAS APPROPRIATE REPRESENTATION IN THE BANKING SECTOR OF HONG KONG," HE ADDED.

THE GRANTING OF THE LICENCE BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF LICENSED BANKS TO 166, OF WHICH 136 ARE INCORPORATED OUTSIDE HONG KONG.

SO FAR, THREE BANKING LICENCES HAVE BEEN GRANTED THIS YEAR.

FIRST MEETING OF EXPERT COMMITTEE ON THE PRACTICE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY *****

THE EXPERT COMMITTEE ON THE PRACTICE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY, SET UP BY THE HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO LOOK INTO THE SAFE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN THE USE OF MEDICAL GASES IN HOSPITALS, HELD ITS FIRST MEETING TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE COMMITTEE, COMPRISING TOP ANAESTHETISTS FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND SUBVENTED SECTORS, ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS, THE SOCIETY OF ANAESTHETISTS OF HONG KONG AND THE HONG KONG COLLEGE OF ANAESTHETISTS, WAS FORMED FOLLOWING A RECENT INCIDENT INVOLVING A MIX-UP OF MEDICAL GAS AT THE CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE.

ITS TERMS OF REFERENCE ARE:

* TO RECOMMEND TO THE DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES ON AND/OR CODE OF PRACTICE IN ANAESTHESIA WITH PARTICULAR REGARD TO THE SAFE USE OF MEDICAL GASES.

♦ TO ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT ON WAYS AND MEANS TO MONITOR THE PROPER AND SAFE SUPPLY AND/OR ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICAL GASES.

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THE MEETING WAS CONVENED BY DR KWOK CHE-LING, CONSULTANT ANAESTHETIST OF THE HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

DURING THE TWO-AND-A-HALF HOUR MEETING, TOPICS INCLUDING THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAFE SUPPLY OF MEDICAL GASES; ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO SAFEGUARD PATIENTS’ SAFETY AND REVIEW ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE LAST YEAR BY THE SOCIETY OF ANAESTHETISTS OF HONG KONG ON SAFE PRACTICE OF ANAESTHETICS WERE DISCUSSED.

DR KWOK EXPLAINED THAT THE ROLE OF THE COMMITTEE WAS NOT TO INVESTIGATE INTO THE LATEST INCIDENT BUT TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR HOSPITALS IN CONSULTATION WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES IN RELATION TO SAFE ANAESTHETIC PRACTICE.

"ON QUALITY ASSURANCE OF MEDICAL GASES, THE MEETING CONCLUDED THAT THE SUPPLIER SHOULD BE PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFE SUPPLY OF MEDICAL GASES AND EVERY POSSIBLE MEASURE SHOULD BE INSTITUTED BY THE SUPPLIER TO THIS EFFECT.

"HOWEVER, THE MEETING ALSO STUDIED WAYS AND MEANS TO SEE IF ANY ADDITIONAL MEASURES CAN BE TAKEN IN THE LIGHT OF THE LATEST INCIDENT TO SAFEGUARD PATIENTS’ SAFETY," DR KWOK SAID.

HE SAID THAT THERE WERE USEFUL EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND EXPERTISE AMONG MEMBERS ON THE SAFE PRACTICE OF ANAESTHETICS IN OPERATION THEATRE.

IT WAS EXPECTED THAT FURTHER GUIDELINES ON THE SAFE PRACTICE OF ANAESTHETICS WITH PARTICULAR REGARD TO THE USE OF MEDICAL GASES WOULD BE ISSUED BY THE HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE SOCIETY OF ANAESTHETISTS OF HONG KONG IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS.

THE COMMITTEE WOULD MEET AGAIN IN ABOUT A MONTH’S TIME.

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EXCO ENDORSES GIC/OS FACILITIES PAYMENT PROPOSAL

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS ENDORSED A RECOMMENDATION ON THE COST APPORTIONMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE DEVELOPERS FOR GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION, COMMUNITY AND OPEN SPACE (GIC/OS) FACILITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OR REDEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT AREA (CDA).

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT UNDER THE RECOMMENDATION, THE EXISTING POLICY OF REQUIRING PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO PAY FOR GIC/OS FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED IN RESPECT OF DEVELOPMENT OR REDEVELOPMENT OF GIC/OS SITES WILL BE APPLIED, IN PRINCIPLE, TO DEVELOPMENT OR REDEVELOPMENT OF CDA’S.

IN CASES WHERE SUCH FACILITIES ARE INTENDED TO MEET WIDER DISTRICT OR TERRITORIAL NEEDS, THE GOVERNMENT MAY EXERCISE DISCRETION TO PAY FOR THE COSTS.

"INDIVIDUAL CASES WILL BE CONSIDERED ON THEIR OWN MERITS," THE

SPOKESMAN SAID.

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MARICULTURISTS LEARN HUSBANDRY TECHNIQUES

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A GROUP OF 10 MARICULTURISTS TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED THE YUNG SHUE AU FISH CULTURE ZONE TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES SOME OF THE HUSBANDRY TECHNIQUES IN FISH CULTURE INTRODUCED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT (AFD).

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (FISHERIES), DR THOMAS YIP, THE MARICULTURISTS SAW AN ON-SITE DEMONSTRATION OF THE USE OF THE DISSOLVED OXYGEN DETECTION METER AND THE AERATION SYSTEM IN ONE OF THE FISH FARMS AT YUNG SHUE AU.

THE EQUIPMENTS, ACCORDING TO THE AFD, ARE ESSENTIAL FOR MINIMISING FISH LOSS DUE TO OXYGEN DEPLETION IN THE WATER.

FISH FARMS IN YUNG SHUE AU HAD SUFFERED A HEAVY FISH LOSS THREE YEARS AGO DUE TO SUDDEN OXYGEN DEPLETION IN THE WATER. THE MARICULTURISTS LATER FORMED THE YUNG SHUE AU MARINE FISH CULTURE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION IN A HOPE TO PROMOTE COOPERATION AMONG MARICULTURISTS TO PREVENT SIMILAR INCIDENTS IN FUTURE.

WITH TECHNICAL ADVICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT, THE MARICULTURISTS ROTATE AMONG THEMSELVES TO CONDUCT DAILY MONITORING OF THE DISSOLVED OXYGEN LEVEL IN THEIR FISH CULTURE ZONE AND ALERT FISH FARMERS TO AERATE THE WATER WITH PROPER AERATION SYSTEM WHENEVER THE OXYGEN LEVEL IS LOW.

SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE TECHNIQUES, FISH FARMS AT YUNG SHUE AU HAVE NOT SUFFERED ANY FISH LOSS DUE TO OXYGEN DEPLETION IN THE WATER.

IT IS HOPED THAT THROUGH TODAY’S VISIT, MARICULTURISTS IN OTHER FISH CULTURE ZONES WILL ADOPT SIMILAR TECHNIQUES TO AVOID FUTURE FISH LOSS DUE TO DEPLETION OF OXYGEN.

------------------------------0------- ADVICE TO PARENTS ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF JSEA ALLOCATION RESULTS *****

ALLOCATION OF AIDED SECONDARY 4 PLACES UNDER THE JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT (JSEA) SYSTEM WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 7), AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

IN ANNOUNCING THIS, THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED PARENTS TO TAKE NOTE THAT STUDENTS ALLOCATED A SECONDARY 4 PLACE IN OTHER SCHOOLS OR A FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY 3 CRAFT COURSE PLACE THROUGH THE CENTRAL ALLOCATION SHOULD REGISTER AT THE ALLOCATED SCHOOLS, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, OR INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRES THE FOLLOWING DAY, THAT IS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8.

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A REGISTRATION FORM CONTAINING DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE OF REGISTRATION IS ISSUED TO EACH OF THESE STUDENTS.

HE SAID: "STUDENTS SHOULD RETURN TO THEIR OWN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 7 TO COLLECT THEIR REGISTRATION FORMS AND REGISTER AT THE ALLOCATED SCHOOLS THE FOLLOWING DAY.

"BUT SHOULD THEY BE UNABLE TO COLLECT THE FORMS OR UNABLE TO TURN UP FOR REGISTRATION, THEIR PARENTS SHOULD AUTHORISE IN WRITING A REPRESENTATIVE TO COLLECT THE FORM AND REPORT TO THE ALLOCATED SCHOOLS FOR REGISTRATION ON THEIR BEHALF."

THE LETTER OF AUTHORISATION MUST BE ENDORSED BY THE ORIGINAL SCHOOL, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

HE SAID THAT THE LETTER SHOULD BE PRODUCED BY THE AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE AT THE TIME OF COLLECTING THE REGISTRATION FORM OR REGISTERING WITH THE ALLOCATED SCHOOL.

"STUDENTS WOULD BE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN UP THE AIDED SECONDARY 4 PLACES ALLOCATED TO THEM IF THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE IS NOT COMPLIED WITH," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

WHEN REPORTING FOR REGISTRATION, STUDENTS SHOULD BRING WITH THEM:

« THE REGISTRATION FORM;

* STUDENT’S HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD; AND

» TWO RECENT PASSPORT-SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS AND SUFFICIENT MONEY UP TO ABOUT ONE MONTH’S SCHOOL FEE WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS ALLOCATED TO FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY 3 CRAFT COURSE PLACES WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE ON AUGUST 8.

STUDENTS, HE ADDED, SHOULD BRING ALONG THE REGISTRATION FORMS AND THEIR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS TO THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OR INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRES FOR REGISTRATION.

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FSD WILL FIGHT FOR BETTER STAFF CONDITIONS

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THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO STRIVE FOR BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR ITS MEMBER FOLLOWING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 54 HOUR-WEEK DUTY SYSTEM ON AUGUST 25.

SPEAKING AT A PASSING OUT PARADE OF FIREMEN AT THE FIRE SERVICES TRAINING SCHOOL AT PAT HEUNG TODAY (FRIDAY), THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR CHEUNG SHU-SHING, SAID: "YOU MUST HAVE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN YOUR SUPERIORS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING EXTREMELY HARD ON YOUR BEHALF."

MR CHEUNG TOLD THE GRADUATES THAT WHEN HE FIRST JOINED THE SERVICE 36 YEARS AGO, HE HAD TO WORK ON AN 84 HOUR-WEEK DUTY SYSTEM, AND THIS HAD NOW BEEN SCALED DOWN PROGRESSIVELY.

MR CHEUNG ASKED THEM TO BE RESPECTFUL AND TO HAVE SELF-CONFIDENCE AND TO PERFORM THEIR DUTIES WITH COURAGE, DETERMINATION AND WITHOUT FEAR.

HE REMINDED THEM TO ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THEIR PRIORITY WAS TO SERVE THE PUBLIC.

"LIKE YOU AND MOST OF OUR COLLEAGUES, IT WAS A SENSE OF DUTY TO THE PUBLIC THAT PROMPTED ME SOME 36 YEARS AGO TO JOIN THIS SERVICE WHICH REQUIRES ITS MEMBERS TO DEVELOP AND DISPLAY A VERY HIGH STANDARD OF EFFICIENCY IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR DUTIES IN THE EVENT OF FIRE AND NATURAL DISASTERS HOWEVER DANGEROUS THE SITUATION MIGHT BE.

"OUR JOB IS, THEREFORE, NOT A 9 TO 5 ONE, NOR CAN IT BE ONE WHICH PERMITS YOU TO COMFORTABLY SIT IN THE OFFICE.

"IT IS A JOB IN WHICH YOU WILL FACE DANGERS AND RISKS. ONLY YOUNG MEN WHO, LIKE YOU, ARE WHOLE-HEARTEDLY WILLING TO SERVE THE PUBLIC CAN COPE WITH SUCH A MEANINGFUL PROFESSION," MR CHEUNG SAID.

HE TOLD THE GRADUATES THAT THE HARD WORK AND EFFICIENCY OF THEIR PREDECESSORS HAD SUCCESSFULLY WON CREDIT FROM THE COMMUNITY AND THEY MUST SAFEGUARD AND ENHANCE WHAT THEIR PREDECESSORS HAD ACHIEVED.

MR CHEUNG PRESENTED THE BEST RECRUIT AWARD TO FIREMAN KONG KING-CHIU FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES DURING THE TRAINING.

THE 47 FIREMEN WHO HAVE JUST COMPLETED THEIR 26-WEEK VIGOROUS AND DEMANDING TRAINING WILL BE POSTED TO THE OPERATIONAL STREAM NEXT WEEK.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1990

POLICE DETECTIVE SERGEANI ON OVERSEAS COURSE ******

DETECTIVE SERGEANT EDDIE HUI SAI-CHU WILL MAKE POLICE FORCE TRAINING HISTORY WHEN HE SETS FOOT ON AMERICAN SOIL LATER THIS WEEK FOR A FINANCIAL ASSET REMOVAL COURSE ORGANISED BY THE U.S. DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (DEA).

MR HUI, WHO IS NOW WITH THE THE POLICE NARCOTICS BUREAU’S FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION GROUP (FIG), IS THE FIRST-EVER JUNIOR POLICE OFFICER TO BE OFFERED SUCH AN OVERSEAS TRAINING OPPORTUNITY WHICH IS NORMALLY RESERVED FOR INSPECTORATE OFFICERS.

MR HUI, TOGETHER WITH A SENIOR INSPECTOR FROM THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT, WILL ATTEND THE TWO-WEEK DEA COURSE WHICH WILL BE HELD IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, TOGETHER WITH 30 OR SO OFFICERS, MOST OF WHOM ARE FROM VARIOUS U.S. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

APART FROM FAMILIARISING HIMSELF WITH THE U.S. FINANCIAL SYSTEMS AND INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES THROUGH THE DEA COURSE, MR HUI IS ALSO TASKED TO UPDATE HIS FOREIGN COL .TERPARTS ON THE LATEST ACTION TAKEN BY THE FORCE TO TACKLE DRUG TRAFFICKERS.

AND IN THE PROCESS, MR HUI HOPES ANY POSSIBLE SOURCES OF MISUNDERSTANDING FOR FUTURE CO-OPERATION WILL BE ELIMINATED.

’’MISUNDERSTANDINGS DID OCCUR OCCASIONALLY IN THE PAST ARISING FROM THE FACT THAT THEY WERE EITHER UNAWARE OF THE LATEST HAPPENINGS IN THE TERRITORY, OR NOT UPDATED ON OUR FINANCIAL AND BANKING PRACTICES WITH REGARD TO ASSET TRACING INVESTIGATIONS.

"I WILL ALSO TELL THEM THAT BANKS IN HONG KONG HAVE BEEN VERY CO-OPERATIVE WITH THE FORCE IN TRACKING DOWN ALLEGED DRUG ASSETS AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING ITS UTMOST TO OBLITERATE ALL POSSIBLE SOFTSPOTS TN OUR SYSTEMS THAT MIGHT BE EXPLOITED BY MONEY LAUNDERERS,” MR HUI SAID.

"I’LL TRY TO CONVEY TO THEM THAT HONG KONG IS NOT A MAJOR MONEY LAUNDERING CENTRE, AS OFTEN ALLEGED. HOWEVER, MONEY LAUNDERING OF ILLICIT GAINS IS BOUND TO EXIST IN A FINANCIAL CENTRE LIKE HONG KONG,” HE ADDED.

MR HUI, WHO HAS BEEN INVITED TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON THE FORCE’S ANTI-DRUG EFFORTS, WILL ALSO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE EXISTING COMMUNICATION CHANNELS WITH U.S. COUNTERPARTS IN THE GLOBAL WAR AGAINST DRUG TRAFFICKERS.

AS FOR THE TRAINING ITSELF, MR HUI NOTED THAT AS A MEMBER OF THE RELATIVELY NEW FIG, THERE SHOULD BE A LOT FOR HIM TO LEARN FROM U.S. OFFICERS WHO HAD BEEN ENGAGED IN ASSET CHASING WORK FOR MANY YEARS.

FIG OFFICIALLY BEGAN OPERATION IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR FOLLOWING THE ENACTMENT OF THE DRUG TRAFFICKING (RECOVERY OF PROCEEDS) ORDINANCE.

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THE HEAD OF FIG, SUPERINTENDENT STUARD MCDOUALL, SAID THE DEA COURSE WAS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR A JUNIOR POLICE OFFICER TO EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS POLICE INVESTIGATION AND COURT PRACTICES.

MR MCDOUALL NOTED THAT DETECTIVE SERGEANTS SUCH AS MR HUI WERE OFTEN ASKED TO CONDUCT INVESTIGATION ON BEHALF OF FOREIGN AGENCIES AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR OVERSEAS COUNTERPARTS REGULARLY.

"WE NEED TO GIVE OUR JUNIOR POLICE OFFICERS AS MUCH TRAINING AS WE DO FOR INSPECTORATE OFFICERS," HE SAID.

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QUIZ TO PROMOTE BUILDING MANAGEMENT ******

THE 1990 YAU TSIM DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT JOINT PARTICIPATION CAMPAIGN WILL KICK OFF TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WITH A QUIZ SHOW.

THE CAMPAIGN, SPONSORED BY THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD, HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY A COMMITTEE COMPRISING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS, BUILDING MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS AND THE DISTRICT’S BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL START AT 3 PM IN THE NEW COMMUNITY HALL OF TSIM SHA TSUI KAI FONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION, 136A NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WONG HON-HO, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH, WILL BE THE OFFICIATING GUESTS.

THE CEREMONY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A QUIZ ON GENERAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 1990 YAU TSIM DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT JOINT PARTICIPATION CAMPAIGN TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) IN THE NEW COMMUNITY HALL OF TSIM SHA TSUI KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION, 136A NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1990

HK YOUNG MUSICIAN PROMOTE CHINESE MUSIC IN CALIFORNIA

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AFTER A SUCCESSFUL FIVE-DAY MUSICAL TOUR OF VANCOUVER, THE 66 MEMBERS OF THE HONG I NG YOUTH CHINESE ORCHESTRA AGAIN WON APPLAUSE FROM THE AMERICAN AUDIENCE IN A SERIES OF PUBLIC PERFORMANCES IN CALIFORNIA IN THE PAST FEW DAYS.

THE ORCHESTRA ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO LAST SATURDAY (JULY 28) AND GAVE A LUNCH TIME CONCERT AT THE EMBARCADERO CENTRE ON JULY 30, ATTRACTING ABOUT 1,000 LOCAL RESIDFUTS.

"OUR MISSION IS TO INTRODUCE CHINESE MUSIC AND THE VARIOUS CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO THE AMERICAN AUDIENCES," THE TOUR DIRECTOR, MRS AGNES ALLCOCK, SAID.

"WE ARE EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE RESPONSE. IN PARTICULAR, WE ARE OVERJOYED TO LEARN THAT THE 3,000 TICKETS FOR THE FUND-RAISING CONCERT AT THE PRESTIGIOUS LOUISE DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL ON AUGUST 1 WERE ALL SOLD OUT BEFORE WE ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO," SHE SAID.

THE CONCERT AT THE LOUISE DAVIES HALL WAS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND SING TAO NEWSPAPER OF SAN FRANCISCO.

. IT WAS ATTENDED BY SENIOR OFFICIALS FROM BOTH THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE CONCERT, MRS ALLCOCK SAID THE CONCERT TOUR BY THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE ORCHESTRA WAS AN ATTEMPT TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN THE BOND BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CALIFORNIA FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT.

THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, MR GEORGE DEUKMEJIAN, SAID IN HIS MESSAGE TO THE ORCHESTRA THAT THROUGH ITS PERFORMANCES, THE CITIZENS OF BOTH HONG KONG AND THE UNITED STATES WOULD GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF EACH OTHER’S CULTURE, TRADITIONS AND MUSIC.

IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE FOR OUR YOUNG MUSICIANS

THE CONDUCTOR, MR TONG LEUNG-TAK, ADDED.

"EVERYWHERE THEY WENT, THEY IMPRESSED THE AUDIENCE WITH THEIR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE. HONG KONG SHOULD BE PROUD OF THEM," HE SAID.

MR TONG AND HIS ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR, MR HO MAN-CHUEN, RECEIVED HIGH ACCLAIM FROM MUSIC CRITICS IN BOTH VANCOUVER AND SAN FRANCISCO.

THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE ORCHESTRA IS 16, WITH THE YOUNGEST BEING 12 YEARS OLD AND THE OLDEST 23.

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THE ORCHESTRA LEI SAN FRANCISCO FOR LOS ANGELES YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THERE THEY WILL GIVE THREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS, INCLUDING ONE AT DISNEYLAND, BEFORE RETURNING TO HONG KONG ON AUGUST 8.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE RETURNING YOUNG MUSICIANS WILL MEET MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 8) AROUND 8 PM AT THE PRESS ROOM OF THE ARRIVAL HALL OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OR CONDUCT INTERVIEWS ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE INFORMATION OFFICERS, OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE BRANCH DURING OFFICE HOURS BEFORE TUESDAY (AUGUST 7) ON TEL. 574 1455 EXT. 14 FOR ARRANGEMENTS.

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NEW FANLING POST OFFICE OPENS ON AUGUST 13 * ♦ * * * *

A NEW FANLING POST OFFICE LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE FANLING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, AT 3 PIK FUNG ROAD, WILL OPEN AT 9.30 AM ON AUGUST 13 (MONDAY), THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THIS OFFICE WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING FANLING POST OFFICE AT 1 WO LUNG STREET, GROUND FLOOR, LUEN WO MARKET, WHICH WILL CLOSE FOR BUSINESS AT 1 PM ON AUGUST 11 (SATURDAY), A SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE NEW OFFICE IS 675 1689 AND THE HOURS OF BUSINESS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED. A TOTAL OF 1,000 P.O. BOXES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE NEW OFFICE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID A SPECIAL HAND-BACK SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE NEW FANLING POST OFFICE ON AUGUST 13.

’’UNREGISTERED FULL POSTAGE PREPAID ’FIRST DAY’ COVERS PREPARED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND BEARING A LOCAL ADDRESS, WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE COUNTER, IMPRESSED WITH THE NORMAL POST OFFICE DATESTAMP AND HANDED BACK TO THE PERSON PRESENTING THEM,” HE SAID.

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NEU IDF’-.ITY ( RDS FOR WOMEN BORN IN 1947-50 ******

WOMEN BORN IN 1947, 1948, 1949 AND 1950 WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS FROM AUGUST 13 TO OCTOBER 20, THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

"WOMEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP CAN CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW IDENTITY7 CARD ISSUE OFFICES DI ING THIS PERIOD," A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE OFFICE HOURS OF THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS, AND 1HOM 9 AM To 1 PM ON SATURDAYS. ALL OFFICES CLOSE ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

APPLICANTS MAY ALSO MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN SERVICE TO ARRANGE FOR AN APPOINTMI i' BY CALLING THE OFFICES OF THEIR CHOICE.

THE ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS c THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE:

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI TEL. NO. 574 7070

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD, NGAU TAU KOK TEL. NO. 755 3669

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, YAU MA TEI TEL. NO. 723 2424

TSUEN WAN : EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET TEL. NO. 498 0117

SHA TIN : SHOP 8A, SECOND FLOOR, CHANWAY SHOPPING CENTRE, 11-17, SHA TIN CENTRE STREET TEL. NO. 605 9108

YUEN LONG : HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD TEL. NO. 477 1543

TUEN MUN : CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN TEL. NO. 458 0646

SHEUNG SHUI : TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI TEL. NO. 672 7191

APPLICANTS MAY MAKE USE OF THE 24-HOUR RECORDED MESSAGE SERVICE BY DIALLING 824 0303 TO OBTAIN DETAILS OF THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1990

HE REMINDED MEN BORN IN 1917 OR BEFORE WHO HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR THEIR NEW IDENTITY CARDS TO COME FORWARD WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY AS THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE WEEK LEFT BEFORE THE CURRENT PHASE CLOSES ON AUGUST 11.

FAILURE TO APPLY FOR A NEW IDENTITY CARD WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD IS AN OFFENCE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $3,000.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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MOVE OF TSING YI SHIPYARDS TO REDUCE NOISE POLLUTION

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THE EXISTING SHIPYARDS IN NORTH TSING YI WILL BE RELOCATED TO REDUCE NOISE POLLUTION TO THE NEARBY RESIDENTS.

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO CARRY OUT RECLAMATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF SEAWALL WITHIN AN AREA OF ABOUT 5.47 HECTARES Ob FORESHORE AND SEABED ALONG THE NORTH COAST OF TSING YI ISLAND TO FACILITATE THE RELOCATION.

IN TSUEN WAN, THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO PERMIT THE SAN MIGUEL BREWERY LIMITED TO USE AN AREA OF ABOUT 900 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED AT SHAM TSENG, IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF SUBMARINE OUTFALL.

THE AREA WILL BE USED FOR DREDGING OF SEABED TO FORM A TRENCH AND LAYING OF A CONCRETE PIPE THEREIN.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREAS AFFECTED WERE DESCRIBED IN NOTICES PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

ANY PERSON WHO CONSIDERS THAT HE HAS AN INTEREST, RIGHT OR EASEMENT IN OR OVER THE FORESHORE AND SEABED INVOLVED MAY SUBMIT A WRITTEN OBJECTION TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 2, 1990.

THE NOTICE OF SUCH OBJECTION SHALL DESCRIBE THE INTEREST, RIGHT OR EASEMENT OF THE OBJECTOR AND THE MANNER IN WHICH HE ALLEGES HE WILL BE AFFECTED.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PIERS ******

THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO PIERS AT THE PROPOSED WESTERN WHOLESALE MARKET SITE AT THE WESTERN RECLAMATION, OPPOSITE WHITTY STREET.

THE PIERS WILL FACILITATE LOADING AND UNLOADING ACTIVITIES AT THE MARKET.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE 26 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE PORT WORKS DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON AUGUST 24.

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LAND RESUMPTION FOR VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT ******

SEVENTY-THREE PRIVATE AGRICULTURAL LOTS IN SHA TIN ARE TO BE RESUMED FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME.

THE LOTS, COMPRISING 15,283.56 SQUARE METRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND AND 5,086.7 SQUARE METRES OF AGRICULTURAL AND ORCHARD LAND, WILL BE RESUMED FOR THE EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF SHEUNG KENG HAU HA KENG HAU AND HIN TIN VILLAGES.

THE IMPROVEMENT WORK INCLUDES SITE FORMATION, DRAINAGE WORKS, CONSTRUCTION OF OPEN SPACE, ROADS AND CAR PARKS ETC.

THE LOTS WILL BE REVERTED TO THE GOVERNMENT ON THE EXPIRY OF THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF POSTING OF NOTICES ON THE LOTS.

DETAILS OF THE RESUMPTION WERE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

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ROAD CLOSURE FOR BUILDING ESTATE ROAD IN WANG TAU HOM *******

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO CLOSE PERMANENTLY THE WESTERN PART OF WANG TAU HOM NORTH ROAD AND FU YUE STREET IN EARLY 1992 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ESTATE ROAD TO FACILITATE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF WANG TAU HOM ESTATE.

ACCESS TO THE NEARBY KIT SAM MIDDLE SCHOOL AND LOK SIN TONG YU KAN HING SCHOOL WILL, HOWEVER, BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

WHEN COMPLETED IN 1992, THE REDEVELOPMENT OF WANG TAU HOM ESTATE PHASE 7 WILL PROVIDE 1,175 RENTAL FLATS FOR ABOUT 4,400 PEOPLE.

A NOTICE ON THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE PLAN AND THE SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FREE OF CHARGE AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:

* CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

» KOWLOON EAST DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, YAU MA TEI CARPARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON; AND

* WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE, LOK FU SUB-OFFICE, UNIT NOS. T51-T53, THIRD FLOOR, LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE, KOWLOON.

ANY PERSON WHO OBJECTS TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 25, 1990.

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NEW ROADS TO BE BUILT IN TUEN MUN SAN HING TSUEN

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THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PHASE 1 WORKS OF THE RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL UPGRADING AREAS PILOT PROJECT AT SAN HING TSUEN, TUEN MUN.

A TENDER NOTICE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE WORKS COMPRISE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO-LANE LOCAL ROAD NETWORK ABOUT 1,350 METRES LONG WITH ADJACENT CAR-PARKING AREAS.

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LAYING OF WATERMAINS, FOUL SEWERS, STORM WATER DRAINS, 'LANDSCAPING, REPROVISIONING OF WALLS, FENCES AND GATES TO AFFECTED BUILDINGS ARE ALSO INCLUDED.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORKS, A BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR LOCAL RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS.

WORKS ARI- SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED IN FEBRUARY 1992.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT.

SUSPENSION OF PAK SHA WAN CARPARK ♦ * ♦ ♦ *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE SUSPENSION OF THE PAK SHA WAN CARPARK, LOCATED AT NORTH OF THE JUNCTION OF HIRAM’S HIGHWAY WITH THE ACCESS ROAD TO PAK SHA WAN FERRY PIER, WILL BE EXTENDED FURTHER TO 6 PM ON AUGUST 14.

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE THE HOLDING OF A THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE IN CELEBRATION OF THE KWUN YUM FESTIVAL.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL.: 842 8777

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

JOIN HANDS TO FIGHT CRIME .......................................................... 1

ANTI-DRUGS BEACH CONCERT IN SOUTHERN .......................................

SEMINAR FOR HIGH-CALIBRE JOB-SEEKERS .......................................

NEW DIVISIONAL POLICE STATION IN TIN SHUI WAI ..............................

1990 YAU TSIM BUILDING MANAGEMENT CAMPAIGN STARTS .................................. 4

FUN DAY FOR VIETNAMESE CHILDREN ............................................

KARAOKE NIGHT FOR MONG KOK RESIDENTS .......................................

PROPOSED SKY TRAIN ON DB AGENDA ............................................

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1990

1 JOIN HANDS TO FIGHT CRIME *******

THE FORCE IS UNDERTAKING AN EXPERIMENT TO IMPART TO VIETNAMESE REFUGEES LAW ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES IN THE TERRITORY IN AN EFFORT TO BUILD UP MUTUAL TRUST IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME.

THE FORCE IS AWAITING FEEDBACK ON ITS FIRST LECTURE GIVEN TO REFUGEE REPRESENTATIVES LIVING IN THE OPEN PILLAR POINT CAMP IN ORDER TO MAP OUT THE FUTURE STRATEGY OF SUCH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME.

THE TWO-HOUR LECTURE WAS CONDUCTED BY STAFF OFFICER, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, YUNG YEUK-LUN AND CHIEF STAFF INSPECTOR, SUPPORT, IRENE NG LI SHUK-FUN OF THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS BRANCH (PPRB) TO AN AUDIENCE OF 35 REFUGEE REPRESENTATIVES.

THE AUDIENCE INCLUDED BLOCK LEADERS, GUARDS, REPRESENTATIVES OF WOMEN’S,YOUTH AND RELIGIOUS GROUPS, TEACHERS, VIETNAMESE WORKERS AND CAMP MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

MRS NG SAID THAT IF RESPONSE WAS GOOD, THE NEXT LECTURE WOULD BE GIVEN TO REFUGEE REPRESENTATIVES RESIDING IN THE KAI TAK OPEN CAMP.

SHE SAID THE DESIRABILITY OF SUCH LECTURE WAS FIRST RAISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER OF REFUGEE (UNHCR) REPRESENTATIVES DURING AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL MEETING ON CRIME PREVENTION AND SECURITY HELD EARLY LAST MONTH.

IN THE FIRST LECTURE, MRS NG, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF INTERPRETERS, EXPLAINED A WIDE RANGE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS THAT WERE RELEVANT TO THEIR DAY-TO-DAY LIVING IN THE TERRITORY BEFORE ULTIMATE RESETTLEMENT.

"OUR EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT, GIVEN THE FACT THAT MANY REFUGEES HAVE BEEN IN HONG KONG FOR YEARS, SOME OF THEM DO NOT EVEN KNOW HOW TO REPORT A CRIME OR KNOW WHETHER IT WILL COST THEM MONEY BY DOING SO."

"WHAT WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE, THROUGH THIS TYPE OF LECTURE, IS TO GET THEIR TRUST AND CO-OPERATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME." MRS NG SAID.

AMONG TOPICS DISCUSSED WAS THE USE OF AN IDENTITY CARD, RESIDENTS’ RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS DURING POLICE STOP-AND-SEARCH OPERATIONS AND HOW TO APPROACH POLICE FOR ASSISTANCE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

FUTHERMORE, THE LECTURE ALSO EXPLAINED IN DETAIL THE PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING CRIME, STATEMENT TAKING, POLICE POWERS IN MAKING ARRESTS AND OTHER RELEVANT POWERS IN MAINTAINING LAW AND ORDER.

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THE REPRESENTATIVES WERE ALSO TOLD OF THEIR RIGHTS TO LODGE COMPLAINTS IF THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE MALTREATED, MRS NG ADDED.

DURING THE LECTURE, A STOP-AND-SEARCH DEMONSTRATION WAS PERFORMED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE AUDIENCE. THE LATTER HALF OF THE SESSION WAS RESERVED FOR A DISCUSSION FORUM WHEN QUESTIONS RELATING TO RESIDENTS’ RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS DURING HOME SEARCH OPERATIONS BY POLICE WERE RAISED.

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A POP CONCERT ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TO SPREAD THE "SAY YES TO LIFE, SAY NO TO DRUGS" MESSAGE WAS HELD AT REPULSE BAY BEACH TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MR CHAN YAU-YUE SAID DRUG ABUSE HAD BEEN A LONG-STANDING PROBLEM IN HONG KONG.

HE NOTED THAT ABOUT 160 NEW CASES INVOLVING SOUTHERN RESIDENTS WERE RECORDED IN THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ABUSE LAST YEAR.

"THIS CONCERT IS AIMED AT INSPIRING THE PUBLIC, IN PARTICULAR YOUNG PEOPLE, TO ADOPT A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE, AND AT DISSUADING THEM FROM EXPERIMENTING WITH OR ABUSING DRUGS," MR CHAN SAID.

THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY (NARCOTICS), MRS ANNETTE LEE, SAID THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) REGULARLY ORGANISED ANTI-NARCOTICS PROGRAMMES TN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEES TO ENHANCE PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT THE DRUG PROBLEM.

TODAY'S CONCERT WAS ONE OF SIX DISTRICT PROGRAMMES BEING SPONSORED BY ACAN THIS YEAR, SHE ADDED.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE OPENING, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HUI YUNG-CHUNG, URGED YOUTHS TO TAKE PART IN MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES AND REFRAIN FROM TAKING DRUGS.

HE ALSO CALLED ON RESIDENTS TO FULFIL THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES BY REGISTERING AS ELECTORS AND BY VOTING IN NEXT YEAR’S DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL/REGIONAL COUNCIL AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

TODAY'S CONCERT, WHICH ATTRACTED HUNDREDS OF SPECTATORS, WAS PRODUCED BY COMMERCIAL RADIO AND BROADCAST LIVE ON ITS CHANNEL ONE. THERE WERE PERFORMANCES BY POP SINGERS, INTERVIEWS WITH CELEBRITIES AND AN ANTI-NARCOTICS QUIZ.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS INCLUDED THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS MAUREEN CHAN, AND THE ABERDEEN POLICE DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, MR TSE CHAN-FAI.

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SEMINAR FOR HIGH-CALIBRE JOB-SEEKERS ♦ *♦*♦»

POST-SECONDARY GRADUATES AND PROFESSIONALS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT WILL BE ABLE TO PICK UP THE NECESSARY JOB-HUNTING SKILLS AT A SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT NEXT WEEK.

THE ANNUAL CAREERS SEMINAR IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT MORE THAN 400 LOCAL AND OVERSEAS GRADUATES IN NEED OF EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE JOB MARKET.

"IN VIEW OF THE FAVOURABLE RESPONSE TO SIMILAR SEMINARS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, JOB-SEEKERS SHOULD APPLY FOR ENROLMENT IMMEDIATELY AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (HEES),” A LABOUR OFFICER, MRS MIRANDA LAM, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

"SPECIALISTS FROM WELL-ESTABLISHED COMPANIES WILL BE INVITED TO CONDUCT TALKS IN CANTONESE AND RELATED WORKSHOPS ON CAREERS IN BANKING, ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING.

"THERE WILL ALSO BE TALKS ON BASIC JOB-HUNTING TECHNIQUES SUCH AS CHOOSING THE RIGHT CAREER, WRITING APPLICATION LETTERS AND RESUME AS WELL AS ATTENDING JOB INTERVIEWS," SHE ADDED.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 11 AT THE HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE. ADMISSION IS FREE.

APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT CAN NOW BE MADE AT THE HEES ON THE SIXTH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL, OR BY TELEPHONING 852 3232 OR 852 3234.

THE HEES PROVIDES FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE TO BOTH EMPLOYERS AND JOB-SEEKERS WITH POST-SECONDARY OR RECOGNISED PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.

"BOTH LOCAL GRADUATES AND HONG KONG STUDENTS OVERSEAS WHO WISH TO RETURN AND WORK IN THE TERRITORY ARE WELCOME TO REGISTER WITH THE SERVICE FOR EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE IN PERSON OR IN WRITING," MRS LAM SAID.

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NEW DIVISIONAL POLICE STATION IN TIN SHUI WAI

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A NEW DIVISIONAL POLICE STATION WILL BE IN PLACE IN TIN SHUI WAI, YUEN LONG, AND BEGIN SERVING LOCAL RESIDENTS IN EARLY 1992.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $46 MILLION CONTRACT FOR ITS CONSTRUCTION.

/THE STATION........

SATURDAY, AUOJST 4, 1990

THE STATION WILL FEATURE A NEW STANDARD DESIGN CONSISTING OF AN EIGHT-STOREY BLOCK, A SINGLE-STOREY PODIUM, A COVERED COMPOUND AND A DRILL YARD.

FACILITIES WILL ALSO INCLUDE OFFICES, A REPORT ROOM, DETENTION CELLS, AN ARMOURY, A RADIO EQUIPMENT ROOM, CANTEEN AND RECREATION ROOMS, BARRACKS, LOCKERS/CHANGING ACCOMMODATION AND LAUNDRY.

A DANGEROUS GOODS STORE, DOG KENNELS, AN UNDERGROUND OIL TANK AND CAR PARKING FACILITIES WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

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1990 YAU TSIM BUILDING MANAGEMENT CAMPAIGN STARTS ******

MORE THAN 50 TEAMS TOOK PART IN A QUIZ TODAY (SATURDAY) TO MARK THE START OF THE 1990 YAU TSIM DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT JOINT PARTICIPATION CAMPAIGN.

THE DISTRICT BOARD SPONSORED CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED BY A COMMITTEE COMPRISING MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD AND AREA COMMITTEES, BUILDING MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS AND THE DISTRICT'S BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATING TEAM.

PARTICIPANTS IN TODAY'S QUIZ INCLUDED OFFICE-BEARERS OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES (MAC’S) AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS (OC’S) AS WELL AS LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE QUIZ COVERED BUILDING MANAGEMENT LAWS AND REGULATIONS, INSURANCE MATTERS AND SECURITY MEASURES.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WONG HON-HO; DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH; AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MS MELODY WONG.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE SAID THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME WOULD FOCUS ON MAINTENANCE AND THE PROPER USE OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, AS WELL AS GOOD CARETAKING, BOTH OF WHICH BEING IMPORTANT TO BUILDING MANAGEMENT.

IN SEPTEMBER, AN OUTSTANDING CARETAKERS COMPETITION WILL BE HELD AND OC’S AND MAC’S WILL BE INVITED TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES.

IN ADDITION, A BUILDING MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE COURSE, WITH EMPHASIS ON DAY-TO-DAY MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS, WILL BE ORGANISED FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF OC’S AND MAC’S FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER.

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FUN DAY FOR VIETNAMESE CHILDREN

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A FUN DAY ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE FOR VIETNAMESE CHILDREN AT THE PILLAR POINT REFUGEE CENTRE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) IN THE ON TING/YAU OI COMMUNITY CENTRE.

THE ACTIVITY, TO BE HOSTED BY THE TUEN MUN WEST NO. 33 OPEN SCOUT GROUP, AIMS TO FOSTER BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN LOCAL RESIDENTS AND THE VIETNAMESE.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE GAMES AND A MIME SHOW SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO CONVEY MESSAGES ON ROAD SAFETY AND CIVIC EDUCATION.

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JOHN WAN, AND THE POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR IAN SEABOURNE, WILL JOINTLY OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 9.45 AM.

ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG HOUSING SERVICES FOR REFUGEES LTD (PILLAR POINT CAMP), MR JEFFREY HYNES, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HONG KONG SCOUTS ASSOCIATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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KARAOKE NIGHT FOR MONG KOK RESIDENTS

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MONG KOK RESIDENTS WHO ENJOY SINGING ARE INVITED TO JOIN A KARAOKE NIGHT TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 26 (SUNDAY) AT THE MACPHERSON STADIUM TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THERE WILL ALSO BE PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS.

THE EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, AND AT ITS TAI KOK TSUI SUB-OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, 45 TIT SHU STREET.

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PROPOSED SKY TRAIN ON DB AGENDA

THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE PROPOSED KOWLOON SKY RAIL PROJECT IN TSIM SHA TSUI AT A MEETING ON MONDAY (AUGUST 6).

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CONSORTIUM WHICH PROPOSED THE PROJECT WILL BE PRESENT TO EXPLAIN ITS PLAN.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS IMPROVEMENTS TO BUILDING MANAGEMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY (AUGUST 6) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, GROUND FLOOR, 15 MIDDLE ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

POLICE MAKE REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS IN 1989 ......................................... 1

STUDY ON NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT .................................................... 2

SWD HOTLINE SERVICE WELL PATRONISED................................................... 3

CNTA'S ENQUIRY CENTRES ASSIST NEARLY NINE MILLION PEOPLE ............................. 4

HK TO PARTICIPATE IN INT'L STAMP EXHIBITION .......................................... 4

NEW FIRE STATION FOR SHA TIN ......................................................... 5

DB HELPS SOLVE RESIDENTS' PROBLEMS ................................................... 5

DB FUNDS OPEN FOR APPLICATION ........................................................ 6

APPLICATION OPENS FOR MONG KOK DB FUNDS .............................................. 7

FUN DAY FOR VR CHILDREN AND SCOUTS ................................................... 8

FUN DAY IN SHEUNG WAN FOR YOUNGSTERS ................................................. 8

ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA .......................................... 9

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 1990

POLICE MAKE REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS IN 1989

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ALTHOUGH 1989 WAS A PARTICULARLY EVENTFUL YEAR, THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE MANAGED TO ACCOMPLISH SOME EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENTS IN TERMS OF KEEPING CRIME RATE AT A LOW LEVEL, AND MAKING RECORD HEROIN SEIZURES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS.

SUCH REMARKABLE CONTRIBUTIONS WERE MADE AMIDST THE MASSIVE PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROCESSIONS IN THE WAKE OF STUDENT PRO-DEMOCRACY EVENTS IN CHINA, AND THE CONTINUING, AND ESCALATING, PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE ISSUE.

THIS WAS STATED BY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR LI KWAN-HA IN THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE REVIEW 1989, WHICH WAS RELEASED TODAY (SUNDAY).

ON THE CRIME FRONT, MR LI SAID THAT IT WAS PLEASING TO NOTE THAT THROUGHOUT THE DECADE, POLICE WERE ABLE TO CONTAIN THE AVERAGE ANNUAL FIGURE OF REPORTED CRIME AT A LITTLE OVER 81,000.

"ALTHOUGH SHOWING AN INCREASE OF 3.3 PER CENT OVERALL, THE 1989'S FIGURE OF A LITTLE UNDER 82,000 REPORTED CRIMES WAS MATCHED AGAINST ONE OF THE LOWEST TOTALS OF THE ’80S REGISTERED IN 1988.

HOWEVER, MR LI EXPRESSED PARTICULAR CONCERN OVER THE RISE IN THE USE OF FIREARMS IN CRIME, AND THE INCREASING NUMBER OF FIREARMS SEIZED.

HE ADDED THAT THERE WERE ALSO ALARMING UPWARD TRENDS IN CRIME BEING COMMITTED BY YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 21, AND IN VIOLENT CRIMES INVOLVING JUVENILES.

POINTING OUT THAT 1989 WAS YET ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL YEAR IN CRACKING DOWN ON DRUG TRAFFICKING, MR LI SAID THAT CONTINUED CLOSE COOPERATION WITH DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ABROAD AND DILIGENT WORK BY HONG KONG’S DRUG FIGHTERS HAD LED TO RECORD HEROIN SEIZURES EXCEEDING 1,000 KILOGRAMMES AND IN THE NEUTRALISATION OF 16 HIGHLY ORGANISED LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SYNDICATES.

ON THE PROBLEM OF WASTAGE AND RECRUITMENT, THE POLICE CHIEF SAID THAT THERE WAS A SHORTFALL OF 470 IN STRENGTH AGAINST ESTABLISHMENT, A 1.7 PER CENT DEFICIENCY, AT THE END OF 1989. HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS A CONSIDERABLE FALLING OFF IN APPLICATIONS FOR BOTH INSPECTORATE AND JUNIOR OFFICERS WHICH WAS DISTURBING.

"IN AN ATTEMPT TO ALLEVIATE THE SITUATION, WE HAVE INTENSIFIED OUR RECRUITING EFFORTS, AND ARE ADDRESSING THE PROBLEMS OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT," MR LI SAID.

LOOKING AHEAD, MR LI SAID THAT THE POLICE FORCE WAS EMBARKING ON AN EXCITING ERA WHICH SAW THE REPLACEMENT OF THE AGEING COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM, THE CONTINUATION OF THE BUILDING PROGRAMME TO COPE WITH THE GROWTH OF POLICE COMMITMENTS AS A RESULT OF THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORY, AS WELL AS THE TAKING OVER OF BORDER DUTIES FROM THE ARMY.

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STUDY ON NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT

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DEVELOPMENT IN TUNG CHUNG, THE FIRST PHASE OF NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT, WILL FORM AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE OVERALL NEW AIRPORT PROJECT.

WITH A TOTAL AREA OF ABOUT 570 HECTARES, TUNG CHUNG AND TAI HO, TOGETHER WITH OTHER PARTS OF NORTH LANTAU WILL BE DEVELOPED INTO AIRPORT SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES WITH RESIDENTIAL AND AIRPORT-RELATED COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

THE DEVELOPMENT ZONE WILL ALSO INCLUDE RECLAIMED LAND ALONG THE NORTH LANTAU COAST FROM SHAM SHUI KOK TO THE AIRPORT FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY PURPOSES.

THE PLANNING OF EACH OF THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENTS IN TUNG CHUNG AND TAI HO IS AIMED AT PROVIDING A BALANCED COMMUNITY WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING AS WELL AS A FULL RANGE OF SUPPORTING COMMUNITY AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH A CONSULTANCY FIRM ON WORKS RELATING TO THE NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT, MR CHOW CHE-KING, WILL SIGN THE AGREEMENT WITH REPRESENTATIVES FOR MOTT MACDONALD HONG KONG LIMITED, CONSULTANT ENGINEERS ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 7).

THE CONSULTANCY AGREEMENT WILL INCLUDE A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT STUDY OF THE NORTH LANTAU AREA AND THE SUBSEQUENT DESIGNS AND WORKS SUPERVISION OF THE CONTRACTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE SIGNING CEREMONY OF THE CONSULTANCY AGREEMENT WILL BEGIN AT 11.30 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 7) AT ROOM 2115-2116, MURRAY BUILDING GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER.

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SWD HOTLINE SERVICE WELL PATRONISED *****

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S HOTLINE SERVICE HAS HANDLED MORE THAN 12,000 ENQUIRIES IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, REPRESENTING A TWO-FOLD INCREASE OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ATTRIBUTED THE INCREASE TO THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW SERVICES SUCH AS OCCASIONAL CHILD CARE SERVICE, AFTER-SCHOOL CARE SERVICE AND THE LOWERING OF ELIGIBILITY AGE FOR OLD AGE ALLOWANCE TO 66.

"THE HIGHEST NUMBER WAS RECORDED IN MARCH WHEN THE HOTLINE RECEIVED 2,600 CALLS. MOST OF THE ENQUIRIES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH THE REVISION OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENT AND THE ELIGIBILITY AGE FOR OLD AGE ALLOWANCE," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE SAID THE HOTLINE SERVICE ALSO PROVIDED ASSISTANCE TO PROBLEM FAMILIES.

"SOME PEOPLE CALLED IN BECAUSE THEY HAD A CHILD CARE PROBLEM. OUR SOCIAL WORKERS WHO MANNED THE HOTLINE WOULD REFER THEM TO FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES FOR ASSISTANCE.

"IN CASES WHEN THE CALLER EXPRESSED PROBLEM WITH OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS, OUR DUTY OFFICER WOULD TRY TO PACIFY THEIR EMOTION AND REFER THEM TO SOCIAL WORKERS OF FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES FOR COUNSELLING AND OTHER FORM OF ASSISTANCE," HE ADDED.

HE SAID THE HOTLINE PROVED TO BE AN EFFECTIVE CHANNEL FOR THE PUBLIC TO OBTAIN IMMEDIATE INFORMATION ON THE DEPARTMENT’S SERVICES, TO PROVIDE ON-LINE COUNSELLING AND FOLLOW-UP SERVICE.

THE HOTLINE IS MANNED BY FOUR SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANTS BY ROTATION FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM MONDAY TO SATURDAY AND FROM 1 PM TO 10 PM ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. AN AUTOMATIC RECORDING SYSTEM ALSO OPERATES OUTSIDE NORMAL WORKING HOURS.

"MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY TELEPHONE 343 2255 IF THEY REQUIRE ANY FORM OF SOCIAL WELFARE ASSISTANCE OR ADVICE,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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CNTA’S ENQUIRY CENTRES ASSIST NEARLY NINE MILLION PEOPLE *****

DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, MORE THAN 8.8 MILLION PEOPLE SOUGHT ASSISTANCE FROM THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION’S (CNTA) 70 PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRES (PESO’S).

A CNTA SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT THE FIGURE REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 0.5 MILLION PEOPLE, OR 5.8 PER CENT, OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

THE 70 CENTRES, STRATEGICALLY LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF PUBLIC SERVICES.

THESE SERVICES RANGE FROM HANDLING GENERAL ENQUIRIES, ADVISING ON GOVERNMENT SERVICES, DISTRIBUTING FORMS AND OTHER PUBLICITY MATERIALS, ADMINISTERING DECLARATIONS AND OATHS, AND MANAGING THE FREE LEGAL ADVICE SCHEME AND THE RENT OFFICER SCHEME.

DURING THE PERIOD, 445,000 DECLARATIONS AND OATHS WERE ADMINISTERED, MAINLY FOR THE TRUE COPY OF DOCUMENTS, EMIGRATION, DISPUTES, EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE FREE LEGAL ADVICE SCHEME WHICH IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LAW SOCIETY AND THE CNTA, A TOTAL OF 1,872 CASES WERE REFERRED TO THE LAW SOCIETY.

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE THIS YEAR, 9,571 PEOPLE CONSULTED THE RENT OFFICERS OF THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT POSTED AT THE 16 DISTRICT OFFICES TO HANDLE RENT AND TENANCY PROBLEMS.

"ANYONE WISHING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE PESC’S MAY APPROACH THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE SECTION AT THE CNTA HEADQUARTERS ON THE 29TH FLOOR, SOUTHORN CENTRE, 130 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI, OR TELEPHONE 835 1501," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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HK TO PARTICIPATE IN INT’L STAMP EXHIBITION * » * * »

THE POST OFFICE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH AND THEMATIC STAMP EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN SINGAPORE FROM AUGUST 16 TO 19, THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MISS ELLE SHUM, ANNOUNCED TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE EXHIBITION IS UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE FEDERATION OF INTER-ASIA PHILATELY AND SPONSORED BY THE SINGAPORE POST OFFICE, AND IS THE LARGEST STAMP EXHIBITION EVER HELD IN THE ISLAND REPUBLIC.

THE POST OFFICE WILL SET UP A SALES BOOTH AT THE EXHIBITION TO PROMOTE AND SELL HONG KONG’S PHILATELIC PRODUCTS.

/ACCORDING TO........

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 1990

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ACCORDING TO THE EXPERIENCE OF THE RECIPROCAL SALES ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN SINGAPORE POST OFFICE AND HONG KONG POST OFFICE, SPECIAL STAMPS ON THE 12 LUNAR NEW YEAR ANIMALS ARE POPULAR IN SINGAPORE.

THEREFORE, ONE OF THE MAJOR ITEMS TO BE PROMOTED AT THE EXHIBITION WILL BE THE COMMEMORATIVE TWIN STAMP PACK CONTAINING THE SETS OF STAMPS FOR THE YEAR OF THE HORSE AND THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON.

FOR THE INTEREST OF LOCAL STAMP COLLECTORS, A LIMITED QUANTITY OF THIS STAMP PACK, OVER-PRINTED WITH AN INDICATION COMMEMORATING HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN THE EXHIBITION, WILL BE PUT ON SALE AT THE SEVEN PHILATELIC OFFICES FROM AUGUST 16 AT $25 EACH.

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NEW FIRE STATION FOR SHA TIN

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THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AT A 3,370-SQUARE-METRE SITE IN AREA 14B, SHA TIN.

THE NEW STATION WILL BE A FOUR-STOREY BUILDING CONSISTING OF A FOUR-BAY APPLIANCE ROOM, OFFICES, A DUTY ROOM, BARRACKS, A CANTEEN/RECREATION ROOM, AND EQUIPMENT STORES.

EXTERNAL WORKS WILL INCLUDE ANCILLARY BUILDINGS, A DRILL YARD, REFILLING STATION, UNDERGROUND FUEL OIL TANK CHAMBER AND SOIL DRAINAGE.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER NEXT YEAR.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON AUGUST 24.

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DB HELPS SOLVE RESIDENTS’ PROBLEMS *******

OBSTRUCTIONS TO AN ACCESS ROAD TO POK FU LAM VILLAGE HAVE NOW BEEN CLEARED AFTER A CIVIC-MINDED RESIDENT RELAYED THE PROBLEM TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD.

USING THE "MY SUGGESTION TO SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD" POSTGRAMME, THE RESIDENT INFORMDD THE DISTRICT BOARD THAT THE ACCESS ROAD, NEAR THE JUNCTION OF POK FU LAM ROAD AND CHI FU ROAD, WAS OFTEN BLOCKED BY REFUSE AND ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES.

/THE DISTRICT .......

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 1990

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THE DISTRICT BOARD SOUGHT ASSISTANCE FROM THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE. CLEARANCE OPERATIONS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY HELD AND THE ACCESS ROAD HAD SINCE BEEN KEPT CLEAR.

IN ANOTHER CASE, THE PLIGHT OF TWO HOMELESS MEN CAME TO LIGHT AFTER A KIND-HEARTED LADY WROTE TO THE DISTRICT BOARD ON THEIR BEHALF.

THE TWO ELDERLY MEN WERE EVENTUALLY REHOUSED IN PUBLIC HOUSING FOLLOWING THE REFERRAL ON THE CASE TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

THE POSTGRAMME SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD IN 1983 TO FACILITATE RESIDENTS TO VOICE THEIR VIEWS.

THE SCHEME ALSO ENABLED RESIDENTS TO SEEK HELP FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD, A DB SPOKESMAN SAID.

BETWEEN JANUARY AND JULY THIS YEAR, THE DISTRICT BOARD HAD HANDLED MORE THAN 30 POSTGRAMMES COVERING SUBJECTS RANGING FROM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT, TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT, HOUSING, AND COMMUNITY BUILDING TO POSTAL SERVICE.

THE POSTAGE-FREE POSTGRAMMES ARE OBTAINABLE AT MORE THAN 70 DISTRIBUTION POINTS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT. THESE INCLUDE THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES, POST OFFICES, GOVERNMENT OFFICES, COMMUNITY HALLS, PETROL STATIONS AND RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATIONS.

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DB FUNDS OPEN FOR APPLICATION

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THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD IS INVITING LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO APPLY FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS TO CARRY OUT ACTIVITIES BETWEEN DECEMBER THIS YEAR AND MARCH NEXT YEAR.

THESE ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE AIMING AT PROMOTING COMMUNITY SPIRIT AMONG RESIDENTS AND ENHANCING THEIR SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT.

MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND OTHER DISTRICT BODIES ARE WELCOME TO APPLY FOR THE FUNDS TO ORGANISE CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL, SPORTS OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES.

APPLICATION FORMS AND OTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE AT 37-39 TONKIN STREET AND ITS FOUR SUB-OFFICES AT UN CHAU STREET, NAM SHAN ESTATE, UN CHAU STREET ESTATE AND MEI FOO SUN CHUEN.

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COMPLETED FORMS FOR AC FVITIES IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY SHOULD BE RETURNED TO ANY OF THE ABOVE OFFICES BY SEPTEMBER 21 WHILE THOSE FOR ACTIVITIES IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH SHOULD BE RETURNED BY NOVEMBER 23.

THE VETTING SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON NOVEMBER 9 AND JANUARY 11 TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATIONS.

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APPLICATION OPENS FOR MONG KOK DB FUNDS

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THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD IS INVITING LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO APPLY FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS TO CARRY OUT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES Bl TWEEN OCTOBER AND MARCH NEXT YEAR.

APPLICATIONS MUST REACH THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE SECOND FLOOR, TUNG PING BUILDING, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, KOWLOON, BEFORE AUGUST 30.

THESE ACTIVITIES CAN BE RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL OR SPORTING EVENTS WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:

TO ENHANCE COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND SOCIAL COHESION;

TO HELP MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO DEVELOP GOOD HOBBIES, INTEREST AND CIVIC CONSCIOUSNESS; AND

* TO BE EDUCATIONAL.

THE COMMITTEE HAS ALREADY SENT LETTERS TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN THE DISTRICT INVITING THEM TO APPLY.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE SECRETARIAT OF MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 381 5291.

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EUN DAY FOR VR CHILDREN AND SCOUTS

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ABOUT 50 CHILDREN FROM THE PILLAR POINT REFUGEE CENTRE, TURN MUN AND 50 BOY SCOUTS TOOK PART IN A FUN DAY ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TODAY (SUNDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JOHN WAN, SAID THE ACTIVITY WAS ORGANISED TO STRENGTHEN THE COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN TUEN MUN RESIDENTS AND THE VIETNAMESE.

TODAY’S PROGRAMME INCLUDED GAMES, A MIME SHOW STAGED BY THE SCOUTS TO PROMOTE FIGHT CRIME AND ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES AND A BARBECUE PICNIC.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE OPENING WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR KINGSLEY SIT, AND THE POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR IAN SEABOURNE.

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FUN DAY IN SHEUNG WAN FOR YOUNGSTERS

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A FUN DAY COMPRISING GAMES STALLS, AND CLOWN AND MIME SHOWS WILL BE HELD AT THE SHEUNG WAN CIVIC CENTRE’S EXHIBITION HALL ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 11) AS PART OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THE ACTIVITY IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, SHEUNG WAN AREA COMMITTEE, URBAN COUNCIL, HONG KONG BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION AND THE HONG KONG FRINGE CLUB.

ABOUT 200 YOUNG PEOPLE AGED FIVE TO 15 ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE FUN DAY WHICH WILL START AT 1.30 PM.

ADMISSION TICKETS AT $5 EACH ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE URBAN COUNCIL TICKETING SYSTEM OUTLETS.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 852 3492.

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ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA

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THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS DETAILS OF THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 7).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO SCRAP KMB ROUTE 3M WHICH IS OPERATING AT A LOSS.

THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE NEW HONG KONG TUNNEL COMPANY LIMITED, MR VICTOR LEUNG, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE FACILITIES OF THE EASTERN HARBOUR TUNNEL.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE DISTRICT'S SETTLED BUS ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR 1990-91 AND A PROGRESS REPORT ON MINOR WORKS PROJECTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 7) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, FOURTH FLOOR, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KING FUK STREET, KOWLOON.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SMALL INVESTORS SHOULD STAY PUT: FS ................................................ 1

STATEMENT ON FREEZING KUWAITI ASSETS ............................................... 1

87.5 PER CENT JSEA PARTICIPANTS ALLOCATED AIDED SECONDARY 4 PLACES ................. 1

EXPERT MEETING ON COURT OF FINAL APPEAL ............................................ 3

MOTH-RELATED SKIN ALLERGY/DISEASE .................................................. 4

PHYSICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FSD STATION OFFICER RELAXED ........................ 4

TD HAS NO OBJECTION TO AIR-CONDITIONED BUS SERVICES ................................ 6

SURVEY ON VEHICULAR FERRY SERVICE USERS .....................................

NEW OFFICE FOR BOOKS REGISTRATION OFFICE ........................................... 8

DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY PROPOSED SCHEME FOR ELDERLY .................................. 8

SAI KUNG LIAISON AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO HOLD FIRST MEETING ................... 9

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

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PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE IN TAI PO ..............................................

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URBAN CLEARWAY IN SAI KUNG......................................................... 10

WATER CUT IN MONG KOK .......................................................

MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1990

1 SMALL INVESTORS SHOULD STAY PUT: FS *****

COMMENTING ON TRADING ON THE STOCK MARKET TODAY (MONDAY), THE ACTING FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR DAVID NENDICK, SAID: ’’WHEN MARKETS ARE VOLATILE AS THEY ARE AT PRESENT, IT IS WISER FOR THE SMALL INVESTOR TO STAY PUT.

’’SUCH TIMES ARE NOT GOOD EITHER FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SELL OR THOSE WHO WANT TO BUY AND IT IS BEST TO WAIT UNTIL MARKETS STABILISE,” HE SAID.

’’CERTAINLY THERE IS NO REASON FOR INVESTORS TO PANIC, SOONER OR LATER THE MARKETS WILL SETTLE DOWN AGAIN AND PRICES WILL REFLECT THE INTRINSIC STRENGTH OF THE HONG KONG ECONOMY WHICH IS . STILL PERFORMING SATISFACTORILY," MR NENDICK POINTED OUT.

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STATEMENT ON FREEZING KUWAITI ASSETS

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A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WOULD MOST PROBABLY FOLLOW THE UNITED KINGDOM’S LEAD IN FREEZING KUWAITI ASSETS IN HONG KONG.

THE PRECISE FORM IS TO BE FINALISED SHORTLY. THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IS CONSULTING THE UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT ON THIS MATTER.

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87.5 PER CENT JSEA PARTICIPANTS ALLOCATED AIDED SECONDARY 4 PLACES ♦ ♦»*♦*♦

THE PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED AIDED SECONDARY 4 PLACES HAS AGAIN INCREASED THIS YEAR, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (MONDAY) IN ANNOUNCING THE ALLOCATION RESULTS OF THE JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT (JSEA) SYSTEM.

ACCORDING TO THE SPOKESMAN, 78,289 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE JSEA SYSTEM THIS YEAR.

APART FROM 4,674 STUDENTS WHO, THROUGH INTERVIEWS, HAVE BEEN OFFERED ADMISSION TO THE FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY 3 CRAFT COURSES IN THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRES OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRES AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRES AND ANOTHER 1,110 STUDENTS WHO HAVE OPTED OUT DURING THE YEAR, 87.5 PER CENT OF THOSE REMAINING, OR 63,469 STUDENTS, WERE ALLOCATED AIDED SECONDARY 4 PLACES, COMPARED WITH 79.2 PER CENT LAST YEAR.

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THIS INCLUDED 52,935 STUDENTS OBTAINING PLACES IN THEIR OWN SCHOOLS AND 10,534 STUDENTS AI,LOCATED TO OTHER SCHOOLS THROUGH THE CENTRAL ALLOCATION.

IN ADDITION, 1,276 STUDENTS WERE ALLOCATED FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY 3 CRAFT COURSE PLACES THROUGH THE CENTRAL ALLOCATION.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED PARENTS TO TAKE NOTE THAT STUDENTS ALLOCATED A SECONDARY 4 PLACE IN OTHER SCHOOLS OR A FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY 3 CRAFT COURSE PLACE THROUGH THE CENTRAL ALLOCATION SHOULD REGISTER AT THE ALLOCATED SCHOOLS, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, OR INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRES ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 8).

A REGISTRATION FORM CONTAINING DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE OF REGISTRATION IS ISSUED TO EACH OF THESE STUDENTS.

HE SAID: "STUDENTS SHOULD RETURN TO THEIR OWN SCHOOLS TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO COLLECT THEIR REGISTRATION FORMS AND REGISTER AT THE ALLOCATED SCHOOLS THE FOLLOWING DAY."

"BUT SHOULD THEY BE UNABLE TO COLLECT THE FORMS OR UNABLE TO TURN UP FOR REGISTRATION, THEIR PARENTS SHOULD AUTHORISE IN WRITING A REPRESENTATIVE TO COLLECT THE FORM AND REPORT TO THE ALLOCATED SCHOOLS FOR REGISTRATION ON THEIR BEHALF. THE LETTER ' OF AUTHORISATION MUST BE ENDORSED BY THE ORIGINAL SCHOOL.

"STUDENTS WOULD BE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN UP THE AIDED SECONDARY 4 PLACES ALLOCATED TO THEM IF THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE IS NOT COMPLIED WITH," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

WHEN REPORTING FOR REGISTRATION, STUDENTS SHOULD BRING WITH THEM:

* THE REGISTRATION FORM;

* STUDENT’S HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD; AND

* TWO RECENT PASSPORT-SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS AND SUFFICIENT MONEY UP TO ABOUT ONE MONTH’S SCHOOL FEE WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS ALLOCATED TO FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY 3 CRAFT COURSE PLACES WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY.

THEY SHOULD BRING ALONG THE REGISTRATION FORMS AND THEIR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS TO THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OR INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRES FOR REGISTRATION.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT BEET ALLOCATED AIDED SECONDARY 4 PLACES NOR FULL-TIME POST-SECONDARY 3 CRAFT COURSE PLACES WILL EACH BE PROVIDED WITH AN INFORMATION SHEET OUTLINING THE ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITIES OPEN TO THEM.

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THE INFORMATION SHEET CONTAINS THE ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS WITH WHICH STUDENTS MAY OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION.

PAMPHLETS ON POST-SECONDARY 3 CRAFT COURSES WILL ALSO BE ISSUED TO THESE STUDENTS.

APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO SECONDARY 4 OF THE GOVERNMENT EVENING SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 8) AND FRIDAY (AUGUST 10).

APPLICANTS MUST CALL IN PERSON AT THE ADULT EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, FIFTH FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG (TEL. 839 2309), BRINGING WITH THEM THEIR OWN "STUDENT’S PARTICULARS" SLIP ISSUED BY THE EDUCATION RECORDS AND JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT SECTION AND A PHOTOCOPY OF THE SLIP FOR RETENTION BY THE SECTION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING COURSES OPERATED BY THE ADULT EDUCATION CENTRES, STUDENTS COULD CONTACT THE ADULT EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DIRECT.

IN THE EVENT OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE AFFECTING HONG KONG OR PERSISTENT HEAVY RAIN DURING THE REGISTRATION PERIOD, HEADS OF SCHOOLS AND PARENTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE MEDIA FOR SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS.

ALL ENQUIRIES CONCERNING ALLOCATION RESULTS SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE EDUCATION RECORDS AND JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 891 9099.

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EXPERT MEETING ON COURT OF FINAL APPEAL *****

A MEETING OF EXPERTS OF THE BRITISH AND CHINESE SIDES OF THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP WILL BE HELD IN HONG KONG FROM AUGUST 9 TO 10 TO DISCUSS MATTERS RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COURT OF FINAL APPEAL.

THE BRITISH TEAM WILL BE LED BY THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR, SUPREME COURT, MR BRIAN SUTTILL. THE CHINESE TEAM WILL BE LED BY CHINESE REPRESENTATIVE MR ZHENG WEIRONG. THEY WILL BE ASSISTED BY OTHER EXPERTS FROM THE TWO SIDES.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1990

4 MOTH-RELATED SKIN ALLERGY/DISEASE » » » « »

ON A REPORT CONCERNING A MOTH-RELATED DISEASE IN A CHINESE NEWSPAPER TODAY (MONDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAID ABOUT 300 CASES OF SKIN ALLERGY/DISEASE HAVE BEEN REPORTED AT THE MID-LEVELS, POK FU LAM AND THE PEAK AREAS OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS CONFIRMED THAT THE SKIN DISEASE IS RELATED TO A SPECIES OF MOTH COMMONLY KNOWN AS TUSSOCK MOTH OR LYMANTRIIDAE (SCIENTIFIC NAME). THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IS A SELF-LIMITING DISEASE OR SKIN ALLERGY.

PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS SHOWED THAT THE OUTBREAK MIGHT HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY THE MOTHS, WHICH WERE IN THEIR REPRODUCTIVE PERIOD, DRIVEN BY BAD WEATHER INTO DOMESTIC PREMISES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN INFORMED AND APPROPRIATE ACTIONS, SUCH AS INSECTICIDAL FOGGING AND SPRAYING RESIDUAL INSECTICIDE, HAVE BEEN TAKEN IN THE PEAK, MID-LEVELS AND POK FU LAM AREAS.

HE SAID THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL AND THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR ALARM. CONTINUED SURVEYS ARE BEING MADE AROUND THE AFFECTED AREAS BUT SO FAR NO OTHER REPORTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

TUSSOCK MOTH IS YELLOW IN COLOUR WITH BLACK SPOTS AND IT MEASURES ABOUT HALF AN INCH SQUARE.

WHEN THESE MOTHS ARE FOUND AT HOME, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED NOT TO TOUCH THEM WITH BARE HANDS, AND SHOULD REPORT TO THE INSECT TEAM OF THE USD ON TEL. 571 7278 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

SHOULD THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED, THEY SHOULD CONSULT THEIR DOCTORS.

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PHYSICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR FSD STATION OFFICER RELAXED

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THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS RELAXED ITS PHYSICAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR STATION OFFICER IN ORDER TO ATTRACT MORE SUITABLE YOUNG MEN TO JOIN THE SERVICE.

THE WEIGHT RANGE IS NOW 53 KILOGRAMS TO 89 KILOGRAMS (THE FORMER RANGE WAS 55 KILOGRAMS TO 87 KILOGRAMS) CORRESPONDING TO A HEIGHT TO WEIGHT SCALE OF 168 CENTIMETRES TO 191 CENTIMETRES.

ANOTHER RELAXATION IS THE REDUCTION OF CHEST MEASUREMENT FROM NOT LESS THAN 86 CENTIMETRES TO NOT LESS THAN 84 CENTIMETRES, DEFLATED WITH AN EXPANSION OF AT LEAST FIVE CENTIMETRES.

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SENIOR DIVISIONAL OFFICER OF THE FIRE SERVICES’ RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND EXAMINATION GROUP, MR LAM CHUN-MAN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE SLIGHT RELAXATION WOULD ENABLE MORE QUALIFIED YOUNG MEN TO JOIN THE DEPARTMENT.

"THE PUBLIC CAN BE BEST ASSURED THAT THE RELAXATION IS SLIGHT AND WILL NOT AFFECT THE STANDARD OF FIRE-FIGHTING AND EMERGENCY SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT AS A SPECIAL PHYSICAL PROGRAMME WILL BE DESIGNED FOR THEM," HE SAID.

THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED PREVIOUSLY BUT FAILED TO MEET THE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS CAN NOW APPLY AGAIN.

THE JOB OF A FIRE SERVICE STATION OFFICER REQUIRES A VERY HIGH STANDARD OF EFFICIENCY IN THE EXECUTION OF DUTIES IN THE EVENT OF FIRE, EMERGENCIES AND NATURAL DISASTERS.

THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION FOR STATION OFFICER IS FIVE SUBJECTS, INCLUDING ENGLISH LANGUAGE (SYLLABUS B), AT GRADE E IN THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION, OR EQUIVALENT.

THE STARTING SALARY OF A STATION OFFICER VARIES FROM $12,250 TO $15,225 PER MONTH DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE. THE MAXIMUM IS $26,725 PER MONTH.

A SUITABLE NEW RECRUIT MAY BE PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SENIOR STATION OFFICER AFTER SERVING FOR FIVE YEARS WITH A SALARY OF $23,205 PER MONTH.

YOUNG MEN WISHING TO JOIN THE SERVICE AS A STATION OFFICER CAN VISIT THE RECRUITMENT CENTRE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, 1 HONG CHONG ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST. IT WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO NOON AND FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM ON MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO JI AM ON SATURDAYS.

THE CENTRE STAFF GIVE ON-THE-SPOT EXAMINATION ON THEIR PHYSICA1, FITNESS AND EYESIGHT AND ASSIST THEM TO FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORMS.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 733 7519 OR 733 7675.

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TD HAS NO OBJECTION TO AIR-CONDITIONED BUS SERVICES ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS NO OBJECTION IN PRINCIPLE TO CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY’S INTENTION OF INCREASING AIR-CONDITIONED BUS SERVICES TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BUT IT IS A MATTER OF PRIORITY THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS TRYING TO RESOLVE, AN ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR ALAN LUI, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

AT A SPECIAL MEETING BETWEEN SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE CMB TO DISCUSS THE DEPLOYMENT OF AIR-CONDITIONED BUSES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT, MR LUI SAID THE DEPARTMENT HAD ADVISED THE BUS COMPANY TO DEPLOY THEIR AIR-CONDITIONED BUSES TO PLACES WHERE THERE WERE NO HIGHER QUALITY BUS SERVICES AND WHERE DEMANDS FOR THEM EXIST.

’’THESE POSSIBLE ROUTES INCLUDE THOSE FROM STANLEY, WAH FU, WONG CHUK HANG AND CHUNG HOM KOK IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ALTHOUGH THERE ARE OTHER POSSIBLE ROUTES TO WESTERN, THE MID-LEVELS, EASTERN DISTRICT, AND THE CROSS HARBOUR SERVICES.

’’THESE SUGGESTIONS HAVE COME FROM RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN AND OTHER DISTRICTS AND THEY INDICATED A NEED TO EXAMINE MORE CAREFULLY HOW CMB’S EXISTING LIMITED RESOURCES SHOULD BE ALLOCATED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE BEST INTEREST OF THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC ON HONG KONG ISLAND,” HE ADDED.

REFERRING TO A PROPOSED ROUTE BY CMB SERVING BETWEEN AP LEI CHAU/LEI TUNG ESTATES AND CENTRAL, MR LUI SAID THERE WAS LITTLE JUSTIFICATION FOR INTRODUCING ANOTHER AIR-CONDITIONED SERVICE FROM THE TWO ESTATES WHILE THERE WAS NONE IN SEVERAL OTHER PARTS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

THE APPLICATION FROM CMB TO OPERATE ROUTE 590 FROM LEI TUNG AND AP LEI CHAU ESTATES FROM AUGUST 1, USING FOUR BUSES, WAS RECEIVED ON JULY 16, FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FIRST AIR-CONDITIONED BUS ROUTE 537 FROM CHI FU TO CENTRAL.

NOTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS NEVER GIVEN APPROVAL FOR THE OPERATION OF ROUTE 590, MR LUI SAID THE DEPARTMENT REPLIED ON JULY 26 ADVISING CMB THAT THE ROUTE WAS NOT AN APPROPRIATE CANDIDATE FOR THE SECOND AIR-CONDITIONED ROUTE AND CMB SHOULD DEPLOY ITS LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW AIR-CONDITIONED BUSES TO OTHER PLACES WHERE THERE WERE NO AIR-CONDITIONED BUS SERVICES.

"TWO MEETINGS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY HELD WITH CMB’S MANAGEMENT ON JULY 27 AND 28 IN WHICH THE BUS COMPANY SUGGESTED A REVISED PROPOSAL TO OPERATE SEVEN NEW AIR-CONDITIONED BUSES FROM LEI TUNG TO CENTRAL WITH EFFECT FROM MID-AUGUST.

”IN RESPONSE TO THIS VERBAL PROPOSAL, THE DEPARTMENT REPLIED ON JULY 30 EMPHASISING THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL PLACES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT WHICH HAVE NO AIR-CONDITIONED BUS SERVICES SUCH AS WAH FU, STANLEY, CHUNG HOM KOK AND WONG CHUK HANG,” HE SAID.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 1990

A WRITTEN APPLICATION OF CMB’S REVISED PROPOSAL WAS RECEIVED ON JULY 31.

MR LUI SAID THE DEPARTMENT WOULD EXAMINE THE APPLICATION IN THE INTEREST OF THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC AND WOULD TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE VIEWS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

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SURVEY ON VEHICULAR FERRY SERVICE USERS *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT A SURVEY ON THE TRAVELLING CHARACTERISTICS OF VEHICULAR FERRY SERVICE USERS FROM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO FRIDAY (AUGUST 10) AT SEVERAL VEHICULAR FERRY CONCOURSES IN KOWLOON AND HONG KONG.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE USED AS A BASIS FOR STUDIES IN DEVELOPING FUTURE CROSS HARBOUR TRANSPORT NETWORK SERVICES.

DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD, TRANSPORT INSPECTORS WILL INTERVIEW VEHICULAR FERRY SERVICE USERS ON INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THEIR TRAVELLING PATTERN.

THE INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED WILL INCLUDE THE ORIGIN AND DESTINATION OF VEHICLES, TRIP PURPOSES, VEHICLE TYPE, TYPE OF GOODS CARRIED BY GOODS VEHICLES AND THE REASONS FOR USING FERRY RATHER THAN CROSS HARBOUR TUNNELS.

ALL DATA COLLECTED WILL BE TREATED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WILL BE USED FOR REFERENCE ONLY, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED MOTORISTS TO BE INTERVIEWED TO CO-OPERATE WITH INSPECTORS OF THE DEPARTMENT WHO WILL CARRY WITH THEM GOVERNMENT IDENTIFICATION.

THE INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD AT THE VEHICULAR FERRY CONCOURSES OF THE JORDAN ROAD TO CENTRAL AND THE KOWLOON CITY TO NORTH POINT ROUTES.

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NEW OFFICE FOR BOOKS REGISTRATION OFFICE ******

THE BOOKS REGISTRATION OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE BRANCH WILL MOVE TO SHUI ON CENTRE, 25TH FLOOR, 6-8 HARBOUR ROAD, WANCHAI, ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 9).

PUBLISHERS AND PRINTERS ARE ADVISED TO REGISTER THEIR NEW BOOKS WITH THE BOOKS REGISTRATION OFFICE AT THE NEW OFFICE STARTING THURSDAY.

PUBLISHERS AND PRINTERS ARE REMINDED THAT FIVE COPIES OF BOOKS FIRST PRINTED, PRODUCED OR PUBLISHED IN HONG KONG SHOULD BE REGISTERED WITH THE OFFICE WITHIN ONE MONTH OF PUBLICATION.

THEY SHOULD DELIVER THE COPIES FREE OF CHARGE TO THE REGISTRATION OFFICE AND FILL IN ONE SET OF DEPOSIT FORM.

THE PROVISIONS OF THE BOOKS REGISTRATION ORDINANCE PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION AND PRESERVATION OF COPIES OF BOOKS FIRST PRINTED, PRODUCED OR PUBLISHED IN HONG KONG.

ANY PERSON WHO CONTRAVENES THE ORDINANCE SHALL BE GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE AND SHALL BE LIABLE ON CONVICTION TO A FINE OF $2,000.

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DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY PROPOSED SCHEME FOR ELDERLY *****

THE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD WILL STUDY A PREFERENTIAL SCHEME FOR THE ELDERLY AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE PROPOSED SCHEME OFFERS PREFERENTIAL RATES TO THE ELDERLY IN PURCHASING GOODS AND UTILISING CERTAIN SERVICES.

A LIST OF VILLAGES IN SAI KUNG WHICH ARE PROVIDED WITH DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY SERVICE WILL BE TABLED FOR MEMBERS’ REFERENCE.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE A REPORT ON DB-SPONSORED COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND THE COMMITTEE’S FINANCIAL POSITION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING TO BEGIN AT 10 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 34 CHAN MAN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

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SAI KUNG LIAISON AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO HOLD FIRST MEETING

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THE NEWLY FORMED LIAISON AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 8).

THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR FREDERICK TONG, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME AND THE ROLES OF THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, AREA COMMITTEES AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE ORGANISATION AND WORK OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD BY THE DB CHAIRMAN, MR WILLIAM WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FIRST MEETING OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD’S LIAISON AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 8) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 34 CHAN MAN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE * ♦ t * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 53.6 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 313.928 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 346.364 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 59.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE IN TAI PO ♦ ****»

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 8 PM TO 6 AM NEXT DAY FROM WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 8) TO FRIDAY (AUGUST 17), A SECTION OF ABOUT 400 METRES OF TWO TRAFFIC LANES OF TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SOUTHBOUND NEAR HONG LOK YUEN WILL BE CLOSED.

THE ABOVE ARRANGEMENTS IS TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS.

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LONG VEHICLE BAN AND URBAN CLEARWAY IN CAUSEWAY BAY

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM TODAY (MONDAY), ALL VEHICLES EXCEEDING SEVEN METRES IN LENGTH WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE SECTION OF LEE GARDEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN LAN FONG ROAD AND HYSAN AVENUE IN CAUSEWAY BAY 24 HOURS DAILY.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL LAST FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION AT HYSAN AVENUE.

ALSO IN CAUSEWAY BAY, THE URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY ON THE SECTION OF THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF KESWICK STREET FROM A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH PENNINGTON STREET TO A POINT 43 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

THE SECTION OF THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF KESWICK STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH PENNINGTON STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES EAST OF THE JUNCTION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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URBAN CLEARWAY IN SAI KUNG ♦ » » ♦ *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 8), A SECTION OF WAI MAN ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION AT FUK MAN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 120 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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WATER CUT IN MONG KOK * ♦ * » ♦

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN MONG KOK WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 8) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT CERTAIN PREMISES BOUNDED BY SHANGHAI STREET, NELSON STREET, FERRY STREET, DUNDAS STREET, INCLUDING SHAN TUNG STREET, SOY STREET, KAM LAM STREET, KAM FONG STREET, CANTON ROAD AND RECLAMATION STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

INTERNATIONAL FORGED TRAVEL DOCUMENT SYNDICATE SMASHED .............................. 1

FREEZING OF IRAQI AND KUWAITI ASSETS IN HONG KONG.................................... 3

AIRMAIL SERVICES TO KUWAIT SUSPENDED .......................................

CONSULTANCY AGREEMENT FOR NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT .................................. 4

EVENING, SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLINIC SERVICE TO BE REDUCED ..................... 5

USE OF QUIET CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT URGED ........................................... 6

RESULTS OF HK CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION .................................. 8

SUBSIDIES FOR SECONDARY STUDIES .................................................... 10

ACTION ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN WESTERN DISTRICT.................................... 10

WONG TAI SIN GETS BRIGHT LOOK....................................................... 11

TRADE DEPT TOWER TO OPEN SOON ..............................................

ESTATE REDEVELOPMENT ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA ........................................ 12

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES IN FANLING .........................................

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN HUNG HOM ............................

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1990

- 1 -INTERNATIONAL FORGED TRAVEL DOCUMENT SYNDICATE SMASHED ******

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN HONG KONG AND CANADA HAVE SMASHED AN INTERNATIONAL SYNDICATE BELIEVED TO BE ENGAGED IN ARRANGING RESIDENTS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC) TO SEEK ILLEGAL RESIDENCE IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES THROUGH HONG KONG BY USING FORGED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.

DETAILS OF THE JOINT OPERATION, DURING WHICH OFFICERS OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUL ED POLICE AND THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO POLICE, WERE GIVEN BY THE II. AD OF THE INVESTIGATION DIVISION OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, MR TANG CHIU-SHING, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS EVENING (TUESDAY).

ON AUGUST 2, RAIDS WERE CARRIED OUT SIMULTANEOUSLY IN HONG KONG AND TORONTO RESULTING IN ROUNDING UP A TOTAL OF 15 SUSPECTS.

DURING THE OPERATION IN HONG KONG, IMMIGRATION AND POLICE INVESTIGATORS SEARCHED 35 LOCATIONS. AS A RESULT, NINE PERSONS WERE ARRESTED AND SOME 700 EXHIBITS WERE SEIZED INCLUDING 15 FORGED SEALS AND DIES FOR FORGING TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.

LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENTS IN TORONTO, ON THE OTHER HAND, HAD ARRESTED SIX PERSONS AND SEIZED A NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS INCLUDING FORGED SINGAPOREAN PASSPORTS AND RECORDS.

THE HONG KONG-CANADIAN JOINT INVESTIGATIONS BEGAN IN JUNE THIS YEAR AND WERE CONDUCTED IN HONG KONG BY THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION OF IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AND THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION INTELLIGENCE BUREAU OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE.

IN CANADA, THE OPERATIONS WERE CARRIED OUT BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AND THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO POLICE.

MR TANG RECOUNTED THAT IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR, THREE PRC RESIDENTS WERE ARRESTED AT KAI TAK AIRPORT WHEN THEY ATTEMPTED TO CONNECT FLIGHT FOR BANGKOK. THEY WERE FOUND POSSESSING FORGED SINGAPOREAN PASSPORTS AND IT HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED THAT THEY INTENDED TO SEEK ILLEGAL RESIDENCE IN CANADA.

BETWEEN MARCH AND JULY, A TOTAL OF 25 PERSONS FROM PRC WERE ARRESTED IN HONG KONG FOR USING FORGED DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING SINGAPOREAN, PRC, BRAZILIAN, BRITISH (HONG KONG) PASSPORTS AND IDENTITY CARDS.

INVESTIGATIONS BY HONGKONG IMMIGRATION AND POLICE OFFICIALS HAD IDENTIFIED MEMBERS OF THE SYNDICATE BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE CASES AND THEY WERE PUT UNDER CLOSE SURVEILLANCE.

MEANWHILE, THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO POLICE WAS INVESTIGATING A SYNDICATE OPERATING BETWEEN TORONTO AND THE FAR EAST.

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THE SYNDICATE WAS ALLEGEDLY RESPONSIBLE FOR SMUGGLING ABOUT 4,000 PRC BOGUS REFUGEE CLAIMANTS INTO CANADA ON FORGED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. «t

IN ADDITION, THE SYNDICATE WAS ALSO FOUND TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION OF COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY AND THE IMPORTATION OF DANGEROUS DRUGS INTO NORTH AMERICA.

AN OFFICIAL LINK WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ESTABLISHED BETWEEN THE AGENCIES OF HONG KONG AND CANADA. THE AGENCIES DECIDED TO CONDUCT SIMULTANEOUS RAIDS IN TORONTO AND HONG KONG AFTER A PERIOD OF CONSULTATION AND EXCHANGE OF INTELLIGENCE.

ENQUIRIES HAD SO FAR INDICATED THAT THE SYNIDCATE SOUGHT TO ARRANGE THEIR ’CUSTOMERS’ TO ARRIVE IN HONG KONG FROM CHINA AND CONNECT FLIGHTS TO BANGKOK WHERE FORGED PASSPORTS WOULD BE GIVEN TO THEM FOR ONWARD PASSAGE TO CANADA, UNDER THE ESCORT OF SOME COURIERS FROM THE SYNDICATE.

APART FROM HONG KONG RESIDENTS, CITIZENS OF CANADA AND SINGAPORE WERE ALSO BELIEVED TO BE EMPLOYED AS COURIERS.

THE PRICE FOR THE FORGED PASSPORT AND THE PASSAGE TO CANADA IS ABOUT HK$130,000 PER HEAD.

MR TANG SAID THE SYNDICATE WAS A SOPHISTICATED ONE WITH ITS BASES WELL-ESTABLISHED IN HONG KONG, THAILAND AND CANADA.

’’APART FROM RECRUITING CUSTOMERS, THE SYNDICATE MEMBERS ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING THE CHARGES.

’’THE CUSTOMERS COULD EITHER CHOOSE TO PAY BY INSTALMENTS OR IN ONE LUMPSUM. IF IT WERE OF ONE LUMPSUM, THE ’CUSTOMERS’ COULD PAY IN CHINA, HONG KONG OR WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN CANADA.

”IF THEY PAID BY INSTALMENTS. THEY HAD TO PAY A DOWN PAYMENT OF HK$5,000 TO 15,000 IN CHINA OR HONG KONG, WHILE THE BALANCE WOULD BE COLLECTED IN HONG KONG, BANGKOK OR CANADA BY INSTALMENTS.

"WE BELIEVE THAT OUR JOINT EFFORTS HAVE DEALT A SEVERE BLOW TO THE ILLEGAL SCHEME OF PROVIDING FORGED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS TO PRC RESIDENTS TO GAIN ILLEGAL RESIDENCE IN NORTH AMERCIA," MR TANG ADDED.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1990

3

FREEZING OF IRAQI AND KUWAITI ASSETS IN HONG KONG » ♦ » » »

AN ORDER HAS COME INTO OPERATION PROHIBITING PERSONS IN HONG KONG FROM GIVING EFFECT TO ANY DIRECTIONS TO MAKE PAYMENTS OR PART WITH ANY GOLD OR SECURITIES IF THE DIRECTIONS ARE GIVEN BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF KUWAIT OR THE REPUBLIC OF IRAQ OR BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY PERSONS RESIDENT IN THOSE COUNTRIES.

