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https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/ISD_public_Calendar_en.html 2021-05-14T00:29:01.671299 News Archives [] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0331105.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:30.065302 Air Pollution Index - Wednesday, April 1, 1998 ["**********************************************", "Announcement on the Air Pollution Index (API) by the Environmental Protection Department on Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "SUMMARY", "-------", "Forecast of Air Pollution Indices for today (Wednesday)", "range from 50 to 55", "Air quality condition : Good to Moderate", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "DETAILED REPORT", "---------------", "Area Districts Forecast for Today", "---- --------- ------------------", "API Condition", "--- ---------", "Urban Central and \t 50 Good", "Western,", "Wan Chai,", "Eastern,", "Kowloon City,", "Sham Shui Po,", "Wong Tai Sin", "and Yau Tsim", "Mong.", "Industrial Kwun Tong,\t\t 55 Moderate", "Kwai Tsing", "and Tsuen", "Wan.", "New Islands, 55 Moderate", "Development Southern,", "Sai Kung,", "Tuen Mun,", "Yuen Long,", "Sha Tin,", "Tai Po,", "and North.", "ADVICE :", "1. When the index lies between 101 and 200, people with heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "2. When the index exceeds 200, the general public are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0331106.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:30.872693 Air Pollution Index - Wednesday, April 1, 1998 ["**********************************************", "Announcement on the Air Pollution Index (API) by the Environmental Protection Department on Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "SUMMARY", "-------", "Forecast of Air Pollution Indices for today (Wednesday)", "range from 50 to 55", "Air quality condition : Good to Moderate", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "DETAILED REPORT", "---------------", "Area Districts Forecast for Today", "---- --------- ------------------", "API Condition", "--- ---------", "Urban Central and \t 50 Good", "Western,", "Wan Chai,", "Eastern,", "Kowloon City,", "Sham Shui Po,", "Wong Tai Sin", "and Yau Tsim", "Mong.", "Industrial Kwun Tong,\t\t 55 Moderate", "Kwai Tsing", "and Tsuen", "Wan.", "New Islands, 55 Moderate", "Development Southern,", "Sai Kung,", "Tuen Mun,", "Yuen Long,", "Sha Tin,", "Tai Po,", "and North.", "ADVICE :", "1. When the index lies between 101 and 200, people with heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "2. When the index exceeds 200, the general public are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401005.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:29.773819 Traffic Accident In Kwun Tong ["*****************************", "Twenty-six people were injured in a traffic accident which took place at the junction of Tseung Kwan O Road and Lei Yue Mun Road, Kwun Tong, this (Tuesday) afternoon.", "About 4.50 pm today, a light goods vehicle (LGV), a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and a double decker bus were travelling in sequence along Lei Yue Mun Road heading for Tseung Kwan O Road.", "The LGV and HGV then stopped in front of a traffic light at the junction of Tseung Kwan O Road and Lei Yue Mun Road while the bus reportedly rammed into the rear part of the HGV, causing a chain collision.", "Twelve men, 13 women and a boy, aged between three and 76, including the drivers of the bus and the LGV, were injured.", "Twenty-one of them were sent to United Christian Hospital (UCH) while the other five were sent to Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH).", "After medical treatment, 24 of the injured people were discharged from hospitals. Two men, aged 33 and 42, were admitted to UCH and PYNEH in poor and stable condition respectively.", "Investigations by Accident Investigation Team, Kowloon East, are proceeding.", "Add Police Report No.2", "Issued By PPRB", "End/2235 hours, Tuesday, March 31, 1998 (Lip)", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401006.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:29.948172 Police Appeal for Information on Kwun Tong Traffic Accident ["*********************************************************", "Members of the public who have witnessed or have information on the traffic accident, which took place at the junction of Lei Yue Mun Road and Tseung Kwan O Road, Kwun Tong, this (Tuesday) afternoon involving a bus, a light goods vehicle, and a heavy goods vehicle, resulting in 26 people being injured, are urged to contact officers of Special Investigation Team, Traffic, Kowloon East, on 2305 7500 or 2305 7575, or call the Police Hotline 2527 7177.", "2nd Add Police Report No.2", "Issued by PPRB", "End/2355 hrs, Tuesday, March 31, 1998 (EC)", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401043.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:30.865770 Man killed by fire in Kowloon City ["**********************************", "A 69-year-old man was found seriously burnt and later certified dead as a result of a No. 1 alarm fire which broke out at 6.58 am this (Wednesday) morning in Kowloon City.", "The fire occurred in a residential unit on second floor, 31 Tin Kwong Road, Kowloon City. It was put out shortly afterward by other residents prior to the arrival of firemen.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401051.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:25.169673 Effective Exchange Rate Index ["*****************************", "The effective exchange rate index for the Hong Kong dollar on Wednesday, April 1, 1998 is 136.7 (up 0.1 point against yesterday's index).", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401054.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:35.827414 New Film Services Office established ["************************************", "The Commissioner for Television and Entertainment Licensing, Mr Eddy Chan, announces the opening of the Film Services Office (FSO) today (Wednesday).", "\"This is to implement the Chief Executive's initiative announced in his 1997 Policy Address to assist and facilitate the development of the Hong Kong film industry,\" he explained.", "\"The Film Services Office will co-ordinate and facilitate all matters relating to film production, and in particular location shooting in Hong Kong.", "\"A resource centre on film production services in Hong Kong will be set up under the Office. The long term development of the film industry will also be on our agenda,\" he added.", "The FSO will liaise with relevant government departments and public bodies to streamline procedures and regulations relating to location shooting; assist in the formulation of a regulatory framework for the use of pyrotechnics and other dangerous goods in film production; as well as to facilitate the organization of film festivals and film exhibitions in Hong Kong, and the publication of trade promotion materials relating to the film industry.", "The FSO is located on the ninth floor, Revenue Tower, Wan Chai. Enquiries can be directed to telephone no. 2594 5745 or fax no. 2507 3880.", "Mr Chan also announced that to complement the FSO, a Film Services Advisory Committee would be set up on May 1 to provide a forum for exchange of ideas between the film industry and the Government on all matters relating to the film industry, and to advise on the work of the FSO.", "The Committee will be chaired by the new Secretary for Information Technology and Broadcasting, and will comprise representatives from the film industry, government and public bodies. Appointment of members will soon be made.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401061.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:30.878748 Traffic Bulletin ["****************", "Duty radio and television announcers please broadcast the following and report at suitable intervals:", "A section of Wo Yi Hop Road between Castle Peak Road and Tai Loong Street, Tsuen Wan will be closed to vehicular traffic until Friday (April 3) to facilitate water pipe repair work.", "Motorists are advised to use Shek Pai Street as an alternative and to take heed of traffic signs at scene.", "Add Police Report No. 1", "Issued by PPRB", "End/1030 hours, Wednesday, April 1, 1998. (JY)", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401063.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:30.905754 Traffic Bulletin ["****************", "Duty radio and television announcers please broadcast the following and report at suitable intervals:", "A section of Wo Yi Hop Road between Castle Peak Road and Tai Loong Street, Tsuen Wan will be closed to vehicular traffic until Friday (April 3) to facilitate water pipe repair work.", "Motorists are advised to use Shek Pai Street as an alternative and to take heed of traffic signs at scene.", "Add Police Report No. 2", "Issued by PPRB", "End/1030 hours, Wednesday, April 1, 1998. (JY)", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401078.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:32.007927 Levies on exported, imported and re-exported goods ["**************************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon TANG Yin-yen, Henry and a written reply by the Secretary for Trade and Industry, Mr Chau Tak Hay, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "At present, declaration charges are levied on exported, imported and re-exported goods, and as a result import and export companies have to pay double charges for the same consignment of goods. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council whether:", "(a) it will consider reducing declaration charges in the light of Hong Kong's recent economic downturn;", "(b) it has any plan to simplify the declaration procedure in respect of goods transported via Hong Kong to the Mainland for processing; if so, what the details are ; and", "(c) it has any plan to standardise the import and export declaration charges at a rate of 0.035 per cent of the total value of goods; if so, of the impact of such a rate on the declaration charges levied each year?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "(a) The Government shares the concern of our business community about the recent economic uncertainty. The Financial Secretary has in his Budget Speech announced a series of measures which will benefit the business sector. However, we do not believe that the current declaration charges, at 0.035 per cent on the value of goods on imports and 0.05 per cent on exports, should cause hardship to our traders or that a reduction in the charges would have any significant effect on the economy.", "(b) The current declaration procedure is already very simple. Importers and exporters are required to lodge declarations within 14 days after importation/exportation of goods. The declarations can be lodged either by sending prescribed forms, in person or by post, to the Customs and Excise Department Collection Offices. With effect from May 1997, traders can also use the Electronic Data Interchange services provided by the Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited, which should greatly… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401079.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:35.839309 Aircraft breached normal landing procedures ["*******************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Howard Young and a written reply by the Acting Secretary for Economic Services, Mr Leo Kwan, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "Will the Government inform this Council whether it has received a report that an aircraft breached normal landing procedures when landing at the Hong Kong International Airport on January 11, this year; if so:", "(a) whether the authorities have conducted investigations into the incident, and the findings and follow-up actions taken; and", "(b) whether the Civil Aviation Department's flight monitoring procedures and systems detected the incident; if not, whether the Department will consider revising the procedures and systems accordingly?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "Civil Aviation Department has not received any report about an aircraft breaching normal landing procedures when landing at the Hong Kong International Airport on January 11, 1998. However, the Department is aware that an article in an international flight magazine alleges a breach in landing procedures by an aircraft on the day on the basis that \"for obstacle clearance, procedure demands go-around if an aircraft flies through the runway extended centreline\".", "An investigation was conducted by the Civil Aviation Department into the report in the magazine. Records show that on the day in question, the surface wind was southwesterly at eight knots and probably slightly higher on the approach. Under such conditions, it was probable that during its approach the aircraft might have deviated slightly off-track, which is not an unusual occurrence under cross-wind situations. However, based on what was shown in the photographs published in the magazine, the pilot seemed to have made suitable corrections. There was no report of abnormality by the air traffic controllers on duty concerning the aircraft in question. The procedure alleged to have been breached is not part of the established landing p… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401080.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:35.506450 Competition policy enhances economic efficiency ["***********************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Yeung Chun-kam and a written reply by the Secretary for Trade and Industry, Mr Chau Tak Hay, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "It is learned that, in order to enhance economic efficiency, the Trade and Industry Bureau is developing an overall competition policy and studying the need to formulate corresponding administrative measures or legislation. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:", "(a)\tof the scope and progress of the study, and the expected date of the preliminary conclusions; and", "(b)\twhether public consultation has been or will be conducted in the study; if so, of the target groups who have been or will be consulted?