THE ORDER ALSO COVERS DIRECTIONS TO MAKE ANY CHANGE IN THE PERSONS TO WHOSE CREDIT ANY SUM IS TO STAND OR TO WHOSE ORDER ANY GOLD OR SECURITIES IS TO BE HELD. THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THE PROHIBITION IS WHERE THE TRANSACTION IS PERMITTED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT ACCORDING TO INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE THE ORDER IN COUNCIL HAD BEEN MADE ON AUGUST 6 AND CAME INTO OPERATION FORTHWITH.

"THE TERMS OF THE ORDER ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE ALREADY MADE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM ITSELF AND ENSURE THAT THE FREEZING OF KUWAITI AND IRAQI ASSETS IS MATCHED IN HONG KONG," HE SAID.

APPLICATIONS FOR PERMISSION TO BE EXEMPTED FROM THE PROHIBITIONS CONTAINED IN THE ORDER MAY BE MADE TO THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH, 24TH FLOOR, TOWER 2, ADMIRALTY CENTRE, 18 HARCO'RT ROAD, HONG KONG. FACSIMILE MESSAGES MAY BE SENT TO 865 6146. TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE MAY BE MADE TO THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS ON TEL. 529 0021.

"IT SHOULD HOWEVER BF RECOGNISED THAT IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS BEFORE ANY EXEMPTIONS CAN BE GRANTED AS IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT THESE ARE MADE ON A CONSISTENT BASIS.” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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AIRMAIL SERVICES TO KUWAIT SUSPENDED

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DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE KUWAIT AIRPORT, ALL AIRMAIL SERVICES INCLUDING LETTERS AND PARCELS, SPEEDPOST, AND POSTFAX TO KUWAIT ARE SUSPENDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MISS ELLE SHUM, ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE PUBLIC WILL BE ADVISED AS SOON AS SERVICES ARE RESUMED.

MEANWHILE, SURFACE LETTERS AND PARCELS TO KUWAIT WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACCEPTED.

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CONSULTANCY AGREEMENT FOR NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH A CONSULTANCY FIRM ON WORKS RELATED TO THE NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT, WHICH IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE NEW AIRPORT PROJECT.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT, MR CHOW CHE-KING, SIGNED THE AGREEMENT WITH REPRESENTATIVES FOR MOTT MACDONALD HONG KONG LIMITED, CONSULTING ENGINEERS.

THE AGREEMENT INCLUDES A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT STUDY OF THE NORTH LANTAU AREA AND THE SUBSEQUENT DESIGNS AND WORKS SUPERVISION OF CONTRACTS.

MR CHOW SAID: "THE DEVELOPMENT AREA IS APPROXIMATELY 570 HECTARES WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE AN AIRPORT SUPPORT COMMUNITY WITH RESIDENTIAL AND AIRPORT-RELATED COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN TUNG CHUNG AND TAI HO.

"THE DEVELOPMENT AREA WILL ALSO INCLUDE RECLAIMED LAND ALONG THE NORTH LANTAU COAST FROM SHAM SHUI KOK TO THE AIRPORT FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY AND WAREHOUSE PURPOSES."

THE PLANNING OF EACH OF THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENTS IN TUNG CHUNG AND TAI HO IS AIMED TO BE A BALANCED COMMUNITY WHICH WILL PROVIDE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING AS WELL AS A FULL RANGE OF SUPPORTING COMMUNITY AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

HE POINTED OUT THAT IN ORDER TO TIE IN WITH THE OPENING OF THE NEW AIRPORT, THE FIRST PHASE OF THE NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1997.

"THE FIRST PHASE OF THE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE LOCATED IN TUNG CHUNG AND WILL ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE. HOTELS, COMMERCIAL AND AIRPORT-RELATED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS WILL ALSO BE COMPLETED AT THE SAME TIME.

"IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE FIRST CONTRACT FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE AWARDED IN EARLY 1993 WITH A VIEW TO ACHIEVING SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION OF SITE FORMATION WORKS BY EARLY 1994 FOR SUBSEQUENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND BUILDING WORKS," MR CHOW SAID.

THE SCOPE OF THE DEVELOPMENT STUDY, WHICH WILL TAKE 17 MONTHS TO COMPLETE, INCLUDES:

» PLANNING OF A COMPREHENSIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT TO ENSURE THAT THE TOTAL REQUIREMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS FOR A POPULATION OF 200,000 BY 2011 IS MET, AND INVESTIGATING THE FEASIBILITY OF FURTHER EXPANSION TO SATISFY LONG TERM TERRITORY-WIDE STRATEGIC NEEDS FOR HOUSING AND INDUSTRIAL LAND;

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* PROPOSING TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WITHIN THE STUDY AREA;

i TABLISHING THE ENGINEERING FEASIBILITY, PROGRAMME AND COSTS OF IMPLEMENTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDY AREA;

AND

« ASSESSING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE DEVELOPMENTS AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUITABLE POLLUTION CONTROL AND MITIGATION MEASURES.

THE TOTAL COST OF THE NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO BE OVER $4 BILLION AT CURRENT PRICE.

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EVENING, SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLINIC SERVICE TO BE REDUCED

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GOVERNMENT GENERAL OUT-PATIENT SERVICE PROVIDED AT ALL EVENING, SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLINICS WILL BE REDUCED WITH EFFECT FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AS A RESULT OF A DECISION BY THE PHARMACEUTICAL STAFF ASSOCIATION TO WITHDRAW FROM VOLUNTARY OVERTIME WORK WITH PAYMENT.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE TWO DEPARTMENTS REGRETTED DECIDED TO RESORT TO SUCH ACTION AND

THAT THE STAFF ASSOCIATION AT SUCH SHORT NOTICE.

HAS

"THIS IS BOUND TO INCONVENIENCE OUR PATIENTS BUT WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAINTAIN SERVICE," THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTS THE MAJORITY OF GOVERNMENT DISPENSERS. THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED NOTICE OF THE ASSOCIATION’S DECISION ONLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY). IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS WAS DUE TO THE STAFF’S REACTION TO "SLOW PROGRESS" IN IMPROVING THEIR TRAINING AND GRADE AND SALARY STRUCTURE.

AT A SPECIAL MEETING HELD WITH THE ASSOCIATION THIS AFTERNOON, OFFICIALS EXPLAINED THE VARIOUS ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENTS TOWARDS UPGRADING THE TRAINING OF DISPENSERS AND IMPROVING THEIR CONDITIONS.

IT WAS NOTED THAT STAFF WERE CONSULTED THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS AND WERE ALSO KEPT INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENT FROM TIME TO TIME.

HOWEVER, DESPITE STAFF REPRESENTATIVES’ RECOGNITION OF THE EFFORTS MADE BY THE DEPARTMENTS AND REPEATED APPEALS BY THE OFFICIALS, THE MEETING FAILED TO PERSUADE THE STAFF REPRESENTATIVES TO CHANGE THEIR MIND.

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IN CONSEQUENCE, ONLY LIMITED SERVICE IN THE 19 EVENING CLINICS AND THE EIGHT SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY CLINICS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL BE MAINTAINED.

BUT THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE ACTION WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON THE DAY-TIME CLINIC SERVICE WHICH WILL CONTINUE AS USUAL.

HE URGED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO MAKE USE OF DAY CLINICS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

THE DISPENSERS' ACTION IS EXPECTED ALSO TO AFFECT THE DISPENSING SERVICE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL AND PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL DURING HOURS OF EXTENDED PHARMACY SERVICE, THAT IS IN EVENINGS AND WEEKEND AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY AFTERNOONS.

THE HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL HOWEVER ENDEAVOUR TO MAINTAIN A LIMITED EXTENSION SERVICE TO MINIMISE INCONVENIENCE TO PATIENTS WHO WOULD BE AFFECTED IN THESE TWO HOSPITALS OVER EVENINGS AND WEEKEND AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY AFTERNOONS. ALL OTHER HOSPITAL PHARMACY SERVICES WILL REMAIN AS NORMAL.

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USE OF QUIET CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT URGED * » ♦ * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS DETERMINED TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS IN REDUCING NOISE POLLUTION ARISING FROM CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES BY MEANS OF MAKING USE OF MORE QUIET CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF AN EXHIBITION ON QUIET CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR WORKS, MR R.H. PILLING, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE SUCH IMPROVEMENTS, THE GOVERNMENT WOULD NEED THE HELP OF ALL PARTIES CONCERNED, THAT IS CONTRACTORS, ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, AND NOT LEAST DEVELOPERS.

MR PILLING SAID FOR DECADES THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HAD PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN CONTRIBUTING TO THE SUCCESS OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMY AND AN IMPROVED STANDARD OF LIVING.

UNFORTUNATELY THIS VIGOROUS CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY HAD BROUGHT WITH IT THE LARGELY INEVITABLE AND HIGHLY UNDESIRABLE BY-PRODUCT OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE POLLUTION.

HOWEVER, HE NOTED THAT THERE ARE ENCOURAGING SIGNS THAT THE PROBLEM IS BEING CONTAINED WITH THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY NOW HAS BOTH THE INCENTIVE AND THE KNOWLEDGE TO ABATE THE NOISE POLLUTION ARISING FROM ITS ACTIVITIES.

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’SINCE THE IMPLEMENTATION LAST YEAR OF THE NOISE CONTROL MORE AND MORE CONTRACTORS ARE SWITCHING TO QUIETER

C '1ST UCTION EQUIPMENT AS THEY DISCOVER THAT THE USE OF SILENCED EQUIP 1ENT CAN GREATLY ASSIST IN THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION NOISE PERMITS.

’’APPLICATIONS FOR THE USE OF QUIETER EQUIPMENT RESULT IN MORE PLANTS, OR LONGER WORKING HOURS, BEING PERMITTED,” HE SAID.

MR PILLING BELIEVED THAT IT WOULD NOT BE TOO LONG BEFORE MOST CONTRACTORS REALISE IT IS AN ECONOMICAL PROPOSITION TO CARRY OUT THEIR WORK BY THE USE OF SILENCED EQUIPMENT INTRODUCED TO HONG KONG.

HE ALSO ENVISAGED THAT IN THE COMING DECADE, WITH THE BUILDING OF MAJOR EXTENSIONS TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNED TO CARRY HONG KONO INTO THE 21ST CENTURY, THERE IS NO SIGN OF SLOWING IN THE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRITORY.

’’DEAFENING NOISE HAS BEEN CONSIDERED AN INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE. OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS AND THE PUBLIC IN HONG KONG HAS BEEN REMARKABLY TOLERANT OF IT IN THE PAST.

’’BUT PEOPLE ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE AWARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE, AND OF THEIR RIGHT TO REASONABLE STANDARDS OF PROTECTION FROM ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION,” HE ADDED.

HE STRESSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT, AS THE MAJOR SPONSOR OF THESE WORKS, WOULD ENSURE THAT THEIR EFFECT ON ENVIRONMENT, BOTH IN THE LONG TERM AND DURING THE PERIOD OF CONSTRUCTION, WOULD BE KEPT TO ACCEPTABLE LEVELS.

THE QUIET CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION, FOR WHICH THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT IS ONE OF THE SPONSORS, IS BEING HELD TOGETHER WITH DEMONSTRATION SESSIONS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON QUIET CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO LOCAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

MR PILLING SAID BY TAKING PART IN THE EXHIBITION, THE GOVERNMENT DEMONSTRATED ITS CONCERNS OVER THE PROBLEM OF NOISE POLLUTION IN WHICH THE WORKS BRANCH AND ITS ROUP OF DEPARTMENTS ARE FREQUENTLY SEEN TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING A GOOD DEAL OF NOISE IN THEIR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES.

HE NOTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO GET ITS CONTRACTORS TO USE QUIET CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ARE OFTEN MET WITH CYNICISM.

THE PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION SESSIONS OF THE EVENT WOULD ALSO BE OF DIRECT BENEFIT TO THOSE ATTENDING WHO CAN SEE, AND HEAR, FOR THEMSELVES HOW MODERN TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP IN THEIR OPERATIONS, HE ADDED.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 1990

8

RESULTS OF HK CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION *****

THE RESULTS OF THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAM.NATION 1990 WILL BE ISSUED TO SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE CANDIDATES TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8).

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS NOTICES FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION BY SCHOOLS AT THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY, SOUTHORN CENTRE, 12TH FLOOR, 130 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

SCHOOL CANDIDATES SHOULD SEEK INFORMATION FROM THEIR OWN SCHOOLS CONCERNING THE COLLECTION OF THEIR RESULTS NOTICES.

RESULTS NOTICES FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN POSTED AND SHOULD REACH CANDIDATES TOMORROW. CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR RESULTS NOTICES BY THURSDAY (AUGUST 9) MAY MAKE ENQUIRIES ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 10) AT THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS OR BY TELEPHONING 834 9922.

A TOTAL OF 136,463 CANDIDATES ENTERED FOR THE EXAMINATION THIS YEAR, REPRESENTING A DECREASE OF 2.51 PER CENT COMPARED WITH 139,978 LAST YEAR. ALTOGETHER 41 SUBJECTS WERE EXAMINED. THE PERCENTAGE OF AWARDS OF GRADE E OR ABOVE IS 63.82 (COMPARED WITH 63.16 IN 1989).

NOTE:

A TABLE SHOWING ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OF ALL CANDIDATES OF THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION 1990 WILL BE BOXED IN GIS LATER TODAY (TUESDAY)s HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONTENT OF THE TABLE IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 6 AM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8). NEWSPAPERS MAY PUBLISH THE INFORMATION TOMORROW AND TV AND RADIO MAY BROADCAST THE MATERIAL FROM 6 AM ONWARDS TOMORROW.

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SUBSIDIES FOR SECONDARY STUDIES

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) REMINDED CHILDREN OF FARMING AND FISHING FAMILIES WHO ARE IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO COMPLETE THEIR SECONDARY SCHOOLING TO APPLY EARLY FOR THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID APPLICATIONS FOR SUCH SUBSIDIES IN THE FORM OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 15.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON AND FROM VARIOUS DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES LIAISON OFFICES.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE STUDENTS IN FORM 4 TO 7 AND THE AWARDS CAN BE TENABLE AT ANY SECONDARY SCHOOL IN HONG KONG. SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE AWARDED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE ACHIEVED A STANDARD OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"STUDENTS APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS MAY ALSO APPLY FOR GRANTS TO COVER TUITION FEES AND PURCHASE OF BOOKS AND SUCH APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A FINANCIAL NEED BASIS," HE ADDED.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT APPLICATION PROCEDURES CAN BE MADE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON TEL. 733 2244.

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ACTION ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN WESTERN DISTRICT

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING TO CLOSE CERTAIN ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN WESTERN DISTRICT SO THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT DANGER TO THE OCCUPIERS OR THE PUBLIC.

THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ARE ERECTED AT THE REAR LANE OF 2-4, 6-20, 22-28, 30-32, 34-36 AND 38 PO TUCK STREET.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS FROM THE HONG KONG DISTRICT COURT ON NOVEMBER 13 WAS POSTED ON A CONSPICUOUS PART OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (TUESDAY).

UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE, A CLOSURE ORDER IS REQUIRED BEFORE DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED OUT.

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WONG TAI SIN GETS BRIGHT LOOK t ♦ ♦ ♦

WONG TAI SIN WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) BRIGHTENED UP WITH THE PAINTING OF A COLOURFUL MURAL ON A CONCRETE SLOPE BY MORE THAN 60 RED CROSS DELEGATES FROM FIVE COUNTRIES INCLUDING HONG KONG AND MACAU.

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS WERE INVOLVED IN A COMMUNITY PROJECT TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENT.

THE PAINTING MAINLY DEPICTEI- THE THEME OF "CONSERVING THE ENVIRONMENT AND PROTECTING LIFE".

AS PART OF A SERIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT, THE MURAL PAINTING PROJECT WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD, WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG RED CROSS.

A CEREMONY MARKING THE ACTIVITY WAS ALSO HELD. AMONG THE OFFICIATING GUESTS WERE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE, MISS MABEL LEUNG; CHAIRMAN OF THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD, MR FUNG KWONG-CHUNG; AND THE PRINCIPAL YOUTH AND WELFARE OFFICER OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS, MISS CHRISTINE FANG.

THE DELEGATES, AGED BETWEEN 17 AND 25, CAME FROM AUSTRALIA, CHINA, MALAYSIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, THE UNITED KINGDOM, HONG KONG AND MACAU.

THEY ARE VISITING HONG KONG TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS.

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TRADE DEPT TOWER TO OPEN SOON ♦ * » * *

THE FORMER HOME OF THE CITY POLYTECHNIC, CLOSED LAST DECEMBER WHEN THE POLYTECHNIC MOVED TO ITS NEW CAMPUS, WILL REOPEN LATER THIS MONTH, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE BUILDING, RENAMED AS THE TRADE DEPARTMENT TOWER, IS LOCATED ABOVE MONG KOK MTR STATION ON NATHAN ROAD.

"THE MAIN OCCUPANT WILL BE THE TRADE DEPARTMENT WHICH WILL OPERATE FROM ITS NEW OFFICE FROM AUGUST 28," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"THE OTHER OCCUPANTS ARE THE OPEN LEARNING INSTITUTE AND SOME OFFICES OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT," HE ADDED.

"A NEW ARCADE OF SHOPS IS LOCATED AT THE GROUND FLOOR LEVEL. TENDERS FOR THE SHOPS ARE BEING EVALUATED NOW, AND THEY ARE EXPECTED TO OPEN NEXT MONTH," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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ESTATE REDEVELOPMENT ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA

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THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD’S HOUSING COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE REDEVELOPMENT OF GARDEN ESTATE AT ITS MEETING ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 9).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE HOLDING OF A BUILDING MANAGEMENT SEMINAR FOR PRIVATE BUILDING RESIDENTS IN OCTOBER.

A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE PROGRESS OF HOUSING PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD'S HOUSING COMMITTEE TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 9) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE LOOM, 6 TUNG YAN STREET. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES IN FANLING ♦ * * * ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF TAI PO ROAD FANLING WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK.

THE OUTERMOST LANE OF TAI PO ROAD FANLING NORTHBOUND NEAR WO HOP SHEK INTERCHANGE FOR A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.4 KILOMETRES WILL BE CLOSED FROM THURSDAY (AUGUST 9) TO SATURDAY (AUGUST 11).

THE OUTERMOST LANE OF TAI PO ROAD FANLING SOUTHBOUND NEAR WO HOP SHEK INTERCHANGE FOR A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.5 KILOMETRES WILL BE CLOSED FROM AUGUST 13 TO 15.

THE OUTER-MOST LANE OF TAI PO ROAD FANLING NORTHBOUND SOUTH OF WO HOP SHEK INTERCHANGE FOR A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.4 KILOMETRES WILL BE CLOSED FROM AUGUST 16 AND 17.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO DRIVE WITH CARE AND PATIENCE. APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE THEM.

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EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN HUNG HOM *****

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT SUNG CHI STREET IN HUNG HOM, FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH BAILEY STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 80 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION, WILL CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC UNTIL AUGUST 15 TO FACILLITATE ROAD WORKS THERE.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS HAVE 3EEN PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO^

FIRST EXEMPTION MADE TO FREEZING ORDER .............................

PORT DEVELOPMENT BOARD MAKES PROGRESS ..............................

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VOTER REGISTRATION TEAMS TO VISIT EASTERN RESIDENTS ................

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64 NEW BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN MAY ..............................

CSD HOTLINE SET UP TO ASSIST JOB HUNTERS ...........................

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WONG TAI SIN TO HOLD ELDERLY FESTIVAL ..............................

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN CENTRAL/WESTERN DISTRICTS .......................

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WESTERN, SHEUNG WAN AND NORTH POINT ........

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TEMPORARY NIGHT ROAD CLOSURE IN SHA TIN ............................

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FIRST EXEMPTION MADE ♦ * *

TO FREEZING ORDER ♦ *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY HAS GIVEN PERMISSION PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THE ORDER IN COUNCIL FOR CERTAIN DEALS INVOLVING KUWAITI OR IRAQI COUNTERPARTIES THAT WERE ENTERED INTO PRIOR TO 9 AM HONG KONG TIME ON AUGUST 7, 1990 TO BE COMPLETED, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

’’THE DEALS ARE THOSE ENTERED INTO IN THE MONEY, FOREIGN EXCHANGE, COMMODITIES (OTHER THAN PHYSICAL OIL) AND SECURITIES MARKETS, INCLUDING DERIVATIVES, AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS RECEIVED FOR IMMEDIATE EXECUTION,” HE SAID.

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THE PORT DEVELOPMENT BOARD HAS FORMED THREE COMMITTEES IN ITS INAUGURAL MEETING TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE GOVERNOR, IN HIS POLICY ADDRESS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR, ANNOUNCED THE FORMATION OF THE BOARD.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MR JOHN GRAY, SAID THE ITEMS CONSIDERED AT THE FIRST MEETING WERE MAINLY PROCEDURAL.

"WE HAD TO SEEK AGREEMENT ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS THAT THE BOARD WILL ADOPT UNDER ITS TERMS OF REFERENCE AND CLEARLY IDENTIFY CHANNELS FOR PROVIDING ADVICE, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, SEEKING INFORMATION WHICH MAY FREQUENTLY BE VERY TECHNICAL IN NATURE," MR GRAY SAID.

"IT WAS THEREFORE AGREED THAT THE OPTIMUM WAY TO GAIN THE INFORMATION REQUIRED AND RECEIVE THE VIEWS OF PORT USERS, WAS BY FORMING SPECIALIST COMMITTEES UNDER THE BOARD," HE ADDED.

THESE COMMITTEES WILL BE GIVEN SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES AND A TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE THEIR WORK.

"THEY WILL BE CHAIRED BY A BOARD MEMBER SUPPORTED BY THE BOARD SECRETARIAT, AND BE COMPOSED OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS AND INTEREST GROUPS INVOLVED IN PORT SERVICES TOGETHER WITH RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS," MR GRAY SAID.

THE COMMITTEES FORMED TODAY WILL BE DEALING WITH "SHIP REPAIR FACILITIES", "RIVER TRADE ACTIVITIES" AND "MIDSTREAM OPERATIONS". THEY WILL BE CHAIRED BY MR DAVID WONG, MR BENJAMIN AND MR PETER THOMPSON RESPECTIVELY.

OTHER COMMITTEES WILL BE FORMED AS WORK OF THE PORT DEVELOPMENT BOARD PROGRESSES.

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VOTER REGISTRATION TEAMS TO VISIT EASTERN RESIDENTS


REGISTRATION TEAMS FROM THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL VISIT HOMES AND SHOPS TN THE DISTRICT FROM AUGUST 15 TO OCTOBER 1 TO ASSIST RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP AS ELECTORS.

THE DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS WILL BE MADE FROM 9 AM TO 11 PM, COVERING RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AND SHOPS THROUGHOUT CHAI WAN, SHAU KEI WAN, QUARRY BAY, NORTH POINT AND CAUSEWAY BAY.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) URGED RESIDENTS WHO HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP AS VOTERS FOR THE THREE ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR.

’’ALL A RESIDENT HAS TO DO IS TO GIVE TO THE REGISTRATION STAFF SIMPLE PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS HIS NAME, IDENTITY CARD NUMBER AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS.

’’BEFORE MAKING THE VISITS, THE OFFICE WILL SEND LETTERS TO THE BUILDINGS CONCERNED INFORMING RESIDENTS OF THE TIME AND AIM OF THE VISITS,’’ HE SAID.

ALL REGISTRATION STAFF MEMBERS WOULD CARRY IDENTIFICATION CARDS WHEN MAKING THE VISITS, HE ADDED.

AS FOR RESIDENTS WHO HAVE MOVED TO NEW ADDRESSES, THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED THEM TO REPORT THE CHANGE WHEN CONTACTED BY THE TEAMS.

FROM AUGUST 10, STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ALSO CALL ON THE HOMES OF REGISTERED ELECTORS TO VERIFY THEIR ADDRESSES.

ANY PERSON AGED 21 BY THE END OF THIS YEAR AND HAS LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS OR IS A PERMANENT RESIDENT CAN REGISTER AS VOTER.

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64 NEW BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN MAY ****♦♦

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE APPROVED A TOTAL OF 64 NEW BUILDING PLANS IN MAY.

OF THE PLANS, 19 WERE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 21 IN KOWLOON AND 24 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE APPROVED PLANS INCLUDED 26 FOR APARTMENT, APARTMENT/COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS; 18 FOR COMMERCIAL AND SHOP/OFFICE DEVELOPMENT; AND NINE FOR FACTORY AND GODOWN PURPOSES.

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DURING THE MONTH, THE OFFICE GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 30 I OJECTS, INVOLVING 24,854.2 .SQUARE METRES OF USABLE DOMESTIC FLOC- AREA AND 232,674,7 SQUARE METRES OF USABLE NON-DOMESTIC FLOOR AREA

THE TOTAL DECLARED COST OF NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MON i I WAS ABOUT $1,017 MILLION. THE USABLE FLOOR AREAS FOR DOMESTIC AND ON-DOMESTIC USES WERE ABOUT 84,886.5 SQUARE METRES AND 79,326.1 SQU/ ,E METRES RESPECTIVELY.

THE OFFICE ALSO ISSUED, DURING THE MONTH, 51 OCCUPATION PERN TS, 15 FOR HONG KONG ISLAND, NINE FOR KOWLOON AND 27 FOR THE NEW TER TORIES.

IN ADDITION, THE OFFICE ISSUED 29 DEMOLITION CONSENTS AFF7”TTNG 76 BUILDINGS.

THE CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION RECEIVED 565 COMPLAINTS ON .LEGAL BUILDING WORKS, CARRIED OUT 593 INSPECTIONS AND ISSUED 128 REMOVAL ORDERS.

THE DANGEROUS BUILDING SECTION INSPECTED 392 BUILDINGS AND OBT/ INED ONE EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER.

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CSD HOTLINE SET UP TO ASSIST JOB HUNTERS ♦ ♦ t * »

THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) HAS SET UP A HOT INE TO ANSWER ENQUIRIES FROM SCHOOL LEAVERS ON CSD’S WORK AND TO ASS ST THEM TO APPLY FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT OFFICER IN THE DEI- RTMENT.

A CSD SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT ALL FORM FIVE GRA UATES ARE WELCOME TO USE THE HOTLINE 527 5951 TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE .JOB NATURE, PAY AND CAREER PROSPECTS OF AN ASSISTANT OFFICER AS WEL AS THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE POST.

’’PAST YEARS’ EXPERIENCES SHOWED THAT THERE WOULD BE A LARGE NUM' ER OF SCHOOL LEAVERS APPLYING FOR OUR POST IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE REI ASE OF THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION RE5 LTS,” HE NOTED.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED SCHOOL LEAVERS THAT APART FROM THE HOTLINE, ENQUIRIES CAN ALSO BE MADE IN PERSON AT THE FOLLOWING CSD REC UITMENT CENTRES:

/* CSD HEADQUARTERS ........

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1990

* CSD HEADQUARTERS RECRUITMENT CENTRE ON 23RD FLOOR, WANCHAI TOWER 1, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI;

* CHUK YUEN RECRUITMENT CENTRE AT CHUK YUEN SHOPPING ARCADE, CHUK YUEN ESTATE;

* 01 MAN RECRUITMENT CENTRE AT 01 MAN SHOPPING ARCADE, 01 MAN

ESTATE; AND

* LAI CHI KOK RECEPTION CENTRE AT 5 BUTTERFLY VALLEY ROAD, LAI CHI KOK.

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WONG TAI SIN TO HOLD ELDERLY FESTIVAL *****

MEMBERS OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL CONSIDER ALLOCATING $58,000 FOR HOLDING AN ELDERLY FESTIVAL AT A MEETING ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 10).

THE FESTIVAL WILL BE LAUNCHED IN NOVEMBER AND ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE EXHIBITIONS, SLIDE SHOWS, HEALTH TALKS AND HEALTH CHECKS FOR THE ELDERLY.

REPORTS ON DISTRICT BOARD FUNDED COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS ORGANISED BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WILL ALSO BE TABLED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 10) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, FOURTH FLOOR, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KING FUK STREET, KOWLOON. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1990

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URBAN CLEARWAYS IN CENTRAL/WESTERN DISTRICTS *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 10), THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICTS WILL BE DESIGNATED ROUND-THE-CLOCK URBAN CLEARWAYS:

1. THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST

FROM A POINT ABOUT 75 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION AT EASTERN

STREET TO ITS JUNCTION AT THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO THE

SHEUNG WAN FIRE STATION.

2. THE SOUTHERN LANE OF WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM A

POINT ABOUT 230 METRES EAST OF CENTRE STREET TO THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO RUMSEY STREET FLYOVER.

3. THE NORTHERN LANE OF THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM A POINT ABOUT 230 METRES EAST OF CENTRE STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES EAST OF WILMER STREET.

4. THE NORTHERN LANE OF EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO RUMSEY STREET FLYOVER TO ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST.

5. THE SOUTHERN LANE OF WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 115 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

6. THE SOUTHERN LANE OF THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT QUEEN’S STREET TO A POINT ABOUT EIGHT METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

7. THE SOUTHERN LANE OF THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT QUEEN’S STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 24 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

8. THE SOUTHERN LANE OF THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 24 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

9. THE NORTHERN LANE OF THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST TO ITS JUNCTION AT QUEEN’S STREET.

10. THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF DES VOEUX ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

11. THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF DES VOEUX ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

12. THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WING LOK STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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13. THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WING LOK STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

14. THE EASTERN AND WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF QUEEN’S STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION AT THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

15. THE SOUTHERN LANE OF WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST TO ITS JUNCTION AT MORRISON STREET.

16. THE NORTHERN LANE OF EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

17. THE SOUTHERN LANE OF THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT MORRISON STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING RESTRICTED AREA FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY ON THE SAME SECTION OF WING LOK STREET MENTIONED ABOVE AND THE EXISTING RESTRICTED AREA FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY ON THE SAME SECTION OF CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST MENTIONED IN (8) ABOVE WILL BE CANCELLED.

IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY:

(I) THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO CHINA FERRY TO A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

(II) THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION AT THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO MACAU FERRY BUS TERMINUS TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

(Ill) THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO CHINA FERRY FROM ITS JUNCTION AT CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES TO THE NORTH.

(IV) THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO CHINA FERRY FROM ITS JUNCTION AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES TO THE NORTH.

(V) THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO MACAU FERRY BUS TERMINUS FROM ITS JUNCTION AT CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES TO THE NORTH.

(VI) THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO MACAU FERRY BUS TERMINUS FROM ITS JUNCTION AT CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES TO THE NORTH.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WESTERN, SHEUNG WAN AND NORTH POINT

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 10), VEHICLES EXCEEDING SIX METRES IN LENGTH WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT FROM POKFIELD ROAD WESTBOUND ONTO SMITHFIELD NORTHBOUND, IN WESTERN DISTRICT, FOR A PERIOD OF ABOUT TWO WEEKS TO FACILITATE SEWER REPAIR WORKS.

MEANWHILE, IN SHEUNG WAN, THE SECTION OF MORRISON STREET BETWEEN BONHAM STRAND AND WING LOK STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO FACILITATE GAS MAINLAYING WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON NORTHBOUND MORRISON STREET HEADING FOR DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA BONHAM STRAND AND WING LOK STREET BEFORE REJOINING MORRISON STREET.

IN NORTH POINT, TWO SECTIONS OF ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS TO FACILITATE WATERMAIN LAYING WORKS.

THEY ARE THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF ELECTRIC ROAD FROM WING HING STREET TO TSING FUNG STREET, AND THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF TSING FUNG STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH ELECTRIC ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING RESTRICTED AREA FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY ON THE SAME SECTION OF ELECTRIC ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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TEMPORARY URBAN CLEARWAY IN SHAM SHUI PO ♦ ♦ ♦ * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 10), THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF TONKIN STREET BETWEEN UN CHAU STREET AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD IN SHAM SHUI PO WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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TEMPORARY NIGHT ROAD CLOSURE IN SHA TIN *******

r THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE SECTION OF SHA T. WAI ROAD WESTBOUND BETWEEN NGAU PEI SHA STREET AND NGAN SHING STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 6. AM DAILY FROM FRIDAY (AUGUST 10) TO SUNDAY (AUGUST 12).

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD T5 IN SHA TIN.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES TRAVELLING ON SHA TIN WAI ROAD WESTBOUND AND NGAU PEI SHA STREET NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR SHA TIN WAI ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED VIA NGAU PEI SHA STREET NORTHBOUND, CHAP WAI RON STREET WESTBOUND AND NGAN SHING STREET SOUTHBOUND TO REJOIN SHA TIN WAI ROAD WESTBOUND.

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ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TRADE AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ AND KUWAIT IMPLEMENTED................... 1

UK ORDER ON MANDATORY TRADE AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ/KUWAIT ... 1

GOVT REBUTTED CLAIMS OF UNAFFECTED EVENING CLINIC SERVICE ......................... 2

211 VBP RETURN VOLUNTARILY ........................................................ 3

ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS RHKAAF ..................................................... 3

GRADING OF BEACH WATER QUALITY .................................................... 4

RESIDENTS OF A BED-SPACE APARTMENT BEING ASSISTED ................................. 8

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS FOR FOREIGN DOMESTIC HELPERS ................................. 8

AUGUST 15 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BECOME TEACHERS ............................ 9

CSD TO STAGE CAREER DISPLAY FOR SCHOOL, LEAVERS .................................. 10

VARIETY SHOW TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ..................................... 11

GOVERNMENT LOT TO LET BY TENDER .................................................. 12

TEMPORARY SPEED LIMIT RESTRICTED ZONE IN WONG TAI SIN ............................ 12

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN DISTRICT ............................ 13

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1990

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TRADE AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ AND KUWAIT IMPLEMENTED

MANDATORY TRADE AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ AND KUWAIT WERE IMPLEMENTED IN HONG KONG WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AS A RESULT OF A UNITED KINGDOM ORDER IN COUNCIL MADE UNDER THE UNITED NATIONS ACT 1945.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (THURSDAY), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE ORDER HAD BEEN EXTENDED TO HONG KONG FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF A MANDATORY UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION IMPOSING SUCH SANCTIONS.

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UK ORDER ON MANDATORY TRADE AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ/KUWAIT *******

IN RESPONSE TO PRESS ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM ORDER IN COUNCIL ON MANDATORY TRADE AND ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ AND KUWAIT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID:

"THE ORDER BANS IMPORT INTO HONG KONG OF ALL COMMODITIES AND PRODUCTS EXPORTED FROM IRAQ AND KUWAIT AFTER AUGUST 6, 1990.

"UNDER THE ORDER NO PERSON SHALL MAKE OR CARRY OUT ANY CONTRACT FOR THE EXPORT OF ANY GOODS FROM EITHER IRAQ OR KUWAIT OR DO ANY ACT WHICH WOULD PROMOTE, OR IS CALCULATED TO PROMOTE, SUCH EXPORTS FROM IRAQ OR KUWAIT.

"THE ORDER ALSO BANS EXPORTS OF ALL GOODS AND COMMODITIES FRpM HONG KONG TO IRAQ OR KUWAIT.

"ANY PERSON FOUND GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE AGAINST THIS ORDER SHALL BE LIABLE TO IMPRISONMENT FOR UP TO TWO YEARS OR TO A FINE OF TWO THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING OR ITS EQUIVALENT.

"THIS ORDER PROHIBITS ANY SHIP OR AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN HONG KONG AND ANY LAND TRANSPORT VEHICLE WITHIN HONG KONG FROM CARRYING ANY GOODS IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE ORDER.

"APPLICATIONS FOR PERMISSION TO BE EXEMPTED FROM THE PROHIBITIONS CONTAINED IN THE ORDER MAY BE MADE TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF TRADE, 15TH FLOOR, OCEAN CENTRE, 5 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI. IT SHOULD, HOWEVER, BE RECOGNISED THAT IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS BEFORE ANY EXEMPTIONS CAN BE GRANTED AS IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE MADE ON A CONSISTENT BASIS."

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GOVT REBUTTED CLAIMS OF

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UNAFFECTED EVENING CLINIC SERVICE »»*»*»

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TODAY (THURSDAY) DESCRIBED A NEWSPAPER REPORT WHICH QUOTED THE HONG KONG PHARMACEUTICAL STAFF ASSOCIATION AS SAYING THAT THEIR ACTION DID NOT AFFECT THE EVENING CLINIC SERVICE AS TOTALLY MISLEADING.

HE SAID THAT THE PUBLIC IS BEING INCONVENIENCED BY A REDUCTION OF EVENING CLINIC SERVICE DUE TO THE SUDDEN DECISION OF THE ASSOCIATION TO WITHDRAW FROM VOLUNTARY OVERTIME WORK.

HE POINTED OUT THAT OF THE 454 DISPENSERS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, 248 OR 55 PER CENT OF THEM ARE PARTICIPATING IN THIS SERVICE, INDICATING A GENERAL POPULARITY OF THE SCHEME.

ON THE REPORTED CLAIM BY THE ASSOCIATION THAT DISPENSERS WERE TOO TIRED TO DO OVERTIME WORK AFTER A FULL DAY’S WORK, THE SPOKESMAN SAID: "BASED ON THE CURRENT OVERTIME ROSTER, ON THE AVERAGE ONE HAS TO WORK ONLY TWO EVENINGS PER MONTH.

"BESIDES, THE OVERTIME WORK IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY. ANYONE WHO FEELS HE CANNOT COPE, CAN CHOOSE TO OPT OUT OF THE SCHEME."

INDEED, SINCE THE PRESENT OVERTIME ARRANGEMENT WAS INTRODUCED IN 1984, IT HAD BEEN WORKING EXTREMELY WELL AND NOT A SINGLE COMPLAINT HAD BEEN RECEIVED TO DATE.

GIVEN SUCH WORKING RELATIONSHIP, THE DEPARTMENT HAD EXPECTED THAT THE ARRANGEMENT WOULD CONTINUE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY. THUS THE NOTIFICATION OF AUGUST 6 TO CEASE OVERTIME WORK COMPLETELY IN TWO DAYS TOOK THE DEPARTMENT BY SURPRISE. SUCH SHORT NOTICE HAD LEFT THE DEPARTMENT WITH NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO DEAL WITH THE EMERGENCY BY REDUCING THE SERVICE.

MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT IS ACTIVELY WORKING ON SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS TO RESTORE A REASONABLE LEVEL OF SERVICE.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION PUBLIC FOR THEIR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.

TO MEMBERS OF THE

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211 VHP RETURN VOLUNTARILY

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A GROUP OE 211 VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE TODAY (THURSDAY) RETURNED TO VIETNAM UNDER THE UNHCR'S VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION PROGRAMME.

COMPRISING 69 MEN, 53 WOMEN, 38 BOYS AND 51 GIRLS, THEY WERE THE 30TH BATCH TO GO BACK UNDER THE PROGRAMME.

SO EAR, A TOTAL OE 4,005 VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE HAVE RETURNED VOLUNTARILY.

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ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS RHKAAF *****

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY AIR FORCE (RHKAAF) TO SEF FOR HIMSELF THE WORK OF THE FORCE.

ARRIVING AT THE RHKAAF HEADQUARTERS BY HELICOPTER, ONE OF THE THREE NEWLY COMMISSIONED SIKORSKY HELICOPTERS, SIR DAVID WAS MET BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER, WING COMMANDER ROY BROOKS, AND CHIEF STAFF OFFICER, SQUADRON LEADER JOHN SHAWCROSS.

SIR DAVID WAS BRIEFED ON THE RHKAAF’S PRESENT ROLE, FUTURE EXPANSION, CURRENT PROJECTS REQUIRING THE PROVISION OF AIR SURVEY SERVICE, AND THE IMPACT ON RHKAAF OF TAKING OVER THE POLICE SUPPORT ROLES FROM THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND ARMY.

HE WAS ALSO TOLD THAT THE RHKAAF SEARCH AND RESCUE RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD BE INCREASED TO COVER NIGHT AND OFFSHORE OPERATIONS WITH THE AID OF INFRA-RED SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT.

ON THE ORGANISATION SIDE, SIR DAVID NOTED THAI’ THE RHKAAF WAS BEING TRANSFORMED INTO A FULL-TIME CIVILIAN DISCIPLINED SERVICE AND A PROGRAMME HAD ALSO BEEN SET TO LOCALISE THE FORCE’S PILOTS.

HE WAS TOLD THAT THERE WERE PLANS TO TRAIN UP TO 30 CADET PILOTS TO OPERATIONAL STANDARD OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AND THE FIRST BATCH OF EIGHT LOCALLY RECRUITED FULL TIME CADET PILOTS HAD TAKEN UP THEIR APPOINTMENTS EARLIER THIS MONTH.

STR DAVID LATER TOURED THE VARIOUS FACILITIES AND MET WITH RHKAAF STAFF. HE CONCLUDED HIS VISIT BY TAKING A FLIGHT IN A KING AIR, ONE OF THE FORCE’S FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, TO FAMILIARISE HIMSELF WITH SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATION.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1990

GRADING Ob' BEACH WATER QUALITY ******

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT (EPD) TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED GRADES ON THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF ALL BATHING BEACHES IN HONG KONG.

THE PURPOSE OF THE GRADING SYSTEM IS TO INFORM SWIMMERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THE STATE OF BACTERIAL POLLUTION AT VARIOUS BEACHES. THE GRADING WILL BE ANNOUNCED BIWEEKLY DURING THE BATHING SEASON TO COINCIDE WITH THE FREQUENCY AT WHICH BEACH WATERS ARE USUALLY SAMPLED.

THE GRADING IS BASED ON THE MOST RECENT E. COLI DATA OBTAINED BY THE EPD IN ITS ROUTINE MONITORING PROGRAMME. AS WITH LAST YEAR, THE GRADING ALSO INCLUDES AN ESTIMATE OF THE RISK OF SUFFERING SOME MINOR SKIN OR GASTROINTESTINAL COMPLAINTS AS A RESULT OF SWIMMING AT A BEACH WHICH HAS SOME DEGREE OF POLLUTION. THE ESTIMATE IS BASED ON A VERY LARGE BODY OF STATISTICAL INFORMATION GATHERED IN HONG KONG IN RECENT BATHING SEASONS.

THE GRADING OF SOME BEACHES MAY VARY DURING THE SUMMER. THIS REPRESENTS A NATURAL FLUCTUATION IN THE BACTERIAL QUALITY OF BATHING WATERS IN MOST CASES, AS RAIN AND TIDES BRING MORE OR LESS POLLUTION TO THE BEACHES. HOWEVER, THE GRADES GIVE A GOOD GENERAL PICTURE OF THE WATER QUALITY AT BATHING BEACHES AT THE TIME OF REPORTING AND FORM THE BEST AVAILABLE FORECAST FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

THE SYSTEM FOR GRADING BEACH WATER QUALITY IS AS FOLLOWS:

GRADE "1" INDICATES THAT THE WATER QUALITY IS GOOD. THE E. COLI COUNT IS NO MORE THAN 24 PER 100 MILLILITRES AT EACH BEACH SO GRADED, AND THE EXPECTED RISK OF MINOR ILLNESS TO SWIMMERS IS UNDETECTABLE.

GRADE ”2" INDICATES THAT THE WATER QUALITY IS FAIR. THE E. COLI COUNT IS NO MORE THAN 180 PER 100 MILLILITRES AT EACH BEACH SO GRADED, AND THE EXPECTED HEALTH RISK IS NO MORE THAN 10 CASES OF MINOR ILLNESS PER 1,000 SWIMMERS.

GRADE "3" INDICATES THAT THE WATER QUALITY IS ACCEPTABLE. THE E. COLT COUNT IS NO MORE THAN 610 PER 100 MILLILITRES AT EACH REACH SO GRADED, AND THE EXPECTED HEALTH RISK IS NO MORE THAN 15 CASES OF MINOR ILLNESS PER 1,000 SWIMMERS.

GRADE "4" INDICATES THAT THE WATER QUALITY IS POOR. THE E. COLT COUNT IS MORE THAN 610 PER 100 MILLILITRES AT EACH BEACH SO GRADED, AND THE EXPECTED HEALTH RISK IS MORE THAN 15 CASES OF MINOR ILLNESS PER 1,000 SWIMMERS.

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THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO CLOSE A BEACH TO SWIMMERS IS BASED ON A JUDGEMENT OF WHAT DEGREE OF POLLUTION IS ACCEPTABLE. NORMALLY, THE CLOSURE OF A BEACH WOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED BY THE URBAN OR REGIONAL COUNCIL IF A ”4" GRADING OCCURRED REPEATEDLY, SO THAT THE AVERAGE HEALTH RISK OVER THE BATHING SEASON EXCEEDED 15 CASES PER 1,000 SWIMMERS. SIMILARLY, THE REOPENING OF A CLOSED BEACH WOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF A "3" GRADE OR BETTER WERE CONSISTENTLY OBTAINED.

AT PRESENT, TWO BATHING BEACHES, NAMELY CASTLE PEAK AND OLD CAFETERIA, HAVE BEEN DECLARED UNSUITABLE FOR SWIMMING PURPOSES, BASED ON THE WATER QUALITY DURING PAST SEASONS. THEY ARE POLLUTED BY FAECAL WASTES AND FAIL TO ACHIEVE CONSISTENTLY THE HONG KONG STANDARDS. THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED NOT TO SWIM IN THE WATER AT THESE TWO BEACHES. IN ADDITION, ROCKY BAY BEACH HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR SWIMMING PURPOSES BY THE URBAN COUNCIL. THESE THREE BEACHES ARE IDENTIFIED BY AN "X" IN THE FOLLOWING LIST.

THE GRADES ON THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF VARIOUS BEACHES IN HONG KONG AS AT TODAY ARE LISTED BELOW:

BEACH LAST GRADING PRESENT GRADING

(AS AT 26.7.90) (AS AT 9.8.90)

HONG KONG SOUTH

BIG WAVE BAY 3 2

CHUNG HOM KOK 1 1

DEEP WATER BAY 2 2

HAIRPIN 2 2

MIDDLE BAY 1 1

REPULSE BAY 1 1

SHEK O 2 2

SOUTH BAY 1 1

ST STEPHEN’S 2 2

TURTLE COVE 2 2

STANLEY MAIN 1 1

ROCKY BAY X X

TO TEI WAN* 1 1

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TURN MUN DISTRICT

OLD CAFETERIA X

NEW CAFETERIA 3

CASTLE PEAK x

KADOORIE 3

BUTTERFLY 3

ISLANDS DISTRICT

CHEUNG SHA UPPER 1

CHEUNG SHA LOWER 2

DISCOVERY BAY* 1

HUNG SHING YEH 1

KWUN YAM WAN 1

TONG FUK 1

LO SO SHING 1

PUI O 1

SILVERMINE BAY 2

TUNG WAN, CHEUNG CHAU 1

TUNG O* 1

SAI KUNG DISTRICT

CAMPERS 2

CLEAR WATER BAY 1ST BEACH 2

CLEAR WATER BAY 2ND BEACH 2

HAP MUN BAY 1

KIU TSUI 1

PAK SHA CHAU 1

SILVERSTRAND 2

TRIO (HEBE HAVEN) 2

X 3

X

3

2

1

1 1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

1

1

2

2

1

1

1

2

1

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TSUEN WAN DISTRICT

ANGLERS 1 4 4

APPROACH 3 3

CASAM 3 3

GEMINI 2 2

HOI MEI WAN 3 3

LIDO 3 3

TING KAU 4 4

TUNG WAN, MA WAN 2 2

NOTE: "X" THE BEACH HAS BEEN CLOSED EOR SWIMMING PURPOSES.

* NON-GAZETTED BEACHES.

THE FOLLOWING BEACHES HAVE CHANGED GRADING ON THIS OCCASION:

CHEUNG SHA LOWER, CAMPERS AND TRIO (HEBE HAVEN), FROM "2" TO "1"; BIG WAVE BAY AND BUTTERFLY, FROM "3” TO "2"; TUNG WAN ON CHEUNG CHAU, FROM "1" TO "2".

THE CHANGES ARE WITHIN THE NORMAL RANGE OF FLUCTUATION OF THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF THESE BEACHES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT DR MALCOLM BROOM, THE ACTING PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER (WATER POLICY) OF EPD, ON TEL. 835 1234.

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RESIDENTS OF A BED-SPACE APARTMENT BEING ASSISTED ♦ ♦ ♦ * t ♦

THE SOCIAL WEI.FARE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN ACTIVELY HELPING RESIDENTS OF A BED-SPACE APARTMENT IN HUNG HOM, A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE SPOKESMAN SAID SWD OFFICERS MET TWO LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS, MRS ELSIE TU AND MR HUI YIN-FAT, THIS MORNING ON MATTERS RELATING TO THE RESIDENTS FOLLOWING A RECENT PETITION BY THE RESIDENTS CONCERNED.

STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT’S TO KWA WAN FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE VISITED THE PREMISES IN MARCH THIS YEAR TO INTRODUCE THE AVAILABLE SERVICES TO THE AFFECTED RESIDENTS, HE SAID.

THE OFFICERS HAD BEEN ASSISTING 15 OF THE RESIDENTS - EIGHT ELDERLY AND SEVEN AGED BELOW 59 - WHO WERE FOUND TO NEED HELP, HE ADDED.

MEANWHILE, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR M.D. CARTLAND, SAID IT HAD LONG BEEN THE DEPARTMENT’S POLICY TO PROVIDE COMPASSIONATE REHOUSING WHERE A NEED AROSE, AND PARTICULARLY WITH REGARD TO THE ELDERLY AGED OVER 60.

HE SAID EACH CASE WAS CAREFULLY ASSESSED AND APPROPRIATE SERVICES, SUCH AS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND COMPASSIONATE REHOUSING, WERE OFFERED.

"HOWEVER, SUCH REHOUSING HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN UP IN EVERY CASE BECAUSE THE INDIVIDUALS CONCERNED OFTEN PREFER TO FIND THEIR OWN ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION IN A PARTICULAR LOCALITY RATHER THAN TO MOVE TO SOME PERHAPS QUITE DISTANT PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

"THIS IS A MATTER OF THEIR OWN CHOICE AND NOT OF THE DEPARTMENT DECLINING TO ASSIST THEM," MR CARTLAND ADDED.

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EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS FOR FOREIGN DOMESTIC HELPERS

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED A CHANGE IN THE WAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ADMISSION OF FOREIGN DOMESTIC HELPERS BY THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WITH EFFECT FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY), EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS ATTESTED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR MUST CARRY A WAGE OF NOT LESS THAN $3,000 PER MONTH.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1990

RE-ENGAGEMENT CONTRACTS ATTESTED BEFORE AUGUST 10, 1990 MAY CARRY THE OLD RATE OF NOT LESS THAN $2,800 PER MONTH, BUT SUCH CONTRACTS MUST TAKE EFFECT NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 10, 1990.

THE REVISION MADE HAD TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THE MARKET WAGES FOR LOCAL DOMESTIC HELPERS AND MANUAL WORKERS.

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AUGUST 15 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BECOME TEACHERS * * * * »

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO THE FOUR COLLEGES OF EDUCATION WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 15, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

HE SAID THIS IN REMINDING SECONDARY 5-7 LEAVERS WISHING TO BECOME TEACHERS TO HAND IN THEIR APPLICATIONS IN TIME.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT STUDENTS WITH CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS CAN APPLY FOR THE THREE-YEAR COURSE AND ADVANCED LEVEL STUDENTS, THE TWO-YEAR COURSE OFFERED BY THE SIR ROBERT BLACK COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, NORTHCOTE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE.

THE COURSES ARE DESIGNED TO PREPARE STUDENTS TO BECOME QUALIFIED TEACHERS.

ON COMPLETING THE COURSE, STUDENTS WILL BE AWARDED THE TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE WHICH ENTITLES THEM TO AN INITIAL SALARY OF $9,035 AND A MAXIMUM OF $14,640.

ADVANCEMENT PROSPECTS INCLUDE BEING HEADS OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AS LECTURERS AT THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, INSPECTORS OR AS SENIOR EDUCATION ASSISTANTS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE FOUR COLLEGES AND AT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG.

APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED THROUGH SCHOOLS FOR THIS YEAR’S SCHOOL LEAVERS OR, FOR THOSE WHO HAD ALREADY LEFT SCHOOL, AT THE GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN GASCOIGNE ROAD, KOWLOON.

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CSD TO STAGE CAREER DISPLAY FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS

THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) WILL STAGE A THREE-DAY CAREER DISPLAY FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS STARTING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT THE NEW TOWN PLAZA IN SHA TIN.

CSD OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER ENQUIRIES ABOUT CSD’S WORK AND TO ASSIST SCHOOL LEAVERS APPLY FOR THE DEPARTMENT’S POSTS.

THE DISPLAY IS THE SECOND OF ITS KIND STAGED BY CSD AT THE NEW TOWN PLAZA, THE FIRST ONE WAS HELD LAST MONTH. BOTH DISPLAYS FORMED PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN FOR 1990/91.

COMMENTING ON LAST MONTH’S CAREER DISPLAY, THE DEPARTMENT’S ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (PERSONNEL), MR PETER PI, SAID IT WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AND PUBLIC RESPONSE WAS EXTREMELY GOOD.

"MORE THAN 15,000 PEOPLE VISITED OUR THREE-DAY DISPLAY AND MOST OF THEM HAD SHOWN KEEN INTEREST IN THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT.

"IN PARTICULAR, WE ARE PLEASED TO SEE MORE THAN 70 YOUNG PEOPLE SUBMITTED THEIR JOB APPLICATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT AT THE DISPLAY VENUE DURING THE THREE-DAY PERIOD.

"THIS INDICATED THAT MANY PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE DEPARTMENT IF THEY KNEW MORE ABOUT THE WORK AND CAREER PROSPECTS OF A CSD OFFICER," HE ADDED.

MR PI STRESSED THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO LAUNCH FULL-FLEDGED RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN IN ORDER TO RECRUIT MORE YOUNG PEOPLE AS OFFICERS AND ASSISTANT OFFICERS.

SIMILAR CAREER EXHIBITIONS WOULD BE HELD AT CITY PLAZA IN TAI KOO SHING AND LONG PING ESTATE IN YUEN LONG LATER THIS MONTH.

"MOREOVER, THE DEPARTMENT IS LIAISING WITH MTRC FOR STAGING CAREER DISPLAYS AT MTR STATIONS," HE SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT WOULD ALSO TAKE PART IN FIVE LARGE-SCALE CAREERS EXHIBITIONS TO BE HELD BY THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL LATER THIS YEAR.

"TO COINCIDE WITH OUR RECRUITMENT EXERCISE, A NEW RECRUITMENT API (ANNOUNCEMENT IN PUBLIC INTEREST) HAS BEEN PRODUCED AND IS NOW BROADCAST ON TV," HE ADDED.

CURRENTLY, THE DEPARTMENT HAS ONE PERMANENT RECRUITMENT CENTRE AT ITS HEADQUARTERS IN WAN CHAI AND THREE TEMPORARY RECRUITMENT CENTRES AT THE SHOPPING ARCADES OF OI MAN ESTATE AND CHUK YUEN ESTATE (SOUTH), AND AT THE LAI CHI KOK RECEPTION CENTRE.

ENQUIRIES ON RECRUITMENT MATTERS CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 527 5951.

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VARIETY SHOW TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME

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A VARIETY SHOW SPECIALLY ORGANISED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 12) TO MARK THE CONCLUSION OF THIS YEAR’S CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME (SYP).

POPULAR SINGER MR TAM YIU-MAN AND HOSTS OF A TVB CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME, "LIGHTENING FAX", WILL PERFORM IN THE TWO-HOUR SHOW. TV ARTISTE, MISS CARMAN LOO, WILL BE THE MASTER OF CEREMONY.

THERE WILL ALSO BE PERFORMANCES BY THE STUDENT BAND OF TOM LEE POP MUSIC CENTRE, WINNERS OF A LOCAL SINGING COMPETITION AND THE ST MARGARET’S GIRLS’ COLLEGE DANCE TROUPE.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, ITS SUB-OFFICES AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING) AND IN KENNEDY TOWN, AS WELL AS AT THE WESTERN COMMUNITY CENTRE IN WESTERN STREET.

ALL TICKETS ARE OBTAINABLE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

A CLOSING CEREMONY FOR THE DISTRICT’S SYP WILL BE HELD AT 2 PM BEFORE THE SHOW BEGINS. THIS YEAR’S CENTRAL AND WESTERN SYP HAD ATTRACTED MORE THAN 50,000 LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE IN OVER 700 ACTIVITIES.

OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS MONICA CHEN, URBAN COUNCILLOR MR CHAN TAK-CHOR, AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER MISS ESTHER CHAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSING CEREMONY AND VARIETY SHOW WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 12) AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

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GOVERNMENT LOT TO LET BY TENDER ♦ ♦ * * ♦

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT-TERM TENANCY OF A LOT IN STANLEY ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE 17-SQUARE-METRE LOT IS LOCATED NEXT TO NO. 10-20 STANLEY MAIN STREET AND IS TO BE USED FOR RETAILING SHOP PURPOSES ONLY.

THE TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON AUGUST 24.

FORMS OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND TENDER PLANS INSPECTED AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES :

» THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, 130 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI ;

* THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND

♦ THE KOWLOON DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES, 10TH FIOOR, YAU MA TEI CARPARK BUILDING, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

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TEMPORARY SPEED LIMIT RESTRICTED ZONE IN WONG TAI SIN

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 11), THE SECTION OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND FROM ITS JUNCTION AT THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 450 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A 50 KILOMETRES PER HOUR SPEED LIMIT RESTRITED ZONE FOR A PERIOD OF ABOUT 10 DAYS.

WITH IN THIS ZONE, ALL MOTORISTS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO A SPEED LIMIT OF 50 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SPEED LIMIT RESTRICTION OF 70 KILOMETRES PER HOUR ON THE ABOVE SECTION OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CANCELLED.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN DISTRICT

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE SECTION OF CHATER ROAD BETWEEN REDDER STREET AND JACKSON ROAD IN CENTRAL WILL Bl TEMPORARILY CLOSED BETWEEN 2 AM TO 6 AM FROM SATURDAY TO MONDAY (FROM AUGUST 11 TO 13} TO FACILITATE THE ERECTION OF A GANTRY ACROSS CHATER ROAD.

IN WONG CHUK HANG, FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 11), THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WONG CHUK HANG ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION AT TONG BIN LANE AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A ROUND-THE-CLOCK URBAN CLEARWAY.

ALSO, IN ABERDEEN, THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES EAST OF ITS WESTERN JUNCTION AT ABERDEEN PRAYA ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 115 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION AND THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 28 METRES EAST OF ITS WESTERN JUNCTION AT ABERDEEN PRAYA ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 105 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE IN MAY ................... 1

REVISED ESTIMATES OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FOR 1988, 1989 ............ 5

INSPECTOR'S REPORT ON CAAC ACCIDENT PUBLISHED ......................... 10

CATERING INDUSTRY TO COME UNDER SAFETY LAW ............................ 10

REGISTRATION OF SMATV SYSTEMS INVITED ................................. H

ISLANDS VISITORS URGED TO MAINTAIN TRANQUILITY ........................ 12

ON SITE DISCUSSIONS ON WATER POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNIQUES ............. 12

PREQUALIFICATION OF TENDERERS FOR RECLAMATION PROJECT ................. 13

AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS URGED TO HELP PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION ....... 14

NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE OPENS IN CAUSEWAY BAY ............................ i5

SEMINAR ON VOLUNTEER SERVICES FOR YOUNGSTERS .......................... 16

TENDERS INVITED FOR LAI WAN ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORKS .................... 16

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TSING YI BRIDGE .................................. 17

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN TUEN MUN .................................... 17

PROPOSED EXTENSION OF TAM KON SHAN ROAD ............................... 17

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 1990

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PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE IN MAY

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THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT, WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 9 PER CENT IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1990 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, ACCORDING TO THE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

TAKING THEM TOGETHER, THERE WAS AN OVERALL INCREASE OF 4 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS. IMPORTS INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS.

THE GROWTH IN THE VOLUME OF TRADE IS DERIVED FROM THE GROWTH IN TRADE VALUES, HAVING DISCOUNTED THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

AS REGARDS PRICE CHANGES OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 2 PER CENT AND 4 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, WHILE THOSE OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 2 PER CfcNT. AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF TOTAL EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO IMPORT PRICE INDEX) INCREASED BY 1 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 AVAILABLE.

COMPARING THE MONTH OF MAY 1990 WITH MAY 1989, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT AND 21 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. TAKING THEM TOGETHER, THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS INCREASED BY 14 PER CENT. THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS INCREASED ALSO BY 14 PER CENT.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 1 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. IMPORT PRICES INCREASED BY 2 PER CENT.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY PRINCIPAL COMMODITY GROUP FOR MAY' 1990 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1989 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS DECREASED IN MAY 1990 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1989, INCLUDING RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-41 PER CENT); FOOTWEAR (-28 PER CENT); TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (-23 PERCENT); TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (-13 PER CENT); METAL MANUFACTURES (-11 PER CENT); TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-10 PER CENT); METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-10 PER CENT); AND DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-9 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+32 PER CENT); WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+9 PER CENT); CLOTHING (+8 PER CENT); AND TEXTILE FABRICS (+1 PER CENT) .

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THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED IN MAY 1990 COMPARED WITH MAY 1989. THESE INCLUDED METAL MANUFACTURES (+7 PER CENT); ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+5 PER CENT); TEXTILE FABRICS (+3 PER CENT); TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (+3 PER CENT); TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+2 PER CENT); FOOTWEAR (+2 PER CENT); CLOTHING (+2 PER CENT); AND TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (+1 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES WERE RECORDED IN METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-7 PER CENT) AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS (-2 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR MAY 1990 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1989 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 2.

IMPORTS OF FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 16 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS IN MAY 1990 COMPARED WITH MAY 1989. INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE IMPORT VOLUME OF SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD; TEA AND COFFEE; AND CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR. A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF: CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED BY 21 PER CENT. COMMODITY ITEMS WITH CONSIDERABLE INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME INCLUDED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; TOBACCO MANUFACTURES; AND FOOTWEAR. A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN THE IMPORT VOLUME OF PASSENGER MOTOR CARS.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT IN MAY 1990 COMPARED WITH MAY 1989. THE MAJOR INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE NOTED FOR WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK; CLAY AND REFRACTORY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, BUILDING MATERIALS, ETC., EXCEPT GLASS; AND THERMIONIC CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, DIODES, TRANSISTORS AND ELECTRICAL MICROCIRCUITS. DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE IMPORT VOLUME OF RAW COTTON; WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR; AND YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES.

IMPORTS OF FUELS INCREASED BY 25 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS IN MAY 1990 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1989.

AS REGARDS CAPITAL GOODS, THE IMPORT VOLUME INCREASED BY 20 PER CENT IN MAY 1990 OVER MAY 1989. INCREASES IN THE IMPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT; OFFICE MACHINES AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILE MACHINERY; OTHER INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY (OTHER THAN TEXTILE MACHINERY AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY); AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY.

COMPARING MAY 1990 WITH MAY 1989, THE IMPORT PRICES OF MOST END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED : CONSUMER GOODS (+4 PER CENT); FUELS (+4 PER CENT); FOODSTUFFS (+4 PER CENT); AND CAPITAL GOODS (+2 PER CENT). THE IMPORT PRICES OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES DECREASED BY 1 PER CENT.

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THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR MAY 1990 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1989 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 3.

THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS OF FUELS INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY BY 49 PER CENT. RE-EXPORTS OF ALL OTHER END-USE CATEGORIES ALSO INCREASED IN VOLUME TERMS IN MAY 1990 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1989 : CONSUMER GOODS (+38 PER CENT); CAPITAL GOODS (+13 PER CENT); FOODSTUFFS (+8 PER CENT); AND RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES (+5 PER CENT).

PRICES OF RE-EXPORTS OF ALL END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN MAY 1990 COMPARED WITH MAY 1989: FUELS (+8 PER CENT); CONSUMER GOODS (+3 PER CENT); RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES (+3 PER CENT); CAPITAL GOODS (+1 PER CENT) AND FOODSTUFFS (+1 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS ARE PUBLISHED IN THE MAY 1990 ISSUE OF THE "HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS" WHICH WILL BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT

PLACE, CENTRAL AROUND AUGUST 14 AT $3 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT FRENCH MISSION BUILDING, 1 BATTERY PATH, HONG KONG (TEL. NO.: 842 8802) AND ENQUIRIES ON TRADE INDEXES TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO.: 823 4918) .

TABLE 1: CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY PRINCIPAL COMMODITY GROUP

COMPARING WITH MAY MAY 1990 1989 COMPARING JAN-MAY WITH JAN-MAY 1990 1989

COMMODITY GROUP VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME % VALUE % UNIT VALUE VOLUME % %

CLOTHING 10 2 8 1 2 -1

TEXTILE FABRICS 4 3 1 5 4 2

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD -8 2 -10 -10 4 -13

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES -23 1 -23 -8 3 -10

RADIOS OF ALL KINDS -41 * -41 -35 -35

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS 39 5 32 18 3 15

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FOOTWEAR METAL MANUFACTURES -27 -5 2 7 -28 -1 I -23 -16 1 6 -24 -21

METAL ORES AND SCRAP -16 -7 -10 -24 -6 -19

WATCHES AND CLOCKS 7 -2 9 -1 -2

TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICt.ES -10 3 -13 -16 4 -19

DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES -9 -9 -30 2 -31

ALL COMMODITIES 6 1 5 -2 2 -3

* LESS TUAN 0.5%

TABLE 2: CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY END- USE CATEGORY

COMPARING WITH MAY MAY 1990 1989 COMPARING JAN-MAY WITH JAN-MAY 1990 1989

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

FOODSTUFFS 20 4 16 4 3 1

CONSUMER GOODS 26 4 21 17 5 12

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES 5 -1 6 -3 -1 -3

FUELS 30 4 25 15 9 5

CAPITAL GOODS 22 2 20 6 1 4

ALL COMMODITIES 16 2 14 6 2 4

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TABLE 3: CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY

COMPARING WITH MAY 1990 MAY 1989 COMPARING JAN-MAY WITH JAN-MAY 1990 1989

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

FOODSTUFFS 7 1 6 -10 1 -11

CONSUMER GOODS 43 3 38 31 5 26

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES 8 3 5 -3 4 -6

FUELS 61 8 49 85 13 64

CAPITAL GOODS 14 1 13 5 3 2

ALL COMMODITIES 25 3 21 13 4 9

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REVISED ESTIMATES OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FOR 1988, 1989

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THE REVISED ESTIMATES OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) FOR 1988 AND 1989 WERE RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE REVISED FIGURES ARE PRESENTED IN TABLES 1 AND 2.

REVISED EXPENDITURE-BASED GDP ESTIMATES FOR 1988 AND 1989 (TABLE 1)

THE REVISED PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF THE EXPENDITURE-BASED GDP AT CONSTANT (1980) MARKET PRICES FOR 1989 IS $253,136 MILLION, REPRESENTING AN UPWARD REVISION OF $1,037 MILLION OR 0.4 PER CENT FROM THE PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES RELEASED IN MARCH.

HOWEVER, THE GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF THE EXPENDITURE-BASED GDP FOR 1989 HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY REVISED DOWNWARDS TO 2.3 PER CENT FROM 2.5 PER CENT, MAINLY DUE TO A RELATIVELY LARGER UPWARD REVISION IN THE GDP ESTIMATE FOR 1988 THAN FOR 1989.

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ESTIMATES FOR 1989 OF THE GROWTH RATES IN REAL TERMS FOR GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION, CHANGE IN STOCKS, IMPORTS OF SERVICES, AND EXPORTS OF SERVICES HAVE BEEN REVISED UPWARDS, WHILE THOSE FOR THE OTHER GDP COMPONENTS REMAIN THE SAME AS PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED.

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THE REVISED PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE OF THE GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF THE EXPENDITURE-BASED GDP FOR 1988 HAS BEEN REVISED UPWARDS TO 7.9 PER CENT, AS AGAINST THE PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE OF 7.2 PER CENT PUBLISHED IN MARCH, MAINLY DUE TO UPWARD REVISIONS IN THE ESTIMATES FOR CHANGE IN STOCKS AND GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION AFTER INCORPORATING NEWLY AVAILABLE RESULTS FROM THE ANNUAL ECONOMIC SURVEYS.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE GROWTH RATES IN REAL TERMS OF PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE AND EXPORTS OF SERVICES FOR 1988 HAVE BEEN REVISED DOWNWARDS TO 8.4 PER CENT AND 12.3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, AS AGAINST THE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED FIGURES OF 9.0 PER CENT AND 13.1 PER CENT.

REVISED PRODUCTION-BASED GDP ESTIMATES FOR 1988 (TABLE 2)

THE REVISED PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE OF THE PRODUCTION-BASED GDP AT CURRENT PRICES FOR 1988 IS $413,349 MILLION (AT FACTOR COST), REPRESENTING A DOWNWARD REVISION OF $240 MILLION OR 0.1 PER CENT FROM THE PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE PUBLISHED IN MARCH.

THIS REVISION IS BASED ON THE NEWLY AVAILABLE RESULTS FROM THE ANNUAL ECONOMIC SURVEYS.

A RELATIVELY SIGNIFICANT DOWNWARD REVISION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE ESTIMATE FOR THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF "WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT/ EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS".

THE ESTIMATE IS REVISED DOWNWARDS BY $3,339 MILLION TO $98,518 MILLION. AS A RESULT, ITS CONTRIBUTION TO GDP IS ALSO ADJUSTED DOWNWARDS BY 0.8 PERCENTAGE POINT TO 23.8 PER CENT.

ON THE OTHER HAND, CONSIDERABLE UPWARD REVISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE IN THE ESTIMATES FOR THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF "FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES "(UP BY $2,445 MILLION TO 79,416 MILLION) AND "OWNERSHIP OF PREMISES" (UP BY $1,906 MILLION TO 43,525 MILLION).

THEIR SHARES IN GDP ARE ACCORDINGLY ADJUSTED UPWARDS BY 0.6 AND 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINT TO 19.2 PER CENT AND 10.5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

REVISIONS MADE TO THE OTHER ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES ARE RELATIVELY LESS SIGNIFICANT.

THE SCHEDULE FOR PUBLISHING GDP ESTIMATES

REVISIONS OF THIS NATURE ARE PART OF THE ROUTINE PROCESS OF PRODUCING ESTIMATES OF THE GDP. THEY ARE NECESSARY BECAUSE THE DATA USED IN COMPILING THE GDP ESTIMATES ARE AVAILABLE IN STAGES AND OFTEN WITH SIGNIFICANT TIME LAGS.

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THE PRELIMINARY GDP ESTIMATES ARE PUBLISHED AT AROUND FEBRUARY/MARCH OF EACH YEAR AT THE TIME WHEN THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY PRESENTS HIS ANNUAL BUDGET.

THESE ESTIMATES ARE COMPILED BASED ON PARTIAL DATA FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR, WITH THE DATA GAPS BEING BRIDGED UP BY EXTRAPOLATION AND OTHER STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES. THEY ARE THEN REVISED AT HALF-YEARLY INTERVALS OVER THE FOLLOWING TWO YEARS AS INCREASINGLY COMPLETE DATA BECOME AVAILABLE.

THESE SUCCESSIVE ESTIMATES ARE RESPECTIVELY LABELLED AS "REVISED PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES", "PROVISIONAL ESTIMATES", "REVISED PROVISIONAL ESTIMATES" AND "FINAL ESTIMATES".

FURTHER DETAILS CONCERNING THE REVISED GDP ESTIMATES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE NATIONAL INCOME BRANCH OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 823 5077.

TABLE 1 : REVISED EXPENDITURE-BASED

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) ESTIMATES FOR 1988 AND 1989

REVISED PROVISIONAL ESTIMATES FOR 1988

REVISED PRELIMINARY

ESTIMATES FOR 1989

AT AT CONSTANT AT AT CONSTANT

CURRENT (1980) CURRENT ( 1980)

MARKET MARKET MARKET MARKET

PRICES PRICES PRICES PRICES

I.EXPENDITURE COMPONENTS HKSMN % CHANGE OVER 1987 % CHANGE OVER % CHANGE OVER 1988 HKSMN % CHANGE OVER 1988

HKSMN 1987 HKSMN

1.PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE 255,745 + 15.3 150,075 + 8.4 284,241 + 11.1 154,645 + 3.0

2.GOVERNMENT CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE 30,008 + 16.4 14,600 + 5.1 36,334 + 21.1 15,445 + 5.8

3.GROSS 112,051 + 25.5 60,874 + 6.5 128,388 + 14.6 61,697 + 1.4

DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION

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4 .CHANGE IN STOCKS

5 .EXPORTS OF GOODS

6 .LESS

IMPORTS

OF GOODS

7 .EXPORTS OF SERVICES

8 .LESS

14, 179 + 45.5 8,195 + 29.6 2,512 -82.3 2,275 -72.2

493,069 + 30.4 312,379 + 26.4 570,509 + 15.7 344,150 + 10.2

501,174 + 31.9 309,691 + 26.6 565,219 + 12.8 337,134 + 8.9

85,407 + 20.6 49,809 + 12.3 96,320 + 12.8 53,352 + 7.1

55,204 + 19.6 38,696 + 16.0 62,535 + 13.3 41,294 +6.7

IMPORTS OF SERVICES

GDP 434,081 +17.5 247,545 +7.9 490,550 +13.0 253,136 +2.3

PER CAPITA 76,405 +16.1 43,572 +6.6 85,144 +11.4 43,937 +0.8

GDP ($)

REVISED PROVISIONAL

ESTIMATES FOR 1988

REVISED PRELIMINARY

ESTIMATES FOR 1989

INDEX % CHANGE INDEX % CHANGE

(1980=100) OVER 1987 (1980=100) OVER 1988

II. DEFLATORS

1. GDP DEFLATOR 175.4 + 8.9 193.8 + 10.5

2. DOMESTIC DEMAND DEFLATOR* 176.3 + 9.8 192.9 + 9.4

THE DOMESTIC DEMAND DOMESTIC INFLATION. PRIVATE CONSUMPTION DEFLATOR PROVIDES DOMESTIC DEMAND IS EXPENDITURE, A GENERAL DEFINED AS GOVERNMENT MEASURE OF THE SUM OF CONSUMPTION

EXPENDITURE, GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION AND CHANGE IN STOCKS.

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TABLE 2 : REVISED PRODUCTTON-BASED GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) ESTIMATES FOR 1988

REVISED PROVISIONAL ESTIMATES FOR 1988 AT CURRENT PRICES

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY HK$MN % CHANGE OVER 1987 % CONTRIBUTION TO TOTAL GDP (AT FACTOR COST)

1. AGRICULTURE AND FISHING 1 , 437 + 5.8 0.3

2. MINING AND QUARRYING 229 -10.9 0.1

3. MANUFACTURING 83,182 + 9.8 20.1

4. ELECTRICITY, GAS AND WATER 10,200 + 5.3 2.5

5. CONSTRUCTION 19,900 + 21.3 4.8

6. WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT/EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS 98,518 + 22.0 23.8

7. TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION 38,029 + 25.5 9.2

8. FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES 79,416 + 25.3 19.2

9. COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES 60,195 + 15.1 14.6

10. OWNERSHIP OF PREMISES 43,525 + 21.2 10.5

LESS 21,282 + 19.9 5.1

IMPUTED BANK SERVICE CHARGE

GDP AT FACTOR COST (PRODUCTION-BASED ESTIMATE)

+ 18.7

100.0

INDIRECT TAXES LESS SUBSIDIES

21,451

+ 15.0

GDP AT MARKET PRICES (PRODUCTION-BASED ESTIMATE)

434,800 +18.5

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INSPECTOR’S REPORT ON CAAC ACCIDENT PUBLISHED

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THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACCIDENT TO THE CAAC TRIDENT AIRCRAFT AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS NOW COMPLETE AND THE INSPECTOR’S REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACCIDENT IS PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY).

IN HIS REPORT THE INSPECTOR CONCLUDES THAT THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO DETERMINE THE PRECISE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT AND CITES WINDSHEAR AND LOSS OF VISUAL REFERENCE IN HEAVY RAIN AS PROBABLY CONTRIBUTORY FACTORS.

DURING THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION THE INSPECTOR MADE SEVERAL SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS THE MAJORITY OF WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN IMPLEMENTED. THIS IS NOTED IN A POSTSCRIPT TO THE REPORT.

THE FUNDAMENTAL PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING ACCIDENTS IS TO DETERMINE THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT WITH A VIEW TO THE PRESERVATION OF LIFE AND THE AVOIDENCE OF ACCIDENTS IN THE FUTURE.

IT IS NOT THE PURPOSE TO ASCRIBE BLAME FOR AN ACCIDENT TO ANY PERSON OR BODY AND THEREFORE THE REPORT DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO DO SO.

COPIES OF THE REPORT ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AT $111 EACH.

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CATERING INDUSTRY TO COME UNDER SAFETY LAW

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THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO EXTEND THE COVERAGE OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS TO BETTER PROTECT THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF WORKERS.

UNDER THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1990 PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY), THE CATERING TRADE WILL BE BROUGHT WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS UNDER THE ORDINANCE.

THIS IS AIMED AT REDUCING WORK ACCIDENTS IN THE CATERING TRADE WHICH REGISTERED 14,800 ACCIDENTS LAST YEAR AND WHICH HAD THE HIGHEST ACCIDENT RATE IN THE NON-INDUSTRIAL SECTOR, WITH 91 ACCIDENTS PER 1,000 WORKERS.

IN ADDITION, ACCIDENTS IN THE TRADE WERE SIMILAR IN NATURE TO THOSE IN INDUSTRY AND WERE MOSTLY CAUSED BY ELECTROCUTION, MACHINERY CUTS, BURNS, FALLS, CHEMICAL POISONING, FIRE AND EXPLOSIONS.

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THE EXTENSION OF THE ORDINANCE WILL OFFER PROTECTION TO ANOTHER 162,000 EMPLOYEES, OR A FURTHER SIX PER CENT OF THE LABOUR FORCE.

THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL LN OCTOBER.

TO COINCIDE WITH THE CHANGE, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WILL MOUNT A PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN AMONG CATERING PERSONNEL TO PROMOTE SAFETY AND HEALTH PRECAUTIONS.

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REGISTRATION OF SMATV SYSTEMS INVITED ♦ ♦ * * ♦

THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY IS INVITING OWNERS OF SATELLITE MASTER ANTENNA TELEVISION (SMATV) SYSTEMS WHICH HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 1990 TO REGISTER THEIR SYSTEMS.

A NOTICE TO THIS EFFECT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

’ SMATV SYSTEMS WHICH ARE IN EXISTENCE ON AUGUST 1, 1990 WILL BE TOLERATED PENDING THE INTRODUCTION OF THE APPROPRIATE LICENCES WHICH WILL BE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

OWNERS OF SUCH SMATV SYSTEMS SHOULD REGISTER WITH THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY BEFORE AUGUST 31, 1990.

ALL ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO MR ERIC LAM, TELECOMMUNICATIONS BRANCH, POST OFFICE, 173 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, SINCERE BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, CENTRAL. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 852 9678 AND THE FAX NUMBER IS 541 9058.

HOWEVER, SATELLITE TELEVISION RECEIVE-ONLY AERIALS FOR CONNECTION TO A SINGLE TELEVISION SET (THAT IS TVRO) ARE PERMITTED WITHOUT LICENCES.

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ISLANDS VISITORS URGED TO MAINTAIN TRANQUILITY

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VISITORS TO THE OUTLYING ISLANDS SHOULD HELP MAINTAIN THE DISTRICT’S TRANQUILITY AND AVOID CAUSING ANY DISTURBANCE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS, THE ASSISTANT ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS MIMI LEE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAS PRINTED A NEW POSTER URGING PEOPLE USING HOLIDAY FLATS NOT TO CAUSE NOISE NUISANCE DURING THEIR STAY.

"THE GOVERNMENT IS WORKING TOWARDS A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. BUT FOR ANY MEASURE TO BE EFFECTIVE, THE CO-OPERATION OF THE VISITORS IS CRUCIAL," MISS LEE SAID.

"I HOPE VISITORS WOULD CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS MAINTAINING THE ISLANDS DISTRICT AS A NICE AND QUIET HOLIDAY RESORT," SHE ADDED.

MISS LEE SAID A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON CHEUNG CHAU IN JUNE SHOWED THAT THE BIGGEST NUISANCE WAS CAUSED BY PEOPLE CHATTING LOUDLY AND PLAYING MAHJONG.

SOME HOLIDAY-MAKERS ALSO CREATED HYGIENE AND SECURITY PROBLEMS, SHE SAID.

IN ADDITION TO PUBLICITY THROUGH POSTERS, THE POLICE WOULD ALSO STEP UP PROSECUTION AGAINST THOSE CREATING NOISE NUISANCE, MISS LEE SAID.

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ON SITE DISCUSSIONS ON WATER POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNIQUES *****

MEMBERS OF THE TECHNICAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE DISCUSSED VARIOUS WATER POLLUTION CONTROL TECHNIQUES ON SITE WHEN THEY VISITED FOUR FACTORIES IN KWAI CHUNG, TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE COMMITTEE, COMPRISING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM INDUSTRY, WAS SET UP TO CONSIDER THE STANDARDS IN THE TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM WHICH WAS INTRODUCED UNDER THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1990 ON JULY 25.

THE TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM WILL BE USED BY THE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AS A GUIDELINE TO THE EFFLUENT STANDARDS TO BE SET DOWN IN LICENCES ISSUED TO INDUSTRIALISTS DISCHARGING EFFLUENTS IN WATER CONTROL ZONES.

THE COMMITTEE’S CHAIRMAN AND THE ACTING DEPUTY SECRETARY (ENVIRONMENT) OF THE PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND LANDS BRANCH, MR TONY COOPER, SAID: "THE COMMITTEE HAS MET TWICE SINCE IT WAS FORMED ON JULY 27.

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"ITS WORK IS PROGRESSING WELL AND MEETINGS HAVE BEEN HELD IN A CONSTRUCTIVE AND CO-OPERATIVE ATMOSPHERE.

"THE COMMITTEE IS DUE TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AD HOC GROUP EARLY IN THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION," HE ADDED.

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PREQUAL.IFICATION OF TENDERERS FOR RECLAMATION PROJECT

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THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE PREQUALIFICATION OF TENDERERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF YAU MA TEI REPLACEMENT TYPHOON SHELTER PHASE II AND JORDAN ROAD RECLAMATION PHASE I.

THE WORKS WILL COMPRISE MAINLY THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 4,000 METRES OF VERTICAL SEAWALL/REVETMENT AND AN ACCESS ROAD, THE RECLAMATION OF ABOUT 69 HECTARES OF LAND AND THE REPROVISIONING OF A PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREA.

AS PART OF THE PROJECT FOR THE SOUTHERN AREA OF THE WEST KOWLOON RECLAMATION, THESE WORKS ARE VITAL AND URGENT IN PROVIDING REQUISITE LANDFALL FOR KEY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, SUCH AS THE AIRPORT RAILWAY, WEST KOWLOON EXPRESSWAY AND WESTERN HARBOUR CROSSING, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED NEW AIRPORT.

TENDERS FOR THE CONTRACT ARE SCHEDULED TO BE INVITED IN DECEMBER FROM A SELECTED LIST OF CONTRACTORS ESTABLISHED BY THIS PREQUALIFICATION EXERCISE. WORKS ARE EXPECTED TO START IN MARCH NEXT YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 26 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE WEST KOWLOON RECLAMATION DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR URBAN AREA DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

CONTRACTORS ON THE APPROVED CONTRACTORS FOR PUBLIC WORKS LIST I IN GROUP C FOR PORT WORKS (CONFIRMED) OR ON THE APPROVED CONTRACTORS FOR PUBLIC WORKS LIST II FOR PORT WORKS (CONFIRMED) MAY APPLY FOR PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS FROM:

CHIEF ENGINEER/WEST KOWLOON RECLAMATION CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT EIGHTH FLOOR, EMPIRE CENTRE, 68 MODY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST, KOWLOON

COMPLETED PREQUALIFICATION SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT IN NOT LATER THAN NOON ON SEPTEMBER 7.

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AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS "RGED TO HI LP

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PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY EOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR DAVID LAN, TODAY (FRIDAY) CALLED ON SHAM SHUI PO AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO ENCOURAGE THEIR PEERS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

SPEAKING AT THE DISTRICT’S JOINT AREA COMMITTEE RECEPTION, MR LAN SAID IN DOING SO, AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WOULD BE SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE AND WOULD HELP TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO SUPPORT NEXT YEAR’S ELECTIONS, TO THE LEGISLATE COUNCIL, MUNICIPAL COUNCILS AND DISTRICT BOARDS.

"THE SUCCESS OF THESE ELECTIONS WOULD DEPEND ON THE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF THE PUBLIC," HE SAID.

MR LAN POINTED OUT THAT THERE WERE AT PRESENT 1.6 MILLION REGISTERED VOTERS IN THF TERRITORY, WHICH WAS ABOUT 44 PER CENT OF THE ELIGIBLE POPULATION. THE RATIO FOR THE SHAM SHU1 PO DISTRICT WAS ABOUT THE SAME.

"IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO VOTE, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT ALL THREE ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAYS AND POLLING STATIONS WILL BE SET UP AT CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO FACILITATE VOTERS," MR LAN SAID.

"THE GOVERNMENT WILL LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN ON AUGUST 15 TO PUBLICISE THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE THROUGH VARIOUS CHANNELS, AND A GALA SHOW WILL BE STAGED AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE ON AUGUST 25.

"DISTRICT OFFICES WILL ORGANISE ACTIVITIES RANGING FROM TRAM AND BUS PARADES, EXHIBITIONS, VIDEO BROADCASTS AT CINEMAS AND MTR STATIONS, VISITS TO FACTORIES, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, MARKETS AND SHOPS TO LARGE SCALE VOTER REGISTRATION DAYS," HE ADDED.

MR LAN NOTED THAT LIKEWISE, THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD BE STAGING A SERIES OF PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING HOME VISITS AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLICITY MATERIALS.

"IN ADDITION, MEMBERS OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION AND DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF WILL VISIT 11 CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY AND FOR THE YOUTH IN THE DISTRICT TO EXPLAIN THE FUNCTIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCILS AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS AS WELL AS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ELECTIONS.

"THEY WILL PROVIDE ON THE SPOT REGISTRATION FOR THOSE INTERESTED," HE SAID.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO AREA COMMITTEES FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO DISTRICT AFFAIRS. AREA COMMITTEES, HE STRESSED, WERE AN IMPORTANT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY IN THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME.

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’’THE AREA COMMITTEES HOLD REGULAR MEETINGS TO DISCUSS LOCAL ISSUES, PROVIDING AN IMPORTANT LINK AND HELP ENHANCE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC,” MR LAN SAID.

TONIGHT’S JOINT RECEPTION WAS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 150 AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO MADE USE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE EXPERIENCES AND EXCHANGE VIEWS ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

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NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE OPENS IN CAUSEWAY BAY

A NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE IN CAUSEWAY BAY IS NOW OPEN TO RESIDENTS AND LOCAL GROUPS FOR HOLDING COMMUNITY AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

LOCATED AT 7 FOOK YUM ROAD, THE CENTRE HAS A 500-SEAT MULTI-PURPOSE HALL FITTED WITH A STAGE, PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM AND LIGHTING.

THE HALL CAN BE CONVERTED INTO THREE STANDARD BADMINTON COURTS.

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THE CENTRE ALSO HOUSES A CONFERENCE ROOM WHICH CAN BE USED FOR SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES.

THE FACILITIES ARE OPEN BETWEEN 10 AM TO 10 PM DAILY, EXCEPT ON SUNDAYS. BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 566 2011.

THE FOUR-STOREY BUILDING IS ALSO HOME TO THE EASTERN DISTRICT SUB-OFFICE, A SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY, A DAY NURSERY, AN EARLY EDUCATION CENTRE AND SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT OFFICES.

TH COMMUNITY CENTRE WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 12) BY EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEVE BARCLAY, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WELL BE FOLLOWED BY A VARIETY SHOW FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT CHILDREN’S CHOIR, BALLET AND POP SONGS. ADMISSION IS FREE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE CAUSEWAY BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 12) AT 7 FOOK YUM ROAD, ADJOINING HARBOUR HEIGHTS. THE CEREMONY WILL START AT 2.30 PM.

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SEMINAR ON VOLUNTEER * *

SERVICES FOR YOUNGSTERS » * * *

MORE THAN 170 YOUNGSTERS FROM EAST KOWLOON REGION, INCLUDING VOLUNTEERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND WORKERS, WILL ATTEND A SEMINAR ON VOLUNTEER SERVICES ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 12).