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "In November 1997, we already explained to Members and the public our thinking on the competition policy. We are committed to promoting free trade and competition under the economic philosophy of minimum government intervention in market forces. Our objective is to enhance economic efficiency through creating market conditions and promoting competition. The accepted test of whether competition exists is whether the market is accessible and contestable.", "Our existing competition policy is in line with our free trade and open market approach and has a pragmatic and sector-specific flavour. This policy has served Hong Kong well.", "For instance, to safeguard competition, restrict unfair trade practices and protect consumer interests, we already have legislation to discourage deceptive and misleading trade practices. We have also established regulatory regimes to cater for the specific needs of, and to enhance competition in various sectors like the broadcasting, telecommunications and public transport sectors.", "(a)\tIn order to ensure that our competition policy is transparent, proactive and consistently applied, we established the Competition Policy Advisory Group under the chairmanship of the Finan… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401085.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:30.898093 The Hong Kong Ballet to stage classical ballets ["***********************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Provisional Urban Council:", "Presented by the Provisional Urban Council, the Hong Kong Ballet will stage excerpts of the two best-loved classical ballets \"Swan Lake\" and \"The Nutcracker\" on April 23 and 24 at 8 pm at the Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Theatre.", "With beautiful music composed by Tchaikovsky, both \"Swan Lake\" and \"The Nutcracker\" are widely appreciated by classical ballet fans. The former tells the love story of Prince Siegfried and the beautiful maiden Odette, who has been turned into a swan under a spell cast by evil spirit von Rothbart. The latter appeals to adults and children with it magical plot in which little Clara is led to a series of adventures by the Nutcracker Prince in her dreams.", "The choreographer of this production is Stephen Jefferies, costume design is Peter Farmer and lighting design Richard Lee.", "Tickets at $70 and $130 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, with half-price concession for senior citizens, the disabled and full-time students. For reservations, please call 2734 9009.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401086.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:30.943276 Water stoppage in Kwai Chung ["****************************", "Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:", "Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:", "The Water Supplies Department announces that:", "Owing to a watermain burst at the junction of Wo Yi Hop Road and Tai Loong Street, salt water supply to some premises in Kwai Chung has been suspended.", "The suspension affects all premises in Shek Man Path, Shek Ying Path, Shek Pui Street, and 2-20 Wo Yi Hop Road.", "Repair work is being urgently carried out and normal supply is expected to resume at 6 pm today (Wednesday).", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401087.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:31.106819 Water stoppage at Kwai Chung ["****************************", "Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:", "Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:", "The Water Supplies Department announces that:", "Owing to a watermain burst at Kwai Luen Road, fresh water supply to some premises in Kwai Chung has been suspended.", "The suspension affects all premises in Kwai Luen Road, and Blocks 6-10 of Kwai Shing West Estate, including Kwai Shing West Shopping Centre.", "Repair work is being urgently carried out and normal supply is expected to resume at 6 pm today (Wednesday).", "Meanwhile, the Water Supplies Department has deployed two water wagons to Block 8 and 10 of Kwai Shing West Estate respectively to provide temporary water supply for the affected residents.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401089.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:31.171225 Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation tender results ["*********************************************", "Tender date : 1 April 1998", "Paper on offer : HKMC Notes", "Issue number : S302", "Issue date : 2 April 1998", "Maturity date : 12 March 2001", "Coupon : 8.00 PCT", "Amount applied : HK$3,271 MN", "Amount allotted : HK$500 MN", "Average price accepted (yield) : 98.96 (8.58 PCT)", "Lowest price accepted (yield) : 98.80 (8.64 PCT)", "Pro rata ratio : About 96 PCT", "Average tender price (yield) : 98.30 (8.85 PCT)", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401094.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:32.028408 Opening of prohibited zones for taxis ["*************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Yuen Mo and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport, Mr Nicholas Ng, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question :", "In order to alleviate the operating difficulties of the taxi trade, will the Government inform this Council whether :", "(a) it will consider opening certain prohibited zones for taxi drivers to pick up or set down passengers, especially those located in districts such as Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay, which are frequented by tourists; and", "(b) it has any plan to consult the relevant district boards on the opening of prohibited zones; if so, when the consultation will be conducted, and whether the results of the consultation will be released?", "Reply :", "Madam President,", "Restricted zones are introduced to regulate kerbside activities and to maintain smooth traffic flow on busy roads. Such restrictions are reviewed from time to time taking into account traffic safety and road conditions. To assist the taxi trade and provide greater convenience for other motorists, a scheme to relax restricted zones on Sundays and public holidays has been introduced since early 1997. Up to now, restrictions at 42 locations have been relaxed, of which 15 are in Central and Wan Chai. Consideration is being given to relaxing the restriction on a section of Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.", "District Offices and the Traffic and Transport Committees of District Boards are consulted on major traffic proposals, including clearway restrictions. Their views are taken into account before a final decision is made. Apart from consulting District Boards and District Offices, the Transport Department also seeks the views of the taxi trade on major traffic schemes at regular meetings and inform them of any relaxation of restricted zones. Traffic notices on restricted zones are also published in newspapers for the information of motorists.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401098.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:31.999313 Criminal prosecution ["********************", "Following is a question by the Hon Kennedy Wong Ying-ho and a reply by the Secretary for Justice, Ms Elsie Leung, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "Will the Government inform this Council of the number of cases in which criminal prosecution was not instituted against the suspects by the Department of Justice and the former Legal Department due to public interests in the past 5 years and, among them, the number of cases in which explanations for not prosecuting were given to the public?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "Neither the Department of Justice, nor the former Legal Department, has statistics of those cases referred to it in which prosecutions were not pursued on public interest grounds. However cases occur, if not weekly, then certainly monthly.", "There is an additional category of cases in respect of which the police have decided that it is not in the public interest to bring a prosecution. These are cases where juvenile offenders were not prosecuted, but were instead cautioned by the police. Special rules apply to this category of cases. I have tabled the statistics of the number of juveniles who have been cautioned by the police in the last 5 years.", "With regard to the second part of the question, I am not aware of any occasion in the past 5 years in which my department, or the former Legal Department, gave a public explanation of why it was considered contrary to the public interest to prosecute a particular suspect. In 1994, the former Attorney General did answer questions in the former Legislative Council, and its Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services, in respect of a decision to seek a binding over in a case of domestic violence, rather than to bring a prosecution. The Attorney General gave some background information in respect of the case, and of the decision-making process, but explained that it was not appropriate for him to give reasons for decisions made in relation to any particular case.", "End/Wednesd… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401109.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:32.016750 Government departments' establishment is well-monitored ["*******************************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Chan Choi-hi and a written reply by the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Lam Woon Kwong, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "Will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) of the growth or reduction in the establishment of various government departments since 1 July last year;", "(b) whether it will set up a committee headed by the Chief Secretary for Administration to review the cost-effectiveness of the existing establishment of various government departments; if so, of the time table of the review; if not, why not; and", "(c) whether there is any plan to \"privatize\" certain government departments; if so, of the targets and progress of such a plan?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "(a) The establishment ceiling of individual government department and bureau for each financial year is fully listed in the year's budget. Creation or deletion of posts is determined by the head of department according to the operational needs and provision of new services in the financial year concerned. For changes, if any, to the establishment ceiling within the year, the approval of the Finance Committee must be sought. During the period between July 1997 and January 1998, the establishment of the civil service increased from 190 851 to 193 100, representing a growth of 1.18%, or 2 249 new posts, 865 (roughly 38% of the overall growth) of which were created for the Registration and Electoral Office in the last quarter of 1997 in preparation for the Legislative Council Election to be held this coming May. There are four other departments with the largest increase in establishment, namely the Immigration Department, the Regional Services Department, the Customs and Excise Department, the Fire Services Department and the Hong Kong Police Force, which have increased 926 new posts in total, or 41% of the overall growth, while reduction is seen in other departments, such as the Electrical an… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401116.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:35.057746 Sale of Ma On Shan and Canton Road sites by tender ["**************************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Chan Choi-hi and a written reply by the Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Mr Bowen Leung, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "Recently, the Government successively sold a hotel site in Ma On Shan, Shatin, and a former police quarters site at Canton Road by tender. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) of the reasons for selling land by tender recently, rather than by public auction which has long been the practice in land sales for years;", "(b) of the circumstances under which a site will be sold by public auction or by tender;", "(c) in respect of the sale of the Canton Road site, why the tender result was announced immediately after the deadline for the submission of tender; whether the authority had had sufficient time to thoroughly consider if the price offered by the successful bidder was reasonable, prior to announcing the result; and", "(d) whether the developer, who successfully bid for both sites, offered the highest prices among all valid tenders; if not, why the two sites were not sold to the tenderers who had submitted the highest bids in the respective tendering exercises?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "(a)&(b) Sale of land by tender is nothing new and has been used for years. Our general preference is to dispose of land by auction because it is simple, competitive and transparent. However, the success of an auction depends on active bidding by a number of competitors. Auction is therefore unsuitable for sites where the number of participants expected is small.", "Sale by tender may be more appropriate where the Government imposes special, complicated or substantial requirements on the development of a lot in order to achieve a particular planning objective. Furthermore, where lots are exceptional in size or value, sale by tender is considered more appropriate. In such circumstances, there are likely to be quite significant… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401117.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:35.515626 LPG Taxi Trial Scheme ["*********************", "Following is a question by the Hon Yuen Mo and a written reply by the Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Mr Bowen Leung, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "Will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) of the progress to date of the pilot scheme on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) taxis;", "(b) whether it has consulted the operators and associations of the taxi trade on the switching of all diesel taxis to LPG taxis; if so, what the results are;", "(c) of the specific timetable for formulating a policy on LPG taxis; and", "(d) whether it has considered providing tax concessions to encourage operators of the taxi trade to switch to LPG taxis by phases when it decides to implement the policy on LPG taxis?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "(a) The trial on LPG taxis has run smoothly for four months. Both the drivers and passengers are satisfied with the performance of the vehicles and considered them to be as reliable as diesel taxis. Emission checks also show that the vehicles perform well and we can expect to obtain improvements in air quality if LPG taxis are widely used. While LPG taxis have been found to consume about 30% more fuel than their diesel counterparts during this period, the overall fuel cost of an LPG taxi is about the same as that of an diesel taxi given the differential in prices between LPG and motor diesel;", "(b) the Administration will continue to liaise closely with the taxi trade through the Monitoring Committee on the LPG Taxi Trial and the normal liaison channels before making a decision on this matter;", "(c) the LPG taxi trial scheme was originally set up to last for one year. We have recently undertaken to consider whether the trial can be cut short and an early decision made on the way forward. This will depend on whether the trial continues to provide encouraging reports and whether necessary arrangements for the provision of supporting infrastructure can be made within a short period; and", "(d) we are co… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401121.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:37.708241 Trade Department announces performance pledge for 1998 ["******************************************************", "The Trade Department today (Wednesday) announces the introduction of new pledges for the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) services in its performance pledge programme for 1998.", "The department's new performance pledge programme includes new pledges in respect of services rendered in connection with application for and request for amendment of restrained textiles export licence (RTEL) through the EDI services.", "The programme also includes an improved pledge to further shorten the processing time for Generalised System of Preference (GSP) Form A from three to two working days.", "Announcing the performance pledge programme, acting Director-General of Trade, Miss Yvonne Choi said: \"The Government is committed to the wider use of EDI service in Hong Kong's business community to enhance its efficiency and competitiveness.", "\"The introduction of our new pledges for the EDI services aims to tie in with the phased migration to electronic submission of RTEL implemented since January this year and full EDI RTEL by January 1, 1999.\"", "Reviewing the department's performance in meeting the pledge targets last year, Miss Choi said about 160 surveys were conducted at intervals randomly selected by computer to check whether the standard of services met the pledge targets.", "The surveys revealed that all pledge targets were fully met.", "During 1997, the department received six substantiated or partially substantiated complaints out of a total of about 1.85 million applications processed. All complaints were properly followed up.", "Miss Choi recalled the department announced the Vision, Mission and Values Statement in June 1997.", "\"The Statement spells out the goals and direction of the department, as well as our commitments to customers and staff,\" she said.", "The department also continued to gear up its facilities to meet the needs of the trading community.", "With the launching of the English and Chinese versions of the department's homepage on the … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401131.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:36.084041 Control the illegal dumping of waste ["************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Elsie Tu and an oral reply by the Secretary for Planning, Environment and Lands, Mr Bowen Leung, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question :", "Will the Government inform this Council of the action being taken to prevent illegal dumping of waste materials in the New Territories and to clear up those areas which have become unsightly and are causing environmental hazard to residents?", "Reply :", "Madam President,", "We encourage waste producers to dispose of their waste in a legal and environmentally sound way by providing landfills, public filling areas and public fill barging points. These are in addition to the comprehensive waste collection service for domestic waste provided by the Provisional Municipal Councils. We control the illegal dumping of waste using a number of legislative provisions. These include the Public Cleansing and Prevention of Nuisance By-laws under the Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance; the Waste Disposal Ordinance; the Crown Land Ordinance; the Town Planning Ordinance; and the Summary Offences Ordinance.", "The actions taken to clean up the unsightly spots include removal of waste from some of the sites and, where appropriate, fencing off the sites to prevent further dumping. The Environmental Protection Department, the Police and other departments concerned have also stepped up surveillance and monitoring to better prevent and detect offences in future.", "Nonetheless, in some instances we accept offenders have evaded our actions and that the existing procedures for prosecution can be cumbersome. In the short term the Director of Environmental Protection is co-ordinating efforts to provide faster clean up arrangements, improved methods of locating illegal dumping sites and more effective enforcement of legislative controls. In the longer term, we will conduct a comprehensive review of the relevant administrative, legislative and enforcement measures to optimise contr… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401137.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:35.599311 Mainland residents to visit and work in the SAR ["***********************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Kennedy Wong Ying-ho and a written reply by the Secretary for Security, Mr Peter Lai, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday) :", "Question:", "Regarding Article 22 of \"The Basic Law of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China\", will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) of the names of the offices set up in the territory by departments of the Central Government, provinces, autonomous regions, or municipalities directly under the Central Government, since Hong Kong's reunification with the motherland;", "(b) of the measures to be adopted in response to the decision of the Central Government to relax the restrictions on Mainland citizens' visits to Hong Kong; and", "(c) whether it will consider relaxing the conditions governing the applications of Mainland citizens to work in Hong Kong; if so, what the details are?", "Reply :", "Madam President,", "(a) Article 22 of the Basic Law provides that if there is a need for departments of the Central Government, or for provinces, autonomous regions, or municipalities directly under the Central Government to set up offices in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), they must obtain the consent of the Government of the Region and the approval of the Central People's Government (CPG).", "Since the reunification, no province, autonomous region, or municipality directly under the Central Government has set up offices in the HKSAR. However, pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of the Basic Law, the Central Government has set up in the HKSAR the \"Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR\" and stationed military forces for the defence of the HKSAR.", "There are also other CPG organizations established in Hong Kong before the reunification. They are the Office of the Chinese Senior Representative, Sino-British Joint Liaison Group and the Xinhua News Agen… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401140.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:36.725153 Air Pollution Index - Wednesday, April 1, 1998 ["*********************************************", "Announcement on the Air Pollution Index (API) by the Environmental Protection Department on Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "Summary", "-------", "Air Pollution Indices for the territory today (Wednesday)", "range from 39 to 46", "Air quality condition : Good", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "-------------------------------------------------------", "Forecast of Air Pollution Indices for tomorrow (Thursday)", "range from 45 to 50", "Air quality condition : Good", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "Detailed Report", "---------------", "Area Districts Today Forecast for Tomorrow", "API Condition API Condition", "Urban Central and 46 Good 45 Good", "Western,", "Wan Chai,", "Eastern,", "Kowloon City,", "Sham Shui Po,", "Wong Tai Sin", "and Yau Tsim", "Mong.", "Industrial Kwun Tong, 46 Good 50 Good", "Kwai Tsing", "and Tsuen", "Wan.", "New Islands, 39 Good 45 Good", "Development Southern,", "Sai Kung,", "Tuen Mun,", "Yuen Long,", "Sha Tin,", "Tai Po,", "and North.", "Advice :", "1. When the index lies between 101 and 200,", "people with heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "2. When the index exceeds 200, the general public are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401146.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:36.257819 Enhance efficiency of ophthalmic units ["**************************************", "The following is a question by the Hon Chan Wing-chan and a reply by the Secretary for Health and Welfare, Mrs Katherine Fok, in the Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "It is learnt that the waiting time for first-time appointments at public hospitals for ophthalmic treatment was as long as 23 weeks last year. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council whether:", "(a) it knows the number of new ophthalmic patients whose eyesight had deteriorated and was lost permanently while waiting for their turn of treatment at public hospitals in the past three years;", "(b) the relevant authority has any specific measures to shorten the waiting time for first-time appointments at public hospitals for ophthalmic treatment;", "(c) the relevant authority has set any target in respect of the waiting time for first-time appointments for ophthalmic treatment for the next three years; if so, what the target is; if not, why not; and", "(d) it will arrange for primary and secondary school students and the elderly to undergo eye checks regularly to prevent eye diseases?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "(a) At present, first-time attendances at ophthalmic units managed by the Hospital Authority (HA) have to be referred from government clinics or private practitioners. Under the triage system implemented by HA, the priority for specialist treatment is set according to the severity of patients' conditions so as to ensure that patients with serious eye diseases can receive timely treatment. New ophthalmic patients can still receive medical care from the referral doctors while waiting for hospitals' specialist outpatient services. Where there are signs of deterioration of conditions, these doctors will refer the patients concerned to HA for urgent medical treatment. Patients may also seek urgent treatment at accident and emergency departments at times of critical needs. Therefore, it is unlikely that patients' health will deteriorate as a result of the w… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401149.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:36.718643 Remaining five cottage areas will be cleared by 2001 ["****************************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Cheng Kai-nam and a reply by the Secretary for Housing, Mr Dominic Wong, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "The Government states in the \"White Paper on Long Term Housing Strategy in Hong Kong\" that the remaining five cottage areas in Hong Kong will be cleared by the end of 2001. It is learnt that these cottages were previously built by the occupants at their own expenses with the approval of the Social Welfare Department. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) whether it will consider the historical background of these cottage areas when calculating the compensations to be given to the affected occupants; if not, why not; and", "(b) whether it has examined if it is fair to require that these occupants should satisfy means tests before they are allocated public housing flats; if so, what the results are?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "Cottage Areas were established in the 1950s and 1960s for squatters rendered homeless by natural disasters. The cottages were built by approved building contractors, or by voluntary agencies, according to standard layout plans and designs, and then allocated or sold by them to eligible squatters registered by the relevant authorities. Occupants were given occupation permits but no legal title to the land. Hence there is no question of compensation involved.", "Upon clearance, residents' need for accommodation will be considered. Eligible residents will be rehoused in public rental flats. Residents who are not eligible for public rental flats but are in need of accommodation will be given interim housing. Authorised residents will be given ex-gratia Domestic Removal Allowances. They may also opt to buy Home Ownership Scheme or Private Sector Participation Scheme flats with second priority Green Form status, or they may apply under the Home Purchase Loan Scheme for loans to buy flats in the private sector. Com… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401150.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:36.707293 Government representatives in statutory organisations ["*****************************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Hui Yin-fat and a written reply by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr David Lan, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "Will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) of the statutory organisations whose highest management bodies are chaired by Government directorate officers or their representatives;", "(b) of the procedure to be followed by Government directorate officers in delegating other officials according to law to represent them as members of statutory organisations; whether such representatives are required to inform the relevant statutory organisations of the delegation; if not, how the relevant statutory organisations know that other officials have been delegated as representatives;", "(c) whether the opinions and voting stances of Government officials expressed at the meetings of the relevant statutory organisations represent those of the Government; if so, whether they may express their personal opinions and stances; and", "(d) whether it has formulated any guidelines governing the opinions and behaviour of such officials at the meetings of the relevant statutory organisations; if so, of the contents of the guidelines?", "Reply", "Madam President,", "(a) There are at present 31 statutory organisations whose highest management bodies are chaired by Government officials at directorate level or their representatives. A list of these statutory organisations is at the Annex.", "(b) In general, the procedure that governs the delegation of Government officials to attend meetings of a statutory organisation is administrative in nature. There is no common procedure governing the delegation and such procedure is devised according to the needs and circumstances of individual statutory organisations. The procedure, however, has to comply with the provisions of the respective ordinances.", "The Administration will issue press releases to inform the public of the appointments of member… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401153.