ORGANISED BY THE WORKING GROUP ON EAST KOWLOON REGIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE SEMINAR IS AIMED AT INCREASING YOUNG PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE OF AND ENCOURAGING THEIR PARTICIPATION IN VOLUNTEER SERVICES.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE SEMINAR WILL BE THE ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR LOK MAN-PAN.

THERE WILL BE TALKS BY A PRINCIPAL LECTURER OF THE HONG KONG CITY POLYTECHNIC, MRS AGNES YEUNG, AND A VOLUNTEER OF THE GROUP WORK UNIT OF KWUN TONG COMMUNITY CENTRE, MR MAN KA-WING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR ON VOLUNTEER SERVICES TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 12), BEGINNING AT: 9 AM AT THE FOUR SEASONS ROOM, NEW WORLD HOTEL, TSIM SHA TSUI.

A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION OFFICER WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR LAI WAN ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORKS

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THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE LAI WAN ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN LAI CHI KOK WHICH INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 230-METRE LONG CARRIAGEWAY AND ANCILLARY LANDSCAPING, DRAINAGE AND JUNCTION IMPROVEMENT WORKS.

A TENDER NOTICE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE PROJECT WILL IMPROVE BOTH THE VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC CIRCULATION AT LAI WAN ROAD TO COINCIDE WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE LAI CHI KOK PARK SPORTS COMPLEX, LAI CHI KOK PARK STAGE 1 AND THE KAU WAH KENG APPROACH ROAD.

CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST NEXT YEAR.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TSING YI BRIDGE *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT TSING YI BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 12) FROM 12.01 AM TO 2 AM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM FOR CARRYING OUT STRUCTURAL MONITORING WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURES, THE BRIDGE WILL BE RE-OPENED TO GENERAL TRAFFIC AT 10-MINUTE INTERVALS AND IMMEDIATELY FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES.

APPROPRIATE SIGNS WILL BE DISPLAYED AND POLICE OFFICERS

WILL

BE ON SITE TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN TUEN MUN *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE MIDDLE AND OUTERMOST LANES OF NORTHBOUND TSING WUN ROAD NEAR PUI TO ROAD, IN TUEN MUN, HAVE BEEN CLOSED TO FACILITATE ROAD REPAIR WORKS AS NECESSITATED BY A WATERMAIN BURST.

THE CLOSURE WILL LAST FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS.

DURING THIS PERIOD, THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES FROM TSING WUN ROAD ONTO PUI TO ROAD IS BANNED. VEHICLES ON NORTHBOUND TSING WUN ROAD HEADING FOR PUI TO ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA MING KUM ROAD, SHEK PAI TAU ROAD AND TSUN WEN ROAD.

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PROPOSED EXTENSION OF TAM KON SHAN ROAD

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THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO EXTEND TAM KON SHAN ROAD IN NORTH TSING YI FOR THE RELOCATION OF EXISTING BOATYARDS IN THE AREA.

A NOTICE ON THE PROPOSAL WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE PROPOSED WORKS INCLUDE EXTENSION OF TAM KON SHAN ROAD BY ABOUT 100 METRES WESTWARDS, AND ASSOCIATED LAND FORMATION, REPROVISIONING OF STAIRCASE, SLOPE AND DRAINAGE WORKS.

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THE WORKS ARE SCHEDULED TO START LATI THIS YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

KWAI TSING DISTRICT LAND OFFICE, 10TH-11TH FLOORS, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN;

KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 2 THIS YEAR.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

JULY WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL ..................................... 1

APPOINTMENTS TO MUNICIPAL SERVICES APPEALS BOARDS ..................... 3

TECHNOLOGICAL-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS CALL FOR BETTER EDUCATED WORKFORCE 4 ALL POSTAL SERVICES TO KUWAIT, IRAQ SUSPENDED ............................. 5

$42.4 MILLION PAID TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ........................ 5

SPECIAL ANTI-RABIES INOCULATION DIRVE IN FISHING PORTS ................ 6

YOUTH AMBASSADORS RETURN FROM UK TRIP .................................

BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR 'BEATING RETREAT' PERFORMANCES .................. 8

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ........................ 9

PREQUALIFICATION OF TENDERERS FOR LANDFILL PROJECT .................... 1°

DEADLINE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH PHOTO CONTEST ..................... 1°

TEMPORARY RADIO REBROADCASTING SYSTEM ................................. 11

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL AND CAUSEWAY BAY ...................... 12

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1990

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JULY WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL *****

JULY 1990 WAS WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL, ACCORDING TO THE MONTHLY WEATHER REPORT RELEASED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY TODAY (SATURDAY).

BOTH THE MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 29.0 DEGREES AND THE MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 01 20.9 DEGREES ARE THE SEVENTH HIGHEST EVER. THE MONTH WAS ALSO LESS HUMID THAN NORMAL WITH A MEAN RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 79 PER CENT. THIS IS THE NINTH LOWEST ON RECORD.

THE WEATHER WAS BASICALLY FINE EXCEPT FOR SHOWERS AND PERIODS OF RAIN BROUGHT BY AN UNSTABLE SOUTHWESTERLY AIRSTREAM IN MID-JULY AND BY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM TASHA TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH.

THE MONTHLY RAINFALL TOTAL WAS 268.0 MILLIMETRES, 15 PER CENT BELOW THE NORMAL OF 316.8 MILLIMETRES.

THE TOTAL RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 AMOUNTED TO 1,349.2 MILLIMETRES, THREE PER CENT ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 1,309.7 MILLIMETRES FOR THE SAME PERIOD.

CLOUD BANDS LEFT BEHIND BY TYPHOON PERCY LINGERED OVER THE TERRITORY ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH. THE WEATHER BECAME RIGHTER THE FOLLOWING DAY.

APART FROM SOME BRIEF SHOWERS, GENERALLY FINE AND HOT WEATHER PERSISTED FOR THE NEXT FOUR DAYS AS A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDED WESTWARDS FROM THE RYUKYU ISLANDS. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 33.3 DEGREES RECORDED ON JULY 5 IS THE HIGHEST REACHED SO FAR THIS YEAR.

SLIGHTLY HEAVIER SHOWERS FELL ON THE MORNING OF JULY 6. THEY PROVIDED A TEMPORARY RELIEF FROM THIS SPELL OF SUNNY AND HOT WEATHER AND THAT WHICH FOLLOWED AND CONTINUED TILL JULY 11.

FOLLOWING THE NORTHWARD PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM ROBYN OVER THE EAST CHINA SEA, ACTIVE SOUTHWEST MONSOON ENCROACHED UPON THE SOUTH CHINA COASTAL AREAS AND BROUGHT INCREASINGLY UNSETTLED CONDITIONS. THIS WAS THE REASON FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING AND EVENING OF JULY 12, WHICH OTHERWISE WAS FINE.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO AFFECT THE TERRITORY UNTIL JULY 15 WHEN AT LAST THE CLOUDS BROKE AND THE SUN SHONE THROUGH.

WITH A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDING IN FROM THE PACIFIC, THE WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS REVERTED TO A BASICALLY FINE THEME SPRINKLED WITH BRIEF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

THE SOUTH CHINA COASTAL AREAS CAME UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A FRESH EASTERLY AIRSTREAM FROM JULY 2 1 TO 23 AS AN AREA OF LOW-PRESSURE MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTH CHINA SEA TOWARDS VIETNAM.

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ALTHOUGH THERE WERE STILL LONG PERIODS OF SUNSHINE, THE SHOWERS WERE SLIGHTLY HEAVIER DURING THE PERIOD AND WERE ACCOMPANIED BY SOME THUNDERSTORMS ON JULY 21.

THE EASTERLIES MODERATED ON JULY 24 AND AFTER A BURST OF DOWNPOUR IN THE EARLY HOURS, THE WEATHER IMPROVED DURING THE DAY.

THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY TWO SUNNY AND RAIN-FREE DAYS BEFORE SOME THUNDERSTORMS TRIGGERED BY INTENSE DAY-HEATING RETURNED ON THE AFTERNOON OF JULY 27.

MEANWHILE, A MAJOR DISTURBANCE WAS BREWING OVER THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE SOUTH (HINA SEA. IT GRADUALLY INTENSIFIED TO A SEVERE TROPICAL STORM NAMED TASHA TOWARDS THE END OF THE MONTH.

LOCALLY , THE WEATHER WAS NOTICEABLY CLOUDIER AND THERE WERE SOME SQUALLS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON JULY 28 AND 29. AS TASHA ADOPTED A NORTHWARD TRACK AND MOVED TOWARDS THE SOUTH CHINA COAST ON JULY 30, THE WEATHER DETERIORATED FURTHER WITH PERIODS OF RAIN AND SQUALLS AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY WINDS.

WITH TASHA LANDING OVER EASTERN GUANGDONG AND WEAKENING, LOCAL WINDS GRADUALLY SUBSIDED ON JULY 31.

HOWEVER, DUE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MOIST SOUTHWESTERLIES TN THE WAKE OF TASHA, THE SQUALLY SHOWERS PERSISTED AND WERE HEAVY AND THUNDERY AT TIMES. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH, 23.8 DEGREES, OCCURRED EARLY THAT MORNING IN RAIN.

FOUR TROPICAL CYCLONES FORMED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IN JULY. DURING THE MONTH, TWO AIRCRAFT WERE

DIVERTED DUF TO ADVERSE WEATHER. THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT

ON JULY 3, 4, 12 TO 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 27 TO 29, AND 31. FLOOD

WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON JULY 13, 14 AND 31.

SIGNALS HOISTED DURING THE MONTH WERE AS FOLLOWS:

WEATHER DATE AND TIME DATE AND TIME

SYSTEM SIGNAL OF HOISTING OF LOWERING

SEVERE 9.20 AM JULY 30 1.45 PM

TROPICAL 1 JULY 28

STORM TASHA 3 JULY 30 1 .45 PM JULY 31 1.30 PM

THE MONTH'S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE:

TOTAL BRIGHT

SUNSHINE 248.0 HOURS ; 17.1 HOURS ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN DAILY GLOBAL 17.62 MJ/SQ. METRE ; 1.67 MJ/SQ. METRE

SOLAR RADIATION BELOW NORMAL

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TOTAL RAINFALL

MEAN AMOUNT OF CLOUD

MEAN RELATIVE HUMIDITY

MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE

MEAN AIR TEMPERATURE

MEAN DAILY MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE

MEAN DEW POINT

TOTAL EVAPORATION

268.0 MM

66 PER CENT

79 PER CENT

31.6 DEGREES CELSIUS

29.0 DEGREES CELSIUS

26.9 DEGREES CELSIUS

25.0 DEGREES CELSIUS

147.6 MM

; 48.8 MM BELOW NORMAL

; NORMAL

; 2 PER CENT LOWER THAN NORMAL

; NORMAL

; 0.4 DEGREE CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

; 0.6 DEGREE CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

; NORMAL

; 27.4 MM BELOW NORMAL

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APPOINTMENTS TO MUNICIPAL SERVICES APPEALS BOARDS » ♦ * ♦ ♦

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN, SECRETARY AND PANEL MEMBERS OF THE URBAN SERVICES APPEALS BOARD AND REGIONAL SERVICES APPEALS BOARD, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

THIS FOLLOWS THE ENACTMENT BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES APPEALS BOARDS ORDINANCE, WHICH CAME INTO EFFECT ON JULY 27.

’’THE TWO MUNICIPAL SERVICES APPEALS BOARDS ARE EMPOWERED TO REVIEW LICENSING DECISIONS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, A JOB PREVIOUSLY DONE BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"THE CHAIRMAN OF THE APPEALS BOARDS IS JUDGE ARTHUR LEONG, WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR ALONG WITH THE 23 PANEL MEMBERS. THREE PANEL MEMBERS WILL SERVE AT EACH BOARD MEETING," HE SAID.

"THE COMPOSITION OF THE APPEALS BOARDS IS INTENDED TO ENSURE THEIR IMPARTIALITY AND INDEPENDENCE," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"THE HEARINGS, MOREOVER, WILL NORMALLY BE CONDUCTED IN PUBLIC AND THE BOARDS WILL STATE IN WRITING REASONS FOR THEIR DECISIONS. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOARDS REPRESENTS A STEP TOWARDS A MORE OPEN SYSTEM FOR DEALING WITH APPEALS AGAINST DECISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL COUNCILS," HE SAID.

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”IT IS ENVISAGED THAT THE MID SEPTEMBER.

’’ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO FORM SENT TO HIM BY THE RELEVANT OF THE COUNCIL’S DECISION IN HIS

BOARDS WILL BEGIN HEARING APPEALS BY

SUBMIT AN APPEAL MAY DO SO ON A MUNICIPAL COUNCIL WHEN INFORMING HIM CASE,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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TECHNOLOGICAL-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS CALL FOR BETTER EDUCATED WORKFORCE *****

HONG KONG HAS PLANS TO EXPAND TERTIARY EDUCATION ON A MASSIVE SCALE MAINLY BECAUSE THE TERRITORY’S TECHNOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS CALL FOR A BETTER EDUCATED WORKFORCE.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR Y.T. LI, SAID THIS TODAY (SATURDAY) AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION EXHIBITION.

THE GOVERNOR, HE SAID, ANNOUNCED THESE PLANS LAST OCTOBER TO INCREASE THE PROVISION OF FIRST-YEAR, FIRST-DEGREE PLACES FROM ABOUT 7,000 IN 1990 TO ABOUT 15,000 IN 1995.

MR LI SAID THIS WOULD MEAN THAT THE PROVISION RATE OF FIRST DEGREE PLACES FOR THE RELEVANT AGE GROUP WOULD RISE FROM THE PRESENT EIGHT PER CENT TO 18 PER CENT BY THAT TIME.

’’DESPITE THIS EXPANSION, WE WILL CONTINUE TO ATTACH A GREAT DEAL OF IMPORTANCE TO THE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED TO HONG KONG STUDENTS FOR FURTHER STUDIES OVERSEAS,” HE SAID.

AUSTRALIA, HE SAID, IS ONE OF THE FAVOURITE COUNTRIES WITH HONG KONG STUDENTS AS IT IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY AND HAS THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING CLOSE TO THE OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES.

’’THE EXCELLENT QUALITY OF EDUCATION OFFERED BY AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTIONS IS WELL KNOWN AS IS THE FRIENDLINESS OF THE AUSTRLIAN PEOPLE,” HE ADDED.

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ALL POSTAL SERVICES TO KUWAIT,IRAQ SUSPENDED

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THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MISS ELLE SHUM, ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT DUE TO THE LATEST SITUATIONS IN THE GULF AREA, THE POST OFFICE IS UNABLE TO FORWARD MAILS TO KUWAIT AND IRAQ.

AS A RESULT, ALL POSTAL SERVICES TO KUWAIT AND IRAQ ARE NOW SUSPENDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE AS SOON AS SERVICES COULD BE RESUMED.

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$42.4 MILLION PAID TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT PAID OUT ABOUT $42.4 MILLION FROM THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANE (TAVA) FUND TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS OR THEIR DEPENDENTS IN 1988-89.

ACCORDING TO THE 1988-89 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TAVA FUND BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 6,289 APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE WERE RECEIVED IN THAT PERIOD, REPRESENTING A DECREASE OF 2.7 PER CENT AS COMPARED TO 6,466 APPLICATIONS IN 1987-88.

DURING THE YEAR, 5,629 OR 91.5 PER CENT OF THE 6,154 NEW CASES PROCESSED HAD PAYMENTS AUTHORISED. OF THE REMAINING APPLICATIONS, 466 OR 7.6 PER CENT WERE WITHDRAWN WHILE 59 OR 0.9 PER CENT WERE REJECTED.

THE TAVA SECTION OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HANDLED 46 SERIOUS TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN THE YEAR IN WHICH HEAVY CASUALTIES WERE INVOLVED.

THE ACCIDENT RESULTING IN THE LARGEST NUMBER OF CASUALTIES OCCURRED ON NOVERMBER 20, 1988 AT THE LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD, WHICH INVOLVED A TOURIST BUS.

DURING THE MISHAP, THREE ELDERLY PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 45 WERE INJURED. OF THESE CASULATIES, 35 WERE FOUND ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE AND A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $385,618 WAS AUTHORISED FOR PAYMENT.

THE HIGHEST SINGLE PAYMENT OF $59,800 IN THE YEAR WAS PAID TO THE FIVE SURVIVING DEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBERS OF A TAXI DRIVER WHO WAS KILLED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.

THE TAVA SCHEME, IN OPERATION SINCE MAY 1979, IS ONE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEMES ADMINISTERED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF PROVIDING SPEEDY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS, OR THEIR SURVIVING DEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE CASE OF DEATH, REGARDLESS OF THE MEANS OF THE FAMILY OR TO THE ELEMENT OF FAULT IN CAUSING THE ACCIDENT.

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TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE, AN APPLICATION MUST BE MADE WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE ACCIDENT, WHICH MUST HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO THE POLICE. IN THE CASE OF INJURY NOT CAUSING DEATH, AN APPLICANT MUST BE CERTIFIED BY A REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER TO REQUIRE AT LEAST THREE DAYS’ SICK LEAVE.

BENEFICIARIES UNDER THE SCHEME STILL RETAIN THE RIGHT TO MAKE CLAIMS FOR LEGAL DAMAGES OR COMPENSATION FROM OTHER SOURCES IN THE USUAL WAY. THOSE WHO RECEIVE OTHER DAMAGES OR COMPENSATION IN RESPECT OF THE SAME TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ARE REQUIRED TO REPAY THE AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE THEY HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED FROM THE SCHEME, BUT IN ANY CASE THE AMOUNT TO BE REPAID SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGES OR COMPENSATION AWARDED.

APPLICATION CAN BE MADE EITHER IN PERSON OR THROUGH THE POST. SPECIFIED APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SECTIONS OF THE POLICE DISTRICT TRAFFIC FORMATIONS, DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, OR AT THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SECTION OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AT 15 WATSON ROAD, VICTORIA CENTRE, FIRST FLOOR, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG.

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SPECIAL ANTI-RABIES INOCULATION DRIVE IN FISHING PORTS

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL LAUNCH A SPECIAL DOG INOCULATION DRIVE IN FISHING PORTS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS SO THAT FISHERMEN CAN HAVE THEIR DOGS IMMUNISED AGAINST RABIES.

THE DRIVE, A REGULAR EXERCISE LAUNCHED SINCE 1980, IS INTENDED TO HELP FISHERMEN WHO FIND LITTLE TIME TO TAKE THEIR DOGS TO AN INOCULATION CENTRE OR A GOVERNMENT KENNEL FOR INOCULATION.

STARTING FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 13), THE DEPARTMENT’S MOBILE DOG INOCULATION TEAMS WILL GO TO THE TERRITORY’S SEVEN FISHING PORTS ONE AFTER THE OTHER AND MAKE BOAT-TO-BOAT VISITS BETWEEN 10 AM TO 4 PM DAILY. THE WHOLE OPERATION WILL LAST FOR SEVEN WORKING DAYS UNTIL AUGUST 23.

THEY WILL VISIT THE FISHING PORTS IN CASTLE PEAK BAY AND ABERDEEN ON AUGUST 13 AND 14; SAI KUNG, CHEUNG CHAU AND SAM MUN TSAI ON AUGUST 15 AND 16; SHA TAU KOK ON AUGUST 17; AND SHAU KEI WAN ON AUGUST 22 AND 23.

THE DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER, DR K.S. LO, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT THE DRIVE IS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CONTINUING EFFORTS TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF RABIES IN HONG KONG.

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"THE TERRITORY REGAINED THE RABIES-FREE AREA STATUS ON JULY 10 LAST YFXR BY HAVING SUCCESSFULLY PREVENTED THE OUTBREAK OF ANY INDIGENOUS RABIES CASE SINCE JULY 10, 1987," HE NOTED.

NEVERTHELESS, HE STRESSED THAT RABIES WAS A DEADLY DISEASE TRANSMISSIBLE FROM ANIMALS TO HUMAN. DOGS ON FISHING VESSELS ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE BECAUSE OF THEIR POSSIBLE CONTACTS WITH OTHER ANIMALS OUTSIDE HONG KONG.

"IT IS, THEREFORE, IMPORTANT THAT FISHERMEN’S DOGS ARE INOCULATED AGAINST THE DISEASE AT LEAST EVERY THREE YEARS TO KEEP UP THEIR IMMUNITY," DR LO ADDED.

HE URGED FISHERMEN WHO OWN DOGS TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE SPECIAL INOCULATION SERVICE.

"THE DRIVE WAS STARTED IN 1980. SINCE THEN, A TOTAL OF 3,878 DOGS OWNED BY FISHERMEN HAVE BEEN INOCULATED,” HE SAID.

UNDER THE DOGS AND CATS ORDINANCE, ALL DOGS OVER FIVE MONTHS ARE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND INOCULATED AGAINST RABIES. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RENDER THE OWNER LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5,000 AND SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT.

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YOUTH AMBASSADORS RETURN FROM UK TRIP ******

FIVE YOUTH AMBASSADORS FROM HONG KONG HAVE RETURNED FROM A SUCCESSFUL AND REWARDING TRIP TO THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE TRIP WAS THE PRIZE IN A FIGHT YOUTH CRIME COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE.

THE FIVE WINNERS, ALL GIRLS IN THEIR LATE TEENS, RETURNED TO HONGKONG YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), BRINGING BACK WITH THEM TREASURED MEMORIES OF EVENTS AND PEOPLE THAT FILLED UP THEIR 19-DAY VISIT TO LONDON, GLASGOW, EDINBURGH AND MANCHESTER.

APART FROM SIGHT-SEEING PROGRAMMES WHICH COVERED MOST OF THE MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND WHICH WILL PROVIDE TOPICS FOR CONVERSATIONS FOR DAYS TO COME, THE GIRLS COULD BOAST A UNIQUE KIND OF EXPERIENCE WHICH AN ORDINARY TOURIST WILL LACK.

AS HONG KONG’S YOUNG CRIME FIGHTERS, THEY WERE RECEIVED BY THE LOCAL POLICE FORMATIONS AT THE FOUR CITIES.

THEY WERE INTRODUCED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE CHIEFS AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE POLICE WORK IN THESE PLACES.

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TO THE GIRLS, . VFJ<, THE MOST MEMORABLE EVENT DURING THE TRIP WAS THEIR MEET i . WITH HRH PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, HONORARY COMMANDANT GENERAL OE THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, AT ST JAMES PALACE.

ANOTHER EVENT OF WHICH THEY WERE ALSO VERY PROUD WAS A VISIT TO A HOME FOR THE ELDERLY CHINESE IN MANCHESTER. THE OLD FOLKS THERE COULD HARDLY BELIEVE THAT THE YOUNG AND ENERGETIC VISITORS HAD ACTUALLY TRAVELLED ALL THE WAY FROM HONG KONG TO BRING THEM WARMTH AND COMFORT.

THE TOUCHING SCENE AT THE LOME WOULD BE SOMETHING FOR BOTH GENERATIONS TO REMEMBER FOR A LONG TIME, SAID POLICE CHIEF INSPECTOR, MR RAYMOND CHENG, WHO WAS ONE OF THE TWO CHAPERONES DURING THE TRIP.

WHILE PLEASED TO BE HOME AGAIN THE GIRLS ARE FEELING A BIT SAD THAT THE TRIP HAS CONE TO AN END. THE TRIP WILL BE AN IMPORTANT CHAPTER IN THEIR LIVES, ONE THAT WILL BE FONDLY REVIEWED FROM TIME TO TIME.

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BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR ’BEATING RETREAT’ PERFORMANCES ♦ * * * *

SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCES OF "BEATING RETREAT" - A MAJOR ACTIVITY JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) AND THE HONG KONG ISLAND 221ST SCOUT GROUP, WILL BE STAGED AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14.

THIS IS A FUND RAISING EVENT FOR THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

ADMISSION TICKETS AT $10 EACH WILL BE ON SALE FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 13) AT ALL URBTIX OUTLETS.

THE MAIN PERFORMERS OF "BEATING RETREAT" ARE A GROUP OF TRAINING CENTRE INMATES OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND 221ST SCOUT GROUP WHO WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR MUSIC TALENT AND MAGNIFICENT MARCHING DISPLAY.

THERE WILL ALSO BE PERFORMANCES BY THE 141ST ISLAND RANGER SERVICE UNIT.

SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (YOUNG OFFENDERS), MR PANG SUNG-YUEN, SAID THE CSD ALWAYS ENCOURAGES YOUNG INMATES TO TAKE PART IN SCOUTING ACTIVITIES.

"IT HAS ALL ALONG AT BEEN OUR HOPE TO HELP THE INMATES DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIALS, CULTIVE THEIR SELF-CONFIDENCE, AND APPRECIATE THE MEANING OF DISCIPLINE AND TEAM SPIRIT THROUGH SCOUTING MOVEMENT," HE SAID.

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APPEALING FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT TO THE EVENT, MR PANG NOTED THAT THIS YEAR’S ’’BEATING RETREAT” HAD SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR INMATE SCOUTS BECAUSE THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME IT WAS ORGANISED FOR CHARITY FUND RAISING.

’’YOUR PRESENCE AT THE PERFORMANCES WILL NOT ONLY SIGNIFY YOUR SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST, BUT ALSO YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT TO THESE YOUNG PERFORMERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRYING THEIR BEST TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THIS OCCASION,” HE ADDED.

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CERTIFICATE COURSE IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

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THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TRAINERS AND INSTRUCTORS TO APPLY FOR ENROLMENT IN A CERTIFICATE COURSE IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT WITH OVERSEAS RECOGNITION.

THE PART-TIME COURSE, STARTING IN OCTOBER, IS DESIGNED TO MEET THE GROWING DEMAND FOR SYSTEMATIC AND EFFECTIVE TRAINING IN HONG KONO, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN TO OPTIMISE THE USE OF RESOURCES AND DESIGN TRAINING COURSES GEARED TO THE REAL NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THEIR ORGANISATIONS AND WORKFORCE, HE SAID.

ON COMPLETING THE COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE WHICH QUALIFIES THEM TO APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE INSTITUTE OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SERVING TRAINERS AND INSTRUCTORS WHO HAVE COMPLETED FORM 5 AND HAVE KNOWLEDGE ON BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES CAN APPLY FOR THE COURSE.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE AT 373 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WAN CHAI.

APPLICATION WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 27. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 574 5311 .

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PREQUALIFICATION OF TENDERERS FOR LANDFILL PROJECT

CONTRACTORS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A PREQUALIFICATION EXERCISE FOR TENDERING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PILLAR POINT VALLEY LANDFILL IN CASTLE PEAK.

THE PROPOSED WORKS COMPRISE LANDFILLING OF APPROXIMATELY THREE MILLION TONNES OF REFUSE, EXCAVATION OF OVER 1.1 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF SOFT MATERIALS FROM BORROW AREA, PROGRESSIVE PLACEMENT OF INTERIM SOIL COVER TO PART OF THE LANDFILL SITE AND THE ASSOCIATED ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS.

THE CONTRACT PERIOD IS 36 MONTHS AND THE CONTRACTOR IS ANTICIPATED TO OPERATE THE LANDFILL SITE TO HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS.

TENDERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE INVITED IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR FROM THE PREQUALIFIED CONTRACTORS.

CONTRACTORS ON THE APPROVED CONTRACTORS FOR PUBLIC WORKS LIST I IN GROUP C, OR ON THE APPROVED CONTRACTORS LIST II, OR OTHER LOCAL CONTRACTORS NOT ON THE APPROVED CONTRACTORS LISTS BUT WITH RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND REPUTATION IN UNDERTAKING THE OPERATION OF LARGE LANDFILL SITES ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR THE PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS.

THEY CAN APPLY TO THE CHIEF ENGINEER (DEVELOPMENT AND AIRPORT), CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT, SEVENTH FLOOR, EMPIRE CENTRE, 68 MODY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

COMPLETED PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS DIRECTED NOT LATER THAN NOON ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 31.

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DEADLINE FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH PHOTO CONTEST

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PHOTOGRAPHY ENTHUSIASTS WISHING TO TAKE PART IN THE "ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH PHOTO CONTEST" ARE TODAY (SATURDAY) REMINDED TO SUBMIT THEIR ENTRIES BEFORE THE DEADLINE ON AUGUST 24.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISER, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SAID THE CONTEST AIMS TO ENHANCE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ON HEALTH THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION.

COINCIDING WITH THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S WORLD HEALTH DAY, "OUR PLANET, OUR HEALTH”, THE CONTEST ALSO ATMS TO INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE IN THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH.

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ENTRIES SHOULD SHOW ORIGINALITY AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO ILLUSTRATE THE THEME OF THE CONTEST.

EACH ENTRY SHOULD MEASURE 20.3 CENTIMETRES BY 25.4 CENTIMETRES AND SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A SUBTITLE OF NOT MORE THAN 15 WORDS.

PUBLISHED OR TO BE PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS OR SLIDES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

THE WINNER OF THE COMPETITION WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY, A CAMERA AND $2,000 IN CASH. THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP WILL EACH RECEIVE A CASH PRIZE OF $1,500 AND $1,000 RESPECTIVELY.

INFORMATION LEAFLETS ON THE CONTEST ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT, SOUTHORN CENTRE, SEVENTH FLOOR, HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI;

YUNG FUNG SHEE HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE, CHA KWO LING ROAD, KWUN TONG;

SHA TIN HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE, LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE, SHA TIN;

» HOOVER COLOUR PHOTO SERVICE LIMITED, STANLEY STREET, CENTRAL AND OI MAN COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, 01 MAN ESTATE; AND

t SHRIRO (HK) LIMITED NIKON CAMERA SHOWROOM, HUTCHISON HOUSE, CENTRAL.

FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING 835 1820, 727 8227 OR 697 3211 EXT. 213.

THE CONTEST IS SPONSORED BY DOWIN INVESTMENT LIMITED (ORIENTAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER SOLE AGENT) AND SHRIRO (HK) LIMITED (NIKON CAMERA SOLE AGENT).

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TEMPORARY RADIO REBROADCASTING SYSTEM * * ♦ ♦ »

MOTORISTS TRAVELLING INSIDE THE LION ROCK AND ABERDEEN TUNNELS MANAGED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL NOW BE ABLE TO RECEIVE TRAFFIC BULLETINS FOLLOWING THE INSTALLATION OF TEMPORARY RADIO REBROADCASTING SYSTEM.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT EMERGENCY TRAFFIC SITUATION IN THE TUNNEL AREA COULD ALSO BE RELAYED BY TUNNEL CONTROL STAFF TO MOTORISTS THROUGH RTHK’S TRAFFIC CHANNEL NOW BEING BROADCAST ON AM 621 KILOHERTZ.

A PERMANENT REBROADCASTING SYSTEM WOULD BE INSTALLED BY EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL AND CAUSEWAY BAY

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE SECTION OF ABERDEEN STREET BETWEEN CAINE ROAD AND STAUNTON STREET IN CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 13) TO AUGUST 18 TO FACILITATE THE PAVING OF ANTI-SKID MATERIAL.

IN CAUSEWAY BAY, THE SECTION OF THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF YEE WO STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION AT PATERSON STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY FOR ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS TO FACILITATE TRAM TRACK RENEWAL WORKS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY ON THE ABOVE SECTION OF YEE WO STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY CANCELLED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL.: 842 8777

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS FOR JUNE RELEASED ........................... 1

ENCOURAGING RESPONSE TO 1989/90 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY .......... 8

NEW ELECTRICITY LEGISLATION OUTLINED .................................. 9

YOUNGSTERS URGED TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN VOLUNTEER SERVICES ........ 10

SPECIALLY-DESIGNED TEXTBOOKS FOR YOUNG INMATES ........................ 10

SURVEY TO ASSESS RESIDENTS' CIVIC AWARENESS ........................... 12

BOOKMARK DESIGN COMPETITION IN MONG KOK ............................... 13

DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSES ON A HIGH NOTE ................. 13

NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR EASTERN DISTRICT ............................. I4

DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY MARK SIX SCHEME ................................. I4

POLYTECHNIC DEVELOPMENT ON COMMITTEE AGENDA ........................... I5

DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS ............................

FISHING SEASON TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH IN RESERVOIRS ...................... 16

1,280 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN JULY .............................. I7

MORE FINES FOR LABOUR OFFENCES ........................................ i8

NEW I.D. CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN BETWEEN 1947-50 ......................... 19

WATER CUT IN SHEUNG KWAI CHUNG ........................................ 20

CROSS HARBOUR BUS USERS URGED TO CO-OPERATE IN SURVEY ................. 20

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT .............................. 21

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN SHA TIN ..................................... 21

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EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS FOR JUNE RELEASED

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TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE IN JUNE 1990 STOOD AT $105,061 MILLION, REPRESENTING A GROWTH OF 6 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1989, ACCORDING TO THE DETAILED FIGURES ON THE VALUE OF TRADE IN JUNE 1990 RELEASED TODAY (SUNDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY 1 PER CENT TO $18,845 MILLION, WHILE THAT OF REEXPORTS ROSE BY 14 PER CENT TO $34,195 MILLION. THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS INCREASED BY 9 PER CENT TO $53,041 MILLION. THE VALUE OF IMPORTS INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT TO $52,021 MILLION.

THE VALUE OF TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 STOOD AT $575,467 MILLION, INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY 1 PER CENT TO $100,538 MILLION, WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 14 PER CENT TO $183,096 MILLION. THUS, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS INCREASED BY 8 PER CENT TO $283,635 MILLION. THE VALUE OF IMPORTS INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT TO $291,833 MILLION.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO 10 MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

COMPARING JUNE 1990 WITH JUNE 1989, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, CHINA AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY INCREASED BY 25 PER CENT, 15 PER CENT, 13 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. HOWEVER, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, THE USA, FRANCE AND JAPAN DECREASED BY 22 PER CENT, 13 PER CENT, 9 PER CENT, 8 PER CENT AND 5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CANADA DECREASED BY 20 PER CENT AND 14 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN, FRANCE, THE USA AND THE NETHERLANDS ALSO DECREASED IN VALUE TERMS BY 8 PER CENT, 6 PER CENT, 5 PER CENT AND 2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

HOWEVER, SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE RECORDED FOR THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO TAIWAN AND SINGAPORE, BY 51 PER CENT AND 22 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS.

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COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED FOR TOBACCO AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURES (BY $585 MILLION OR 68 PER CENT); ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $309 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT); TEXTILES (BY $246 MILLION OR 3 PER CENT); AND CLOTHING (BY $173 MILLION OR 1 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE RECORDED FOR MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (BY $923 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT) AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $556 MILLION OR 6 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM 10 MAJOR SUPPLIERS ARE SUMMARISED IN TABLE 3.

COMPARING JUNE 1990 WITH JUNE 1989, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM SWITZERLAND AND CHINA INCREASED BY 28 PER CENT AND 11 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THOSE FROM THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, TAIWAN, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND JAPAN INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT, 3 PER CENT, 2 PER CENT AND 1 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS RESPECTIVELY. HOWEVER, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM THE USA, SINGAPORE, THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND ITALY DECREASED BY 14 PER CENT, 9 PER CENT, 2 PER CENT AND 1 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM CHINA, THE USA AND SWITZERLAND INCREASED BY 16 PER CENT, 13 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THOSE FROM ITALY, TAIWAN AND SINGAPORE INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT, 3 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. HOWEVER, IMPORTS FROM JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND THE UNITED KINGDOM DECREASED IN VALUE TERMS BY 5 PER CENT, 5 PER CENT, 5 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

TABLE 4 SHOWS THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE OF IMPORTS OF THE MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, CONSIDERABLE INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF IMPORTS WERE RECORDED FOR CLOTHING (BY $4,281 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT); MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (BY $3,434 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2,536 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT); AND TEXTILES (BY $907 MILLION OR 3 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF IMPORTS WERE REGISTERED FOR IRON AND STEEL (BY $1,466 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT) AND TEXTILE FIBRES AND THEIR WASTES (BY $1,211 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO HONG KONG’S 10 MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 5.

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO MOST MAJOR MARKETS INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS IN JUNE 1990 OVER JUNE 1989.

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SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED FOR THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THE USA, CANADA, SINGAPORE AND TAIWAN, BY 46 PER CENT, 24 PER CENT, 22 PER CENT, 21 PER CENT AND 21 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

THOSE TO FRANCE, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CHINA ALSO INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS, BY 15 PER CENT, 11 PER CENT AND 8 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. HOWEVER, THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND JAPAN DECREASED BY 14 PER CENT AND 8 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, RE-EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, FRANCE, CANADA, THE USA, TAIWAN, SINGAPORE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN VALUE TERMS, BY 51 PER CENT, 32 PER CENT, 28 PER CENT, 28 PER CENT, 24 PER CENT, 24 PER CENT AND 20 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

THOSE TO JAPAN INCREASED BY 3 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS. HOWEVER, THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA BOTH DECREASED BY 4 PER CENT.

TABLE 6 SHOWS THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS OF THE MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989, CONSIDERABLE INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED FOR MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (BY $5,940 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT); CLOTHING (BY $4,622 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $3,157 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT); AND TEXTILES (BY $1,160 MILLION OR 6 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS WERE RECORDED FOR TEXTILE FIBRES AND THEIR WASTES (BY $1,299 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT) AND MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (BY $898 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

ALL THE TRADE STATISTICS DESCRIBED 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 IN JUNE 1990 WILL BE RELEASED IN EARLY SEPTEMBER 1990.

DETAILED STATISTICS ON TRADE VALUE BY COMMODITY AND BY COUNTRY ARE PUBLISHED IN TRADE STATISTICS REPORTS. THE JUNE 1990 ISSUE OF THE "HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE" WITH DETAILED ANALYSES ON IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN JUNE 1990 WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SALE AROUND AUGUST 16 AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL AT $27 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT FRENCH MISSION BUILDING, 1 BATTERY PATH, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. 842 8802) AND ENQUIRIES ON TRADE STATISTICS TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. 823 4915).

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TABLE 1: DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO 10 MAJOR MARKETS

JUN JUN 90 JAN-JUN JAN-JUN 90

MAJOR MARKET 1990 OVER JUN 89 1990 OVER JAN-JUN 89

(HKD MN.) ( % ) (HKD MN.) ( % )

U.S.A. 5,714 - 9 29,750 - 5

CHINA 4,131 + 13 21,328 + 4

F.R. OF GERMANY 1,439 + 12 7,324 + 3

U.K. 1,009 - 22 5,523 - 20

JAPAN 951 - 5 5,276 - 8

SINGAPORE 597 + 25 3,244 + 22

TAIWAN 418 + 15 2,782 + 51

CANADA 491 - 13 2,505 - 14

NETHERLANDS 400 * 2,214 - 2

FRANCE 300 - 8 1,688 - 6

♦ DENOTES LESS THAN 0.5%

TABLE 2: DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF THE MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS

COMMODITY DIVISION JUN 1990 (HKD MN.) JUN 90 OVER JUN 89 ( % ) JAN-JUN 1990 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUN 90 OVER JAN-JUN 89 ( % )

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 6,291 - 1 30,209 + 1

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MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED

ARTICLES (MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES) 2,012 - 16 0 12,080

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 1,879 + 23 9,111

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 1,424 + 4 8,101

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF 1,358 - 4 8,048

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 1,424 + 1 7,541

TABLE 3: IMPORTS FROM 10 MAJOR SUPPLIERS

MAJOR SUPPLIER JUN « 1990 (HKD MN.) JUN 90 OVER JUN 89 ( % ) JAN-JUN 1990 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUN 90 OVER JAN-JUN 89 ( % )

CHINA 19,219 + 11 103,424 + 16

JAPAN 8,778 + 1 46,045 - 5

U.S.A. 4,055 - 14 26,218 + 13

TAIWAN 4,508 + 3 26,158 + 3

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2,390 - 2 13,269 - 5

SINGAPORE 1,748 - 9 11,250 + 3

F.R. OF GERMANY 1,220 ♦ 5 6,607 - 5

U.K. 1,116 + 2 6,499 - 3

SWITZERLAND 979 + 28 5,303 + 12

ITALY 830 - 1 5,184 + 5

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TABLE 4: IMPORTS OF THE MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS

JUN JUN 90 JAN-JUN JAN-JUN 90

COMMODITY 1990 OVER 1990 OVER

DIVISION JUN 89 JAN-JUN 89

(HKD MN.) ( % ) (HKD MN.) ( % )

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND + 3

RELATED PRODUCTS 6,503 - 4 36,903

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF 5,220 + 4 29,296 + 3

ARTICLES OF APPAREL 23

AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 4,529 + 25 23,154 +

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 3,963 + 13 21,675 + 13

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES,TOYS,GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS) 3,864 + 16 19,918 + 21

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 2,927 + 22 15,033 + 3

TABLE 5: RE-EXPORTS TO 10 MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JUN 1990 (HKD MN.) JUN 90 OVER JUN 89 ( % ) JAN-JUN 1990 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUN 90 OVER JAN-JUN 89 ( % )

CHINA 9,487 + 8 50,212 - 4

U.S.A. 7,799 + 24 38,029 + 28

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JA 'AN 1,753 7 - 8 10,509 4 3

TAIV. AN 1,707 4 21 10,121 4 24

F.R. 01 GERMANY 1,615 4 46 8,661 4 51

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 1,028 - 14 6,493 4

SINGAPORE 1,082 4- 21 6,230 4 24

U.K. 928 4 11 4,672 + 20

CANADA 594 4 22 2,969 4 28

FRANCE 475 4 15 2,820 4 32

TABLE 6: RE-EXPORTS OF THE MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS

COMMODITY DIVISION (H JUN 1990 KD MN.) JUN 90 OVER JUN 89 ( % ) JAN-JUN 1990 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUN 90 OVER JAN-JUN 89

( % )

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES,TOYS,GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS) 4,545 4 22 22,287 4 36

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 3,887 4 1 21,410 4 6

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 4,139 4 34 20,309 4 29

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF 3» 142 4 20 17,957 4 10

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 2,868 4 25 15,268 4 26

TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS 1,311 4 20 7,132 4 30

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ENCOURAGING RESPONSE TO 1989/90 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY » * » » i *

THE 1989/90 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY HAS BEEN MAKING GOOD PROGRESS. THE SURVEY WHICH STARTED IN LAST OCTOBER WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.

THE YEAR-LONG SURVEY IS JOINTLY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AND THE HANG SENG BANK LIMITED.

UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG IS COLLECTED BY INTERVIEWERS DURING THE SURVEY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SAID: "THE RESPONSE TO THE SURVEY HAS SO FAR BEEN VERY ENCOURAGING. BY THE END OF JULY, SOME 3,900 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE SURVEY."

THE SPOKESMAN WOULD LIKE TO THANK THOSE PARTICIPATING HOUSEHOLDS FOR THEIR COOPERATION IN PROVIDING THE INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR THE SURVEY. HE ALSO APPEALS TO ALL HOUSEHOLDS TO COOPERATE FULLY IF THEY WERE SELECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE SURVEY IN THE COMING TWO MONTHS.

FOR HOUSEHOLDS WHICH ARE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PURPOSES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE SURVEY, COPIES OF A FEATURE ARTICLE ON THE SURVEY WOULD BE SENT TO THE HOUSEHOLDS TOGETHER WITH THE NOTIFICATION LETTERS.

"IN ORDER TO ATTAIN A HIGHER RESPONSE RATE, INTERVIEWERS WOULD NEED TO VISIT SELECTED HOUSEHOLDS OUTSIDE NORMAL WORKING HOURS. MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLDS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK CAREFULLY THE IDENTITY CARDS, ISSUED EITHER BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT OR THE HANG SENG BANK LIMITED, OF THE INTERVIEWERS BEFORE ADMITTING THEM INTO THEIR HOUSES," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"DATA SUPPLIED BY INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLDS WOULD BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY WOULD ONLY BE PUBLISHED IN SUMMARY FORM,” THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

A NEW SERIES OF CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES BASED ON THE SURVEY RESULTS WILL BE COMPILED AND IS EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED IN APRIL NEXT YEAR.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TEL. 823 4968 OR 823 5065 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

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NEW ELECTRICITY LEGISLATION OUTLINED » ♦ * * »

REGISTRATION OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS WILL COMMENCE FROM NOVEMBER 2 FOLLOWING THE ENACTMENT OF THE ELECTRICITY (REGISTRATION) REGULATIONS 1990 EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE REGISTRATION OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS BY NOVEMBER 1991.

ADDRESSING THE ANNUAL DINNER OF THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIANCES TRADE WORKERS UNION THIS (SUNDAY) EVENING, THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES, MR KWOK PING-KI, OUTLINED THE FEATURES OF THE NEW ELECTRICITY LEGISLATION.

"IN THE PAST, THERE WAS NO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT FOR ELECTRICAL WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT UNDER PROPER SUPERVISION.

"THIS HAS RESULTED IN SUBSTANDARD ELECTRICAL WORK AND A LACK OF PROTECTION FOR CONSUMERS," MR KWOK SAID.

TO ENSURE ELECTRICAL WORK WOULD ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN BY QUALIFIED PEOPLE, ALL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND WORKERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER WITH ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AFTER MEETING CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS, HE SAID.

UNDER THIS REGISTRATION SYSTEM, ONLY REGISTERED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS MAY BE EMPLOYED TO UNDERTAKE ELECTRICAL WORK.

IN TURN, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENGAGE REGISTERED ELECTRICAL WORKERS WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO CARRY OUT THE WORK.

"IN AROUND MID 1992, THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT THAT ELECTRICAL WORK ON FIXED ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS CAN ONLY BE CARRIED OUT OR SUPERVISED BY REGISTERED CONTRACTORS AND WORKERS WILL BE BROUGHT INTO EFFECT," MR KWOK SAID.

TO MAKE THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY AND THE PUBLIC FULLY FAMILIAR WITH THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, A SERIES OF PUBLICITY PROGRAMME WILL BE LAUNCHED SHORTLY, HE ADDED.

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YOUNGSTERS URGED TO ACTIVELY *

PARTICIPATE IN VOLUNTEER SERVICES ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

THE ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR LOK MAN-PAN, TODAY (SUNDAY) CALLED ON YOUNGSTERS TO ACTIVELY TAKE PART IN VOLUNTEER SERVICES.

HE MADE THE APPEAL WHEN ADDRESSING THE OPENING OF A SEMINAR ON VOLUNTEER SERVICES ORGANISED BY THE SWD ’ S WORKING GROUP ON EAST KOWLOON REGIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

’’YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE FACING MORE CHALLENGES AS HONG KONG UNDERGOES RAPID CHANGES IN THE 90’S,” HE SAID.

’’THEREFORE, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES HAVE BEEN ORGANISING VARIOUS TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR YOUNGSTERS IN AN EFFORT TO ENHANCE THEIR SOCIAL AWARENESS AND SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY.”

MR LOK NOTED THAT MORE AND MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TOOK PART IN VOLUNTARY SERVICES IN RECENT YEARS, ADDING THAT THIS SHOULD BE COMMENDED.

HE URGED THE PARTICIPANTS TO MAKE BETTER USE OF THEIR LEISURE TIME BY TAKING PART IN VOLUNTARY SERVICES.

MORE THAN 170 YOUNGSTERS FROM THE EAST KOWLOON REGION, COMPRISING VOLUNTEERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND WORKERS, ATTENDED TODAY’S SEMINAR, WHICH INCLUDED GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND TALKS BY A PRINCIPAL LECTURER OF HONG KONG CITY POLYTECHNIC, MRS AGNES YEUNG, AND A VOLUNTEER OF THE GROUP WORK UNIT OF KWUN TONG COMMUNITY CENTRE, MR MAN KA-WING.

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THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) HAS MADE A TREMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT IN ITS EDUCATION SERVICE TO YOUNG INMATES BY PRODUCING A SET OF INNOVATIVE TEXTBOOKS FOR THEM.

THIS, IN RETURN, HAS RAISED THE INMATES’ LEARNING ATTITUDE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES.

THE SET OF TEXTBOOKS, WHICH CONSISTS OF 108 BOOKLETS ON THREE SUBJECTS - CHINESE LANGUAGE, ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS, WAS TAILOR-MADE FOR INMATES WITH AN EDUCATION LEVEL RANGING FROM PRIMARY 3 TO FORM 3.

ACCORDING TO SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (YOUNG OFFENDERS), MR PANG SUNG-YUEN, THE LACK OF SUITABLE TEACHING MATERIALS HAD BEEN ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE PROBLEMS IN PROVIDING EDUCATION SERVICE TO THE INMATES.

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"THE TEXTBOOKS YOU FIND IN BOOKSHOPS ARE ONLY CATERED FOR ORDINARY STUDENTS, THEIR CONTENTS ARE NOT THAT RELATED TO THE LIFE OF THE INMATES WHO ARE COMPARATIVELY OLDER AND HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE IN LIFE," MR PANG SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT DECIDED IN 1986 TO PRODUCE ITS OWN TEXTBOOKS WITH CONTENTS RELEVANT TO THE PRACTICAL LIFE.

MR PANG BELIEVED THE INMATES WOULD FIND THESE TEXTBOOKS MORE INTERESTING AND STIMULATING THAN THE OTHER ORDINARY TEXTBOOKS.

"THE INMATES WERE ACTUALLY INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION OF THESE BOOKS SUCH AS TYPESETTING AND PRINTING AND THE WORK GIVES THEM A SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT," HE SAID.

MR PANG ALSO SAID A SURVEY BY THE DEPARTMENT HAD REVEALED THAT THERE HAD BEEN AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE LEARNING ATTITUDE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES OF THE INMATES SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE CSD TEXTBOOKS.

ON FUTURE PRODUCTION PLANS, HE SAID THE DEPARTMENT HAD SET UP A CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT TEAM IN MAY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OTHER TEACHING MATERIALS AND UPDATING THE CURRENT TEXTBOOKS.

THE TEAM HAD RECENTLY STARTED PRODUCING A SET OF BASIC ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOKS FOR THE INMATES WHO WERE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA AND THESE BOOKS WOULD BE PRINTED IN SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTERS FOR EASY READING, HE ADDED.

A CSD SENIOR MASTER RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING THE PRODUCTION OF THE TEXTBOOKS, MR CHEUNG KAI-KWONG, DESCRIBED THE PROJECT AS "INNOVATIVE".

MR CHEUNG SAID ONE PROMINENT FEATURE OF THE TEXTBOOKS WAS THAT THEY WERE BASED ON "ACADEMIC MONTHS", RATHER THAN "ACADEMIC YEARS" AS ADOPTED BY ORDINARY TEXTBOOKS.

"THE PURPOSE IS TO SUIT THE VARYING EDUCATION LEVELS AND PRISON TERMS OF THE INMATES," HE EXPLAINED.

THE TEXTBOOKS ARE TO SERVE SIX DIFFERENT EDUCATION LEVELS. AN INMATE STUDYING FOR A PARTICULAR LEVEL WOULD NEED TO FINISH SIX BOOKS, ONE IN EVERY MONTH.

THAT IS TO SAY, AN INMATE MAY NEED UP TO THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE 36 TEXTBOOKS OF A PARTICULAR SUBJECT AND REACH FORM 3 STANDARD IF HE /SHE STARTED FROM THE LOWEST LEVEL OF PRIMARY 3.

MR CHEUNG SAID IT TOOK THEM THREE YEARS TO PRODUCE THE TEXTBOOKS.

"WE HAVE A VERY TIGHT SCHEDULE TO MEET. WE HAVE TO PRODUCE ONE BOOK EACH FOR THE THREE SUBJECTS A MONTH," HE SAID.

AT ONE POINT, HE SAID, HE HIMSELF HAD CONSIDERED GIVING UP BECAUSE OF THE ENORMOUS WORK PRESSURE.

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"BUT MY DETERMINATION RETURNS AFTER I THOUGHT OF THESE YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS WHO MAY HAVE NO BOOK TO STUDY FOR THE NEXT MONTH," HE RECALLED.

MR CHEUNG SAID HE WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE PRODUCTION TEAM MANAGED TO COMPLETE THE FULL SET OF 108 BOOKS ON THREE SUBJECTS ON SCHEDULE.

"IT’S REALLY A MIRACLE FOR US TO HAVE MET THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE," HE SAID, "BECAUSE MOST OF US DID NOT HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN PUBLICATION WORK."

CURRENTLY, THE CSD’S EDUCATION SECTION HAS SOME 30 MASTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR TEACHING YOUNG INMATES AT 10 CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

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SURVEY TO ASSESS RESIDENTS’ CIVIC AWARENESS

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A SURVEY ON "CIVIC EDUCATION AND DISTRICT BOARDS" WILL BE HELD IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BETWEEN MID-AUGUST AND OCTOBER TO ASSESS RESIDENTS’ CIVIC AWARENESS.

ORGANISED BY THE CIVIC EDUCATION WORKING GROUP OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING AND SERVICES COMMITTEE, IT IS ONE OF A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES BEING ORGANISED FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS IN THE COMING MONTHS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WORKING GROUP SAID THAT ABOUT 1,000 RESIDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE INTERVIEWED AND THE SURVEY FINDINGS WILL BE RELEASED LATER IN THE YEAR.

HE SAID OTHER ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE AN EXHIBITION, SEMINARS, TRAINING CAMPS, QUIZ AND DRAWING COMPETITIONS, ALL ARE AIMED AT BOOSTING RESIDENTS’ CIVIC AWARENESS.

THE WORKING GROUP, CHAIRED BY MR LEE SHUNG-TAK, WAS FORMED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR TO ENHANCE A SENSE OF BELONGING AND A SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS.

FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, THE WORKING GROUP HAS BEEN ALLOCATED $225,000 FROM DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS TO JOINTLY ORGANISE ACTIVITIES WITH LOCAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO SAID THAT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO YOUNG PEOPLE CENTRES AND SCHOOLS NEXT MONTH.

ENQUIRIES ON THE FORTHCOMING MADE ON TEL. 852 3478.

A SPECIALLY-DESIGNED 1991 DIARY THROUGH THE DISTRICT’S COMMUNITY

CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES CAN BE

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BOOKMARK DESIGN COMPETITION IN MONG KOK

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A BOOKMARK DESIGN COMPETITION WHICH AIMS AT DRAWING PUBLIC ATTENTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS IS NOW OPEN TO RESIDENTS IN MONG KOK DISTRICT.

THE COMPETITION IS PART OF THE DISTRICT BOARD-SPONSORED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN. ITS THEMES ARE KEEPING HONG KONG CLEAN, HOUSEHOLD CLEANLINESS, YEAR-END CLEAN-UP AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT OF STREETS.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS, FOR CHILDREN AGED UNDER 12 AND FOR PEOPLE AGED 18 AND ABOVE.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE’S TAI KOK TSUI SUB-OFFICE AT GROUND FLOOR, 45 TIT SHU STREET BY SEPTEMBER 10.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 787 0775.

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ABOUT 1,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNGSTERS ATTENDED A VARIETY SHOW MARKING THE FINALE OF THIS YEAR’S CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME (SYP) AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL TODAY (SUNDAY).

THEY WERE TREATED TO MORE THAN TWO HOURS’ OF ENTERTAINMENT BY POPULAR SINGERS, TELEVISION ARTISTES AND PERFORMING GROUPS, INCLUDING THE TOM LEE POP MUSIC CENTRE STUDENT BAND AND THE ST. MARGARET’S GIRLS’ COLLEGE DANCE TROUPE.

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY, CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT SYP CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR OR SHING-MUK, SAID MORE THAN 40,000 YOUNG PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE 750 CULTURAL, SPORTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

’’THESE ACTIVITIES NOT ONLY BROUGHT THEM LOTS OF FUN, BUT ALSO HELPED STRENGTHEN THEIR SENSE OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY,” MR OR SAID.

HE ALSO THANKED VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE SYP.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS MONICA CHEN, AN URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR CHAN TAK-CHOR, AND A DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MISS ESTHER CHAN.

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NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR EASTERN DISTRICT ♦ * * * *

THE NEWLY-COMPLETED CAUSEWAY BAY COMMUNITY CENTRE WHICH WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (SUNDAY) PROVIDES FUNCTIONAL SETTINGS FOR DISTRICT BODIES TO ORGANISE COMMUNITY AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

IT HAS A 500-SEAT MULTI-PURPOSE ASSEMBLY HALL WHICH IS WELL EQUIPPED WITH SOUND AND LIGHTING SYSTEMS, IN ADDITION TO A CONFERENCE ROOM WHICH CAN BE USED FOR MEETINGS AND GROUP ACTIVITIES.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CENTRE, EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEVE BARCLAY, CALLED ON RESIDENTS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO MAKE GOOD USE OF THE FACILITIES.

HE SAID THAT RENT FOR THE HALL COULD BE WAIVED IF THE EVENT WERE FOR NON-PROFIT MAKING AND THE GENERAL GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY.

THE FOUR-STOREY BUILDING IS SITUATED AT 7 FOOK YUM ROAD, NEXT TO HARBOUR HEIGHTS, A RESIDENTIAL ESTATE.

THE CENTRE ALSO HOUSES AN EASTERN DISTRICT SUB-OFFICE, A DAY NURSERY, AN ELDERLY CENTRE, AN EARLY EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTRE AND A GROUP WORK UNIT OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

IT IS THE FOURTH COMMUNITY CENTRE SERVING EASTERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS. THE OTHERS ARE CHAI WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, HING WAH COMMUNITY HALL AND YUE WAN COMMUNITY HALL.

FOLLOWING THE OPENING CEREMONY, RESIDENTS WERE TREATED TO A VARIETY SHOW FEATURING POP SONGS, CHOIR SINGING AND BALLET.

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DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY MARK SIX SCHEME *****

THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE PILOT SCHEME TO SELL MARK SIX TICKETS IN SUPERMARKETS AND CHAIN-STORES TOMORROW (MONDAY).

AT THE SAME TIME, A REPRESENTATIVE FOR TUEN MUN HOSPITAL WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE REFERRAL PRACTICE CURRENTLY IN USE.

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OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE POSTAL SERVICES, THE DEVELOPMENT OF FAIMILY SERVICES IN TUEN MUN, CLOTHES-HANGING FACILITIES IN LEUNG KING ESTATE AND DB FUND APPLICATIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE TO BE HELD TOMORROW (MONDAY) IN THE DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM, THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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POLYTECHNIC DEVELOPMENT ON COMMITTEE AGENDA

THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 14).

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, PROFESSOR JOHN HEARN, WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER MEMBERS’ QUESTIONS.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE FUNDING OF THE 1990 YAU TSIM DISTRICT MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE THE ALLOCATION OF DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS TO AREA COMMITTEES, LOCAL CULTURAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 14) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, GROUND FLOOR, 15 MIDDLE ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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DB COMMITTIr TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS

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MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL CONSIDER AT A MEETING ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 14) APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO CARRY OUT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS.

THESE PROJECTS INCLUDE A VOTER REGISTRATION FUN FAIR, A CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION, A FIGHT-CRIMF CARNIVAL, AN INTER-SCHOOL DANCING GALA, A SINGING CONTEST, A VOLLEY-PaLL COMPETITION AND DAY CAMPS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE A PROGRESS REPORT BY THE WORKING GROUP ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT AND THE LATEST FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 14) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE’S CONFERENCE ROOM, FOURTH FLOOR, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KING FUK STREET, KOWLOON.

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ANGLERS WHO WANT TO INDULGE IN THEIR PASTIME IN LOCAL RESERVOIRS COULD DO SO FROM SEPTEMBER 1.

BUT FIRST THEY HAVE TO GET A FISHING LICENCE FROM THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN FROM AUGUST 20.

THOSE WHO WISH TO APPLY CAN CALL AT THE CONSUMER ENQUIRY CENTRE AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS ON THE 11TH FLOOR OF LEIGHTON CENTRE, LEIGHTON ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY.

APPLICATIONS CAN ALSO BE MADE AT THE GROUND FLOOR OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S MAINLAND DEPOT AT THE JUNCTION OF SAI YEE STREET AND ARGYLE STREET IN MONG KOK, NGAU TAU KOK GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN ON WAH STREET, AND THE CONSUMER ENQUIRY CENTRE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF PERFECT MOUNT GARDENS IN PO MAN STREET, SHAU KEI WAN.

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APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND PAY A LICENCE FEE OF $20. A LICENCE WOULD NORMALLY BE ISSUED IMMEDIATELY UPON SUBMISSION OF THE APPLICATION.

APPLICATIONS CAN ALSO BE MADE BY POST TO THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS AT LEIGHTON CENTRE, GIVING THE APPLICANT’S NAME, ADDRESS, PHOTOCOPY OF HIS IDENTITY CARD, TOGETHER WITH A CROSSED CHEQUE OF $20 MADE PAYABLE TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

A LICENCE WILL THEN BE SENT TO THE APPLICANT BY ORDINARY MAIL. A LICENCE WILL NOT BE ISSUED TO PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 13.

A TOTAL OF 10,917 LICENCES WERE ISSUED IN LAST FISHING SEASON.

ANGLERS HAVE TO OBSERVE CERTAIN RULES WHILE FISHING IN RESERVOIRS. THEY SHOULD NOT USE A NET OR OTHER EQUIPMENT AS ONLY ROD AND LINE IS ALLOWED. EXPLOSIVES AND TOXIC SUBSTANCES ARE PROHIBITED. THE USE OF A BOAT, DINGHY OR RAFT FOR FISHING IS ALSO BANNED.

AN ANGLER’S DAILY CATCH SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN TWO BLACK BASS (360MM OR OVER IN LENGTH), TWO SNAKEHEAD (300MM OR OVER) AND TWO TILAPIA (180MM OR OVER).

THESE AND OTHER RULES ARE PRINTED ON THE BACK OF THE LICENCE.

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1,280 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REPORTED IN JULY

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A TOTAL OF 1,741 CASUALTIES WAS REPORTED IN 1,280 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WHICH OCCURRED THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY LAST MONTH.

A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT 303 OF THESE ACCIDENTS OCCURED ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 647 IN KOWLOON AND 330 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE PROVISIONAL FIGURES FOR JULY SHOWED THAT 22 PERSONS WERE KILLED, 341 PEOPLE WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED AND 1,378 SLIGHTLY INJURED IN THESE ACCIDENTS.

THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS REPRESENTED A DECREASE OF 12.3 PER CENT OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR WHILE THE NUMBER OF CASUALTIES DECREASED BY 11.8 PER CENT.

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MORE FINES FOR LABOUR OFFENCES *****

LABOUR LAW OFFENDERS HAD DUG DEEPER IN THEIR POCKETS FOR THEIR OFFENCES AS FINES IMPOSED BY THE COURTS CONTINUED TO GO UP IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR.

DURING THE PERIOD, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT 1,752 CASES TO THE COURTS, RESULTING IN FINES AMOUNTING TO $7.14 MILLION, COMPARED TO 2,226 CONVICTIONS AND TOTAL FINES OF $7.43 MILLION IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

"THIS REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF 21.6 PER CENT IN THE AVERAGE FINE, WHICH STANDS AT $4,078," SENIOR LABOUR OFFICER (PROSECUTION) MR TSANG KIN-WOO, SAID.

MR TSANG SAID THE TREND OF IMPOSING HEAVIER FINES FOR BREACHES OF LABOUR LEGISLATION SHOULD MAKE EMPLOYERS TAKE WORKERS’ SAFETY AND WELFARE MORE SERIOUSLY.

HE ALSO NOTED THAT MORE THAN 61 PER CENT OF ALL CONVICTED CASES RELATED TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFENCES.

"THEY INCLUDED 564 CASES OF BREACHES OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ORDINANCE AND ITS SUBSIDIARY REGULATIONS, WHILE 513 RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS, WITH FINES AMOUNTING TO $1.98 MILLION AND $3.96 MILLION RESPECTIVELY," HE SAID.

OF THE REMAINING CASES, 602 INVOLVED VIOLATION OF WELFARE PROVISIONS UNDER THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS, EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN REGULATIONS AS WELL AS THE EMPLOYMENT, LABOUR RELATIONS, AND EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCES. THE FINES TOTALLED $1.04 MILLION.

OTHER CASES INCLUDED 66 PROSECUTIONS UNDER THE BOILERS AND PRESSURE VESSELS ORDINANCE, EIGHT CASES OF FAILURE TO KEEP OR PRODUCE FOR INSPECTION EMPLOYEES RECORDS UNDER PART IVB OF THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE AND ONE OF OBSTRUCTING A LABOUR OFFICER UNDER THE SUMMARY OFFENCES ORDINANCE. FINES TOTALLING $146,650 WERE IMPOSED.

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NEW I.D. CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN BETWEEN 1947-50

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WOMEN BORN IN 1947, 1948, 1949 AND 1950 ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO OCTOBER 20.

WOMEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP SHOULD CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW I.D. CARD ISSUE OFFICES DURING THIS PERIOD.

THE OFFICE HOURS OF THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM,

MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS, AND FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM ON SATURDAYS.

ALL OFFICES ARE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

APPLICANTS MAY ALSO MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN SERVICE TO ARRANGE FOR AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE OFFICES OF THEIR CHOICE.

THE ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE:

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI TEL. 574 7070

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD, NGAU TAU KOK TEL. 755 3669

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, YAU MA TEI TEL. 723 2424

TSUEN WAN : EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET TEL. 498 0117

SHA TIN : SHOP 8A, SECOND FLOOR, CHANWAY SHOPPING CENTRE, 11-17 SHATIN CENTRE STREET TEL. 605 9108

YUEN LONG : HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD TEL. 477 1543

TUEN MUN : CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN TEL. 458 0646

SHEUNG SHUI : TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI TEL. 672 7191.

"APPLICANTS NORMALLY NEED TO BRING ALONG THEIR EXISTING I.D. CARDS IF THEIR CARDS WERE FIRST REGISTERED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN YEARS

AGO AND BEAR THE DEPARTMENT SAID. «»* SYMBOL," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION

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"HOWEVER, IF THE APPLICANT’S I.D. CARD WAS FIRST REGISTERED LESS THAN SEVEN YEARS AGO OR DOES NOT HAVE THE *** SYMBOL, SHE IS REQUIRED TO FURNISH MORE PERSONAL PROOFS.

"IN ADDITION TO PRODUCING HER EXISTING I.D. CARD, SHE MUST PRODUCE HER TRAVEL DOCUMENT AND EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING (IF ANY) - HONG KONG BIRTH CERTIFICATE, HONG KONG NATURALISATION CERTIFICATE OR HONG KONG REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE.

"IN SOME CASES, APPLICANTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THEIR CLAIM TO HAVE THE RIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG. IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, THEY WILL BE ADVISED INDIVIDUALLY."

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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WATER CUT IN SHEUNG KWAI CHUNG *****

FLUSHING WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SHEUNG KWAI CHUNG WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 14) DUE TO ELECTRICITY SUSPENSION IN HA LO WAI SALT WATER PUMPING STATION.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES AT LEI MUK SHUE ESTATE, SHEK YAM ESTATE, SHEK LEI ESTATE AND WO YI HOP ROAD.

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CROSS HARBOUR BUS USERS URGED TO CO-OPERATE IN SURVEY ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT A SURVEY ON THE TRAVELLING CHARACTERISTICS OF CROSS HARBOUR BUS PASSENGERS BETWEEN TUESDAY (AUGUST 14) AND THURSDAY (AUGUST 16) AT BUS STOPS \lONG VARIOUS CROSS HARBOUR ROUTES THROUGHOUT THE URBAN AREA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE USED AS A BASIS FOR STUDIES IN DEVELOPING FUTURE CROSS HARBOUR TRANSPORT NETWORK SERVICES.

DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD, TRANSPORT INSPECTORS WILL INTERVIEW BUS USERS ON INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THEIR TRAVELLING PATTERN.

THE INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED WILL INCLUDE THE ORIGIN AND DESTINATION OF PASSENGERS, TRIP PURPOSES, ACCESS AND EGRESS TRANSPORT MODES AND THE REASONS FOR CHOICE OF CROSS HARBOUR BUS SERVICES.

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ALL DATA COLLECTED WILL BE TREATED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WILL BE USED FOR REFERENCE ONLY, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

HE URGED BUS PASSENGERS TO COOPERATE WITH INSPECTORS OF THE DEPARTMENT WHO WILL CARRY WITH THEM GOVERNMENT IDENTIFICATION.

THE INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN 7 AM AND 1 PM DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD AT BUS STOPS AND TERMINI IN NORTH POINT, QUARRY BAY, CHAI WAN ON HONG KONG ISLAND, AND IN MA TAU WAI, TO KWA WAN, KOWLOON CITY, TSZ WAN SHAN, WONG TAI SIN, NGAU TAU KOK AND KWUN TONG IN KOWLOON.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 4 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 14), RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WESTBOUND INTO RUMSEY STREET NORTH WILL BE OPENED.

VEHICLES ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL CAN MAKE USE OF THIS TO GAIN ACCESS TO PIER ROAD AND OUTLYING ISLAND FERRY PIER.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN SHA TIN ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT A SECTION OF ABOUT 500 METRES OF SHA TIN ROAD SOUTHBOUND, NEAR PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC ONE LANE AT A TIME BETWEEN 8 PM AND 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FROM TUESDAY (AUGUST 14) TO AUGUST 20.

THE TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IS NECESSARY TO FACILITATE

RESURFACING WORKS.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO DRIVE WITH CARE AND PATIENCE.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE THEM.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR 1ST QUARTER 1990 RELEASED.............. 1

HK’S TRADE WITH CHINA OF OUTWARD PROCESSING NATURE ....................... 3

TWO NOTICES ON OPERATION OF FREEZE ORDER PUBLISHED ....................... 5

REGISTRATION FOR TWO SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS TO BEGIN SOON . . 6

SEMINAR ON ELECTRICAL WORKERS REGISTRATION SYSTEM ........................ 7

NORTH DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE TO START.......................... 8

REGISTRATION OF WING LUNG CREDIT LIMITED REVOKED.......................... 8

WATER STORAGE FIGURE ..................................................... 8

WATER CUTS IN WAN CHAI AND MONG KOK ...................................... 9

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INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR 1ST ********

QUARTER 1990 RELEASED

THE INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 STOOD AT 105, FOUR POINTS OR 3.7 PER CENT LOWER THAN THAT FOR THE SAME PERIOD OF 1989, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THIS COMPARED WITH THE YEAR-ON-YEAR GROWTH RATES OF 3.8 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989, 1.7 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER, 0 PER CENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER AND -0.3 PER CENT IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. THE AVERAGE GROWTH RATE FOR 1989 OVER 1988 WAS 0.8 PER CENT.

COMPARED WITH THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1989, THE INDEX SHOWED A DECREASE OF 24 POINTS OR 18.6 PER CENT. THIS SIGNIFICANT DROP WAS A SEASONAL PHENOMENON CAUSED MAINLY BY THE INCIDENCE OF THE CHINESE NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS.

AMONG THE EIGHT BROAD INDUSTRY GROUPS, TWO RECORDED INCREASES IN PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 OVER THE SAME QUARTER OF 1989. THEY WERE: FOOD, BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO (+12.5 PER CENT); AND PAPER PRODUCTS AND PRINTING (+7.1 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, ALL OTHER BROAD INDUSTRY GROUPS SHOWED DECREASES IN PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 COMPARED WITH THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989. AMONG THEM WERE: BASIC METALS, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND NON-ELECTRICAL MACHINERY (-11.4 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT AND OPTICAL GOODS (-6.8 PER CENT); AND WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT KNITWEAR AND FOOTWEAR (-5.9 PER CENT).

COMPARING THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 WITH THAT IN THE PRECEDING QUARTER, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS MUCH AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, ALL BROAD INDUSTRY GROUPS SHOWED DECREASES IN PRODUCTION.

THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE DECREASES IN PRODUCTION WERE RECORDED IN THE FOLLOWING BROAD INDUSTRY GROUPS: TEXTILES (INCLUDING KNITTING) (-32.3 PER CENT); AND WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT KNITWEAR AND FOOTWEAR (-21.5 PER CENT).

EXPLAINING THFSE RELEASED FIGURES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO REFLECT THE CHANGES OVER TIME OF LOCAL MANUFACTURING OUTPUT IN REAL TERMS. IN OTHER WORDS, THE VOLUME OF LOCAL PRODUCTION IS MEASURED AFTER DISCOUNTING THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

A TABLE SHOWING CHANGES IN THE INDEXES OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IN GREATER DETAIL IS ATTACHED.

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MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE ’’REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, 1ST QUARTER 1990", WHICH IS ONE SALE AT $3 A COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL OR AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, 19TH FLOOR WANCHAI TOWER I, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI. REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION MAY ALSO BE ARRANGED.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 839 3238.

INDEXES OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION BY BROAD INDUSTRY GROUP AND SELECTED INDUSTRY GROUP

(1986 = 100)

BROAD INDUSTRY GROUP / INDUSTRY GROUP INDEXES FOR 1ST QTR. 1990 PERCENTAGE CHANGE OVER

1ST QTR. 1989 4TH QTR. 1989

FOOD, BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO 126 12.5 -9.4

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT KNITWEAR AND FOOTWEAR 95 -5.9 -21.5

TEXTILES (INCLUDING KNITTING) 86 -3.4 -32.3

PAPER PRODUCTS AND PRINTING 150 7.1 -12.3

CHEMICALS, RUBBER, PLASTIC AND NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS 80 -4.8 -15.8

-PLASTIC PRODUCTS 68 -11.7 -21.8

BASIC METALS, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND NON-ELECTRICAL MACHINERY 117 -11.4 -15.2

-FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, EXCEPT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT 103 -12.0 -18.9

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT AND OPTICAL GOODS 123 -6.8 -15.2

-CONSUMER ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 117 -10.0 -9.3

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-ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PARTS, ACCESSORIES AND MACHINERY 140 -5.4 -16.2

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING 104 -3.7 -10.3

INDUSTRIES

ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 105 -3.7 -18.6

NOTE: BEFORE 1990, PRODUCTION INDEXES FOR 21 INDUSTRY GROUPS AND ’’ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES” WERE PUBLISHED. AS FROM 1990, ONLY THE INDEXES FOR EIGHT BROAD INDUSTRY GROUPS AND "ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES" ARE PUBLISHED WHILE THOSE FOR THE 21 INDUSTRY GROUPS, EXCEPT FOUR WHICH CARRY LARGER WEIGHTS AND ARE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE RESPECTIVE BROAD INDUSTRY GROUPS, ARE NOT PUBLISHED.

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HK’S TRADE WITH CHINA OF OUTWARD

PROCESSING NATURE


IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990, SOME 57 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S IMPORTS FROM CHINA WAS RELATED TO OUTWARD PROCESSING. ON THE OTHER HAND, SOME 56 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL EXPORTS TO CHINA WAS FOR OUTWARD PROCESSING; THE FIGURE WAS 77 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, AND 48 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA.

THE CORRESPONDING PROPORTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 WAS 59 PER CENT FOR IMPORTS, 45 PER CENT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, 72 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND 36 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS.

TO PROVIDE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURE AND IMPORTANCE OF OUTWARD PROCESSING IN CHINA BY HONG KONG FIRMS, THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CONDUCTING A SAMPLE SURVEY AS FROM THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1988 TO DISTINGUISH HONG KONG’S EXPORTS TO CHINA -BOTH DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS - INTO THOSE WHICH ARE FOR OUTWARD PROCESSING AND THOSE WHICH ARE NOT.

THE SCOPE OF THE SURVEY HAS ALSO BEEN EXTENDED AS FROM THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989 SO AS TO SEGREGATE HONG KONG’S IMPORTS FROM CHINA INTO THOSE WHICH ARE RELATED TO OUTWARD PROCESSING AND THOSE WHICH ARE NOT. THE RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 ARE NOW AVAILABLE.

IN VALUE TERMS, SOME $26,187 MILLION OF IMPORTS FROM CHINA IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 WERE RELATED TO OUTWARD PROCESSING, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 11 PER CENT OVER THE SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR.

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THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS TO CHINA FOR OUTWARD PROCESSING IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990, AT $17,574 MILLION, WAS 14 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT IN THE SAME QUARTER A YEAR AGO.

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA FOR OUTWARD PROCESSING GREW BY 7 PER CENT TO $6,953 MILLION AND 19 PER CENT TO $10,621 MILLION RESPECTIVELY.

THE ESTIMATES FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 AND CHANGES THE SAME QUARTER IN 1989 ARE SUMMARISED IN THE TABLE BELOW.

OVER

ESTIMATED VALUES AND PROPORTIONS OF OUTWARD PROCESSING TRADE FOR IMPORTS FROM CHINA AND EXPORTS (DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS) TO CHINA, FIRST QUARTER OF 1990

TOTAL TRADE

VALUE ♦

ESTIMATED VALUE

OF OUTWARD PROCESSING TRADE

ESTIMATED PROPORTION OF OUTWARD PROCESSING

TRADE

TRADE TYPE

1ST % CHANGE 1ST % CHANGE 1ST 1ST

QTR OVER 1ST QTR OVER 1ST QTR QTR

1990 QTR 1989 1990 QTR 1989 1990 1989

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(HKD MN.) (%) (HKD MN.) (%) (%) (%)

IMPORTS FROM CHINA 45,674 + 13.4 26,187 + 11.1 57.3 58.5

TOTAL EXPORTS TO CHINA 31,341 -8.1 17,574 + 14.0 56.1 45.2

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA 8,993 + 0.1 6,953 + 7.3 77.3 72.1

RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA 22,349 -11.1 10,621 + 18.9 47.5 35.5

t THESE VALUES EXCLUDE TRANSACTIONS NOT CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO KIND.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY, EXPORTS TO CHINA FOR OUTWARD PROCESSING REFER TO THE EXPORTING OF RAW MATERIALS OR SEMI-MANUFACTURES FROM HONG KONG TO CHINA FOR PROCESSING, WITH THE RESULTING PROCESSED GOODS BEING SUBSEQUENTLY RE-IMPORTED INTO HONG KONG.

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IMPORTS FROM CHINA RELATED TO OUTWARD PROCESSING REFER TO THE IMPORTING OF GOODS FROM CHINA OF WHICH ALL OR PART OF THEIR RAW MATERIALS OR SEMI-MANUFACTURES ARE UNDER CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENT EXPORTED FROM OR THROUGH HONG KONG TO CHINA FOR PROCESSING.

A SAMPLE OF TRADE DECLARATIONS IN RESPECT OF HONG KONG’S TRADE WITH CHINA (IMPORTS, DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS) ARE SELECTED FOR ENUMERATION TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED INFORMATION FROM ESTABLISHMENTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT UNDER THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED SYSTEM OF RECORDING TRADE FLOWS, ALL MOVEMENTS OF GOODS ACROSS THE BORDER, FOR WHATEVER PURPOSE, ARE RECORDED AS EXTERNAL TRADE. THUS THE MOVEMENTS OF GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH OUTWARD PROCESSING ARE CORRECTLY INCLUDED IN THE REGULAR TRADE STATISTICS.

"THE FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY, HOWEVER, FACILITATE A MORE INFORMED ANALYSIS OF THE NATURE OF HONG KONG-CHINA TRADE.

"IN THIS RESPECT, THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE A USEFUL SUPPLEMENT TO THE REGULAR TRADE STATISTICS," HE SAID.

SURVEY RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990 WILL BE INCLUDED IN PART I OF THE JUNE 1990 ISSUE OF THE "HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE", WHICH WILL BE ON SALE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL AT $27 PER COPY.

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TWO NOTICES ON OPERATION OF FREEZE ORDER PUBLISHED ******

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (MONDAY) PUBLISHED TWO NOTICES GIVING DETAILED GUIDANCE ON THE OPERATION OF THE FREEZE ORDER ON CERTAIN KUWAITI AND IRAQI ASSETS IN HONG KONG.

THE NOTICES HAVE BEEN MODELLED ON THOSE ISSUED BY THE BANK OF ENGLAND IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

COPIES OF BOTH DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG, THE HONG KONG FUTURES EXCHANGE, THE CHINESE GOLD AND SILVER EXCHANGE SOCIETY, THE SECURITIES AND FUTURES COMMISSION, THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF BANKS, THE HONG KONG DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ASSOCIATION, AND THE LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG. MEMBERS OF THESE ORGANISATIONS CAN OBTAIN COPIES FROM THEM.

COPIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH, 24TH FLOOR, TOWER 2, ADMIRALTY CENTRE.

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REGISTRATION FOR TWO SUPPLEMENTARY * ♦ * * *

MEDICAL PROFESSIONS TO BEGIN SOON * * *

REGISTRATION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS AND MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS WILL COMMENCE IN TWO MONTHS’ TIME, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS COUNCIL, PROFESSOR TAM SHANG-WAI, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER A MEETING OF THE COUNCIL, PROF TAM SAID THEY WERE PLEASED THAT AFTER PROTRACTED DISCUSSION AND MUCH HARD WORK OF THE PARTIES INVOLVED, REGISTRATION FOR THESE TWO PROFESSIONS WAS ABLE TO COMMENCE SOON UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ORDINANCE.

HE HOPED THAT REGISTRATION OF PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, RADIOGRAPHERS AND OPTOMETRISTS WOULD BE ABLE TO COMMENCE NEXT YEAR.

"REGISTRATION GIVES PROPER RECOGNITION TO THE PROFESSIONS, HELPS TO PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND PROVIDES BETTER PROTECTION TO THE PUBLIC," PROF TAM SAID.

"IT ALSO PROVIDES THE NECESSARY BASIS FOR US TO ADDRESS OTHER ISSUES OF CONCERN TO THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS," HE ADDED.

TWO SUCH RELATED ISSUES WERE DISCUSSED AT THE COUNCIL’S MEETING TODAY. THESE CONCERNED THE COMPOSITION OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS COUNCIL AND BOARDS AND THE DELEGATION OF SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL TREATMENT BY DOCTORS TO UNREGISTRABLE PERSONS.

ON THE COMPOSITION OF THE COUNCIL AND THE BOARDS, THE COUNCIL GENERALLY FELT THAT THERE WAS ROOM FOR CHANGE IN ORDER TO GIVE GREATER RECOGNITION AND REPRESENTATION TO THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS AND TO IMPROVE LINKS BETWEEN THE COUNCIL AND THE BOARDS.

ALL THE FIVE BOARDS ARE CURRENTLY CHAIRED BY A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL WHO IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE RESPECTIVE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSION.

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, AT TODAY’S MEETING, ENDORSED THE IDEAS THAT MEMBERS OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS SHOULD NOT BE PROHIBITED FROM CHAIRING THEIR OWN BOARDS AND THAT THE CHAIRMAN SHOULD BE ELECTED FROM AMONGST MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

"THESE CHANGES TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARDS REFLECT THE SPIRIT OF SELF-REGULATION BY THE PROFESSIONS THEMSELVES AND ARE IN LINE WITH THE PRESENT ARRANGEMENT IN THE CASE OF THE MEDICAL COUNCIL AND THE DENTAL COUNCIL," PROF TAM SAID.

WHILE THERE WAS NO OBJECTION TO INCREASING THE REPRESENTATION OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ON THE COUNCIL, PROF TAM SAID IT WAS EQUALLY IMPORTANT THAT THE COUNCI I. SHOULD DRAW ITS MEMBERS FROM A SUFFICIENTLY WIDE SPECTRUM OF THE PUBLIC, INCLUDING LAY MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS.

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’’THIS IS BECAUSE THE COUNCIL HAS THE WIDER. RESPONSIBILITY TO CO-ORDINATE AND SUPERVISE THE BOARDS AND TO PROMOTE ADEQUATE STANDARDS IN ALL SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS,” HE ADDED.

PROF TAM SAID EACH OF THE BOARDS WOULD BE CONSULTED ON THE PROPOSED CHANGES AND THEIR CONSOLIDATED VIEWS WOULD THEN BE CONSIDERED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

ON THE ISSUE OF DELEGATION, THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS COUNCIL WELCOMED THE POSITIVE MOVE OF THE MEDICAL COUNCIL TO AMEND ITS WARNING NOTICE TO DOCTORS.

THE AMENDMENT WILL CLEARLY SPECIFY THAT WITH THE COMING INTO FORCE OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ORDINANCE, IT WILL BE AN OFFENCE FOR DOCTORS TO EMPLOY OR ENGAGE ANY PERSON TO CARRY OUT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS WHEN THAT PERSON IS NOT REGISTERED IN RESPECT OF THAT PROFESSION.

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A ’’REGISTRATION OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS” SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE SEMINAR AIMS AT EXPLAINING TO THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY DETAILS OF THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL WORKERS, WHICH IS INTRODUCED UNDER THE ELECTRICITY ORDINANCE 1990.

SUCH DETAILS INCLUDE THE VARIOUS GRADES OF REGISTRATION, THEIR REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES, MR TONG KIN-WAH, WILL ADDRESS THE OPENING, WHILE THE DEPARTMENT’S STAFF WILL GIVE PRESENTATIONS AT THE SEMINAR.

ABOUT 400 PARTICIPANTS, MAINLY LOCAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS MOST OF WHOM BEING MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION, ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE SEMINAR WHICH WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (TUESDAY) FROM 9.30 AM TO 12.30 PM AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE.

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NORTH DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE TO START ♦ * » * *

THE ACTING REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR LEO KWAN, WILL OFFICIATE AT A CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 15) TO MARK THE START OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE IN NORTH DISTRICT.

THE CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 3 PM IN THE MAIN HALL OF THE TIN PING ESTATE COMMERCIAL CENTRE IN SHEUNG SHUI.

THERE WILL BE A BUS PARADE, RELEASE OF BALLOONS, DISTRIBUTION OF SOUVENIRS AND AN EXHIBITION.

ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM HUI; DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR RAYMOND PANG; AND THE CHAIRMEN OF THE DISTRICT’S FOUR RURAL COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING CEREMONY TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 15) AT 3 PM IN THE MAIN HALL OF THE TIN PING ESTATE COMMERCIAL CENTRE, SHEUNG SHUI.

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REGISTRATION OF WING LUNG CREDIT LIMITED REVOKED

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SECTION 31 (2) OF

THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF WING LUNG CREDIT LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY HAS BEEN REVOKED CLOSE OF BUSINESS TODAY (MONDAY) AT ITS OWN REQUEST UNDER THE BANKING ORDINANCE.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN AT 53.7 PER CENT <

। HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD OF CAPACITY OR 314.586 MILLION CUBIC METRES

_._TP TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 346 473 MUTTON

CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 59.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY. LLI0N

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MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 1990

9 WATER CUTS TN WAN CHAI AND MONG KOK * * t * ♦

FRESH AND FLUSHING WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN WAN CHAI WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 15) TO FACILITATE WATER WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES AT 15-18 STUBBS ROAD, TUNG SHAN TERRACE, SHIU FAI TERRACE, 94-98 AND 120-130 KENNEDY ROAD, AND LINGNAN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

MEANWHILE, ON THE SAME DAY (AUGUST 15), FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES TN MONG KOK WILL ALSO BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES AT KADOORIE AVENUE AND BRAGA CIRCUIT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

APRIL-JUNE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS RELEASED ....... 1

ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS CHILDREN'S CENTRE .............................. 2

COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES TO RETIRE ....................... 3

GOVT ALIVE TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT OBSTACLES ........................ 3

PEOPLE URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS .................................... 6

DISTRICT OFFICER ON VOTER REGISTRATION VISIT .......................... 8

SHAM SHUI PO VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN STARTS TOMORROW .............. 9

NEW OVERNIGHT MINIBUS ROUTE ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA .................... 9

DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES ...................... 10

OFFICE OF CNTA'S CEMETERIES MANAGEMENT BOARD ON MOVE .................. 11

PARENTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION ............... 11

FIRST WORLD YOUTH MUSIC CAMP FOR HK MUSICIANS ......................... 12

INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES .................................. 13

UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES IN YAU TSIM TO BE CLOSED ...................... 14

WATER CUT IN KOWLOON WEST ............................................. 15

AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS ........................................ 15

RIGHT-TURN BAN IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT ................................... 16

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN CHEUNG CHAU

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APRIL-JUNE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS RELEASED ******

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINED STABLE AT A LOW LEVEL WHILE THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASED DURING THE PERIOD APRIL TO JUNE 1990, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (TUESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR APRIL TO JUNE 1990 WAS 1.6 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH 1.7 PER CENT FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING MARCH 1990 AND 1.4 PER CENT FOR THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD A YEAR EARLIER.

THE DECREASE OF 0.1 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT BELOW THE PRECEDING THREE-MONTH PERIOD AND THE INCREASE OF 0.2 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD A YEAR EARLIER ARE BOTH STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN APRIL TO JUNE 1990 WAS ESTIMATED AT 43,900, COMPARED WITH 46,300 IN THE THREE MONTHS ENDING MARCH 1990 AND 38,600 IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1989.

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR APRIL TO JUNE 1990 WAS 0.9 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH 0.7 PER CENT FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING MARCH 1990 AND 0.8 PER CENT FOR THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD A YEAR EARLIER.