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:25.187347 New arrangement for handling water seepage complaints ["*****************************************************", "The Government will adopt a new approach in helping the public to solve water seepage problems in private buildings by involving four Departments to co-ordinate their efforts in dealing with water seepage complaints.", "Starting from today (Wednesday), the Regional Services Department, the Urban Services Department, the Water Supplies Department and the Buildings Department will adopt a co-ordinated approach under the new arrangement in solving water seepage problems in private buildings.", "A government spokesman said that the four departments have agreed to a one-stop system for processing water seepage complaints, with the two municipal departments responsible for the initial investigation of all complaints.", "\"Prompt actions will be taken by the two municipal departments to screen all water seepage complaints. Where necessary, individual complaints will be referred to the Water Supplies Department and the Buildings Department for further investigation,\" he added.", "\"This will save complainants from having to approach various departments for assistance when the cause of the seepage problems is unclear,\" the spokesman said.", "Under the new regime, the two municipal departments deal with seepage caused by leaking drainage pipes. The Water Supplies Department and the Buildings Department will take action against water seepage caused by defective water supply pipes and defective building fabric respectively.", "Regular liaison to review the new arrangement and to identify room for improvement will also be maintained among the four departments.", "A pamphlet outlining the new approach is available at the Customer Enquiry Centres and Regional Offices of the Water Supplies Department, the District Offices of the Urban Services Department and the Regional Services Department, all the 18 District Offices and the Buildings Department.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401156.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:38.016004 Eleven films for HKIFF classified category III ["***********************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Provisional Urban Council:", "Four films scheduled to be screened in the 22nd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) have so far been classified as Category III after the programme booklets went to print and that ticket-holders aged under 18 should seek refunds.", "These four movies include \"The Sweet Degeneration\" (Closing Film), \"The Imposter\" (Global Images), \"Under the Skin\" (The Zone) and \"I married a Strange Person\" (Animation).", "Altogether up to now there is a total of 11 movies being classified as Category III films. Apart from the above the rest are \"The Life of Jesus\", \"Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist\", \"Too Many Ways to be No.1\", \"Happy Together\", \"Love, Math & Sex\"; and two other short films \"Majorettes in Space\" and \"Black Burlesque\".", "In addition to the films listed in the booking folders, three more films will be added. They are \"Martin (H)\" from Argentina and Spain, winner of the Best Feature, Best Director and Best Actress awards at the Latin American Film Festival 1997 (7:30 pm April 5 City Hall); \"Falling Into the Evening\" from Japan (9:45 pm April 4 City Hall) and Satyajit Ray's first commercial success, \"The Adventure of Goopy and Bagha\" (12:00 noon April 18 City Hall).", "The following are last-minute changes to the programmes:", "(1) \"Come Drink With Me\" on April 5 to be re-scheduled to", "April 7;", "(2) \"The Love Eterne\" on April 5 to be re-scheduled to", "April 18 (The screening on April 17 is nearly full);", "(3) \"Between Marx and a Naked Woman\" on April 4 to be", "replaced by \"Falling into the Evening\";", "(4) \"Frozen\" on April 14 to be replaced by \"Bath House:", "3 pm Paradise\" (Tickets for screenings of \"Bath House:", "3 pm Paradise\" on April 4 and April 8 have sold out);", "(5) An additional screening for \"Still Love You After All", "These/As Time Goes By\" on April 5;", "(6) Only the screening of \"I Married a Str… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401161.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:36.965696 Economic analyses ["*****************", "Following is a question by the Hon Yeung Chun-kam and a written reply by the Secretary for Financial Services, Mr Rafael Hui, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "In 1998-99, the Financial Services Bureau will increase the manpower and resources for economic analyses, especially at the structural and sectoral levels. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) why the Bureau pays special attention to analyses at the structural and sectoral levels, and whether considerable changes are envisaged at these two levels; if so, which aspects of changes are anticipated;", "(b) of the details of the additional staff concerned, including their professions and numbers; and", "(c) when such economic analyses will be completed and whether the results will be made public?", "Reply:", "Members have already enquired on the work of structural and sectoral economic analysis and the manpower resources required at the special meetings of the Finance Committee on the 1998-99 Draft Estimates of Expenditure. The Administration has already provided a reply. In fact, the additional resources required for enhancing structural and sectoral economic analysis have been already approved and included at the beginning of the 1997/98 Financial Year, rather than being allocated as from the 1998/99 Financial Year.", "(a) These additional manpower resources are for the Structural Analysis Section to cope with an increasing workload. The objective is to enhance the depth and timeliness of its economic analysis. With the rapid structural change in the Hong Kong economy, the growing sophistication of its economic activities, and the ever closer and more diversified economic links between Hong Kong and the rest of the world, it is indeed necessary for the Government to enhance analysis in this area.", "(b) Professional posts funded for work in this area in the 1997/98 Financial Year include one Senior Economist post and one Economist post.", "(c) Analysis in… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401162.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:25.161339 Workshops on "Teaching Ideas for Percussion Instruments" ["********************************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Provisional Urban Council:", "The Provisional Urban Council and the Provisional Regional Council Music Office will present three workshops on \"Teaching Ideas for Percussion Instruments\" at 3 pm on three consecutive Saturdays starting April 25 at Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Theatre, Space Museum Lecture Hall (May 2) and Arts Library, Extension Activities Room (May 16) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre podium respectively.", "The speaker, Mr Chin Kwok-wai will introduce methods in organising and training percussion ensembles in kindergartens and primary schools, various types of self-made percussion instruments and arrangement of percussion instrument in music through demonstration performance. The workshop on April 25 is one of the 1998 PUC music promotion series programme, and the one on May 16 is a PUC Public Library co-organised programme.", "Free tickets are now available at the Music Office's Mongkok Music Centre, Kwun Tong Music Centre, and Tom Lee Music Company Limited's Tsimshatsui Branch on Cameron Lane on a first-come-first-served basis. For enquiries, please call 2796 7537, 2399 2195.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401165.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:25.177742 District Festivals Subsidy Scheme invites applications ["******************************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Provisional Regional Council:", "Non-profit-making district organisations in the New Territories can now apply for subsidies to organise local festive events via the Provisional Regional Council (Pro RC) District Festivals Subsidy Scheme 1998/99.", "The Scheme is to promote recreational, sports and cultural activities by providing financial assistance to district organisations to stage local festivals and other large scale festive celebrations.", "A total of $16,929,000 were allocated for application in 1998/99 by nine Council districts which will be subject to an annual spending limit in accordance with its proportion of population size to that of the whole Council area.", "Since the scheme was launched in 1988/89, the Council had subsidised some $75.83 million for the organisation of 533 district-wide festive events.", "\"The Scheme enables the Pro RC to allocate resources among the nine Council districts in a more reasonable way and at the same time assists district bodies in promoting recreational, sports and cultural activities,\" a spokesman for the Regional Services Department (RSD) said today (Wednesday).", "Under the scheme, district organisations can apply for subsidies for organising non-profit-making activities which should be traditional festival celebrations such as Tuen Ng Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day, New Year's Day, Lunar New Year and Chinese Lantern Festival; district arts and sports festivals; or other district-wide festive events.", "Other criteria for application are that the projects must be initiated and organised by local community; financially supported by the Provisional District Boards; and open to all residents of all ages.", "The spokesman noted that the Pro RC would only subsidise eligible projects in cash and would not be involved in their preparatory work directly.", "\"As a general rule, the maximum amount of Council subsidy to each project will be 50 per cent of the… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401175.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:25.145582 Road improvements in Kam Tin & San Tin ["*************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Tang Siu-tong and an oral reply by the Secretary for Transport, Mr Nicholas Ng, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "It is reported that the historical monuments in the Kam Tin and San Tin areas in Yuen Long of the New Territories attract a large number of visitors during holidays, thus causing traffic congestion and nuisance to residents in the areas. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council whether:", "(a) it has any plan to improve the roads and parking facilities in those areas; if so, what the details are; and", "(b) it has considered adopting measures to prevent such visits from causing nuisance to the residents; if so, what the details are?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "(a) A number of historical monuments in the Yuen Long District, such as Kat Hing Wai, Shui Tau Tsuen, Shui Mei Tsuen and Pak Wai Tsuen in Kam Tin, and Tai Fu Tei in San Tin are frequently visited by visitors, particularly during weekends and public holidays.", "Visitors are encouraged to use public transport services to visit these sites. At present, there are six franchise bus routes and ten Green Mini Bus routes serving the Kam Tin and San Tin area. In 1998/99, larger vehicles will be used for three of these routes and the frequency of one of the bus routes will be enhanced. Additional vehicles will also be deployed by the Green Mini Bus operators to meet the growing transport demands in both areas.", "The traffic and transport situation in the vicinity of the historical sites are regularly monitored by the Hong Kong Police, the Transport Department and the District Office, Yuen Long. Police officers are deployed to regulate traffic and order during periods when heavy traffic is expected. Having regard to transport and safety needs and views of local residents, traffic improvement measures are planned and implemented from time to time. These include :", "Improvements to roads", "The access road fr… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401177.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:25.107241 Mandatory provident fund regulations passed ["*******************************************", "The Provisional Legislative Council (PLC) approved the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (General) Regulation and Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Exemption) Regulation at its meeting this evening (Wednesday).", "The Secretary for Financial Services, Mr Rafael Hui, was delighted at the result. He said that the completion of the legislative exercise on MPF represented a major step forward in setting up a formal retirement protection system. \"Hong Kong's hard working workforce finally can look forward to the certainty of retirement protection,\" he said.", "Mr Hui reiterated that the Government's objective was to develop a simple, reliable and secure but cost effective MPF System for the workforce's retirement protection. \"No system is perfect, but MPF best suits Hong Kong. Although MPF does not cover every single citizen, it is the right way forward,\" he said.", "With the introduction of MPF, Hong Kong will have in place all the \"three pillars\" recommended by the World Bank for old age protection, namely personal savings; a mandatory, privately managed provident fund scheme; and a tax financed social safety net to keep old people out of poverty.", "Mr Hui added that the Provident Fund Schemes Legislation (Amendment) Ordinance 1998, which sought to amend the MPF Schemes Ordinance and introduce consequential amendments to 12 other ordinances, was passed by the PLC on February 25. The regulations supplement the principal Ordinance by prescribing detailed requirements governing the operation of the MPF System.", "\"The Amendment Ordinance and Regulations are the result of more than two years' wide consultation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the PLC for the time and effort they have devoted to this enactment exercise. We are also grateful for the assistance and advice given by the MPF Advisory Board and Panel of Specialists, professional organisations and other concerned groups and individuals,\" Mr Hui said.", "Mr Hui also point… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401178.