THE INCREASE OF 0.2 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PRECEDING THREE-MONTH PERIOD IS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT WHILE THE INCREASE OF 0.1 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD A YEAR EARLIER IS STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT.

THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS IN APRIL TO JUNE 1990 WAS 26,100, COMPARED WITH 18,300 IN THE THREE MONTHS ENDING MARCH 1990 AND 22,800 IN THE THREE MONTHS ENDING JUNE 1989.

CONSISTENT WITH THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), PERSONS WHO WORKED LESS THAN 35 HOURS A WEEK DUE TO ECONOMIC REASONS (SUCH AS SLACK WORK, MATERIAL SHORTAGE, MECHANICAL BREAKDOWN AND INABILITY TO FIND FULL-TIME WORK) WERE REGARDED AS UNDEREMPLOYED ONLY IF THEY WERE EITHER SEEKING OR AVAILABLE FOR MORE WORK.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS SAID THAT BECAUSE THE PROPORTION OF FIRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS (FOR EXAMPLE PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST LEFT SCHOOL) VARIES FROM MONTH TO MONTH, UNEMPLOYMENT RATES THAT HAD BEEN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE VARIATIONS IN THE NUMBER OF FIRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS SHOULD BE USED IN MAKING COMPARISONS OVER TIME.

THE COMMISSIONER ADDED THAT, BASED ON A SYSTEM OF PROVISIONAL COUNTS, THE 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 UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION.

/THE PROVISIONAL .......

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THE PROVISIONAL SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY TO JULY 1990 WAS 1.7 PER CENT AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 1.0 PER CENT.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS WERE OBTAINED FROM A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SURVEY FOR APRIL TO JUNE 1990 COVERED A QUARTERLY SAMPLE OF SOME 11,500 HOUSEHOLDS OR 41,000 PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION IN HONG KONG. PERSONAL AND LABOUR FORCE DATA WERE OBTAINED TN THE SURVEY BY INTERVIEWING EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AGED 15 AND ABOVE IN THE HOUSEHOLDS SAMPLED.

IN THE SURVEY, THE DEFINITIONS USED IN MEASURING UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOLLOW CLOSELY THOSE RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO.

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS IS GIVEN IN THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WHICH IS PUBLISHED FOUR TIMES A YEAR.

THE NEXT REPORT COVERING THE QUARTER ENDING JUNE 1990 WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL AROUND SEPTEMBER 20 AT $11.50 PER COPY.

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ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS CHILDREN'S CENTRE

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THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, AND LADY FORD TODAY (TUESDAY) VISITED THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S CHUK YUEN CHILDREN’S RECEPTION CENTRE IN WONG TAI SIN TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES THE WORK OF THE CENTRE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR M.D. CARTLAND, THEY TOURED THE VARIOUS FACILITIES AT THE CENTRE WHICH PROVIDES TEMPORARY CARE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHT.

BOTH SIR DAVID AND LADY FORD WERE IMPRESSED BY THE DEDICATION OF THE STAFF IN PROVIDING CARE AND IN ORGANISING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN.

THE CENTRE, WHICH HAS A CAPACITY OF 80, NOW ACCOMMODATES 69 CHILDREN.

SIR DAVID LEARNED THAT ABANDONED BABIES AND CHILDREN IN NEED OF CARE AND PROTECTION ARE REFERRED TO THE CENTRE BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE.

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COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES TO RETIRE ♦ »***♦*

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT MR CHAN WA-SHEK, COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, WILL BE RETIRING FROM PUBLIC SERVICE IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR.

MR F.S. MCCOSH, SENIOR ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, WILL SUCCEED MR CHAN AS COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ON MR CHAN’S RETIREMENT.

FOLLOWING ARE BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON MR CHAN AND MR MCCOSH:

MR CHAN WA-SHEK, ISO, JP

AGED 59. MR CHAN JOINED THE HONG KONG CIVIL SERVICE AS A WARDER IN THE THEN PRISONS DEPARTMENT IN 1951. HE WAS PROMOTED TO DEPUTY COMMISSIONER IN 1980 AND TO COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES IN 1985.

ON HIS RETIREMENT, MR CHAN WILL HAVE COMPLETED 39 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

MR F.S. MCCOSH, QPM, CPM

AGED 52. MR MCCOSH JOINED THE HONG KONG CIVIL SERVICE AS A PROBATIONARY SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE IN 1958.

HE WAS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IN 1983 AND TO SENIOR ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IN 1988.

SINCE HIS PROMOTION TO HIS PRESENT RANK, HE HAS HELD THE OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION SERVICES.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS ALIVE TO OBSTACLES TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR WILFRED WONG, SAID THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING.

MR WONG WAS SPEAKING ON "IS HONG KONG TN THE RACE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT?" AT A DINNER MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

/HE SAID:

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HE SAID: ”WE ARE NOW IN AN AGE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND FAST EXPANDING INTERNATIONAL TRADE.

’’THIS HAS CREATED MANY CHALLENGES AS WELL AS OPPORTUNITIES.

"WE ARE WITNESSING A TREND TOWARDS PRODUCT DOWNSIZING, SHORTER PRODUCT LIFE-CYCLES, SMALLER PRODUCTION RUNS, FASTER DELIVERY AND GREATER EMPHASIS ON PRODUCT QUALITY AND RELIABILITY."

TO MEET THESE EXACTING DEMANDS, IT BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT FOR MANUFACTURERS TO IMPROVE THEIR TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES, MR WONG SAID.

HE SAID, WITHIN HONG KONG, RISING LABOUR AND LAND COSTS HAD MADE IT NECESSARY FOR MANUFACTURERS TO INCREASE THE VALUE-ADDED CONTENT OF THEIR PRODUCTS TO MAINTAIN A REASONABLE PROFIT MARGIN ON THEIR INVESTMENT. WHILE SOME HAD RESPONDED TO THESE CHALLENGES BY SHIFTING LABOUR-INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES OUTSIDE HONG KONG, THIS OPTION WAS WORKABLE ONLY IN THE SHORT TERM.

"UTIMATELY, AS OUR COMPETITORS CHALLENGE US AT THE LOWER-VALUE-ADDED END OF THE MARKET, AND OUR OVERSEAS BUYERS DEMAND BETTER PRODUCTS FROM US, WE NEED TO MOVE TOWARDS KNOWLEDGE-INTENSIVE AND HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTION TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE.

"INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT IS THEREFORE THE KEY TO ACHIEVING PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PRODUCT PRECISION AND INNOVATION," HE SAID.

FOR APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY TO BE WIDELY DIFFUSED AND EFFECTIVELY UTILIZED, MR WONG SAID, IT MAY REQUIRE CONSJDERABLE EFFORTS FROM BOTH THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THE GOVERNMENT.

IDEALLY, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH REMOVING OBSTACLES TO THESE PROCESSES, WHILE MANUFACTURERS SHOULD THEMSELVES DETERMINE THE DIRECTION OF DEVELOPMENT BASED ON THEIR BETTER MARKET KNOWLEDGE.

IN GENERAL, HE SAID, THERE WERE FIVE MAJOR OBSTACLES TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT:

FIRSTLY, LACK OF INFORMATION TO IDENTIFY TECHNOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS IN DIFFERENT MARKET NICHES COULD MAKE EFFORTS IN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT FUTILE.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT NORMALLY REQUIRED THE CHOICE OF RIGHT TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW AND ITS APPLICATION. ADEQUATE INFORMATION WAS CRUCIAL IN THIS PROCESS.

SECONDLY, LIMITED SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL MANPOWER COULD MAKE ASSIMILATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY VERY DIFFICULT.

THIRDLY, WEAK LINKAGE BETWEEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS AND PRODUCTION IN FACTORIES COULD HAMPER THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY.

/FOURTHLY, POOR ........

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FOURTHLY, POOR ACCESS TO OVERSEAS TECHNOLOGY COULD LIMIT THE CHOICE OF USEFUL TECHNOLOGY. THIS PROBLEM WOULD BE PARTICULARLY SERIOUS IN CASES WHERE INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY HAD YET TO BE FULLY DEVELOPED.

FINALLY, THE DEARTH OF INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT FACILITIES OR EXCESSIVE SPREAD OF RESOURCES OVER TOO MANY AREAS COULD MAKE APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY LESS EFFECTIVE AND COSTLY.

’’THE GOVERNMENT IS ALIVE TO THESE OBSTACLES.

”IN HELPING INDUSTRY TO OVERCOME THEM, THE GOVERNMENT HAS, IN RECENT YEARS, TAKEN MANY INITIATIVES,” MR WONG SAID.

THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT RAN A CONTINUING PROGRAMME OF TECHNO-ECONOMIC STUDIES TO IDENTIFY THE TECHNOLOGICAL DETERMINANTS OF ENHANCING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR’S GROWTH AND COMPETITIVE STRENGTH.

THE INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THESE STUDIES WAS PUBLICISED FOR MANUFACTURERS’ REFERENCE AND WAS ALSO CAREFULLY ANALYSED WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE A BASIS FOR FORMULATING INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT POLICIES.

TO ENSURE THAT THERE WOULD BE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ENGINEERS, TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS JOINING THE WORKFORCE, THE GOVERNMENT SPENT CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF RESOURCES EACH YEAR TO PROVIDE MANPOWER TRAINING THROUGH THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS.

THE GOVERNMENT WAS SPENDING AN ESTIMATED $1,450 MILLION IN THIS AREA IN 1990-91, MR WONG SAID.

APART FROM ENGAGING THEMSELVES IN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS LIKE THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL AND THE FUTURE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE ALSO PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION AND DISSEMINATION.

THEIR WORK WAS MONITORED BY THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD TO ENSURE THAT RESOURCES WOULD BE BEST DEPLOYED TO PROVIDE TIMELY AND USEFUL SERVICES TO MANUFACTURERS.

THE GOVERNMENT ALSO SOUGHT TO ATTRACT INWARD INVESTMENT THAT ENRICHED HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL BASE WITH NEW OR IMPROVED DESIGNS, PRODUCTS AND PRODUCTION PROCESSES.

MR WONG SAID HONG KONG WAS GENERALLY PERCEIVED TO BE TRAILING THE OTHER ASIAN NEWLY INDUSTRIALISED ECONOMIES (NIES) IN TERMS OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT.

ALTHOUGH THERE WAS WIDER APPLICATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN MANUFACTURING, THERE WAS LITTLE EVIDENCE OF ORIGINAL INVENTION.

’’THE QUESTION, THEREFORE, REMAINS WHETHER IT WOULD BE TOO LATE FOR HONG KONG TO JOIN THE RACE OF TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT,” HE SAID.

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’’HAVING THE BENEFIT OF SEEING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN OTHER PLACES, THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY MANY ADVANTAGES FOR A LATE-STARTER.

’’PROVIDED THAT THE CONDITIONS ARE FAVOURABLE, IT CAN MAKE OPTIMUM USE OF SELECTED MODERN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED ELSEWHERE; IT CAN LEAP-FROG BY SKIPPING THE INTERMEDIATE STAGES OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE; AND IT IS ABLE TO AVOID KNOWN PITFALLS."

MR WONG SAID HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURERS COULD READILY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT WHICH HAD ALREADY TAKEN PLACE ELSEWHERE.

"THEY SHOULD HAVE EVERY INCENTIVE TO INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY IN ORDER TO STAY IN BUSINESS," HE SAID.

MOREOVER, HONG KONG HAD MOST OF THE PRE-REQUISITES FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS, SUCH AS FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION, A WELL-EDUCATED AND SKILLED WORK FORCE, AND GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE.

"I BELIEVE WE HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS TO MAKE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT A SUCCESS, BUT THE DECISION WHETHER TO GET INTO THE TECHNOLOGY RACE OR BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD IS ONE FOR MANUFACTURERS TO TAKE.

"THE DECISION TO UPGRADE TECHNOLOGY IS UNDERSTANDABLY NOT AN EASY ONE, AND THE INITIAL COSTS MAY BE DAUNTING.

"IN THIS CONNECTION, THE GOVERNMENT IS ACTIVELY CONSIDERING THE SUGGESTION THAT SOME KIND OF ASSISTANCE OR INCENTIVE BE GIVEN TO MANUFACTURERS PREPARED TO ENGAGE IN THE APPLICATION OF SPECIFIC INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT," MR WONG SAID.

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PEOPLE URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL LAUNCH A MAJOR PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TO ATTRACT MORE PEOPLE TO REGISTER AS VOTERS, THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS, MR DARWIN CHEN, ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND THE CAMPAIGN, MR CHEN SAID A PERSON, EITHER AS A VOTER OR A CANDIDATE, MUST FIRST BE REGISTERED ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL BEFORE HE CAN TAKE PART JN THE COMING ELECTIONS.

THE VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD OF THE 1990 GENERAL ELECTORAL ROLL RUNS FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO OCTOBER 1, 1990.

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"ANY PERSON OVER THE AGE OF 21 BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, WHO HAS ORDINARILY RESIDED IN HONG KONG FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS OR IS A HONG KONG PERMANENT RESIDENT, IS ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION," MR CHEN SAID.

ONCE REGISTERED, A PERSON WILL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE IN THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN MARCH, THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MAY AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

ON THE CAMPAIGN, HE SAID A NW LOGO HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR USE THROUGHOUT THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL CYCLES FROM NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

A CAMPAIGN THEME SONG HAS ALSO BEEN COMPOSED AND SUNG BY FAMOUS POP SINGER, ALAN TAM.

THE PUBLICITY PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES TELEVISION AND RADIO ANNOUNCEMENTS, CINEMA SLIDES, POSTERS, MTR, KCR AND LRT ADVERTISEMENTS AND MOBILE BILLBOARDS.

PROMOTIONAL MESSAGES WILL APPEAR ON ELECTRONIC SCREENS AT RACE COURSES AND SPORTS STADIA NEXT MONTH.

"TO MAKE REGISTRATION FORMS READILY AVAILABLE TO POTENTIAL ELECTORS, 1,400 DISTRIBUTION POINTS HAVE NOW BEEN SET UP AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, POST OFFICES, HOUSING ESTATE OFFICES, CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL CENTRES AND BRANCHES OF THE HONGKONG BANK, HANG SENG BANK, CHARTERED BANK AND BANK OF CHINA GROUP,” MR CHEN SAID.

"WE HAVE ALSO LOOKED INTO MORE INNOVATIVE WAYS TO FACILITATE THE PUBLIC IN REGISTRATION AS A VOTER,” HE ADDED.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, MR CHEN SAID, THE APPLICATION FORM WILL BE PRINTED IN A FULL PAGE COLOUR ADVERTISEMENT IN 12 NEWSPAPERS WITH A COMBINED DAILY CIRCULATION OF MORE THAN 1.6 MILLION AND IN 18 DISTRICT NEWSPAPERS.

THESE FORMS WILL ALSO REACH 1.5 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS THROUGH DIRECT MAILING OF WATER BILLS AND MAGAZINES.

AT THE SAME TIME, DISTRICT OFFICES WILL ORGANISE HOUSEHOLD VISITS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY TO LURE MORE POTENTIAL VOTERS.

A SERIES OF LOCAL PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS FUN FAIRS AND BUS PARADES TO ENCOURAGE REGISTRATION WILL ALSO BE ORGANISED.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS YEAR’S PROMOTION PROGRAMME WILL BE A GALA SHOW JOINTLY PRODUCED BY THE FOUR ELECTRONIC MEDIA AT THE HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTRE ON AUGUST 25.

THE SHOW, FEATURING A HOST OF ENTERTAINMENT SUPERSTARS, WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE BY RADIO AND AT PRIME TIMES ON TELEVISION.

/MR CHEN .......

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1990

MR CHEN ALSO URGED ASPIRING CANDIDATES FOR THE COMING ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR NAMES ARE ALREADY ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL, OTHERWISE THEY WILL NOT BE QUALIFIED TO STAND FOR ELECTION,

HE ALSO REMINDED REGISTERED VOTERS TO REPORT ANY CHANGE OF ADDRESS TO THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE, SO THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN NEXT YEAR’S ELECTIONS.

MR CHEN ALSO MADE SPECIAL APPEAL TO YOUNG PEOPLE, WHO WOULD BE THE FUTURE LEADERS OF THE SOCIETY, TO COME FORWARD FOR REGISTRATION.

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SIU SAI WAN ESTATE IN CHAI WAN WILL BE THE FIRST AREA TO BE VISITED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION TEAMS WHEN THE VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE STARTS TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

LEADING A 15-MEMBER TEAM, THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEVE BARCLAY, WILL CALL ON RESIDENTS THERE IN THE AFTERNOON TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO SIGN UP AS ELECTORS.

THE VOTER REGISTRATION TEAMS WILL MADE SIMILAR DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS DAILY FROM 9 AM TO 11 PM UNTIL OCTOBER 1. THEY WILL COVER RESIDENTIAL FLATS AND SHOPS IN CAUSEWAY BAY, NORTH POINT, QUARRY BAY, SHAU KEI WAN AND CHAI WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER’S VISIT TO SIU SAI WAN ESTATE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE SIU SAI WAN SHOPPING CENTRE, IN FRONT OF THE SIU SAI WAN BUS TERMINAL, AT 3.55 PM.

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SHAM SHUI PO VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN STARTS TOMORROW

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THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT’S VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN WILL START TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) WITH A DECORATED PUBLICITY VAN TOURING THE DISTRICT TO BROADCAST VOTER REGISTRATION MESSAGES AND THEME SONGS.

DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF WILL BE DISTRIBUTING SOUVENIRS TO RESIDENTS ALONG THE WAY.

THE ACTING SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS JENNIE CHOK, WILL VISIT HOUSEHOLDS AT THE REDEVELOPED LEI CHENG UK ESTATE TO HELP RESIDENTS REGISTER AS ELECTORS.

THE DISTRICT NOW HAS ABOUT 110,000 REGISTERED VOTERS, REPRESENTING ABOUT 44 PER CENT OF THE ELIGIBLE POPULATION.

APART FROM DAILY HOUSEHOLD VISITS, THE DISTRICT OFFICE WILL SET UP TEMPORARY REGISTRATION COUNTERS AT MTR STATIONS, THE CITY POLYTECHNIC AND OTHER CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

LETTERS HAVE ALSO BEEN SENT TO LOCAL FACTORY OWNERS AND OPERATORS TO SOLICIT THEIR SUPPORT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICER’S VISIT TO LEI CHENG UK ESTATE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). THOSE WISHING TO COVER THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT 2.40 PM AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE LEI CHENG UK SWIMMING COMPLEX.

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NEW OVERNIGHT MINIBUS ROUTE ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S PROPOSAL TO INTRODUCE A NEW OVERNIGHT GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE IN TUEN MUN WILL BE DISCUSSED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE AT A MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

AT THE SAME TIME, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE DEPARTMENT WILL PRESENT A PAPER ON THE 1990-91 SETTLED BUS ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO STUDY MEASURES TO IMPROVE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT LEUNG KING ESTATE.

/OTHER AGENDA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1990

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REPORT, THE RESTRICTION OF VEHICLE LENGTH AT LRT AND ROAD JUNCTIONS, THE TRAFFIC CONDITION OUTSIDE YAN 01 MARKET, ADDITIONAL LORRY PARKING SPACES, ROAD-CROSSING FACILITIES AT SAN WAI COURT AND ILLEGAL PARKING OUTSIDE SIU HONG COURT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TO BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM, THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD WILL, AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), CONSIDER ALLOCATING $165,000 TO UPGRADE FACILITIES AT A REST GARDEN AT PIK SHUI SUN TSUEN.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER PROVIDING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR RESIDENTS OF KAU SAI SUN TSUEN.

THEY WILL DISCUSS THE ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER AND THE REVISED CRITERIA FOR FUNDING COMMUNAL LETTER BOXES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 34 CHAN MAN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM

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OFFICE OF CNTA’S CEMETERIES MANAGEMENT BOARD ON MOVE ******

THE OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE CHINESE PERMANENT CEMETERIES, UNDER THE CNTA’S TRUST FUNDS AND CEMETERIES SECTION, WILL MOVE TO 109 GLOUCESTER ROAD, ROOM 1904, TUNG WAI COMMERCIAL CENTRE, WAN CHAI, ON MONDAY (AUGUST 20).

THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN DURING NORMAL OFFICE HOURS. APPLICATIONS IN RELATION TO CEMETER'i MATTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM 8.45 AM TO 1 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO 11 AM ON SATURDAYS.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 834 1116.

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PARENTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION

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THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR HAS STARTED FOR SOME KINDERGARTENS AND RESIDENTS WITH CHILDREN AGED THREE OR ABOVE STUDYING IN THOSE WHICH ARE REGISTERED ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR FEE REMISSION.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE NEW KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION SCHEME CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE KINDERGARTENS IN WHICH THEIR CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

"PARENTS MAY FORWARD APPLICATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT THROUGH THE KINDERGARTENS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR OR AT ANY TIME WHEN FEE REMISSION IS NEEDED," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE SAID APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE RETURNED WITH COPIES OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE KINDERGARTENS, BUT THE DEPARTMENT WILL DIRECTLY INFORM PARENTS OF THE RESULT.

"THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THE REMITTED FEES TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS THROUGH THE KINDERGARTENS," HE SAID.

A LEAFLET INTRODUCING THE KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION SCHEME HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

PARENTS MAY OBTAIN THE LEAFLETS FROM KINDERGARTENS, DISTRICT OFFICES, DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICES AND THE KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION SCHEME UNIT OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION SCHEME UNIT, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ON TEL. 839 2546 OR TEL. 839 2344.

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FIRST WORLD YOUTH MUSIC (AMP FOR HK MUSICIANS

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FIVE LOCAL TALENTED YOUNG PLAYERS OF VIOLIN OR VIOLA WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE INTENSIVE TRAINING IN SYMPHONIC MUSIC PERFORMANCE AT THE FIRST WORLD YOUTH MUSIC CAMP IN MALAYSIA NEXT MONTH.

THE WORLD YOUTH MUSIC CAMP WILL BE HELD AT THE PUTRA WORLD TRADE CENTRE, KUALA LUMPUR BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 16 AND 30.

AT THE MUSIC CAMP, A 100-MEMBER WORLD YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WILL BE FORMED UNDER THE BATON OF RENOWNED CONDUCTOR, MR MARK WIGGLESWORTH FROM ENGLAND.

SECTIONAL TUTORIALS UNDER EXPERIENCED MASTERS • FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES AND FOLLOWED BY FULL ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS WILL BE CARRIED OUT DAILY BEFORE THE PUBLIC CONCERTS TO BE HELD BY THE END OF THE MUSIC CAMP.

THE MUSIC OFFICE HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED BY THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM OF MALAYSIA TO INVITE VIOLIN/VIOLA PLAYERS AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 28 TO TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

THOSE WHO HAVE RESIDED IN HONG KONG FOR NOT LESS THAN THREE YEARS, AND HAVE ATTAINED GRADE VII IN THE ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC PRACTICAL EXAMINATION OR EQUIVALENT, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR JOINING THE MUSIC CAMP.

APPLICANTS MUST ALSO POSSESS A VALID TRAVEL DOCUMENT TO FACILITATE ENTRY TO MALAYSIA.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE AND PASS THE AUDITION TO BE ARRANGED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE LATER THIS MONTH.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH FREE BOARD AND LODGING BY THE MUSIC CAMP ORGANISERS.

HOWEVER, THEY WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR OWN ROUNDTRIP AIR PASSAGES, THEIR PERSONAL INSURANCE AND THOSE FOR THEIR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, AND A REGISTRATION FEE OF US$40 TO THE MUSIC CAMP ORGANISERS UPON ARRIVAL.

ARRANGEMENT OF A SPECIAL AIR FARE ON MALAYSIA AIRLINES CAN BE MADE THROUGH THE MUSIC CAMP ORGANISERS.

THE FINAL DECISION REGARDING THE SELECTION OF CANDIDATES RESTS WITH THE MUSIC OFFICE.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE. FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 606 5710.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE SHA TIN MUSIC CENTRE, FOURTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION BEFORE AUGUST 22.

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INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES

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THE GAZETTE PUBLISHED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) A LEGAL NOTICE TO THE EFFECT THAT THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY HAS AUTHORISED A DECREASE IN INTEREST RATE PAYABLE ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES.

AS FROM TOMORROW (AUGUST 15), THE NEW ANNUAL INTEREST RATE WILL BE 7.56 PER CENT (TAX FREE) AS AGAINST THE CURRENT RATE OF 8.04 PER CENT (TAX FREE).

INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES IS CALCULATED IN MONTHLY STEPS AND THE NEW RATE WILL BE $0.63 PER MONTH PER $100.

INTEREST WILL BE CREDITED AS BEFORE IN RESPECT OF COMPLETE MONTHS BETWEEN PURCHASE AND SURRENDER IN PAYMENT OF TAX.

INTEREST IS ONLY CREDITED WHEN CERTIFICATES ARE USED TO PAY TAX AND NO INTEREST IS DUE WHERE THE PRINCIPAL VALUE OF A CERTIFICATE IS REPAID BY A CHEQUE.

THE NEW RATE WILL APPLY TO ALL CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER AUGUST 15, 1990.

CERTIFICATES WHICH WERE ISSUED BEFORE AUGUST 15, 1990 WILL

CONTINUE TO EARN INTEREST AS FOLLOWS:

4.80 PER CENT PER ANNUM JUNE 16, FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER 1988 AND BEFORE JUNE 29, 1988;

5.28 PER CENT PER ANNUM JUNE 29, FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER 1988 AND BEFORE JULY 27, 1988;

5.76 PER CENT PER ANNUM JULY 27, FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER 1988 AND BEFORE AUGUST 17, 1988;

6.36 PER CENT PER ANNUM AUGUST 17 FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER , 1988 AND BEFORE DECEMBER 7, 1988;

6.84 PER CENT PER ANNUM DECEMBER FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER 7, 1988 AND BEFORE FEBRUARY 15, 1989;

7.32 PER CENT PER ANNUM FEBRUARY FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER 15, 1989 AND BEFORE MARCH 8, 1989;

7.80 PER CENT PER ANNUM MARCH 8, FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER 1989 AND BEFORE MARCH 22, 1989;

8.28 PER CENT PER ANNUM MARCH 22, FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER 1989 AND BEFORE JUNE 22, 1989;

7.80 PER CENT PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER

JUNE 22, 1989 AND BEFORE JULY 12, 1989;

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7.32 PER CENT PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER

JULY 12, 1989 AND BEFORE AUGUST 9, 1989;

6.84 PER CENT PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER

AUGUST 9, 1989 AND BEFORE MARCH 7, 1990;

7.08 PER CENT PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER

MARCH 7, 1990 AND BEFORE APRIL 4, 1990; AND

8.04 PER CENT PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER

APRIL 4, 1990 AND BEFORE AUGUST 15, 1990.

BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO THE GENERAL RULE THAT INTEREST CEASES TO ACCRUE AFTER 36 COMPLETE MONTHS WITHOUT SURRENDER FOR PAYMENT OF TAX.

EXAMPLE: $1,000 CERTIFICATES PURCHASED ON AUGUST 15, 1990,

SEPTEMBER 15, 1990 AND OCTOBER 15, 1990 RESPECTIVELY, SURRENDER IN PAYMENT OF TAX DUE ON NOVEMBER 14, 1990 WILL HAVE INTEREST CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

ON $1,000, AUGUST 15, 1990 TO NOVEMBER 14, 1990

3 COMPLETE MONTHS AT $6.30 PER -MONTH = $18.90

ON $1,000, SEPTEMBER 15, 1990 TO NOVEMBER 14, 1990

2 COMPLETE MONTHS AT $6.30 PER MONTH = $12.60

ON $1,000, OCTOBER 15, 1990 TO NOVEMBER 14, 1990

1 COMPLETE MONTH AT $6.30 PER MONTH = $6.30

$37.80

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UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES IN YAU TSIM TO BE CLOSED

*****

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING TO CLOSE THREE UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES IN YAU TSIM DISTRICT SO THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT DANGER TO THE OCCUPIERS AND TO THE PUBLIC.

THESE STRUCTURES ARE LOCATED AT FLAT F ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR, FLAT B ON THE 1OTH FLOOR AND FLAT D ON THE 11TH FLOOR OF NEW LUCKY HOUSE, AT THE JUNCTION OF 298-306 NATHAN ROAD AND 13-15 JORDAN ROAD.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS FROM THE HONG KONG DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 16 THIS YEAR WERE POSTED ON CONSPICUOUS PARTS OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (TUESDAY).

UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE, THE CLOSURE ORDERS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE THE DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED OUT.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT DEMOLITION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT ONCE THE CLOSURE ORDERS ARE OBTAINED.

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WATER CUT IN KOWLOON WEST ♦ * * * *

FLUSHING WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KOWLOON WEST WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO FACILITATE WATER WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT CERTAIN PREMISES BOUNDED BY A SECTION OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN NAM CHEONG STREET AND LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD, BEACON HEIGHTS AND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD PARK.

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AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (AUGUST AUCTION OF SPECIAL

18), BEGINNING AT

10 AM AT THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

A TOTAL OF 40 SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR

BIDDING. THEY ARE:

EH8388 BW38 EJ889 EL6868

CB1932 EJI 112 AS2339 HK194

EJ990 BJ860 EJI BB167

EJ3223 EG9283 AA778 EJ2277

BB3503 EK1000 BB55 CC256

EJ773 EJ267 EJ3238 BB3512

EK500 EJ3678 BL123 EJ377

EH9708 EJ399 EH6388 EJ568

EJ109 DL8897 EJ190 CC6456

EJ1823 EJ323 EH928 EJ3648

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST PAY BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED BIDDERS THAT THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER WOULD BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO A VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE AUCTION.

THE CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION MUST BE PRODUCED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE AUCTION IF THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION MARK IS TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE NAME OF A BODY CORPORATE.

PROCEEDS OF THE AUCTION WILL AS USUAL GO TO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND.

THE COMING AUCTION WILL BE THE 154TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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RIGHT-TURN BAN IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 16), THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM WAH CHEUNG STREET ONTO WAH FU ROAD NORTHBOUND IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL BE BANNED.

MOTORISTS ON WAH CHEUNG STREET HEADING FOR WAH FU ROAD NORTHBOUND ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA WATERFALL BAY ROAD TO REJOIN WAH FU ROAD NORTHBOUND.

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EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN CHEUNG CHAU * * * * ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT ADDITIONAL ROAD REPAIR WORKS, THE CLOSURE TO VILLAGE VEHICLES OF THE SECTION OF MAN SHUN LANE BETWEEN SAN HING STREET AND SAN HING BACK STREET ON CHEUNG CHAU WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19.

DURING THIS PERIOD, VILLAGE VEHICLES HEADING FOR TUNG WAN ARE REQUIRED TO DIVERT VIA KWOK MAN ROAD AND CHEUNG CHAU BEACH ROAD. THE OPERATING HOURS OF THIS ALTERNATIVE ROUTE ARE RESTRICTED TO BETWEEN 7 AM AND 11.30 AM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO GUIDE VILLAGE VEHICLE OPERATORS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED ................................. 1

$203M PORT AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT SIGNED ......................... 3

HK YOUNGSTERS URGED TO DEVELOP AN INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS .................. 4

CONTINGENCY MEASURES TAKEN DURING INDUSTRIAL ACTION ........................ 5

LOK ON PAI DESALTING PLANT TO BE SOLD FOR $37 MILLION ...................... 5

RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS ...................................... 6

HOUSEHOLD VISITS TO BOOST VOTER REGISTRATION ............................... 7

DISTRICT OFFICER CALLS ON RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP ............................. 7

DISTANCE RUNNING SEMINAR ON FRIDAY ......................................... 8

MONTH-TO-MONTH TERMS FOR GOVT SCHOOL SUPPLY TEACHERS ....................... 9

REPORT ON 1988 SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION NOW ON SALE ................ 10

GOVT LOT IN YUEN LONG TO LET BY TENDER .................................... 11

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN NORTH POINT.............................................. H

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN KWUN TONG............................................... 12

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN YUEN LONG ....................................... 12

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN FANLING ........................................... 13

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1990

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QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED

FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR EXPERIENCED AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990 WHEN COMPARED WITH THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1990, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF THE QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY RELEASED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1990.

THESE COMPARISONS ARE, HOWEVER, LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS. THE FIRST QUARTER OF A YEAR IS USUALLY A SEASONAL LOW WHILE THE THIRD QUARTER IS USUALLY MORE ACTIVE THAN THE SECOND QUARTER AS FAR AS MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY IS CONCERNED.

FIRMS IN ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, PARTICULARLY THOSE IN THE PLASTICS, ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES, EXPERIENCED AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990.

AS REGARDS THE BUSINESS PROSPECTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER, FIRMS IN MOST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, PARTICULARLY THOSE IN THE FOOD, . BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO, AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES, ANTICIPATE A FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS OVER THE SECOND QUARTER.

ON THE OTHER HAND, FIRMS IN THE PRINTING INDUSTRY EXPECT A DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER.

FIRMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR EXPERIENCED A MILD IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER, BUT EXPECT BUSINESS TO REMAIN RELATIVELY STABLE IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

IN THE DISTRIBUTIVE AND CATERING TRADES SECTOR, RESTAURANTS RECORDED A DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER, BUT OTHER FIRMS IN THIS SECTOR EXPERIENCED A GENERAL IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS.

REGARDING THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE THIRD QUARTER, HOTELS EXPECT A MILD DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS, WHILE OTHER FIRMS IN THIS SECTOR ANTICIPATE AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS.

IN THE OTHER SERVICES SECTOR, WHILE BANKS EXPERIENCED AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER, BUSINESS IN THE TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES, AND THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED SERVICES REMAINED STABLE.

REGARDING THE BUSINESS PROSPECTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER, BANKS AND FIRMS IN THE TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES EXPECT AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS, WHEREAS FIRMS IN THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED SERVICES ANTICIPATE A MILD DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS.

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ABOUT 1,000 l-l RMS .ROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AND TRADES, FORMING A CROSS-SECTION OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, PARTICIPATED IN THE SURVEY. THEY WERE ASKED ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS EXPERIENCES AND EXPECTATIONS AS WELL AS THE BUSINESS PROBLEMS THEY FACED.

FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR ENCOUNTERED IN THE SECOND QUARTER PROBLEMS OF LABOUR SHORTAGE, PARTICULARLY SKILLED LABOUR, HIGH WAGE RATES, PRICE COMPETITION FROM FIRMS IN HONG KONG, AND INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS ORDERS OR CONTRACTS. THESE PROBLEMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, FIRMS REPORTED PROBLEMS OF SHORTAGE OF LABOUR AND IN PARTICULAR, SKILLED LABOUR, PRICE COMPETITION FROM LOCAL FIRMS IN HONG KONG, ANT) HIGH WAGE RATES IN THE SECOND QUARTER. THIS SITUATION IS EXPECTED TO SUSTAIN IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

IN THE DISTRIBUTIVE AND CATERING TRADES SECTOR AND OTHER SERVICES SECTOR, A SIGNIFICANT PROPORTION OF FIRMS CITED STAFF SHORTAGE GENERALLY, HIGH STAFF TURNOVER, HIGH STAFF COSTS, AND PRICE COMPETITION AS THEIR MAJOR BUSINESS PROBLEMS IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

IN ADDITION TO THESE PROBLEMS, HOTELS WERE PARTICULARLY AFFECTED BY THE PROBLEM OF INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS WHILE BANKS HAD THE PROBLEM OF SHORTAGE OF EXPERIENCED STAFF. THESE SITUATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, RESULTS OF THE QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY, OBTAINED WITH A MINIMUM TIME LAG, ARE INTENDED TO PROVIDE A SOURCE OF REFERENCE FOR MAKING A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION OF HONG KONG.

IN THE SURVEY, PARTICIPATING FIRMS WERE ASKED TO INDICATE WHETHER, IN THEIR OPINION, THE GENERAL BUSINESS SITUATION AND LEVEL OF CAPACITY UTILISATION HAD "IMPROVED", "REMAINED THE SAME" OR "DETERIORATED" IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990 AS COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER.

THEY WERE ALSO ASKED TO INDICATE WHETHER THE SITUATION IS EXPECTED TO "IMPROVE", "REMAIN THE SAME" OR "DETERIORATE" IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1990.

THE OPINIONS OF RESPONDENTS WERE TABULATED AND ANALYSED. MOREOVER, THE SURVEY REPORT CONTAINS A SECTION ON THE BUSINESS PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED AND EXPECTED BY FIRMS IN DIFFERENT ECONOMIC SECTORS, AND A BREAKDOWN OF THE VIEWS OF FIRMS BY EMPLOYMENT SIZE GROUP.

THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT, IN A SURVEY OF THIS NATURE, THE RESULTS SHOULD BE INTERPRETED WITH CAUTION AS IT IS DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH PRECISELY THE EXTENT TO WHICH RESPONDENTS’ RECOLLECTION OF THE PAST AND PERCEPTION OF THE FUTURE ACCORDS WITH THE UNDERLYING TRENDS. '

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY PURCHASE COPIES OF THE SURVEY REPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL AND FROM THE PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, 19TH FLOOR, WANCHAI TOWER 1, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT $5.50 PER COPY.

FURTHER DETAILS OF THE QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 839 3223.

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$203M PORT AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT SIGNED

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THE FIRST WORKS CONTRACT IN RELATION TO THE PORT AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT WAS AWARDED BY THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE 20-MONTH CONTRACT, WORTH $203 MILLION, IS FOR THE DREDGING OF YAU MA TEI ANCHORAGE AND KELLETT BANK. IT HAS BEEN AWARDED TO THE CHINA HARBOURS ENGINEERING COMPANY.

"THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD IN HONG KONG’S PORT AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT," THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES, MR SIU CHUEN, SAID.

"WE ARE NOW MOVING VERY DEFINITELY INTO THE ACTUAL PHYSICAL WORK AFTER MANY YEARS OF PLANNING."

MR SIU SAID THIS PROJECT COMPRISED TWO MAJOR PORTIONS OF WORK. THE FIRST PORTION INVOLVED DREDGING WITHIN AN AREA OF ABOUT 240 HECTARES OF SEABED AT YAU MA TEI ANCHORAGE AND LOWERING THE EXISTING SEABED FROM SIX METRES TO EIGHT METRES BELOW CHART DATUM.

"THE PROJECT AIMS TO PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT MARINE ACCESS FOR USERS ALONG THE COASTLINE OF CHEUNG SHA WAN AND SHAM SHUI PO WHEN THE EXISTING MARINE ACCESS NORTH OF STONECUTTERS ISLAND IS CUT OFF BY THE CONTAINER TERMINAL NO. 8 DEVELOPMENT,” MR SIU SAID.

THE SECOND PORTION INVOLVES DREDGING WITHIN AN AREA OF ABOUT 270 HECTARES OF SEABED AT KELLETT BANK AND LOWERING THE EXISTING SEABED FROM ABOUT SEVEN METRES TO 11.5 METRES BELOW CHART DATUM TO PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT SITE FOR NINE MARINE MOORING BUOYS, THREE DISPLACED BY THE CONTAINER TERMINAL NO. 8 DEVELOPMENT AND SIX BY WEST KOWLOON RECLAMATION.

MR SIU ADDED THAT IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT FOUR MILLION CUBIC METRES AND 13 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF MARINE MUD WOULD BE DREDGED AND REMOVED FROM YAU MA TEI ANCHORAGE AND KELLETT BANK RESPECTIVELY.

"THE MARINE MUD WILL BE DISPOSED OF AT TWO MARINE SPOIL GROUNDS, ONE AT SOUTH OF CHEUNG CHAU AND THE OTHER AT EAST OF NINEPINS," HE SAID.

THE WORKS WILL COMMENCE EARLY NEXT MONTH AND BE COMPLETED IN MID 1992.

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HK YOUNGSTERS URGED T(> DEVELOP AN INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS * * * * *

LOCAL YOUNGSTERS ARE URGED TO DEVELOP AN INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS AND TO ACQUIRE A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR OWN PLACE TN A FAST CHANGING WORLD.

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR M.D. CARTLAND, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) MADE THE PLEA WHEN ADDRESSING THE OPENING OF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH VILLAGE ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS AT THE HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE.

"THE 1990’S WILL BE A PERIOD OF TRANSITION FOR HONG KONG," MR CARTLAND SAID.

HOWEVER, HE NOTED THAT THE PROCESS WAS NOT INTENDED TO ALTER THE BASIC INGREDIENTS OF HONG KONG’S SUCCESS, IN PARTICULAR HER OPEN AND EXTERNALLY ORIENTED CHARACTER.

"IT IS INCREASING IMPORTANT THEREFORE FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP AN INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS, TO LEARN TO RESPECT AND APPRECIATE THE MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES AND CUSTOMS, IDEALS AND ASPIRATIONS OF OTHERS AND TO ACQUIRE A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR OWN PLACE IN A FAST CHANGING WORLD," MR CARTLAND ADDED.

HE POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE THAT THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS SHOULD BE OFFERING, THROUGH THE YOUTH VILLAGE PROJECT, TO SOME LOCAL YOUNGSTERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET, EXCHANGE VIEWS AND SHARE (?OMMON EXPERIENCES WITH SOME OF THEIR OVERSEAS COUNTERPARTS.

"CONTACTS AND EXCHANGES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES CAN HELP TO BUILD TOWARDS THE CONSENSUS THAT IS INTERNATIONALLY ESSENTIAL.

"AT WHAT BETTER LEVEL CAN THESE EXCHANGES TAKE PLACE THAN AMONGST THE YOUNGER GENERATION?" MR CARTLAND ASKED.

LN CONCLUSION, MR CARTLAND COMMENDED THE ORGANISER FOR ITS CONTRIBUTION TO DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AND CO-OPERATION AS WELL AS AN UNDERSTANDING AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE.

ABOUT 180 YOUNG PEOPLE, INCLUDING 60 OVERSEAS VISITORS, TOOK PART IN THE PROJECT.

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CONTINGENCY MEASURES TAKEN DURING INDUSTRIAL ACTION * * * * *

THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT HAS INTRODUCED CONTINGENCY MEASURES IN THOSE AREAS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION OF TAXATION OFFICERS WHICH COMMENCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION TAKEN BY TAXATION OFFICERS TO PRESS THEIR CLAIM FOR THE CREATION OF A NEW PROMOTION RANK INVOLVED A WORK-TO-RULE AND MIGHT RESULT IN MI >R DELAYS AND INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

WHILE THE DEPARTMENT IS CONFIDENT THAT IT CAN CONTINUE TO OPERATE EFFECTIVELY, THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED THAT THERE MIGHT BE DELAYS IN THE TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES SERVICE.

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LOK ON PAI DESALTING PLANT TO BE SOLD FOR $37 MILLION ******

THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO SELL THE DESALTING PLANT AT LOK ON PAI TO CHEUNG WAH METAL COMPANY FOR $37 MILLION.

A WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE SALE COVERS THE DESALTING PLANT ITEMS BUT EXCLUDES SITE BUILDINGS, CIVIL STRUCTURES AND LAND.

"THE PURCHASER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL WORKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISMANTLEMENT, COLLECTION AND REMOVAL OF PLANT ITEMS FROM THE LOK ON PAI SITE," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THE REMOVAL OF THE PLANT ITEMS COULD TAKE ABOUT ONE YEAR TO COMPLETE.

THE DESALTING PLANT, WHICH WAS COMMISSIONED IN 1975-77, COMPRISES SIX MULTI-STAGE FLASH DISTILLATION UNITS, EACH WITH IIS OWN OIL FIRED BOILER, EVAPORATOR, TURBO-GENERATOR AND ANCILLARIES.

THE TOTAL DISTILLATE OUTPUT IS 181,800 CUBIC METRES (40 MILLION GALLONS) PER DAY.

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RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS

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THE ACTING REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR LEO KWAN, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CALLED ON ELIGIBLE ELECTORS TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS BY REGISTERING AS VOTERS.

MR KWAN WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY TO KICK OFF THE NORTH DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE IN TIN PING ESTATE, SHEUNG SHUI.

"ANYONE AGED 21 OR ABOVE BY . .IE END OF THIS YEAR, BEING A HONG KONG PERMANENT RESIDENT OR HAVING RESIDED IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS, IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE," HE SAID.

HE ALSO REMINDED REGISTERED ELECTORS WHO HAD CHANGED THEIR ADDRESSES TO NOTIFY THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE BY FILLING IN THE VOTER REGISTRATION FORM AGAIN.

"REGISTRATION AS AN ELECTOR IS A PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING.

"THE YEAR 1991 CAN BE SAID TO BE A YEAR OF ELECTIONS, IN WHICH DISTRICT BOARDS, MUNICIPAL COUNCILS AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL MARK AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG’S REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

"THROUGH ELECTIONS TO THE THREE-TIER GOVERNMENT, RESIDENTS ELECTED THEIR IDEAL CANDIDATES TO REFLECT THEIR VIEWS, BRING ABOUT COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS, OR TAKE PART IN POLICY FORMULATION," HE ADDED.

MR KWAN ALSO NOTED THAT THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE HAD LAUNCHED A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO DRIVE HOME THE VOTER REGISTRATION MESSAGE.

THESE INCLUDED HOME VISITS, MOBILE BROADCASTING TO REMOTE VILLAGES AND TEMPORARY REGISTRATION COUNTERS AT THE FANLING AND SHEUNG SHUI RAILWAY STATIONS.

PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES LAUNCHED TODAY INCLUDED A BUS PARADE, RELEASE OF BALLOONS, DISTRIBUTION OF SOUVENIRS AND A MINI-EXH I BITION.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM HUI; THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR RAYMOND PANG AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM FOUR RURAL COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT.

MEANWHILE, THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED TOMORROW (THURSDAY) EVENING AT ON TO HOUSE, CHEUNG ON ESTATE, TSING YI.

HOME VISITS WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTED AND REGISTRATION COUNTERS SET UP TO ASSIST LICAL RESIDENTS.

OTHER PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE AN EXHIBITION, A QUIZ, RAFFLE DRAWS AND DISTRIBUTION OF SOUVENIRS. RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE GALA, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 7 PM.

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HOUSEHOLD VISITS TO BOOST VOTER REGISTRATION *****

THE ACTING SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS JENNIE CHOK, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) URGED LOCAL RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS IN ORDER TO VOTE IN NEXT YEAR’S DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

MRS CHOK MADE THE APPEAL WHEN SHE WAS LEADING A TEAM OF DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF TO VISIT HOUSEHOLDS IN LEI CHENG UK ESTATE TO HELP RESIDENTS REGISTER.

FROM TODAY UNTIL OCTOBER 1, STAFF AND COMMUNITY ORGANISERS OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE VISITING EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN THE DISTRICT TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION. THEY WILL WEAR BADGES ISSUED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.

PLACES TO BE COVERED THIS WEEK INCLUDE THE NAM CHEONG ESTATE, LEI CHENG UK ESTATE, NAM SHAN ESTATE, UN CHAU STREET ESTATE AND PART OF THE NAM CHEONG WEST AREA.

MEANWHILE, TEMPORARY REGISTRATION POINTS WERE SET UP TODAY AND WILL BE SET UP, ON SATURDAY AND TUESDAY (AUGUST 18 AND 21) AT FOUR MTR STATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 19), THEY WILL BE SET UP AT KWEILIN STREET, SHEK KIP MEI COMMUNITY HALL, LAI CHI KOK PARK AND THE PO ON ROAD MARKET COMPLEX.

OFFICERS WILL ALSO VISIT THE CITY POLYTECHNIC ON AUGUST 23 AND 24 TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO REGISTER.

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THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEVE BARCLAY, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CALLED ON RESIDENTS TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS BY SIGNING UP AS ELECTORS FOR THE 1991 ELECTIONS.

"RESIDENTS NEED TO REGISTER ONLY ONCE TO VOTE IN THE DISTRICT BOARD, MUNICIPAL COUNCIL AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH, MAY AND SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR," HE SAID.

MR BARCLAY MADE THE APPEAL WHILE LEADING A REGISTRATION TEAM ON HOME VISITS TO RESIDENTS AT SUI MOON HOUSE, STU SAI WAN ESTATE.

IN THE NEXT SEVEN WEEKS STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD VISIT HOMES AND SHOPS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT TO HELP RESIDENTS REGISTER, MR BARCLAY SAID.

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AT PRESENT ABOUT 165,000 RESIDENTS IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT ARE ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL, REPRESENTING ABOUT 48 PER CENT OF THE DISTRICT’S ELIGIBLE POPULATION.

MR BARCLAY SAID THE DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD ORGANISE PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES TO ENHANCE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE WHICH RUNS UNTIL OCTOBER 1.

A VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 18) AT CITY PLAZA, TAIKOO SHING.

ON SEPTEMBER 2, A DECORATED OPEN-TOP BUS WILL TOUR THE DISTRICT TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE TO PEDESTRIANS.

MEANWHILE, MOBILE REGISTRATION COUNTERS WILL BE SET UP AT MTR STATIONS AT NORTH POINT, TAIKOO, HENG FA CHUEN AND CHAI WAN TO MAKE IT MORE CONVENIENT FOR COMMUTERS TO REGISTER.

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DISTANCE RUNNING SEMINAR ON FRIDAY ♦ * * * ♦

LOCAL RESIDENTS WISHING INVITED TO ATTEND A SEMINAR TO (AUGUST 17) EVENING.

TO TAKE PART IN DISTANCE RUNNING ARE BE HELD IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT ON FRIDAY

SPONSORED BOOSTING " (SDH).

ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE SEMINAR IS ALSO AIMED AT MEMBERSHIP OF A SPORTS CLUB - THE "SOUTHERN DISTRICT HARRIERS

A HONG KONG DISTANCE RUNNER, MR KWOK HON-KWAI, WILL SPEAK ON THE "RELATIONS BETWEEN RUNNING AND HEALTH”.

SDH’S HEAD COACH, MR MAK KWAI-SHING, WILL GIVE A TALK ON HOW TO RELIEVE WORK PRESSURE THROUGH RUNNING AND JOGGING.

THE TALKS WILL BE HISTORY AND ACTIVITIES.

FOLLOWED BY AN INTRODUCTION OF SDH’S

THERE WILL ALSO BE A TEA RECEPTION, WILL BE INVITED TO ENROL AS MEMBERS OF THE

AFTER CLUB.

WHICH

PARTICIPANTS

A SDH SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CLUB IS AN AFFILIATE OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION.

THE

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FORMED IN JULY 1987, IT IS ALSO A REGISTERED MEMBER ORGANISATION OF THE HONG KONG AMATEUR ATHLETES ASSOCIATION, HE SAID, ADDING THAT IT WILL SEND TEAMS TO SIX OPEN COMPETITIONS THIS YEAR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE "SOUTHERN DISTRICT HARRIERS" SEMINAR TO BE HELD IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE, 7-11 NAM NING STREET. IT WILL START AT 7.30 PM.

MONTH-TO-MONTH TERMS FOR GOVT SCHOOL SUPPLY TEACHERS

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MONTH-TO-MONTH TERMS WILL BE OFFERED TO SUPPLY TEACHERS SUBSTITUTING FOR A GOVERNMENT SCHOOL VACANCY LASTING THREE OR MORE MONTHS IN THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

THOSE WITH RECOGNISED TEACHING EXPERIENCE WILL BE AWARDED INCREMENTAL CREDITS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THIS IN INVITING QUALIFIED PEOPLE TO BE SUPPLY TEACHERS FOR VARIOUS SUBJECTS FOR THE 1990-91 SCHOOL YEAR IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

HOLDERS OF RECOGNISED UNIVERSITY DEGREES, COLLEGES OF EDUCATION (INCLUDING HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS' COLLEGE) TEACHER’S CERTIFICATES OR APPROVED POST-SECONDARY COLLEGE DIPLOMAS, OR EQUIVALENT, MAY APPLY.

"SHORT-TERM SUPPLY TEACHERS WILL BE APPOINTED ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE DAILY RATES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL SUPPLY TEACHERS ARE $553 OR $455, DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS AND THE POST SUBSTITUTED FOR, AND THE DAILY RATE FOR A PRIMARY SCHOOL SUPPLY TEACHER IS $393.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SERVICING UNIT OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, ROOM 334, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY.

INTENDING SUPPLY TEACHERS CAN REGISTER AT THE UNIT BUT THEY MUST BRING WITH THEM THEIR IDENTITY CARDS, DOCUMENTS CERTIFYING THEIR QUALIFICATIONS, LETTERS OF RELEASE, BANK ACCOUNT PASSBOOK AND ONE PHOTOGRAPH.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE DURING OFFICE HOURS ON TEL. 839 2329 FOR

SECONDARY SCHOOL SUPPLY TEACHERS OR 839 2331 FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

SUPPLY TEACHERS.

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REPORT ON 1988 SUR\ ;• . OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION NOW ON SALE *****

A STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED ”1988 SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION” HAS RECENTLY BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AND IS NOW ON SALE AT $28 PER COPY.

IT IS ONE TN A SERIES OF REPORTS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY ON THE SURVEY.

THE REPORT CONTAINS A WJ>E RANGE OF STATISTICS ON THE STRUCTURAL AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF MINING AND QUARRYING, MANUFACTURING, AND ELECTRICITY, GAS AND WATER IN THE YEAR 1988, BASED ON THE DATA COLLECTED FROM SAMPLED ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGED IN THESE ACTIVITIES.

EXAMPLES OF THE STATISTICAL ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT ARE:

. NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS, NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED, COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES;

. GROSS OUTPUT;

. VALUE ADDED ( A MEASURE OF CONTRIBUTION TO GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT);

. PURCHASES OF MATERIALS, SUPPLIES AND INDUSTRIAL WORK/SERVICES;

. OTHER EXPENSES;

. GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED ASSETS.

APART FROM STATISTICS RELATING TO THE YEAR 1988, THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS SOME SUMMARY STATISTICS FOR THE YEARS 1986 AND 1987 TO SHOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE ACTIVITIES IN RECENT YEARS.

THE STATISTICS CONTAINED IN THE REPORT ARE USEFUL TO BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR frOR POLICY FORMULATION, DECISION MAKING, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND MARKET RESEARCH.

THE REPORT MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL OR AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, 19TH FLOOR, WANCHAI TOWER I, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

ENQUIRIES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 839 3246.

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GOVT LOT IN YUEN LONG TO LET BY TENDER

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THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A SITE IN YUEN LONG.

COVERING AN AREA OF ABOUT 1,889 SQUARE-METRES, THE SITE IS AT THE JUNCTION OF WANG YIP STREET WEST AND HONG YIP STREET, TUNG TAU INDUSTRIAL AREA.

IT IS FOR THE USE OF OPEN STORAGE, EXCLUDING THE STORAGE OF CONTAINERS AND MOTOR VEHICLES.

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

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDER IS NOON ON AUGUST 31.

FORM OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND TENDER PLAN INSPECTED AT:

* THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND TAI KIU MARKET, NINTH - 11TH FLOOR, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG;

« THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND

« THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES KOWLOON, 1OTH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI CARPARK BUILDING, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

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URBAN CLEARWAYS IN NORTH POINT

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 17), THREE SECTIONS OF ROADS IN NORTH POINT WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS 24 HOURS DAILY FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS.

THEY ARE:

* NORTH VIEW STREET BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES SOUTH OF KING’S ROAD AND ITS JUNCTION WITH FORT STREET;

* FORT STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH NORTH VIEW STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION; AND

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF FORT STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH NORTH VIEW STREET TO A POINT ABOUT FIVE METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING RESTRICTED AREAS ON THE SAME SECTIONS OF NORTH VIEW STREET AND FORT STREET WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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URBAN CLEARWAYS IN KWUN TONG *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 17), THE SECTION OF THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF LIN TAK ROAD IN KWUN TONG FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH TAK TIN STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION, WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

ALSO, THE SECTION OF THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF ON WAH STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH ON TAK ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS IN THE URBAN CLEARWAYS.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN YUEN LONG *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 17) TO NOVEMBER 30, A SECTION OF AN UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD IN THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF TUNG TAU INDUSTRIAL AREA, IN YUEN LONG, LEADING TO SHAN PUI CHUNG HAU TSUEN WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NULLAH BUND MAINTENANCE ROAD.

DURING THE CLOSURE, ALTERNATIVE ACCESS TO SHAN PUI CHUNG HAU TSUEN WILL BE PROVIDED.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN FANLING ♦ * ♦ ♦ ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT IN ORDER TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN THE SECTION OF WO FUNG STREET BETWEEN LUEN HING STREET AND LUEN SHING STREET IN FANLING, A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 17) FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS.

THE GREEN MINIBUS STAND IN WO FUNG STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND RELOCATED TO LUEN SHING STREET.

THE SECTION OF WO FUNG STREET BETWEEN LUEN HING STREET AND LUEN SHING STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR PUBLIC LIGHT BUS URBAN CLEARWAY, AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY FOR ALL VEHICLES, AND A 24-HOUR BAN ZONE FOR VEHICLES EXCEEDING 12 METRES IN LENGTH.

DRIVERS OF PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND GREEN MINIBUSES ARE ADVISED TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS IN WO LUNG STREET AND LUEN SHING STREET RESPECTIVELY INSTEAD OF WO FUNG STREET.

IN ADDITION, THE SECTION OF SLIP ROAD 3 BETWEEN ROAD B200 AND ROAD D6 IN FANLING WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH TO VISIT ............................................... 1

ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS LEADING PHOTO/OPTICAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER .... 1

SIR EDWARD YOUDE MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS ................... 2

STUDENTS ADVISED TO APPLY EARLY FOR BRITISH UNIVERSITIES ...............

HK TO TAKE PART IN WORLD STAMP EXHIBITION ................................ 4

HOLIDAY MAIL SERVICES ..................................................

PEOPLE OBSTRUCTING BUILDING ESCAPE ROUTE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION ........... 5

FIVE OVERSTAYERS ARRESTED ..............................................

PLB URBAN CLEARWAYS IN WAN CHAI ........................................

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT ..............................

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TAI KOK TSUI .................................

TEMPORARY PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE ON TOLO HIGHWAY ........................... 8

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1990

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HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE AND PATRON AND TRUSTEE OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD SCHEME, WILL VISIT HONG KONG, JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA FROM NOVEMBER 15 TO 30 THIS YEAR, BUCKINGHAM PALACE HAS ANNOUNCED.

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ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS LEADING PHOTO/OPTICAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER *****

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING MANUFACTURERS.OF PHOTOGRAPHIC AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT.

STR DAVID WAS MET ON ARRIVAL AT THE W. HAKING INDUSTRIES LIMITED FACTORY IN NORTH POINT BY THE COMPANY’S SENIOR MANAGEMENT STAFF, INCLUDING THE CO-FOUNDERS, DR HAKING WONG, GROUP CHAIRMAN; DR PAULINE CHAN, GOVERNING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; AND MR HERBERT WONG, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

SIR DAVID WAS BRIEFED ON THE OPERATION OF THE FACTORY, WHICH WAS THE FIRST TO INTRODUCE PRECISION ENGINEERING TO HONG KONG WHEN IT STARTED MANUFACTURING OPTICAL GOODS, INCLUDING CAMERAS AND BINOCULARS, IN 1956.

THE COMPANY HAS SINCE EXPANDED INTO A NETWORK OF EIGHT-BRANCH FACTORIES IN HONG KONG AND FIVE OTHER PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN THAILAND, TAIWAN AND MACAU.

IT ALSO MAINTAINS CENTRES FOR DESIGN, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, AND DISTRIBUTION IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES. IT EMPLOYS MORE THAN 5,200 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE.

THE MANAGEMENT EXPLAINED TO SIR DAVID DURING HIS TWO-HOUR VISIT THE FUNCTIONS OF SOME SOPHISTICATED MACHINERY USED.

THE HAKING GROUP OF FACTORIES HAS A DAILY PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF 30,000 CAMERAS AND 5,000 PAIRS OF BINOCULARS. IT HAS WON NUMEROUS AWARDS IN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS COMPETITIONS.

HONG KONG’S PHOTOGRAPHIC GOODS INDUSTRY MAINLY PRODUCES STILL CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHTS, CINEMATOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, SLIDE VIEWERS AND PROJECTORS.

THE NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHIC GOODS MANUFACTURERS IN HONG KONG HAS RISEN FROM 17 TN 1975 TO 58 IN 1988. DURING THE SAME PERIOD, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ENGAGED IN THE INDUSTRY HAS INCREASED FROM 2,863 TO 7,400.

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SIR EDWARD YOUDE MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS *****

THE SIR EDWARD YOUDE MEMORIAL FUND COUNCIL ANNOUNCED I’ODAY (THURSDAY) THAT ITS FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OVERSEAS STUDIES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 1991-92 ARE NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION,

THE FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AIMED AT ENCOURAGING THE BEST STUDENTS TO PURSUE FURTHER EDUCATION IN REPUTABLE INSTITUTIONS OVERSEAS.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES FOR. THE AWARDS ARE STRONG SENSE OF COMMITMENT TO HONG KONG AND BE SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE COMMUNITY UPON RETURN STUDIES. THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO SERVE IN HONG THREE YEARS UPON GRADUATION.

EXPECTED TO HAVE A READ\ TO CONTRIBUTE FROM THEIR. OVERSEAS KONG FOR AT LEAST

THE FELLOWSHIPS ARE FOR STUDIES LEADING TO POSTGRADUATE DEGREES EITHER BY RESEARCH OR BY COURSEWORK; THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES LEADING TO FIRST DEGREES.

THE APPLICANTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FULFILLING ALL APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS OF THEIR CHOICE, AND BE OFFERED A PLACE SUBSEQUENTLY.

THE VALUE FOR THE FELLOWSHIP IS AT PRESENT $135,000 PER YEAR FOR UP TO TWO YEARS; THE VALUE FOR SCIIOLARSII I PS $120,000 PER YEAR UP TO THREE YEARS.

APPLICATION FORMS AND INFORMATION NOTES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 20) 1990 BY WRITING TO THE SECRETARY, SIR EDWARD YOUDE MEMORIAL FUND COUNCIL, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOW BLOCK, GROUND FLOOR, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

THE FORMS WILL ALSO BE HANDED OUT UPON REQUEST AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

* FINANCIAL AID SECTION, STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOW BLOCK, GROUND FLOOR, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG;

♦ CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE,

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, GROUND FLOOR, II ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG;

* OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHI PS SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ROOM 530, LEE GARDENS, FIFTH FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY; AND

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» MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, TUNG PING BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST, MONG KOK.

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE OCTOBER 12 THIS YEAR. SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AT LEAST ONE SELECTION INTERVIEW IN HONG KONG TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 1991 .

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STUDENTS ADVISED TO APPLY EARLY FOR

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BRITISH UNIVERSITIES

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) ADVISED STUDENTS SEEKING ENTRY TO BRITISH UNIVERSITIES IN 1991 TO APPLY ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE THROUGH THE UNIVERSITIES CENTRAL COUNCIL ON ADMISSIONS (UCCA) IN BRITAIN.

FOR THOSE APPLYING FOR PLACES IN OXFORD OR CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, THEY SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS AND A FEE OF SIX POUNDS STERLING TO UCCA BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1 AND OCTOBER 15 THIS YEAR, A SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL OTHER BRITISH UNIVERSITIES WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 15.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION ON THE FIFTH FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY.

MEANWHILE, APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO THE FIRST-YEAR FIRST-DEGREE, DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA COURSES AT ALL UK POLYTECHNICS AND CERTAIN COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH THE POLYTECHNICS CENTRAL ADMISSION SYSTEM (PCAS).

COMPLETED FORMS AND A SIX-POUND STERLING FEE MUST REACH PCAS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1 AND DECEMBER 15 THIS YEAR.

APPLICATION FORMS AND RELATED MATERIALS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION FROM NEXT MONTH.

THOSE WISHING TO STUDY OTHER COURSES IN THESE INSTITUTIONS SHOULD APPLY TO THEM DIRECT OR THROUGH THE BRITISH COUNCIL.

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HK TO TAKE PART IN WORLD STAMP EXHIBITION *****

THE POST OFFICE WILL PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND FROM AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 2, THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MISS ELLE SHUM, ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE WORLD STAMP EXHIBITION NEW ZEALAND 1990 IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION UNDER INTERNATIONAL PHILATELIC FEDERATION PATRONAGE TO BE HELD IN NEW ZEALAND.

IT IS HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE SIGNING OF THE TREATY OF WAITANGI IN 1840 -- WHICH IS OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE TO NEW ZEALAND AS IT FORESHADOWED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ORGANISED GOVERNMENT, AND THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST POSTAGE STAMP.

TO MARK THE OCCASION, THE FOLLOWING PHILATELIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WILL BE INTRODUCED ON AUGUST 24.

DEFINITIVE STAMP SHEETLET

A DEFINITIVE STAMP SHEETLET INCORPORATING A $10 DEFINITIVE STAMP WILL BE RELEASED. THE DESIGN OF THE SHEETLET FEATURES THE CONTAINER TERMINAL AT KWAI CHUNG AND THE LOGO OF THE EXHIBITION.

THE LOGO OF THE EXHIBITION FEATURED ON THE SHEETLET IS BASED ON THE OBLITERATING HANDSTAMPS SUPPLIED FROM ENGLAND IN 1855 FOR USE ON NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST STAMPS.

THESE SHEETLETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT $10 EACH.

SOUVENIR COVER

SOUVENIR COVERS ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE EXHIBITION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 70 CENTS EACH. SOUVENIR COVERS, AFFIXED WITH A DEFINITIVE STAMP SHEETLET AND CANCELLED WITH A SPECIAL DATESTAMP, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT $12.20 EACH.

HAND-BACK SERVICE AND PICTORIAL DATESTAMP

HAND-BACK SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE PHILATELIC OFFICES ON AUGUST 24 FOR OFFICIAL AND PRIVATELY-MADE SOUVENIR COVERS TO COMMEMORATE HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN THE EXHIBITION.

A PICTORIAL DATESTAMP WILL BF. INTRODUCED FOR THE HAND-BACK SERVICE. IN ADDITION, A CACHET WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED FOR GENERAL CANCELLATION PURPOSES.

THE ABOVE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING SEVEN PHILATELIC OFFICES: THE AIRPORT POST OFFICE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE POST OFFICE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, GRANVILLE ROAD POST OFFICE, PEAK POST OFFICE, SHA TIN CENTRAL POST OFFICE AND TSTM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE.

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HOLIDAY MAIL SERVICES

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ALL POST OFFICES, EXCEPT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE AND THE TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE, WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE HOLIDAY PERIOD FROM AUGUST 25 TO 27, THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MISS ELLE SHUM, ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE GENERAL POST OFFICE AND THE TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO NOON ON AUGUST 25.

LETTERS WILL ONLY BE DELIVERED ON AUGUST 25.

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PEOPLE OBSTRUCTING BUILDING ESCAPE ROUTE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION

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PEOPLE ARE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION IF THEY PLACE ANYTHING TO OBSTRUCT THE MEANS OF ESCAPE OF A BUILDING, A FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE REMINDER CAME AFTER A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH A FACTORY OWNER WAS FINED $10,000 BY A TSUEN WAN MAGISTRATE FOR OBSTRUCTING THE MEANS OF ESCAPE IN A KWAI CHUNG INDUSTRIAL BUILDING.

FIRE SERVICES STAFF INSPECTED THE BUILDING IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR AND FOUND A NUMBER OF ARTICLES WHICH BELONGED TO A FACTORY ON THE 22ND FLOOR LIFT LOBBY OBSTRUCTING THE MEANS OF ESCAPE.

TN SUBSEQUENT FIRE HAZARD INVESTIGATION, THE FACTORY OWNER REFUSED TO CO-OPERATE AND OBSTRUCTED THE FIRE SERVICES STAFF IN THEIR DISCHARGE OF DUTIES.

THE FACTORY OWNER WAS THUS BROUGHT TO TSUEN WAN MAGISTRACY ON MONDAY (AUGUST 13) ON TWO CHARGES. HE PLEADED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE OF CREATING A FIRE HAZARD AND WAS FINED $10,000.

HOWEVER, THE DEFENDANT PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO ANOTHER CHARGE OF OBSTRUCTING MEMBERS OF THE FIRE SERVICES ACTING IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR DUTY.

AFTER THE COURT HEARING, THE DEFENDANT WAS BOUNDED OVER FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS WITH A SURETY OF $2,000.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID UNDER SECTION 27(1) OF THE FIRE SERVICES ORDINANCE (CAP. 95), ANY PERSON WHO RESISTS OR OBSTRUCTS ANY MEMBER OF THE DEPARTMENT ACTING IN THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTY SHALL BE GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE AND SHALL BE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $2,000 AND TO IMPRISONMENT FOR SIX MONTHS.

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FTVI? OVERSTATEi’S ARRESTED

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IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATORS, ACTING ON INFORMATION ARRESTED FIVE OVERSTAYERS FROM CHINA TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE OVERS PAYERS, W:.O HELD TWO-WAY PERMITS, WERE APPREHENDED AT A GARMENT FACTORY IN KWUN TONG. THEY ARE SUSPECTED TO HAVE TAKEN UP UNAPPROVED EMPLOYMENT IN THE FACTORY.

THE GROUP CONSISTED OF FOUR WOMEN, AGED 20 TO 26, AND A 18-YEAR-OLD MAN. THEY HAVE OVERSTAY D FOR ABOUT ONE TO FIVE MONTHS IN HONG KONG.

THE FACTORY MANAGER AND ANOTHER HONG KONG RESIDENT ARE ASSISTING WITH INVESTIGATIONS.

AN IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THOSE WHO HAVE BREACHED THEIR CONDITION OF STAY IN HONG KONG ARE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION AND UPON CONVICTION TO A FINE OF $5,000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS. THOSE WHO AID AND ABET THESE PEOPLE TO COMMIT THE OFFENCES ARE ALSO LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

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PLB URBAN CLEARWAYS IN WAN CHAI *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 18), THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY:

* THE SECTION OF THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF LOCKHART ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH

CANAL ROAD WEST TO A POINT ABOUT 33 METRES EASTWARD; AND

* THE SECTION OF CANAL ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH

LOCKHART ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT FIVE METRES NORTH OF THE

SAME JUNCTION.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED AREAS, ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, EXCEPT

THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 18), THE CARPARK ON THE EASTERN KERBSIDE OF ISLAND ROAD, ADJACENT TO THE SOUTHERN END OF DEEP WATER BAY GOLF COURSE, WILL LE DESIGNATED A BAN ZONE TO PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND GOODS VEHICLES.

ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND GOODS VEHICLES, EXCEPT THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE CARPARK 24 HOURS DAILY.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SECTION OF CHI FU ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH THE ENTRANCE TO CHI FU FA YUEN BUS TERMINUS AND A POINT ABOUT 110 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TAI KOK TSUI

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE SECTION OF WONG TAI STREET FROM NO. 44 TO ITS JUNCTION WITH IVY STREET, IN TAI KOK TSUI, WILL CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC UNTIL MONDAY (AUGUST 20) TO FACILITATE URGENT ROAD WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON IVY STREET CANNOT TURN RIGHT ONTO WONG TAI STREET, WHILE THE SECTIONS OF TAI TSUN STREET AND IVY STREET BETWEEN WONG TAI STREET AND KOK CHEUNG STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED INTO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

MOTORISTS ON TAI KOK TSUI ROAD NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR WONG TAI STREET TO THE NORTH OF IVY STREET ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA CHUNG WUI STREET WESTBOUND, KOK CHEUNG STREET SOUTHBOUND AND TAI TSUN STREET WESTBOUND.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS WILL SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TEMPORARY PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE ON TOLO HIGHWAY

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. THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF TOLO HIGHWAY IN TAI PO WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS.

A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.3 KILOMETRES OF THE SLOW LANE OF TOLO HIGHWAY NORTHBOUND NEAR ISLAND HOUSE INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 18).

A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.9 KILOMETRES OF THE OUTERMOST LANE OF TOLO HIGHWAY NORTHBOUND NEAR ISLAND HOUSE INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY (AUGUST 20 AND 21).

A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.6 KILOMETRES OF THE OUTERMOST LANE OF TOLO HIGHWAY SOUTHBOUND NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI PO TAI WO ROAD WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 22 AND 23.

A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.3 KILOMETRES OF THE SLOW LANE OF TOLO HIGHWAY NORTHBOUND NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI PO TAI WO ROAD WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 23 AND 24.

A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.2 KILOMETRES OF THE SLOW LANE OF TOLO HIGHWAY SOUTHBOUND NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI PO TAI WO ROAD WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 30 AND 31.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO DRIVE WITH CARE AND APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE THEM.

PATIENCE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

JUNE ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PAYROLL FIGURES RELEASED ............. 1

PUBLICATION OF INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLANS ...........

TENDERS INVITED FOR CENTRAL/MID-LEVELS ESCALATOR LINK .................... 7

TWO DISTRICTS TO LAUNCH VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN ...................... 8

VOTER REGISTRATION VARIETY SHOW AT CITYPLAZA .......................

BUS PARADE TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION ................................ 10

ACTIVITIES LINED UP FOR JPC ............................................. 10

RETIREMENT OF 14 LONG SERVING STAFF ..................................... 11

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN SHA TIN ....................................... 12

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT....................... 12

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1990

JUNE ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PAYROLL FIGURES RELEASED

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IN JUNE 1990, THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND REPORTED BY THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE WHEN COMPARED WITH BOTH MAY 1990 AND JUNE 1989, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

COMPARED WITH MAY 1990, THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND IN JUNE 1990 INCREASED SLIGHTLY IN THE WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRY. LITTLE CHANGE WAS SHOWN IN THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY, BUT ORDERS DECREASED MODERATELY IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND TEXTILES INDUSTRIES, AND SLIGHTLY IN THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY.

COMPARING JUNE 1990 WITH JUNE 1989, THE ORDERS POSITION DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY, AND TO A LESSER EXTENT IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, TEXTILES AND WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRIES. ON THE OTHER HAND, ORDERS INCREASED IN THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND IS MEASURED IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF MONTHS AND REFERS TO ORDERS OUTSTANDING AS AT THE END OF THE REFERENCE MONTH.

ON EMPLOYMENT, THE MANUFACTURERS SURVEYED REPORTED THAT THEIR TOTAL WORKFORCE IN JUNE 1990 INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1990, BUT DECREASED BY 12 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1989.

COMPARING JUNE 1990 WITH MAY 1990, SOME INCREASES IN EMPLOYMENT WERE REPORTED IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND THE FOOD AND DRINKS INDUSTRIES, DUE MAINLY TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF SUMMER WORKERS BY SOME MANUFACTURERS SURVEYED.

ON THE OTHER HAND, EMPLOYMENT DECREASED SLIGHTLY IN THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY, WHILE THAT IN THE WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRY SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1989, EMPLOYMENT IN JUNE 1990 DECREASED SIGNIFICANTLY IN MOST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES SURVEYED, WITH THE LARGEST DECREASES RECORDED IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

HOWEVER, A SLIGHT INCREASE IN EMPLOYMENT WAS RECORDED IN THE FOOD AND DRINKS INDUSTRY OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

IN JUNE 1990, PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES SURVEYED SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE IN MONEY TERMS WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1990. OVER THIS PERIOD OF COMPARISON, PER CAPITA EARNINGS INCREASED SLIGHTLY IN THE FOOD AND DRINKS, WEARING APPAREL, PLASTIC PRODUCTS, AND THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

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ON THE OTHER HAND, PER CAPITA EARNINGS DECREASED MODERATELY IN THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY AND SLIGHTLY IN THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY.

COMPARING JUNE 1990 WITH JUNE 1989, PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES SURVEYED INCREASED BY 19 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS. SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN PER CAPITA EARNINGS WERE RECORDED IN ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES SURVEYED, WITH THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE INCREASES RECORDED IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, AND THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

IN THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES SURVEYED, EMPLOYMENT IN JUNE 1990 DECREASED SLIGHTLY WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1990 AND JUNE 1989. PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN JUNE 1990 WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS IN MAY 1990, BUT SHOWED A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE OVER JUNE 1989.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT FIGURES FOR THIS INDUSTRY COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

IN THE SELECTED SERVICE SECTORS, THE OVERALL EMPLOYMENT IN JUNE 1990 AS REPORTED BY THE COMPANIES SURVEYED INCREASED SLIGHTLY WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1990 AND JUNE 1989. PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN JUNE 1990 FOR THE SELECTED SERVICE SECTORS TAKEN TOGETHER SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1990, BUT INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY OVER JUNE 1989.

THE PERCENTAGE CHANGES IN ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS ARE SHOWN IN THE ATTACHED TABLES 1 TO 3.

THE SURVEY COVERED A PANEL OF THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES AND THE 50 LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND SELECTED SERVICE SECTORS, CHOSEN BY REFERENCE TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT SIZES IN SEPTEMBER 1986.

THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT AS THE SURVEY IS NOT BASED ON A SCIENTIFICALLY SELECTED SAMPLE, THE MAGNITUDES OF CHANGE INDICATED BY THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE MERELY A REFLECTION OF THE EXPERIENCE OF THE COMPANIES SURVEYED.

HOWEVER, GIVEN THE COMPOSITION OF THE PANEL, IT SHOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A USEFUL INDICATION OF THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE FOR MAKING A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ECONOMY IN THE SHORT TERM.

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JUNE 1990 IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AND AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, 19TH FLOOR, WANCHAI TOWER 1, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT $2.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 839 3222.

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TABLE 1 : ORDERS-ON-HAND IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

ORDERS-ON-HAND

INDUSTRY AS AT THE END OF JUNE 1990 CHANGE WHEN COMPARED WITH

MAY 90 JUNE 89

ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES (MONTHS) 4.34 (%) * (%) *

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WEARING APPAREL 4.64 41 -2

TEXTILES 2.33 -6 -5

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 3.11 -7 -7

FABRICATED METAL 4.21 -2 -11

PRODUCTS

ELECTRICAL AND 5.37 + 7

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

OTHERS 4.15 » *

* CHANGES WITHIN +/- 0.5%

TABLE 2 : EMPLOYMENT

PERSONS ENGAGED AT THE END OF JUNE 1990

CHANGE WHEN COMPARED WITH

INDUSTRY/SERVICES

ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

FOOD AND DRINKS WEARING APPAREL TEXTILES PLASTIC PRODUCTS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS OTHERS

MAY 90 JUNE 89

(%> (%)

+ 1 -12

— — ——

41 43

* -9

-1 -10

44 -20

43 -13

42 -19

* -3

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CONSTRUCTION # -1 -2

+ 1 + 3

SERVICES _ —

+ 2 + 3

BANKS + 1 -5

HOTELS * + 2

PUBLIC UTILITIES + 1 + 7

OTHERS

* CHANGES WITHIN + /- 0.5%

# PERSONS ENGAGED BY LABOUR-ONLY

COVER COMPANY SUB-CONTRACTORS

EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

EMPLOYED

TABLE 3 : PER CAPITA EARNINGS

PER CAPITA EARNINGS

INDUSTRY/SERVICES AVERAGE AS IN JUNE 1990 CHANGE WHEN COMPARED WITH

MAY 90 JUNE 89

(HK$) (%) (%)

ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 5,837 * + 19

FOOD AND DRINKS 6,458 4,743 c 402 + 2 + 1 + 17 + 15

WEARING APPAREL -5 + 12

TEXTILES PLASTIC PRODUCTS FABRICATED METAL 5,487 5,627 + 1 -2 + 23 + 20

PRODUCTS c 760 + 1 + 20

electrical and | I V V

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 7,680 * + 19

OTHERS

CONSTRUCTION # 8,358 + 20

9,930 » + 17

SERVICES MB —• •- ”

10,023 + 3 + 14

BANKS

6.464 * + 15

HOTELS 9,193 11.567 -6 + 13

PUBLIC UTILITIES + 3 + 22

OTHERS

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» CHANGES WITHIN + /- 0.5%

* PER CAPITA EARNINGS COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

NOTES TO TABLES 1-3 : UNLIKE ’’ORDERS-ON-HAND” AND ’’PER CAPITA EARNINGS”, WHICH ARE AVERAGE FIGURES AMONGST THE COMPANIES SURVEYED, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED BY THE COMPANIES SURVEYED IS NOT MEANINGFUL INFORMATION ON ITS OWN (BECAUSE THIS IS A PANEL SURVEY) AND IS THEREFORE NOT SHOWN.

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PUBLICATION OF INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLANS

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THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED THE. PUBLICATION OF ANOTHER FOUR NEW INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLANS FOR THE RURAL NEW TERRITORIES.

THE FOUR AREAS, COVERING A TOTAL AREA OF ABOUT 2,120 HECTARES, ARE AT LAU FAU SHAN AND TSIM BEI TSUI, HA TSUEN, LUNG YEUK TAU AND KWAN TEI SOUTH, AND KWU TUNG NORTH.

SOME AREAS ON THE FOUR NEW PLANS ARE DESIGNATED FOR ’’VILLAGE TYPE DEVELOPMENT” TO PROVIDE FOR NECESSARY EXPANSION OF ESTABLISHED VILLAGES.

ON THE KWU TUNG NORTH PLAN, 45 HECTARES OF LAND HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED FOR ’’OPEN STORAGE” IN ORDER TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR SUCH FACILITIES.

ON THE LAU FAU SHAN AND TSIM BEI TSUI PLAN, SEVERAL ’’SITES OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST” ARE RECOGNISED AND ZONED ACCORDINGLY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT SAID THAT ONE OF THE MAIN OBJECTIVES FOR DESIGNATING THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS WAS TO PREVENT FURTHER UNPLANNED PROLIFERATION OF OPEN STORAGE USE ONTO AGRICULTURAL LAND WHICH HAS CAUSED DEGRADATION OF THE RURAL ENVIRONMENT.

’’WITHIN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS, PERMISSION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL DEVELOPMENT, UNLESS IT IS PERMITTED UNDER THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1990, DEVELOPMENT IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE PLANS WOULD BE SUBJECT TO ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS UPON COMMENCEMENT OF THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE.

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ON ENACTMENT THE INTERIM PERMISSION AREAS WOULD BE INCLUDED IN STATUTORY DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS, AND THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING COULD THEN SERVE NOTICE REQUIRING REINSTATEMENT OF THE LAND TO THE CONDITION IT WAS IN IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE GAZETTING OF THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLANS OR RESTORATION OF THE LAND TO HIS SATISFACTION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID EXISTING USES WOULD BE TOLERATED WITHIN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS. ALSO, PERMISSION GRANTED BY THE DIRECTOR WOULD BE HONOURED WHEN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS WERE INCLUDED INTO STATUTORY DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SIX INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLANS FOR PING CHE AND TA KWU LING, KWU TUNG SOUTH, SAN TIN, MAI PO AND FAIRVIEW PARK, NAM SANG WAI, AND HO CHUNG, WHICH WERE GAZETTED ON JULY 27, WERE REPUBLISHED.

THE COVERAGE AND CONTENT OF THE SIX REGAZETTED PLANS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE ONES GAZETTED ON JULY 27. THE ONLY MAJOR CHANGE IS THE EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE REGAZETTED PLANS WERE TO REMOVE A POSSIBLE DOUBT AS TO WHETHER THE CORRECT PROCEDURES HAD BEEN FOLLOWED WHEN THE ORIGINAL PLANS WERE GAZETTED.

"THE ORIGINAL PLANS WERE NOW NULL AND VOID," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE SAID THAT PLANNING APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AN INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA WILL BE ASSESSED ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL MERITS.

FOR HO CHUNG, LAU FAU SHAN AND HA TSUEN, THE DIRECTOR’S CONSIDERATION OF THE PLANNING APPLICATIONS WILL BE GUIDED BY THE DEPARTMENTAL PLANS FOR THE AREAS, NAMELY, THE HO CHUNG OUTLINE DEVELOPMENT PLAN, THE LAU FAU SHAN LAYOUT PLAN AND THE HA TSUEN LAYOUT PLAN. THESE PLANS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

IF PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT IS REQUIRED, AN APPLICATION FOR SUCH PERMISSION SHOULD BE SENT TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG. APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE GENERAL REGISTRY, PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

INDIGENOUS NEW TERRITORIES VILLAGERS WISHING TO APPLY FOR SMALL HOUSE SITES IN AREAS COVERED BY THE NEW INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO APPLY DIRECT TO THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICER.

ALL THE 10 INTERIM PLANNING PERMISSION AREA PLANS INSPECTED UNTIL OCTOBER 17, 1990 AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES:

CAN BE

/* THE CENTRAL .......

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* THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG;

* PLANNING DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND

* RELEVANT DISTRICT OFFICES AND DISTRICT PLANNING OFFICES.

COPIES OF THE PLANS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SURVEY AND MAPPING OFFICE, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG AND THE KOWLOON MAP SALES SECTION, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT $10 EACH UNCOLOURED AND $60 EACH COLOURED.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ACQUIRED ANY OF THE SIX PLANS GAZETTED ON JULY 27, THE OLD PLANS CAN BE EXCHANGED FOR THE NEW PLANS FREE OF CHARGE UPON REQUEST.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR CENTRAL/MID-LEVELS ESCALATOR LINK

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THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HILLSIDE ESCALATOR LINK BETWEEN CENTRAL AND THE MID-LEVELS.

A TENDER NOTICE WAS PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY) IN THE GAZETTE.

CONSTRUCTION WORKS WILL START LATER THIS YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

THE ESCALATOR LINK WILL COMPRISE COVERED FOOTBRIDGES AND 23 COVERED TRAVELATORS AND ESCALATORS. IT WILL PROVIDE A MORE ATTRACTIVE, CONVENIENT AND PHYSICALLY LESS DEMANDING PEDESTRIAN ACCESS FROM THE CENTRAL DISTRICT TO CONDUIT ROAD.

THE ESCALATOR LINK WILL START FROM THE EXISTING ELEVATED WALKWAY IN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

FROM THE NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING OF HANG SENG BANK, THE LINK WILL CROSS DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BY TWO FOOTBRIDGES LEADING TO AN ENCLOSED WALKWAY IN CENTRAL MARKET.

IT THEN CROSSES QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL BY A FOOTBRIDGE, AND PROCEEDS UP COCHRANE STREET AND HOLLYWOOD ROAD BY ESCALATORS AND TRAVELATORS ON AN ELEVATED STRUCTURE.

THE LINK CONTINUES AT GROUND LEVEL ALONG SHELLEY STREET AND THEN CROSSES THE JUNCTION AT CAINE ROAD BY A FOOTBRIDGE.

/FROM SHELLEY .......

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FROM SHELLEY STREET, IT CONTINUES ON AN ELEVATED STRUCTURE UP MOSQUE JUNCTION, PEEL STREET, ACROSS ROBINSON ROAD, AND THEN AT GROUND LEVEL UP TO CONDUIT ROAD.

ESCALATORS AND STAIRWAYS CONNECTING THE ELEVATED SECTION OF THE SYSTEM AND THE ADJACENT GROUND LEVEL ROADS WILL BE PROVIDED AT INTERMEDIATE LOCATIONS, SO THAT PEDESTRIANS CAN JOIN OR LEAVE THE ESCALATOR LINK AT CONVENIENT POINTS ALONG THE ROUTE.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA LTD FOR HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT, HONG KONG REGION.

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TWO DISTRICTS TO LAUNCH VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN

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THE VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN IN TWO DISTRICTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND WILL BE LAUNCHED THIS WEEKEND.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR DAVID LAN, WILL OFFICIATE AT A CEREMONY TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO START OFF THE CAMPAIGN IN WAN CHAI DISTRICT. OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PETER MANN, AND THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY LAM.

MR LAN WILL SPEAK AT A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY. OTHER SPEAKERS INCLUDE OMELCO MEMBER MRS RITA FAN, AND A LINGNAN COLLEGE LECTURER, MR LI PANG-KWONG.

THE EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM ON THE 22ND FLOOR OF LEE GARDENS HOTEL, CAUSEWAY BAY.

ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 19), THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION PROGRAMME WILL START OFF WITH A BUS PARADE NEAR ABERDEEN CENTRE, NAM NING STREET. THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HUI YUNG-CHUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AT A CEREMONY TO MARK THE EVENT AT 10 AM.

THE OPEN-TOP BUS WILL TOUR CHI FU FA YUEN, WAH FU ESTATE, WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE, LEE TUNG ESTATE, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE AND AP LEI CHAU MAIN STREET.

IN ADDITION, A POP CONCERT TO SPREAD THE VOTER REGISTRATION MESSAGE WILL BE HELD AT THE ABERDEEN PROMENADE, BEGINNING AT 8 PM. THERE WILL ALSO BE A QUIZ CONTEST AND A KARAOKE SESSION.

/THE SOUTHERN .......

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1990

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING OF THE CONCERT.