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:25.498352 Speech by Chief Secretary for Administration ["********************************************", "Following is a speech by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Anson Chan, in introducing the Government Minute in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Madam President,", "Laid on the table today is the Government Minute responding to Report No. 29 of the Public Accounts Committee. To mirror the hard work of the Committee, we have expedited the preparation of the Administration's response to ensure that it is available to Members before this Council rises. The Minute sets out the measures the Government has taken, or is planning to take, on the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Report.", "The Hon Eric Li, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, spoke in this Council on February 11, 1998 when tabling the Committee's Report. I would like to respond to his remarks.", "First of all, let me echo his view that the Public Accounts Committee has a track record in assisting the Administration to improve the high standards of accountability in the management of public finances. This fine tradition derives from the close and co-operative working relationship that has developed between the Committee and the Administration over the years.", "As can be seen from the Government Minute tabled in this Council today, the Administration has made significant progress in the majority of the matters outstanding from the Committee's earlier reports. For example, we have reached agreement with the Hospital Authority on a revised funding arrangement for its staff on-costs in order to meet over time the principle of overall cost comparability between the Hospital Authority remuneration package and that of the civil service, a matter extensively investigated and reported by the Committee in its Report No. 25A. We have, introduced improvements to the administration of the Local Student Finance Scheme and the Government's passage arrangements. And we have successfully reformed the management of the Public Cargo Working Areas.", "Let me now t… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401186.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:26.345043 Extension of employment protection being considered ["***************************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Cheng Yiu-tong and a reply by the Secretary for Education and Manpower, Mr Joseph Wong Wing Ping, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "It is learnt that despite the similar nature of work undertaken by the crews of river trade vessels and inner harbour vessels, the provisions on employment protection under the Employment Ordinance are only applicable to the crew of inner harbour vessels. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council whether:", "(a) it is aware of the current number of crewmen working on board river trade vessels in the territory; and", "(b) whether it has any plan to amend the Employment Ordinance so as to extend the provisions on employment protection to cover the crew of river trade vessels; if so, what the details of such a plan (including consultation with the trade and the target date of introducing amendments to the Ordinance) are; if not, how the employee rights of the crew of river trade vessels are protected?", "Reply:", "President,", "Due to the peculiar nature of the work of seafarers whose terms of service are very different from those of on-shore employees, the employment of seafarers is presently regulated by the Merchant Shipping (Seafarers) Ordinance (Cap.478) (MSSO). Under the MSSO, each seafarer, defined as any person who is, or is to be, employed in a ship in any capacity, is required to enter into a crew agreement with the employer and this provides for his conditions of employment. The crew agreement has to be approved by the Marine Department. The agreement normally includes arrangements on leave, holidays, sickness allowance, wages payments and other employment benefits.", "Seafarers working on vessels plying within Hong Kong waters e.g. between Hong Kong Island and the outlying islands are not required to enter into a crew agreement. They are therefore protected by the Employment Ordinance.", "My response to the specific par… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401187.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:26.378802 Funds allocated for recommendations on special education ["********************************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Hiu Yin-fat and a written reply by the Secretary for Education and Manpower, Mr Joseph W P Wong, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "Regarding special education, will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) of the respective amounts of funds allocated in 1997-98 and 1998-99 for implementing the recommendations in the Report of the Sub-committee on Special Education of the Board of Education (the Report) published in 1996;", "(b) of the recommendations in the Report for which funds will be allocated for their implementation in 1998-99 and the amount allocated for implementing each recommendation;", "(c) whether there is any plan to upgrade the posts of programme workers and houseparents in special schools; if so, what the details are; and", "(d) whether there is any plan to increase the number of janitor posts in schools for physically handicapped children and severely mentally handicapped children in 1998-99; if so, what the details are?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "Part (a)", "--------", "Amounts of $30.71 million and $50.60 million have been allocated in 1997-98 and 1998-99 respectively to implement the recommendations of the Report of the Board of Education Sub-committee on Special Education (1996). A sum of $8.629 million has been included in 1998-99 for the implementation of new items, and $41.97 million for the continued implementation of items already approved in 1997-98.", "Part (b)", "--------", "Recommendations funded for implementation in the 1998/99 financial year are listed below:", "Item Description Allocation", "($M)", "(a) To upgrade Programme Workers and 3.862", "Houseparents in the boarding", "sections of special schools from", "Welfare Worker to Social Work", "Assistant rank", "(b) To provide Orientation and Mobility 0.931", "Training Instructors to special", "schools for blind children", "(c) To improve the provision of … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401190.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:26.309280 School seminar on managing changes in IT era ["********************************************", "Some 1,200 school heads and school representatives will attend an Education Department seminar tomorrow (Thursday) on managing changes in the era of information technology (IT).", "A spokesman for the department noted that with the implementation of the School Administration and Management System (SAMS) in schools and the promotion of information technology in teaching, schools will be facing new changes and challenges in the coming years.", "To facilitate school heads to cope with managing changes in the era of information technology, the department's SAMS Section will organise a seminar on Managing Changes in the IT Era for school heads tomorrow afternoon at Academic Community Hall, Hong Kong Baptist University.", "\"We have invited Professor Chung Yue-ping, Dean of Faculty of Education, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Mr Lai Yiu-chi, Lecturer, Department of Science, the Hong Kong Institute of Education as guest speakers.\"", "Professor Chung has done extensive research in education policy and planning and holds outstanding views in educational resources and school effectiveness. Professor Chung will share his experience on \"The New Challenges Facing Hong Kong Schools in the IT Era\".", "Mr Lai is devoted to the training of prospective teachers.", "In his talk \"Management of IT Resources in Schools\" tomorrow, Mr Lai will introduce to schools how to make use of the IT resources provided by the Education Department to enhance the effectiveness in school management.", "Schools have been invited by circular letter to attend the seminar.", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401191.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:26.354176 Efforts stepped up to help the unemployed ["*****************************************", "Following is a question by the Hon Ambrose Lau and a reply by the Secretary for Education and Manpower, Mr Joseph W P Wong, in the Provisional Legislative Council today (Wednesday):", "Question:", "It is reported that more than 12 000 job-seekers registered with the Labour Department in February this year, representing a 50% increase over January, and many of them were middle managers. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:", "(a) of the trades in which these middle managers were formerly employed;", "(b) whether it has studied the reasons for the upsurge in the number of job-seekers (especially middle managers);", "(c) compared to the corresponding period last year, of the difference of the unemployment rate of middle managers in the first two months of this year, and the number of middle management vacancies among all the vacancies registered with the Labour Department at present, together with a breakdown of such vacancies by trade;", "(d) whether it will take specific measures to assist middle managers with different level of academic qualifications in seeking employment, for instance, by organising different levels of retraining courses for middle managers with and without post-secondary qualifications; if so, what the details are; and", "(e) of the anticipated completion date of the feasibility study on a low-interest loan scheme for unemployed middle managers to pursue further studies, the specific details of the scheme and the timetable for its implementation?", "Reply:", "Madam President,", "(a) Of the 12,043 job seekers registered with the Local Employment Service (LES) of the Labour Department in February 1998, 1,052 of them were previously engaged in professional, technical or managerial jobs, which are closest to the middle management posts. 37% (390) of these job seekers came from the manufacturing sector, 16% (168) from the community, social and personal services sector, 12% (129) from the construction sector, 6.4% (67) fr… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401209.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:26.369648 PUC Select Committees' New Chairmen Elected ["*******************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Provisional Urban Council:", "The Provisional Urban Council's Standing Committee today (Wednesday) elected the Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of the Council's 12 functional Select Committees, the Chairmen of three Sub-Committees formed under the Standing Committee, as well as the non-ex-officio members of the Hong Kong Stadium Board of Governors and the Public Accounts Committee.", "The results of the elections were:", "Select Committees", "*****************", "Administration Chairman Mr Suen Kai-cheong", "Select Committee", "Vice-Chairman Mr Chan Choi-hi", "Capital Works Chairman Mr Wong King-cheung", "Select Committee", "Vice-Chairman Ms Jennifer Chow Kit-bing", "Culture Select Chairman Mr Pao Ping-wing", "Committee", "Vice-Chairman Ms Ada Wong Ying-kay", "Entertainment Chairman Ms Christina Ting", "Select Committee Yuk-chee", "Vice-Chairman Mr Wen Choy-bon", "Finance Select Chairman Mr Ringo Chiang Sai-", "Committee cheong", "Vice-Chairman Mr Eric Wong Chung-ki", "Libraries Chairman Mr Kam Nai-wai", "Select Committee", "Vice-Chairman Mr Christopher Chung", "Shu-kun", "Liquor Licensing Chairman Mr San Stephen Wong", "Board Hon-ching", "Vice-Chairman Mr Stanley Ng Wing-fai", "Markets and Chairman Mr Ip Kwok-chung", "Street Traders", "Select Committee Vice-Chairman Mr Ambrose Cheung", "Wing-sum", "Museums Select Chairman Mr Mok Ying-fan", "Committee", "Vice-Chairman Mr Lam Man-fai", "Public Health Chairman Mr Joseph Chan Yuek-sut", "Select Committee", "Vice-Chairman Mr Wong Kwok-hing", "Recreation Chairman Mr Ronnie Wong Man-chiu", "Select Committee", "Vice-Chairman Ms Grace Au Yuk-har", "Review Select Chairman Mr Chan Noi-yue", "Committee", "Vice-Chairman Mr Lai Hok-lim", "Sub-Committees", "**************", "Provisional … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401211.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:26.317431 HK Electric to examine feasibility of power plant extension ["***********************************************************", "The Government said today (Wednesday) that it had agreed that the Hongkong Electric Company Limited should undertake detailed site investigation and environmental impact assessment studies of an extension to Lamma Power Station for the possible construction of additional electricity generating facilities which Hongkong Electric forecast would be needed in 2003.", "The decision was taken by the Executive Council at its meeting yesterday (Tuesday).", "A spokesman for the Economic Services Bureau said that the decision to proceed with the studies at this stage reflected the need to plan ahead to ensure a reliable electricity supply over time, having regard to the long lead time required in implementing the kind of project proposed by Hongkong Electric.", "The spokesman emphasised that", "* The agreement that Hongkong Electric should proceed with the further studies does not commit the Government to future approval of any of the company's proposals for additional generating capacity.", "* Any decision on building new generating capacity on an extension to the Lamma Power Station will be taken only after a further review of growth in demand for electricity, taking into account Hongkong Electric's demand side management programmes, and further detailed site investigation, engineering, environmental and financial studies.", "* The Government has a strong preference for natural gas as the fuel for any new generating units, as it has less impact on the environment than coal. Hongkong Electric has been advised of this and asked to keep the Government informed of its progress in securing a supply of natural gas in the event the need for new generating units is established.", "The spokesman noted that there had been suggestions from members of the public that additional electricity demand arising in Hongkong Electric's service area should be met through demand side management or through utilising China Light & Power's excess capacity.", "He said that the growth… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401221.