MRS MAUREEN

CHAN,

WILL

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE LAUNCHING OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN IN THE WAN CHAI AND SOUTHERN DISTRICTS TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AND ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 19) RESPECTIVELY. THE WAN CHAI PROGRAMME WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR.

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VOTER REGISTRATION VARIETY SHOW AT CITYPLAZA

*****

A FIVE-HOUR VARIETY SHOW ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE TO BOOST VOTER REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD AT CITYPLAZA, TAIKOO SHING TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

BEGINNING AT 3 PM, THERE WILL BE PERFORMANCES BY POP SINGERS MR TIMOTHY WONG AND MISS SHIRLEY WONG, AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT CHILDREN’S CHOIR; A DRAMA AND MAGIC SHOWS.

REGISTRATION COUNTERS WILL BE SET UP TO ENABLE RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP. SOUVENIRS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AND A VIDEO ON THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME WILL BE SHOWN.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEVE BARCLAY, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION VARIETY SHOW TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT PALM COURT, CITYPLAZA PHASE 1, SECOND FLOOR, TAIKOO SHING. IT WILL BEGIN AT 3 PM.

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BUS PARADE TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION

* * * * *

THE ACTING YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JOSEPH LAI, AND POPULAR DISC JOCKEYS, MR TSANG CHI-WAH AND MISS CANDY CHEA, WILL VISIT VARIOUS PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES IN YUEN LONG TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

THE VISIT WILL FOLLOW A BRIEF LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THE DISTRICT’S VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE TO BE HELD AT YUEN LONG PLAZA AT 2.30 PM. MR JOSEPH LAI WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

THE PARTY WILL THEN BOARD AN OPEN DOUBLE-DECKER AND TOUR YUEN LONG ESTATE, SHUI BIN WAI ESTATE AND LONG PING ESTATE TO DISTRIBUTE VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS AND HELP ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO REGISTER.

THEY WILL ALSO VISIT BUSY DOWNTOWN SPOTS IN KAU YUK ROAD, TAI YUK ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE. THE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT YUEN LONG PLAZA, 149-151 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG.

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ACTIVITIES LINED UP FOR JPC

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1990 IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL (JPC) SCHEME IN THAT VARIOUS EVENTS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED ONE AFTER ANOTHER WHILE MORE ARE EXPECTED IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.

AT A CENTRAL MEETING HELD AT THE POLICE OFFICERS’ CLUB TODAY (FRIDAY), REPRESENTATIVES FROM 19 JPC DISTRICT COUNCILS PROUDLY LOOKED BACK WITH SATISFACTION AT THE SERIES OF ACTIVITIES HELD IN THE PAST MONTHS.

PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITIES WAS ENCOURAGING AND NEW IDEAS SUCH AS THE LEADERS’ CAMP DREW FAVOURABLE COMMENTS FROM ALL PARTIES.

THEY WERE PARTICULARLY IMPRESSED BY THE LATEST ITEM ON THE LONG LIST - A 19-DAY VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM BY WINNERS OF THE 1990 HELP THE POLICE FIGHT YOUTH CRIME COMPETITION.

LOOKING AHEAD, THE JPC SUMMER CAMP IS JUST THREE DAYS AWAY WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED SHORTLY BY THE LAUNCHING OF THE JPC ANNUAL AWARD SCHEME.

/THE COMMISSIONER .......

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THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR LI KWAN-HA, IN AN ADDRESS TO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS JUST BEFORE THE MEETING, SAID THAT THE JPC SCHEME HAD PROVED TO BE PERSISTENT AND POPULAR.

SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1974, THE SCHEME HAD SUCCESSFULLY BUILT UP A COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN THE YOUTH OF HONG KONG AND THE POLICE, HE SAID.

"AS AT MAY 1990, THERE WERE OVER 160,000 JPC MEMBERS AND SOME 15,000 JPC LEADERS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN JPC ACTIVITIES.

"THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY JPC IS RECOGNISED AS THE MOST POPULAR YOUTH ORGANISATION IN HONG KONG," MR LI SAID.

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RETIREMENT OF 14 LONG SERVING STAFF

* » « » *

FOURTEEN STAFF OF THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATIONS WHO, TOGETHER HAVE ACCUMULATED A TOTAL OF 349 YEARS OF SERVICE, RETIRED TODAY (FRIDAY).

OF THE LONG-SERVING STAFF, 10 WERE FROM THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION AND FOUR FROM THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION. THEY HAVE EACH SERVED AN AVERAGE OF 25 YEARS.

SIX OF THEM HAVE SERVED IN THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION FOR OVER 30 YEARS WITH TWO OF THEM MORE THAN 40 YEARS OF SERVICE.

AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET TODAY (FRIDAY), THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR HAROLD KWOK, PRESENTED THEM WITH RETIREMENT SOUVENIRS AND PRAISED THEM FOR THEIR LOYALTY AND SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS. HE SAID:

"MANY DEVELOPMENTS HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE ORGANISATIONS OVER THE PAST YEARS TO MEET THE CHANGING NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.

"THOSE WHO ARE RETIRING TODAY CAN TAKE PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT THROUGH THEIR HARD WORK AND DEVOTION TO DUTY, THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED IN NO SMALL MEASURES TOWARDS THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF BOTH THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATIONS."

JOINED BY SENIOR STAFF OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATIONS, MR KWOK BADE FAREWELL TO EACH OF THE RETIRING STAFF AND WISHED THEM GOOD HEALTH, PROSPERITY AND A HAPPY RETIREMENT.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN SHA TIN

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT RE-SURFACING WORK, A SECTION ABOUT SOUTHBOUND NEAR CITY ONE SHATIN LANE AT A TIME AUGUST 27.

VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ONE SUNDAY (AUGUST 19) TO

500 WILL

IN ORDER TO FACILITATE

METRES OF SHA

BE

BETWEEN

TEMPORARILY

8 PM

AND

TIN ROAD

CLOSED TO

6 AM FROM

MOTORISTS ARE

APPROPRIATE TEMPORARY

URGED TO DRIVE WITH TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE SET

CARE

UP TO

AND GUIDE

PATIENCE MOTORISTS.

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.TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT

*****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT WILL BE CLOSED AT 1 AM INSTEAD OF 7 AM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 19) FOR THE HOLDING OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CULTURAL PLAZA.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

RS URGES RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP ..................................................... 1

CIVIC EDUCATION CONDUCIVE TO POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT ................................ 1

MEETING ON BETTER SAFEGUARDS FOR OXYGEN SUPPLY .................................... 2

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD BY AUCTION ............................................... 3

2,000 STUDENTS SEEK ADVICE ........................................................ 4

BLITZ ON ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN ........................................... 4

VOTER REGISTRATION IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ......................................... 5

RESIDENTS URGED TO SPREAD VOTER REGISTRATION MESSAGE .............................. 6

SAI KUNG AND YUEN LONG RESIDENTS URGED TO SIGN UP ................................  6

HK TEAM WON FIRE SERVICES INTERPORT TOURNAMENT..................................... 7

CSD CAREER DISPLAYS AT MTR STATIONS ............................................... 7

CSD PUBLICITY ON 'BEATING THE RETREAT' ............................................ 8

THREE UK SUPERINTENDENTS ARRIVED .................................................. 9

DB TO DISCUSS TOWN PLANNING BILL ................................................. 10

THIRD IRC IN TUEN MUN TO OPEN .................................................... 10

TEMPORARY URBAN CLEARWAY IN CENTRAL .............................................. 11

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN FANLING ................................................ 11

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1990

1 RS URGES RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP * * ♦ ♦ ♦

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR DAVID LAN, TODAY (SATURDAY) CALLED ON RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP AS ELECTORS AND TO VOTE IN NEXT YEAR’S THREE ELECTIONS.

SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY TO START OFF THE WAN CHAI VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN, MR LAN SAID MORE THAN 150 ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN PLANNED IN THE 19 DISTRICTS DURING THE REGISTRATION PERIOD WHICH WOULD LAST UNTIL OCTOBER 1.

ALSO, THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION WOULD ORGANISE A NUMBER OF TERRITORY-WIDE PUBLICITY FUNCTIONS WITH VARIOUS OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO HELP BOOST THE VOTER POPULATION, HE SAID.

MR I,AN ADDED THAT A GALA SHOW WOULD BE HELD AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE ON AUGUST 25 WITH THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID FORD, AS THE MAIN OFFICIATING GUEST.

MEANWHILE, THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PETER MANN, SAID DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF WOULD VISIT SOME 33,000 HOUSEHOLDS AND 80 COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT TO HELP ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS REGISTER.

A NUMBER OF MOBILE REGISTRATION BOOTHS WOULD BE SET UP AT THE DISTRICT’S MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATIONS AND AT WAN CHAI FERRY PIER, HE ADDED.

A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR WAS ALSO HELD TODAY FOLLOWING THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY. THE SPEAKERS WERE MR LAN, OMELCO MEMBER MRS RITA FAN AND A LINGNAN COLLEGE LECTURER, MR LI PANG-KWONG.

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CIVIC EDUCATION CONDUCIVE TO POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT »»»»»»

HONG KONG MUST CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM TO MEET RESIDENTS’ NEEDS AND TO ENABLE A SMOOTH CHANGEOVER OF SOVEREIGNTY IN 1997.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR DAVID LAN, SAID THIS TODAY (SATURDAY) AT A SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE ON "THE RELATIONSHIP OF CIVIC EDUCATION AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT".

MR LAN SAID A CHARACTERISTIC OF HONG KONG’S REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM WAS THE IMPORTANCE ATTACHED TO PUBLIC CONSULTATION IN THE POLICY MAKING PROCESS.

/ON CIVIC .......

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ON CIVIC EDUCATION, HE SAID THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION SET UP IN MAY 1986 SOUGHT TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY BUILDING AND TO INSTIL A SENSE OF BELONGING AMONG RESIDENTS.

THE GOVERNMENT ATTACHED MUCH IMPORTANCE TO PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION AND ABOUT $5.3 MILLION HAD BEEN EARMARKED FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS TO CARRY OUT RELATED ACTIVITIES THIS YEAR, HE SAID.

MR LAN SAID CIVIC EDUCATION WOULD PLAY AN EVEN MORE IMPORTANT ROLE IN POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE 1990’S FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF DIRECTLY ELECTED MEMBERS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL NEXT YEAR.

THE EMPHASIS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION’S WORK THIS YEAR WOULD BE TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN THE ELECTIONS, HE ADDED.

MR LAN ALSO CALLED ON THOSE WHO WERE INTERESTED IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION TO CONTINUE THEIR GOOD WORK WHICH WAS CONDUCIVE TO THE COMMUNITY’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT.

OTHER SPEAKERS AT TODAY’S SEMINAR WERE OMELCO MEMBER MRS RITA FAN AND A LINGNAN COLLEGE LECTURER, MR LI PANG-KWONG.

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MEETING ON BETTER SAFEGUARDS FOR OXYGEN SUPPLY

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OFFICIALS FROM THE HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT MET REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HONG KONG OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE COMPANY THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING TO GET DETAILS OF THE COMPANY’S PLANS TO INTRODUCE MORE STRINGENT SAFETY MEASURES AND HOW TO FIT TN WITH THE OPERATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

AT THE MEETING, THE HONG KONG OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE COMPANY OUTLINED THE MEASURES THAT IT IS GOING TO INTRODUCE TO ENSURE INTEGRITY OF MEDICAL GASES FROM PRODUCTION UP TO DELIVERY. THE HOSPITAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ALSO OUTLINED PLANS UNDER CONSIDERATION TO SAFEGUARD THE USE OF MEDICAL GASES TN HOSPITALS.

BOTH PARTIES FELT THAT THE MEETING HAD FOSTERING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF EACH OTHER’S SPIRIT OF MUTUAL COOPERATION IN THEIR ENDEAVOURS SUPPLY AND USE OF MEDICAL GASES.

BEEN USEFUL IN

OPERATION AND A

TO SAFEGUARD THE

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1990

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A SECOND MEETING IS SCHEDULED

IN ABOUT FOUR WEEKS.

HSD OFFICIALS WHO MET THE HONG KONG OXYGEN THIS MORNING INCLUDED THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOSPITAL SERVICES (PROFESSIONAL SERVICES), DR LAWRENCE LAI FOOK-MING, AND THE DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF PHARMACIST, MRS JOSEFINA SEN. THE HONG KONG OXYGEN REPRESENTATIVES ARE THE COMPANY’S MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR DAVID FULLER, AND GENERAL MANAGER, MRS BRENDA SMITH.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD BY AUCTION *****

FORTY SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS PUT UP FOR AUCTION THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING FETCHED A TOTAL OF $1,228,000 WHICH WILL GO TO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

THE AUCTION, WHICH WAS HELD AT THE RECITAL HALL OF THE CITY HALL, SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER EJI FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $350,000.

ANOTHER NUMBER BW38 WAS SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $130,000, WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $2,500 FOR EJ3648.

FOLLOWING ARE THE RESULTS OF TODAY'S AUCTION:

$ $ $ $

EH8388 16,000 BW38 130,000 EJ889 30,000 EL6868 120,000

CB1932 13,000 EJI 112 12,000 AS2339 5,000 HK194 8,000

EJ990 13,000 BJ860 15,000 EJI 350,000 BB167 8,000

EJ3223 20,000 EG9283 4,000 AA778 45,000 EJ2277 20,000

BB3503 4,000 EK1000 50,000 BB55 80,000 CC256 8,000

EJ773 9,000 EJ267 5,000 EJ3238 1 1,000 BB3512 3,000

EK500 60,000 EJ3678 3,000 BL123 60,000 EJ377 10,000

EH9708 3,000 EJ399 10,000 EH6388 7,000 EJ568 6,000

EJ109 10,000 DL8897 4,500 EJ190 12,000 CC6456 5,000

EJ1823 8,000 EJ323 18,000 EH928 30,000 EJ3648 2,500

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WERE REQUIRED TO PAY BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING.

THE NUMBERS AUCTIONED WILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

TODAY’S SALE, THE 154TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT

SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY REALISED SO FAR TO $104,572,505.

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2,000 STUDENTS SEEK ADVICE * * * * *

ABOUT 2,000 SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVERS LAST WEEK SOUGHT ADVICE AND GUIDANCE ON THEIR CHOICE OF CAREERS AND STUDIES FROM THE CAREERS EDUCATION CENTRE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS CALLING AT THE CENTRE WAS 10 TIMES MORE THAN USUAL.

TO PROVIDE CONVENIENCE TO STUDENTS WHO NEEDED INFORMATION ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER STUDIES, TRAINING AND VARIOUS PROFESSIONS AFTER THE RELEASE OF THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION RESULTS, THE CAREERS EDUCATION CENTRE EXTENDED ITS OPENING HOURS FROM 8.30 AM TO 6 PM FROM LAST TUESDAY TO FRIDAY, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB ALSO OFFERED THEIR ASSISTANCE IN THE CENTRE.

APART FROM HANDING OUT APPLICATION FORMS AND PAMPHLETS ON TRAINING AND STUDY OPPORTUNITIES, STAFF OF THE CENTRE WERE ON HAND TO OFFER ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS WHO NEEDED COUNSELLING.

ONE IN EVERY TWO OF THE STUDENTS WHO CALLED AT THE CENTRE LAST WEEK REQUESTED INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING ON THEIR CHOICE BETWEEN FUTURE STUDIES AND CAREERS.

GUIDANCE AND ADVICE WERE ALSO GIVEN OVER THE PHONE TO SOME 970 STUDENTS.

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BLITZ ON ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN

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THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AGAINST TAKING ON CHILDREN IN DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

TODAY (SATURDAY) WARNED EMPLOYERS INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS, PARTICULARLY

THE REMINDER FOLLOWED A

THE DBPAETMEHT LAST WBBK'Ih'wHICH^^S^^FACTORIES ILLEGALLY EMPLOYED 13 WORKERS AGED BETWEEN 13 AND 14

• BY HAVE

ACCORDING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN RFGIH attomq wunv AGE °F 15 MUST N0T BE EMPLOYED iS ANY INDUSTOIA^

TH0SE AGED BETWEEN 13 AND 14 MIGHT BE EMPLOYED RESTRICTION?BS IN A N0N~INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT SUBJECT REO1K1U1lUNo.

, CHILDREN UNDERTAKING

ONLY FOR TO CERTAIN

/"EMPLOYERS SHOULD .......

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1990

’’EMPLOYERS SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT PARTICULARLY WHEN OFFERING EMPLOYMENT TO STUDENTS SEEKING SUMMER JOBS,” THE SENIOR LABOUR OFFICER (WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS), MR CHAN KWOK-KUEN, SAID.

THE ONE-DAY OPERATION WAS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S EFFORTS TO PREVENT ILLEGAL CHILD EMPLOYMENT WHICH MAY INTERFERE WITH A CHILD’S SCHOOLING AND WHICH MAY POSE POSSIBLE SAFETY AND HEALTH PROBLEMS.

"MORE THAN 110 LABOUR INSPECTORS TOOK PART IN THE OPERATION WHICH COVERED 3,880 INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS AND 518 NON-INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE TERRITORY," MR CHAN NOTED.

"ANY EMPLOYER WHO BREACHES THE PROVISIONS ON CHILD EMPLOYMENT IS LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $20,000," HE ADDED.

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VOTER REGISTRATION IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ♦ * ♦ ♦ *

THREE DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL LAUNCH THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

A DISC JOCKEY SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 9 AM AT CINEMA SQUARE, TAI PO, TO START OFF THE DISTRICT’S VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A BUS PARADE AND VISITS TO 17 CHINESE RESTAURANTS BY 70 VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST RESIDENTS TO REGISTER.

IN TSUEN WAN, A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM ON THE PODIUM OUTSIDE TSUEN WAN MTR STATION, NEAR THE LUK YUENG SHOPPING ARCADE, WITH THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RAYMOND YOUNG, OFFICIATING.

MEANWHILE, THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KIM SALKELD, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE DISTRICT’S VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN AT 10.30 AM AT THE PAK TAI PLAYGROUND ON CHEUNG CHAU. IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VARIETY SHOW AND AN EXHIBITION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE IN TAI PO, TSUEN WAN AND CHEUNG CHAU TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE CHEUNG CHAU EVENT. A PRESS LAUNCH "CLEMENTI" WILL LEAVE THE MARINE DEPARTMENT PIER, CENTRAL, AT 9 AM. INFORMATION OFFICER, MR RAYMOND TAM, WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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RESIDENTS URGED TO SPREAD ♦ *

VOTER REGISTRATION MESSAGE * * »

EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEVE BARCLAY, TODAY (SATURDAY) URGED LOCAL RESIDENTS TO ENCOURAGE THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

"IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED AS VOTER, OR THAT YOUR ADDRESS OR OTHER DETAILS NEED UPDATING, PLEASE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT NOW," MR BARCLAY SAID.

HE WAS SPEAKING AT A VARIETY SHOW AT CITYPLAZA THIS AFTERNOON. IT WAS THE LARGEST IN A SERIES OF PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE TO ATTRACT LOCAL RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

MR BARCLAY AND THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, LATER KICKED OFF TWO FOOTBALLS BEARING THE SIGNATURES OF VARIOUS DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF. AFTER THAT, THE AUDIENCE WAS TREATED TO SINGING PERFORMANCES AND DRAMAS.

OTHER ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED NEXT MONTH WILL INCLUDE A BUS PARADE AND PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES AT MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

MEANWHILE, DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF ARE CONTINUING THEIR DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS UNTIL OCTOBER 1 TO HELP RESIDENTS FILL IN VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS.

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SAI KUNG AND YUEN LONG RESIDENTS URGED TO SIGN UP * * * ♦ * *

THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR FREDERICK TONG, TODAY (SATURDAY) MADE DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS IN SAI KUNG AND TSEUNG KWAN O TO ASSIST RESIDENTS TO FILL IN VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS.

HE SAID THE LARGE-SCALE REGISTRATION EXERCISE AIMED AT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO SIGN UP AS VOTERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S DISTRICT BOARDS, MUNICIPAL COUNCILS AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

"THE SUCCESS OF THESE ELECTIONS WILL DEPEND ON RESIDENTS’ PARTICIPATION," HE STRESSED.

THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE HAS DEPLOYED 20 COMMUNITY ORGANISERS TO MAKE HOUSEHOLD AND SHOP VISITS DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD FROM AUGUST 15 TO OCTOBER 1.

THE REGISTRATION EXERCISE IN TSEUNG KWAN 0 WILL BE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 20 FOR THE NEWCOMERS AT KING LAM ESTATE, YAN MING COURT AND FU NING GARDEN TO REGISTER.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1990

MEANWHILE, THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE HELD A BUS PARADE IN THE DISTRICT TODAY TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JOSEPH LAI, THE BUS TOUR COVERED YUEN LONG ESTATE, SHUI PIN WAI ESTATE AND LONG PING ESTATE. POPULAR DISC JOCKEYS MR TSANG CHI-WAH AND MISS CANDY CHEA ALSO ASSISTED IN THE PUBLICITY DRIVE.

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HK TEAM WON FIRE SERVICES INTERPORT TOURNAMENT *****

THE HONG KONG FIRE SERVICES TEAM PERFORMED MARVELLOUSLY IN THE SIXTH HONG KONG-MACAU FIRE SERVICES INTERPORT TOURNAMENT AND SUCCESSFULLY RETAINED THE INTERPORT TROPHY.

THE 56-MEMBER DELEGATION LED BY A CHIEF FIRE OFFICER, MR CHEUNG SHU-SHING, TOOK PART IN THE TWO-DAY TOURNAMENT HELD IN MACAU ON AUGUST 16 AND 17.

THE HONG KONG TEAM WON THE SOCCER AND THE VOLLEYBALL MATCHES BY 1 TO 0 AND 3 TO 0 RESPECTIVELY. BOTH SIDES SCORED NIL IN THE VETERAN SOCCER MATCH, WHILE HONG KONG LOST 4 TO 5 TO MACAU IN TABLE TENNIS.

THE TOURNAMENT ENDED IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE, WITH THE HONG KONG FIRE SERVICES TEAM WINNING THE INTERPORT TROPHY FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

MEANWHILE, 20 MEMBERS OF THEHONG KONG DELEGATION WILL ATTEND A CEREMONY TODAY (SATURDAY) AT THE MACAU JOCKEY CLUB TO CELEBRATE THE ANNUAL PORTUGUESE FIREMAN DAY.

THE DELEGATION WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG TOMORROW.

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CSD CAREER DISPLAYS AT MTR STATIONS *****

A CAREER DISPLAY HELD BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) STARTED TODAY (SATURDAY) AT THE KWUN TONG MTR STATION.

THE DISPLAY, WHICH WILL LAST UNTIL TUESDAY (AUGUST 21), WILL FOCUS ON THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT, PARTICULARLY THE CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR OFFENDERS, BOTH ADULT AND YOUNG, AND DRUG ADDICTS.

ANOTHER DISPLAY WILL BE HELD AT THE CENTRAL MTR STATION FROM TUESDAY TO THURSDAY (AUGUST 21 TO 23).

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A CSD SPOKESMAN SAID THE MTR CAREER DISPLAYS FORMED PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S MAJOR RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN FOR 1990-91.

"SIMILAR CAREER DISPLAYS RECENTLY HELD AT NEW TOWN PLAZA IN SHA TIN AND AT CITYPLAZA IN TAIKOO SHING, HAD ATTRACTED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS," HE NOTED.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT HE EXPECTED THE MTR DISPLAYS TO BE EQUALLY POPULAR AND TO ACHIEVE THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING RESIDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEPARTMENT’S WORK.

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THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) TODAY (SATURDAY) HELD A PUBLICITY EXERCISE AT THE STAR FERRY PIER IN CENTRAL FOR THE "BEATING THE RETREAT” SHOW BY CSD SCOUTS NEXT MONTH.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY CSD AND THE HONG KONG ISLAND 221ST SCOUT GROUP, THE SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14 TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

THE MAIN PERFORMERS WILL BE A GROUP OF TRAINING CENTRE INMATES OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND 221ST SCOUT GROUP WHO WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR MUSIC TALENT AND MAGNIFICENT MARCHING DISPLAY.

TODAY’S PUBLICITY ACTIVITY INCLUDED A PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY INTRODUCING THE "BEATING THE RETREAT" SHOW, THE HISTORY OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND 221ST SCOUT GROUP AND THE VARIOUS SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES THE GROUP HAD PARTICIPATED IN.

MEMBERS OF THE SCOUT GROUP ALSO PRESENTED BAND PERFORMANCES.

THE CSD’S ACTING SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (YOUNG OFFENDERS), MR TAM KAM-CHUNG, SAID MORE ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN LINED UP FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO PUBLICISE THE "BEATING THE RETREAT" SHOW.

"FOR EXAMPLE, THERE WILL BE A TRAM PARADE IN THE CENTRAL AND CAUSEWAY BAY AREAS NEXT FRIDAY," HE SAID.

"THIS YEAR’S ’BEATING THE RETREAT’ SHOW HAS SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE INMATE SCOUTS BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT IS ORGANISED FOR CHARITY," MR TAM ADDED.

SCOUTING ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE CSD ARE AIMED AT HELPING YOUNG INMATES TO DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIALS, CULTIVATE THEIR SELF-CONFIDENCE, AND APPRECIATE THE MEANING OF DISCIPLINE AND TEAM SPIRIT.

ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE "BEATING THE RETREAT" SHOW, AT $10 EACH, ARE NOW ON SALE AT ALL URBTIX OUTLETS.

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THREE UK SUPERINTENDENTS ARRIVED *****

UK SECONDERS ARRIVE WITH ’SHOPPING’ LISTS.

THREE POLICE SUPERINTENDENTS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE GEARING THEMSELVES FOR TWO YEARS CHALLENGING SECONDMENT WITH THE FORCE.

THE SECONDERS, MR MALCOLM ROBERT HEBRON FROM SUSSEX, MR PETER WILLIAMS FROM DORSET AND MR MICHAEL DAVIES FROM GWENT, ARE NOW ON A FAMILIARISATION TOUR AROUND VARIOUS FORMATIONS HAVING ARRIVED IN THE TERRITORY EARLY THIS MONTH.

PAYING THEIR FIRST VISIT TO HONG KONG, ALL THREE AGREED THAT THERE WAS A LOT TO BE LEARNED FROM THE FORCE WHILE AT THE SAME TIME INTERCHANGING VIEWS ON POLICING WITH LOCAL OFFICERS.

MR HEBRON WILL BE INITIALLY POSTED TO HOMANTIN, MR DAVIES TO NORTH POINT AS DIVISIONAL COMMANDERS AND MR WILLIAMS TO TAI PO AS THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT COMMANDER, OPERATIONS.

AS A CAREER DETECTIVE, MR HEBRON IS PARTICULARY INTERESTED IN THE WORK OF THE ORGANISED AND SERIOUS CRIME GROUP AND TRIAD PROBLEMS.

THE WORK OF THE HEADQUARTERS CRIME UNIT IS OF PARTICULAR RELEVANCE TO HIM AS THE IDEA OF FORMING A NATIONAL SERIOUS CRIME UNIT IS AT PRESENT BEING MOOTED IN THE UK.

IN RETURN, MR HEBRON SAYS HE CAN OFFER HIS EXPERIENCE IN UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS AND SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUES TO LOCAL DETECTIVES.

MR DAVIES HAS BEEN TASKED BY HIS CHIEF CONSTABLE TO TAKE A DETAILED LOOK AT THE FORCE’S APPROACH TO PUBLIC ORDER SITUATION, DRUG CONTROL AND THE WORK OF THE COMPLAINTS AGAINST POLICE OFFICE.

MR WILLIAMS, A SELF-CLAIMED "JACK OF ALL TRADES", IS KEEPING AN OPEN-MIND ON THINGS THAT MAY "POP UP" DURING HIS TOUR.

THE THREE UK SECONDEES ARE EXCHANGING POSTS WITH THREE SUPERINTENDENTS FROM THE FORCE WHO HAVE ALREADY JOINED THEIR RESPECTIVE CONSTABULARIES.

MR TONY HO HAS GONE TO SUSSEX, MR PETER YAM TO DORSET WHILE MR JOHN NG IS TO SPEND TWO YEARS IN GWENT, SOUTH WALES.

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DB TO DISCUSS TOWN PLANNING BILL

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THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1990 AT A MEETING ON MONDAY (AUGUST 20).

A GOVERNMENT TOWN PLANNER, MR STEVEN CHAN, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO COLLECT MEMBERS’ VIEWS ON THE BILL, WHICH PROVIDES THE GOVERNMENT WITH ADEQUATE CONTROL OVER THE USE OF FARM LAND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED SALE OF MARK SIX TICKETS AT SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES AND HONG KONG ELECTRIC COMPANY'S PROPOSAL TO INSTALL ADDITIONAL FACILITIES AT THE LAMMA POWER STATION.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE THE DISTRICT’S VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE AND THE TAI O DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 20) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 20TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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THIRD IRC IN TUEN MUN TO OPEN *****

RESIDENTS IN TUEN MUN WILL HAVE ONE MORE VENUE TO ENJOY RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES WHEN THE NEWLY-COMPLETED LEUNG TIN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE OPENS ON MONDAY (AUGUST 20).

"THE LEUNG TIN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE, BUILT AT A COST OF $21.1 MILLION, IS LOCATED ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE CARPARK COMPLEX IN TIN KING ESTATE.

"CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT WAS UNDERTAKEN BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY. THE CENTRE HAS NOW BEEN HANDED OVER TO THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR MANAGEMENT," THE DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER (TUEN MUN), MR LEUNG JIN-TONG, SAID.

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. t "A SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE COMPLEX IS THE ADOPTION OF THE

PRESTRESSED CONCRETE METHOD IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MULTI-PURPOSE ARENA TO ACHIEVE BETTER ACOUSTIC EFFECTS,” MR LEUNG SAID, ADDING THAT THE LEUNG TIN CENTRE WAS THE THIRD INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE IN THE DISTRICT.

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THE ARENA CAN BE USED AS TWO BASKETBALL OR VOLLEYBALL COURTS, OR EIGHT BADMINTON COURTS. OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDE THREE SQUASH COURTS, AN ACTIVITIES ROOM AND A FITNESS ROOM, ALL PROVIDED WITH AIR-CONDITIONING.

THE CENTRE WILL OPEN DAILY FROM 7 AM TO 11 PM. INDIVIDUAL BOOKINGS OF CENTRE FACILITIES CAN BE MADE 14 DAYS IN ADVANCE WHILE GROUP BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE THREE MONTHS IN ADVANCE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS CAN TELEPHONE 467 1594 FOR ENQUIRIES AND DETAIL INFORMATION ABOUT BOOKING PROCEDURES.

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TEMPORARY URBAN CLEARWAY IN CENTRAL *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 20), THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN NOS. 302 AND 334 WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY FOR ABOUT SEVEN WEEKS.

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE GAS MAINLAYING WORKS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN FANLING *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 20), FOR A PERIOD OF ONE MONTH, THE WESTBOUND TRAFFIC LANE AT WO HOP SHEK CONNECTION BETWEEN WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT AND ROAD D6 WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS.

DURING THE PERIOD OF CLOSURE, WESTBOUND TRAFFIC AT WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT HEADING FOR FANLING WILL BE DIVERTED VIA ROAD B200 AND SLIP ROAD 3 TO JOIN ROAD D6.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

YOUNGER GENERATION NEEDS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT INT'L DEVELOPMENTS ..................... 1

JOINT UK/HK GOVT FUNDING SCHEME .................................................... 2

BEACH SHOW TO PROMOTE KEEP CLEAN MESSAGES .......................................... 3

RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS ............................................ 3

APPLY NOW FOR DAY NURSERY FEE ASSISTANCE ........................................... 4

SEMINAR ON SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEES AND CIVIC EDUCATION ........................... 5

DB DELEGATION LEAVES FOR SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA .................................... 6

ENTRIES INVITED FOR SKETCH DRAWING COMPETITION ..................................... 6

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF GASCOIGNE ROAD FLYOVER ........................................ 7

TEMPORARY PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE ON TOLO HIGHWAY ..................................... 7

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN HUNG HOM ........................................................ 8

TEMPORARY URBAN CLEARWAY IN WAN CHAI ............................................... 8

METERED PARKING SPACES IN YUEN LONG TOWN ........................................... 8

PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE IN SHAM SHUI PO ............................................... 9

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1990

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YOUNGER GENERATION NEEDS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT INT’L

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DEVELOPMENTS

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, TODAY (SUNDAY) STRESSED THAT IT WAS ESSENTIAL FOR OUR YOUNGER GENERATION TO BE MADE MORE AWARE OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL VILLAGE, SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT THE POLITICAL CHANGES WE HAD SEEN IN EASTERN EUROPE LAST YEAR AND THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST DEMONSTRATED CLEARLY HOW THE WHOLE WORLD COULD BE AFFECTED BY THE TURN OF EVENTS TN ONE AREA OF IT.

"FOR US IN HONG KONG WHO ARE SITUATED AT A CROSS-ROADS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND WITH OUR OPEN ECONOMY WHICH RELIES ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE FOR OUR VERY EXISTENCE, IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT THAT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD AT AN EARLY STAGE.

"I HOPE THIS WILL BE THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF SIMILAR GATHERINGS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE YEARS TO COME," SIR DAVID SAID.

HE SAID THAT THIS WEEK HAD BEEN A WONDERFUL ONE FOR HONG KONG AS OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HAD HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING AND MIXING TOGETHER WITH OVER 50 DELEGATES FROM EUROPE, AMERICA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA.

SIR DAVID SAID THE THEME OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, "GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING AND CO-OPERATION FOR A BETTER WORLD”, WAS VERY TIMELY AT WHICH LIVELY DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD ON SUCH IMPORTANT ISSUES AS POVERTY AND INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DRUG ABUSE AND COMMUNITY BUILDING.

"SUCH EXCHANGES OF EXPERIENCE IMPROVES UNDERSTANDING AND ENRICHES THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THOSE PARTICIPATING," HE ADDED.

SIR DAVID SAID THOUGH WE CAME FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE WORLD, WE ALL FACED THE SAME CHALLENGES OF BRINGING UP THE NEXT GENERATION SO THAT ALL YOUNG PEOPLE COULD HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF PURPOSE AND WOULD BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITIES TO WHICH THEY BELONGED.

HE CONGRATULATED THE FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS FOR ORGANISING THIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THIS MOST COLOURFUL EVENT.

"ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS CAN BE JUSTLY PROUD," HE SAID.

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JOINT UK/HK GOVT FUNDING SCHEME t * * * *

NEW STUDENTS INTENDING TO PURSUE TERTIARY EDUCATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AS FROM THE 1990-91 ACADEMIC YEAR WERE TODAY (SUNDAY) REMINDED OF THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER THE UK/HK GOVERNMENTS JOINT FUNDING SCHEME.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY SAID THE SCHEME WAS JOINTLY FINANCED BY THE HONG KONG AND UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENTS TO HELP NEEDY HONG KONG STUDENTS MEET THE HIGHEST TUITION FEES CHARGED ON OVERSEAS STUDENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

"IT IS OPEN TO HONG KONG STUDENTS PURSUING FULL-TIME FIRST DEGREE OR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA COURSES AT UNIVERSITIES, POLYTECHNICS AND COLLEGES IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, SUBJECT TO THEIR HAVING RESIDED CONTINUOUSLY OR BEEN DOMICILED IN HONG KONG FOR AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO COURSE COMMENCEMENT," HE SAID.

"THE SCHEME IS MEANS-TESTED AND THE MAXIMUM LEVEL OF ASSISTANCE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TUITION FEES PAYABLE BY AN OVERSEAS STUDENT AND A BRITISH HOME STUDENT STUDYING THE SAME COURSE.

"THE BRITISH HOME STUDENT FEE WILL BE INCREASED TO 1,675 POUNDS STERLING IN 1990-91. HOWEVER, HAVING CONSIDERED THE NEED OF HONG KONG STUDENTS,IT IS DECIDED TO ADOPT A NOTIONAL ’HOME’ FEE OF 637 POUNDS STERLING FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING STUDENTS’ FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN 1990-91,"THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OFFERED TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE IN THE FORM OF GRANTS, BUT IF THE TOTAL REQUIREMENT EXCEEDS THE JOINT CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE TWO GOVERNMENTS, THEN EACH SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT’S SHARE OF GRANT WOULD BE PROPORTIONATELY REDUCED, WITH THE BALANCE MADE UP BY A LOAN SOLELY FINANCED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

WITH EFFECT FROM THE 1990-91 ACADEMIC YEAR, AN INTEREST ON THE LOAN BORROWED BY APPLICANTS SHALL BE CHARGEABLE AT THE RATE OF 2.5 PER CENT PER ANNUM CALCULATED FROM THE COMMENCEMENT DATE OF THE LOAN REPAYMENT PERIOD.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY AT QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOW BLOCK, GROUND FLOOR, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BRING WITH THEM DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE OF THEIR HAVING BEEN ACCEPTED BY AN INSTITUTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR ONE OF THE COURSES COVERED BY THE SCHEME (PROOF OF CONDITIONAL OFFER WILL BE ACCEPTABLE).

TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE ON 867 3547.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED BY HAND TO THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 1990.

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE BUT ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, 1990 MAY BE ACCEPTED BUT WILL BE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF LOANS ONLY.

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BEACH SHOW TO PROMOTE KEEP CLEAN MESSAGES ♦ » * * *

A VARIETY SHOW WAS HELD AT THE CLEAR WATER BAY SECOND BEACH TODAY (SUNDAY) TO DISSEMINATE KEEP CLEAN MESSAGES.

THE SHOW IS THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF BEACH EVENTS ORGANISED BY THE JOINT URBAN COUNCIL/REGIONAL COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE FOR THIS YEAR’S KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN.

"TO ACHIEVE A CLEANER AND THUS, BETTER ENVIRONMENT, IT IS IMPORTANT TO ALSO KEEP OUR BEACHES CLEAN," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMITTEE SAID.

"HOWEVER, MANY BEACH-GOERS STILL LITTER INSTEAD OF MAKING USE OF RUBBISH BINS," HE ADDED.

ACCORDING TO STATISTICS, THERE WERE 271 REPORTED CASES OF LITTERING ON THE BEACHES IN THE PAST 17 MONTHS ENDINQ THIS MAY.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC SHOULD JOIN HANDS TO ALLEVIATE THE POLLUTION PROBLEM ON BEACHES.

DURING TODAY’S BEACH SHOW, SPECTATORS WERE REMINDED TO SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF KEEPING THE BEACHES CLEAN.

THE ONE-AND-A-HALF HOUR SHOW, COMPRISING A VARIETY OF PERFORMANCES BY SINGERS AND DISC JOCKEYS, WAS PRODUCED BY AND BROADCAST LIVE ON COMMERCIAL RADIO 2.

OFFICIATING AT THE SHOW’S OPENING WERE THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT UC/RC KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE, DR PANG HOK-TUEN; A COMMITTEE MEMBER, MR JOHN WU MAN-KEUNG; CHAIRMAN OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE, MR HO KOON-SHUN; AND SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR FREDERICK TONG KIN-SANG.

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RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS

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ISLANDS DISTRICT RESIDENTS SHOULD REGISTER AS ELECTORS AND VOTE IN THE 1991 ELECTIONS BECAUSE THE REPRESENTATIVES THEY ELECT WILL PLAY A CRUCIAL ROLE IN MAKING DECISIONS THAT WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT BEARING ON THE DISTRICT.

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KIM SALKELD, SAID THIS TODAY (SUNDAY) AT THE DISTRICT’S VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE LAUNCHING CEREMONY AND VARIETY SHOW HELD ON CHEUNG CHAU.

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"IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, THE MASSIVE PORT AND AIRPORT PROJECTS WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT AND MANY DECISIONS AFFECTING RESIDENTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT WILL HAVE TO BE MADE.

"THEREFORE, MAKE SURE THAT THE REPRESENTATIVES YOU WANTED ARE ELECTED BY REGISTERING AND VOTING," HE SAID.

ABOUT 1,000 ISLANDERS AND HOLIDAY-MAKERS ON CHEUNG CHAU ENJOYED THE VARIETY SHOW HELD AT THE PAK TAI PLAYGROUND.

MEANWHILE IN TAI PO, THE DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION LAUNCHING CEREMONY AND DISC JOCKEY SHOW HELD AT CINEMA SQUARE ATTRACTED ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE FROM RESIDENTS.

OVER 70 VOLUNTEERS LATER VISITED 13 CHINESE RESTAURANTS IN THE DISTRICT TO HELP RESIDENTS SIGN UP.

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APPLY NOW FOR DAY NURSERY FEE ASSISTANCE

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A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT (SWD) SPOKESMAN TODAY (SUNDAY) REMINDED PARENTS WHO REQUIRE FEE ASSISTANCE FOR THEIR CHILDREN ATTENDING DAY NURSERY TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS.

EXISTING RECIPIENTS OF SUCH ASSISTANCE ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO APPLY AGAIN.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEE ASSISTANCE, THE CHILD IN A DAY NURSERY MUST BE AGED BETWEEN TWO AND SIX YEARS OLD.

"THE PARENTS OR GUARDIAN WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD THE FULL COST OF THE FEES CHARGED BY THE NURSERY," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"THEY MUST ALSO PROVE THAT THEY ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE CARE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT HOME DURING THE DAY FOR REASONS SUCH AS BOTH PARENTS HAVING TO WORK TO EARN A LIVING, THE CHILD BELONGING TO A SINGLE-PARENT FAMILY, OR THE PRESENCE OF AN AGED OR DISABLED MEMBER IN THE FAMILY- WHO REQUIRES SPECIAL CARE," HE ADDED.

THE AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE PAYABLE WOULD BE CALCULATED WITH REGARD TO THE FAMILY’S NET INCOME WHICH IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE FAMILY’S TOTAL INCOME AND THE RECOGNISED RENT.

THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE PAYABLE WOULD BE BASED ON THE AVERAGE FEES CHARGED IN NON-PROFIT MAKING DAY NURSERIES.

APPLICATION FORMS AND A PAMPHLET INTRODUCING THE FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME ARE OBTAINABLE AT DAY NURSERIES AND THE SWD’S SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNITS.

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SEMINAR ON SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEES AND CIVIC EDUCATION

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A SEMINAR TO EXAMINE THE ROLE OF SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEES (SLC’S) IN THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 29 AT THE HALL OF HENRY G. LEONG YAUMATI COMMUNITY CENTRE, 60 PUBLIC SQUARE STREET.

ABOUT 200 MEMBERS OF THE 10 SLC’S IN THE URBAN DISTRICTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION. THE SEMINAR WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

THE SLC’S, INTRODUCED IN 1982, HAD BEEN PLAYING A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN PROMOTING INTER-SCHOOL LIAISON AND COMMUNITY BUILDING, A SPOKESMAN FOR CNTA SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

"THROUGH ORGANISING A VARIETY OF INTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGNS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FUNCTIONS, THE SLC’S HAVE ENCOURAGED A LARGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS," HE SAID.

"THEY ARE ALSO AN IMPORTANT MEANS OF PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION," HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IN VIEW OF THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN CULTIVATING A SENSE OF BELONGING AND CIVIC-MINDEDNESS IN THE COMMUNITY, THERE WAS A NEED FOR A SEMINAR BE HELD TO EXAMINE THE ROLE OF SLC’S IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION.

IT WAS ALSO HOPED THAT THE SEMINAR WOULD FURTHER ENHANCE LIAISON AMONG THE SLC’S IN THE 10 URBAN DISTRICTS, HE SAID.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR DAVID LAN, WILL SPEAK ON "THE ROLE OF SLC’S IN PROMOTING COMMUNITY BUILDING AND CIVIC EDUCATION".

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, DR DANIEL TSE, WILL DELIVER A SPEECH ON "DIRECTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN HONG KONG IN THE 1990’S", WHILE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SCHOOLS) OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MR LUCAS CHAN, WILL SPEAK ON "POLICY CONCERNING THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS".

AT THE SEMINAR, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SLC’S WILL REPORT ON THE THREE CIVIC EDUCATION TOPICS WHICH THEY HAD EARLIER DISCUSSED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS.

THE TOPICS ARE: ROLE OF SLC IN COMMUNITY BUILDING AND CIVIC EDUCATION -- A REVIEW OF THE PAST AND A VISION OF THE FUTURE; THE WAYS TO ACHIEVE BETTER UTILISATION OF DISTRICT RESOURCES IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION; AND HOW TO INTEGRATE CIVIC EDUCATION EFFORTS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE SCHOOLS.

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DB DELEGATION LEAVES FOR SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA *****

A WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD DELEGATION LEFT THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING FOR SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA ON AN EIGHT-DAY STUDY VISIT.

LED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, DR MICHAEL LEE, AND ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN LAU, THE DELEGATION COMPRISES 11 DB MEMBERS AND AN AREA COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN.

DR LEE SAID THE PURPOSE OF THE VISIT WAS TO ENABLE MEMBERS TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES WHICH HAD A SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND AND ACTIVITIES SIMILAR TO HONG KONG’S.

"THE DELEGATION WILL FOCUS ON HOUSING, SOCIAL WELFARE AND TRANSPORT MATTERS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES," HE SAID.

THE DELEGATION WILL FIRST VISIT SINGAPORE WHERE MEMBERS WILL LEARN ABOUT THE POLICIES AND MATTERS RELATING TO SOCIAL WELFARE, PUBLIC HOUSING, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND EDUCATION.

THE PARTY WILL ALSO VISIT COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND ORGANISATIONS IN SINGAPORE’S CHINA TOWN AND THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE PEOPLE’S ACTION PARTY.

IN MALAYSIA, MEMBERS WILL LOOK AT THE GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE AND CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY OF ITS CAPITAL CITY, KUALA LUMPUR, AND WILL SEE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SATELLITE TOWNS ON THE CITY’S OUTSKIRTS.

THE DELEGATION IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO HONG KONG NEXT SUNDAY (JULY 26).

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR SKETCH DRAWING COMPETITION

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YOUNG PEOPLE FROM CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ENTER A SKETCH DRAWING COMPETITION FEATURING LOCAL BUILDINGS WITH UNIQUE DESIGNS.

THE COMPETITION IS AIMED AT ENHANCING YOUNG PEOPLE’S SENSE OF BELONGING TO HONG KONG THROUGH A BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF THE BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION DESIGNS HERE.

IT IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS AGED BELOW 30 WHO LIVE, STUDY OR WORK IN THE DISTRICT.

THE SIZE OF THE ENTRIES SHOULD BE 29.5 CENTIMETRES BY 38.5 CENTIMETRES. EACH PARTICIPANT CAN SUBMIT A MAXIMUM OF TWO SKETCHES.

/THE COMPETITION

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1990

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD, THE DISTRICT OFFICE, MID-LEVELS EAST AREA COMMITTEE AND THE HONG KONG YWCA.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 14. ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, AND AT ITS SUB-OFFICES AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING) AND IN KENNEDY TOWN.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 852 3485.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF GASCOIGNE ROAD FLYOVER

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE GASCOIGNE ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 12.01 AM TO 6 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 21) TO FACILITATE BRIDGE-EDGING CONSTRUCTION AT THE WYLIE ROAD JUNCTION.

MOTORISTS ON FERRY STREET SOUTHBOUND ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA JORDAN ROAD EASTBOUND ONTO GASCOIGNE ROAD EASTBOUND.

MOTORISTS ON GASCOIGNE ROAD WESTBOUND ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA JORDAN ROAD WESTBOUND OR KANSU STREET WESTBOUND ONTO FERRY STREET NORTHBOUND.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM TUESDAY (AUGUST 21), A SECTION OF ABOUT 150 METRES OF THE FAST LANES OF BOTH TOLO HIGHWAY NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND NEAR ISLAND HOUSE INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS.

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS.

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URBAN CLEARWAYS IN HUNG HOM ♦ * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 21), TWO URBAN CLEARWAYS IN HUNG HOM VALID FOR THE PERIOD FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY WILL BE CONVERTED TO BE EFFECTIVE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

THEY ARE:

♦ THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF TAK MAN STREET BETWEEN MAN TAI STREET AND MAN SIU STREET; AND

* MAN SIU STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH TAK MAN STREET TO A POINT ABOUT FIVE METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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TEMPORARY URBAN CLEARWAY IN WAN CHAI

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 21), THE SECTION OF SPRING GARDEN LANE, IN WAN CHAI, FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD EAST TO A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY FOR ABOUT FOUR DAYS.

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE CABLE LAYING WORKS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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METERED PARKING SPACES IN YUEN LONG TOWN ♦ * * ♦ ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM TUESDAY (AUGUST 21), 16 HALF-HOUR PARKING METERS WILL BE IN OPERATION AT THE PARKING SPACES IN KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG TOWN.

THE PARKING METERS WILL OPERATE FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

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PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE IN SHAM SHUI PO * ♦ ♦ ♦ »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 21), THE SECTION OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD WESTBOUND BETWEEN TAI NAN WEST STREET AND CHEUNG LAI STREET, IN SHAM SHUI PO, WILL BE OCCUPIED FOR ROAD WORKS ON A LANE-BY-LANE BASIS FOR ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HK AND FRANCE SIGNED NEW AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT..................................... 1

CLP SUBMITTED DRAFT SITE SEARCH REPORT FOR THERMAL POWER STATION ................... 2

BOUGHT PLACE SCHEME SHOULD CONTINUE ................................................ 3

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR IMPORTATION OF LABOUR ..................................... 5

UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS 1991-92 ......................................................... 5

WATER STORAGE FIGURE ............................................................... 7

YOUTH ORCHESTRA RECRUITS NEW MEMBERS ............................................... 7

WAN CHAI DB DISCUSS MARK SIX PLAN .................................................. 8

DB TO STUDY NEW POWER STATION ...................................................... 8

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1990

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HK AND FRANCE SIGNED NEW AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT ******

AN AIR SERVICE AGREEMENT (ASA) BETWEEN THE HONG KONG AND THE FRENCH GOVERNMENTS WAS SIGNED TODAY (MONDAY).

THE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MRS ANSON CHAN, ON BEHALF OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT UNDER THE AUTHORISATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT, AND THE CHIEF OF AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES, DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION, MONSIEUR ROBERT ESPEROU, ON BEHALF OF THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT.

THE HONG KONG/FRANCE ASA, THE FIFTH OF ITS KIND, IS DESIGNED WITH THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION IN MIND AS REFLECTED IN THE BASIC LAW AND IS CAPABLE OF REMAINING IN FORCE AFTER 1997.

THE OTHER FOUR WERE SIGNED WITH THE NETHERLANDS,

SWITZERLAND,

CANADA AND BRUNEI.

SPEAKING AT THE SIGNING CEREMONY, MRS CHAN SAID THAT IN 1989 ALMOST 100,000 PASSENGERS AND 20,000 TONNES OF CARGO TRAVELLED ON DIRECT SERVICES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND FRANCE.

"TO MEET THIS GROWING DEMAND, CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS CURRENTLY OPERATE FIVE PASSENGER AND TWO ALL-CARGO SERVICES A WEEK TO PARIS, ALONGSIDE AN EQUIVALENT NUMBER OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY AIR FRANCE.

"UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW AGREEMENT, THERE WILL BE SCOPE FOR BOTH AIRLINES TO CONTINUE EXPANDING THEIR SERVICES FURTHER AS THE MARKET CONTINUES ITS EXPECTED STRONG DEVELOPMENT," SHE SAID.

TURNING TO THE PROGRAMME OF ESTABLISHING HONG KONG ASAS SEPARATE FROM THOSE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, MRS CHAN SAID HONG KONG ATTACHED CONSIDERABLE IMPORTANCE TO THE PROGRAMME AND WAS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT WHICH THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAD GIVEN TO THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION.

"UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE JOINT DECLARATION AND THE BASIC LAW, THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION WILL ALSO BE ABLE, AFTER 1997, TO CONCLUDE, UNDER SPECIFIC AUTHORISATION FROM THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, ITS OWN ASAS SEPARATE FROM THOSE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA," SHE SAID.

SHARING MRS CHAN’S VIEW, MONSIEUR ESPEROU SAID THE AGREEMENT WAS UNIQUE IN FORM BECAUSE IT HAD A BASIS IN THE JOINT DECLARATION, WHICH WOULD PERMIT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AFTER 1997 TO ENGAGE ITSELF IN ASAS UNDER THE AUTHORISATION OF THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES.

"IT IS IN ANTICIPATION OF THESE PROVISIONS THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS NOW BEING SIGNED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF HONG KONG UNDER THE AUTHORISATION OF THE UK GOVERNMENT," HE SAID.

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"ON THE BASIS OF THIS NEW AGREEMENT, WHICH IS THE PROOF OF OUR CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE, IT NOW REMAINS FOR THE AIRLINES TO DEVELOP THEIR SERVICES," MONSIEUR ESPEROU ADDED.

THE SIGNING OF THE HONG KONG/FRANCE ASA FOLLOWED DISCUSSIONS OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS BETWEEN THE UK AND FRENCH DELEGATIONS. HONG KONG REPRESENTATIVES WERE ALSO IN THE UK DELEGATION AND PRESENT AT THOSE TALKS.

THE ASA, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO COME INTO FORCE EARLY NEXT YEAR, WILL PROVIDE FOR SCHEDULED SERVICES BY THE DESIGNATED AIRLINES OF THE TWO SIDES.

UNTIL THEN, SERVICES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND FRANCE BY AIRLINES OF EITHER SIDE WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPERATED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE UK/FRANCE ASA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN AT THE SIGNING CEREMONY TOGETHER WITH MRS CHAN AND MONSIEUR ESPEROU’S SPEECHES WILL BE BOXED TODAY.

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CLP SUBMITTED DRAFT SITE SEARCH REPORT FOR THERMAL POWER STATION * * * * *

IN RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRIES ON THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED’S SITE SEARCH REPORT FOR A LARGE THERMAL POWER STATION, THE PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND LANDS BRANCH ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TODAY (MONDAY):

"THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER CO. LTD (CLP) HAS SUBMITTED A DRAFT SITE SEARCH REPORT TO GOVERNMENT WHICH SETS OUT THE FINDINGS AND Recommendations of the site search exercise for a 6,000 megawatt THERMAL POWER STATION.

’’ACCORDING TO CLP’S ELECTRICITY DEMAND FORECAST, A NEW POWER STATION WILL NEED TO BE OPERATIONAL BY APRIL 1996 TO MEET THE GROWING DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY IN THE LATTER HALF OF THE 1990’S AND BEYOND. HOWEVER, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT GOVERNMENT HAS YET TO AGREE TO THE NEED FOR THIS POWER STATION AND THE SUGGESTED COMMISSIONING DATE WHICH WILL BE EXAMINED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FINANCIAL PLAN TO BE SUBMITTED BY CLP.

"IN VIEW OF THE LONG LEAD TIME REQUIRED FOR SITE IDENTIFICATION (LAND ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE POWER STATION), GOVERNMENT AGREED THAT THE SITE SEARCH EXERCISE SHOULD PROCEED AHEAD OF ANY DECISION ON THE NEED FOR THE POWER STATION.

/"THIS SITE .......

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1990

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’’THE SITE SEARCH EXERCISE, COMMENCED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, WAS CONDUCTED BY INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS RETAINED BY CLP AND WAS MONITORED CLOSELY BY GOVERNMENT.

’’OF THE FIVE SHORT-LISTED AREAS (NAMELY, PO TOI, A PROPOSED ARTIFICIAL ISLAND NEAR THE WEST LAMMA CHANNEL, SIU A CHAU, SOUTHWEST LANTAU AND BLACK POINT), BLACK POINT HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE CONSULTANTS AS THE MOST SUITABLE AREA FOR ACCOMMODATING THE PROPOSED POWER STATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL, PLANNING, TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC GROUNDS.

’’THE DRAFT SITE SEARCH REPORT IS STILL BEING FINALISED AND GOVERNMENT HAS YET TO AGREE TO THE RECOMMENDED AREA AT BLACK POINT.

’’THE CONSULTANTS HAVE IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF ISSUES WHICH WOULD NEED TO BE ADDRESSED FURTHER FOR SITING THE PROPOSED POWER STATION AT BLACK POINT TN RESPECT OF THE AIR QUALITY IMPACT, TRANSMISSION CONNECTION, MARINE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND THE POTENTIAL INTERFACE WITH THE AVIATION MANAGEMENT OF THE CHEK LAP KOK AIRPORT.

’’CLP AND THE CONSULTANTS WILL CARRY OUT FURTHER STUDIES IN THESE AREAS. GOVERNMENT’S DECISION ON THE RECOMMENDED SITE, WHICH IS EXPECTED BY END 1990, WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE ABOVE ISSUES BEING RESOLVED SATISFACTORILY.

’’FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT’S DECISION ON THE LOCATION OF THE PROPOSED POWER STATION, CLP AND THE CONSULTANTS WILL UNDERTAKE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY TO RECOMMEND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUITABLE MITIGATION MEASURES DURING THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE POWER STATION WITH A VIEW TO MEETING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION STANDARDS SET BY GOVERNMENT."

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BOUGHT PLACE SCHEME SHOULD CONTINUE *****

THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SWAC) TODAY (MONDAY) SUPPORTED THE CONTINUATION OF THE BOUGHT PLACE SCHEME FOR PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY AFTER THE TWO-YEAR EXPERIMENTAL PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1991.

THE FINDINGS OF AN EVALUATION ON THE SCHEME CONDUCTED RECENTLY BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT (SWD) SHOWED THAT IT HAS PROVED TO BE CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING THE OBJECTIVES OF RAISING SERVICE STANDARDS, INCREASING THE SUPPLY OF PLACES OF REGISTRABLE STANDARD AND SHORTENING THE WAITING TIME OF APPLICATIONS ON THE CENTRAL WALTING LIST.

AT THE COMMITTEE’S MEETING TODAY, MEMBERS WERE INFORMED THAT UP TO AUGUST 1 THIS YEAR, SWD HAD RECEIVED 72 APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE TN THE BOUGHT PLACE SCHEME.

/THE DIRECTOR .......

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1990

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR M.D. CARTLAND, TOLD THE MEETING THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAD SO FAR PURCHASED 243 PLACES IN 21 PRIVATE HOMES AND HAD COMMITTED TO BUY AN ADDITIONAL 72 PLACES TN FOUR MORE HOMES IN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

SWAC MEMBERS ALSO LEARNED THAT WITH 243 PLACES PROGRESSIVELY BOUGHT UP TO AUGUST THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF 252 ELDERLY APPLICANTS FROM THE SWD CENTRAL WAITING LIST HAD BEEN ADMITTED TO THESE PLACES.

THESE 252 ELDERLY PERSONS HAVE BENEFITTED FROM EARLY PLACEMENT AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE BEEN RELIEVED FROM THE BURDEN OF TAKING CARE OF THEM.

IN MAY 1989, SWAC ENDORSED A PROPOSAL OF BUYING 500 PLACES FROM PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY ON AN EXPERIMENTAL BASIS. THE SCHEME WAS IMPLEMENTED LAST OCTOBER.

THE BOUGHT PLACE SCHEME AIMS AT PROVIDING FINANCIAL INCENTIVE FOR:

* EXISTING PRIVATE HOMES TO RAISE THEIR SERVICES STANDARDS SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN WHEN LEGISLATIVE CONTROL OVER HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY IS INTRODUCED; AND

* ADDITIONAL PRIVATE PLACES OF AN ACCEPTABLE STANDARD TO BE ESTABLISHED SO AS TO INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF PLACES.

ON THE VOLUNTARY REGISTRATTON SCHEME, MR CARTLAND SAID: "SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE BOUGHT PLACE SCHEME IN JULY 1989, 58 APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BETWEEN THE THREE MONTHS OF JULY AND SEPTEMBER 1989.

"THE SHARP INCREASE BY 75 PER CENT, AS COMPARED TO 33 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED OVER THE PRECEDING 10 MONTHS, IS PRIMARILY, IF NOT SOLELY, DUE TO THE ATTRACTION OF THE BOUGHT PLACE SCHEME," HE ADDED.

MR CARTLAND INFORMED SWAC MEMBERS THAT THE NUMBER OF HOMES PENDING REGISTRATION UPON IMPROVEMENTS TO REACH REGISTRATION STANDARDS IS 69, WITH 3,206 BEDS.

"THESE HOMES WILL BE REGISTERED ONCE THEY HAVE ATTAINED THE REGISTRATION STANDARDS," HE STRESSED.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1990

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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR IMPORTATION OF LABOUR

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY)

WISHING TO EMPLOY FOREIGN TECHNICIANS, CRAFTSMEN, SUPERVISORS QHnMriENCED 0PERATIVES UNDER THE NEW IMPORTATION OF LABOUR SCHEMES SUBMIT APPLICATIONS ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 31, 1990.

REMINDED EMPLOYERS

AND TO

EMPL0YERS SHOULD COMPLETE THE STANDARD REQUEST (ID 4080 w^m?IMINARY APPLICATION FORMS (ID 408B) AND SUBMIT THEM, TOGETHER WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, TO THE DEPARTMENT’S ENTRY VISA SECTION THE SEVENTH FLOOR, 7 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI.

AND

ON

PYAM A F°R ™E DEPARTMENT SAID ALL APPLICATIONS WOULD

EXAMINED AND DECIDED ON IN SEPTEMBER.

BE

ONCE AN APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED, THE EMPLOYER WILL NOTIFIED OF HIS SHARE OF THE QUOTA, AND WILL BE GIVEN THREE MONTHS FROM 7 HAI DA IE TO RECRUIT WORKERS AND TO ARRANGE FOR THE WORKERS TO APPLY FOR VISAS,” HE SAID.

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THE LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL JOB TITLES IN

MEDIAN WAGE LEVELS, A PAMPHLET ON

EACH

HONG KONG UNDER THE SPECIAL CONTRACT AND GUIDANCE NOTES

HOW TO IMPORT LABOUR

SCHEME", APPLICATION

INDUSTRY WITH

FROM OUTSIDE

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IMMIGRATION AND LABOUR DEPARTMENTS.

AVAILABLE ON

FORMS, EMPLOYMENT

REQUEST FROM THE

ENQUIRIES ON IMMIGRATION MATTERS MAY BE DIRECTED IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 829 3220 OR 829 3222.

TO THE

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UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS 1991-92

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THE UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE TODAY (MONDAY) INVITED APPLICATIONS FOR ITS SCHOLARSHIPS COMMENCING IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 1991-92.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES LEADING TO A FIRST DEGREE OR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES LEADING TO A HIGHER DEGREE, EITHER BY RESEARCH OR BY COURSEWORK.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OFFERED BY THE UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS.

APPLICANTS MAY CHOOSE ANY SUBJECT OF STUDY OR RESEARCH AT ANY ACADEMIC INSTITUTION AT THE TERTIARY LEVEL IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

/SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS .......

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1990

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SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FULFILLING ALL APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE INSTITUTIONS OF THEIR CHOICE AND SHOULD BE OFFERED A PLACE SUBSEQUENTLY.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO POSSESS HIGH ACADEMIC PROWESS AND LEADERSHIP QUALITIES. THEY SHOULD DEMONSTRATE A STRONG SENSE OF COMMITMENT TO HONG KONG AND HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND HONG KONG.

UPON GRADUATION, SCHOLARS ARE REQUIRED TO WORK IN HONG KONG FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS.

THE VALUE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP NORMALLY COVERS UNIVERSITY COMPOSITION FEE, A MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE AND AN AIR TRAVEL ALLOWANCE.

APPLICATION FORMS AND FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED BY WRITING TO THE SECRETARY, UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOW BLOCK, GROUND FLOOR, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG. FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES:

(A) FINANCIAL AID SECTION, STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOW BLOCK, GROUND FLOOR, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

(B) CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, GROUND FLOOR, 11 ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG.

(C) OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ROOM 530, LEE GARDENS, FIFTH FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG.

(D) MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, TUNG PING BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST, MONG KOK, KOWLOON.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 19, 1990. SUITABLE

CANDIDATES WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND AT LEAST ONE SELECTION INTERVIEW IN HONG KONG IN JANUARY 1991.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

AN INFORMATION NOTE SETTING OUT FURTHER DETAILS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME WILL BE BOXED.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 20. JO

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 53.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 312.871 MILLION CUBO METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 345.519 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 61.3 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRA RECRUITS NEW MEMBERS

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THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE MUSIC OFFICE IS RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS FOR 1990/91 AND YOUNG MUSIC LOVERS ARE URGED NOT TO MISS THE CHANCE.

THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WAS SET UP IN 1978 TO PROVIDE TRAINEES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE WITH ORCHESTRAL TRAINING.

THE ORCHESTRA HOLDS REGULAR CONCERTS IN HONG KONG, AND HAD PERFORMED IN AUSTRALIA, CYPRUS, FRANCE, ISRAEL, MACAU, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CHINA IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE UNDER 25 YEARS OF AGE AND HAVE ATTAINED GRADE SIX OR ABOVE IN THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC EXAMINATION, OR EQUIVALENT, IN AT LEAST ONE ORCHESTRAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 10. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND AN AUDITION LATER.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE MUSIC OFFICE. FURTHER INFORMATION TEL. 7226240.

ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF

CAN BE OBTAINED ON

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE YAU MA TEI MUSIC CENTRE, THIRD FLOOR, GOLDEN GATE COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 138 AUSTIN ROAD, MONG KOK, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1990

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WAN CHAI DB DISCUSS MARK SIX PLAN ♦ * ♦ » ♦

THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO SELL MARK SIX LOTTERY TICKETS IN SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES AT A MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

TO

MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER RECENT REPORTS CONCERNING THE WITHDRAWAL OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM DB MEETINGS AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS ENHANCE HONG KONG’S STATUS AS AN INTERNATIONAL CITY.

PROGRESS REPORTS FROM THE VARIOUS DB COMMITTEES AND THE

DISTRICT'S AREA COMMITTEES, AS WELL AS A FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR DB-FUNDED PROJECTS WILL BE TABLED. ininnisiNi bUK

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, 21ST FLOOR, SOUTHORN CENTRE 130 HENNESSY ROAD, HONG KONG.

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DB TO STUDY NEW POWER STATION

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THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL LOOK INTO THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY’S PROPOSAL TO BUILD A THERMO POWER STATION IN THE DISTRICT AT TOMORROW’S (TUESDAY) MEETING.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO STUDY THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SITE FOR SPECIAL INDUSTRIES AND THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) BILL.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS WILL INCLUDE THE ALLOCATION PROCEDURE OF DB FUNDS, MEMBERSHIP OF THREE DB COMMITTEES AND THE CLOSURE OF SAN YICK OPEN CENTRE FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM, 3RD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

REPORT TO REVIEW OXYGEN OPERATION PUBLISHED .......................... 1

GOVERNMENT LAND SOLD FOR $202 MILLION ................................ 2

STATEMENT ON EEC'S LIFTING OF ANTI-DUMPING PROCEEDING ................ 3

ANTI-POLLUTION PROSECUTION FIGURE RELEASED ........................... 4

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR NEEDY STUDENTS ANNOUNCED ............ 10

PHASE II PROJECT ON RESUMPTION AND REPAIR OF KAM PING STREET ........ 12

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE OF TUEN MUN ROAD ............................. 12

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1990

- 1 -REPORT TO REVIEW OXYGEN OPERATION PUBLISHED *****

A WORKING PARTY APPOINTED BY THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE JURY ENQUIRING INTO THE DEATH OF MRS SHIRLEY BOYDE TO REVIEW THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF HK OXYGEN’S OPERATION PUBLISHED ITS REPORT TODAY (TUESDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID: ’’RECOMMENDATIONS TN THE REPORT WERE MADE PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT INVOLVING A NITROUS OXIDE CYLINDER AT THE CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE LAST MONTH, AND ARE NOT RELATED TO THE CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS INTO LAST MONTH’S INCIDENT.”

ONE OF THE MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS IS FOR THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, AS THE LICENSING AUTHORITY FOR ALL POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS INCLUDING HK OXYGEN, TO REQUIRE THE MANAGEMENT OF THESE INSTALLATIONS TO SET UP A SAFETY COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MONITORING AND IMPROVING THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THEIR OPERATIONS.

THE SAFETY COMMITTEE SHOULD BE CHAIRED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER WITH SENIOR STAFF AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORKFORCE SITTING ON IT. IT SHOULD MEET ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS AND MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES FOR ENDORSEMENT AND ADVICE.

WITH REGARD TO THE HK OXYGEN, THE WORKING PARTY’S MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS ARE:

(A) ALL CYLINDERS CONTAINING GASES FOR MEDICAL USES SHOULD BE FITTED BY PHASES WITH PIN-INDEX OUTLETS IN ACCORDANCE WITH BRITISH STANDARD SPECIFICATION.

(B) CONTROL OF ENTRY TO THE MANUFACTURING PLANT SHOULD BE TIGHTENED AS A PRUDENT MEASURE TO ELIMINATE ANY REMOTE POSSIBILITY OF MALICIOUS TAMPERING WITH PRODUCTS AND EQUIPMENT.

(C) GAS CYLINDERS SHOULD BE PROPERLY LABELLED WITH NAMES AND WARNING MESSAGES AND LEGISLATION SHOULD BE AMENDED TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE BY THE SUPPLIER.

(D) THE SUPPLIER SHOULD KEEP IN VIEW, DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS TO TEST NITROUS OXIDE.

(E) A FORMAL RECORD SYSTEM SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED LN RESPECT OF MAINTAINENCE, REPAIR AND INSPECTION OF EACH GAS CYLINDER.

(F) ON-SITE EMERGENCY PROCEDURES SHOULD BE UPDATED AND SUCH INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE TRANSLATED INTO CHINESE AND PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED AT THE PLANT.

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(G) CUSTOMERS SERVICE SHOULD BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE AN EDUCATION PROGRAMME ON PROPER ORDERING AND USE OF GASES.

’’MOST OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS TN THE REPORT HAVE BEEN OR ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED BY HK OXYGEN,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING PARTY, CHIEF FIRE OFFICER, MR LI KWOK-CHOI WILL BRIEF THE PRESS ON THE REPORT AT 3.30 PM TODAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, 1 HONG CHONG ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

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GOVERNMENT LAND SOLD FOR $202 MILLION *****

TWO PIECES OF GOVERNMENT LAND WERE SOLD FOR A TOTAL OF $202 MILLION BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT AT A PUBLIC AUCTION TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE FIRST LOT IS LOCATED AT AREA 2A IN TUEN MUN. IT WAS BOUGHT BY HIGH WING ESTATE LIMITED FOR $169 MILLION. BIDDING OPENED AT $120 MILLION.

THE LOT IS FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING GODOWN) PURPOSES. IT HAS AN AREA OF ABOUT 6,700 SQUARE METRES.

THE BUILDING COVENANT STIPULATES THAT THE DEVELOPER HAS TO COMPLETE A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 20,100 SQUARE METRES WITHIN 48 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF POSSESSION.

ANOTHER LOT IS LOCATED AT AREA 25 IN ON LOK TSUEN OF FANLING. IT WAS SOLD FOR $33 MILLION TO MITA INDUSTRIAL CO. (HK) LTD. BIDDING OPENED AT $20 MILLION.

THE 2,476-SQUARE-METRE SITE IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN (EXCLUDING OFFENSIVE TRADE) PURPOSES.

ACCORDING TO THE BUILDING COVENANT, A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 7,428 SQUARE METRES HAS TO BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1994.

THE GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, MR JIM HUGHES, WHO CONDUCTED THE AUCTION, DESCRIBED PRICES AS GOOD.

THE AUCTION WAS HELD AT THE JADE BALL ROOM OF FURAMA HOTEL.

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STATEMENT ON EEC’S LIFTING OF

ANTI-DUMPING PROCEEDING

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THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) IT HAD RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES HAD ANNOUNCED TERMINATION OF THE ANTI-DUMPING PROCEEDING AGAINST IMPORTS INTO THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (EEC) OF DENIM ORIGINATING FROM HONG KONG, TURKEY, INDONESIA AND MACAU.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF TRADE, MR STUART HARBINSON, SAID THAT, AS SOON AS THE PROCEEDING AGAINST HONG KONG WAS INITIATED IN MARCH 1989, THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY HAD REACTED VIGOROUSLY TO COUNTER ALLEGATIONS OF DUMPING.

THE TEXTILE COUNCIL, ON BEHALF OF ALL LOCAL DENIM MANUFACTURERS, HAD ALSO SUBMITTED TO THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AN INJURY STUDY IN JULY 1989 TO SHOW THAT DENIM IMPORTS INTO THE EEC FROM HONG KONG HAD NOT CAUSED ANY INJURY TO THE EEC’S DENIM INDUSTRY.

THE TRADE DEPARTMENT ITSELF HAD SUBMITTED REPRESENTATIONS TO THE COMMISSION IN OCTOBER 1989, REQUESTING TERMINATION OF THE PROCEEDING ON THE GROUNDS THAT EEC’S DENIM INDUSTRY HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO PROVE THAT ANY ALLEGED INJURY HAD NOT ALREADY BEEN DEALT WITH BY THE QUANTITATIVE RESTRAINT ON DENIM IMPORTS FROM HONG KONG IMPOSED UNDER THE MFA AND THE HK/EEC TEXTILES AGREEMENT.

AT PRESENT, EXPORTS OF DENIM TO THE EEC ARE SUBJECT TO QUOTA CONTROL UNDER THE TEXTILES AGREEMENT.

THE TEXTILE COUNCIL AND THE TRADE DEPARTMENT MADE FURTHER SUBMISSIONS EARLY THIS YEAR TO REFUTE FURTHER ARGUMENTS PUT FORWARD BY EUROCOTON (COMMITTEE OF THE COTTON AND ALLIED TEXTILE INDUSTRIES OF THE EEC), THE COMPLAINANT TN THIS CASE.

THE EFFORTS OF THE INDUSTRY AND THE GOVERNMENT HAD BORNE FRUIT IN THE PRESENT CASE, MR HARBINSON SAID.

IN THE COMMISSION DECISION ANNOUNCING TERMINATION OF THE PROCEEDING, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT NO MATERIAL INJURY WAS SUSTAINED BY THE COMMUNITY INDUSTRY AS A RESULT OF DUMP IMPORTS OF DENIM ORIGINATING TN THE PLACES CONCERNED, AND THAT THE PROCEEDING SHOULD BE TERMINATED WITHOUT IMPOSITION OF ANY ANTI-DUMPING DUTIES.

"WE WELCOME THE COMMISSION’S DECISION TO TERMINATE THE PROCEEDING,” MR HARBINSON SAID.

"OUR DENIM EXPORTS TO THE EEC ARE ALREADY UNDER QUOTA, AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DOUBLE JEOPARDY TO OUR TRADE IF THESE WERE ALSO SUBJECT TO ANTI-DUMPING DUTIES.

/•'THE DEPARTMENT

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"THE DEPARTMENT IS DELIGHTED THAT THE HONG KONG DENIM INDUSTRY MAS RFFN VINDICATED BY THE RESULT OF THE PROCEEDING. THE INDUSTRY IS TO II CONGRATULATED ON DEFENDING ITSELF ROBUSTLY. WE ARE ALSO NATURALLY PLEASED THAT THE COMMISSION INVESTIGATORS HAVE RECOGNISED THE INTRINSIC MERITS OF OUR CASE,” HE SAID.

THERE ARE STILL TWO EEC ANTI-DUMPING PROCEEDINGS AGAINST HONG OF INVESTIGATION RESULTS. THE PRODUCTS • SMALL SCREEN COLOUR TELEVISION RECEIVERS.

KONG AWAITING ANNOUNCEMENT INVOLVED ARE AUDIO TAPES AND

"WE SHALL CONTINUE TO HARBINSON SAID.

MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS VERY CLOSELY," MR

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ANTI-POLLUTION

PROSECUTION FIGURE RELEASED

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT (EPD) TODAY (TUESDAY) RELEASED A LIST OF COMPANIES THAT WERE FOUND GUILTY IN COURT OF BREACHING ANTI-POLLUTION LEGISLATION IN THE MONTH OF JULY.

THE LEGISLATION IS CURRENTLY ENFORCED BY THE EPD.

AN EPD SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE DEPARTMENT MEASURED ITS SUCCESS IN TERMS OF POLLUTION PROBLEMS AVOIDED AND IMPROVEMENT BROUGHT TO THE ENVIRONMENT, NOT BY THE NUMBER OF SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTIONS.

”BUT INEVITABLY, THERE IS A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO, EVEN AFTER ADVICE AND WARNINGS, DO NOT TAKE SERIOUSLY THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO STRESSED THAT IT MAY TAKE A LONG TIME TO BRING SOME CASES, EVEN SIMPLE ONES, BEFORE THE COURT BECAUSE TIME HAS TO BE GIVEN FOR DETAILED INVESTIGATIONS TO BUILD UP EVIDENCES AND LABORATORY ANALYSES.

ALL THESE WOULD BE VERY TIME CONSUMING RESULTING SOMETIMES IN A WIDE GAP BETWEEN THE TIME OF THE OFFENCE AND THE CONVICTION DATE.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF PROSECUTION CASES AND THE ASSOCIATED FINES IMPOSED BY THE COURT DURING THE MONTH OF JULY THIS YEAR:

NAME (COMPANY/ PERSON)

DATE OF

ADDRESS OFFENCE

1 .THE GOLDEN PENISULAR (HOT POT) RESTAURANT LTD

TAI PO RD, 5.7.89-

SHAM SHUI 28.8.89 PO

RECORD

NATURE OF

OF OFFENCE FINES!$) OFFENCE COURT

APCO: 2,000 1ST NORTH

UNAUTHORISED KOWLOON

INSTALLATION

OR ALTERATION

OF FURNACES

/2.GREEN-WOOD .......

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2.GREENWOOD RESTAURANT LTD TSUI LAM EST, JUNK BAY 5.8.89- 15.10.89 APCO: 1,500 UNAUTHORISED INSTALLATION OR ALTERATION OF FURNACES 1ST KWUN TONG

3.SUPER PRESIDENT LTD HENNESSY RD, CAUSEWAY BAY 10.11.89 -3.12.89 APCO: 3,000 UNAUTHORISED INSTALLATION OR ALTERATION OF FURNACES 1ST CENTRAL

4.MECO ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES LTD KWAI FUNG CRESCENT, KWAI CHUNG 12.12.89 APCO: 7,500 FAILURE TO TAKE MEASURES TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY AIR POLLUTANT 1ST TSUEN WAN

5.WAI DACK KNITTING FACTORY TSUEN KING CIRCUIT, TSUEN WAN 13.12.89 APCO: 2,500 FAILURE TO TAKE MEASURES TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY AIR POLLUTANT 1ST TSUEN WAN

6.DAYFOONG DYEING & WEAVING FACTORY LTD CHAI WAN KOK ST, TSUEN WAN 14.12.89 APCO: 3,000 EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 1ST TSUEN WAN

7.SUN FAT ROASTED PIG STOVE PORTLAND ST, YAU MA TEI 15.12.89 APCO: 2,500 EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 2ND SOUTH KOWLOON

8.WO FUNG PAPER MAKING FACTORY LTD ON LOK VILLAGE, FANLING 10.1.90 APCO: 1,500 USING PROHIBITED FUEL IN A FUEL RESTRICTION AREA 1ST FANLING

9.EXTRA WEALTH LAUNDRY FACTORY TSING YI INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, TSING YI 10.1.90 APCO: 3,000 EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 1ST TSUEN WAN

/10.ON PO ........

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10.ON PO BLEACHING & DYEING FACTORY LTD PING CHE RD, FANLING 10.1.90 APCO: USING PROHIBITED FUEL IN A FUEL RESTRICTION AREA 2,500 1ST FANLING

11.SUN MEI UNIVERSAL LAUNDRY LTD TSING YI INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, TSING YI 14.1.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 4,500 4 TH TSUEN WAN

12.YIP WAH MARBLE WORK MFG. WING HING ST, NORTH POINT 16.1.90 APCO: 5,000 FAILURE TO TAKE MEASURES TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY AIR POLLUTANT 1ST CENTRAL

13.SUN FAT ROASTED PIG STOVE PORTLAND ST, YAU MA TEI 16.1.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 2,500 3RD SOUTH KOWLOON

14.DORAN (HONG KONG) LTD PING CHE RD, FANLING 22.1.90 APCO: USING PROHIBITED FUEL IN A FUEL RESTRICTION AREA 3,500 2ND FANLING

15.MEYER DYEING WORKS LTD TAI YUEN ST, KWAI CHUNG 7.2.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 5,000 5TH TSUEN WAN

16.WING KWONG SANG SANG FU YUNG SHAN, TSUEN WAN 9.2.90 APCO: FAILURE TO ABATE AN AIR POLLUTANT NUISANCE (GENERAL) 2,000 5TH TSUEN WAN

17.SHEK 0 QUARRY LTD LOCKHART RD, WANCHAI 12.2.90- 18.3.90 APCO: 20,000 FAILURE TO APPLY FOR A SPECIFIED PROCESS LICENCE UPON CESSATION OF EXEMPTION FOR THE EXEMPTED PREMISES 1ST CENTRAL

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18.LOK YUEN RESTAURANT TUNG CHOI ST, MONG KOK 16.2.90 APCO: FAILURE TO FURNISH THE REQUIRED INFORMATION TO THE AUTHORITY 4,000 1ST NORTH KOWLOON

19. CHEVALIER (CONSTRUCTION) CO LTD AND TIN HAU TEMPLE RD, CAUSEWAY BAY 18.2.90 NCO: BREACH PERMIT CONDITION 10,000 1ST CENTRAL

YUE KWAN-CHAN (PERSON-IN-CHARGE) • • •i NCO: CAUSE BREACHING OF PERMIT CONDITION 5,000 1ST CENTRAL

20.HSIN CHONG CONSTRUCTION (ASIA) LTD AND TANNER RD, NORTH POINT 18.2.90 NCO: CARRY OUT CONSTRUCTION WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT 15,000 1ST CENTRAL

LEE YIU-CHUN (PERSON-IN-CHARGE) ii • • NCO: ALLOW CONSTRUCTION WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT 1,500 1ST CENTRAL

21.YAU WO WEAVING FACTORY LTD WO YI HOP RD, KWAI CHUNG 19.2.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 3,000 1ST TSUEN WAN

22.KOON WAH MIRROR FACTORY LTD YUEN CHAU KOK, SHA TIN 22.2.90 APCO: 3,000 FAILURE TO TAKE MEASURES TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY AIR POLLUTANT 1ST SAN PO KONG

23.HERAEUS LTD WAI YIP ST, KWUN TONG 23.2.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 4,000 9TH KWUN TONG

24.WAI DACK KNITTING FACTORY TSUEN KING CIRCUIT, TSUEN WAN 2.3.90 APCO: 5,000 FAILURE TO TAKE MEASURES 2ND TSUEN WAN

TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY AIR POLLUTANT

/25.KAMSHING WAI .......

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25.KAMSHING WAI YIP CONSULTANTS ST, KWUN 2.3.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 1,500 1ST KWUN TONG

LTD TONG

26.CHIP TAK WEAVING FACTORY LTD MA KOK ST, TSUEN WAN 9.3.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 4,000 3RD TSUEN WAN

27.CHINA DYEING HOLDINGS LTD TSUEN KING CIRCUIT, TSUEN WAN 16.3.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 3,000 1ST TSUEN WAN

28.SUN MEI UNIVERSAL LAUNDRY LTD TSING YI INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, TSING YI 27.3.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 4,500 5TH TSUEN WAN

29. KONG LUEN ALUMINIUM WINDOW MANUFACTURING LTD BELCHER’S ST, KENNEDY TOWN 29.3.90 APCO: 7,500 FAILURE TO TAKE MEASURES TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY AIR POLLUTANT 1ST FANLING

30.WING TAI PILONNER CO. LTD NATHAN RD, MONGKOK 2.4.90 APCO: FAILURE TO ABATE AN AIR POLLUTANT NUISANCE (GENERAL) 4, 100 2ND NORTH KOWLOON

31. GUANG-DQNG WATER CONSERVANCY & HYDROPOWER ENGRG. DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD PO KONG VILLAGE RD, TSZ WAN SHAN 18.4.90 APCO: 3,000 CONTRAVENING TERMS OR CONDITIONS OF A SPECIFIED PROCESS LICENCE 2ND SAN PO KONG

32. KOON CHUN HING KEE AU TAU, YUEN LONG 19.4.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 3,000 3RD FANLING

33. POLEE-TAT DYEING WORKS LTD PUN SHAN ST, TSUEN WAN 26.4.90 APCO: EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 2,500 1ST TSUEN WAN

/34.SUN MEI .......

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34.SUN MEI UNIVERSAL LAUNDRY LTD TSING YI INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, TSING Yl 30.4.90 APCO: 4,500 6TH TSUEN WAN

EXCESSIVE

DARK SMOKE

EMISSION

35.WAH HING DYEING FACTORY LTD FUNG KAT HEUNG, YUEN LONG 1.5.90 APCO: 3,500 EXCESSIVE DARK SMOKE EMISSION 2ND FANLING

36.YIN DOI ELECTROPLATING CO SAI KUNG MAIN ST, SAI KUNG 2.5.90 WPCO: 3,500 DISCHARGE OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER INTO FOUL SEWER 1ST KWUN TONG

37.LAU CHEONG KEE MARINE ENGRG. CO. LTD AND NATHAN RD, MONG KOK 10.5.90 DSA: 2,000 DUMPING OF EXCAVATED MATERIAL AT SEA WITHOUT A LICENCE 2ND CENTRAL

LAM CHUN-CHAU ( TUG MASTER) II • • " 1,500 1ST

38.ICONA CO LTD WONG CHUK YEUNG ST, FO TAN 16.5.90 WPCO: 15,000 DISCHARGE OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER INTO FOUL SEWER 2ND SHATIN

39.TAK SON ENGRG. CO. LTD QUEEN’S RD CENTRAL, CENTRAL 25.5.90 APCO: 2,000 FAILURE TO ABATE AN AIR POLLUTANT NUISANCE (GENERAL) 1ST FANLING

40.UNIVERSAL DOCK- YARD LTD KO FAI RD, YAU TONG BAY 25.5.90 DSA: 2,500 DUMPING OF DREDGED MARINE MUD AT SEA WITHOUT A LICENCE 1ST CENTRAL

41.SHEK PING KEE (TUG MASTER) FANTA CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD, WAI CHING ST, YAU MA TEI 31.5.90 DSA: 5,000 DUMPING OF EXCAVATED MATERIAL AT SEA WITHOUT A LICENCE 1ST CENTRAL

/AND CHEUNG ......

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1990

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AND CHEUNG SAU-

2ND CENTRAL

TUNG (BARGE

OPERATOR)

NOTE:

APCO: AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE

DSA: DUMPING AT SEA ACT 1974 (OVERSEAS TERRITORIES) ORDER 1975 NCO: NOISE CONTROL ORDINANCE

WPCO: WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE

ON THE PROVISIONS OF THE NOISE CONTROL ORDINANCE RELATING TO NEIGHBOURHOOD NOISE, A TOTAL OF 19 PERSONS WERE PROSECUTED BY THE POLICE FOR CAUSING EXCESSIVE NOISE FROM DOMESTIC PLACES AT NIGHT WITH FINES RANGING FROM $200 TO $500.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE DEPARTMENT HAS ALSO BEGUN TO INITIATE PROSECUTION ACTION AGAINST THE PERSON-IN-CHARGE OF CONSTRUCTION SITES WHERE OFFENCES WERE FOUND, AS THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE TO ENSURE NCO COMPLIANCE.

AS A RESULT, PERSON-IN-CHARGE OF TWO CONSTRUCTION SITES WERE BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURT IN JULY. THIS IS MENTIONED IN CASE NUMBER 19 AND 20.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT IN CASE NUMBER 41, TWO DEFENDANTS WERE CONVICTED WITH A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5,000 EACH FOR DUMPING OF EXCAVATED MATERIAL AT SEA WITHOUT A LICENCE. THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO STEP UP ITS ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL DUMPING ACTIVITIES.

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR NEEDY STUDENTS ANNOUNCED » * * * »

THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON STUDENT FINANCE WHICH ADMINISTERS THE GOVERNMENT’S SCHEME OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS TODAY (TUESDAY) ANNOUNCED THE APPLICATION ARRANGEMENTS FOR NEW STUDENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 1990-91.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON STUDENT FINANCE SAID THE SCHEME PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN THE FORM OF A COMBINATION OF GRANTS AND LOANS FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING FULL-TIME COURSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, THE CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG, AND THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE.

"TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE RESIDED OR BEEN DOMICILED IN HONG KONG CONTINUOUSLY FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THEIR APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE," THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS WHO SATISFY THE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS OF AND HAVE APPLIED FOR ADMISSION TO EITHER UNIVERSITY MAY OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS AT THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY OR AT THE INSTITUTIONS CONCERNED, ON PRODUCTION OF THE RESULT SLIPS OF THEIR ADVANCED/HIGHER LEVEL EXAMINATION OR NOTIFICATIONS OF PROVISIONAL OFFER IN RESPECT OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

THEY SHOULD, HOWEVER, SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS ONLY AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN OFFERED ADMISSION BY THE UNIVERSITIES CONCERNED.