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:26.439126 Police Arrest Illegal Job-Seekers ["*********************************", "Police this (Wednesday) morning arrested 20 people seeking employment without a work visa in Wo Hop Shek Cemetery.", "After one-week observation, plainclothes officers from Task Force, Sheung Shui mounted an operation at 9 am today. They arrested 13 men and seven women who were looking for odd jobs at the cemetery. All the 20 persons are holding two-way permits and are not allowed to seek employment in Hong Kong.", "\"Police investigations revealed that the arrested persons usually approached grave-sweepers and offered services, such as cleaning and weeding graveyards, demanding charges later,\" said Assistant Divisional Commander, Operations, Sheung Shui, Li Kwok-ki at a press briefing this afternoon.", "These two-way permit holders have already breached the condition of stay.", "\"They have been very active in the cemetery particularly with the advance of Ching Ming Festival,\" Mr Li added.", "He appealed to grave-sweepers who might have been approached by people, especially those suspected to be illegal immigrants or two-way permit holders, using similar modus operanti to report to any Police officers as soon as possible.", "All the arrested persons, aged between 25 and 62, are still being detained for further enquiries.", "Add Police Report No. 3", "Issued by PPRB", "End/1900 hours, Wednesday, April 1, 1998 (RCH)"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/01/0401226.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:26.696640 FS: linked exchange rate to stay ["********************************", "In response to press enquiries about the Financial Secretary's alleged suggestion that it was \"generally possible\" to peg the Hong Kong dollar to the Euro, a government spokesman said:", "\"The Financial Secretary has been quoted out of context. He had stressed throughout the interview that the linked exchange rate had been working well for Hong Kong in the past 14 years and that there was no plan whatsoever to change it.", "The Hong Kong dollar link with the US dollar under the currency board system has been operating well since its inception in 1983. The fact that the Hong Kong dollar is the only freely convertible currency in the region which sails through the Asian financial turmoil unscathed has further proved that the linked exchange rate system has been an effective anchor for monetary and financial stability in Hong Kong.\"", "End/Wednesday, April 1, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0401141.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:27.470916 Air Pollution Index - Thursday, April 2, 1998 ["*********************************************", "Announcement on the Air Pollution Index (API) by the Environmental Protection Department on Thursday, April 2, 1998", "SUMMARY", "-------", "Forecast of Air Pollution Indices for today (Thursday)", "range from 45 to 50", "Air quality condition : Good", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "DETAILED REPORT", "---------------", "Area Districts Forecast for Today", "---- --------- ------------------", "API Condition", "--- ---------", "Urban Central and \t 45 Good", "Western,", "Wan Chai,", "Eastern,", "Kowloon City,", "Sham Shui Po,", "Wong Tai Sin", "and Yau Tsim", "Mong.", "Industrial Kwun Tong,\t\t 50 Good", "Kwai Tsing", "and Tsuen", "Wan.", "New Islands, 45 Good", "Development Southern,", "Sai Kung,", "Tuen Mun,", "Yuen Long,", "Sha Tin,", "Tai Po,", "and North.", "ADVICE :", "1. When the index lies between 101 and 200, people with heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "2. When the index exceeds 200, the general public are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0401143.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:27.519950 Air Pollution Index - Thursday, April 2, 1998 ["*********************************************", "Announcement on the Air Pollution Index (API) by the Environmental Protection Department on Thursday, April 2, 1998", "SUMMARY", "-------", "Forecast of Air Pollution Indices for today (Thursday)", "range from 45 to 50", "Air quality condition : Good", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "DETAILED REPORT", "---------------", "Area Districts Forecast for Today", "---- --------- ------------------", "API Condition", "--- ---------", "Urban Central and \t 45 Good", "Western,", "Wan Chai,", "Eastern,", "Kowloon City,", "Sham Shui Po,", "Wong Tai Sin", "and Yau Tsim", "Mong.", "Industrial Kwun Tong,\t\t 50 Good", "Kwai Tsing", "and Tsuen", "Wan.", "New Islands, 45 Good", "Development Southern,", "Sai Kung,", "Tuen Mun,", "Yuen Long,", "Sha Tin,", "Tai Po,", "and North.", "ADVICE :", "1. When the index lies between 101 and 200, people with heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "2. When the index exceeds 200, the general public are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402043.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:27.480315 Subsector elections: voter turnout (0830) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 8:30 am:", "Voter", "Turnout Turnout", "Subsector Figure Rate", "--------- ------- --------", "Catering 1\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected] 0.06%\r\r\n\r\r\nCommercial (first) 13\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nEmployers' Federation of 2 \[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\nHong Kong \r\r\n\r\r\nFinance 2\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nFinancial services 10\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nHotel 3\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nImport and export 8\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nIndustrial (first) 8\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nInsurance 5\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nReal estate and construction 10 \[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nTextiles and garment 14\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nTourism 7\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nTransport 5\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nWholesale and retail 19\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected] 0.88%\r\r\n\r\r\nAccountancy 36\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nArchitectural, surveying 17\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected] 0.53%\r\r\nand planning \r\r\n\r\r\nChinese medicine 32\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nEducation 150\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nEngineering 100\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]%\r\r\n\r\r\nHealth services … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402047.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:27.494901 Subsector elections: voter turnout (0930) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 9:30 am:", "Voter", "Turnout Turnout", "Subsector Figure Rate", "--------- ------- --------", "Catering 5 0.29%", "Commercial (first) 34 3.30%", "Employers' Federation of 12 10.91%", "Hong Kong", "Finance 10 7.09%", "Financial services 37 9.69%", "Hotel 6 7.50%", "Import and export 23 2.05%", "Industrial (first) 19 3.45%", "Insurance 19 10.05%", "Real estate and construction 24 6.94%", "Textiles and garment 36 1.39%", "Tourism 18 3.16%", "Transport 9 6.92%", "Wholesale and retail 54 2.51%", "Accountancy 124 1.25%", "Architectural, surveying 50 1.55%", "and planning", "Chinese medicine 69 3.04%", "Education 346 0.61%", "Engineering 149 2.79%", "Health services 177 0.64%", "Higher education 108 2.41%", "Information technology 107 3.42%", "Legal 59 1.66%", "Medical 138 2.03%", "Agriculture and fisheries 5 3.03%", "Labour 11 3.05%", "Social welfare 84 2.50%", "Sports 9 2.92%", "Performing… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402051.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:27.528241 Water Cut in Sham Shui Po ["*************************", "Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:", "Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:", "The Water Supplies Department announces that:", "Owing to a watermain leakage at the rear lane of 75-81 Kweilin Street, salt water supply to some premises in Sham Shui Po has been suspended.", "The suspension affects all premises in the area bounded by Yen Chow Street, Tai Nan Street, Nam Cheong Street and Lai Chi Kok Road.", "Repair work is being urgently carried out and normal supply is expected to resume after 4 pm today (Thursday).", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402060.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:33.137612 Effective Exchange Rate Index ["*****************************", "The effective exchange rate index for the Hong Kong dollar on Thursday, April 2, 1998 is 137.2 (up 0.5 point against yesterday's index).", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402066.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:27.510378 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1030) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 10.30 am:", "Voter", "Turnout Turnout", "Subsector Figure Rate", "--------- ------- --------", "Catering 16 0.91%", "Commercial (first) 61 5.92%", "Employers' Federation of 17 15.45%", "Hong Kong", "Finance 23 16.31%", "Financial services 61 15.97%", "Hotel 7 8.75%", "Import and export 48 4.27%", "Industrial (first) 35 6.36%", "Insurance 27 14.29%", "Real estate and construction 64 18.50%", "Textiles and garment 95 3.67%", "Tourism 45 7.89%", "Transport 16 12.31%", "Wholesale and retail 86 4.00%", "Accountancy 194 1.96%", "Architectural, surveying 75 2.33%", "and planning", "Chinese medicine 118 5.21%", "Education 684 1.21%", "Engineering 211 3.94%", "Health services 247 0.90%", "Higher education 178 3.97%", "Information technology 168 5.37%", "Legal 137 3.85%", "Medical 224 3.30%", "Agriculture and fisheries 21 12.73%", "Labour 27 7.48%", "Social welfare 144 4.28%", "Sports 18 5.84%", "Performing … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402075.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:27.571127 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1130) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 11:30 am:", "Voter", "Turnout Turnout", "Subsector Figure Rate", "--------- ------- --------", "Catering 29 1.66%", "Commercial (first) 84 8.16%", "Employers' Federation of 20 18.18%", "Hong Kong", "Finance 33 23.40%", "Financial services 69 18.06%", "Hotel 13 16.25%", "Import and export 67 5.97%", "Industrial (first) 42 7.64%", "Insurance 45 23.81%", "Real estate and construction 82 23.70%", "Textiles and garment 133 5.14%", "Tourism 60 10.53%", "Transport 20 15.38%", "Wholesale and retail 107 4.98%", "Accountancy 244 2.47%", "Architectural, surveying 122 3.79%", "and planning", "Chinese medicine 163 7.19%", "Education 1,006 1.77%", "Engineering 264 4.93%", "Health services 334 1.22%", "Higher education 220 4.90%", "Information technology 290 9.26%", "Legal 210 5.90%", "Medical 270 3.98%", "Agriculture and fisheries 27 16.36%", "Labour 44 12.19%", "Social welfare 170 5.06%", "Sports 27 8.77%", "Perfo… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402091.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:28.588479 Government determined to realise sustainable development:CE ["**********************************************************", "The Government is determined to realise the concept of \"Sustainable Development\" which aims to ensure the continued competitiveness of Hong Kong in the long run and a better living environment for ourselves and our future generations, the Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee Hwa, said today (Thursday).", "Speaking at the", "on the subject at the Pacific Place, Mr Tung said, \"In formulating policies, the Administration will adhere to the principle of 'Sustainable Development' and take it as a blueprint as we march into the 21st Century.\"", "The Chief Executive said that under this principle, far-sighted and appropriate planning would enable the Government to launch large-scale development projects while taking due care of the environment as well as protecting public interests at different levels.", "\"In the course of development, we should take all our economic, social and environmental objectives into account.", "\"While we benefit from a rich material life and the sophisticated infrastructures we have developed, we shall never overlook the problems that come with our development.", "\"Some of the major concerns of people at large are the air quality, marine and river pollution, and some indiscernible ecological problems. For instance, more and more animal species are on the verge of extinction,\" Mr Tung said.", "\"This is an alarming sign that something might have gone wrong in the quality of our environment,\" he added.", "Mr Tung said the Government had launched a study on Sustainable Development in Hong Kong for the 21st Century in order to establish a tailor-made strategic mechanism to assess the long-term impact of each development project.", "\"The success of 'Sustainable Development' depends on the support and participation of the general public,\" Mr Tung said, adding that the Government would in due course consult various organisations on the implementation of this concept.", "Turning to the exhibition, Mr Tung said it aimed to explain to t… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402095.