NEW STUDENTS ADMITTED BY EITHER POLYTECHNIC OR THE BAPTIST COLLEGE MAY OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

’’POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AND STUDENTS TAKING HIGHER DEGREE OR DIPLOMA COURSES WHO WILL NOT HAVE EXCEEDED THEIR MINIMUM PRESCRIBED PERIOD OF REGISTRATION BY SEPTEMBER 30 ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

"THE MINIMUM PERIOD OF REGISTRATION FOR A MASTER DEGREE IS NORMALLY TWO YEARS AND FOR A DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE, THREE YEARS," THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

ALL NEW STUDENTS SHOULD RETURN THEIR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO THE INSTITUTIONS CONCERNED AND THE CLOSING DATES FOR SUBMISSION ARE:

CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC

CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE

: AUGUST 24

: EARLY SEPTEMBER

: OCTOBER 10

: OCTOBER 10

: OCTOBER 10

"APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ARE SUBJECT TO MEANS TEST, WHICH TAKES INTO ACCOUNT A STUDENT’S FAMILY INCOME AND ASSETS LESS PERMITTED DEDUCTIONS TO ARRIVE AT THE STUDENT’S ANNUAL DISPOSABLE INCOME FOR SETTING AGAINST HIS GRANT/LOAN REQUIREMENTS.

"FOR EVERY FRESH APPLICATION, THE APPLICANT AND/OR AN ADULT MEMBER OF HIS HOUSEHOLD (PREFERABLY HIS DECLARANT) WHO IS FULLY AWARE OF THE FAMILY’S CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND AN INTERVIEW AT THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY TO CLARIFY THE INFORMATION REPORTED IN THE APPLICATION.

"AFTER THE FIRST YEAR OF APPLICATION, INTERVIEWS WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN ALTERNATE YEARS," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE COMMITTEE’S SPOKESMAN WARNED THAT INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION WOULD NOT ONLY LEAD TO REJECTION OF AN APPLICATION, BUT MIGHT ALSO GIVE RISE TO CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE DECLARANT.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY AT QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOW BLOCK, GROUND FLOOR, 66 QUEENSWAY, OR CALL TEL. 867 2738.

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PHASE II PROJECT ON RESUMPTION AND REPAIR OF KAM PING STREET *****

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO CARRY OUT THE PHASE II PROJECT ON THE RESUMPTION AND REPAIR OF KAM PING STREET IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF HONG KONG ISLAND.

UNDER PRIVATE MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP, KAM PING STREET HAS NOT BEEN PROPERLY MANAGED OR MAINTAINED. THE STREET IS IN POOR REPAIR AND IS PARTLY OCCUPIED BY STALLS THAT OBSTRUCT PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR MOVEMENT, CAUSING CONSIDERABLE ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRAFFIC PROBLEMS.

THE RESUMPTION WILL ENABLE THE GOVERNMENT TO CLEAR THE OBSTRUCTING STALLS, TO REPAIR AND THEREAFTER MAINTAIN AND MANAGE THE ROAD AND DRAINS TO A PROPER STANDARD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

WORKS ON THE PROJECT ARE EXPECTED TO COMMENCE IN MARCH 1992.

A NOTICE ON THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

* THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, CENTRAL;

* THE HONG KONG EAST DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI; AND

* THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 880-886 KING’S ROAD, GROUND AND FIRST FLOORS, NORTH POINT.

ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 16 THIS YEAR.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE OF TUEN MUN ROAD

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORKS, THE LANES OF TSUEN WAN BOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUEN MUN ROAD NEAR SHAM TSENG INTERCHANGE WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED IN TURN FROM 9.30 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 23) TO 6 AM ON AUGUST 31.

TWO LANES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9.30 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY WHILE ONE LANE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE CLOSURE PERIOD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

POLICE PAY REPORTS TO BE OUT SOON ................................................... 1

SIR DAVID URGED PEOPLE TO HELP YOUNGSTERS CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO SOCIETY . 3

SHW SPEAKS ON 'HEALTH TRINITY' ..............................................

FS BRIEFED ON TERMINAL OPERATION ............................................

CHANGES IN MARKET MAKERS OF EXCHANGE FUND BILLS ..................................... 6

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SWD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST POST .....................

HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS OF MARINE DEPT OFFICES .........................._••••• 7

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WALLED CITY CLEARANCE ON DB AGENDA ..........................................

FESTIVE LIGHTING FUND ALLOCATION ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA .....................

Q

DB TO DISCUSS MARK SIX PROPOSAL .............................................

UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED ............................................... 10

GOVT LOT TO LET BY TENDER ...................................................

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN CENTRAL AND NORTH POINT ......................................... 11

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN SHA TIN ...........................................

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

POLICE PAY REPORTS TO BE OUT SOON *****

A REPORT ON POLICE PAY FOR THE JUNIOR RANKS WILL BE OUT IN SEPTEMBER AND THE ONE FOR THE OFFICERS BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORI), SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER VISITING THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL SUMMER CAMP, SIR DAVID SAID THAT HE HOPED THE PROPOSALS TO BE MADE BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINED SERVICES SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE POLICE FORCE AS A WHOLE.

"WE ARE GOING ON IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS GENERALLY ON AN ONGOING BASIS. FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED THAT WE WILL BUILD A LARGE NUMBER OF NEW QUARTERS FOR THE DISCIPLINED SERVICES, SOME $600 MILLION WORTH OF QUARTERS. FIVE HUNDRED OF THOSE QUARTERS WILL GO TO THE POLICE FORCE.

"THIS IS AN ONGOING SITUATION IN WHICH WE ARE VERY ANXIOUS TO KEEP UNDER REVIEW THE POLICE’S TERMS OF SERVICE AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROPERLY LOOKED AFTER.

"THE POLICE FORCE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US AND THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT WE SHOULD NOT LOOK AFTER THEM TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY," SIR DAVID SAID.

SIR DAVID ALSO SAID HE DID NOT THINK THERE WAS A SERIOUS MORALE PROBLEM WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE.

"I DON’T THINK ANY OF THE INDICATIONS THAT ONE HAS FOR MORALE GENERALLY WOULD SUGGEST THAT IT IS BAD. THE POLICE IS A VERY EFFICIENT ORGANISATION. THERE IS NO QUESTION OF ITS EFFICIENCY BEING IMPAIRED AT ALL.

"THE WASTAGE RATE IN THE POLICE FORCE IS ABOUT THE SAME AS IT IS FOR THE REST OF THE CIVIL SERVICE AS A WHOLE," HE ADDED.

ASKED HOW HE WOULD ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEMS WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE WITHOUT A SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN BOTH PAY AND CONDITIONS, SIR DAVID SAID WHAT THE POLICE FORCE WANTED FOR THEMSELVES WAS NOT NECESSARILY WHAT WAS RIGHT FOR THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

HE SAID: "WE CANNOT IN EVERY CASE MEET THE DEMANDS FOR PAY INCREASES FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE. WE HAVE TO LOOK AT RELATIVITIES ACROSS THE BOARD BETWEEN THE DISCIPLINED SERVICES AND THE REMAINDER. AND THEREFORE WE HAVE TO TAKE A BALANCED VIEW TO WHAT IS NEEDED AT ANY PARTICULAR MOMENT IN TIME.

"IT DOES NOT MEAN TO SAY THAT WE HAVE TO NECESSARILY IN ALL CASES MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ASSOCIATIONS WHETHER THEY ARE FROM THE POLICE OR ANYWHERE ELSE. IT IS A QUESTION OF BALANCE AND THAT IS WHAT WE TRY TO ACHIEVE."

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

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NOTING THAT THERE WAS A BROAD REVIEW OF ALL GENERAL GRADES WITHIN THE WHOLE OF THE CIVIL SERVICE, SIR DAVID SAID TRADITIONALLY THAT HAD BEEN A TIME WHEN THERE WERE AGITATIONS.

THERE HAD BEEN PARTICULAR PEOPLE WHO USED THAT OCCASION, KNOWING THAT THEIR GRADE WAS UNDER REVIEW, TO TRY TO PRESS FOR A BETTER SITUATION FOR THEMSELVES, HE SAID.

"THAT IS A VERY NATURAL SITUATION FOR THE MOMENT," HE ADDED.

ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE REPRESENTATION TO THE FOREIGN OFFICE BY THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION, SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS UP TO ANY ASSOCIATION TO TAKE ANY MEASURE THAT IT CHOSE TO DO SO IN ORDER TO GIVE THEIR CASE PROMINENCE.

PERSONALLY, SIR DAVID DID NOT THINK IT WAS PARTICULARLY HELPFUL TO TAKE HONG KONG’S PROBLEM OUTSIDE HONG KONG.

"THESE ARE MATTERS OF STAFF RELATIONS. THESE ARE MATTERS WHICH WE WOULD NORMALLY DEAL WITH WITHIN THE CIVIL SERVICE. I DON’T THINK TO TAKE OUR TROUBLES OVERSEAS, WHEREVER ONE IS GOING, IS NECESSARILY A HELPFUL WAY TO GO,” HE SAID.

ASKED IF THE PORT AND AIRPORT PROJECTS WOULD BE SCALED DOWN, SIR DAVID ASSURED THAT THE CORE PROJECTS INCLUDING THE BRIDGE, ROAD NETWORK AND THE AIRPORT ITSELF WOULD GO AHEAD AND THE AIRPORT WOULD OPEN ON TIME.

"THERE ARE OTHER ASPECTS TO THE AIRPORT PROJECT AND THE PORT PROJECT WHICH ARE ALSO HIGHLY DESIRABLE BUT NOT ESSENTIAL. THE RAILWAY COMES INTO THAT BRACKET.

"AND WHEREAS WE WILL CERTAINLY LIKE TO HAVE THE RAILWAY OPEN AT THE SAME TIME, IT IS A MATTER OF PRIORITY.

"IS THE RAILWAY NEEDED ON DAY 1? IF IT CAN BE BROUGHT IN IN A MORE PRACTICAL WAY ONE YEAR LATER, THEN, THAT IS OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT. IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE ARE SHELVING MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THE AIRPORT."

SIR DAVID ALSO REFUTED A REPORT THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ASK THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TO OVERRIDE ALL OBJECTIONS TO THE CHEK LAP KOK AIRPORT, ADDING THAT EACH OBJECTION WOULD BE LOOKED AT CAREFULLY BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

3

SIR DAVID URGED PEOPLE TO HELP YOUNGSTERS CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO SOCIETY *****

ALL THOSE CONCERNED WITH YOUNG PEOPLE MUST WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS CONDUCIVE TO THEIR HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

"OVER THE PAST DECADE, WE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN REDUCING THE OVERALL CRIME RATE AMONGST THE POPULATION, BUT THERE HAS BEEN A RISING INCIDENCE OF CRIME AMONG JUVENILES," HE SAID.

SIR DAVID WAS SPEAKING TO 1,700 CAMPERS AT THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL (JPC) SUMMER CAMP AT THE WU KAI SHA YOUTH VILLAGE.

HE NOTED THAT JUVENILE CRIME HAD BEEN A FOCUS OF THE FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN.

"WE HAVE HAD SOME SUCCESS IN CONTAINING SHOPTHEFT WHICH WAS ONE OF THE KEY MESSAGES IN OUR CAMPAIGN LAST YEAR," HE SAID.

TURNING TO THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN, SIR DAVID SAID THAT THE NEED FOR PARENTS TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY AND AVOID THE PERILS OF DELIQUENCY WOULD BE EMPHASISED.

A VIBRANT AND EXCITED ATMOSPHERE PREVAILED OVER THE CAMP IN RESPONSE TO THE ACTING GOVERNOR'S VISIT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR LI KWAN-HA, SIR DAVID ARRIVED AT THE CAMP BY HELICOPTER AND RECEIVED A WARM WELCOME FROM THE CAMPERS ALREADY GATHERED AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD.

A KUNG FU DEMONSTRATION PERFORMED BY 300 JPC MEMBERS FROM ALL 19 DISTRICTS WAS PRESENTED ON THE SPOT, AND SIR DAVID WAS GREATLY IMPRESSED BY THE CO-OPERATION AND UNITY AMONG THE YOUNGSTERS.

SIR DAVID WAS INVITED TO TOUR ROUND THE CAMP AND TO VIEW SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES ARRANGED FOR THE CAMPERS.

AMONG THE PLACES HE VISITED WERE THE SWIMMING POOL AND THE ARCHERY FIELD. HIS PRESENCE SURELY HAD A STIMULATING EFFECT AND ALL YOUNG SPORTSMEN CAME UP WITH THEIR BEST PERFORMANCES.

THE JPC SUMMER CAMP IS AN ANNUAL EVENT ORGANISED BY THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS BRANCH TO PROVIDE HEALTHY ACTIVITIES FOR JPC MEMBERS DURING THEIR SUMMER VACATION.

THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S CAMP IS ’FIGHT YOUTH CRIME’; AND PART OF ITS FUNDING CAME FROM SPONSORSHIP BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

SHW SPEAKS ON * *

’HEALTH TRINITY’ * * * ♦

PUBLIC SPENDING ON TOTAL HEALTH CARE CAN ACHIEVE A BETTER BALANCE BETWEEN PREVENTION AND CURE WITH REFORMS DIRECTED TOWARDS PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MRS ELIZABETH WONG, SAID THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING.

’’WHILST WE ARE PROUD OF OUR HEALTH INDICES, WHICH CAN COMPETE WITH THOSE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD, I AM CONVINCED THAT GIVEN A GOOD INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, OUR COMMUNITY WILL BECOME EVEN HEALTHIER AND OUR HOSPITALS LESS CROWDED.”

MRS WONG POINTED OUT THAT THE WORKING PARTY ON PRIMARY HEALTH . ARE, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PROFESSOR ROSIE YOUNG, WOULD BE ABLE TO COMPLETE ITS DELIBERATIONS ON LAUNCHING A NEW IMPETUS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

’’WITH OUR EFFORTS TO ADDRESS AND ENHANCE OUR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SERVICES, I AM DELIGHTED TO NOTE THAT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION HAS DECLARED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TO BE THE KEY TO ACHIEVING HEALTH FOR ALL BY THE YEAR 2000.

"HONG KONG IS CLEARLY TAKING A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION,” SHE POINTED OUT.

SPEAKING AT THE 12TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL HEPATO-BILIARY PANCREATIC ASSOCIATION, MRS WONG SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS IN PURSUIT OF MAJOR REFORMS BY A THREE-PRONGED OR TRIPARTITE APPROACH: THROUGH THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY; THROUGH PRIMARY HEALTH CARE; AND THROUGH THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE.

SHE DESCRIBED THIS AS THE "HEALTH TRINITY" AND TALKED ABOUT THE OTHER TWO AREAS OF REFORM.

’’WITH THE SETTING UP OF THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY UNDER LEGISLATION, WE AIM TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVE OF OPTIMISING THE USE OF RESOURCES, OF LIFTING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE, WHICH IS IN ITSELF FREE, TO PROVIDE BETTER CHOICE TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE TO SATISFY RISING COMMUNITY ASPIRATIONS.

"WE ARE ABOUT TO APPOINT THREE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS TO HEAD THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY AND WE WILL HAVE THE BEST PEOPLE AROUND FOR THIS MAJOR REFORM MEASURE," SHE SAID.

TURNING TO THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, MRS WONG POINTED OUT THAT WITH THE REFORMS ENVISAGED FOR HOSPITAL SERVICES AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, THERE WAS AN INCREASING AND PRESSING NEED FOR GREATER SPECIALISATION.

"RIGHT NOW, A PREPARATORY COMMITTEE UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PROFESSOR DAVID TODD IS HARD AT WORK PLANNING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ACADEMY OF MEDICINE.

/"THIS WILL ........

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

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’’THIS WILL SERVE AS HONG KONG’S CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SPECIALISATION. WHEN IN PLACE, IT WILL BE ANOTHER MILESTONE IN OUR DEVELOPMENT OF EVEN HIGHER QUALITY MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE FOR HONG KONG,” SHE ADDED.

THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE ALSO SPOKE ABOUT ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION WHICH IS INVALUABLE IN SAVING LIVES.

”IN ORDER THAT THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE CAN FULLY APPRECIATE THE VALUE AND BENEFITS OR ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION AND HOW IT CAN INFLUENCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND SURVIVAL FOR THOSE IN NEED OF IT, THE EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMMES, ACTIVITIES, JOINTLY MOUNTED BY GOVERNMENT, THE UNIVERSITIES AND CONCERNED ORGANISATIONS, WILL HAVE TO BE PURSUED WITH VIGOUR.

’’WHERE APPROPRIATE AND NECESSARY, CHANGES TO THE PRESENT LAW WILL ALSO HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED.

”TO ACHIEVE THIS, AND IN ALL THESE ENDEAVOURS, I LOOK FORWARD TO THE ADVICE AND SUPPORT OF EXPERTS AND COLLEAGUES WITH VISION, BOTH LOCALLY AND OVERSEAS, SUCH AS THE MANY EXPERTS GATHERED HERE TONIGHT,” MRS WONG SAID.

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FS BRIEFED ON TERMINAL OPERATION *****

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR PIERS JACOBS, THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON VISITED THE MODERN TERMINALS LIMITED (MTL) IN KWAI CHUNG TO SEE THE OPERATION OF CONTAINER TERMINAL THERE.

SIR PIERS WAS BRIEFED ON MTL’S DEVELOPMENT PLANS AS HE TOURED THE COMPANY’S CONTROL ROOM, A NEW ENGINEERING WORKSHOP AND A QUAY CRANE AT THE TERMINAL.

DISCUSSING WITH MTL’S STAFF ON FUTURE PORT DEVELOPMENT PLANS WHICH ARE MAINLY DEMAND-DRIVEN, SIR PIERS SAID TWO ADDITIONAL CONTAINER TERMINALS, EACH WITH A CAPACITY OF ABOUT 1.5 MILLION TEU’S PER ANNUM, WERE LIKELY TO BE NEEDED IN THE SHORT TERM.

LAND FOR THE FIRST ADDITIONAL TERMINAL WOULD BE GRANTED EARLY NEXT YEAR AND THE FIRST BERTH SHOULD BE AVAILABLE SOMETIME IN 1993.

’’JUDGING FROM THE PRESENT MARKET DEMANDS, THE SECOND ADDITIONAL TERMINAL WOULD BE NEEDED BY EARLY 1995,” HE NOTED.

IN THE LONGER TERM, AND AFTER THE ROAD LINK TO LANTAU IS IN PLACE, CONTAINER TERMINALS AND MULTI-PURPOSE BERTHS WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED INCREMENTALLY ALONG A PENINSULA OF RECLAIMED LAND EXTENDING INTO THE WESTERN HARBOUR, STR PIERS SAID.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

6

CHANGES IN MARKET MAKERS OF EXCHANGE FUND BILLS

*****

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN MARKET MAKERS OF EXCHANGE FUND BILLS:

ADDITIONS

BANQUE PARIBAS

DKB ASIA LTD

SANWA INTERNATIONAL FINANCE LTD

DELETIONS

MANUFACTURERS HANOVER ASIA LTD

PARIBAS ASIA LTD

"THESE CHANGES HAVE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THE RESPONSE TO THE INVITATION TO APPLY FOR APPOINTMENT AS MARKET MAKER WHICH WAS MADE EARLIER BY THE BRANCH," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SWD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST POST

*****

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT IS INVITING ELIGIBLE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS TO JOIN ITS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY UNIT TO PROVIDE SERVICE FOR THE DISABLED.

"IF YOU ARE KEEN ON HELPING OTHERS, PARTICULARLY THE DISABLED, AND MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THE CHANCE OF JOINING US," THE HEAD OF THE UNIT, MR PATRICK YAU, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) .

THIS WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST TO DEVELOP EXPERTISE IN WORKING WITH THE DISABLED WHO WERE UNDERGOING REHABILITATION, HE SAID.

"IN MY VIEW, NOTHING CAN BE MORE FULFILLING THAN PROVIDING A SERVICE WHICH WILL HELP A DISABLED PERSON TO LEAD A USEFUL AND ADAPTIVE LIFE.

"I HAVE EXPERIENCED MUCH SATISFACTION IN MY JOB, AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING THIS FEELING WITH OTHER PSYCHOLOGISTS," MR YAU ADDED.

/DUTIES OF .......

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

DUTIES OF THE POST INCLUDE VISITING SHELTERED WORKSHOPS, DAY ACTIVITY CENTRES AND SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRES TO PROVIDE CONSULTATION AND ADVICE FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING OF INMATES.

THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST WILL ALSO HAVE TO PROVIDE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND ASSESSMENT FOR INMATES REFERRED TO HIM BY THE SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRES.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE POST, AN APPLICANT SHOULD POSSESS A MASTER DEGREE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, AND BE FLUENT IN CANTONESE.

THE STARTING SALARY IS $17,570, AND THERE ARE PROSPECTS OF PROMOTION TO THE SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST RANK.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, ROOM 1004, 10TH FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, ICE HOUSE STREET, CENTRAL.

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HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS OF MARINE DEPT OFFICES

SEVERAL OFFICES OF

- THE marine

DURING THE HOLIDAYS FROM SATURDAY

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

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WALLED CITY CLEARANCE ON DB AGENDA *****

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE WALLED CITY CLEARANCE AT A MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROPOSAL TO SELL MARK SIX LOTTERY TICKETS AT SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES.

A MEMBER WILL ASK THE GOVERNMENT TO IMPOSE TOUGHER PENALTIES ON UNSCRUPULOUS EMPLOYERS TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WORKERS.

ANOTHER MEMBER WILL ASK THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE SALE OF PUBLIC HOUSING UNITS TO OCCUPANTS.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE THE PILOT SCHEME ON THE RUNNING OF THE HO MAN TIN POLICE STATION BY THE AUXILIARY POLICE; THE USE OF ONE-WAY VIEWERS AT POLICE STATIONS; THE REHOUSING OF ELDERLY OCCUPANTS AT A HUNG HOM FLAT WHICH IS DUE TO BE DEMOLISHED; AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS AT THE FAT KWONG STREET TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.15 PM

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FESTIVE LIGHTING FUND ALLOCATION ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA ******

THE CULTURE AND SPORTS COMMITTEE OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL CONSIDER ALLOCATING $177,500 FOR FESTIVE LIGHTING IN THE DISTRICT AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE LIGHTING DECORATIONS WILL BE MOUNTED AT THE BANYAN AND SAND MARTIN BRIDGES AND AT SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY TO CELEBRATE THE REGIONAL COUNCIL FESTIVAL, CHRISTMAS AND CHINESE NEW YEAR.

/THE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

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THE MEETING WILL ALSO DISCUSS PROGRESS REPORTS EROM THE SHA TIN ARTS AND SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S CULTURE AND SPORTS COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM.

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DB TO DISCUSS MARK SIX PROPOSAL ******

THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE PROPOSAL TO SELL MARK SIX TICKETS AT SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO STUDY THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1990, WHICH PREVENTS FARMLAND FROM BEING USED FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

THEY WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE REVISED NORTH DISTRICT BOARD ELECTORAL AND CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES FOR THE 1991-94 TERM.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE APPLICATIONS FOR DB FUNDS, AND REPORTS FROM THE NORTH DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND THE NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM, THIRD FLOOR, FANLING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 3 PIK FUNG ROAD, FANLING.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

10

UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED

*****

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING TO CLOSE A NUMBER OF UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES IN KOWLOON SO THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT DANGER TO THE OCCUPIERS AND TO THE PUBLIC.

THE STRUCTURES ARE LOCATED ON THE FLAT ROOFS ADJACENT TO UNITS 202, 203 AND 206, SECOND FLOOR, 35-45 MA TAU KOK ROAD.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS FROM THE HONG KONG DISTRICT COURT ON NOVEMBER 7 THIS YEAR WERE POSTED ON CONSPICUOUS PARTS OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE, A CLOSURE ORDER IS REQUIRED BEFORE THE DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED OUT.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT DEMOLITION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT ONCE THE CLOSURE ORDERS ARE OBTAINED.

GOVT LOT TO LET BY TENDER *****

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A LAND LOT IN SHAM SHUI PO, KOWLOON.

THE 4,650-SQUARE-METRE LOT IS LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD AND YEN CHOW STREET.

IT IS TO BE USED FOR A FEE PAYING PUBLIC PARKING AREA FOR PRIVATE'CARS, TAXIS, PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES, LIGHT GOODS VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES CURRENTLY LICENSED UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE.

THE INITIAL TENANCY IS FOR 18 MONTHS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 7.

FORM OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND TENDER PLAN INSPECTED AT THE KOWLOON WEST DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI CARPARK BUILDING, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON AND THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

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URBAN CLEARWAYS IN CENTRAL AND NORTH POINT

*****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 24), THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY:

(I) THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF GLENEALY FROM ITS JUNCTION

WITH LOWER ALBERT ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 35 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

(II) THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF GLENEALY FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH LOWER ALBERT ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

(III) THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WYNDHAM STREET FROM ITS

JUNCTION WITH D’AGUILAR STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 70

METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

(IV) THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OJ<' WYNDHAM STREET FROM ITS

JUNCTION WITH GLENEALY TO A POINT ABOUT 80 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

(V) THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WYNDHAM STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH D’AGUILAR STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 15: METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

(VI) THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WYNDHAM STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH LOWER ALBERT ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

(VII) THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF LOWER ALBERT ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH WYNDHAM STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

(VIII) THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF LOWER ALBERT ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH GLENEALY TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS 24 HOURS DAILY:

(I) THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF TAMAR STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH QUEENSWAY AND DRAKE STREET, EXCLUDING THE LAYBY;

(II) THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF TAMAR STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH DRAKE STREET AND QUEENSWAY;

(III) THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WESTBOUND DRAKE STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO THE TAXI STAND TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1990

(IV) THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WESTBOUND DRAKE STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH TAMAR STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

(V) THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WESTBOUND DRAKE STREET ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE TRAFFIC ISLAND AT THE JUNCTION OF DRAKE STREET AND TAMAR STREET,

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING ROUND-THE-CLOCK RESTRICTED AREA ON THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF DRAKE STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH TAMAR STREET AND COTTON TREE DRIVE AND ON TAMAR STREET WILL BE CANCELLED.

IN NORTH POINT, THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CHEUNG HONG STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH KIN WAH STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES SOUTH OF FORT STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED A ROUND-THE-CLOCK URBAN CLEARWAY FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE IN SHA TIN

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM FRIDAY (AUGUST 24), A SECTION OF ABOUT 700 METRES OF THE INNER-MOST LANE OF TOLO HIGHWAY NORTHBOUND NEAR SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH.

THE ABOVE LANE CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD T6 IN SHA TIN.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO DRIVE WITH CARE AND PATIENCE. TEMPORARY TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE PROVIDED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS FACTORIES .................................................... 1

GRADING OF BEACH WATER QUALITY ...................................................... 2

ED CONCERNS OVER CHILDREN TRAVELLING TO/FROM SCHOOL ................................. 6

LEMONS TESTED AND SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION .............................................. 7

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REMINDER ON SECOND FLOATING HOLIDAY ................................................. 7

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS CALLED FOR APPLICATION ............................. 3

UNAUTHORISED BUILDING WORKS TO BE CLOSED ............................................ §

SWIMMERS INVITED TO ENTER TOLO HARBOUR SWIM ......................................... 9

HOLIDAY CLINIC SERVICES ............................................................. 9

EARLY WELFARE PAYMENT...................................................... 10

TRAM PARADE TO PUBLICISE 'BEATING RETREAT' ......................................... 10

VARIETY SHOW TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ..............................

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN WAN CHAI .......................................... 11

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT .......................................... 12

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS FACTORIES

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THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED A MACHINERY FACTORY AND A PRINTING FIRM WHICH REPRESENT TWO OF HONG KONG’S FASTEST GROWING INDUSTRIES.

THE TWO FACTORIES ARE LOCATED AT TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

SIR DAVID FIRST VISITED CHEN HSONG MACHINERY COMPANY LIMITED, WHICH PRODUCES PLASTICS INJECTION MACHINES, SMALL INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS, PRECISION MOULDS AND OTHER RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

HE WAS TOLD THAT CHEN HSONG WAS THE FIRST FACTORY TO EMPLOY THE "COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING" CONCEPT. THIS INCLUDES THE COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING (CAD/CAM) SYSTEMS, THE FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM (FMS), THE AUTOMATIC STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM (ASRS) AND THE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (MIS).

THE INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY INDUSTRY HAS GROWN FROM 695 ESTABLISHMENTS IN 1970 TO 4,817 IN 1988 AND THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED FROM 6,814 TO 26,018. IT SUPPLIES ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF LOCAL INDUSTRIAL REQUIREMENTS.

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY INCREASED FROM $9 MILLION IN 1960 TO $2,910 MILLION IN 1989. THE LARGEST EXPORT ITEM IS PLASTICS MACHINERY.

SIR DAVID NEXT VISITED TIMES RINGIER (HONG KONG) LIMITED, WHICH OCCUPIES 100,000 SQUARE FEET ON THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

THE COMPANY EMPLOYS STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY IN COMMERCIAL PRINTING, INCLUDING TWO WEB OFFSET PRINTING PRESSES, ONE OF WHICH HAS A SIX-UNIT SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PRINTING SIX COLOURS. IT WAS THE FIRST SUCH MACHINE INSTALLED IN HONG KONG.

THE LOCAL PRINTING INDUSTRY HAS GROWN FROM 1,532 FACTORIES IN 1975 TO 3,980 IN 1989, WITH THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED GOING UP FROM 19,488 TO 36,414 DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

GROSS OUTPUT OF THE INDUSTRY GREW FROM $4,588 MILLION IN 1981 TO $8,480 MILLION IN 1987, WITH THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASING FROM $32 MILLION IN 1969 TO $3,211 MILLION IN 1989.

THE LARGEST EXPORT ITEMS OF THE PRINTING INDUSTRY ARE BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS, WHICH HAVE CONSISTENTLY ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT HALF THE VALUE OF THE INDUSTRY’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS SINCE 1960.

SIR DAVID WAS MET BY THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF THE TWO COMPANIES WHO GAVE HIM A GUIDED TOUR OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURING PLANTS.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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GRADING OF BEACH WATER QUALITY

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT (EPD) TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED GRADES ON THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF ALL BATHING BEACHES IN HONG KONG.

THE PURPOSE OF THE GRADING SYSTEM IS TO INFORM SWIMMERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THE STATE OF BACTERIAL POLLUTION AT VARIOUS BEACHES.

THE GRADING WILL BE ANNOUNCED BIWEEKLY DURING THE BATHING SEASON TO COINCIDE WITH THE FREQUENCY AT WHICH BEACH WATERS ARE USUALLY SAMPLED.

THE GRADING IS BASED ON THE MOST RECENT E. COLI DATA OBTAINED BY THE EPD IN ITS ROUTINE MONITORING PROGRAMME. AS WITH LAST YEAR, THE GRADING ALSO INCLUDES AN ESTIMATE OF THE RISK OF SUFFERING SOME MINOR SKIN OR GASTROINTESTINAL COMPLAINTS AS A RESULT OF SWIMMING AT A BEACH WHICH HAS SOME DEGREE OF POLLUTION.

THE ESTIMATE IS BASED ON A VERY LARGE BODY OF STATISTICAL INFORMATION GATHERED IN HONG KONG IN RECENT BATHING SEASONS.

THE GRADING OF SOME BEACHES MAY VARY DURING THE SUMMER. THIS REPRESENTS A NATURAL FLUCTUATION IN THE BACTERIAL QUALITY OF BATHING WATERS IN MOST CASES, AS RAIN AND TIDES BRING MORE'OR LESS POLLUTION TO THE BEACHES.

HOWEVER, THE GRADES GIVE A GOOD GENERAL PICTURE OF THE WATER QUALITY AT BATHING BEACHES AT THE TIME OF REPORTING AND FORM THE BEST AVAILABLE FORECAST FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

THE SYSTEM FOR GRADING BEACH WATER QUALITY IS AS FOLLOWS:

GRADE "1" INDICATES THAT THE WATER QUALITY IS GOOD. THE E. COLI COUNT IS NO MORE THAN 24 PER 100 MILLILITRES AT EACH BEACH SO GRADED, AND THE EXPECTED RISK OF MINOR ILLNESS TO SWIMMERS IS UNDETECTABLE.

GRADE "2" INDICATES THAT THE WATER QUALITY IS FAIR. THE E. COLI COUNT IS NO MORE THAN 180 PER 100 MILLILITRES AT EACH BEACH SO GRADED, AND THE EXPECTED HEALTH RISK IS NO MORE THAN 10 CASES OF MINOR ILLNESS PER 1,000 SWIMMERS.

GRADE "3” INDICATES THAT THE WATER QUALITY IS ACCEPTABLE. THE E. COLI COUNT IS NO MORE THAN 610 PER 100 MILLILITRES AT EACH BEACH SO GRADED, AND THE EXPECTED HEALTH RISK IS NO MORE THAN 15 CASES OF MINOR ILLNESS PER 1,000 SWIMMERS.

GRADE "4" INDICATES THAT THE WATER QUALITY IS POOR. THE E. COLI COUNT IS MORE THAN 610 PER 100 MILLILITRES AT EACH BEACH SO GRADED, AND THE EXPECTED HEALTH RISK IS MORE THAN 15 CASES OF MINOR ILLNESS PER 1,000 SWIMMERS.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO CLOSE A BEACH TO SWIMMERS IS BASED ON A JUDGEMENT OF WHAT DEGREE OF POLLUTION IS ACCEPTABLE.

NORMALLY, THE CLOSURE OF A BEACH WOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED BY THE URBAN OR REGIONAL COUNCIL IF A ”4” GRADING OCCURRED REPEATEDLY, SO THAT THE AVERAGE HEALTH RISK OVER THE BATHING SEASON EXCEEDED 15 CASES PER 1,000 SWIMMERS.

SIMILARLY, THE REOPENING OF A CLOSED BEACH WOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF A ”3” GRADE OR BETTER WERE CONSISTENTLY OBTAINED.

AT PRESENT, TWO BATHING BEACHES, NAMELY CASTLE PEAK AND OLD CAFETERIA, HAVE BEEN DECLARED UNSUITABLE FOR SWIMMING PURPOSES, BASED ON THE WATER QUALITY DURING PAST SEASONS.

THEY ARE POLLUTED BY FAECAL WASTES AND FAIL TO ACHIEVE CONSISTENTLY THE HONG KONG STANDARDS. THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED NOT TO SWIM IN THE WATER AT THESE TWO BEACHES.

IN ADDITION, ROCKY BAY BEACH HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR SWIMMING PURPOSES BY THE URBAN COUNCIL. THESE THREE BEACHES ARE IDENTIFIED BY AN "X” IN THE FOLLOWING LIST.

THE GRADES ON THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF VARIOUS BEACHES IN HONG KONG AS AT TODAY ARE LISTED BELOW:

BEACH

HONG KONG SOUTH

BIG WAVE BAY

CHUNG HOM KOK

DEEP WATER BAY

HAIRPIN

MIDDLE BAY

REPULSE BAY

SHEK 0

SOUTH BAY

ST STEPHEN’S

TURTLE COVE

STANLEY MAIN

LAST GRADING

(AS AT 9.8.90)

2

1

2

2

1

1

2

1

2

2

1

PRESENT GRADING (AS AT 23.8.90)

2

2

2

1

1

1

2

1

1

2

1

/ROCKY BAY .......

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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ROCKY BAY TO TEI WAN* TUEN MUN DISTRICT

OLD CAFETERIA NEW CAFETERIA CASTLE PEAK KADOORIE BUTTERFLY ISLANDS DISTRICT

CHEUNG SHA UPPER CHEUNG SHA LOWER DISCOVERY BAY* HUNG SHING YEH KWUN YAM WAN TONG FUK LO SO SHING PUI O SILVERMINE BAY TUNG WAN, CHEUNG CHAU TUNG 0* SAI KUNG DISTRICT

CAMPERS 1 *

CLEAR WATER BAY 1ST BEACH 2

CLEAR WATER BAY 2ND BEACH 2

HAP MUN BAY 1

KIU TSUI 1

X

1

X

3

X

3

2

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

1

1

2

2

1

1

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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PAK SHA CHAU 1 1

SILVERSTRAND 2 2

TRIO (HEBE HAVEN) 1 1

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT

ANGLERS’ 4 4

APPROACH 3 3

CASAM 3 3

GEMINI 2 2

HOT MEI WAN 3 2

LIDO 3 3

TING KAU 4 3

TUNG WAN, MA WAN 2 1

NOTE: "X" THE BEACH HAS BEEN CLOSED FOR SWIMMING PURPOSES

* NON-GAZETTED BEACHES.

THE FOLLOWING BEACHES HAVE CHANGED GRADING ON THIS OCCASION:

HAIRPIN, ST STEPHEN’S AND TUNG WAN ON MA WAN, FROM "2" TO "1"; HOI MEI WAN, FROM "3” TO "2"; CHUNG HOM KOK AND CHEUNG SHA LOWER, FROM "1" TO "2".

THE CHANGES ARE WITHIN THE NORMAL RANGE OF FLUCTUATION OF THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF THESE BEACHES.

TING KAU, FROM "4” TO "3".

TING KAU BEACH IS UPGRADED IN THIS OCCASION. THE PREVIOUS GRADE WAS DUE TO THE HEAVY RAINFALL IN JUNE AND JULY WHICH HAD CAUSED THE POLLUTANTS IN THE BEACH HINTERLAND TO BE FLUSHED INTO THE SEA WATER.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT THE ACTING PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER (WATER POLICY) OF THE EPD, DR M.J. BROOM, ON TEL. 835 1234.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

ED CONCERNS OVER CHILDREN TRAVELLING TO/FROM SCHOOL

*****

THE FOLLOWING IS ISSUED IN REPLY TO MEDIA ENQUIRIES ON THE PETITION TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE CONCERN OF PRIMARY 1 SCHOOL PLACES:

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SHARES WITH PARENTS THE SAME CONCERN OVER YOUNG CHILDREN TRAVELLING TO AND FROM SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE JUST GRADUATED FROM KINDERGARTEN TO PRIMARY 1.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS TAKEN THIS INTO CONSIDERATION IN ALLOCATING PRIMARY 1 SCHOOL PLACES.

CHILDREN GRADUATING FROM KINDERGARTEN TO PRIMARY 1 ARE ALLOCATED SCHOOLS WHICH ARE WITHIN REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM THEIR HOMES IN THEIR OWN DISTRICT, UNLIKE THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM IN WHICH OLDER STUDENTS WOULD BE ALLOCATED SCHOOLS ON A TERRITORY-WIDE BASIS.

THE PETITION TODAY IS OVER THE ALLOCATION OF SOME 100 CHILDREN FROM LONG PING PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE IN YUEN LONG TO TWO PRIMARY SCHOOLS, ALSO IN YUEN LONG.

A DELEGATION HEADED BY SOME YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS VISITED THE DEPARTMENT IN JUNE TO DISCUSS THEIR DEMANDS FOR RE-ALLOCATION WHICH WERE CONSIDERED CAREFULLY AND SYMPATHETICALLY.

IT WAS THEN POINTED OUT TO THEM THAT THE TWO SCHOOLS WHERE THEIR CHILDREN WILL BE ATTENDING ARE ONLY ABOUT 15 MINUTES WALK FROM THEIR HOMES.

THE PARENTS ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD MAKE USE OF VACANT CLASSROOMS IN THREE NEW PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN LONG PING ESTATE.

THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE VACANT CLASSROOMS HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR THE CHILDREN OF ABOUT 500 FAMILIES, BECAUSE OF THE SOUTHERN BY-PASS PROJECT, WHO WILL BE RELOCATED TO THE ESTATE FROM TAI KEI LENG, SHUNG CHING SUN TSUEN, SHAM CHUNG AND YAU TIN TSUEN, AND OTHER CHILDREN IN THE DISTRICT MOVING UP TO PRIMARY 1 IN THE COMING YEAR.

THEY ALSO SUGGESTED ENLARGING THE PRIMARY 1 CLASSES IN THE ESTATE SCHOOLS TO ACCOMMODATE THEIR CHILDREN, BUT IT WAS POINTED OUT TO THEM THAT IT WAS NOT DESIRABLE AS IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO TEACHERS AND PUPILS.

THE DEPARTMENT UNDERSTANDS THE DESIRE OF THESE PARENTS FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO STUDY IN MORE CONVENIENT LOCATIONS AND HOPES THEY, IN TURN, WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THE DEPARTMENT WILL TRY ITS BEST WHENEVER POSSIBLE TO FULFIL THE WISHES OF PARENTS AND PUPILS.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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LEMONS TESTED AND SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION ******

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HEALTH (HYGIENE), DR MAHOMMED BIN ALI, TODAY (THURSDAY) STATED THAT LABORATORY TESTING ON CONSIGNMENTS OF LEMONS SAMPLED HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO BE SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

THE SAMPLES OF LEMONS WERE COLLECTED RECENTLY BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S HYGIENE DIVISION FOR LABORATORY TESTING FOLLOWING REPORTS FROM SOUTH KOREA THAT A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF A HERBICIDE, 2,4-D HAD BEEN FOUND ON US-PRODUCED LEMONS IN JAPAN.

’’OUT OF THE CONSIGNMENTS TESTED, SEVEN HAD BEEN IMPORTED FROM THE USA,” DR ALI ADDED.

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REMINDER ON SECOND FLOATING HOLIDAY *****

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THIS YEAR’S SECOND STATUTORY FLOATING HOLIDAY FALLS ON AUGUST 27, THE LAST MONDAY IN AUGUST.

UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, ALL EMPLOYEES SHALL BE GRANTED THEIR SECOND FLOATING HOLIDAY ON THIS DATE IF THE EMPLOYER HAS NOT FIXED A DATE FOR THAT HOLIDAY AND IF THE EMPLOYEE HAS NOT REQUESTED IT TO BE ADDED ONTO HIS PAID ANNUAL LEAVE.

IN ADDITION, AN EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO BE PAID FOR THAT HOLIDAY IF HE HAS WORKED FOR HIS EMPLOYER CONTINUOUSLY FOR THREE MONTHS PRECEDING THE 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 COSTS OF LIVING ALLOWANCES.

WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, THE HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURING EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD OF 28 TO 31 DAYS PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY.

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

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE AT ANY BRANCH OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS CALLED FOR APPLICATION ♦ ♦ * » *

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) A NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS WOULD BE OFFERED TO HONG KONG CITIZENS, UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND NIGERIA.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THESE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE INTENDED FOR HONG KONG CITIZENS OF HIGH INTELLECTUAL PROMISE WHO ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY OF HONG KONG ON THEIR RETURN FROM STUDY ABROAD.

’’THEY ARE PRIMARILY AVAILABLE FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY OR RESEARCH AT OVERSEAS UNIVERSITIES NORMALLY EXTENDING OVER A PERIOD OF TWO ACADEMIC YEARS,” THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THE AWARDS WILL COVER APPROVED EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL, LIVING AND STUDY DURING THE TENURE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP.

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CANDIDATES SHOULD BE HONG KONG CITIZENS WHO ARE NOT MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMENCES AND PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE BELOW 28 YEARS OF AGE.

THEY SHOULD BE GRADUATES OF RECOGNISED UNIVERSITIES OR HOLDERS OF EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS. CANDIDATES WHO ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE AWARDS MUST SATISFY CERTAIN LANGUAGE, HEALTH AND IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS.

APPLICATION FORMS AND DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, GROUND FLOOR, LOW BLOCK, 66 QUEENSWAY AS FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

COMPLETED FORMS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE SAME OFFICE NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 29, 1990. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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UNAUTHORISED BUILDING WORKS TO BE CLOSED

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING TO CLOSE A NUMBER OF UNAUTHORISED BUILDING WORKS IN SHEUNG SHUI SO THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT DANGER TO THE OCCUPIERS AND TO THE PUBLIC.

THE STRUCTURES ARE LOCATED AT LOT 937 AND AN ADJACENT CROWN LAND IN KAM TSIN.

/NOTICES OF .......

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS FROM THE SHA TIN DISTRICT COURT ON SEPTEMBER 13 WERE POSTED ON CONSPICUOUS PARTS OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (THURSDAY).

UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE, A CLOSURE ORDER IS REQUIRED BEFORE THE DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED OUT.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT DEMOLITION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT ONCE THE CLOSURE ORDERS ARE OBTAINED.

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SWIMMERS INVITED TO ENTER TOLO HARBOUR SWIM

*****

SWIMMERS AGED

TOLO HARBOUR SWIM TO

12 OR ABOVE ARE INVITED TO ENTER THE 23RD CROSS BE HELD ON OCTOBER 7 (SUNDAY), STARTING AT 10 AM.

THE 2,400-METRE RACE, FROM SHUEN WAN TO TAI MEI TUK IN TAI PO, IS ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND A BREWERY.

TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST 10 SWIMMERS IN THE MEN’S AND THE WOMEN’S SECTIONS. THOSE WHO CAN COMPLETE THE FULL COURSE WITHIN 90 MINUTES WILL RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATES.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, OFFICES OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE, THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION AT LI FOOK LAM INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE IN ON CHEUNG ROAD, AND THE TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB SWIMMING POOL IN ON PONG ROAD.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE LI FOOK LAM INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE BY SEPTEMBER 15.

TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE ON 656 8661.

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HOLIDAY CLINIC SERVICES

*****

EIGHT GOVERNMENT OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WILL REMAIN OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM ON THE TWO PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 25) AND MONDAY (AUGUST 27, THE LIBERATION DAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

AND SHAU KEI JOCKEY CLUB JOCKEY CLUB HUI JOCKEY IN THE NEW

THE EIGHT CLINICS ARE VIOLET PEEL HEALTH CENTRE WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC ON HONG KONG ISLAND; KWUN TONG HEALTH CENTRE, ROBERT BLACK HEALTH CENTRE, YAU MA TEI CLINIC AND LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC IN KOWLOON; AND SHEK WU CLUB CLINIC AND YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE

TERRITORIES.

ALL OTHER OUT-PATIENT AND EVENING CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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EARLY WELFARE PAYMENT

*****

RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND SPECIAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE HOLDING CASH ORDER BOOK COUPONS MAY RECEIVE EARLIER WELFARE PAYMENT IF THEIR PAYMENT DATES FALL ON THE COMING HOLIDAYS FROM SATURDAY TO MONDAY (AUGUST 25 TO 27).

A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THEY MAY CASH THEIR COUPONS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) OR AFTER THE HOLIDAYS AT THE DESIGNATED POST OFFICES AND TREASURY SUB-OFFICES.

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TRAM PARADE TO PUBLICISE 'BEATING RETREAT’

*****

THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) WILL HOLD A TRAM PARADE TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN CENTRAL AND CAUSEWAY BAY AREAS TO PUBLICISE THE "BEATING RETREAT" SHOW BY CSD SCOUTS NEXT MONTH.

THE PARADE WILL START AT 4 PM AND IS EXPECTED TO LAST TWO HOURS.

MEMBERS OF THE 221ST HONG KONG SCOUT GROUP WILL PRESENT BAND PERFORMANCES ON BOARD THE TRAM.

THE "BEATING RETREAT" SHOW WILL BE STAGED AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14 TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

ADMISSION TICKETS AT $10 EACH ARE NOW ON SALE AT ALL URBTIX OUTLETS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TRAM PARADE WHICH WILL START OFF AT 4 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FROM THE WHITTY STREET TRAM TERMINAL IN WESTERN.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO TAKE PRESS TRANSPORT TO THE VENUE SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT GROUND FLOOR, WANCHAI TOWER I, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT 3.15 PM TOMORROW.

DURING THE PARADE, CSD’S ACTING SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (YOUNG OFFENDERS), MR TAM KAM-CHUNG, WILL BRIEF MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ON SCOUTING ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR TRAINING CENTRE INMATES. THE 221ST HONG KONG SCOUT GROUP’S PRESIDENT, MR LAU HON-WAH, AND ITS CHAIRMAN, MR HERMAN HUI, WILL ALSO BE PRESENT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

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/Il .......

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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VARIETY SHOW TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME

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A VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD IN THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL, SHEUNG SHUI, TOMORROW (FRIDAY) EVENING TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THERE WILL BE PERFORMANCES BY POP SINGERS, A CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND AN ORIENTAL DANCE TROUPE.

THE SHOW IS CO-ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE NORTH DISTRICT ARTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, AND IS SPONSORED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

OFFICIATING GUESTS AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL INCLUDE THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR RAYMOND PANG; THE ASSISTANT NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER (COMMUNITY AFFAIRS), MR PATRICK HO; AND THE ACTING POLICE FRONTIER DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR TSUI YIU-KWONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSING CEREMONY AND VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL, LUNG SUM AVENUE, SHEUNG SHUI. THE CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 7.30 PM.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN WAN CHAI * * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY), THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WESTBOUND ONTO SPRING GARDEN LANE NORTHBOUND, IN WAN CHAI, WILL BE BANNED FOR THREE WEEKS TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE CONNECTION AND REPAIR WORKS.

MOTORISTS ON QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WESTBOUND HEADING FOR SPRING GARDEN LANE NORTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TAI WONG STREET EAST, JOHNSTON ROAD, LEE TUNG STREET AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST EASTBOUND.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1990

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 25), THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED BAN ZONES FOR VEHICLES WITH GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OVER 5.5 TONNES:

(A) BISNEY ROAD WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH POKFULAM ROAD,

(B) BISNEY ROAD NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH VICTORIA ROAD, AND (C) CONSORT RISE SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH VICTORIA ROAD.

ALL VEHICLES WITH GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OVER 5.5 TONNES, EXCEPT THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE ABOVE PROHIBITED ZONES 24 HOURS DAILY.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY:

(A) THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF AN UNNAMED ROAD LEADING TO ST. STEPHEN’S BEACH FROM THE EASTERN-MOST PARKING SPACE AT THE TURN-ROUND TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES TO THE EAST.

(B) THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF AN UNNAMED ROAD LEADING TO ST. STEPHEN’S BEACH FROM THE EASTERN-MOST PARKING SPACE AT THE TURN-ROUND TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES TO THE EAST.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT PUBLISHED ....................................... 1 PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY RELEASED ................................. 1 CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR JULY 1990 ........................................ 9 MAJOR DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT SIGNED ........................................... 12 STEP TOWARDS NEW AIRPORT .................................................... 13 NEW TRADE DEPARTMENT OFFICES IN MONG KOK .................................... i4 JOINT ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION OPERATION MOUNTED ............................ 16 TRANSFER OF RESTRICTED BANKING LICENCE ...................................... 17 YOUNGSTERS' SUPPORT FOR VOTER REGISTRATION SOUGHT ........................... I7 CARNIVAL TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION ...................................... 18 DB TO DISCUSS TOWN PLANNING BILL ............................................ 18 SIX MORE CHEMICALS UNDER EXPORT LICENSING CONTROL ........................... 19

KAU LUNG HANG INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN GAZETTED ............. 20 TENDERS INVITED FOR FOOTBRIDGE IN TSIM SHA TSUI ............................. 2i GOVERNMENT PROPERTY TO LET BY TENDER ........................................ 22 ROAD IMPROVEMENT IN KWAI CHUNG TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ................... 22 TENDERS INVITED FOR HOLLYWOOD ROAD PARK ..................................... 23 OLD-TYPE ID CARDS INVALID AS FROM AUGUST 28 ................................. 23 FIRING PRACTICE IN SEPTEMBER ................................................ 24 PUBLIC SUPPORT URGED FOR 'BEATING RETREAT' SHOW ............................. 24 CSD CAREER DISPLAY FOR YUEN LONG RESIDENTS .................................. 25 SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN FOOTBALL SEASON ............................. 26 TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN WESTERN .............................................. 28

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

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HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT PUBLISHED *****

ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 REMAINED SLOW. BOTH DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND DOMESTIC DEMAND WERE AFFECTED, ALTHOUGH THERE WERE SOME EARLY SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER. REEXPORTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, WERE ROBUST, PROVIDING A SIGNIFICANT IMPETUS TO GROWTH, THE HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT 1990 SAID.

THE REPORT, ANALYSING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, WAS PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY).

"THE SLOW-DOWN IN ACTIVITY PROVIDED SOME BREATHING SPACE AGAINST THE CONTINUING CAPACITY CONSTRAINTS IN THE ECONOMY," THE GOVERNMENT ECONOMIST, MR K.Y. TANG, SAID.

"WHILE THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATES WERE STILL LOW, THE OVERALL DEMAND FOR LABOUR WAS LESS INTENSE.

"THE RATE OF CONSUMER PRICE INFLATION HAD ALSO EASED MARGINALLY FROM LAST YEAR,” HE POINTED OUT.

MR TANG SAID THAT ON THE BASIS OF THIS REPORT AND THE LATEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION, A REVIEW HAD BEEN MADE OF THE FORECASTS OF THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) AND OF PRICE TRENDS FOR 1990.

"AS A RESULT OF THIS REVIEW, THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF THE GDP IS REVISED DOWNWARDS TO 2.5 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE FORECAST OF 3 PER CENT ANNOUNCED IN THE BUDGET SPEECH," HE SAID.

"THE FORECAST RATE OF INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) IS REVISED UPWARDS TO 9.5 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS FORECAST OF 8.5 PER CENT.

"THE FORECAST RATE OF INCREASE IN THE GDP DEFLATOR REMAINS UNCHANGED AT 9 PER CENT," MR TANG SAID.

IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990, DOMESTIC EXPORTS CONTINUED TO DECREASE, BY ABOUT 3 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS OVER A YEAR EARLIER.

ANALYSED BY MARKETS, DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM RECORDED THE LARGEST DECREASE IN REAL TERMS, FOLLOWED BY THOSE TO JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA, HOWEVER, ROSE MARGINALLY. DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE. THE UNITED STATES WAS STILL THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS, WITH A SHARE OF 30 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990.

"THE DECLINE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS SHOULD, NEVERTHELESS, BE VIEWED AGAINST THE CONTINUED RAPID INCREASE IN RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN," MR TANG SAID.

/"A LARGE .......

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"A LARGE PART OF THESE RE-EXPORTS WERE RELATED TO OUTWARD PROCESSING ACTIVITIES COMMISSIONED BY HONG KONG MANUFACTURERS IN CHINA," HE ADDED.

TURNING TO RE-EXPORTS, MR TANG POINTED OUT THAT TOTAL REEXPORTS GREW BY ABOUT 10 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 OVER A YEAR EARLIER.

"WITHIN THIS TOTAL, RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN WERE HIGHER BY ABOUT 20 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS.

"AS THE PERFORMANCE OF RE-EXPORTS WAS MUCH BETTER THAN THAT OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, THE SHARE OF RE-EXPORTS IN OVERALL EXPORTS ROSE FURTHER TO 65 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990, FROM 61 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1989," HE SAID.

WHILE RE-EXPORTS TO MARKETS OTHER THAN CHINA CONTINUED TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY, RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA WERE STILL ON THE DECLINE, BEING AFFECTED MAINLY BY CHINA’S AUSTERITY PROGRAMME.

"BUT CHINA REMAINED THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S REEXPORTS, ACCOUNTING FOR 27 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990," MR TANG SAID.

"IT WAS ALSO THE LARGEST SOURCE, WITH 56 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 ORIGINATING FROM CHINA," HE NOTED.

IMPORTS ROSE BY ABOUT 3 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990 OVER A YEAR EARLIER. RETAINED IMPORTS, HOWEVER, DECLINED BY ABOUT 3 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS.

"ANALYSED BY END-USE CATEGORIES, RETAINED IMPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS AND FUELS DECREASED, WHILE THOSE OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMIMANUFACTURES AND OF CAPITAL GOODS SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE. RETAINED IMPORTS OF FOODSTUFFS REGISTERED AN INCREASE," HE SAID.

A VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT OF $8,198 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 3 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR.

"THIS WAS SMALLER THAN THE DEFICIT OF $13,470 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 5 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, RECORDED IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR," MR TANG SAID.

DOMESTIC DEMAND REMAINED WEAK- IN THE FIRST QUARTER, BUT SHOWED SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

ON CONSUMPTION, THE DECLINE IN RETAINED IMPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS HAD MODERATED CONSIDERABLY IN THE SECOND QUARTER, EVEN THOUGH RETAIL SALES WERE STILL SLOW.

ON INVESTMENT, RETAINED IMPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS (EXCLUDING AIRCRAFT IMPORTED IN MARCH AND MAY) ALSO SHOWED A SMALLER DECLINE IN THE SECOND QUARTER THAN IN THE FIRST.

/THE YEAR-ON-YEAR .......

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THE YEAR-ON-YEAR RATE OF INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) EASED MARGINALLY TO 9.4 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND 9.3 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER, FROM 10.4 PER CENT, 10.1 PER CENT AND 9.9 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH QUARTERS OF 1989.

’’THERE WERE A NUMBER OF FACTORS WHICH SHOULD DAMPEN INFLATION," MR TANG NOTED.

"THESE INCLUDE MODEST GROWTH IN THE LOCAL ECONOMY, LESS RAPID INCREASES IN WAGES AND SALARIES, STABLE WORLD COMMODITY PRICES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR, AND A RELATIVELY MODERATE INCREASE IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF GOODS FROM CHINA.

"HOWEVER, THE OIL PRICE HIKE ARISING FROM THE GULF CRISIS IS EXPECTED TO HAVE AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON INFLATION IN THE COMING MONTHS," HE SAID.

TURNING TO THE LABOUR MARKET, MR TANG POINTED OUT THAT THE MARKET WAS STILL GENERALLY TIGHT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1990.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AND THE-UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE, AT 1.6 PER CENT AND 0.9 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN THE SECOND QUARTER, WERE STILL LOW BY HISTORICAL STANDARDS.

"HOWEVER, THE OVERALL DEMAND FOR LABOUR HAD BECOME RELATIVELY LESS INTENSE THAN IN 1989, WITH THE NUMBER OF VACANCIES DECLINING FURTHER AND THE PROPORTION OF THE EMPLOYED POPULATION WORKING LONG HOURS ALSO BECOMING SMALLER," HE SAID.

ON THE PROPERTY MARKET, MR TANG SAID THAT HAVING REVIVED CONSIDERABLY SINCE LATE JULY LAST YEAR, THE MARKET SHOWED SOME CONSOLIDATION IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR.

"PERFORMANCE OF THE VARIOUS SUB-SECTORS WAS MIXED. THERE WAS STILL A STRONG UNDERLYING DEMAND FOR SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZED RESIDENTIAL FLATS, WHILE THE DEMAND FOR SHOPPING SPACE IN FAVOURED LOCATIONS WAS ALSO SUSTAINED," HE SAID.

"BUT THE DEMAND AND HENCE PRICES AND RENTALS FOR OTHER TYPES OF PROPERTY GENERALLY SOFTENED," HE ADDED.

IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENTS WERE OBSERVED DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1990.

FIRST, REFLECTING THE MOVEMENT OF THE U.S. DOLLAR, THE EFFECTIVE EXCHANGE RATE INDEX OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR INCREASED FROM 109.3 AT THE END OF DECEMBER 1989 TO 111.3 ON APRIL 17. IT THEN EASED TO 110.0 IN MID-MAY, AND STOOD AT 110.1 AT THE END OF JUNE.

SECONDLY, INTEREST RATES IN THE LOCAL MONEY MARKET FIRMED UP APPRECIABLY IN MARCH AND APRIL, BUT EASED SOMEWHAT AFTER EARLY MAY.

/THIRDLY, THE ........

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

THIRDLY, THE PROGRAMME FOR ISSUE OF EXCHANGE FUND BILLS WAS LAUNCHED IN MARCH. THESE BILLS PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENT FOR CONDUCTING MONEY MARKET OPERATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING EXCHANGE RATE STABILITY.

FOURTHLY, THE GROWTH IN HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS AND IN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY WERE BROADLY IN LINE WITH THAT OF THE ECONOMY.

FIFTHLY, DOMESTIC LOANS AND ADVANCES GREW LESS RAPIDLY DURING THE SECOND QUARTER THAN DURING THE FIRST. MOREOVER, THEY ROSE MORE SLOWLY THAN HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS.

LASTLY, LOCAL STOCK PRICES AND TURNOVER WERE GENERALLY ON A RISING TREND, PARTICULARLY DURING LATE MAY AND JUNE.

THE GOVERNMENT ECONOMIST SAID THAT IN UPDATING THE GDP AND PRICE FORECASTS FOR 1990 IN THE LIGHT OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS, ADJUSTMENTS WERE MADE TO SOME OF THE COMPONENT FORECASTS.

"FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, RE-EXPORTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO SHOW STRONG GROWTH, SUPPORTED IN PART BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUTWARD PROCESSING ACTIVITIES,” MR TANG SAID.

"THE PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WOULD, HOWEVER, REMAIN WEAK. DOMESTIC DEMAND IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE SLOWLY," HE SAID.

"MOST RECENTLY, THE OUTBREAK OF THE GULF CRISIS HAS CREATED MUCH UNCERTAINTY IN RELATION TO ECONOMIC TRENDS NOT ONLY IN HONG KONG BUT WORLD WIDE,” MR TANG POINTED OUT.

"HIGHER OIL PRICES WILL TEND TO DAMPEN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES WHICH ARE HONG KONG’S MAJOR EXPORT MARKETS," HE SAID.

"IN DUE COURSE, THIS WILL RESTRAIN DEMAND FOR HONG KONG’S EXPORTS, THEREBY WEAKENING THE IMPETUS TO GROWTH," HE NOTED.

"OVERALL, THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY FOR THIS YEAR IS LIKELY TO BE MARGINALLY SLOWER THAN WAS FORECAST EARLIER. IN THIS UPDATE, THE GDP IS FORECAST TO GROW BY 2.5 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS," MR TANG SAID.

REGARDING THE EXTERNAL SECTOR, MR TANG SAID THE RECENT TREND SUGGESTED THAT RE-EXPORTS TO MARKETS OTHER THAN CHINA WOULD PROBABLY REMAIN ROBUST IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

"AS FOR RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA, A RECOVERY IN THE LATTER PART OF THE YEAR SEEMS LIKELY, IN VIEW OF MEASURES BEING TAKEN BY CHINA TO REFLATE ITS ECONOMY.

"THE PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IS, HOWEVER, FAR LESS ENCOURAGING," HE NOTED.

"DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO SOME OF THE MAJOR MARKETS LIKE THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND JAPAN ARE STILL SUFFERING SETBACKS,” HE EXPLAINED.

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"IN GENERAL, THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF OUTWARD PROCESSING ACTIVITIES SHOULD RESULT IN A FURTHER SHIFT IN THE COMPOSITION OF HONG KONG'S EXPORT TRADE FROM DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO RE-EXPORTS," HE SAID.

"THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF RE-EXPORTS IS THUS RAISED FROM 9 PER CENT TO 11 PER CENT, WHILE THAT OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IS REDUCED FROM 2 PER CENT TO 0.5 PER CENT," MR TANG SAID.

"THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF IMPORTS IS RAISED SLIGHTLY TO 7.2 PER CENT, MAINLY DUE TO THE GROWTH IN RE-EXPORTS," HE ADDED.

"THE DEMAND FOR TRADE-RELATED SERVICES SHOULD CONTINUE TO GROW, IN LINE WITH THE OVERALL GROWTH IN EXTERNAL TRADE," MR TANG SAID.

"MOREOVER, BOTH INWARD AND OUTWARD TOURISM ARE EXPECTED TO PICK

UP FURTHER IN THE LATTER PART OF THE YEAR," HE SAID.

"HENCE THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF EXPORTS OF SERVICES IS RAISED FROM 5.8 PER CENT TO 6 PER CENT, AND THAT OF IMPORTS OF SERVICES FROM 5.4 PER CENT TO 7.5 PER CENT," HE SAID.

"GIVEN THE DIFFERENTIAL GROWTH RATES, ONLY A SMALL INCREASE IN EXPORTS LESS IMPORTS OF SERVICES IS FORECAST FOR THE YEAR AS A WHOLE," THE GOVERNMENT ECONOMIST SAID.

"IN THE DOMESTIC SECTOR, THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE IS MAINTAINED AT 3.5 PER CENT, LARGELY SUPPORTED BY AN INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR SERVICES," HE SAID.

"THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION IS, HOWEVER, LOWERED FROM 2.1 PER CENT TO 1.5 PER CENT, REFLECTING THE SLOWER GROWTH EXPECTED FOR EXPENDITURE ON PLANT AND MACHINERY," MR TANG SAID.

"MEANWHILE, EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SHOULD STILL SHOW SIGNIFICANT GROWTH, AS WORK ON PUBLIC SECTOR PROJECTS REMAINS INTENSIVE," HE NOTED.

TURNING TO INFLATION, MR TANG SAID THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION AT THE MOMENT CONCERNED THE OIL PRICE HIKE ARISING FROM THE GULF CRISIS.

"AS A CONSEQUENCE, CONSUMERS WILL HAVE TO PAY HIGHER PRICES BOTH FOR THE OIL-BASED FUELS THEY USE AND FOR THE FINISHED PRODUCTS INVOLVING OIL-BASED FUELS AS INPUT," HE POINTED OUT.

"IN THE LONGER RUN, IMPORTED GOODS ARE ALSO LIKELY TO BECOME MORE EXPENSIVE AS FOREIGN SUPPLIERS PASS ON THE EFFECT OF THE HIGHER OIL PRICES.

"THE OVERALL EFFECT ON THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) FROM THE OIL PRICE INCREASE SO FAR IS ESTIMATED TO BE A RISE OF AROUND ONE PERCENTAGE POINT.

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"BUT IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME FOR THE FULL IMPACT TO FILTER THROUGH," HE SAID.

"HAVING REGARD TO THE LATEST INFLATION TREND, IT IS CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE TO ADJUST THE AVERAGE RATE OF INCREASE IN THE CPI(A) FORECAST FOR 1990 AS A WHOLE FROM 8.5 PER CENT TO 9.5 PER CENT," HE ADDED.

THE HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT 1990 WILL BE ON SALE ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 28) AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL AT $22 A COPY.

THE UPDATED FORECASTS ARE AS FOLLOWS :

FORECAST FOR 1990 AS UPDATED ON 25.5.90 CURRENT UPDATE RELEASED ON 24.8.90

GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF : (%) (%)

PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE 3.5 3.5

GOVERNMENT CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE 10 10

GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION 2.1 1.5

TRANSFER COSTS OF LAND AND BUILDINGS -5 -5

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION 5 5

PRIVATE 1 1

PUBLIC 12 12

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS’ MARGIN -2 -2

PLANT, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT 2.9 1.5

PRIVATE 3 1.5

PUBLIC -1 1

TOTAL EXPORTS OF GOODS 6.1 6.7

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 2 0.5

RE-EXPORTS 9 11

IMPORTS OF GOODS 6.9 7.2

EXPORTS OF SERVICES 5.8 6

IMPORTS OF SERVICES 5.4 7.5

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) 3 2.5

PER CAPITA GDP 1.9 1.4

GROWTH RATE IN MONEY TERMS OF :

GDP PER CAPITA GDP 12.3 11 11.8 10.6

RATE OF INCREASE IN :

GDP DEFLATOR 9 9

DOMESTIC DEMAND DEFLATOR 7.7 8.7

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) 8.5 9.5

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY RELEASED *******

THE PERFORMANCE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS REMAINED WEAK IN JULY, WHILE RE-EXPORTS CONTINUED TO RISE MARKEDLY OVER A YEAR EARLIER.

IMPORTS ALSO SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OVER THE SAME PERIOD, AND THESE INCLUDED SOME INCREASE IN RETAINED IMPORTS.

THESE ARE SHOWN IN THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS 1 JULY 1990, AT $20,409 MILLION, WAS $695 MILLION OR 3.3 PER CENT LESS ' AN IN JULY 1989. THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS, HOWEVER, INCREASED BY $ ,763 MILLION OR 15.2 PER CENT TO $36,194 MILLION.

TAKING DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS ROSE BY $4,068 MILLION OR 7.7 PER CENT OVER A YEAR EARLIER, TO $56,603 MILLION IN JULY 1990.

THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY $5,756 MILLION OR 11.8 PER CENT OVER A YEAR EARLIER, TO $54,479 MILLION IN JULY 1990.

AS THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS WAS LARGER THAN THAT OF IMPORTS, A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS OF $2,124 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 3.9 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED I.N JULY 1990.

THIS COMPARES WITH A SURPLUS OF $3,812 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 7.8 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, RECORDED IN JULY 1989.

PUTTING THESE FIGURES IN PERSPECTIVE, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1990 WAS $340,238 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF $120,948 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $219,290 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1989, TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY $24,549 MILLION OR 7.8 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS, WITH DOMESTIC EXPORTS FALLING BY $2,214 MILLION OR 1.8 PER CENT AND RE-EXPORTS RISING BY $26,763 MILLION OR 13.9 PER CENT.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS ROSE BY $20,965 MILLION OR 6.4 PER CENT, TO $346,312 MILLION.

A VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT OF $6,074 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 1.8 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1990. THIS COMPARES WITH A DEFICIT OF $9,658 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 3.0 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, RECORDED IN THE SAME PERIOD IN 1989.

COMMENTING ON THE JULY FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT RE-EXPORiS CONTINUED TO FARE CONSIDERABLY BETTER THAN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BOTH IN ABSOLUTE VALUE AND IN TERMS OF GROWTH RATE, AND THIS WAS LARGELY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE STRONG GROWTH IN REEXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGI RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA ALSO IMPROVED IN RECENT MONTHS.

/AS REGARDS ...

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AS REGARDS RETAINED IMPORTS, THERE WAS A PICK-UP IN GROWTH RATE IN JULY, AFTER A DECLINE IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND LITTLE GROWTH IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE PRESENTS THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY 1990.

MERCHANDISE: DOMESTIC EXPORTS : $20,409 MILLION

RE-EXPORTS : $36,194 MILLION

TOTAL EXPORTS : $56,603 MILLION

IMPORTS : $54,479 MILLION

TRADE BALANCE : $2,124 MILLION

[IN SURPLUS]

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

LATEST 3 MONTHS MAY 90 TO JUL 90 HK$ MN. MAY 89 TO JUL 89 HK$ MN. INCREASE

HK$ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 58,081 57,755 326 0.6

RE-EXPORTS 105,281 89,330 15,951 17.9

TOTAL EXPORTS 163,362 147,085 16,277 11.1

IMPORTS 162,992 147,396 15,596 10.6

TRADE BALANCE 370 -311 681

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR JULY 1990 HK$ MN. JULY 1989 HK$ MN. INCREASE

HK$ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 20,409 21,104 -695 -3.3

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (36.1%) (40.2%)

RE-EXPORTS 36,194 31,431 4,763 15.2

TOTAL EXPORTS 56,603 52,535 4,068 7.7

IMPORTS 54,479 48,723 5,756 11.8

TRADE BALANCE 2,124 3,812 -1,688

LAST MONTH JULY 1990 HK$ MN. JUNE 1990 HK$ MN. INCREASE

HK$ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 20,409 18,845 1,564 8.3

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (36.1%) (35.5%)

RE-EXPORTS 36,194 34,196 1,998 5.8

TOTAL EXPORTS 56,603 53,041 3,562 6.7

IMPORTS 54,479 52,021 • 2,458 4.7

TRADE BALANCE 2,124 1,020 1,104

/CALENDAR YEAR .......

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CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE JAN-JUL 1990 HK$ MN. JAN-JUL 1989 HK$ MN. INCREASE

HK$ MN. %

DOM STIC EXPORTS 120,948 123,162 -2,214 -1.8

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (35.5%) (39.0%) 13.9

RE-EXPORTS 219,290 192,527 26,763

TOTAL EXPORTS 340,238 315,689 24,549 7.8

IMPORTS 346,312 325,347 20,965 6.4

TRADE BALANCE -6,074 -9,658 3,584

AUG 89 TO AUG 88 TO INCREASE

LAST 12 MONTHS JUL 90 JUL 89 HK$ MN.

HK$ MN. HK$ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 221,890 225,072 -3,182 -1.4

RE-EXPORTS 373,169 326,637 46,532 14.2

TOTAL EXPORTS 595,059 551,709 43,350 7.9

IMPORTS 583,747 558,060 25,687 4.6

TRADE BALANCE 11,312 -6,351 17,663

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR JULY 1990 *****

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY PUBLISHED THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES (CPI) FOR JULY 1990.

THE CPI(A) (OCT. 84 - SEPT. 85 = 100) FOR JULY 1990 STOOD AT 142.4, WAS 9.4 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN JULY 1989.

THIS WAS HIGHER THAN THE CORRESPONDING RATES OF INCREASE OF 9.3 PER CENT IN MAY AND 9.1 PER CENT IN JUNE.

THE CPI(B) FOR JULY 1990 STOOD AT 142.2, WAS 9.5 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN JULY LAST YEAR. THE CORRESPONDING RATES OF INCREASE IN MAY AND JUNE WERE BOTH 9.3 PER CENT.

THE CPI(A) AND THE CPI(B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS OF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1984/85 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY.

THE CPI(A) REFERS TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $2,000 AND $6,499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME AND THE CPI(B) BETWEEN $6,500 AND $9,999 A MONTH.

/HOWEVER, IT ........

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HOWEVER, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE BASE OF COMPARISON IN JULY 1989 IS RELATIVELY LOW.

DURING 1989, THE HIGHEST RATES OF YEAR-ON-YEAR INCREASE WERE RECORDED FOR THE MONTHS OF MAY AND JUNE (10.6 PER CENT AND 11.0 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY FOR CPI(A)). IF THE THREE MONTHS OF MAY, JUNE AND JULY ARE TAKEN TOGETHER, THE YEAR-ON-YEAR INCREASES OF 1990 OVER 1989 ARE 9.2 PER CENT FOR CPI(A) AND 9.4 PER CENT FOR CPI(B).

FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY TO JULY THIS YEAR, THE AVERAGE CPI(A) AND AVERAGE CPI(B) BOTH INCREASED BY 9.3 PER CENT OVER THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD OF LAST YEAR.

ON A YEAR-ON-YEAR COMPARISON, THE FASTER RATES OF INCREASE IN THE CPI(A) IN JULY 1990 WERE RECORDED IN THE INDEXES FOR ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION), TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES, SERVICES AND FOODSTUFFS AT 18.4 PER CENT, 14.2 PER CENT, 11.7 PER CENT AND 9.5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

THE CORRESPONDING RATES OF INCREASE FOR THE SAME COMPONENTS IN THE CPI(B) WERE 18.2 PER CENT, 14.7 PER CENT, 11.7 PER CENT AND 9.8 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

THESE FOUR COMPONENTS TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF THE OVERALL INCREASE IN THE CPI(A) AND ABOUT 70 PER CENT OF THE INCREASE IN THE CPI(B).

COMPARING JULY 1990 WITH JUNE 1990, THE CPI(A) INCREASED BY 0.5 PER CENT AND THE CPI(B), BY 0.6 PER CENT, LARGELY BECAUSE OF HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING PLACES, HIGHER PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND HIGHER RENTS FOR SOME PRIVATE HOUSING UNITS.

THE AVERAGE CPI(A) AND AVERAGE CPI(B) FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED JULY 1990, AT 136.3 AND 135.8 RESPECTIVELY, WERE 9.6 PER CENT AND 9.5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED JULY 1989.

DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED JULY 1990, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED CPI(A) INCREASED AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF 0.7 PER CENT PER MONTH AND THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED CPI(B), AT 0.8 PER CENT PER MONTH.

CHANGES IN THE INDEXES FOR JULY 1990 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY/SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES, AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1990 AND JULY 1989, ARE GIVEN BELOW.

/(OCTOBER 1984 .......

FRIDAY, A

I, 1990

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(OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 AVERAGE = 100)

CPI(A) CPI(B)

SECTION INDEX FOR JULY 90 % CHANGE OVER JUNE 90 % CHANGE OVER JULY 89 INDEX FOR JULY 90 % CHANGE OVER JUNE 90 % CHANGE OVER JULY 89

FOODSTUFFS 144.8 + 0.6 + 9.5 146.5 + 0.6 + 9.8

HOUSING 132.4 + 1.0 +8.6 128.0 + 1.6 + 9.1

FUEL AND LIGHT 103.7 -0.1 + 8.1 103.8 -0.2 + 7.9

ALCOHOLIC 158.0 + 0.2 + 18.4 159.0 +0.2 + 18.2

DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) CLOTHING AND 146.2 -0.8 + 7.7 149.3 -0.8 + 7.8

FOOTWEAR DURABLE GOODS 126.2 + 0.4 + 3.5 125.2 +0.3 + 3.4

MISCELLANEOUS 137.4 +0.1 + 3.5 137.8 + 0.0* + 4.2

GOODS TRANSPORT AND 155.9 + 0.6 + 14.2 155.3 + 0.5 + 14.7

VEHICLES SERVICES 157.8 + 0.5 + 11.7 158.3 + 0.6 + 11.7

ALL ITEMS 142.4 + 0.5 + 9.4 142.2 + 0.6 + 9.5

* LESS THAN 0.05%

COMPARING JULY 1990 WITH JUNE 1990, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 0.6 PER CENT IN BOTH CPI(A) AND CPI(B). THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO INCREASES IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND IN THE CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING PLACES, WHICH MORE THAN OFFSET THE DECREASES IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUIT, SHRIMPS, CRABS AND SQUIDS.

THE INDEX FOR HOUSING INCREASED BY 1.0 PER CENT IN CPI(A) AND BY 1.6 PER CENT IN CPI(B) DUE TO HIGHER RENTS FOR SOME PRIVATE HOUSING UNITS.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED BY 0.8 PER CENT IN BOTH CPI(A) AND CPI(B) BECAUSE OF LOWER PRICES OF OUTERCLOTHING.

THE INDEX FOR TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES INCREASED BY 0.6 PER CENT IN CPI(A) AND BY 0.5 PER CENT IN CPI(B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER PUBLIC LIGHT BUS FARES AS WELL AS THE EFFECT OF THE RECENT INCREASE IN N.T. TAXI FARES.

THE INDEX FOR SERVICES INCREASED BY 0.5 PER CENT IN CPI(A) AND BY 0.6 PER CENT IN CPI(B), REFLECTING INCREASES IN THE CHARGES FOR PACKAGE TOURS AND MEDICAL TREATMENT.

/FIGURES HEREIN .......

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FIGURES HEREIN REFER TO CPI SERIES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL PERCENTAGE CHANGES ARE DERIVED FROM CPI FIGURES TAKEN TO MORE THAN 1 DECIMAL PLACE.

MORE DETAILS ARE GIVEN IN THE "CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT" FOR JULY 1990, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT $5.0 PER COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG; OR FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, 19TH FLOOR, WANCHAI TOWER 1, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG; OR FROM THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, FRENCH MISSION BUILDING, 1 BATTERY PATH, FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS MAILINGS.

FOR ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE INDEXES, PLEASE CALL THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 805 6403.

THE HANG SENG CPI WAS 151.2 IN JULY 1990, UP BY 0.1 PER CENT OVER JUNE 1990 AND BY 11.2 PER CENT OVER JULY 1989. THE HANG SENG CPI IS BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERN OF THE 10 PER CENT OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG THAT SPENT HK$10,000-24,999 A MONTH DURING THE 1984/85 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY.

FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THIS INDEX ARE INCLUDED IN THE HANG SENG CPI REPORT ISSUED BY THE ECONOMIC RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF HANG SENG BANK LTD.

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MAJOR DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT SIGNED * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) AWARDED ANOTHER MAJOR CONTRACT RELATED TO AIRPORT AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE WORTH $235 CONTRACT MILLION IS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE ONE OF THE YAU MA TEI REPLACEMENT TYPHOON SHELTER.

THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR SIU CHUEN, AND THE DEPUTY GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GAMMON CONSTRUCTION LTD, MR K.L. CHONG, AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS IN EMPIRE CENTRE, KOWLOON.

"THE REPLACEMENT OF THE TYPHOON SHELTER IS ESSENTIAL TO THE OVERALL WEST KOWLOON RECLAMATION SCHEME," MR SIU SAID.

"THIS IS ANOTHER MILESTONE ALONG THE WAY TOWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW AIRPORT AND THE ROAD, RAIL AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURAL SUPPORT WHICH IT REQUIRES."

THE PROJECT WILL PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT TYPHOON SHELTER OF 70 HECTARES WHICH WILL ENABLE THE EXISTING SHELTER, OF 56 HECTARES, AT YAU MA TEI TO BE RECLAIMED.

/AS WELL .......

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AS WELL AS PROVIDING LAND FOR THE ITEMS RELATED TO THE NEW AIRPORT AT CHEK LAP KOK, THE PROJECT WILL ALSO CATER FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, PORT, GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTIONAL AND OPEN SPACE USES.

THE CONTRACT COMPRISES THE CONSTRUCTION OF 1,325 METRES OF BREAKWATER, 525 METRES OF VERTICAL SEAWALL AND 25 MOORING DOLPHINS FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE NEW TYPHOON SHELTER AS WELL AS 4.5 HECTARES OF RECLAIMED LAND.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 2.4 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF MARINE MUD WILL BE DREDGED AND DISPOSED OF AT THE MARINE SPOIL GROUND AT SOUTH OF CHEUNG CHAU.

THE REQUIRED ONE MILLION CUBIC METRES OF ROCK/SOFT FILL WILL BE OBTAINED FROM THE LAND BORROW AREA AT TSING YI AND 1.2 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF SAND FILL WON FROM THE MARINE BORROW AREA AT SOUTH TATHONG CHANNEL.

WORKS WILL COMMENCE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH AND COMPLETE IN MID 1992.

WORKS IN THE SECOND PHASE OF THE TYPHOON SHELTER REPROVISIONING, COMPRISING THE CONSTRUCTION OF 1,775 METRES OF VERTICAL SEAWALL AND 17.5 HECTARES OF RECLAMATION WILL BE IMPLEMENTED TOGETHER WITH THE PROPOSED JORDAN ROAD RECLAMATION PHASE ONE.

PREQUALIFICATION OF TENDERERS HAS BEEN GAZETTED FOR THESE WORKS WITH A VIEW TO COMMENCING WORK IN MARCH 1991.

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STEP TOWARDS NEW AIRPORT *****

SUBMISSIONS WERE CALLED TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE PREQUALIFICATTON OF TENDERERS FOR THE ADVANCE WORKS CONTRACT FOR THE NEW AIRPORT TO BE BUILT AT CHEK LAP KOK.

GIVEN THE VERY TIGHT TIME SCALE INVOLVED TO ENSURE THAT THE AIRPORT OPENS ON TIME IN EARLY 1997, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT CERTAIN WORK IS CARRIED OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, MR PETER LOK, SAID.

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ADVANCED WORKS AREA WILL ENSURE THAT WHEN THE MAIN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR THE AIRPORT PROJECT IS LET THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE IN AND START WORK STRAIGHT AWAY, WITHOUT HAVING TO BUILD HIS OWN FACILITIES FROM SCRATCH ON THE ISLAND.

TENDERS WILL BE INVITED IN EARLY NOVEMBER 1990 FROM PREQUALIFIED CONTRACTORS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ADVANCED WORKS AREA.

/AMONG THE .......

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

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AMONG THE MAJOR ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT ARE:

* EXCAVATION OF THE NORTHERN HEADLANDS OF CHEK LAP KOK TO FORM ABOUT 14 HECTARES OF LAND;

* APPROXIMATELY 15 HECTARES OF RECLAMATION AND THE ASSOCIATED DREDGING OF THE BAY AREA BETWEEN THE HEADLANDS;

* A TEMPORARY SEA WALL;

* APPROXIMATELY 200 METRES OF A HEAVY LOAD QUAY WITH THE ASSOCIATED DREDGING AND MARINE WORKS;

* CLEARANCE, SITE FORMATION AND DRAINAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LAND FORMED;

* FORMATION OF A VILLAGE RESITE AT WONG LUNG HANG AND THE WIDENING OF ROAD ACCESS; AND

* ERECTION OF TEMPORARY SITE OFFICES, WORKSHOP AND ACCOMMODATION.

THE CONTRACT PERIOD IS 12 MONTHS, STARTING FROM JANUARY 1991, AND THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED PREQUALIFIED SUBMISSIONS IS NOON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 THIS YEAR.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED, AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY, ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, GREINER-MAUNSELL, ENGAGED BY THE PROVISIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY.

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NEW TRADE DEPARTMENT OFFICES IN MONG KOK

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THE TRADE DEPARTMENT IS SPENDING THE COMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND MOVING TO NEW OFFICES IN MONG KOK, CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ABOVE THE MTR STATION.

THE DEPARTMENT IS AT PRESENT IN OCEAN CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI, BUT WILL CEASE OPERATIONS THERE AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS TODAY (FRIDAY).

IT WILL OPEN AT TRADE DEPARTMENT TOWER (FORMERLY ARGYLE CENTRE, TOWER II) AT 700 NATHAN ROAD, ON TUESDAY MORNING (AUGUST 28).

THE MOVE WILL RESULT IN SPEEDIER SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC, A TRADE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

DECENTRALISATION OF VARIOUS LICENSING OFFICES AND THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW SERVICES WOULD ENABLE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE A MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF SOME EXPORT LICENCES THE SAME DAY.

PREVIOUSLY, THE DEPARTMENT’S RECEIPT AND ISSUE COUNTERS FOR THE VARIOUS LICENSING OFFICES WERE CENTRALISED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF OCEAN CENTRE AND WERE OFTEN HEAVILY OVERCROWDED DURING PEAK PERIODS.

AT TRADE DEPARTMENT TOWER, ALL RECEIPT AND ISSUE COUNTERS WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE RELEVANT LICENSING OFFICES AND LOCATED AT THE BASEMENT OR ON LOWER FLOORS.

/PARALLEL TO .......

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

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PARALLEL TO THE INSTANT ISSUE SERVICE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR IMPORT LICENSING, THE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ABLE TO EXTEND SUCH SERVICE TO TEXTIT.ES LICENCE APPLICATIONS TO THE NON-RESTRAINED MARKETS, OTHER THAN TWO MARKETS IN EUROPE (SWITZERLAND AND EAST GERMANY).

TEXTLIES EXPORT LICENCE APPLICATIONS DESTINED FOR NON-RESTRAINED MARKETS IN EUROPE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO COUNTERS 42 -45 OF THE EUROPE (TEXTILES CONTROL) BRANCH ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR.

APPLICATIONS DESTINED FOR OTHER GENERAL NON-RESTRAINED MARKETS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL EXPORT LICENSING SECTION OF THE OTHER REGIONS (TEXTILES CONTROL) BRANCH ON THE SECOND FLOOR.

THEY WILL BE SEPARATELY HANDLED BY THE CHINA LICENCE UNIT AT COUNTERS 9-21 AND THE NON-CHTNA LICENCE UNIT AT COUNTERS 1-7.

UNDER THE INSTANT ISSUE SERVICE, APPLICATIONS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY PROCESSED AND THE LICENCE APPROVED AND ISSUED ON THE SPOT PROVIDED THERE ARE NO COMPLICATIONS.

PREVIOUSLY, IT TOOK TWO CLEAR WORKING DAYS TO PROCESS AN APPLICATION FOR AN EXPORT LICENCE COVERING TEXTILE GOODS DESTINED FOR GENERAL NON-RESTRAINED MARKETS.

THE INSTANT LICENSING SERVICE TN RESPECT OF TEXTILE EXPORTS TO THE NON-RESTRAINED MARKETS WILL BE PROVIDED DAILY FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY BETWEEN 8.45 AM AND 12.15 PM AND 1.30 PM AND 5 PM. ON SATURDAY, IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 9 AM TO 12.15 PM.

APPLICATIONS FOR TEXTILE EXPORT LICENCES TO THE RESTRAINED MARKETS WILL BE HANDLED BY THE RESPECTIVE CONTROL BRANCHES. FOR NORTH AMERICA, APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE NORTH AMERICA (TEXTILES CONTROL) BRANCH AT BASEMENT LEVEL.

ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE NO INCREASE IN THE 800-STRONG STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT, THE DECENTRALISATION OF RECEIPT AND ISSUE COUNTERS, THE INTRODUCTION OF AN INSTANT ISSUE SERVICE FOR THE EXPORT OF TEXTILES TO THE NON-RESTRAINED MARKETS, AND THE INSTALLATION OF A DOCUMENT CONVEYOR BELT CONNECTING OVER HALF THE 14 FLOORS OCCUPIED BY THE DEPARTMENT WILL ENSURE THAT THE PUBLIC WILL RECEIVE MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE THAN PREVIOUSLY POSSIBLE.