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:27.815322 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1230) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 12:30 pm:", "Voter", "Turnout Turnout", "Subsector Figure Rate", "--------- ------- --------", "Catering 42 2.40%", "Commercial (first) 122 11.84%", "Employers' Federation of 28 25.45%", "Hong Kong", "Finance 45 31.91%", "Financial services 75 19.63%", "Hotel 23 28.75%", "Import and export 98 8.73%", "Industrial (first) 67 12.18%", "Insurance 71 37.57%", "Real estate and construction 124 35.84%", "Textiles and garment 213 8.23%", "Tourism 108 18.95%", "Transport 43 33.08%", "Wholesale and retail 149 6.93%", "Accountancy 311 3.14%", "Architectural, surveying 178 5.53%", "and planning", "Chinese medicine 217 9.57%", "Education 1,435 2.53%", "Engineering 392 7.33%", "Health services 463 1.68%", "Higher education 264 5.88%", "Information technology 385 12.30%", "Legal 294 8.26%", "Medical 340 5.01%", "Agriculture and fisheries 82 49.70%", "Labour 65 18.01%", "Social welfare 248 7.38%", "Sports 40 12.99%", "Performing … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402102.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:28.596230 Electoral Affairs Commission inspects polling stations ["******************************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Electoral Affairs Commission:", "The Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, and a member of the Commission, Ms Elizabeth Shing, have a busy programme today (Thursday) inspecting a number of polling stations throughout Hong Kong.", "They have seen how polling activities for the Election Committee subsector elections are going in Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Sheung Wan, Central and Wan Chai this morning.", "During the five hours of polling up to 12.30 pm, 6,197 voters have cast their ballots, representing a turnout rate of 4.44 per cent.", "About 140,000 voters can cast their votes at 90 polling stations from 7.30 am to 10.30 pm tonight to elect their representatives on the 800-member Election Committee.", "More than 50 staff members of the Registration and Electoral Office are manning an election hotline and a complaints hotline from 7 am to 11 pm tonight to serve voters and candidates.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402103.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:28.607126 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1330) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 1:30 pm:", "Voter", "Turnout Turnout", "Subsector Figure Rate", "--------- ------- --------", "Catering 59 3.37%", "Commercial (first) 154 14.95%", "Employers' Federation of 32 29.09%", "Hong Kong", "Finance 57 40.43%", "Financial services 106 27.75%", "Hotel 31 38.75%", "Import and export 127 11.31%", "Industrial (first) 81 14.73%", "Insurance 87 46.03%", "Real estate and construction 138 39.88%", "Textiles and garment 256 9.90%", "Tourism 130 22.81%", "Transport 48 36.92%", "Wholesale and retail 204 9.49%", "Accountancy 430 4.34%", "Architectural, surveying 225 7.00%", "and planning", "Chinese medicine 273 12.04%", "Education 1,699 3.00%", "Engineering 546 10.21%", "Health services 581 2.11%", "Higher education 317 7.06%", "Information technology 467 14.92%", "Legal 371 10.43%", "Medical 396 5.84%", "Agriculture and fisheries 87 52.73%", "Labour 78 21.61%", "Social welfare 324 9.64%", "Sports 61 19.81%", "Performing a… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402110.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:28.641913 Chief Executive's transcript ["****************************", "Following is the transcript (English part) of the Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee Hwa, speaking to the media after officiating at the opening ceremony of the Exhibition on Sustainable Development in Hong Kong for the 21st century today (Thursday):", "Reporter: Mr Tung...what do you say when people complain this is small-time elections, Mr Tung?", "Chief Executive: I said earlier on this is an election for an 800-people Election Committee. The election will be fair and will be open. The 800 will be representing views from all cross-section of our community, and they will take up a very important responsibility to choose 10 members of the Legislature.", "End/ Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402117.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:28.634314 $1.78 million to fund clean-up projects ["***************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Provisional Urban Council:-", "The Joint Provisional Urban Council/Provisional Regional Council Keep Hong Kong Clean Steering Committee has set aside $1.78 million for this year's Keep Hong Kong Clean Activities Funding Scheme in view of the continuing good public response since its inception in 1993.", "\"Last year, the Funding Scheme granted more than $790,000 to subsidise 61 clean-up projects throughout the territory,\" said a spokesman for the Joint Steering Committee today (Thursday).", "\"These projects, mostly organised by schools and district organisations, covered many physical clean-ups at beaches, seashores, barbecue sites of country parks, and common parts of public housing estates.\"", "The maximum subsidy for each project is $20,000. Applicants for the Scheme must be an officially recognised or properly registered organisation and are required to submit the proposal four weeks before the proposed project starts.", "\"We hope that through the support of organising bodies, the community will be mobilised to pitch in further and sustain efforts to keep Hong Kong clean,\" added the spokesman.", "Copies of leaflet on the Scheme attached with application form are now available from all District Offices of the Home Affairs Department and the District Environmental Health Offices of the two municipal services departments.", "Enquiries can be made on 2867 5282 concerning proposed clean-ups on Hong Kong Island or in Kowloon, and on 2601 8719 for activities in the New Territories and outlying islands.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402121.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:29.789360 Remuneration package for Members of the HKSAR LegCo ["***************************************************", "The Executive Council (ExCo) has endorsed the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature of the HKSAR regarding the remuneration package for Members of the first HKSAR Legislative Council (LegCo).", "A government spokesman said today (Thursday) that there will be no changes to the existing remuneration package. Members of the first HKSAR LegCo will be entitled to a monthly remuneration of $60,830, an accountable allowance to cover office and staff expenses of up to $84,380 and a monthly allowance of $14,060 for entertainment and travelling expenses.", "There are also provisions of $100,000 for Members to set up district office and $50,000 for Members to take up their allocated central offices. Members are also entitled to winding-up allowance to cover their expenses incurred when they cease to be Members of the legislature, either because they decide not to stand for re-election or for reasons beyond their control such as death, serious injury, defeat in an election or the dissolution of the legislature. SAR LegCo Members will receive remuneration from the start of the LegCo term to the end of the term.", "The Commission will review the remuneration package about a year before the start of the second HKSAR LegCo.", "The Independent Commission was chaired by Mr Wong Po Yan. Members include Professor Lau Siu-kai, Dr Thomas Leung, Mr Payson Cha, Mr Chan Bing-woon and Mr Anthony Wu.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402123.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:28.624171 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1430) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 2.30 pm:", "Voter", "Turnout Turnout", "Subsector Figure Rate", "--------- ------- --------", "Catering 69 3.94%", "Commercial (first) 190 18.45%", "Employers' Federation of 38 34.55%", "Hong Kong", "Finance 67 47.52%", "Financial services 142 37.17%", "Hotel 34 42.50%", "Import and export 161 14.34%", "Industrial (first) 90 16.36%", "Insurance 99 52.38%", "Real estate and construction 147 42.49%", "Textiles and garment 311 12.02%", "Tourism 175 30.70%", "Transport 58 44.62%", "Wholesale and retail 243 11.30%", "Accountancy 575 5.81%", "Architectural, surveying 306 9.51%", "and planning", "Chinese medicine 362 15.97%", "Education 2,045 3.61%", "Engineering 691 12.92%", "Health services 719 2.62%", "Higher education 384 8.56%", "Information technology 566 18.08%", "Legal 538 15.12%", "Medical 558 8.23%", "Agriculture and fisheries 100 60.61%", "Labour 101 27.98%", "Social welfare 395 11.75%", "Sports 73 23.70%", "Performing a… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402126.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:28.801840 Remarks by Chief Secretary for Administration ["*********************************************", "Following is the transcript of remarks given by the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mrs Anson Chan, after visiting the polling station at the Hong Kong Park Indoor Games Hall earlier today (Thursday):", "Mrs Chan: I've just visited the polling station. The turn-out rate is not terribly good at the moment, but it's nearing lunch-time and I'm sure that there would be a pick-up in the number of people coming forward to vote. This is the first step towards the full election, May 24, and as you know, the Election Committee has to return 10 members of the future legislative council so I do hope that all 140,000 eligible voters will exercise their right to vote and will ensure that on May 24, we will have a very, very good turn-out. This is the first step towards the May 24 election.", "This election, as you all know, is a fair and open and highly transparent election process. The whole process will be under the supervision of the Electoral Affairs Commission and Justice Woo will be in charge, as you know. This will be the first legislature of the SAR and I very much hope that all eligible voters will fulfil their duties as citizens and exercise their right to vote so that we have a credible legislature that is fully representative of the community. Thank you.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402136.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:29.720216 Speech by the Chief Executive ["*****************************", "Following is a translation of the speech by the Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee Hwa, at the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition on Sustainable Development in Hong Kong for the 21st Century today (Thursday):", "Ladies and Gentlemen,", "I am delighted to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition on Sustainable Development in Hong Kong for the 21st Century today.", "As we enter the 21st Century, various countries in the world are faced with many challenges, such as overpopulation, shortage of resources as well as environmentally unfriendly activities. These countries are increasingly concerned about the issue of the availability of the development opportunities that we enjoy today to our next generations.", "The concept of \"sustainable development\" was generated from the Earth Summit of the United Nations held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. At the conference, members endorsed an action plan known as the \"Agenda 21\", which provided a layout plan for the adoption of countries all over the world for their development in the 21st Century. At present, over 100 countries, including China, have already worked out an individual \"Agenda 21\" on the basis of this blueprint. The Agenda stresses the responsibility that we have for different levels of the community. We should make the optimal use of our resources and protect our environment in the course of economic development. The major aim of \"sustainable development\" is to remind the governments of various countries, the business community, social organizations and individuals that we should strive for progress and advancement in different areas at no expense of the development opportunity of our next generations.", "Over the past three decades, Hong Kong has developed rapidly and we are all proud of our achievements. Yet, while we benefit from a rich material life and the sophisticated infrastructures we have developed, we shall never overlook the problems that come with our development. Some of the major concerns of pe… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402137.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:28.937946 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1530) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 3.30 pm:", "Voter", "Turnout Turnout", "Subsector Figure Rate", "--------- ------- --------", "Catering 89 5.09%", "Commercial (first) 251 24.37%", "Employers' Federation of 47 42.73%", "Hong Kong", "Finance 79 56.03%", "Financial services 162 42.41%", "Hotel 39 48.75%", "Import and export 199 17.72%", "Industrial (first) 110 20.00%", "Insurance 119 62.96%", "Real estate and construction 171 49.42%", "Textiles and garment 380 14.69%", "Tourism 210 36.84%", "Transport 80 61.54%", "Wholesale and retail 319 14.84%", "Accountancy 659 6.66%", "Architectural, surveying 387 12.03%", "and planning", "Chinese medicine 441 19.45%", "Education 2,511 4.43%", "Engineering 824 15.40%", "Health services 861 3.13%", "Higher education 439 9.78%", "Information technology 672 21.46%", "Legal 672 18.89%", "Medical 710 10.47%", "Agriculture and fisheries 134 81.21%", "Labour 118 32.69%", "Social welfare 437 13.00%", "Sports 82 26.62%", "Performing a… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402139.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:29.733639 Air Pollution Index - Thursday, April 2, 1998 ["*********************************************", "Announcement on the Air Pollution Index (API) by the Environmental Protection Department on Thursday, April 2, 1998", "Summary", "-------", "Air Pollution Indices for the territory today (Thursday)", "range from 38 to 50", "Air quality condition : Good", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "-------------------------------------------------------", "Forecast of Air Pollution Indices for tomorrow (Friday)", "range from 45 to 55", "Air quality condition : Good to Moderate", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "Detailed Report", "---------------", "Area Districts Today Forecast for Tomorrow", "API Condition API Condition", "Urban Central and 38 Good 50 Good", "Western,", "Wan Chai,", "Eastern,", "Kowloon City,", "Sham Shui Po,", "Wong Tai Sin", "and Yau Tsim", "Mong.", "Industrial Kwun Tong, 50 Good 55 Moderate", "Kwai Tsing", "and Tsuen", "Wan.", "New Islands, 44 Good 45 Good", "Development Southern,", "Sai Kung,", "Tuen Mun,", "Yuen Long,", "Sha Tin,", "Tai Po,", "and North.", "Advice :", "1. When the index lies between 101 and 200,", "people with heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "2. When the index exceeds 200, the general public are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402142.