A NEW TELEPHONE LIST OF THE TRADE DEPARTMENT’S VARIOUS PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS AND OTHER SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE NEW TRADE DEPARTMENT TOWER.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS THE DEPARTMENT HAD PUBLICISED ITS MOVE ON RADIO AND TELEVISION AND IN TRADE JOURNALS AND HAD ALSO ARRANGED FOR A DIRECTIONAL SIGN TO BE ERECTED AT MONG KOK MTR STATION.

THE CAMPAIGN WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH. HE SAID AT TRADE DEPARTMENT TOWER, ALL OFFICES AND COUNTERS WOULD BE CLEARLY INDICATED AND THERE SHOULD BE LITTLE INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC RESULTING FROM THE MOVE. STAFF WOULD BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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JOINT ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION OPERATION MOUNTED

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A TERRITORY-WIDE ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION OPERATION JOINTLY MOUNTED BY THE POLICE, AND THE LABOUR AND IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENTS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) HAS RESULTED IN THE ARRESTS OF 89 PERSONS.

THE OPERATION WAS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CONTINUOUS EFFORT TO FLUSH OUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

OF THE ARRESTED PERSONS, FOUR WERE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAUGHT AT THE BORDER. THEY HAVE BEEN SENT TO SAN UK LING FOR REPATRIATION.

THE REMAINING 85 HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION. THOSE FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WILL BE REPATRIATED.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN REITERATED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF ANY AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

"OUR LATEST OPERATION SHOULD DRIVE HOME THE POINT THAT THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE TO THIS POLICY. ANYONE FOOLISH ENOUGH TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE IS ONLY CHEATING HIMSELF,” HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT APART FROM CONTINUOUS CHECKS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, THERE WAS NO LET-UP IN ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION EFFORTS AT THE BORDER.

"A HIGH STATE OF VIGILANCE WILL CONTINUE TO BE MAINTAINED BY THE POLICE AND THE SECURITY FORCES BOTH AT THE LAND AND SEA BORDERS,” HE SAID.

DURING THE JOINT OPERATION, WHICH BEGAN AT 5 AM YESTERDAY AND ENDED THIS MORNING, THE POLICE HAD STEPPED UP THEIR IDENTIFICATION SPOT CHECKS IN PUBLIC PLACES AND CARRIED OUT CHECKS AT SUSPICIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

AS A RESULT, A TOTAL OF 22,794 PERSONS, 2,907 VEHICLES AND 475 VESSELS WERE STOPPED FOR IDENTIFICATION CHECKS.

SEVEN PERSONS WERE SUMMONSED AND FIVE PERSONS CHARGED FOR FAILING TO PRODUCE PROPER PROOF OF IDENTITY. A FURTHER FIVE PERSONS WERE WARNED IN RESPECT OF THIS OFFENCE, WHICH CARRIES A MAXIMUM FINE OF $1,000.

ON THE LABOUR FRONT, INSPECTORS OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT VISITED 2,964 ESTABLISHMENTS TO WEED OUT ANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO MAY BE WORKING, AND TO CHECK THAT EMPLOYERS FULFIL THEIR LEGAL OBLIGATION OF KEEPING PROPER RECORDS OF THEIR EMPLOYEES.

A TOTAL OF 12,622 EMPLOYEES HAD THEIR PROOF OF IDENTITY CHECKED DURING THE OPERATION.

THIRTY-THREE ESTABLISHMENTS WERE FOUND NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR INSPECTION A RECORD OF EMPLOYEES.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THEY COULD BE FINED UP TO $50,000 AND JAILED FOR UP TO A YEAR IF THEY WERE FOUND TO BE EMPLOYING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

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TRANSFER OF RESTRICTED BANKING LICENCE

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THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY HAS GRANTED HIS APPROVAL PURSUANT TO SECTION 42 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE LICENCE OF STATE STREET ASIA LIMITED AS A RESTRICTED LICENCE BANK TO STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY.

THE TRANSFER WILL TAKE EFFECT AS AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON AUGUST 27, 1990.

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YOUNGSTERS’ SUPPORT FOR VOTER REGISTRATION SOUGHT

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YOUNGSTERS HAVE BEEN URGED TO SUPPORT THE ONGOING VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE BY ENCOURAGING THEIR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS TO SIGN UP.

THE CALL WAS MADE BY THE ACTING NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PATRICK HO, AT THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME (SYP) CLOSING CEREMONY HELD TODAY (FRIDAY) IN THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL, SHEUNG SHUI.

"YOUTH UNDER 21 YEARS OLD, THOUGH NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BEING REGISTERED AS VOTERS, SHOULD STILL PAY ATTENTION TO COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, AND ACTIVELY ENCOURAGE THOSE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER.

"AS FOR RESIDENTS AGED OVER 21, THEY SHOULD COME FORWARD TO REGISTER SO THAT THEY CAN EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHT TO VOTE IN THE DISTRICT BOARDS, MUNICIPAL COUNCILS AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR," MR HO SAID.

"OUT OF THE 1.6 MILLION REGISTERED ELECTORS IN HONG KONG, OVER 40,000 COME FROM THE NORTH DISTRICT," HE ADDED.

VOTER REGISTRATION PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE NORTH DISTRICT INCLUDE HOUSEHOLD VISITS, SETTING UP OF TEMPORARY REGISTRATION COUNTERS AT THE FANLING AND SHEUNG SHUI RAILWAY STATIONS AND BUS PARADES.

REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, HOUSING ESTATE OFFICES AND MAJOR BANKS.

TODAY’S CLOSING CEREMONY WAS FOLLOWED BY A VARIETY SHOW PERFORMED BY SINGERS, A CHILDREN'S CHOIR AND AN ORIENTAL DANCE TROUPE.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE FIRST VICE-CHAIRMAN OF HEUNG YEE KUK, MR LIU CHING-LEUNG; THE ACTING POLICE FRONTIER DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR TSUI YIU-KWONG; AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NORTH DISTRICT SYP CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR CHEUNG KUKN .

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

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CARNIVAL TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION

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A CARNIVAL TO DRIVE HOME THE MESSAGE OF VOTER REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 26) AT SITE TWO PODIUM OF WHAMPOA GARDEN IN HUNG HOM.

IT IS ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AS PART OF ITS ACTIVITIES OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION DAY. THE CARNIVAL WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM.

CARNIVAL PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS, KARAOKE, STALL GAMES, VIDEO SHOW, COMPUTER GAMES, CROSSWORD PUZZLE AND CIVIL EDUCATION EXHIBITION.

VOTER REGISTRATION COUNTERS WILL BE SET UP IN THE VENUE TO FACILITATE PARTICIPANTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

A SOUVENIR PRESENTATION CEREMONY, TO BE OFFICIATED BY KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR DUNCAN PESCOD, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG, WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM.

MEANWHILE, A MOBILE BILLBOARD WILL BE GOING AROUND THE DISTRICT FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM TO APPEAL RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS. DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF WILL BE ON HAND TO DISTRIBUTE TO RESIDENTS REGISTRATION FORMS AND HELP THEM FILL IN THE DETAILS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION DAY CARNIVAL TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 26) AT SITE TWO PODIUM, WHAMPOA GARDEN, HUNG HOM. THE CARNIVAL WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM WHILE THE SOUVENIR PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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DB TO DISCUSS TOWN PLANNING BILL *****

THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) BILL AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 28).

THE BILL AIMS AT PREVENTING FARM LAND FROM BEING USED FOR PURPOSES THAT CREATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS.

AT THE SAME TIME, MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE QUESTION OF NINE-YEAR FREE EDUCATION.

/OTHER AGENDA

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

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OTHER AGENDA ITEMS WILL INCLUDE COMMITTEE REPORTS AND THE REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 28) AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT, THIRD FLOOR, TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152 KWONG FUK ROAD, TAI PO.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 9.30 AM.

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SIX MORE CHEMICALS UNDER EXPORT LICENSING CONTROL

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SIX MORE CHEMICALS CAPABLE OF BEING USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF TOXICOLOGICAL AGENTS FOR MILITARY USE WILL BE BROUGHT UNDER EXPORT LICENSING CONTROL FROM SEPTEMBER 1.

DETAILS OF THE LICENSING CONTROL ARE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

ACTING PRINCIPAL TRADE OFFICER OF THE TRADE DEPARTMENT, MS ANITA TSE, SAID THE CONTROL ON THE SIX CHEMICALS WAS IN ADDITION TO EXISTING EXPORT LICENSING CONTROL ON 15 OTHER CHEMICALS INTRODUCED SINCE FEBRUARY THIS YEAR.

’’THE CHANGE IS PART OF A CONTINUING EFFORT OF THE GOVERNMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, TO PREVENT PROLIFERATION OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

’’THE CONTROL ON THE EXPORT OF A NUMBER OF CHEMICALS IS BASICALLY A PREVENTIVE MEASURE. AT PRESENT, THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE TRADE THROUGH HONG KONG HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE PROBLEM OF PROLIFERATION,” MS TSE SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT IS NOTIFYING THE TRADE OF DETAILS OF THE ARRANGEMENT BY CIRCULAR LETTER.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE WITH THE TRADE LICENSING (NON-TEXTILES) BRANCH, TRADE DEPARTMENT, TRADE DEPARTMENT TOWER, FIFTH FLOOR, 700 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON (TELEPHONE NUMBERS: 398 5576 OR 398 5577). ----------------------------------0-------

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

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KAU LUNG HANG INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN GAZETTED *****

THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED THE GAZETTING OF ONE MORE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN FOR KAU LUNG HANG, NEAR THE TAI PO NEW TOWN, FURTHER TO THE PUBLICATION OF 10 INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLANS LAST FRIDAY.

THE KAU LUNG HANG PLAN COVERS AN AREA OF ABOUT 275 HECTARES.

ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE NEED TO REGULATE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA IN ORDER TO PREVENT FURTHER INFILTRATION OF OPEN STORAGES ONTO AGRICULTURAL LAND.

ON THE PLAN, A NUMBER OF AREAS HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED FOR VILLAGE TYPE DEVELOPMENT TO CATER FOR NECESSARY EXPANSION OF THE ESTABLISHED VILLAGES.

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1990, PERMISSION WILL BE REQUIRED FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING FOR ALL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA, UNLESS IT IS PERMITTED AS SPELT OUT UNDER THE PLAN.

DEVELOPMENT IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE PLANS WILL BE SUBJECT TO ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS UPON COMMENCEMENT OF THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE.

ON ENACTMENT THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS WILL BE INCLUDED IN STATUTORY DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS, AND THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING COULD THEN SERVE NOTICE REQUIRING REINSTATEMENT OF THE LAND TO THE CONDITION IT WAS IN IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE GAZETTING OF THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLANS OR RESTORATION OF THE LAND TO HIS SATISFACTION.

HOWEVER, THE SPOKESMAN SAID EXISTING USES WOULD BE TOLERATED WITHIN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS. PERMISSION GRANTED BY THE DIRECTOR WOULD BE HONOURED WHEN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS ARE INCLUDED INTO STATUTORY DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS.

IF PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT IS REQUIRED, AN APPLICATION FOR SUCH PERMISSION SHOULD BE SENT TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG. APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE GENERAL REGISTRY, PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

INDIGENOUS NEW TERRITORIES VILLAGERS WISHING TO APPLY FOR SMALL HOUSE SITES IN AREAS COVERED BY THE NEW INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA SHOULD CONTINUE TO APPLY DIRECT TO THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICER.

THE KAU LUNG HANG INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN CAN BE INSPECTED UNTIL OCTOBER 24 THIS YEAR AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

* CENTRAL AND WESTERN PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG;

» PLANNING DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND

* RELEVANT DISTRICT OFFICES AND DISTRICT PLANNING OFFICES.

COPIES OF THE PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SURVEY AND MAPPING OFFICE, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG AND AT THE KOWLOON MAP SALES SECTION, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT $10 EACH UNCOLOURED AND $60 EACH COLOURED.

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THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE AT THE JUNCTION OF CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH AND GRANVILLE ROAD.

A TENDER NOTICE WAS PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S (FRIDAY) GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE PROPOSED FOOTBRIDGE WILL PROVIDE A SAFE PEDESTRIAN LINK ACROSS CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH TO EAST TSIM SHA TSUI, AS WELL AS ACROSS GRANVILLE ROAD TO THE PROPOSED MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

THERE WILL BE TWO ASCENDING ESCALATORS AT BOTH EDNS OF THE FOOTBRIDGE TO FACILITATE PEDESTRIANS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE GOVERNMENT WILL CARRY OUT EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPE WORK TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE AREA.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT’S STRUCTURES DIVISION AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY ITS KOWLOON REGION.

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GOVERNMENT PROPERTY TO LET BY TENDER *****

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF SHOPS AT NO. 48 AND NO. 50 CENTRE STREET IN SAI YING PUN.

THE PROPERTIES WITH A TOTAL AREA OF 108 SQUARE METRES, EACH COMPRISED GROUND FLOOR AND COCKLOFT, ARE TO BE USED FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING GODOWN) PURPOSES ONLY.

THE INITIAL TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS, COMMENCING FROM THE DATE OF POSSESSION.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 21.

THE FORM OF TFNDER, TENDER NOTICE AND TENDER AGREEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 1ST FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

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ROAD IMPROVEMENT IN KWAI CHUNG TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION » ♦ » » ♦

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO BUILD A NEW ROAD -- ROAD 27E — CONNECTING TAI YUEN STREET TO CHEUNG WING ROAD IN KWAI CHUNG AND TO WIDEN A SECTION OF KWOK SHUI ROAD AND TAI YUEN STREET TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC CONDITION IN THE AREA.

THE PROPOSED WORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY THE PROSPECTIVE GRANTEE OF A NEW LOT, WHO WILL SURRENDER THE EXISTING LOTS -- KWAI CHUNG TOWN LOT NOS. 8 AND 10 -- AS A POSITIVE OBLIGATION IMPOSED UNDER THE GRANT CONDITIONS FOR THE PROPOSED EXCHANGE.

A NOTICE ON THE PROPOSALS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

* CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY. HONG KONG;

* KWAI TSING DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, 11TH FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES; AND

» KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG, NEW TERRITORIES.

ANY PERSON WHO OBJECTS TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 23 THIS YEAR.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR HOLLYWOOD ROAD PARK ♦ * * * *

THE ARCH TECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ORIENTAL STYLE PARK AT HOLLYWOOD ROAD, SHEUNG WAN.

FACILITIES OF THE 4,500-SQUARE-METRE PARK WILL INCLUDE A TAI CHI GARDEN, ".‘AI LAUS”, PAVILIONS, A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, A FOUNTAIN, PUBLI TOILETS AND A SERVICE BLOCK.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED BY JULY NEXT YEAR.

TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CENTRAL TENDER BOARD BEFORE NOON ON SEPTEMBER 14.

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OLD-TYPE ID CARDS INVALID AS FROM AUGUST 28

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) REMINDED MEN BORN BETWEEN 1928 AND 1940 THAT THEIR OLD-TYPE IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED BEFORE JULY 1, 1987 WILL BECOME INVALID FROM TUESDAY (AUGUST 28).

"THIS IS THE EIGHTH BATCH OF IDENTITY CARDS DECLARED INVALID SINCE THIS NEW IDENTITY CARD RE-ISSUE SCHEME STARTED ON JULY 1, 1987," A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE EMPHASISED THAT ONCE AN OLD CARD WAS DECLARED INVALID, IT WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY PURPOSE.

"FOR EXAMPLE, MEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP HOLDING AN INVALID OLD-TYPE IDENTITY CARD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE IT FOR TRAVELLING ABROAD OR TO APPLY FOR A TRAVEL DOCUMENT," HE SAID.

"HOWEVER, THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED THEIR SPECIFIED CARD REPLACEMENT PERIODS DUE TO THEIR ABSENCE FROM HONG KONG OR ANY OTHER REASONS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY APPROACH ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW IDENTITY CARD ISSUE OFFICES," HE ADDED.

THESE CASES WILL BE LOOKED INTO THOROUGHLY AND DEALT WITH ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL MERITS.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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FIRING PRACTICE IN SEPTEMBER ♦ ♦ » ♦ »

FARING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN/CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON 20 DAYS NEXT MONTH.

THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

FOLLOWING ARE THE DATES AND TIMES THAT FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE:

DATE TIME

SEPTEMBER 3 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 4 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 5 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 6 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 7 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 10 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 11 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 12 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 11.59 PM

SEPTEMBER 13 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 14 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 17 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 18 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 19 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 11.59 PM

SEPTEMBER 20 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 21 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 24 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 25 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 26 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 27 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 28 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

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PUBLIC SUPPORT URGED FOR ’BEATING RETREAT’ SHOW *****

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO SUPPORT THE ’’BEATING RETREAT” SHOW BY SCOUTS OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) NEXT MONTH.

ACTING SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (YOUNG OFFENDERS) OF THE CSD, MR TAM KAM-CHUNG, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT SCOUTING ACTIVITIES FORMED AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMME FOR TRAINING CENTRE INMATES.

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”IT IS HOPED THAT THROUGH SCOUTING ACTIVITIES, THE INMATES CAN DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIALS AND CULTIVATE SELF-CONFIDENCE, AND TO APPRECIATE THE MEANING OF DISCIPLINE AND TEAMWORK SPIRIT," HE SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT HELD A TRAM PARADE THIS AFTERNOON TO PUBLICISE ’’BEATING RETREAT”.

A SPECIALLY DECORATED TRAM'SET OFF ITS ROUND TRIP FROM THE WHITTY STREET TRAM TERMINAL IN WESTERN,- PASSED THROUGH CENTRAL AND CAUSEWAY BAY AREAS BEFORE TURNING BACK.

ON THE TRAM TRIP, CSD SCOUTS ON BOARD PRESENTED BAND PERFORMANCES TO THE PASSERS-BY.

THE PARADE STARTED AT 4 PM AND LASTED ABOUT TWO HOURS.

’’BEATING RETREAT” WILL BE STAGED BY A GROUP OF TRAINING CENTRE INMATES OF THE 221ST HONG KONG ISLAND SCOUT GROUP AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

ADMISSION TICKETS AT $10 EACH ARE NOW ON SALE AT ALL URBTIX OUTLETS.

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CSD CAREER DISPLAY FOR * * *

YUEN LONG RESIDENTS

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YUEN LONG RESIDENTS CAN NOW GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE WORK OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (CSD) BY VISITING A CAREER DISPLAY HELD AT THE LONG PING PLAZA, LONG PING ESTATE STARTING TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE FOUR-DAY DISPLAY IS PART OF THE LONG PING SUMMER CARNIVAL HELD FROM TODAY UNTIL MONDAY (AUGUST 27).

A CSD SPOKESMAN SAID THE DISPLAY IN YUEN LONG WAS THE LAST IN A SERIES OF CAREER EXHIBITIONS HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT IN THE PAST MONTH TO PUBLICISE CSD’S WORK AND TO RECRUIT OFFICERS.

’’WHILE PREVIOUS DISPLAYS WERE MOSTLY HELD IN URBAN AREAS, THIS TIME THE DEPARTMENT HAS DECIDED TO MOUNT A DISPLAY IN THE MORE REMOTE NEW TOWN OF YUEN LONG SO THAT RESIDENTS THERE CAN ALSO HAVE EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION ABOUT OUR WORK,” HE SAID.

IT WAS HOPED THAT AFTER VISITING THE DISPLAY, MORE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD BE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE DEPARTMENT, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

APART FROM THE YUEN LONG DISPLAY, THE DEPARTMENT RECENTLY HELD FIVE DISPLAYS AT SHOPPING CENTRES AND MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATIONS, ATTRACTING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1990

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN

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FOOTBALL SEASON

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM SUNDAY (AUGUST 26) THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON EACH FOOTBALL MATCH DAY AT HONG KONG STADIUM IN HAPPY VALLEY THROUGHOUT THE 90/91 FOOTBALL SEASON.

THESE ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR BOTH DAY AND NIGHT MATCHES.

(A) THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS WILL COME INTO EFFECT ONEAND A HALF HOURS PRIOR TO THE KICK-OFF OF EACH MATCH:

(I) CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN LEIGHTON ROAD AND STADIUM PATH WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

(II) CAROLINE HILI, ROAD BETWEEN EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD AND COTTON PATH WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR VEHICLES REQUIRING ACCESS TO PREMISES IN THE AREA.

(Ill) EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND TUNG LO WAN ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE WAY NORTHBOUND; BUT VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE ST. PAUL'S HOSPITAL CARPARK FROM TUNG LO WAN ROAD WILL BE MAINTAINED.

(IV) LINK ROAD BETWEEN CAROLINE HILL ROAD AND HAPPY VIEW TERRACE WILL BE ROUTED ONE WAY UPHILL; VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON CAROLINE HILL ROAD WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT ONTO LINK ROAD SHOULD THE POLICE CONSIDERS NECESSARY AND THE SITUATION WARRANTS; VEHICLES EXITING FROM UPPER SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD, HAPPY VIEW TERRACE AND LEIGHTON HILL SHALL PROCEED DOWN VIA BROADWOOD ROAD TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

(V) WESTBOUND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON HYSAN AVENUE WILL BE DIVERTED TO TURN LEFT ONTO EASTBOUND LEIGHTON ROAD.

(VI) SOUTHBOUND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON SUN WUI ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT ONTO WESTBOUND LEIGHTON ROAD.

(VII) THE SERVICE ROAD AROUND THE STADIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

(VIII) TRAFFIC CONES MAY BE LAID ON THE SECTION OF LEIGHTON ROAD BETWEEN HYSAN AVENUE AND CAROLINE HILL ROAD TO ALLOW FOR TWO LANES OF EASTBOUND TRAFFIC.

(B) THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE COMPLETION OF THE MATCH:

(I) CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

(II) CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN LEIGHTON ROAD AND COTTON PATH WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

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(III) LINK ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR ACCESS TO OR FROM PREMISES AT LINK ROAD VIA BROADWOOD ROAD.

(C) ON COMPLETION OF THE MATCH, CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN

STADIUM PATH AND LEIGHTON ROAD, AND EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND TUNG LO WAN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC BY THE POLICE TO FACILITATE CROWD DISPERSAL SHOULD THE SITUATION WARRANT.

THE BUS STOP ON EASTBOUND LEIGHTON ROAD NEAR MATHESON STREET WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM ONE AND A HALF HOURS BEFORE TO 15 MINUTES AFTER THE KICK-OFF OF EACH NIGHT MATCH, WHEN THE SITUATION REQUIRES.

ON JOURNEYS TO CAUSEWAY BAY,

(I) PLB (GREEN MINIBUS) ROUTES 5 AND 14M WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD TO LEIGHTON ROAD;

(II) PLB (GREEN MINIBUS) ROUTE 28A WILL HAVE ITS SERVICE SUSPENDED; AND

(III) PLB (GREEN MINIBUS) ROUTES 30 AND 30A WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD, MORRISON HILL ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD TO HYSAN AVENUE.

ON DAY MATCHES BETWEEN 2 PM AND 4.30 PM AND NIGHT MATCHES BETWEEN 7 PM AND 8.30 PM ALL LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ENTER MATHESON STREET; LEIGHTON ROAD SECTION SOUTH OF IRVING STREET JUNCTION, RUSSELL STREET AND SHARP STREET EAST.

ALL ON-STREET CARPARKING SPACES IN THE FOLLOWING PATHS/ROADS WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THE TIME SPECIFIED BELOW TO 30 MINUTES AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE MATCH.

(I) SUN WUI ROAD

DAY MATCH 2.00 PM

NIGHT MATCH 6.00 PM

DURING THE PERIOD OF THE SUSPENSION, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PERMITTED TO WAIT THEREAT UNDER THE DIRECTIVE GIVEN BY ON-SITE POLICE OFFICERS.

(II) STADIUM PATH

DAY MATCH 12.00 NOON

NIGHT MATCH 4.00 PM

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(III) UNNAMED SERVICE ROAD AROUND THE STADIUM

DAY MATCH

12.00 NOON

NIGHT MATCH

4.00 PM

ANY VEHICLE FOUND ILLEGALLY PARKED WITHIN THE PRECINCT OF THE SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS SPECIFIED ABOVE MAY BE TOWED AWAY WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.

ON COMPLETION OF THE MATCH AND AFTER THE MAJORITY OF SPECTATORS HAVE BEEN CLEARED FROM THE ROADS/STREETS LISTED ABOVE, THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL RESUME NORMAL.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 26), THE EXISTING RIGHT-TURNING MOVEMENT FROM NORTHBOUND CHIU KWONG STREET ONTO EASTBOUND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST WILL BE BANNED.

VEHICLES ON QUEEN'S ROAD WEST HEADING FOR EASTBOUND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WATER STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL.: 842 8777

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

YOUNG PEOPLE URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS ........................................... 1

GALA SHOW PROMOTES VOTER REGISTRATION .............................................. 2

YOUNG PEOPLE URGED TO BE RESPONSIBLE TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENT ....................... 3

NEW SWEEPERS TO ENHANCE STREET CLEANSING ........................................... 4

POLICE INSPECTOR RECRUITS PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE ................................ 5

KARAOKE NIGHT MARKS CLOSING OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES ................................... 5

IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT POLICE DOG UNIT HEADQUARTERS .................................. 6

TEMPORARY PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE OF TUEN MUN ROAD .................................... 6

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1990

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YOUNG PEOPLE URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS ♦ ♦ ♦ * *

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT HE WOULD DO EVERYTHING HE COULD TO ENCOURAGE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO REGISTER AS VOTERS AND MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO TURN OUT TO VOTE.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER ATTENDING A GALA SHOW TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION, SIR DAVID SAID THAT HE HOPED THE YOUNGER GROUP, THE 21 TO 25-YEAR-OLD GROUP WHO HAD NOT RESPONDED TOO WELL IN PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS, WOULD BE INSPIRED BY WHAT THEY HAD SEEN TODAY AND ON TELEVISION.

’’THEY DO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG AND THE\ HAVE THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR THEIR OWN PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AFTER THEIR OWN AFFAIRS, HE ADDED.

SIR DAVID NOTED THAT THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN WAS GOING QUITE WELL SO FAR WITH 60,000 PEOPLE REGISTERED SINCE IT STARTED, ABOUT 30 PER CENT MORE THAN IT WAS IN THE SAME PERIOD FOR THE LAST CAMPAIGN IN 1987.

’’BUT IT IS STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH. WE WANT MORE PEOPLE TO REGISTER AND OF COURSE MORE PEOPLE TO TURN OUT.

“THIS IS THE GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO REGISTER THEIR INTEREST AND THEIR CONCERN FOR THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG AND I HOPE THAT WE WILL GET A BETTER RESPONSE AS THE DAYS GO BY," HE SAID.

ASKED TO COMMENT ON A CLAIM THAT THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN ENOUGH INFORMATION ON THE NEW AIRPORT, SIR DAVID SAID THAT WE WERE PROVIDING INFORMATION AS IT BECAME AVAILABLE.

"CLEARLY AS FAR AS THE FINANCES ARE CONCERNED, THE FINANCIAL ASPECTS AND I THINK THAT WAS THE REFERENCE WHICH WAS MADE, THAI W]ILL BECOME MORE AVAILABLE OVER THE PERIOD OF THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AS THE DETAILS OF FINANCIAL STUDIES BECOME AVAILABLE.

"WE HAVE ONLY RECENTLY APPOINTED THE FINANCIAL ADVISERS FOR I HE AIRPORT AND THE OVERALL PROJECT ITSELF. THEY WILL BE PR2VIBIt^?t^vWIT” ADVICE ON THE PROJECT AND THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE MORE PUBLTCBY T^. WELL. CLEARLY WE WILL BE WANTING TO PROVIDE THAT SORT OF INFORMATION TO THE CHINESE SIDE ALSO.

"I THINK AS THE MONTHS GO BY MORE INFORMATION WILL BECOME AVAILABLE AND THAT SHOULD SATISFY ALL THE REQUESTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE OF US."

COMMENTING ON A RECENT COURT JUDGMENT ALLOWING A ( HILD OF AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT TO REMAIN IN HONG KONG, SIR DAVID SAID THAT I 1 WAS A PARTICULAR CASE AND HE DID NOT THINK IT WOULD OPEN A FLOODGATE.

"THE TIME SCALE INVOLVED IN THAT CASE WAS VER'i TIGHT AND I THINK THAT HAS MADE A PRECEDENCE FOR THAT PARTICULAR TYPE OF CASE," HE ADDED.

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GALA SHOW PROMOTES VOTER REGISTRATION *****

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, AND A HOST OF SUPERSTARS TODAY (SATURDAY) CALLED ON RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS AT A GALA SHOW HELD AT THE HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTRE.

ORGANISED BY THE STEERING GROUP FOR VOTER REGISTRATION PUBLICITY WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE GALA SHOW IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS YEAR’S VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN.

JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE FOUR LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS, THE SHOW STARTED OFF WITH THE CAMPAIGN THEME SONG SUNG BY SUPERSTAR MR JACKY CHAN AND THE BROADCASTING CHOIR COMPRISING AS MANY AS 40 ARTISTES AND DISC JOCKEYS.

THE ACTING GOVERNOR OFFICIATED AT THE OPENING BY PRESSING A BUTTON TO RAISE THE CAMPAIGN LOGO "VOTE 91".

VOTER REGISTRATION APPEALS WERE MADE DURING THE SHOW BY SUPERSTARS INCLUDING MR DANNY CHAN, MISS CHFRRIE CHUNG AND MISS DODO CHENG.

THERE WERE ALSO A VARIETY OF PERFORMANCES AIMED AT DRIVING HOME THE VOTER REGISTRATION MESSAGE AND AT THE SAME TIME, PUBLICISING THE 1991 ELECTION DATES.

ALSO ATTENDING THE GALA WERE THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE STEERING GROUP, MR DARWIN CHEN; MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE MUNICIPAL COUNCILS, AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS; AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE STEERING GROUP SAID 1991 WOULD BE A MILESTONE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG.

"IN ADDITION TO THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN MARCH AND THE MUNICIPAL COUNCILS ELECTIONS IN MAY, WE WILL HAVE THE FIRST DIRECT ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN SEPTEMBER," HE SAID.

"A PERSON MUST FIRST BE REGISTERED ON THE ELECTORAL ROLL BEFORE HE CAN TAKE PART IN THE COMING ELECTIONS EITHER AS A VOTER OR A CANDIDATE," HE ADDED.

THE VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD WILL RUN UNTIL OCTOBER 1. ANY PERSON AGED OVER 21 BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, WHO HAS ORDINARILY RESIDED IN HONG KONG FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS OR IS A HONG KONG PERMANENT RESIDENT, IS ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION.

REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES, POST OFFICES, HOUSING ESTATE OFFICES, CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL CENTRES, AND LEADING BANKS.

THE VOTER REGISTRATION GALA WAS BROADCAST LIVE ON COMMERCIAL RADIO AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND WILL BE SCREENED DURING PRIME TIME ON ATV-HOME TONIGHT AND ON TVB-JADE ON SEPTEMBER 2.

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YOUNG PEOPLE URGED TO BE RESPONSIBLE TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENT * * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND LANDS, MR GRAHAM BARNES, TODAY (SATURDAY) CALLED ON YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENT AS THE FATE OF THE WORLD WILL BE IN THEIR HANDS.

MR BARNES WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SCHOOLS ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS SCHEME EXHIBITION WHICH DISPLAYED THE WORK OF 20 SCHOOLS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.

MR BARNES SAID: "EVERY INDIVIDUAL AFFECTS HIS OR HER ENVIRONMENT FOR BETTER OR WORSE WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT.

"WHETHER WE ACT AS INDIVIDUALS, OR AS PART OF AN ORGANISATION OR INDUSTRY, EACH OF US CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER ENVIRONMENT AND THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THE LEGACY WE LEAVE TO FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL MEAN THE WORLD WILL BE LESS POLLUTED THAN IT IS NOW."

THE AWARDS SCHEME, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS, IS AIMED AT CULTIVATING AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE ENVIRONMENT.

MR BARNES SAID THE SCHEME WAS ALSO A GOOD EXAMPLE SHOWING THE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

THE AWARDS SCHEME IS CO-SPONSORED BY SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST AND DUTY FREE SHOPPERS HONG KONG LTD.

THE EXHIBITION SHOWED A HIGH LEVEL OF INTEREST AND COMMITMENT OF THE STUDENTS.

THE EXHIBITS WERE MADE UP OF SURVEYS, GRAPHICS, MODELS, GAMES, SLIDES AND VIDEO PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATED THE POSITIVE WAYS OF DEALING WITH EVERYDAY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD AND DOMESTIC WASTE, RECYCLING AND CONSERVATION.

ST STEPHEN'S GIRLS’ COLLEGE WITH THE THEME OF PAPER RECYCLING WAS VOTED THE BEST AMONG ALL ENTRIES TO THE CONTEST.

ST FRANCIS’ CANOSSIAN COLLEGE AND KING’S COLLEGE WERE THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP IN THF COMPETITION RESPECTIVELY.

THE TOP THREE SCHOOLS WERE EACH AWARDED A COMPUTER, DONATED BY GILMAN BUSINESS SYSTEMS, AND A TROPHY. THE STUDENTS OF THE WINNING SCHOOLS ALSO RECEIVED BOOK COUPONS TOTALLING $36,000 AND OTHER PRIZES.

THE COMPETITION JUDGES INCLUDED THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, MR ROBERT LAW; ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR S.M. TSUI; PROF BRIAN MORTON OF ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG; MR PHILLIP CRAWLEY OF SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST; AND MR ROGER THOMAS OF DUTY FREE SHOPPERS HONG KONG LTD.

THE EXHIBITION, ON LEVEL 2, CITYPLAZA, TAIKOO SHING WILL LAST UNTIL MONDAY (AUGUST 27). THE VENUE WAS PROVIDED FREE-OF-CHARGE BY THE CITYPLAZA.

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NEW SWEEPERS TO ENHANCE STREET CLEANSING

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THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL IMPROVE ITS CLEANSING SERVICES ON FAST-TRAFFIC ROADS AND FLYOVERS BY REPLACING ITS EXISTING MECHANICAL SWEEPER FLEET WITH MODERNISED VEHICLES.

MORE AREAS WILL ALSO BE INCORPORATED IN THIS SERVICE WITH THE ADDITION OF THREE NEW CLEANSING ROUTES WHEN THE COMPLETE FLEET SWINGS INTO FULL OPERATION BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

"IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE EFFICIENCY OF ROAD SWEEPING ■RATIONS IN THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AREA, THE DEPARTMENT WILL BUY 20 NEW MECHANICAL SWEEPERS TO REPLACE THE EXISTING FLEET," THE

DEPARTMENT’S TRANSPORT MANAGER, MR IAN MACDONALD, SAID.

"AT PRESENT, WE ARE OPERATING A FLEET OF 18 MECHANICAL SWEEPERS, 16 OF WHICH ARE ALREADY TOO OLD TO PERFORM CLEANSING DUTIES EFFECTIVELY.

"MOREOVER, WE INTEND TO WIDEN OUR SERVICE BY ADDING THREE NEW ROUTES AND THE PROCUREMENT OF THE NEW VEHICLES IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY.

"AT PRESENT, WE HAVE 13 ROUTES COVERING THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AREA," HE SAID.

THE 20 NEW SWEEPERS ARE PURCHASED FOLLOWING A ONE-MONTH TEST ON THE NEW MODEL AT SHA TIN IN OCTOBER 1988 DURING WHICH ITS MANOEUVRABILITY WAS FOUND TO BE SATISFACTORY AND COULD MEET THE DEPARTMENT’S REQUIREMENTS.

"TWO OF THESE NEW SWEEPERS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DELIVERED TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND ARE ALREADY IN SERVICE IN TUEN MUN DISTRICT," MR MACDONALD SAID.

SHA TIN AND TAI PO WILL BE THE NEXT TWO DISTRICTS TO HAVE THE NEW SWEEPERS IN OPERATION WHEN A BATCH OF FIVE ARRIVES BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

MR MACDONALD SAID THE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTED IN THE NEW SWEEPERS WOULD DEFINITELY IMPROVE CLEANSING SERVICES.

"COSTING AROUND $700,000 EACH, THE SWEEPER HAS A LARGER COMPARTMENT CAPABLE OF HANDLING FOUR TONNES OF SAND AND GRIT TO BE PICKED UP ALONG THE ROAD WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION BY MEANS OF QUIET NOZZLES GIVING HIGH SUCTION PERFORMANCE," HE SAID.

OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE TWO REMOVABLE FILTER SCREENS HINGED TO SWING DOWN FOR EASY CLEANING AT THE COMPARTMENT, AND TWO HYDRAULIC CHANNEL BRUSHES WITH AN EXTENDED ARM TO AVOID TYRE SCUFFING DURING CORNERING. ANOTHER FEATURE IS THE WIDE SWEEP BRUSH WHICH COVERS A LARGER SERVICE AREA.

THE THREE NEW ROUTES WILL COVER AREAS IN SHA TIN, TSEUNG KWAN O, YUEN LONG, TUEN MUN, TAI PO AND NORTH DISTRICT, MR MACDONALD ADDED.

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POLICE INSPECTOR RECRUITS PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE

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THE LIONS MORNINGHILL SCHOOL IN HAPPY VALLEY WAS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) GIVEN A FACELIFT BY NINE PUBLIC SPIRITED INSPECTOR RECRUITS FROM THE POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL.

FOLLOWING A TWO-DAY RENOVATION EXERCISE, THE CORRIDORS INSIDE THE SCHOOL, WHICH WAS CLOSED DURING THE SUMMER VACATION, SHONE AGAIN AFTER BEING GIVEN MULTIPLE PAINTINGS.

THIS COMMUNITY SERVICE EXERCISE FORMS PART OF THE TRAINING COURSE FOR INSPECTOR RECRUITS AT THE PTS.

AIMED AT PROVIDING A HELPING HAND TO CHARITABLE AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS, THE PAINTING EXERCISE ALSO SERVED TO CULTIVATE A TEAM BUILDING SPIRIT AMONG THE TRAINEE INSPECTORS AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

THE LIONS MORNINGHILL SCHOOL, A GOVERNMENT SUBVENTED ORGANISATION, PROVIDES EDUCATION FOR 200 MILDLY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN RANGING FROM SIX TO 16 YEARS OF AGE.

PROCEEDS OF THIS YEAR’S BEATING RETREAT CEREMONY, A HISTORICAL AND STIRRING MILITARY-STYLE SPECTACULAR ORGANISED ANNUALLY BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, WILL GO TO THE LIONS MORNINGHILL SCHOOL FOR CHARITY PURPOSE.

TWO PUBLIC PERFORMANCES WILL BE STAGED AT THE PTS ON NOVEMBER 10 AND 11.

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KARAOKE NIGHT MARKS CLOSING OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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SOME 1,200 MONG KOK RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO A KARAOKE NIGHT TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AT THE MACPHERSON INDOOR STADIUM IN SAI YEE STREET TOMORROW (SUNDAY) EVENING.

FOR THOSE PARTICIPANTS INTERESTED IN SINGING, THEY ARE WELCOME TO TAKE PART IN THE ACTIVITY.

THERE WILL ALSO BE PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS.

A MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR YIM KWOK-ON, AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (YAU TSIM/MONG KOK), MR CHAN CHAP-YUN, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY.

/SPONSORED BY .......

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1990

SPONSORED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, SOME 121 ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND LOCAL BODIES DURING THE SEVEN-WEEK YOUTH PROGRAMME.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT 7.30 PM AT MACPHERSON INDOOR STADIUM, SAI YEE STREET.

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IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT POLICE DOG UNIT HEADQUARTERS * * * * *

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR ALTERATION AND IMPROVEMENT WORKS AT PING SHAN POLICE DOG UNIT HEADQUARTERS IN PING SHAN, NEW TERRITORIES.

THE WORKS INCLUDE THE INSTALLATION OF A PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE SYSTEM, THE BUILDING OF A KITCHEN AND PAINTING WORK FOR THE OFFICES.

THE EXISTING WOODEN TOILET, CHANGING ROOMS, LECTURE ROOMS AND DOG KENNELS WILL BE REPLACED BY CONCRETE STRUCTURES.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN FEBRUARY 1992.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 14.

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TEMPORARY PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE OF TUEN MUN ROAD

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORKS, THE TRAFFIC LANES OF THE KOWLOON BOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUEN MUN ROAD NEAR HOI MEI BEACH WILL BE CLOSED IN TURN FROM 9.30 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 27) TO 6 AM ON SEPTEMBER 4.

TWO TRAFFIC LANES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9.30 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY, WHILE ONLY ONE TRAFFIC LANE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE CLOSURE PERIOD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

53 NEW BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN JUNE ................................... 1

LARGEST CANNABIS HAUL IN HK IN JULY ...................................... 1

DRUG ABUSE HOTLINE FOR HELP SEEKERS ...................................... 2

650 SCHOOL GIRLS JOIN FOOTBALL FUN ....................................... 3

AIRPORT PROJECT TEAM ON MOVE .......................................■••••• 4

FACTORY WORKERS URGED TO SIGN UP AS VOTERS ............................... 4

DB DELEGATION LEAVES FOR U.S. AND CANADA ................................. 5

KWAI TSING TO TRAIN COMMUNITY LEADERS .................................... 5

ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE'S MUI WO SUB-OFFICE ON MOVE ...................... 6

DB COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINTS ....................... 6

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WAN CHAI ......................................... 7

TEMPORARY PARTIAL LANE CLOSURES ON TAI PO ROAD ........................... 7

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 1990

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53 NEW BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN JUNE *****

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE APPROVED A TOTAL OF 53 NEW BUILDING PLANS IN JUNE.

OF THE PLANS, 23 WERE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 12 IN KOWLOON AND 18 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE APPROVED PLANS INCLUDED 19 FOR APARTMENT, APARTMENT/COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS; 13 FOR COMMERCIAL AND SHOP/OFFICE DEVELOPMENT; AND EIGHT FOR FACTORY AND WORKSHOP PURPOSES.

DURING THE MONTH, THE OFFICE GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 53 PROJECTS, INVOLVING 81.886.9 SQUARE METRES OF USABLE DOMESTIC FLOOR AREA AND 255,550.09 SQUARE METRES OF USABLE NON-DOMESTIC FLOOR AREA.

THE TOTAL DECLARED COST OF NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS ABOUT $1,475 MILLION. THE USABLE FLOOR AREAS FOR DOMESTIC AND NON-DOMESTIC USES WERE ABOUT 163,186 SQUARE METRES AND 68,503.5 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY.

ALSO DURING THE MONTH, THE OFFICE ISSUED 41 OCCUPATION PERMITS, 12 FOR HONG KONG ISLAND, NINE FOR KOWLOON AND 20 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IN ADDITION, THE OFFICE ISSUED 18 DEMOLITION CONSENTS AFFECTING 47 BUILDINGS.

THE CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION RECEIVED 597 COMPLAINTS ON ILLEGAL BUILDING WORKS, CARRIED OUT 615 INSPECTIONS AND ISSUED 91 REMOVAL ORDERS.

THE DANGEROUS BUILDINGS SECTION INSPECTED 410 BUILDINGS AND OBTAINED FOUR EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDERS.

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LARGEST CANNABIS HAUL IN HK IN JULY » » » ♦ ♦

POLICE ACHIEVED OVERWHELMING SUCCESS IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS LAST MONTH, SEIZING AN AMOUNT OF 981.1 KILOGRAMS OF CANNABIS WHICH WAS THE LARGEST CANNABIS HAUL IN A MONTH INHONGKONG’S HISTORY.

IN A SINGLE OPERATION CONDUCTED ON JULY 12, NARCOTICS BUREAU OFFICERS UNCOVERED A TOTAL OF 980 KILOGRAMS OF CANNABIS WORTH ABOUT $58 MILLION IN TWO SEPARATE RAIDS IN SANDY BAY AND TIN WAN.

THE SEIZED DRUGS, BELIEVED TO HAVE COME FROM THAILAND, WERE PICKED UP BY A HONG KONG FISHING JUNK FROM THE INTERNATIONAL WATERS.

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OVERALL FIGURES FOR JULY SHOWED THAT 593 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN 817 ANTI-DRUG RAIDS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY. OTHER DRUGS SEIZED INCLUDED 2.83 KILOGRAMS OF NO. 3 HEROIN, 1.67 KILOGRAMS OF OPIUM AND A SMALL QUANTITY OF SET DRUGS.

IN THEIR SUSTAINED EFFORTS AGAINST VICE ACTIVITIES, POLICE ARRESTED 144 PEOPLE IN 3,024 RAIDS AND SEIZED 473 PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEO TAPES AND 751 OBJECTIONABLE MAGAZINES.

ON THE ANTI-GAMBLING FRONT, POLICE CONDUCTED 84 RAIDS AND ARRESTED 605 PEOPLE, SEIZING $148,000 IN TABLE MONEY AND BETTING LIPS WORTH ABOUT $100,000.

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DRUG ABUSE HOTLINE FOR HELP SEEKERS *****

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN SEEK ADVICE AND INFORMATION ON DRUG-RELATED ISSUES, INCLUDING TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES, BY CALLING A HOTLINE SET UP BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS . (ACAN).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, THE EXECUTIVE ARM OF ACAN, TODAY (SUNDAY) SAID THE DRUG ABUSE TELEPHONE ENQUIRY SERVICE HOTLINE -- 366 8822 -- WAS SET UP WITH A VIEW TO PROVIDE A MORF COMPREHENSIVE AND IN-DEPTH SERVICE TO CALLERS MAKING COMPLICATED ENQUIRIES OR SEEKING COUNSELLING.

"ABOUT 700 ENQUIRIES WERE RECEIVED TN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THIS YEAR,"

"AMONG THEM, ALMOST HALF SOUGHT ADVICE ON TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES.

"OTHERS INQUIRED ABOUT GENERAL INFORMATION RANGING FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT TO THE PREVENTION EDUCATIVE AND PUBLICITY WORK OF ACAN " THE SPOKESMAN SAID. ’

THE HOTLINE OPERATES FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND 9 AM TO 12 NOON ON SATURDAYS. NO SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

WHEN A CALL IS RECEIVED OUTSIDE OPERATING HOURS, A PRE-RECORDED REPLY WILL ASK THE CALLERS TO PHONE IN AGAIN DURING OFFICE HOURS AND GIVES OTHER ANTI-DRUGS HOTLINES FOR REPORTING DRUG PEDDLING ACTIVITIES.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT ALL INFORMATION RECEIVED ON THE HOTLINE WOULD BE TREATED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

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650 SCHOOL GIRLS JOIN FOOTBALL FUN *****

THEY MAY NOT HAVE THE SKILL AND STAMINA OF MARADONNA, BUT THE 650 SCHOOL GIRLS WHO HAVE BEEN PASSING AND KICKING THE FOOTBALL AT VARIOUS PITCHES DURING THE SUMMER CANNOT BE FAULTED FOR LACK OF ENTHUSIASM.

AGED FROM SIX TO 18, THE GIRLS WERE TAKING PART IN THE 1990 HONG KONG YOUTH FOOTBALL PROMOTION SCHEME ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS AND ASSISTED BY THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

’’MORE THAN 4 00 GIRLS TOOK PART LAST YEAR WHEN THE FOOTBALL SCHEME WAS FIRST EXTENDED TO INCLUDE GIRLS,” A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

IT WAS ENCOURAGING TO SEE AN INCREASE OF MORE THAN 200 THIS YEAR, HE SAID.

A PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENT WHEN ASKED WHY SHE JOINED THE FOOTBALL PROGRAMME SAID IT WAS BECAUSE OF NOVELTY.

ANOTHER STUDENT REPLIED: "I JOINED BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN EQUALITY OF THE SEXES.”

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE GIRLS WERE FIRST GIVEN TRAINING IN BASIC SKILLS BY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS WHO HAD RECEIVED TRAINING BY THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.

AFTER THE BASIC TRAINING, ABOUT 480 WERE SELECTED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DRIBBLING, INTERCEPTING, HEADING THE BALL AND PLAYING AS A TEAM.

TRAINING ENDED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN VARIOUS FOOTBALL PITCHES CONDUCTED IN 16 DISTRICTS.

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH WILL COME WHEN THESE GIRLS ARE DIVIDED INTO TEAMS AND TAKE PART IN A FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULED FOR NEXT (SEPTEMBER) MONTH.

AND, LIKE THE PREVIOUS WORLD CUP VICTORS AND THE VANQUISHED, THE GIRLS WILL SOON LEARN TO ACCEPT VICTORY OR DEFEAT.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 1990

AIRPORT PROJECT TEAM ON MOVE

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THE NEW AIRPORT PROJECT TEAM OF THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT STUDIES DIVISION, WILL BE RELOCATED FROM ITS PRESENT ACCOMMODATION IN THE APRON SERVICES COMPLEX, HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO NEW PREMISES ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 28).

THE NEW ADDRESS IS SEVENTH FLOOR, SHUI ON CENTRE, 8 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 802 3413 OR 802 3414.

THE NEW FAXLINE NUMBER IS 824 2202.

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FACTORY WORKERS URGED TO SIGN UP AS VOTERS

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THE ACTING WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM KWAN, AND HIS COMMUNITY ORGANISERS HAVE STARTED THEIR ROUND OF FACTORY AND HOME VISITS IN THE DISTRICT TO URGE WORKERS AND RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

DURING A FACTORY VISIT IN SAN PO KONG, MR KWAN HELPED WORKERS FILLING IN REGISTRATION FORMS.

HE APPEALED TO WORKERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WERE BETWEEN 21 AND 25 YEARS OLD, TO ENROLL AS ELECTORS.

YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE COMMUNITY BY TAKING PART TN ITS AFFAIRS, MR KWAN SAID.

"ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED IN THE GENERAL ELECTORAL ROLL CAN VOTE IN THE THREE ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR," HE SAID.

TO DATE, OVER 50 PER CENT OF THE ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN WONG TAI SIN HAVE REGISTERED.

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE HAD ORGANISED A SERIES OF PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS BUS PARADES, HOUSEHOLD VISITS AND A FUN FAIR DURING THE VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR.

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DB DELEGATION LEAVES FOR U.S. AND CANADA

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A YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD DELEGATION DEPARTED THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING FOR THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ON A 12-DAY STUDY TOUR.

LED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH, AND ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WONG HON-HO, THE DELEGATION COMPRISES FOUR DB MEMBERS AND EIGHT CO-OPTED AND AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

THEY WILL FIRST VISIT SAN FRANCISCO, WASHINGTON, ORLANDO AND NEW YORK FOR 10 DAYS, AND THEN PROCEED TO TORONTO IN CANADA BEFORE RETURNING TO HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 6.

"THE TOUR AIMS AT ENABLING THE MEMBERS TO OBSERVE AND COMPARE HOW PROBLEMS SIMILAR TO THOSE FACED BY THE BOARD ARE BEING TACKLED IN THESE CITIES," MR YIP SAID.

"WE WILL FOCUS ON THE U.S. CONGRESS SYSTEM, AND MATTERS CONCERNING DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING AND LAND TRANSPORT POLICY, MUNICIPAL SERVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND COMMUNITY BUILDING," HE ADDED.

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KWAI TSING TO TRAIN COMMUNITY LEADERS *****

PEOPLE LIVING, STUDYING OR WORKING IN THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO JOIN A COMMUNITY LEADER TRAINING SCHEME ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE SCHEME, TO BE HELD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 23 AND 30, WILL INCLUDE SEMINARS ON THE FUNCTIONS OF DISTRICT BOARDS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS, VISITS TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND TRAINING IN PUBLIC SPEAKING.

ENROLMENT TO THE SCHEME IS LIMITED TO 60 PARTICIPANTS AND APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS EIGHT SUB-OFFICES. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TEL. 423 4002.

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ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE’S MUI WO SUB-OFFICE ON MOVE

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THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE’S MUI WO SUB-OFFICE FERRY PIER ROAD, LANTAU WILL MOVE TO THE GROUND FLOOR OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 2 NGAN KWONG WAN ROAD, (AUGUST 28).

IN THE

ON

MUI WO

MUI WO

TUESDAY

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE OFFICE’S PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE

WILL REMAIN AT 984 7231.

THE SUB-OFFICE WILL ALSO PROVIDE OTHER SERVICES, INCLUDING STATUTORY DECLARATION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION LEAFLETS AND APPLICATION FORMS.

THE SUB-OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 8.45 AM TO 5.15 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO NOON ON SATURDAYS.

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DB COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO ♦ * * *

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINTS * *

THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL LOOK INTO COMPLAINTS ABOUT ILLEGAL STORAGE OF TYRES AND BLOCKAGE OF DRAINS IN BACK LANES NEAR PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, TSZ WAN SHAN AT A MEETING ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 28).

OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS INCLUDE PROGRESS REPORTS ON THE GREEN PLANT PROJECT, STREET MANAGEMENT AND VARIOUS OTHER PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 28) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE’S CONFERENCE ROOM, FOURTH FLOOR, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KING FUK STREET.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 1990

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WAN CHAI *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT TWO SECTIONS OF UPRAMP AND DOWNRAMP LEADING TO AND FROM CANAL ROAD FLYOVER IN WAN CHAI WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORKS.

THE UPRAMP LEADING FROM GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND TO CANAL ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 28 AND 29).

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC FROM GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR ABERDEEN TUNNEL OR HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE DIVERTED VIA PERCIVAL STREET, LEIGHTON ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD.

THE DOWNRAMP LEADING FROM CANAL ROAD FLYOVER SOUTHBOUND TO CANAL ROAD EAST WILL BE CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 3 AND 4 BETWEEN 1.15 AM AND 6 AM.

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC FROM THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL HEADING FOR LEIGHTON ROAD OR MORRISON HILL ROAD, INCLUDING CROSS HARBOUR BUS ROUTES 121 AND 122, WILL BE DIVERTED VIA THE EXIT ROAD LEADING TO CAUSEWAY BAY, CAUSEWAY BAY FLYOVER, GLOUCESTER ROAD SERVICE ROAD, PERCIVAL STREET SOUTHBOUND AND LEIGHTON ROAD WESTBOUND.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF .TAI PO ROAD (FANLING) WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED ON FOUR DAYS TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS.

A SECTION OF ABOUT 1.2 KILOMETRES OF THE OUTERMOST LANE OF TAI PO ROAD (FANLING) SOUTHBOUND NEAR HONG LOK YUEN WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 28) AND WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 29).

A SECTION OF ABOUT ONE KILOMETRE OF THE OUTERMOST LANE OF TAI PO ROAD (FANLING) NORTHBOUND NEAR HONG LOK YUEN WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 31) AND SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 1).

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO DRIVE WITH CARE AND PATIENCE. APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE THEM.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HK'S POSITION AS REGIONAL CENTRE FOR OVERSEAS COMPANIES.•........... 1

KWAI TSING VILLAGE GETS A FACELIFT....................................... 2

WORK WILL START ON NEW BOOK ON HONG KONG'S ENVIRONMENT ............. 3

SPECIAL STAMPS TO COMMEMORATE 100 YEARS OF ELECTRICITY ............. 4

APPROVAL GIVEN FOR 740 KINDERGARTENS TO RAISE FEES ................. 5

RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS .............................. 5

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS STREET LIGHTS ISSUE ........................ 6

TRAIN SERVICE ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA ............................... 7

NEW SCHOOLS IN TIN SHUI WAI ........................................ 7

CLOSING DATE ON IMPORTATION OF LABOUR SCHEMES ...................... 8

ROAD CLOSURES IN QUARRY BAY ........................................ 8

ROAD CLOSURE IN TAI PO

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HK’S POSITION AS REGIONAL CENTRE FOR OVERSEAS COMPANIES

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HONG KONG IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT REGIONAL CENTRE FOR OVERSEAS COMPANIES, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR T.H. BARMA, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

MR BARM,\ WAS COMMENTING ON FIGURES RELEASED BY HIS DEPARTMENT WHICH SHOW THAT, OF THE 3,195 IDENTIFIED OVERSEAS COMPANIES IN HONG KONG, 572 ARE REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS.

"BETWEEN 1985 AND 1989, AN AVERAGE OF 59 NEW REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS WERE SET UP IN HONG KONG EACH YEAR," HE SAID.

"DESPITE THE IMPACT OF RECENT EVENTS IN CHINA, 22 NEW REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS WERE ESTABLISHED IN THE SECOND HALF OF 1989 AND, IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 1990, 18 WERE ESTABLISHED."

AS LITTLE INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE ON HONG KONG'S POSITION AS A REGIONAL CENTRE FOR OVERSEAS COMPANIES, THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT CARRIED OUT A FACT-FINDING SURVEY EARLIER THIS YEAR TO IDENTIFY, AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, ALL OVERSEAS REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN HONG KONG, AND TO OBTAIN CERTAIN BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANIES CONCERNED.

"THE NUMBER OF OVERSEAS COMPANIES SETTING UP REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS HERE IS EVIDENTLY GREATER THAN THE NUMBER REPATRIATING REGIONAL OPERATIONS TO THEIR HEADQUARTERS OR RELOCATING TO OTHER CITIES IN THE REGION,” MR BARMA SAID.

"THE SURVEY HAS IDENTIFIED ONLY 29 REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS WHICH HAVE BEEN MOVED FROM HONG KONG SINCE 1980 AND, OF THESE, EIGHT ARE NOW REPORTING DIRECTLY TO THEIR PARENT COMPANIES OVERSEAS.

"ON THE OTHER HAND, 43 OVERSEAS COMPANIES HAVE INFORMED US THAT THEY HAVE PLANS TO SET UP NEW REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN HONG KONG," HE SAID.

MR BARMA SAID THE MAIN COUNTRIES WHERE THE PARENT COMPANIES OF THE REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS WERE INCORPORATED INCLUDED THE USA (252 COMPANIES), THE UK (77 COMPANIES), SWITZERLAND (34 COMPANIES), THE NETHERLANDS (31 COMPANIES), AND FRANCE (29 COMPANIES).

JAPAN (20 COMPANIES) DID NOT NEED MANY OFFSHORE REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS WITHIN THE ASIAN REGION, HE SAID.

THE MAIN ECONOMIC SECTORS THESE COMPANIES FALL UNDER ARE TRADING, FOLLOWED BY WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, BANKING, MANUFACTURING, FINANCE, AND SHIPPING.

MR BARMA SAID THE SURVEY ALSO ASKED A COMPANY TO INDICATE THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA FOR WHICH IT HAD INDEPENDENT CONTROL OVER THE OPERATION OF OTHER OFFICES IN THE REGION.

A TOTAL OF 251 COMPANIES SAID THAY WERE THE REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE ASIAN PACIFIC REGION; 160 COMPANIES FOR EAST ASIA; 114 FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA; AND 47 COMPANIES FOR THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, TAIWAN AND HONG KONG.

/MR BARMA .......

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1990

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MR BARMA SAID THAT, AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE SURVEY, THE DEPARTMENT HAD CONDUCTED TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES TO SOME 50 REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS TO SEEK THEIR VIEWS ON HONG KONG AS A BASE FOR REGIONAL OPERATIONS.

MOST HAD COMMENTED FAVOURABLY ON THE TERRITORY’S BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES, BUSINESS LAWS AND REGULATIONS, CORPORATE TAXES, AND AS THE GATEWAY TO DO BUSINESS WITH CHINA.

"THE MOST OFTEN QUOTED UNFAVOURABLE FACTORS ARE HONG KONG’S RISING RENTS AND WAGES, BRAIN DRAIN, AND LABOUR SHORTAGE," HE SAID.

MR BARMA SAID HE INTENDED TO CONDUCT ANNUAL SURVEYS ON REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN HONG KONG AND THAT MORE DETAILED INFORMATION (SUCH AS THEIR VIEWS ON HONG KONG’S ATTRACTIVENESS AS A REGIONAL BASE) WOULD BE COLLECTED IN FUTURE.

COPIES OF THE SURVEY REPORT ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE SURVEY FINDINGS, PLEASE TELEPHONE MR EDMUND CHEUNG, ON 737 2219.

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KWAI TSI NG VILLAGE GETS A FACELIFT

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CHEUNG HANG VILLAGE, LYING IN THE SOUTHEASTERN BACKYARD OF THE POPULATED KWAI TSING DISTRICT, HAS UNDERGONE A FIVE-DAY FACELIFTING OPERATION.

THE RAMPANT UNDERGROWTH, THE DISTURBING JUNK AND ABANDONED STUFF WERE ERADICATED, THANKS TO THE STRENUOUS EFFORTS OF A GROUP OF YOUTHS FROM O PUT SHAN BOYS’ HOME OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

"THE VILLAGE LOOKS GREAT TO MF. NOW," AN 82-YEAR-OLD VILLAGER, MADAM WONG YING, HAILED.

MADAM WONG SAID VILLAGERS WOULD BE MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING A CLEAN AND TIDY ENVIRONMENT AFTER THIS MOPPING-UP OPERATION.

"THEIR EFFORTS OF IMPROVING OUR LIVING ENVIRONMENT ARE MUCH APPRECIATED," SHF ADDED.

/THE HOME'S .......

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1990

THE HOME’S SUPERINTENDENT, MR LEUNG WAI-KIN, SAID THE OPERATION, WHICH WAS PART OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACTIVITIES OF THE BOYS OF O PUI SHAN THIS SUMMER, WAS AIMED AT IMPRESSING ON THE VILLAGERS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE VILLAGE, WHICH IS HOME FOR MORE THAN 1,600 PEOPLE, HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM A DEGRADING ENVIRONMENT.

DURING THE FIVE-DAY OPERATION, WHICH WAS COMPLETED TODAY (MONDAY), 14 MEMBERS OF THE SOCIAL SERVICE GROUP, TOGETHER WITH 10 OTHER BOYS FROM THE HOME, CLEANED UP DRAINS, REMOVED THE JUNK AND TRIMMED THE UNDERGROWTH.

"WE ARE PLEASED TO LEARN THAT THE SERVICE HAS BEEN WELL RECEIVED BY THE VILLAGERS," MR LEUNG SAID.

HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE HOME’S SOCIAL SERVICE GROUP MEMBERS HAD BEEN TAKING PART IN COMMUNITY SERVICE REGULARLY, INCLUDING HOME VISITS TO THE ELDERLY.

"IT IS HOPED THAT THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE, THE BOY WILL LEARN HOW TO CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE SOCIETY AT A LATER STAGE WHEN THEY ARE REINTEGRATED INTO IT," HE ADDED.

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WORK WILL START ON NEW BOOK ON HONG KONG’S ENVIRONMENT * * * * *

WORK ON A BOOK TO BE ENTITLED "PROTECTING HONG KONG’S ENVIRONMENT" WILL COMMENCE SHORTLY FOLLOWING THE SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT FOR THE PROJECT LAST FRIDAY.

THE AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY (ENVIRONMENT) OF THE PLANNING, ENVIRONMENT AND LANDS BRANCH, MR MARTIN LEWIS; THE AUTHOR OF THE PROPOSED BOOK, MS NAYNA JHAVERI AND THE EDITOR, MS ROBYN FLEMMING OF WORDSWORK LIMITED.

THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB HAS PROVIDED $211,000 TO FUND THE PROJECT.

MR LEWIS SAID THE BOOK SHOULD COMPLEMENT THE AUDIO-VISUAL EDUCATIONAL PACKAGE ON THE ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS ALSO FUNDED BY THE JOCKEY CLUB. THE PACKAGE WAS LAUNCHED AT A PRESENTATION IN MARCH THIS YEAR BEFORE DISTRIBUTING TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

"AS HONG KONG PEOPLE’S AWARENESS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES GROWS, THERE IS AN INCREASING NEED FOR REFERENCE MATERIAL TO DEAL PARTICULARLY WITH THE HONG KONG SITUATION," MR LEWIS SAID, ADDING THAT HE HOPED THE BOOK WOULD PROVIDE USEFUL BACKGROUND MATERIAL FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PART OF THE LIBERAL STUDIES SYLLABUS BEING INTRODUCED TO SCHOOLS.

/THE BOOK

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1990

THE BOOK WILL DEAL WITH VARIOUS DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF HONG KONG’S ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATION INCLUDING WATER, AIR AND NOISE POLLUTION,WASTE MANAGEMENT, NATURE CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION.

MS JHAVERI, FORMERLY A LECTURER IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, SAID MANY TEACHERS HAVE EXPRESSED THE NEED FOR A BOOK OF THIS KIND.

INITIALLY, A MINIMUM OF 600 PRESENTATION COPIES OF THE WORK WILL BE PUBLISHED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY. THESE WILL BE HIGH-QUALITY HARD-BACK COPIES WITH FULL-COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

DEPENDING UPON ITS RECEPTION IN SCHOOLS AND IN THE COMMUNITY, MR LEWIS SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD BE READY TO PUBLISH A PAPER-BACK VERSION LATER ON WHICH SHOULD MAKE IT MORE READILY ACCESSIBLE TO INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 16 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SPECIAL STAMPS TO COMMEMORATE 100 YEARS OF ELECTRICITY * * * * *

THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MISS ELLE SHUM, ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT A SPECIAL SET OF STAMPS - 100 YEARS OF ELECTRICITY IN HONG KONG -WILL BE ISSUED ON OCTOBER 2.

THIS SET OF STAMPS WILL REFLECT THE TRANSFORMATION OF HONG KONG FROM A SMALL FISHING VILLAGE TO ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCIAL CENTRES FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY IN THE LAST CENTURY.

THERE WILL BE FOUR DENONIMATIONS : 60 CENTS, $1.40, $1.80 AND

A SOUVENIR SHEET AT $6.40 EACH INCORPORATING THE $1.40 AND $5 STAMPS WILL BE INTRODUCED.

THE STAMPS AND SOUVENIR SHEETS WERE DESIGNED BY MR MICHAEL TUCKER AND PRINTED BY LEIGH-MARDON PTY LTD OF AUSTRALIA.

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES ON SEPTEMBER 11 AT $0.7 EACH.

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SERVICED OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS CAN BE PLACED AT ANY POST OFFICE BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 11 TO 22. THE MINIMUM QUANTITY PER ORDER IS FIVE COVERS.

CUSTOMERS WISHING TO AVOID CONGESTION ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE ARE ADVISED TO MAKE USE OF THIS SERVICE.

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APPROVAL GIVEN FOR 740 KINDERGARTENS TO RAISE FEES

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APPROVAL HAS BEEN GIVEN FOR 740 KINDERGARTENS TO RAISE FEES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

OF THE TOTAL, 591 WILL INCREASE FEES RANGING UP TO $100; 127

FROM MORE THAN $100 TO $200; AND 22, UP TO $370, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"SEVENTY OTHER KINDERGARTENS DID NOT SUBMIT APPLICATIONS," HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR HAS STARTED FOR SOME KINDERGARTENS AND REMINDED PARENTS TO APPLY FOR FEE REMISSION.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE NEW KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION SCHEME CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE KINDERGARTENS IN WHICH THEIR CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING.

"PARENTS MAY FORWARD APPLICATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT THROUGH THE KINDERGARTENS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR OR AT ANY TIME WHEN FEE REMISSION IS NEEDED," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE RETURNED WITH COPIES OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO THE KINDERGARTENS, BUT THE DEPARTMENT WILL DIRECTLY INFORM PARENTS OF THE RESULT.

"THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THE REMITTED FEES TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS THROUGH THE KINDERGARTENS," HE SAID.

A LEAFLET INTRODUCING THE KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION SCHEME HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

PARENTS MAY OBTAIN THE LEAFLETS FROM KINDERGARTENS, DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICES AND THE KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION SCHEME UNIT OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE KINDERGARTEN FEE REMISSION SCHEME UNIT, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ON TEL. 839 2546 OR 839 2344.

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RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS ******

A BR0A^AST BUS TOURED THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT DRIVE HOME THE MESSAGE OF VOTER REGISTRATION.

TODAY (MONDAY)

TO

ON THE BUS OFFICE HANDED OUT THE DETAILS.

A REGISTRATION TEAM FROM THE YAU TSIM REGISTRATION FORMS AND HELPED RESIDENTS TO

DISTRICT

FILL IN

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AT A BRIEF CEREMONY TO KICK OFF THE LOCAL VOTER REGISTRATION PROGRAMME, ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER (YAU TSIM), MS MELODY WONG, URGED RESIDENTS TO SUPPORT THE EXERCISE.

"ONLY REGISTERED VOTERS CAN VOTE OR STAND AS CANDIDATES IN NEXT YEAR’S ELECTIONS.

"AND IN EXERCISING THEIR RIGHTS TO VOTE, PEOPLE CAN HELP TOWARDS BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY," MS WONG SAID.

THERE ARE ABOUT 101,100 ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN THE 158,OOO-PEOPLE YAU TSIM DISTRICT, BUT ONLY SOME 35,000 OF THEM HAVE REGISTERED.

MS WONG SAID: "WE HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE, IN PARTICULAR, YOUNG PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 21, WILL COME FORWARD TO REGISTER."

THE DISTRICT OFFICE WILL APPROACH THEM AND PROMOTIONAL LEAFLETS AND REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE STUDENTS OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION THROUGH THEIR STUDENT UNIONS.

A SPECIAL REGISTRATION TEAM WILL VISIT SHOPS AND STREET STALLS IN THE NEXT FOUR DAYS. OTHER TEAMS WILL CONTINUE THEIR VISITS TO INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLDS.

REGISTRATION COUNTERS WILL BE SET UP AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE DISTRICT FOR BOTH RESIDENTS AND PASSERS-BY.

THEY INCLUDE JORDAN MTR STATION (SEPTEMBER 3-7), YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC (SEPTEMBER 10-21) AND COMMON AREAS IN TSIM SHA TSUI, YAU MA TEI EAST, YAU MA TEI NORTH, JORDAN AND FERRY POINT ON SEPTEMBER 8.

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DR COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS STREET LIGHTS ISSUE

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THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF INADEQUATE STREET LIGHTS ALONG EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD AT A MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE A COACH PARKING AREA NEAR TIGER BALM GARDEN, TAI HANG ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 4 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM, 21ST FLOOR, SOUTHORN CENTRE, 130 HENNESSY ROAD.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1990

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TRAIN SERVICE ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA

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THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE TRAIN SERVICE AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

MEMBERS WILL STUDY WHY TRAINS OFTEN FAIL TO ARRIVE ON SCHEDULE AND WHETHER NOISE BARRIERS SHOULD BE PUT UP AT HIN KENG ESTATE TO REDUCE THE NOISE NUISANCE CAUSED BY TRAINS.

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROGRESS IN THE FORMATION OF A KCR PASSENGER CONSULTATIVE BODY AND PLANS TO IMPROVE THE CAPACITY OF TAI WAI STATION.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S SETTLED BUS ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR 1990-91, TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEMES IN SEVERAL STREETS AND ILLEGAL OVERNIGHT PARKING OF GOODS VEHICLES IN FO TAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM.

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NEW SCHOOLS IN TIN SHUI WAI

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THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $62.8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 'FLEXI DESIGN’ PRIMARY SCHOOL AND A STANDARD SECONDARY SCHOOL IN TIN SHUI WAI, YUEN LONG.

THE TWO SCHOOLS, WITH AN AREA OF 4,350 AND 4,890 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY, ARE LOCATED AT AREA 8.

THE PRIMARY SCHOOL WILL COMPRISE A MAIN TEACHING BLOCK WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE 30 CLASSROOMS AND FOUR SPECIAL ROOMS, A COVERED PLAYGROUND, AN ASSEMBLY HALL AND A BASKETBALL COURT. IT WILL ALSO HAVE ANCILLARY BUILDINGS SUCH AS STAFF QUARTERS.

FACILITIES FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL WILL INCLUDE A 26-CLASSROOM TEACHING BLOCK, A BLOCK OF SPECIAL ROOMS FOR FACILITIES FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS, A COVERED PLAY AREA, AN ASSEMBLY HALL, A BASKETBALL COURT AND PLANTING AREAS.

WORKS FOR THE SCHOOLS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER NEXT YEAR AND MAY 1992 RESPECTIVELY.

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CLOSING DATE ON IMPORTATION OF LABOUR SCHEMES

*****

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT REMINDED EMPLOYERS TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THEY SHOULD SUBMIT APPLICATIONS ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY (AUGUST 31) IF THEY WISH TO EMPLOY FOREIGN TECHNICIANS, CRAFTSMEN, SUPERVISORS AND EXPERIENCED OPERATIVES UNDER THE NEW IMPORTATION OF LABOUR SCHEMES.

"EMPLOYERS SHOULD COMPLETE THE STANDARD REQUEST (ID 408C) AND PRELIMINARY APPLICATION FORMS (ID 408B) AND SUBMIT THEM, TOGETHER WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, TO THE ENTRY VISA SECTION ON THE SEVENTH FLOOR, 7 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE ADDED THAT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE EXAMINED AND DECIDED ON DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER.

ONCE AN APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED, HE SAID THE DEPARTMENT WILL NOTIFY THE EMPLOYER OF HIS SHARE OF THE TOTAL QUOTA.

FROM THAT DATE, THE EMPLOYERS WILL HAVE THREE MONTHS WITHIN WHICH TO RECRUIT WORKERS AND TO ARRANGE FOR THE WORKERS TO APPLY FOR VISAS. A VISA APPLICATION WILL TAKE THREE TO FIVE WEEKS TO PROCESS.

LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL JOB TITLES IN EACH INDUSTRY WITH MEDIAN WAGE LEVELS, PAMPHLETS ON "HOW TO IMPORT LABOUR FROM OUTSIDE HONG KONG UNDER THE SPECIAL SCHEME", APPLICATION FORMS, EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT AND GUIDANCE NOTES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST FROM THE IMMIGRATION AND LABOUR DEPARTMENTS.

ENQUIRIES ON IMMIGRATION MATTERS MAY BE MADE TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 829 3220 AND 829 3222.

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ROAD CLOSURES IN QUARRY BAY * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT QUARRY BAY STREET AND THE SECTION OF MOUNT PARKER ROAD SOUTH OF QUARRY BAY STREET WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 29) FROM 1 AM FOR ABOUT FOUR HOURS.

THE CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE FOOTBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORKS.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 1990

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ROAD CLOSURE IN TAI PO *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE SECTION OF WUN YIU ACCESS ROAD BETWEEN ROAD L37/1 AT SHAN TONG, TAI PO AND ROAD D3 WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 29) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SLIP ROAD CONNECTING TOLO HIGHWAY.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE NAM WAN ROAD AND ROAD D3 TO GAIN ACCESS TO WUN YIU.

AT THE SAME TIME, NEW TERRITORIES GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 23K (TAI PO KCR STATION - SAN UK HA) WILL BE RE-ROUTED VIA ROAD D3 INSTEAD OF TRAVELLING ON ROAD L37/1, ROAD L7/1 AND BRIDGE L7/1 ON BOTH BOUND JOURNEYS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL.: 842 8777

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

THREE MORE AIDS CASES CONFIRMED .............................................

FIRST STUDY KIOSK IN WONG TAI SIN ...........................................

DB TO DISCUSS MARK SIX PLAN .................................................

NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES TO STRENGTHEN SERVICE .............................. 4

ACTION ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN TSIM SHA TSUI ...............................

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

WATER CUTS IN SHAM SHUI PO AND NORTH POINT ..................................

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1990

1 THREE MORE AIDS CASES CONFIRMED » » » * *

THREE MORE MEN IN HONG KONG WERE CONFIRMED TO BE SUFFERING FROM AIDS (ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME), THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

THIS BRINGS TO 41 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED AIDS CASES TO DATE.

ALL THE NEW PATIENTS ACQUIRED THE DISEASE SEXUALLY. TWO OF THEM DIED SHORTLY AFTER THEY HAD BEEN CONFIRMED TO BE SUFFERING FROM THE DISEASE.

SO FAR, A TOTAL OF 29 AIDS PATIENTS HAVE PASSED AWAY WHILE 12 OTHERS ARE EITHER UNDER COUNSELLING AND TREATMENT OR HAVE LEFT HONG KONG.

RELEASING THE MONTHLY STATISTICS ON THE AIDS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TWO MORE MEN WERE FOUND TO BE POSITIVE FOR THE HIV ANTI-BODY TEST. ONE OF THE MEN HAD DEVELOPED AIDS IN AUGUST.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HIV CARRIERS WHO HAVE NOT YET DEVELOPED AIDS WAS 150 AS AT THE END OF JULY.

OF THESE, 54 WERE HAEMOPHILIACS, 78 ACQUIRED THE INFECTION SEXUALLY, FOUR WERE DRUG ABUSERS, THREE ACQUIRED THE INFECTION THROUGH BLOOD TRANSFUSION AND THE INFORMATION FOR THE OTHER 11 WAS INADEQUATE FOR CLASSIFICATION.

UNDER THE AIDS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME STARTED IN 1985, A TOTAL OF 166,136 BLOOD SPECIMENS HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR AIDS VIRUS.

THE HONG KONG RED CROSS BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE HAS ALSO SCREENED ALL BLOOD DONORS FOR AIDS.

UP TO LAST MONTH, 753,713 UNITS OF BLOOD WERE TESTED AND 12 WERE FOUND POSITIVE.

/AIDS VIRUS .......

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1990

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1

AIDS Virus (HIV) Antibody Testing virus Unit, Department of Health

$, '< u* ^7 n Referrals from Govt, hoeoitals and clinics ikxb A* $ $ .< M i l’t T) Referrals from private practitioner? and subvented hospitals £1 ? H) i; ** '* v Attendances at social hygiene clinics Haemoohmacs ’ & fl# 3k.;^4f4 IV drug abusers $ £ if/M 1v? Referrals from Family Planning Association Health care personnel Apr 85-Jun 30 u-a No. No. tested* *ve 10917 64 1972 40 144748 21 438 58 4320 1 207 0 701 0 July No. tested* 226 15 2440 7 107 3 35 90 No. +ve 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 Total No. No. tested* tve 11143 65 1937 40 147198 22 445 59 4427 1 210 0 736 0

TOTAL h 6 ,& &. t>c2' • X ■>> a * This indicates the number o 153303 -U, ' f specimens 184 2833 „ 1 166136 k 4k J!Jk £. £. ft and not persons as tests 187

are repeated for certain individuals.

Aug 35-Jun 90 July 90 Total

>£. \\ . No. No. ' No. No. No. No.

tested 4-ve tested +ve tested +ve

Heng Kong Red Cross Blood transfusion Service 738632 12 15081 0 753713 12

Department of Health August 1990

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1990

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FIRST STUDY KIOSK IN WONG TAI SIN

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A STUDY KIOSK HAS BEEN BUILT IN A SITTING-OUT AREA AT TUNG TAU ESTATE, WONG TAT SIN AND IS NOW OPEN FOR USE BY STUDENTS.

THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE’S DISTRICT MANAGEMENT TEAM, MR FUNG YEE-KO, SAID THE STUDY KIOSK WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE TERRITORY.

"IT WAS DESIGNED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO BEAUTIFY THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE STUDY VENUE FOR STUDENTS " HE SAID.

"THE CONSTRUCTION COST WAS ABOUT $85,000, WHICH WAS BORNE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.”

THE DESIGN OF THE KIOSK RESEMBLES A TRADITIONAL CHINESE STUDY, WITH A YELLOW ROOF MADE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE SLATES, A MARBLE FRONT BEAM AND SIDE SUPPORTS.

A PAIR OF COUPLETS REMINDING STUDENTS TO STUDY HARD ARE WRITTEN IN GOLDEN CHARACTERS AND MOUNTED ON THE SIDE SUPPORTS.

OCCUPYING 22 SQUARE METRES, THE STUDY KIOSK MEASURES THREE METRES HIGH, 5.5 METRES LONG AND FOUR METRES WIDE.

GLASS BRICKS AND POROUS BRICKS ARE USED FOR THE WALLS FOR BETTER UTILISATION OF NATURAL LIGHT AND IMPROVED VENTILATION.

THERE ARE ALTOGETHER FOUR TABLES AND EIGHT STOOLS FOR USE BY STUDENTS.

MR FUNG ADDED THAT SIMILAR STUDY KIOSKS WOULD BE PROVIDED FOR STUDENTS IN WONG TAI SIN. THE SECOND ONE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED NEAR THE DIAMOND HILL MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATION IN TAI HOM TSUEN.

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DB TO DISCUSS MARK SIX PLAN *****

KWUN

TONG

DISTRICT

TICKETS IN SUPERMARKETS ITS MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

MARK SIX LOTTERY

BOARD WILL DISCUSS

AND

A PROPOSAL OF SELLING CONVENIENCE STORES AT

ALSO IN THE MEETING, COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (HKCC) AND BUILD PROGRAMME.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON

HONG KONG CABLE CABLE TELEVISION

KWUN TONG DISTRICT HAS BEEN CHOSEN BY THE HKCC AREA IN KOWLOON TO BUILD THE CABLE TELEVISION NETWORK.

AS

THE FIRST

/THE BOARD .......

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1990

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS CLEARANCE ARRANGEMENTS FOR RESITED AND STATIC HAWKERS IN LOWER NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, TUNG YAN STREET.

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NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES TO STRENGTHEN SERVICE *****

APPLICATIONS WILL BE INVITED FOR OPERATING 27 NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES ARE IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT, CAUSEWAY BAY, WANCHAI, AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ON HONG KONG ISLAND; YAU TSIM, KWUN TONG AND WONG TAI SIN IN KOWLOON; SHATIN, MA ON SHAN, TSEUNG KWAN O, TSUEN WAN, KWAI TSI NG, YUEN LONG AND NORTH DISTRICT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE ROUTES INCLUDED THREE OPERATING VIA THE SHING MUN TUNNELS AND TWO ALL-NIGHT SERVICES IN YUEN LONG AND TSING YI.

DETAILS OF THESE ROUTES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 31).

APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE ON APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM OBTAINABLE FREE FROM THE FOLLOWING OFFICES FROM FRIDAY (AUGUST 31):

* TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, 28TH FLOOR, HIGH BLOCK, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

* TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT KOWLOON AND NEW TERRITORIES REGIONAL OFFICES, 25TH FLOOR, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 56 DUNDAS STREET, KOWLOON.

* HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, 2 MURRAY ROAD, HONG KONG.

* KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICE, NINTH FLOOR, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 56 DUNDAS STREET, KOWLOON.

* KWUN TONG LICENSING OFFICE, FIFTH FLOOR, KOWLOON EAST GOVERNMENT OFFICE, 12 LEI YUE MUN ROAD, KOWLOON.

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* SHA TIN LICENSING OFFICE, FIFTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION, SHA TIN.

* DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED BY REGISTERED MAIL TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS AT 28TH FLOOR, HIGH BLOCK, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 28, 1990.

"APPLICATIONS WILL THEN BE PROCESSED AND THE NEW ROUTES ARE EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED IN THREE TO FOUR MONTHS’ TIME," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

A SELECTION BOARD COMPRISING A TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER AND OFFICIALS FROM THE TRANSPORT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WILL SELECT THE APPLICANTS ON THE BASIS OF THE BOARD’S ESTABLISHED CRITERIA.

THESE CRITERIA INCLUDE EXPERIENCE OF THE APPLICANT IN TRANSPORT SERVICE, HIS FINANCIAL RESOURCES, HIS MANAGEMENT RIGHT OVER THE VEHICLES, THE MAINTENANCE RECORD OF THE VEHICLES AS WELL AS THE QUALITY OF HIS VEHICLES TO BE DEPLOYED INCLUDING THE AVAILABILITY OF AIR-CONDITIONING.

"IF THE APPLICANT IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONE OR MORE PERSONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING THE GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES, IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT A COMPANY BE FORMED UNDER THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE AND THE APPLICATION BE MADE IN THE NAME OF THE COMPANY," HE ADDED.

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ACTION ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN TSIM SHA TSUI ******

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING TO CLOSE A NUMBER OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN TSIM SHA TSUI FOR DEMOLITION WITHOUT DANGER TO THE OCCUPIERS OR THE PUBLIC.

THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ARE PUT UP AT FLAT 12 A, ITS ADJACENT ROOF AND THE ROOF OVER THE FLAT, ON 16TH FLOOR, KIU FUNG MANSION, 14-18C AUSTIN AVENUE.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS FROM THE HONG KONG DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 23 WERE CONSPICUOUSLY POSTED ON THE STRUCTURES TODAY (TUESDAY).

UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE, A CLOSURE ORDER IS REQUIRED BEFORE DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 52.9 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 310.220 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 365.074 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 62.3 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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WATER CUTS IN SHAM SHUI PO AND NORTH POINT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SHAM SHUI PO WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 30) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT CERTAIN PREMISES BOUNDED BY TAI PO ROAD, SHEK KIP MEI STREET, WOH CHAI STREET, WAI CHI STREET, NAM CHEONG STREET, PAK TIN STREET, INCLUDING YIU TUNG STREET, BERWICK STREET, BLOCKS 8-20 OF UPPER SHEK KIP MEI ESTATE AND BLOCKS 4-8 OF LOWER PAK TIN ESTATE.

MEANWHILE, ON THE SAME DAY (AUGUST 30), FLUSHING WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN NORTH POINT WILL ALSO BE SUSPENDED FROM Lfi,. AM TO 5 PM TO FACILITATE WATER WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES AT 268-456 (EVEN NUMBERS) KING’S ROAD, 1-25 (ODD NUMBERS) SHU KUK STREET, KAM PING STREET, PEACOCK ROAD, MING YUEN WESTERN STREET, KIN WAH STREET, CHING WAH STREET, FORT STREET, NORTH VIEW STREET, CHEUNG HONG STREET, NORTH POINT TERRACE, CHUNG ON TERRACE, FORTRESS HILL ROAD, FORTRESS METRO TOWER AND FORTRESS GARDEN.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PADS FINANCIAL ADVISERS ANNOUNCED .................................................. 1

VOLUNTEERS RETURN TO VIETNAM ....................................................... 2

VIGOROUS GROWTH IN HK-FINLAND TRADE .......................................

GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR INDUSTRY RECEIVES COMMUNITY SUPPORT ........................... 4

SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEES' ROLE IN CIVIC EDUCATION DISCUSSED ....................... 5

DISTRICT BOARD STUDY TOUR TO NORTH AMERICA .......................................   7

TOWN PLANNING BILL ON DB AGENDA ...........................................

SALE OF MARK SIX TICKETS ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA .................................... 8

YOUTH SERVICES ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA ..................................... ’

ANNUAL ANTI-MOSQUITO EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO START ON SATURDAY .............. 9 TANG ANCESTRAL HALL RENOVATION WORK STARTS ................................ 10 NEW FIRE STATION AT MA ON SHAN ............................................ H ROADWORKS TO IMPROVE APPROACHES TO KAI TAK AIRPORT ........................ 12 AIRMAIL SERVICES TO LIBERIA SUSPENDED ..................................... 13 TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND .................................. 13 TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WAN CHAI AND NORTH POINT .......................... 15 TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN HO MAN TIN ......................................... X6 TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN KWUN TONG ................................ 16

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PADS FINANCIAL ADVISERS ANNOUNCED ♦ * * ♦

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT IT HAS RETAINED MORGAN STANLEY AS ITS OVERALL FINANCIAL ADVISER IN CONNECTION WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S PORT AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (PADS).

THE PADS PROGRAMME COMPRISES A NUMBER OF MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN HONG KONG, INCLUDING A REPLACEMENT AIRPORT TO BE LOCATED AT CHEK LAP KOK, NEW PORT FACILITIES TO BE SITED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS, AN AIRPORT RAILWAY, BRIDGES AND EXPRESSWAYS, RECLAMATIONS AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTS.

MORGAN STANLEY’S ROLE WILL BE TO ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON MAJOR FINANCIAL ISSUES RELATED TO THE PADS PROJECTS.

MORGAN STANLEY IS A LEADING INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT BANKING FIRM PROVIDING WORLDWIDE SERVICES, WITH OFFICES IN THE U.S., LONDON, TOKYO, HONG KONG AND OTHER LOCATIONS.

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT ALSO ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT IT HAS RETAINED WARDLEY CAPITAL LIMITED AS ITS PROJECT FINANCIAL ADVISER ON THE REPLACEMENT AIRPORT AT CHEK LAP KOK.

WARDLEY CAPITAL’S ROLE WILL BE TO ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON THE FINANCIAL VIABILITY OF THE AIRPORT AT CHEK LAP KOK AND THE FINANCING STRATEGY FOR THIS PROJECT.

WARDLEY CAPITAL WILL UNDERTAKE THE ASSIGNMENT IN ASSOCIATION WITH CANADIAN-BASED AIRPORT SPECIALISTS MARSHALL MACKLIN MONAGHAN LIMITED.

WARDLEY CAPITAL IS A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF THE WARDLEY GROUP, THE MERCHANT BANKING ARM OF THE HONG KONG BANK GROUP. WARDLEY HAS OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE ASIAN REGION AND IN THE WORLD’S MAJOR FINANCIAL CENTRES. MARSHALL MACKLIN MONAGHAN IS A LEADING CANADIAN CONSULTANCY FIRM WITH SPECIALIST EXPERTISE IN THE FINANCING OF AIRPORT PROJECTS - THE COMPANY RECENTLY PLAYED A LEADING ROLE IN THF PRIVATISATION OF TERMINAL 3 AT PEARSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TORONTO.

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VOLUNTEERS RETURN TO VIETNAM

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A GROUP OF 140 VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) RETURNED TO VIETNAM UNDER THE UNHCR’S VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION PROGRAMME.

THIS BROUGHT TO 445 THE NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE WHO RETURNED HOME VOLUNTARILY THIS MONTH.

THE FIGURE FOR LAST MONTH WAS 634.

A TOTAL OF 4,239 HAVE RETURNED TO VIETNAM SINCE THE PROGRAMME OF VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION STARTED 18 MONTHS AGO. THE NUMBER OF RETURNEES INCREASED STEADILY AS THE PROGRAMME WAS IMPLEMENTED, FROM 74 IN MARCH 1989 TO 298 IN MARCH THIS YEAR, AND THEN TO 634 IN JULY THIS YEAR, BEFORE THE REVERSAL THIS MONTH.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAD SECURED AN AGREEMENT WITH HANOI THAT 1,000 VOLUNTEERS A MONTH WOULD BE ACCEPTED BACK, FROM MAY THIS YEAR.

"BUT THE NUMBER WHO ACTUALLY RETURNED WAS ALWAYS WELL SHORT OF THIS FIGURE BECAUSE OF INSUFFICIENT VOLUNTEERS," THE SPOKESMAN NOTED.

"EVERY EFFORT IS MADE TO ENCOURAGE BOAT PEOPLE TO RETURN TO VIETNAM.

"A VIDEO TAPE ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE RETURNED IS SHOWN IN VARIOUS DETENTION CENTRES. IT DEMONSTRATES THAT RETURNEES HAVE NOT BEEN ILL TREATED AND ARE LEADING NORMAL LIVES BACK IN THEIR HOMETOWN."

THE UNHCR HAVE ALSO BEEN PROVIDING COUNSELLING TO THE BOAT PEOPLE ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES OPEN TO THEM TO RETURN VOLUNTARILY TO VIETNAM.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT EVEN WITH THE VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION PROGRAMME AND THE COMPARATIVELY SMALLER NUMBER OF NEW ARRIVALS IN 1990, THE OVERALL VIETNAMESE POPULATION IN HONG KONG HAD NOT DECREASED BECAUSE THE COMBINED ARRIVAL FIGURF AND BIRTH RATE EXCEEDED THE DEPARTURE RATE.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY MORE THAN 44,000 VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE IN HONG KONG, TN ADDITION TO 9,600 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES AWAITING RESETTLEMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT THE BRITISH AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS’ OBJECTIVE REMAINED THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF ACTION, INCLUDING THE RETURN OF ALL NON-REFUGEES TO VIETNAM.

"OUR EFFORTS ARE DIRECTED AT REACHING A CONSENSUS TOWARDS THIS END AT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE," HE ADDED.

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VIGOROUS GROWTH IN HK-FINLAND TRADE *****

TWO-WAY TRADE BETWEEN HONG KONG AND FINLAND HAS GROWN WITH VIGOUR OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, HONG KONG’S DEPUTY COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, MR K.C. KWONG, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHEN HE ADDRESSED A SEMINAR IN HELSINKI, FINLAND.

IT AMOUNTED TO US$284 MILLION IN 1989, 23 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN 1988 AND THREE AND A HALF TIMES LARGER THAN IN 1985, HE SAID, ADDING THAT THERE WERE NOW OVER 50 FINNISH COMPANIES OPERATING IN HONG KONG ENGAGED IN A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES.

IN HIS SPEECH MR KWONG ASSURED HIS AUDIENCE THAT THE STNO-BRITISH AGREEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG WOULD MAINTAIN THE TERRITORY’S PROSPERITY BEYOND 1997 HONG KONG WOULD REMAIN A CAPITALIST SOCIETY UNDER THE "ONE COUNTRY, TWO SYSTEMS" CONCEPT, AND THE CURRENT LEGAL, JUDICIAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEMS WOULD BE UNCHANGED.

MR KWONG NOTED THAT HONG KONG WAS DEPENDENT ON EXTERNAL TRADE, BUT PRACTISED FREE TRADE. "WE HAVE NO TRADE BARRIERS WHATSOEVER AND NO CUSTOMS TARIFFS," HE SAID.

QUOTING FROM STATISTICS COMPILED BY THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT), HE POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG WAS THE 11TH LARGEST TRADING COMMUNITY IN THE WORLD.

"IN 1989, TOTAL EXTERNAL TRADE WAS WORTH US$145 BILLION, 14 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN 1988," HE SAID.

"THE CONTAINER PORT IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST IN THE WORLD. IT HANDLED 4.5 MILLION TEU’S LAST YEAR. IT IS STILL EXPANDING."

HE ADDED THAT HONG KONG WAS ALSO A MAJOR FINANCIAL CENTRE.

"THERE IS COMPLETE FREEDOM IN THE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL INTO AND OUT OF HONG KONG. WELL OVER 400 FOREIGN BANKS FROM SOME 50 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING FINLAND, ARE REPRESENTED IN THE TERRITORY.

"WE RANK THIRD IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF OVERSEAS BANK REPRESENTATION,” MR KWONG SAID.

HF. EXPLAINED THE HUGE POTENTIAL THE TERRITORY, WITH ITS SOPHISTICATED INFRASTRUCTURE, AFFORDED TO FOREIGN INVESTORS WHO WANTED TO USE IT AS A BASE NOT ONLY FOR TRADE WITH CHINA, BUT ALSO WITH COUNTRIES IN THE PACIFIC RIM.

OUTLINING SOME OF THE GOVERNMENT’S SUBSTANTIAL INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS, HE SAID: "THERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY FOR A MASSIVE EXPANSION OF THE TERRITORY’S PORT, AIRPORT AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES TO COPE WITH HONG KONG’S RAPIDLY GROWING ROLE AS AN ENTREPOT AND REGIONAL HUB.

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"THE PORT EXPANSION AND NEW AIRPORT PROJECT WILL CERTAINLY BE THE BIGGEST YET FOR HONG KONG."

IN CONSLUSION, MR KWONG SAID: "AS WE ENGAGE IN BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE, THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOREIGN AND LOCAL COMPANIES ALIKE. WE WELCOME COMPANIES FROM FINLAND TO JOIN US IN OUR GREAT UNDERTAKING."

GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR INDUSTRY RECEIVES COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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THE GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR INDUSTRY WILL GROW FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH WITH WIDE COMMUNITY SUPPORT, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR T.H. BARMA, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MR BARMA, WHO IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE AWARD SCHEME’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE, WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY AT WHICH CHEQUES WERE PRESENTED BY 15 SPONSORS OF THE 1990 GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR INDUSTRY.

EACH OF THE NINE PRINCIPAL SPONSORS DONATED $100,000, WHILE THE REMAINDER DONATED $50,000 EACH.

MR BARMA ACKNOWLEDGED "WITH GRATITUDE" THE GENEROSITY OF THE SPONSORS IN MEETING THE COSTS OF ORGANISING THIS YEAR’S AWARD.

"YOUR SPONSORSHIP IS A MANIFESTATION OF YOUR KEEN SUPPORT OF HONG KONG’S CONTINUING SEARCH FOR INDUSTRIAL EXCELLENCE," HE SAID.

MR BARMA SAID THE AWARD SCHEME, WHICH ENJOYED THE GOVERNOR’S STRONG PERSONAL SUPPORT, WAS SET UP LAST YEAR TO RECOGNISE AND ENCOURAGE EXCELLENCE IN DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE.

HE SAID, IN THE FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION, AWARDS WERE MADE IN ONLY TWO CATEGORIES - CONSUMER PRODUCT DESIGN AND MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT DESIGN.

"BUILDING ON LAST YEAR'S SUCCESS AND EXPERIENCE, THE 1990 GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR INDUSTRY HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO COVER TWO OTHER EQUALLY IMPORTANT AREAS OF INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE : PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY," HE SAID.

OPEN COMPETITIONS WOULD BE HELD IN EACH AWARD CATEGORY, RUN BY DIFFERENT PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS.

MR BARMA SAID THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES WAS THE LEADING ORGANISER FOR THE CONSUMER PRODUCT DESIGN CATEGORY; THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION FOR THE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT DESIGN CATEGORY; THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL FOR THE PRODUCTIVITY CATEGORY; AND THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT FOR THE QUALITY CATEGORY.

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THE SECOND GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR INDUSTRY WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER AND AWARDS MADE IN ALL FOUR CATEGORIES.

THE PRINCIPAL SPONSORS OF THIS YEAR’S AWARD ARE : A. FAI ENGINEER & SHIPREPAIRERS LTD; BANK OF CHINA GROUP; CHIAPHUA-SHINKO COPPER ALLOY CO LTD; THE CHINESE GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, HONG KONG; DHL INTERNATIONAL LTD; HONG KONG ECONOMIC JOURNAL; HONG KONG MILO’S KNITWEAR FACTORY LTD; LAWS INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS LIMITED; AND MR TSUI TSIN-TONG.

THE OTHER SPONSORS ARE : GOLD PEAK INDUSTRIES (HOLDINGS) LTD; HANG SENG BANK LIMITED; REGATEX MANUFACTURERS LTD; SHANGHAI COMMERCIAL BANK LTD; TAL APPAREL LTD; AND WINNER COMPANY (HK) LTD.

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ROLE IN CIVIC EDUCATION DISCUSSED » * * * *

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR DAVID LAN, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CALLED ON MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEES (SLC’S) TO ASSIST IN EDUCATING STUDENTS ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ELECTIONS.

SPEAKING AT THE SEMINAR ON "SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE AND CIVIC EDUCATION", MR LAN SAID THE SUCCESS OF NEXT YEAR’S THREE-TIER ELECTIONS FOR THE DISTRICT BOARDS, URBAN/REGIONAL COUNCILS AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DEPENDED ON RESIDENTS' ACTIVE PARTICIPATION.

"MEMBERS OF THE SLC’S SHOULD TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN ASSISTING SCHOOLS TO EDUCATE STUDENTS ON CIVIC-MINDEDNESS AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ELECTIONS SO THAT WHEN THEY GROW UP THEY WILL KNOW HOW TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS FOR THE PROMOTION OF DEMOCRACY IN HONG KONG," HE SAID.

MR LAN POINTED OUT THAT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVE OF "HONG KONG PEOPLE RULING HONG KONG" AND TO MAINTAIN THE TERRITORY’S STABILITY AND PROSPERITY, HONG KONG NEEDED THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BY A GROUP OF CITIZENS WITH LEADERSHIP AND A STRONG SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY.

"THEREFORE, THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN STRIVING TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG RESIDENTS, ESPECIALLY YOUNGSTERS," HE SAID.

MR LAN ALSO URGED MEMBERS OF THE SLC’S TO TAKE AN EVEN GREATER INITIATIVE IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG YOUNGSTERS IN ORDER TO ENABLE THEM TO BE FULLY PREPARED FOR THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.

"GROOMING YOUNGSTERS TO BECOME CIVIC-MINDED CITIZENS REQUIRES THE INITIATIVE AND CONCERTED EFFORTS OF SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS," HE SAID.

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MR LAN NOTED THAT THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF SLC’S IN THE 10 URBAN DISTRICTS HAD INCREASED FROM 142 TO 871 SINCE THEIR ESTABLISHMENT IN 1982.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE SEMINAR, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SCHOOLS) OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MR LUCAS CHAN, SAID THE PUBLICATION OF THE "GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS" IN 1985 AND THE INTRODUCTION OF THE GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS CURRICULUM IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR HAD BEEN TO MEET THE COMMUNITY NEED FOR CIVIC EDUCATION.

"CIVIC EDUCATION HAS BEEN GIVEN GREATER ATTENTION IN SCHOOLS FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION OF THE GUIDELINES WHICH PROVIDE CONCRETE PRINCIPLES AND DIRECTIONS ON THE SUBJECT," MR CHAN SAID.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, DR DANIEL TSE, WHO ALSO SPOKE AT THE SEMINAR, SAID THAT IN THE SHORT TERM, THE EMPHASIS OF CIVIC EDUCATION SHOULD BE PLACED ON INCREASING CITIZENS’ KNOWLEDGE OF MATTERS SUCH AS THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, BASIC LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, THE RULE OF LAW, AND CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

"IN THE LONG RUN, THE EMPHASIS SHOULD BE ON EVALUATION, CRITICAL THINKING AND PARTICIPATION," HE SAID.

DR TSE SUGGESTED THAT CIVIC EDUCATION SHOULD BE MADE A SEPARATE SUBJECT IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM.

ABOUT 200 MEMBERS OF THE 10 SLC’S IN THE URBAN DISTRICTS TOOK PART IN TODAY’S SEMINAR WHICH WAS ORGANISED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND HELD AT THE HALL OF HENRY G. LEONG YAUMATEI COMMUNITY CENTRE.

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SLC’S REPORTED ON THE THREE CIVIC EDUCATION TOPICS WHICH THEY HAD EARLIER DISCUSSED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS.

THE TOPICS ARE: ROLE OF SLC IN COMMUNITY BUILDING AND CIVIC EDUCATION -- A REVIEW OF THE PAST AND A VISION OF THE FUTURE; THE WAYS TO ACHIEVE BETTER UTILISATION OF DISTRICT RESOURCES IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION; AND HOW TO INTEGRATE CIVIC EDUCATION EFFORTS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE SCHOOLS.

THE SLC’S, WHICH WERE SET UP IN 1982, HAVE BEEN PLAYING A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN PROMOTING INTER-SCHOOL LIAISON AND COMMUNITY BUILDING.

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DISTRICT BOARD STUDY TOUR TO NORTH AMERICA ******

A YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD DELEGATION TO NORTH AMERICA, WHICH LEFT HONG KONG ON AUGUST 26, STARTED ITS TOUR IN UNION CITY, A GROWING SUBURBAN COMMUNITY OF THE BAY AREA ON MONDAY.

THE 15-MEMBER GROUP IS STUDYING FIRST-HAND A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES CONCERNING RESIDENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO, WASHINGTON D.C., NEW YORK AND TORONTO.

THE PROGRAMME OF BRIEFINGS FOR THE BOARD MEMBERS, ARRANGED THROUGH THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISCO, WILL COVER HOUSING, TOWN PLANNING, EDUCATION AND MUNICIPAL SERVICE PROVISION IN THESE CITIES.

WITH SAN FRANCISCO THE FIRST STOP ON THE ITINERARY, THE DELEGATION WAS BRIEFED BY THE MAYOR OFFICE OF THE UNION CITY ON THE CITY’S TRANSPORTATION, PLANNING, PARKS AND PUBLIC WORK POLICIES.

YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH, SAID BOARD MEMBERS ARE FINDING THE TOUR MOST INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE.

HE SAID THE VISIT HAD ENABLED MEMBERS TO COMPARE HONG KONG DEVELOPMENT-RELATED ISSUES TO SOME OF THE PROBLEMS CONFRONTING U.S. CITIES.

THE DELEGATION ALSO VISITED THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE AND DISCUSSED WITH ITS OFFICIALS THE WORK OF THE OVERSEAS OFFICES.

THE GROUP LEAVES SAN FRANCISCO TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR WASHINGTON D.C.

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TOWN PLANNING BILL ON DB AGENDA *****

THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1990 AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE AMENDMENTS.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROPOSAL TO SELL MARK SIX LOTTERY TICKETS AT SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES.

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IN ADDITION, PROGRESS REPORTS FROM THE VARIOUS DISTRICT BOARD COMMITTEES WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM, 13TH FLOOR, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE.

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SALE OF MARK SIX TICKETS ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA * * * * *

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE PROPOSAL TO SELL MARK SIX LOTTERY TICKETS AT SUPERMARKETS AND CONVENIENCE STORES AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO LOOK INTO THE MAINTENANCE OF THE LEK YUEN AND WO CHE COMMUNITY HALLS.

THEY WILL CONSIDER A MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE’S APPLICATION FOR A REGIONAL COUNCIL SUBSIDY OF $5,570 FOR ORGANISING A MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION ACTIVITY.

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE FIVE APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS TOTALLING ABOUT $58,000 FOR ORGANISING COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 4 PM

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YOUTH SERVICES ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA

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THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION ON YOUTH, MRS ROSANNA TAM, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE PROGRESS OF THE COMMISSION’S WORK SINCE ITS FORMATION IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR.

IN ADDITION, THE COMMITTEE’S THREE WORKING GROUPS WILL PRESENT WORK REPORTS AT THE MEETING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE TO BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, 880-886 KING’S ROAD.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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ANNUAL ANTI-MOSQUITO EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO START ON SATURDAY

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THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL LAUNCH THE SECOND PHASE OF A TERRITORY-WIDE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ON MOSQUITO PREVENTION NEXT MONTH (SEPTEMBER).

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE CAMPAIGN, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE URBAN/REGIONAL COUNCILS, AIMS TO OBTAIN RESIDENTS’ HELP IN PREVENTING MOSQUITO BREEDING AND ERADICATING MOSQUITO NUISANCES IN THE HOT AND RAINY SEASON.

TO DRIVE HOME THE MOSQUITO PREVENTION MESSAGE, A 24-HOUR TELEPHONE HOTLINE -- 723 0013 -- WILL BE IN SERVICE TO PROVIDE ADVICE IN CANTONESE ON THE SUBJECT.

A TELEVISION API (ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST) WILL ALSO BE SCREENED TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS.

PUBLICITY LITERATURE SUCH AS ADVISORY LETTERS, POSTERS AND LEAFLETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO BUILDING CONTRACTORS, OWNERS INCORPORATIONS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, MANAGEMENT OFFICES OF LARGE PRIVATE HOUSING ESTATES AND SCHOOLS.

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PRINTED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ARE OBTAINABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE) OF BOTH THE URBAN SERVICES AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS AS WELL AS DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

TO HELP CONTROL AND ELIMINATE MOSQUITO BREEDING GROUNDS, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO:

* COVER TIGHTLY ALL WATER CONTAINERS, STORAGE TANKS AND WELLS;

* CHANGE WATER FOR FLOWERS AND PLANTS (AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK) AND TO LEAVE NO WATER IN PLATES OR TRAYS UNDERNEATH FLOWER POTS;

* KEEP ALL DRAINS FREE FROM CHOKAGE;

» PUT ALL USELESS BOTTLES AND JARS INTO DUSTBINS; AND

* TOP UP ALL DEFECTIVE GROUND SURFACES TO PREVENT THE ACCUMULATION OF STAGNANT WATER.

BUILDING CONTRACTORS ARE ALSO REMINDED TO REGULARLY INSPECT THEIR SITES AND TO REMOVE ALL STAGNANT WATER, AND TO SPRAY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK A LAYER OF DIESEL OIL ON THE SURFACE OF STAGNANT WATER IF DRAINING IS NOT POSSIBLE.

"UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES ORDINANCE, TO ALLOW MOSQUITO BREEDING ON PREMISES IS AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10,000," THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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MAJOR RESTORATION WORK HAS STARTED AT THE HISTORICAL TANO ANCESTRAL HALL AT PING SHAN, YUEN LONG.

THE $4 MILLION PROJECT IS SOLELY FUNDED BY THE TANGS RESIDING IN PING SHAN, AND IS THE MOST COSTLY OF THIS TYPE OF RENOVATION WORK IN RECENT YEARS.

SITUATED BETWEEN HANG TAU TSUEN AND HANG MEI TSUEN OF PING SHAN, THIS ANCESTRAL HALL IS ONE OF THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND HAS A HISTORY OF AT LEAST 600 YEARS.

IT IS THE MAIN ANCESTRAL HALL OF THE TANGS OF PING SHAN LINEAGE, WHO MIGRATED FROM KAM TIN IN THE 13TH CENTURY. THE LAST MAJOR RENOVATION WORK AT THE HALL WAS CARRIED OUT ABOUT 150 YEARS AGO.

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THE TANG ANCESTRAL HALL IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS TYPE OF HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE. IT IS A MAGNIFICENT THREE-HALL STRUCTURE WITH TWO INTERNAL COURTYARDS.

THE BUILDING IS FRONTED BY TWO DRUM TERRACES, EACH WITH TWO COLUMNS SUPPORTING THE ROOF. THE INNER COLUMN IS MADE OF GRANITE AND THE OUTER ONE OF RED SANDSTONE.

ONE OF THE DISTINGUISHED FEATURES OF THE ANCESTRAL HALL IS THAT IT HAS NO THRESHOLD AT THE ENTRANCE. THE ELEVATED RED PATHWAY IN THE FRONT COURTYARD INDICATES THAT A TANG CLANSMAN MIGHT ONCE HOLD HIGH RANKING POSITION IN THE QING IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT.

THE WOODEN BRACKETS AND BEAMS OF THE THREE HALLS ARE ELEGANTLY CARVED WITH AUSPICIOUS CHINESE MOTIFS, AND THE MAIN RIDGES AND ROOFS ARE DECORATED WITH FINE SHIWAN DRAGON-FISH AND UNICORNS. ANCESTRAL TABLETS ARE DISPLAYED ON THE ALTAR AT THE MAIN HALL.

THE BUILDING IS STILL REGULARLY USED IN THE TRADITIONAL MANNER, FOR WORSHIP OF ANCESTORS, FOR FESTIVALS AND CEREMONIES, AND FOR MEETINGS OF VILLAGE ELDERS.

THE RESTORATION WORK WILL INCLUDE RE-ROOFING, REPOSITIONING OF THE STONE COLUMNS, STONE PAVING, WALL PAINTING AND CLEANING OF THE CARVED WOODEN BRACKETS.

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS WILL BE USED AND TRADITIONAL SKILLS WILL BE EMPLOYED AS FAR AS POSSIBLE TO BRING BACK THE GLAMOUR OF THE HISTORICAL ANCESTRAL HALL.

THE RESTORATION PROJECT IS ASSISTED AND SUPERVISED BY THE ANTIQUITIES SECTION OF THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE BRANCH.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE WORK WILL BE COMPLETED IN NINE MONTHS.

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NEW FIRE STATION AT MA ON SHAN

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THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $38.8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION IN SHA TIN.

LOCATED AT AREA 92, MA ON SHAN, THE PROJECT WILL ALSO HAVE UNDER THE SAME ROOF AN AMBULANCE DEPOT AND AN AMBULANCE TRAINING SCHOOL.

THE FIRE STATION WILL BE A SEVEN-STOREY BUILDING CONSISTING OF TWO FOUR-BAY APPLIANCE ROOMS, QUARTERS, LECTURE ROOM, GYMNASIUM, SYNDICATE ROOMS, DUTY ROOM, A CANTEEN/RECREATION ROOM AND EQUIPMENT STORES.

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EXTERNAL WORKS FOR THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE ANCILLARY BUILDINGS, DRILL YARDS, REFILLING STATIONS, UNDERGROUND FUEL TANK CHAMBERS AND SOIL DRAINAGE.

CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL START SOON AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED IN NOVEMBER NEXT YEAR.

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ROADWORKS TO IMPROVE APPROACHES TO KAI TAK AIRPORT

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THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO CARRY OUT ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORKS TO THE SOUTHERN APPROACH ROADS TO THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO CATER FOR INCREASED TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS.

THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES WIDENING AND RECONSTRUCTION OF SUNG WONG TOI ROAD, OLYMPIC AVENUE, MA TAU CHUNG ROAD, HANG WAN ROAD AND KOWLOON CITY ROAD.

DIRECT ACCESS FROM THE AIRPORT TUNNEL AND SUNG WONG TOI ROAD WESTBOUND TO OLYMPIC AVENUE WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

TO FACILITATE THE PROVISION OF THE GROUND LEVEL GYRATORY ROAD SYSTEM, THE OLYMPIC AVENUE SOUTHERN APPROACH TO SUNG WONG TOI ROAD, A SECTION OF SUNG WONG TOI ROAD EASTBOUND AND THE FOOTWAYS ALONG MA TAU CHUNG ROAD AND HANG WAN ROAD ADJACENT TO THE SUNG WONG TOI GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE IN APRIL NEXT YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 14 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE EXTENT OF THE WORKS IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

* CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUBOFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

* KOWLOON EAST AND KOWLOON WEST DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES, BOTH AT YAU MA TEI CARPARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON; AND

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, KOWLOON.

ANY PERSON WHO OBJECTS TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 23 THIS YEAR.

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AIRMAIL SERVICES TO LIBERIA SUSPENDED * * * * ♦

DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE MONROVIA AIRPORT, ALL AIRMAIL SERVICES INCLUDING LETTERS AND PARCELS TO LIBERIA ARE NOW SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MISS ELLE SHUM, ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE PUBLIC WILL BE ADVISED AS SOON AS SERVICES ARE RESUMED.

MEANWHILE, SURFACE LETTERS AND PARCELS TO LIBERIA WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACCEPTED.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 31), THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE DESIGNATED RESTRICTED ZONES 24 HOURS DAILY:

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH MORRISON STREET TO ITS JUNCTION WITH MAN WA LANE;

* THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL FROM A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CLEVERLY STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

* THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH MORRISON STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

* THE SERVICE ROAD ON EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL INTERNAL ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES TO THE EAST;

* THE SERVICE ROAD ON EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO RUMSEY STREET MULTI-STOREY CARPARK TO A POINT ABOUT 35 METRES TO THE WEST;

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL FROM

ITS JUNCTION WITH MORRISON STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES

EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CLEVERLY STREET; AND

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL FROM

ITS JUNCTION WITH MORRISON STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES

EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CLEVERLY STREET.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING RESTRICTED AREAS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY ON PART OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED SECTIONS OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE CANCELLED.

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MEANWHILE THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS IN CENTRAL WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY:

* THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF GILMAN STREET BETWEEN ITS

JUNCTIONS WITH CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND PIER ROAD;

» THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF GILMAN STREET BETWEEN ITS

JUNCTIONS WITH CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND PIER ROAD;

* THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF GILMAN STREET BETWEEN ITS

JUNCTIONS WITH CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND DES VOEUX ROAD

CENTRAL;

» THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL FROM A POINT ABOUT 70 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL ACCESS ROAD TO ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN VICTORIA STREET; AND

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH GILMAN STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING RESTRICTED AREAS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY ON PART OF THE ABOVE-MENTIONED SECTIONS OF GILMAN STREET WILL BE CANCELLED.

IN ADDITION, THREE SECTIONS OF ROADS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE DESIGNATED PUBLIC LIGHT BUS BAN ZONES. ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, EXCEPT THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE BAN ZONES 24 HOURS DAILY.

THEY ARE:

» THE SECTION OF GILMAN STREET BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL;

* THE SERVICE ROAD ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH MAN WA LANE AND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST; AND

* THE SECTION OF MAN WA LANE BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

IN WESTERN DISTRICT, TWO SECTIONS OF TRAM TRACK WILL BE DESIGNATED BAN ZONES 24 HOURS DAILY TO FACILITATE TRAM OPERATIONS. ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE BAN ZONES.

THEY ARE:

* THE SECTION OF TRAM TRACK ON CADOGAN STREET BETWEEN BELCHER’S STREET AND CATCHICK STREET; AND

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* THE SECTION OF THE WESTBOUND TRAM TRACK ON DES VOEUX ROAD WEST BETWEEN WATER STREET AND CHIU KWONG STREET.

IN CAUSEWAY BAY, ALL VEHICLES EXCEEDING EIGHT METRES IN LENGTH WILL BE PROHIBITED 24-HOUR DAILY FROM ENTERING FOOK YUM ROAD, AND THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING FROM ELECTRIC ROAD TO FOOK YUM ROAD THROUGH THE PETROL STATION AT THE ROAD JUNCTION.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL LAST FOR ABOUT NINE WEEKS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS.

ALSO TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS, THREE SECTIONS OF ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS 24 HOURS DAILY FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS.

THEY ARE:

* THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF FOOK YUM ROAD FROM ELECTRIC

ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT FIVE METRES NORTH OF KING WAH ROAD;

* KING WAH ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH FOOK YUM ROAD AND A

POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION; AND

* WANG ON ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH FOOK YUM ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT FIVE METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WAN CHAI AND NORTH POINT *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 31), THE SECTION OF SOUTHBOUND BORRETT ROAD BETWEEN KENNEDY ROAD AND BOWEN ROAD, IN WAN CHAI, WILL BE DESIGNATED A BAN ZONE TO ALL VEHICLES 24 HOURS DAILY FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS.

EXCEPT SCHOOL BUSES AND THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, ALL VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THIS BAN ZONE.

ALSO TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS, THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CHEUNG HONG STREET, IN NORTH POINT, FROM A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH KIN WAH STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY 24 HOURS DAILY FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 31) FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN HO MAN TIN

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN GULLANE ROAD IN HO MAN TIN FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 31):

THE SECTION OF GULLANE ROAD BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND TWEED ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND TO TWO-WAY OPERATION; AND

* ALL VEHICLES EXCEEDING 5.5 TONNES IN WEIGHT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF GULLANE ROAD BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND DUNBAR ROAD 24 HOURS DAILY.

MOTORISTS ARE ALSO ADVISED TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC CONTROL MEASURES IN GULLANE ROAD:

THE 24-HOUR DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY ON GULLANE ROAD BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND TWEED ROAD; AND

THE BAN ZONE ON GULLANE ROAD PROHIBITING VEHICLES EXCEEDING 19 METRES IN LENGTH TO ENTER THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF GULLANE ROAD BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND TWEED ROAD.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN KWUN TONG ♦ * ♦ »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) THE SERVICE LANE AT THE BACK OF NO. 154-174 WAI YIP STREET IN KWUN TONG WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC IN STAGES FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

THE ABOVE LANE CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

DURING THE ROAD WORK, THE SECTION OF THIS ONE-WAY SERVICE LANE THAT OPENS TO TRAFFIC WILL BE USED FOR TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE ON THIS SERVICE LANE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

2ND QUARTER EXPORTS STATISTICS RE-CLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN PUBLISHED 1

SIXTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMPANY LAW REFORM PUBLISHED ................ 4

TIGHTER SECURITY FOR LOWU VBP CENTRE .............................................. 6

VOTER REGISTRATION HITS 100,000 MARK .............................................. 6

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY MEDICINE EXPERT VISITS HK ....................................... 7

SEMINAR ON HOW TO FACE FUTURE CHALLENGES .......................................... 8

FACTORY VISIT TO BOOST VOTER REGISTRATION ......................................... 8

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PROGRESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS ........................ 9

FIVE GOVT LOTS TO LET BY TENDER .................................................. 10

REPORT ON 'HONG KONG ENERGY STATISTICS 1979-1989' NOW ON SALE .................... 11

INSPECTION OF VEHICLES MANUFACTURED IN 1984 ...................................... 11

FARE INCREASE ON NT GMB ROUTE 47S ................................................ 12

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TSIM SHA TSUI .......................................... 12

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN KWAI CHUNG ................................................ 12

PLB BAN ZONE AND URBAN CLEARWAYS IN KWAI CHUNG ................................... 13

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1990

2ND QUARTER EXPORTS STATISTICS RE-CLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN PUBLISHED * » ♦ * * ♦

THE SIX MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY GROUPS IN TERMS OF THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990 WERE : ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS; TEXTILES, INCLUDING KNITTING; WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR AND KNITWEAR; PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; BASIC METALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS; AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS, ACCORDING TO THE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THEY TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR 80.3 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF MERCHANDISE DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990.

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES WITH THE LARGEST INCREASES IN THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990 OVER THE SAME QUARTER OF 1989 WERE : TOBACCO (+$297 MILLION); CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS (+$264 MILLION); TEXTILES, INCLUDING KNITTING (+$231 MILLION); PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT (+$200 MILLION); AND PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING (+$122 MILLION).

IN PERCENTAGE TERMS, MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES WITH THE LARGEST INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1989 WERE: TOBACCO (+68.6 PER CENT); CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS (+21.9 PER CENT); FOOD (+17.5 PER CENT); AND PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING (+8.9 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, SEVERAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES RECORDED DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1990 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME QUARTER OF 1989.

AMONG THEM WERE : PLASTIC PRODUCTS (-$462 MILLION OR -17.3 PER CENT); BASIC METALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS (-$260 MILLION OR -10.0 PER CENT); MACHINERY, EXCEPT ELECTRICAL (-$166 MILLION OR -8.0 PER CENT); AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS (-$120 MILLION OR -0.9 PER CENT).

OUTSIDE THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, DOMESTIC EXPORTS ORIGINATING FROM THE FISHING INDUSTRY INCREASED BY $36 MILLION OR 20.8 PER CENT OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1989, WHILE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ELECTRICITY INCREASED BY $ 10 MILLION OR 5.8 PER CENT.

THE ABOVE STATISTICS ON DOMESTIC EXPORTS ANALYSED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN ARE DERIVED BY RE-GROUPING ALL SIX-DIGIT MERCHANDISE EXPORT ITEMS UNDER THE EXTERNAL TRADE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE INDUSTRIES IN WHICH THESE MERCHANDISE ITEMS ARE NORMALLY PRODUCED. TRANSACTIONS IN GOLD AND SPECIE ARE EXCLUDED.

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

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CAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN REFERRING TO THESE RECLASSIFIED STATISTICS. CERTAIN MERCHANDISE EXPORT ITEMS MAY REQUIRE SEVERAL INTERMEDIATE PROCESSING STAGES IN THEIR PRODUCTION. IN SUCH

CASES, THE INDUSTRY IN WHICH AN ITEM IS FINALLY PRODUCED IS NOT THE SOLE CONTRIBUTOR TO THE EXPORT VALUE OF THAT ITEM. HOWEVER, THE TOTAL VALUE OF THE ITEM HAS WHOLLY BEEN ALLOCATED TO THAT INDUSTRY IN THIS RE-CLASSIFICATION.

BESIDES, THE CLASSIFICATION OF A MERCHANDISE EXPORT ITEM TO A PARTICULAR INDUSTRY DOES NOT IMPLY THAT THE ENTIRE EXPORT VALUE OF THE ITEM IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE ESTABLISHMENTS OF THAT INDUSTRY, SINCE PART OF THE VALUE MAY BE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ESTABLISHMENTS CLASSIFIED UNDER OTHER INDUSTRIES AS SECONDARY PRODUCTS.

FURTHER DETAILS OF MERCHANDISE DOMESTIC EXPORTS STATISTICS RECLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN MAY BE FOUND IN THE ATTACHED TABLE WHICH IS OBTAINABLE FROM THE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (AT TEL. NO. 839 3223).

A TABLE SHOWING MORE DETAILED BREAKDOWNS OF SIMILAR STATISTICS FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE REPORT "HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE, JUNE 1990".

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Value of merchandise domestic exports reclassified by industrial origin for the second quarter of 1990

(HKS'OOO)

Industrial origin of the commodities exported Merchandise domestic exports

1990 2nd qtr. 1989 2nd qtr. Value change % change

Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing

Agricultural, livestock and poultry production 1,860 830 +1,030 +124.2

Fishing 208,484 172,584 +35,900 +20.8

Mining and Quarrying Manufacturing 2,316 1,389 + 927 + 66.7

Food 437,296 372,056 +65,240 +17.5

Beverages 94,430 96,837 -2,407 -2.5

Tobacco 730,751 433,519 +297,232 +68.6

Textiles (including knitting) 10,749,483 10,518,383 +231,100 + 2.2

Wearing apparel, except footwear and knitwear 10,017,671 9,994,052 +23,619 +0.2

Leather and leather products 241,071 261,188 -20,118 -7.7

Footwear 212,043 263,019 -50,976 -19.4

Wood and cork products, furniture and fixtures 177,519 183,522 -6,003 -3.3

Paper and paper products, printing and publishing 1,492,007 1,369,519 +122,488 + 8.9

Chemicals and chemical products 1,470,443 1,206,121 +264,321 + 21.9

Products of petroleum and coal 1,430 1,908 -478 -25.1

Rubber products 24,618 27,526 -2,908 -10.6

Plastic products 2,206,454 2,668,090 -461,637 -17.3

Non-metallic mineral products • 137,030 192,154 -55,125 -28.7

Basic metals and fabricated metal products 2,326,680 2,586,391 -259,711 -10.0

Machinery, except electrical 1,921,844 2,088,158 ■166,313 -8.0

Electrical and electronic products 13,005,077 13,125,206 -120,129 -0.9

Transport equipment 26,177 61,454 -35,277 -57.4

Professional and optical equipment 5,141,154 4,941,017 ♦200,137 +4.1

Other manufacturing industries 3,240,292 3,358,717 -118,425 -3.5

Electricity 179,546 169,693 +9,853 +5.8

Miscellaneous items (e.g. developed photographic plates, and film, antiques, and works of art) 32,389 37,059 -4,670 -12.6

Total 54,078,064 54,130,393 -52,329 -0.1

Individual entries of a column may not add up exactly to the corresponding total due to rounding. All percentage changes are calculated based on unrounded figures.

Industrial Research Section, (Tel. : 839 3223)

Census 4 Statistics Department, Hong Kong.

August 1990

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1990

SIXTH REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMPANY LAW REFORM PUBLISHED * * * * *

THE SIXTH REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMPANY LAW REFORM IS PUBLISHED TODAY (THURSDAY).

IT COVERED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE STANDING COMMITTEE’S CONSIDERATION DURING 1989 OF THE SUBJECTS OF INSIDER DEALING, THE PURCHASE BY A COMPANY OF ITS OWN SHARES AND THE SECURITIES (DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS) ORDINANCE.

THE STANDING COMMITTEE EXAMINED THE SECURITIES (INSIDER DEALING) BILL 1989 WHICH WAS INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JULY 12, 1989.

’’MANY OF THE CONCERNS RAISED BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE IN ITS DISCUSSION OF THE BILL WERE REFLECTED IN THE COMMITTEE STAGE AMENDMENTS TO THE BILL WHICH WAS ENACTED ON JULY 25, 1990," A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE ORDINANCE WILL BE BROUGHT INTO FORCE ONCE LEGISLATION IN RESPECT OF THE PURCHASE BY A COMPANY OF ITS OWN SHARES AND STOCK LENDING AND BORROWING FREE OF STAMP DUTY IS IN PLACE.

IN VIEW OF THE PROGRESS BEING MADE ON THE NECESSARY LEGISLATION AND THE GENERAL INTEREST TN THE QUESTION OF ALLOWING LISTED COMPANIES TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN SHARES, THE STANDING COMMITTEE RESUMED CONSIDERATION OF THE SUBJECT IN 1989.

’’HAVING CONSIDERED THE PROPOSAL JOINTLY SUBMITTED BY THE SECURITIES AND FUTURES COMMISSION (SFC) AND THE STOCK EXCHANGE, THE STANDING COMMITTEE AGREED TO PROCEED WITH THE PROPOSAL FOR ALLOWING LISTED COMPANIES TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN SHARES SUBJECT TO PRIOR ENACTMENT OF LEGISLATION DEALING WITH DISCLOSURE OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SHAREHOLDINGS, INSIDER DEALING, DISTRIBUTABLE PROFITS AND FIDUCIARY DUTIES OF DIRECTORS,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SECURITIES (DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS) ORDINANCE 1988 IS EXPECTED TO BE BROUGHT INTO FORCE LATER IN THE YEAR AND THE SECURITIES (INSIDER DEALING) ORDINANCE BY THE END OF THE YEAR, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

’’LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS TO COVER DISTRIBUTABLE PROFITS AND FIDUCIARY DUTIES OF DIRECTORS ARE BEING PREPARED AND WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION LATER IN THE YEAR,” HE SAID.

”IN VIEW OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS SUBJECT, DRAFT LEGISLATION IS BEING PREPARED WITH A VIEW TO ENACTMENT BY THE END OF THE YEAR,” THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

DURING THE YEAR, THE STANDING COMMITTEE ALSO CONSIDERED A NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS TO THE SECURITIES (DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS) ORDINANCE PROPOSED BY THE SFC AND THE STOCK EXCHANGE.

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THE STANDING COMMITTEE SUPPORTED SFC’S PROPOSAL FOR A NEW PROCEDURE FOR NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS AND THE STOCK EXCHANGE’S PROPOSAL FOR A STATUTORY IMMUNITY IN RELATION TO THE BONA FIDE PERFORMANCE OF ITS DUTIES UNDER THE ORDINANCE ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE STOCK EXCHANGE WOULD IMPLEMENT SATISFACTORY ARRANGEMENTS TO CHECK ALL PRICE-SENSITIVE INFORMATION RECEIVED.

"THE PROPOSALS WERE INCLUDED IN THE SECURITIES (DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS) (AMENDMENT) BILL WHICH WAS ENACTED ON JUNE 27 THIS YEAR," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN ADDITION, ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SFC, THE STANDING COMMITTEE ALSO F COMMENDED THAT AMENDMENTS BE MADE TO THE SECURITIES (DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS) ORDINANCE 1988 IN RELATION TO THE EXEMPTIONS FOR DISCRETIONARY TRUSTS UNDER PART II OF THE ORDINANCE AND THE CONCERT PARTY PROVISIONS.

A PROPOSAL BY THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER, FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PROCEDURES UNDER SECTION 209A FOR CONVERSION FROM A COMPULSORY WINDING-UP OF A COMPANY TO A CREDITORS’ VOLUNTARY WINDING-UP WAS ALSO CONSIDERED AND SUPPORTED BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE.

"THIS WAS SUBSEQUENTLY INCLUDED IN THE COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 4). BILL WHICH WAS ENACTED ON JULY 25 THIS YEAR," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FOLLOWING AN OVERALL REVIEW OF THE LEVEL OF PENALTIES PRESCRIBED IN THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE, THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES, PROPOSED THAT VARIOUS PENALTIES BE INCREASED IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THEIR DETERRENT EFFECT AND TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF INFLATION OVER THE YEARS.

"THE STANDING COMMITTEE ADVISED THAT IT HAD NO OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSALS AND THESE WERE SUBSEQUENTLY INCLUDED IN THE COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 1990 WHICH WAS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON FEBRUARY 14 THIS YEAR," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APART FROM THE ABOVE, THE STANDING COMMITTEE ALSO CONSIDERED A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT ISSUES INCLUDING THE AUDIT OF COMPANY ACCOUNTS, QUALIFICATIONS OF COMPANIES’ SECRETARIES AND PROVISIONS RELATING TO SMALL PRIVATE COMPANIES.

"CONSIDERATION OF THESE ISSUES IS STILL CONTINUING," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE’S REPORT CAN WRITE TO THE SECRETARY TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMPANY LAW REFORM, REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT, COMMERCIAL DIVISION, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 21ST FLOOR, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

"THOSE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECTS COVERED BY THE COMMITTEE’S REPORT ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS, ADMIRALTY CENTRE, TOWER II, 24TH FLOOR, 18 HARCOURT ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 2, 1990," HE ADDED.

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TIGHTER SECURITY FOR LOWU VBP CENTRE

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A NUMBER OF MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN TO PREVENT ESCAPES FROM LOWU DETENTION CENTRE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT ATTACHED GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE AND WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE UNHCR TO ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMME.

LOWU IS A CENTRE FOR BOAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO RETURN TO VIETNAM AND THE SECURITY THERE WAS DESIGNED IN KEEPING WITH THIS PURPOSE.

’’HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT IS CONCERNED ABOUT RECENT ESCAPES FROM LOWU AND THE POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE OF THE VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION PROGRAMME,” THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

’’FOLLOWING A REVIEW BY THE SECURITY BRANCH AND THE POLICE, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO INTRODUCE MEASURES TO PREVENT THIS HAPPENING IN FUTURE.”

IMMEDIATE STEPS WILL BE TAKEN TO STEP UP POLICE PATROLS AND TO STRENGTHEN THE PERIMETER FENCE.

THE PROCEDURES AND FORMALITIES REQUIRED TO CLEAR VOLUNTEERS FOR DEPARTURE WILL PE REVIEWED TO SEE IF THE PERIOD SPENT AT LOWU COULD BE REDUCED.

TO ENABLE VOLUNTEERS WHO WISH TO BUY GOODS TO DO SO WITHOUT HAVING TO LEAVE THE CAMP, A RANGE OF POPULAR ITEMS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT LOWU.

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VOTER REGISTRATION HITS 100,000 MARK

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A TOTAL OF 100,000 VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED SINCE THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE BEGAN TWO WEEKS AGO, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

THIS REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF 37,000 COMPARED TO THE NUMBER OF FORMS RECEIVED OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN THE LAST REGISTRATION EXERCISE IN 1987.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS VERY PLEASED THAT ELIGIBLE VOTERS ARE RESPONDING ENTHUSIASTICALLY TO THE VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN.

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IN URBAN AREA, KWUN TONG LEADS THE WAY WITH 12,929 FORMS, FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY WONG TAI SIN (11,741) AND KOWLOON CITY (10,380). IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, SHA TIN, KWAI TSING AND TUEN MUN FARE WELL WITH EACH OVER 7,000 FORMS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THIS IS A GOOD START FOR THE REGISTRATION DRIVE AND URGED ALL THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED TO TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO COMPLETE THE SIMPLE REGISTRATION FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE.

THEY WILL THEN BE ABLE TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE IN ELECTIONS TO AI,I THREE TIERS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, NAMELY THE DISTRICT BOARDS, THE MUNICIPAL COUNCILS AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNI IL, NEXT YEAR.

THE GOVERNMENT IS CONFIDENT THAT WITH CONTINUED COMMUNITY SUPPORT, THE NUo. R OF REGISTERED VOTERS WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS ELECTIONS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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AN AUSTRALIAN EXPERT ON FAMILY MEDICINE HAS ARRIVED IN HONG KONG YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) NIGHT AT THE INVITATION OF THE DIRECTOR OF HEALTH TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPING FAMILY MEDICINE IN GOVERNMENT GENERAL OUT-PATIENT CLINICS.

DR WESLEY E. FABB, NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, FAMILY MEDICINE PROGRAMME, OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, WILL BE HERE FOR THREE WEEKS.

IN 1973, DR FABB WAS AN ARCHITECT OF THE FAMILY MEDICINE PROGRAMME IN AUSTRALIA WHICH NOW HAS 2,000 DOCTORS IN TRAINING FOR FAMILY MEDICINE.

HE HAS DEVELOPED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES ON FAMILY MEDICINE AND AN EXAMINATION TO ASSESS COMPETENCE IN GENERAL FAMILY PRACTICE. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS ON FAMILY MEDICINE.

DURING HIS STAY, HE WILL MEET MEMBERS OF THE WORKING PARTY ON PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, PROVISIONAL HOSPITAL AUTHORITY, PROFESSORS AND STAFF OF THE TWO UNIVERSITIES AS WELL AS SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

HE WILL ALSO VISIT GOVERNMENT GENERAL OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WHERE HE WILL TALK TO THE STAFF.

AT THE END OF HIS VISIT, DR FABB WILL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR DOCTORS IN THE GENERAL OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON FAMILY MEDICINE AND CAREER STRUCTURE THAT WOULD ALLOW OPPORTUNITIES FOR STAFF TO DEVELOP A QUALITY SERVICE.

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SEMINAR ON HOW TO FACE FUTURE CHALLENGES

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THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID FORD, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR - ’’THE WAY AHEAD” - AT THE HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) MORNING.

THE SEMINAR, AIMED AT FOSTERING CIVIC AWARENESS AMONG LOCAL PEOPLE AND EXAMINING HOW TO FACE CHALLENGES AHEAD, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION AND THE LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 303 HONG KONG AND MACAU.

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR AND CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, DR DANIEL TSE, WILL GIVE A KEYNOTE SPEECH ON ’’THE ATTITUDE TO BE ADOPTED BY HONG KONG PEOPLE IN FACE OF THE FUTURE CHALLENGES”.

OTHER SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR ANDREW WONG; THE DIRECTOR OF JONES LANG WOOTTON, MR LEUNG CHUN-YING; AND CURRENT AFFAIRS COMMENTATOR, DR LO CHI-KIN.

THEY WILL SPEAK ON A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS ON HONG KONG'S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING POLITICS, OVERSEAS RELATIONS, ECONOMY AND CULTURE.

ABOUT 300 PROFESSIONALS FROM THE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL-SECTORS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SEMINAR ON CIVIC EDUCATION - ’’THE WAY AHEAD” - TO BE HELD AT 9 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) AT THEATRE II, LEVEL 2, HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, 1 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

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FACTORY VISIT TO BOOST VOTER REGISTRATION

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ASSISTANT CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS MONICA CHEN, URGED LOCAL RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS DURING HER VISIT ’ TO A KENNEDY TOWN FACTORY THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE VISIT IS PART OF THE DISTRICT CAMPAIGN TO DRIVE HOME MORE ELECTORS.

’’THOSE WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR ADDRESSES SINCE THEIR PREVIOUS REGISTRATION SHOULD RE-REGISTER TO QUALIFY FOR VOTING IN NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS,” MISS CHEN SAID.

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A VERIFICATION EXERCISE CONDUCTED IN THE DISTRICT LAST MONTH REVEALED THAT ABOUT 10 PER CENT OF THE SAMPLED 2,000 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE THEIR ADDRESSES CHANGED.

COMMENTING ON THE DISTRICT’S VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN, MISS CHEN SAID IT IS PROCEEDING SMOOTHLY SINCE IT KICKED OFF TWO WEEKS AGO.

THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAS HIRED 17 TEMPORARY COMMUNITY ORGANISERS TO CONDUCT HOUSEHOLD VISITS TO HELP RESIDENTS REGISTER.

APART FROM APPF.ALLING TO RESIDENTS IN NEW COMPLETED BUILDINGS, THE ORGANISERS WILL ALSO VERIFY INFORMATION OF THOSE REGISTERED ELECTORS, MISS CHEN ADDED.

TO AMPLIFY THE CAMPAIGN MESSAGE, BANNERS AND POSTERS HAD BERN PUT UP IN PROMINENT LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT AND SOUVENIRS DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS.

SO FAR, ABOUT 40 PER CENT OF THE 173,000 ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN THE 270,900-PEOPLE DISTRICT HAVE REGISTERED.

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DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS

PROGRESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS * * * * *

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD’S

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT

ON APPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL

COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE PROGRESS REPORT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR 1990-91 AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE REPORT COVERS 16 NEW PROJECTS AND FOUR OTHERS CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR. THEY COST ABOUT $1.59 MILLION.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE ^p^vEMENT

AND CHEUNG CHAU IN LATE NOVEMBER TO SEE PROJECTS BEING CARRIED OUT THERE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

TO COVER THE ISLANDS COMMITTEE MEETING WHICH IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE , 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT WILL BEGIN AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) CONFERENCE ROOM, 20TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING

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FIVE GOVT LOTS TO LET BY TENDER *****

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF THREE LAND LOTS IN TSEUNG KWAN O, SAI KUNG AND OF TWO LOTS IN CHAI WAN, HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE FIRST LOT, WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 6,620 SQUARE METRES, IS LOCATED AT AREA 115, PO LAM, TSEUNG KWAN O.

IT IS FOR FILM SHOOTING OR PLANT NURSERY PURPOSES. THE TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE SECOND LOT, WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 5,200 SQUARE METRES, IS LOCATED AT AREA 8, PO LAM.

IT IS FOR OPEN STORAGE OF TENANT’S GOODS, EXCLUDING STORAGE OF CONTAINERS AND CONTAINER VEHICLES. THE TENANCY IS FOR TWO YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE THIRD LOT, MEASURING ABOUT 6,158 SQUARE METRES, IS LOCATED AT AREA 29, TSEUNG KWAN O.

IT IS FOR OPEN STORAGE OF TENANT’S GOODS, EXCLUDING STORAGE OF CONTAINERS. THE TENANCY IS FOR NINE MONTHS, RENEWABLE MONTHLY AFTERWARDS.

THE LAST TWO LOTS, EACH MEASURING ABOUT 2,027 SQUARE METRES, ARE LOCATED AT KA YIP STREET, CHAI WAN RECLAMATION.

BOTH OF THEM ARE FOR CONCRETE BATCHING AND/OR ASPHALT BATCHING INCLUDING THE STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF SAND, AGGREGATE, CEMENT AND STEEL REINFORCEMENT BARS BUT EXCLUDING ROCK-CRUSHING.

THE TENANCY IS FOR THREE YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS FOR THE FIVE PIECES OF LAND IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 14.

FORMS OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND TENDER PLANS INSPECTED AT THE HONG KONG EAST DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, SOUTHORN CENTRE, 19TH FLOOR, 130 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI; THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, THIRD FLOOR, CHAN MAN STREET, SAI KUNG; THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES KOWLOON, 10TH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI CARPARK BUILDING, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

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REPORT ON 'HONG KONG ENERGY STATISTICS 1979-1989’ NOW ON SALE * * * * *

A STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED "HONG KONG ENERGY STATISTICS 1979-1989", WHICH ATMS TO DEPICT THE SITUATION OF ENERGY SUPPLY AND DEMAND IN HONG KONG, HAS RECENTLY BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE REPORT CONTAINS COMPREHENSIVE STATISTICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO DIFFERENT FORMS OF ENERGY INCLUDING OIL PRODUCTS, COAL PRODUCTS, ELECTRICITY AND GAS.

FOR VARIOUS OIL PRODUCTS, STATISTICS ON LIST PRICES, STORAGE CAPACITY, TANK STOCK, IMPORTS, RE-EXPORTS, RETAINED IMPORTS, AVERAGE UNIT VALUES OF IMPORTS AND QUANTITY OF SALES BY TYPE OF USER ARE PRESENTED IN THE REPORT.

FOR SELECTED COAL PRODUCTS, FIGURES ON IMPORTS, RE-EXPORTS, RETAINED IMPORTS AND AVERAGE UNIT VALUES OF IMPORTS ARE GIVEN.

FOR ELECTRICITY AND GAS, THE REPORT SHOWS FIGURES ON TARIFF CHARGES, GENERATING CAPACITY, PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION BY TYPE OF USER.

ANNUAL FIGURES FOR THE YEARS 1979 TO 1989 ARE PROVIDED WITH RESPECT TO MOST OF THESE STATISTICS. IN ADDITION, QUARTERLY FIGURES FOR 1979 AND 1989 ARE PRESENTED FOR SELECTED ITEMS.

THE REPORT IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL AND AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATION SALES COUNTER, 19TH FLOOR, WANCHAI TOWER 1, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT $18 A COPY.

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INSPECTION OF VEHICLES MANUFACTURED IN 1984 ♦ * * » *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT ALL PRIVATE CARS AND LIGHT GOODS VEHICLES WITH A GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT NOT EXCEEDING 1.9 TONNES MANUFACTURED IN OR BEFORE 1984, WHICH REQUIRE A NEW LICENCE COMMENCING ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1991, MUST BE INSPECTED AT A DESIGNATED CAR TESTING CENTRE FOR THE ISSUE OF A CERTIFICATE OF ROADWORTHINESS AS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR LICENCE RENEWAL.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE CERTIFICATE WAS ONLY VALID FOR RELICENSTNG DURING THE FOUR MONTHS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DATE OF ISSUE.

UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE, OWNERS OF ALL SIX OR MORE YEARS OLD PRIVATE CARS AND LIGHT GOODS VEHICLES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR VEHICLES INSPECTED AT A DESIGNATED CAR TESTING CENTRE AND OBTAIN A CERTIFICATE OF ROADWORTHINESS.

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FARE INCREASE ON NT GMB ROUTE 4 7S

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 1), THE FARE OF NEW TERRITORIES GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 47S (TUEN MUN PIER-HEAD TO MONG KOK) WILL BE INCREASED FROM $8 TO $10 PER SINGLE JOURNEY.

NOTICES WILL BE PUT UP AT TERMINAL POINTS AND INSIDE VEHICLES TO ADVISE PASSENGERS ON THE FARE INCREASE.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TSIM SHA TSUI

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 1), THE SECTION OF AUSTIN AVENUE IN TSIM SHA TSUI FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH TO A POINT ABOUT THREE METRES TO THE WEST WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS.

THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE TRENCH EXCAVATION WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS ON AUSTIN AVENUE HEADING FOR CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA CHATHAM COURT ONTO CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH. APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE THEM.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN KWAI CHUNG

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 1), THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM KWAI TAI ROAD WESTBOUND ONTO KWAI TAK STREET, IN KWAI CHUNG, WILL BE BANNED IN CONNECTION WITH THE "REALIGNMENT OF CONTAINER PORT ROAD NORTH" PROJECT.

MOTORISTS ON CONTAINER PORT ROAD HEADING FOR KWAI TAK STREET ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA KWAI HONG STREET.

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PLB BAN ZONE AND URBAN CLEARWAYS IN KWAI CHUNG

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 1), THE SECTION OF KAU WAH KENG APPROACH ROAD, IN KWAI CHUNG, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH LAI KING HILL ROAD AND ITS JUNCTION WITH LAI WAN ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A BAN ZONE FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, EXCEPT THOSE WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE BAN ZONE 24 HOURS DAILY.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SECTION OF KWAI HONG STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH CONTAINER PORT ROAD AND ITS JUNCTION WITH KWAI TAK STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

ALSO, THE SECTION OF KWAI SHING CIRCUIT BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 900 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH KWAI YIP STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 700 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS IN THE URBAN CLEARWAYS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 842 8777

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1990

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVT FIRMLY COMMITTED TO NEW AIRPORT........................................ 1

PROPOSALS FOR SECOND COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE RECEIVED ..................... 2

NEW SECURITY AND INSURANCE PACKAGE AGAINST CONSTRUCTION SITE CRIMES .... 3

NEW CHLORINATION HOUSE AT SHATIN WATER TREATMENT WORKS ..................... 5

$5.85M CONTRACT SIGNED FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM ................................. 5

FOUR NT LAND LOTS FOR SALE.................................................. 6

CUSTOMS COOPERATIVE COUNCIL MEETING ........................................ 7

CONSULTANT AGREEMENT FOR THIRD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ........................... 8

PROJECTS TO IMPROVE FRESH WATER SUPPLY ..................................... 8

PUBLICATION OF LAM TSUEN INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN....... 9

AMENDMENTS TO THE ABERDEEN & AP LEI CHAU OZP .............................. 11

VOTER REGISTRATION COUNTERS AT MTR STATIONS ............................... 12

VOTER REGISTRATION VARIETY SHOW ON SUNDAY ................................. 12

NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR FIGHT CRIME AWARD SCHEME .......................... 13

YAU TSIM SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSES .................................... 13

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1990

GOVT FIRMLY COMMITTED TO NEW AIRPORT *****

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR PIERS JACOBS, THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON REAFFIRMED THE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO THE NEW AIRPORT AND ITS DETERMINATION TO CARRY THE PROJECT THROUGH WITH ALL DUE SPEED.

ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN HONG KONG, SIR PIERS SAID THAT PEOPLE WHO STILL HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT THIS COMMITMENT WERE IGNORING THE FACTS.

"THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

"ONLY TWO DAYS AGO, WE APPOINTED MORGAN STANLEY AS THE OVERALL FINANCIAL ADVISER FOR THE PORT AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (PADS) AND WARDLEY CAPITAL LIMITED AS THE AIRPORT PROJECT FINANCIAL ADVISER.

"BECHTEL HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE PROJECT MANAGER FOR THE AIRPORT AND RELATED WORKS, WHILE GREINER-MAUNSELL HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO PREPARE THE AIRPORT MASTER PLAN.

"THE PROVISIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY, WHICH I CHAIR HAS BEEN FORMALLY ESTABLISHED AND IS TAKING FORWARD THE PLANNING OF THE NEW AIRPORT," HE SAID.

SIR PIERS SAID THE FIRST CONTRACT FOR PHYSICAL WORKS TO TURN THE PORT AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT PLANS INTO REALITY -- A $203 MILLION CONTRACT FOR DREDGING OFF YAU MA TEI AND AT KELLETT BANK -- WAS LET IN MID-AUGUST.

"LAST WEEK WE AWARDED A SECOND MAJOR CONTRACT, FOR $235 MILLION, FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE WEST KOWLOON RECLAMATION, WH1 3H WILL AMONG OTHER THINGS PROVIDE LAND FOR THE AIRPORT RAILWAY AND ROAD LINKS.

"INVITATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MAIN BRIDGE PROJECT WILL BE ISSUED IN ABOUT A MONTH’S TIME. OTHER CONTRACTS WILL BE AWARDED AT A STEADY PACE," HE SAID.

TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO CLARIFY A POSSIBLE MISUNDERSTANDING ABOUT PHASING, SIR PIERS STRESSED THAT IT HAD ALWAYS BEEN ENVISAGE) THAT THE OVERALL AIRPORT PROJECT WOULD BE DIVIDED INTO CORE ITEMS AND NON-CORE ITEMS.

CORE ITEMS REFER TO THOSE WORKS THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL IF THE AIRPORT IS TO OPEN, WHILE NON-CORE ITEMS REPRESENTED THOSE WHICH ARE DESIRABLE AND SHOULD BE PROVIDED AT SOME STAGE, BUT DO NOT HAVE TO BE COMPLETED TO BRING THE NEW AIRPORT INTO OPERATION.

"THE FIRST GROUP, THAT IS THE CORE ITEMS, WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AS FAST AS IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE," SIR PIERS EMPHASISED, ADDING THAT THE SECOND GROUP WOULD HAVE TO BE PHASED, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT AVAILABLE RESOURCES. ,

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"WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW IS EXAMINING VERY CRITICALLY EACH COMPONENT AND DECIDING WHETHER IT IS CORE OR NON-CORE. ONE OF THE ITEMS BEING SCRUTINISED IS THE RAIL LINK,” HE SAID.

POINTING OUT THAT NO DECISION ON THIS HAS YET BEEN MADE, SIR PIERS ADDED: "EVEN IF IT IS DECIDED THAT THE RAIL LINK IS NON-CORE AND COULD BE DEFERRED BY A YEAR OR SO, THAT CANNOT BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION BE TAKEN TO IMPLY A LACK OF COMMITMENT TO THE TOTAL PROJECT."

EARLIER, SIR PIERS OUTLINED THE SCOPE OF PADS WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS AN EXCITING BUT ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S FUTURE.

"WE HAVE SPENT MORE THAN A DECADE ON DETAILED INVESTIGATION AND PLANNING. ANYONE CROSS CHECKING THAT RESEARCH WILL COME INEVITABLY AND INEXORABLY TO THE SAME CONCLUSIONS WE DID,” HE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT IN THE SEARCH FOR THE NEW AIRPORT SITE, 19 SITES HAVE BEEN EXAMINED IN DETAIL, AND THAT "CHEK LAP KOK IS CLEARLY THE BEST PLACE FOR IT."

ON FINANCING OF THE AIRPORT PROJECT, SIR PIERS NOTED THAT ONE OF THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF PADS WAS TO ENSURE THAT THE WHOLE STRATEGY COULD BE SPLIT INTO PACKAGES THAT WOULD BE AS ATTRACTIVE AS POSSIBLE TO PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPERS.

"VERY SOON ALL OF US -- THE DOUBTERS AND BELIEVERS ALIKE — WILL BE ABLE TO SEE FOR OURSELVES TANGIBLE EVIDENCE OF OUR COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT HONG KONG NEEDS.

"THOSE WHO MAY BE INCLINED TO HOLD BACK, TO WAIT AND SEE, ARE OF COURSE FREE TO DO SO. BUT THEY RUN THE RISK OF LOSING OUT," HE SAID.

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PROPOSALS FOR SECOND COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE RECEIVED

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) RECEIVED THREE PROPOSALS FROM COMPANIES COMPETING FOR THE RIGHT TO OPERATE A SECOND COMMERCIAL RADIO SERVICE IN HONG KONG.

THE SECRETARY FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI, SAID: "APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM REDIFFUSION (HONG KONG) BROADCAST LTD, HONG KONG METROPOLITAN BROADCASTING COMPANY LIMITED, AND METROPOLITAN BROADCASTING, A COMPANY AFFILIATED TO GOLDEN HARVEST AND DICKSON POON.

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"OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS, THE BROADCASTING AUTHORITY WILL EXAMINE THE PROPOSALS AND WILL FORWARD TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ITS RECOMMENDATION FOR THE AWARD OF A LICENCE. THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL IS EXPECTED TO DECIDE ON THE AWARD BY NOVEMBER 30 THIS YEAR.

"THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL BE INVITED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO APPLY FORMALLY FOR A 12-YEAR LICENCE. THE LICENCE IS EXPECTED TO BE GRANTED BY THE END OF 1990."

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NEW SECURITY AND INSURANCE PACKAGE AGAINST CONSTRUCTION SITE CRIMES *****

WITH CONSTRUCTION SITE THEFTS AND BURGLARIES A DAILY PROBLEM IN ALL POLICE DIVISIONS IN HONG KONG, OFFICERS OF THE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU HAVE SPENT THREE YEARS WORKING ON HOW TO CUT COSTLY LOSSES AND TIME CONSUMING INVESTIGATIONS.

CONSTRUCTION SITE CRIME IS SO WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY THAT A FLAT COSTING A PURCHASER $1 MILLION INCLUDES $20,000 TO COVER THE COSTS OF LOSSES DURING BUILDING.

BUT THE CPB HAS HOPES OF A BREAKTHROUGH IN PREVENTING CONSTRUCTION SITE CRIME WITH THE AGREEMENT OF TWO MAJOR HONG KONG COMPANIES TO WORK HAND-IN-HAND WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANIES COVERING THEM IN PUTTING A FIRMER GRIP ON SITE SECURITY.

IF THE NEW SECURITY AND INSURANCE PACKAGE PROVES SUCCESSFUL AND COST EFFECTIVE THE BUREAU IS CONFIDENT THAT OTHER CONSTRUCTION FIRMS WILL FOLLOW SUIT.

CHIEF INSPECTOR JOHN BLACK, REGIONAL CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER, KOWLOON EAST SAID: "EVERY POLICE DIVISION IN HONG KONG HAS NEW BUILDINGS GOING UP AND EVERY DAY THERE ARE THEFTS OF MATERIALS OR PLANT.

"THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION SITE LOSSES IS EVENTUALLY PASSED DOWN TO THE CONSUMER."

MR BLACK SAID THAT EVERY TIME AN INSURANCE CLAIM WAS MADE PREMIUMS INCREASED WHICH ALSO HAD AN EFFECT ON THE EVENTUAL PRICES OF BUILDINGS.

"THE BASIS OF THE GUIDELINES WE ARE OFFERING TO CONTRACTORS IS THAT THE MAIN CONTRACTOR ONLY SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING THAT GOES ON AT THE SITE,"MR BLACK ADDED.

BAD SECURITY AND POOR LIAISON BETWEEN MAIN CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS CAUSED DISPUTES BETWEEN THEM WHICH SOMETIMES INVOLVED TIME CONSUMING AND COSTLY LITIGATION AND COURT PROCEEDINGS.

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ANOTHER SNAG, MR BLACK SAID, WAS THAT SOME COMPANIES WERE CONCERNED THAT THE COST OF EFFECTIVE INSURANCE MIGHT PREVENT THEM FROM SUBMITTING LOW TENDERS FOR CONTRACTS.

AND WHEN LOSSES OCCURRED THE POLICE WERE INVOLVED IN LENGTHY DEALINGS WITH LOSS ADJUSTORS IN UNRAVELLING CASES. "THE POLICE END UP GETTING INVOLVED IN WORK THAT SHOULD REALLY BE CARRIED OUT BY OTHERS,"MR BLACK SAID. "IT’S VERY TIME CONSUMING."

"WE WANT THE MAIN CONTRACTORS FROM SQUARE ONE TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERYTHING ON SITE, INCLUDING THE SUB-CONTRACTORS WORKING FOR THEM."

SOME MAIN CONTRACTORS WERE RESPONSIBLE ONLY FOR A SITE PERIMETER FENCE. THERE WAS LITTLE REGARD GIVEN TO SUB-CONTRACTORS’ WORK AND MATERIALS DELIVERED SOMETIMES WEEKS BEFORE THEY WERE REQUIRED WERE COMMON TARGETS FOR THEFT AS THEY LAID NEGLECTED ON THE SITE.

"A SIMPLE METHOD OF MARKING MATERIAL SO THAT IT IS EASILY IDENTIFIABLE WOULD ALONE REDUCE THE THEFT OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF FIXTURES AND FITTINGS LEFT ON SITES," MR BLACK SAID.

FOLLOWING THREE YEARS OF TALKS WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES, CONTRACTORS AND SECURITY COMPANIES, THE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU WAS PRESSING INSURANCE COMPANIES TO WORK TOGETHER IN INSISTING THAT COVER INCLUDED EFFICIENT SECURITY.

"AN INSURANCE CONTRACT SHOULD HAVE REASONABLE SECURITY WRITTEN INTO IT. WE WANT INSURANCE COMPANIES TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE CONTRACTORS WITHOUT ANY RESORT TO LEGISLATION.

"PREMIUMS WOULD BE MORE ATTRACTIVE AND WORK ON THE SITE WOULD BE LESS COSTLY. POLICE TIME COULD ALSO BE REDUCED CONSIDERABLY.

"WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO THIS PROBLEM WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY. IT’S THE MAN IN THE STREET WHO PAYS FOR IT ALL AT THE END OF DAY.

"WE ARE PREPARING A BOOKLET OF GUIDELINES FOR DISTRIBUTION TO CONTRACTORS TO GIVE THEM AN INSIGHT ON MATTERS THAT CAN BE ENCOUNTERED ON EACH AND EVERY BUILDING SITE IN HONG KONG."

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NEW CHLORINATION HOUSE AT SHATIN WATER TREATMENT WORKS *****

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CHLORINATION HOUSE TO IMPROVE CHLORINE FACILITIES AT SHATIN WATER TREATMENT WORKS.

THE NEW CHLORINATION HOUSE IS COMPOSED OF A CHLORINE DRUM STORE, A CHLORINE ABSORPTION SYSTEM AND ANCILLARY ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL WORKS.

UPON COMPLETION, THE STORE WILL CONVERT THE EXISTING BULK TANK STORAGE TO ONE TONNE DRUM STORAGE OF CHLORINE AND THE CHLORINE ABSORPTION SYSTEM WILL SAFEGUARD AGAINST ANY CHLORINE DISCHARGE TO THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE EVENT OF ACCIDENTAL LEAKAGE, THEREBY REDUCING THE SOCIETAL RISKS OF THE SHATIN TREATMENT WORKS TO AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL.

THE NEW INSTALLATION INCLUDING THE ASSOCIATED PLANT AND EQUIPMENT IS ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT $29 MILLION.

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CIVIL ENGINEERING WORK OF THE PROJECT WILL START IN DECEMBER AND WILL LAST FOR 15 MONTHS.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE INSTALLATION OF ASSOCIATED PLANT AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE CHLORINE ABSORPTION SYSTEM WITH THE WHOLE PROJECT TO BE COMMISSIONED IN LATE 1992.

TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CENTRAL TENDER BOARD ON OR BEFORE NOON SEPTEMBER 21.

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$5.85M CONTRACT SIGNED FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM

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A CONTRACT FOR $5.85 MILLION WAS SIGNED TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND INSTALLATION OF A COMPUTERISED SYSTEM OF FINANCIAL MODELS WHICH WILL PROVIDE A BASIS FOR THE PLANNING OF FUTURE EDUCATION POLICY.

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER, MISS CHRISTINE K.T. CHOW, THIS MORNING SIGNED THE CONTRACT WITH INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS, COOPERS AND LYBRAND ASSOCIATES LIMITED.

THE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL FOR THIS CONSULTANCY WAS MADE BY THE EDUCATION COMMISSION IN ITS REPORT NO. 2.

IT IS ENVISAGED THAT THE LINKED FINANCIAL MODELS WILL HELP THE COMMISSION IN ITS TASK OF ASSESSING THE EFFECT OF THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE GOVERNMENT’S EDUCATION BUDGET. THEY WILL ALSO HELP GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS STUDY THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF FUTURE CHANGES IN EDUCATION POLICY.

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THE PRESENT CONSULTANCY, WHICH WILL TAKE 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE, IS THE SECOND STAGE OF THE COMPUTER DEVELOPMENT. THE FIRST STAGE --THE SYSTEM DESIGN STUDY — WAS COMPLETED IN OCTOBER 1989.

BASED ON THE SYSTEM DESIGN STUDY, THE CONSULTANTS ENGAGED FOR THE SECOND STAGE WILL DEVELOP AND INSTALL AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM CAPABLE OF STORING AND ANALYSING DATA FROM ACROSS ALL SECTORS OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM.

SECTORS TO BE COVERED BY THE SYSTEM ARE PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY, SECONDARY, SIXTH FORM, ADULT EDUCATION, SPECIAL EDUCATION, TEACHER TRAINING, TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TERTIARY EDUCATION.

DATA FROM THESE SECTORS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO A "MASTER" MODEL OPERATED BY THE EDUCATION AND MANPOWER BRANCH.

AT THE END OF THIS STAGE OF MODEL DEVELOPMENT, OFFICERS IN THE EDUCATION AND MANPOWER BRANCH AND CONCERNED GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WILL BE ABLE TO OPERATE THE MODELS THROUGH DESK-TOP COMPUTER TERMINALS.

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FOUR NT LAND LOTS FOR SALE

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THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING FOUR LAND LOTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION AND BY TENDER.

TWO LOTS WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE AT AN AUCTION TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 25, BEGINNING AT 2.30 PM AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE.

THE FIRST ONE IS A 929-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT AREA 4B, SHEUNG SHUI. IT IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES, EXCLUDING OFFENSIVE TRADE.

ACCORDING TO THE BUILDING COVENANT, A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 2,788 SQUARE METRES MUST BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1993.

THE OTHER LOT, WHICH MEASURES ABOUT 3,250 SQUARE METRES, IS LOCATED AT AREA 11, ON MUK STREET, SHA TIN. IT IS FOR GODOWN PURPOSES, EXCLUDING DANGEROUS GOODS GODOWN.

THE DEVELOPER IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 18,525 SQUARE METRES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1994.

FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND SALE PLANS INSPECTED AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS ON 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD CENTRAL; THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG; AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES KOWLOON, YAU MA TEI CARPARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

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MEANWHILE, TWO LOTS LOCATED AT AREA 10, TSING YI ISLAND ARE BEING OFFERED FOR SALE BY TENDER.

THE LOTS, FOR USE AS PETROL FILLING STATION, MEASURE ABOUT 1,480 AND 2,110 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY.

INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT TENDERS BEFORE NOON ON SEPTEMBER 28.

FORMS OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM AND TENDER PLANS INSPECTED AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS AND ALL DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES.

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CUSTOMS COOPERATIVE COUNCIL MEETING *****

THE THIRD ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING OF CONTACT POINTS IN THE CUSTOMS COOPERATION COUNCIL (CCC) ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (ESCAP) REGION ENDED IN HONG KONG TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE TWO-DAY MEETING, WHICH WAS HELD AT THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT, WAS ATTENDED BY 21 PARTICIPANTS FROM 14 CCC MEMBER CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION, INCLUDING HONG KONG.

AT THE MEETING, REPRESENTATIVES DISCUSSED THE EXCHANGE OF DRUG INFORMATION AND INTELLIGENCE, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND CUSTOMS TRAINING TECHNIQUE.

MR G.D. GOTSCHLICH, CCC DIRECTOR (CUSTOMS TECHNIQUE), ASSISTED BY MR I. IMPEY, CCC DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ENFORCEMENT), FLEW FROM BRUSSELS TO HONG KONG TO CHAIR THE MEETING.

OTHER PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED TWO OBSERVERS EACH FROM BRUNEI AND MACAU AND ONE FROM THE UNITED STATES.

THIS IS THE SECOND MEETING OF ITS KIND HELD IN HONG KONG. THE LAST ONE WAS HELD IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR.

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CONSULTANT AGREEMENT FOR THIRD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

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DESIGN WORK FOR THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE IN TSEUNG KWAN O HAS NOW COMMENCED, FOLLOWING THE SIGNING OF A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE AGREEMENT ON THE DESIGN AND SUPERVISION OF ENGINEERING WORKS FOR THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE WAS SIGNED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION AND MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA LIMITED.

THE PROJECT MANAGER (SOUTH EAST NEW TERRITORIES) OF THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED BY THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION TO MANAGE AND MONITOR THE CONSULTANT'S WORK FOR ITS THIRD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE IN TSEUNG KWAN O.

THE PROJECT MANAGER WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CALLING FOR TENDERS, PROCESSING PAYMENTS, ARRANGING LAND PROVISION AND FILL MATERIAL AS WELL AS APPOINTING SITE STAFF.

THE NEW INDUSTRIAL ESTATE WILL BE RECLAIMED FROM THE SEA NORTH OF FAT TONG CHAU, PROBABLY USING MARINE FILL FROM THE TATHONG CHANNEL.

THE INITIAL STAGE OF THE ESTATE IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 1993 PROVIDING A GROSS AREA OF 25 HECTARES INCLUDING ALL SERVICES REQUIRED FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND FACTORY OPERATION.

SITE FORMATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE WORK WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A GROSS TOTAL OF 93 HECTARES BY THE END OF 1995.

ALLOWING FOR ROADS, OPEN SPACE AND OTHER AMENITIES, THE NET AREA OF INDUSTRIAL LAND AVAILABLE TO APPLICANTS WILL BE ABOUT 70 HECTARES.

THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE WILL BE FULLY SERVICED WITH ROADS, DRAINS, SEWERS, WATER MAINS AND OTHER UTILITIES.

A 1,000 METRE-LONG WATERFRONT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BERTHING OF OCEAN-GOING VESSELS.

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS TO BUILD A FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR WITH ASSOCIATED PUMPING MAINS TO SERVE THE PROPOSED SIU SAI WAN DEVELOPMENT AREA.

THE SIU SAI WAN FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR WILL HAVE A STORAGE CAPACITY OF 11,400 CUBIC METRES.

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THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE THE LAYING OF A 2,450-METRE FRESH WATER PUMPING MAINS WITH DIAMETERS OF 800 MILLIMETRES AND 600 MILLIMETRES ALONG CAPE COLLINSON ROAD, WAN TSUI ROAD AND CHAI WAN ROAD IN CHAI WAN.

WORKS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 21 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE DEPARTMENT IS NOW INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT. TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE NOON ON SEPTEMBER 28.

MEANWHILE, TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR MAINLAYING WORKS AT HARBOUR ISLAND AND SAI O TO IMPROVE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN THE AREA.

WITH A DIAMETER OF 2,000 MILLIMETERS, THE 800-METRE ADDITIONAL LAND MAINS WILL BE LAID TO COPE WITH AN INCREASING DEMAND FROM MA ON SHAN, SAI KUNG PENINSULA, EAST KOWLOON AND NORTH EAST OF HONG KONG ISLAND.

WORK WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN 18 MONTHS. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDER IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 14.

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PUBLICATION OF LAM TSUEN INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN *****

THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED THE GAZETTING OF LAM TSUEN INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN.

SO FAR, A TOTAL OF 12 PLANS OF SUCH NATURE HAVE BEEN GAZETTED FOR VARIOUS PARTS OF THE RURAL NEW TERRITORIES.

THE LAM TSUEN PLAN COVERS AN AREA OF ABOUT 420 HECTARES.

ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, THE LAM TSUEN AREA IS AN ALLUVIAL LOWLAND MOSTLY UNDER ACTIVE CULTIVATION. THERE IS A NEED TO CONSERVE THE RURAL SETTING OF THE AREA AS WELL AS TO PROTECT THE PRACTICE OF AGRICULTURE.

THE LAM TSUEN INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLAN IS AIMED AT CONSERVING THE ENVIRONMENT AND REGULATING DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.

ON THE PLAN, ALL RECOGNISED VILLAGES, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TAI OM SHAN VILLAGE AND SIU OM SHAN VILLAGE WHICH ARE NO LONGER INHABITED, HAVE BEEN ZONED ’VILLAGE-TYPE DEVELOPMENT’ TO CATER FOR THEIR NECESSARY EXPANSION.

UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1990, PERMISSION WILL BE REQUIRED FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING FOR ALL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA, UNLESS IT IS PERMITTED AS SPELT OUT UNDER THE PLAN.

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DEVELOPMENT IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE PLANS WILL BE SUBJECT ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS UPON COMMENCEMENT OF THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE. ■

ON ENACTMENT, THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS WILL BE INCLUDED IN STATUTORY DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA, AND THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING COULD THEN SERVE NOTICE REQUIRING REINSTATEMENT OF THE LAND TO THE CONDITION IT WAS IN IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE GAZETTING OF THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREA PLANS OR RESTORATION OF THE LAND TO HIS SATISFACTION.

HOWEVER, THE SPOKESMAN SAID EXISTING USES WOULD BE TOLERATED WITHIN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS. PERMISSION GRANTED BY THE DIRECTOR WOULD BE HONOURED WHEN THE INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS ARE INCLUDED INTO STATUTORY DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS.

IF PERMISSION OF THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT IS REQUIRED, AN APPLICATION FOR SUCH PERMISSION SHOULD BE SENT TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE GENERAL REGISTRY OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

INDIGENOUS NEW TERRITORIES VILLAGERS WISHING TO APPLY FOR SMALL HOUSE SITES IN AREAS COVERED BY THE NEW INTERIM DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION AREAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO APPLY DIRECT TO THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICER.

THE LAM TSUEN INTERIM PLANNING PERMISSION AREA PLAN CAN BE INSPECTED UNTIL OCTOBER 30, 1990 AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES :

(A) THE CENTRAL 4 WESTERN PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG;

(B) PLANNING DEPARTMANT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND

(C) RELEVANT DISTRICT OFFICES AND DISTRICT PLANNING OFFICES.

COPIES OF THE PLANS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SURVEY AND MAPPING OFFICE, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG AND KOWLOON MAP SALES SECTION, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT $10 EACH FOR AN UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 EACH FOR A COLOURED COPY.

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AMENDMENTS TO THE ABERDEEN &. AP LEI CHAU OZP

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THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD HAS MADE A NUMBER OF AMENDMENTS TO THE APPROVED ABERDEEN & AP LEI CHAU OUTLINE ZONING PLAN WHICH WAS GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE AMENDMENTS ARE MADE MAINLY TO ACCOMMODATE PROPOSALS FOR CHANGES IN LAND USE. THE MAJOR CHANGES INCLUDE:

(A) REZONING OF A ’GOVERNMENT/INSTITUTION/COMMUNITY’ SITE AT SHUM WAN ROAD TO 'RESIDENTIAL (GROUP A)’ FOR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME HOUSING DEVELOPMENT; AND

(B) REZONING OF A SITE (ZONED ’GOVERNMENT/INSTITUTION/

COMMUNITY’ AND SHOWN ’ROAD’) ADJOINING SHEK PAI WAN ESTATE TO 'RESIDENTIAL (GROUP A)’ FOR PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPEMNT.

THESE SITES WERE ORIGINALLY RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE EITHER FOUND REPLACEMENT SITES ELSEWHERE OR ARE NOW CONSIDERED NOT NECESSARY.

THE AMENDMENT PLAN CAN BE INSPECTED DURING OFFICE HOURS UNTIL OCTOBER 31 AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

- PLANNING DEPARTMENT,

FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING,

GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

- CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE,

GROUND FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES/WEST WING,

11 ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG.

- DISTRICT OFFICE (SOUTHERN),

SHOP 25, GROUND FLOOR, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN, HONG KONG.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS MAY SUBMIT HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/O PLANNING DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 31.

COPIES OF THE AMENDMENT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SURVEY AND MAPPING OFFICE, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG AND AT THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON MAP SALES SECTION, 1OTH FLOOR, KOWLOON OFFICES 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT $10 FOR AN UNCOLOURED COPY AND $fiO FOR A COLOURED COPY

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VOTER REGISTRATION COUNTERS AT MTR STATIONS

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THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE SETTING UP COUNTERS AT FOUR MTR STATIONS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOONS IN SEPTEMBER TO ENABLE TRAIN PASSENGERS TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS.

THE COUNTERS WILL OPERATE FROM 1.30 PM TO 5 PM AT THE NORTH POINT, TAIKOO, HENG FA CHUEN AND CHAI WAN STATIONS.

VIDEOS ON CIVIC EDUCATION AND THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME WILL BE SHOWN AND SOUVENIRS WILL BE GIVEN OUT.

MEANWHILE, A BUS PARADE TO PROMOTE VOTER REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 2) AFTERNOON. TELEVISION ARTISTE MISS BERTHA NGAI AND DISC JOCKEY MR JOHN WOO WILL JOIN DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF ON THE TOUR ALONG THE MAIN STREETS OF THE DISTRICT.

THE BUS WILL STOP AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS INCLUDING SIU SAI WAN ESTATE, NEW JADE GARDEN, HENG FA CHEUN SHOPPING CENTRE, KORNHILL, CITY GARDEN AND PARK TOWERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION BUS PARADE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 2). THE BUS WILL SET OFF AT 2.30 PM AT THE CHAI WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

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VOTER REGISTRATION VARIETY SHOW ON SUNDAY

A VOTER REGISTRATION GALA SHOW ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE HELD AT THE MUSIC FOUNTAIN OF NEW TOWN PLAZA ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 2). IT WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

THE DISTRICT’S "VOTER REGISTRATION AMBASSADOR”, SINGER DANNY CHAN, WILL ENCOURAGE ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP AS VOTERS, WHILE THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR NG CHAN-LAM, WILL BE THE OFFICIATING GUEST.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE SINGING, DANCING, DRAMA AND MUSIC. COMMUNITY ORGANISERS WILL BE PRESENT TO HELP RESIDENTS TO REGISTER.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION GALA SHOW TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 2) AT THE MUSIC FOUNTAIN, THIRD LEVEL, NEW TOWN PLAZA, SHA TIN. THE SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR FIGHT CRIME AWARD SCHEME

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TSUEN WAN RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO MAKE NOMINATIONS FOR THE TSUEN WAN CITIZEN FIGHT CRIME AWARD SCHEME.

THE SCHEME IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE (DFCC), THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE POLICE, WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM THE TSUEN WAN ROTARY CLUB.

"THE OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME IS TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO ASSIST THE POLICE TO PREVENT AND FIGHT CRIME," THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DFCC, MR DAVID HO, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

"NOMINATION FORMS, IN THE FORMAT OF POSTAGE PRE-PAID ENVELOPES, ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRES OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TSUEN WAN POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE.

"THE CLOSING DATE OF NOMINATION IS DECEMBER 31 AND A PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS WILL BE SET UP TO SELECT THE WINNERS," HE SAID.

"THE WINNERS AND THEIR NOMINATORS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND THE TSUEN WAN FIGHT CRIME AND ANTI-NARCOTICS CARNIVAL IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR DURING WHICH THEY WILL BE PRESENTED CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION AND SOUVENIRS," HE ADDED.

TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 492 5327 OR 492 6279.

MEANWHILE, A FIGHT CRIME SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AT THE TSUEN WAN PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO PROMOTE THE AWARD SCHEME. IT WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM.

LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATIONS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT INVITING THEIR REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ALSO WELCOME.

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YAU TSIM SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSES

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THE 1990 YAU TSIM DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WILL END TOMORROW (SATURDAY) ON A HIGH NOTE - A DANCING GALA AT HENRY G. LEONG YAUMATEI COMMUNITY CENTRE, BEGINNING AT 7 PM.

OVER 200 YOUNG VOLUNTEERS FROM 14 LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WHICH HAD ORGANISED 128 YOUTH ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS WILL ATTEND THE PARTY.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE A BUFFET DINNER AND A SOCIAL DANCE PERFORMANCE.

/A CLOSING

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1990

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A CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD BEFORE THE START OF THE GALA. ASSISTANT YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICER, MS MELODY WONG, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE, MRS CHAN YUEN YIN-HUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

VOLUNTEERS WITH OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE WILL BE PRESENTED WITH CERTIFICATES AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE 1990 YAU TSIM DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME TO BE HELD AT 7 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT HENRY G. LEONG YAUMATEI COMMUNITY CENTRE, 60 PUBLIC SQUARE STREET.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT FOUR SECTIONS OF ROADS IN NORTH POINT WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 2) TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORKS.

THEY ARE:

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF TANNER ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH KAM HONG STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF TANNER ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH KAM HONG STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES WEST OF THE JUNCTION;

* KAM HONG STREET BETWEEN TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD AND TANNER ROAD; AND

« THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH KAM HONG STREET TO A POINT ABOUT FIVE METRES WEST OF THE JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

AT THE SAME TIME, TANNER ROAD BETWEEN KAM HONG STREET AND TIN CHIU STREET WILL BE CLOSED.

MOTORISTS INTENDING TO GAIN ACCESS TO KAI YUEN TERRACE OR KAI YUEN STREET BY WAY OF THE TEMPORARILY CLOSED SECTION OF TANNER ROAD ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA KAM HONG STREET, TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD, SHU KUK STREET, JAVA ROAD, MAN HONG STREET, HEALTHY STREET WEST, TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD AND TIN CHIU STREET.

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