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:29.750410 Traffic Arrangements During Ching Ming Festival ["***********************************************", "Police today (Thursday) reminded grave-sweepers to make full use of public transport during the Ching Ming Festival.", "\"Parking facilities around the cemeteries will be extremely limited and vehicles parked illegally on the road and pavement will be towed away without prior warning,\" a Police spokesman said.", "The spokesman said that Police will protect the public by diverting them from places which are already over-crowded whenever their safety requires during the festival.", "Motorists are advised to pay attention to traffic signs which will be put up around the cemeteries. Police officers will be on hand to guide motorists.", "The public are also urged to exercise restraint and to be courteous to the elderly and children in crowded places.", "Special traffic arrangements will be implemented in the vicinity of cemeteries as follows:", "Hong Kong Island:", "----------------", "The special traffic arrangements will be implemented on March 29, April 4, 6 and 10 to 12 in Chai Wan, Pokfulam and Aberdeen.", "In Chai Wan certain roads in the vicinity of Cape Collinson cemeteries and Chai Wan Chinese Permanent Cemetery will be closed to traffic or re-routed to one-way traffic between 7 am and 6 pm.", "They include:", "(a) Cape Collinson Road;", "(b) Lin Shing Road;", "(c) Wan Tsui Road;", "(d) the slip road leading to Garden of Remembrance \t and Crematorium from Cape Collinson Road; and", "(e) the slip road leading to Chai Wan Chinese", "Permanent Cemetery.", "No parking will be permitted along Wan Tsui Road, Cape Collinson Road, Lin Shing Road, the section of Shek O Road between Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution and Tai Tam Road between 7 am and 7 pm.", "In Pokfulam, Consort Rise will be routed one-way southbound from Victoria Road to Bisney Road between 7 am and 6 pm.", "In Aberdeen, Peel Rise in the vicinity of the Aberdeen Chinese Cemetery and the slip road from Shek Pai Wan Road leading to the cemetery will be closed during the same period.… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402145.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:29.764438 Appointment of High Court Judge ["*******************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Judiciary:", "The Judiciary announced today (Thursday) the appointment of Mr Arjan Heera Sakhrani as Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court.", "The appointment will take effect on April 15, 1998.", "The Chief Justice, the Hon Mr Justice Andrew Kwok-nang Li, welcomes the appointment. \"The appointee is an outstanding lawyer who brings a wealth of experience to the Judiciary.", "\"The appointment will contribute to the Judiciary in its commitment to uphold the rule of law and to maintain and foster an independent judicial system,\" he said.", "The biographical note of the newly-appointed Judge is as follows:", "Mr Arjan Heera Sakhrani, SC", "Mr Sakhrani was born in Hong Kong in 1947. He was educated locally at St Joseph's College, King George V School and La Salle College. He studied law in England and was called to the Bar in England in 1968 at the age of 21 years. He returned to Hong Kong in 1968 and has been in private practice as a barrister since then. Mr Sakhrani was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1982 at the age of 35 years. He has also sat as a Deputy High Court Judge in 1984 and again in 1990.", "Mr Sakhrani has also had a number of other public appointments as an Unofficial Justice of the Peace, a Member of the Law Reform Commission, a Member of the Commodities Trading Commission and a Member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Board. He has also been active in the Hong Kong Bar Association having served as Hon Secretary for a year and a Bar Committee Member for several years.", "Mr Sakhrani is married with three sons and a daughter.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402157.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:32.295896 Oil smuggling syndicate smashed ["*******************************", "Customs officers smashed a syndicate suspected of smuggling light diesel oil in Tin Shui Wai last (Wednesday) night.", "During the operation, officers arrested four men aged between 19 and 51, seized 22,000 litres of light diesel oil, and impounded two goods vehicle, three containers and two trailers. The seizure is worth about $305,000.", "Acting on information, officers from the Diesel Oil Enforcement Division of the Customs Marine and Land Enforcement Command followed their targets in Tin Shui Wai yesterday evening.", "Shortly before 7 pm, the officers swang into action when seeing the suspects pumping the light diesel oil from one container onto another container. The officers managed to arrest four men and found two goods vehicles and a third container at the scene.", "One of the suspects, aged 33, has been charged with offence in relation to \"dealing with goods to which Dutiable Commodities Ordinance Applies\" and \"possession of dutiable goods\". The maximum penalty for the offence is a fine of $1 million and imprisonment for two years. The other three suspects were later released.", "\"We believe we have smashed a syndicate active in the distribution of illicit diesel oil in Yuen Long district,\" said a spokesman for the Customs and Excise Department.", "The department is determined to repress all kinds of illicit diesel oil activities, he stressed.", "The spokesman also appealed to vehicle owners and drivers not to use illicit oil as fuel.", "He warned that illicit fuel user would have a criminal record upon conviction.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402158.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:32.293318 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1630) ["*****************************************", "The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election Committee subsector elections as at 4.30 pm:", "\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]", "\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]", "Subsector\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]", "---------\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]", "Catering\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\u00a1 110\[email protected]\[email protected] 6.29%", "Commercial (first)\[email protected]\[email protected]\u0[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\u00a1 284\[email protected]\[email protected] 27.57%", "Employers' Federation of\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\u00a1 49\[email protected]\[email protected] 44.55%", "Hong Kong\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]", "Finance\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected] 87\[email protected]\[email protected] 61.70%", "Financial services\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\u00a1 166\[email protected]\[email protected] 43.46%", "Hotel\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected] 43\[email protected]\[email protected] 53.75%", "Import and export\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected] 233\[email protected]\[email protected] 20.75%", "Industrial (first)\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\u00a1 127\[email protected]\[email protected] 23.09%", "Insurance\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected] 135\[email protected]\[email protected] 71.43%", "Real estate and construction\[email protected]\[email protected]\u00a1 184\[email protected]\[email protected] 53.18%", "Textiles and garment\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\[email protected]\u00a1 449\[email protected]\[email protected] 17.36%", "Tourism\u00a1… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402161.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:33.146778 Statement on new airport opening ceremony ["*****************************************", "In response to a radio report this morning speculating on the details of an opening ceremony of the new airport at Chek Lap Kok, a Government spokesman said:", "\"The Government is planning to hold an opening ceremony of the new airport prior to the airport's functional opening on July 6, 1998. However, the exact date has not been fixed and plans have not been firmed up. No decision has been taken on who will be the principal officiating guests. The report is unfounded and is purely speculative.\"", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402176.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:33.167087 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1730) ["Subsector elections: voter turnout (1730)\r\n*****************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the voter turnout rate for the\r\nElection Committee subsector elections as at 5.30 pm:\r\n\r\n Voter\r\n Turnout Turnout\r\nSubsector Figure Rate\r\n--------- ------- --------\r\n\r\nCatering 127 7.26%\r\n\r\nCommercial (first) 317 30.78%\r\n\r\nEmployers' Federation of 53 48.18%\r\nHong Kong\r\n\r\nFinance 94 66.67%\r\n\r\nFinancial services 195 51.05%\r\n\r\nHotel 50 62.50%\r\n\r\nImport and export 247 21.99%\r\n\r\nIndustrial (first) 147 26.73%\r\n\r\nInsurance 141 74.60%\r\n\r\nReal estate and construction 195 56.36%\r\n\r\nTextiles and garment 520 20.10%\r\n\r\nTourism 256 44.91%\r\n\r\nTransport 99 76.15%\r\n\r\nWholesale and retail 442 20.56%\r\n\r\nAccountancy 763 7.71%\r\n\r\nArchitectural, surveying 469 14.58%\r\nand planning\r\n\r\nChinese medicine 550 24.26%\r\n\r\nEducation 4,196 7.40%\r\n\r\nEngineering 1,003 18.75%\r\n\r\nHealth services 1,153 4.20%\r\n\r\nHigher education 528 11.76%\r\n\r\nInformation technology 783 25.01%\r\n\r\nLegal 821 23.07%\r\n\r\nMedical 891 13.13%\r\n\r\nAgriculture and fisheries 145 87.88%\r\n\r\nLabour 163 45.15%\r\n\r\nSocial welfare 527 15.68%\r\… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402180.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:33.728434 Electoral Affairs Commission urges voters to exercise right ["***********************************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Electoral Affairs Commission:", "The Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, made a last-minute appeal to voters for the Election Committee subsector elections several hours before polling ends at 10.30 pm tonight (Thursday).", "\"I hope that more voters would go to the polls tonight on their way home from their working places or after dinner.", "\"Don't miss the opportunity to choose your representatives on the Election Committee, which will elect 10 Legislative Councillors on May 24,\" he said.", "The appeal was made at a media briefing following his visit to five polling stations at the Hong Kong Park Indoor Games Hall.", "Up to 5.30 pm today, 15,654 voters have cast their ballots at 90 polling stations. This represents 11.22 per cent of the registered electorate.", "Mr Justice Woo and a member of the Commission, Ms Elizabeth Shing, inspected more than 30 polling stations throughout Hong Kong in the morning and afternoon to make sure that the elections are conducted honestly, fairly and openly.", "Earlier in the afternoon, they dropped in on the hotline office of the Registration and Electoral Office, where more than 50 staff members are handling enquiries and complaints from voters, candidates and members of the public from 7 am to 11 pm tonight.", "So far today, 14 minor complaints on various election-related matters have been lodged.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402187.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:33.157107 CSSA allowance not for Tenants Purchase Scheme ["**********************************************", "The Social Welfare Department today (Thursday) stated that rent allowance would not be paid to public housing Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients if they applied such payments towards the Tenants Purchase Scheme(TPS).", "A spokesman for the Department pointed out that rent allowance provided for CSSA recipients living in public housing would only be used for rental payment to the Housing Authority.", "He said that the purpose of rent allowance under the CSSA Scheme was to meet the cost of shelter by reimbursing up to a ceiling the actual rent paid by a CSSA recipient.", "\"Therefore CSSA is never intended to be a means to enable recipients to acquire assets,\" he remarked.", "\"The CSSA payments have been carefully calculated to meet basic needs only and home ownership is not a basic need. The Scheme is actually funded by general revenue to provide cash assistance to financially vulnerable members of the community who for reasons such as old age, ill health or loss of earning capability are unable to provide for their basic needs of living and those of their families,\" the spokesman explained.", "Meanwhile, under the existing arrangement, the flat owned by a CSSA recipient prior to coming onto the Scheme is totally disregarded in assessing his eligibility under the asset test. This practice is being examined in the review of the Scheme currently underway.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402189.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:33.736348 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1830) ["Subsector elections: voter turnout (1830)\r\n*****************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the voter turnout rate for the Election\r\nCommittee subsector elections as at 6.30 pm:\r\n\r\n Voter\r\n Turnout Turnout\r\nSubsector Figure Rate\r\n--------- ------- --------\r\n\r\nCatering 138 7.89%\r\n\r\nCommercial (first) 351 34.08%\r\n\r\nEmployers' Federation of 56 50.91%\r\nHong Kong\r\n\r\nFinance 100 70.92%\r\n\r\nFinancial services 215 56.28%\r\n\r\nHotel 54 67.50%\r\n\r\nImport and export 310 27.60%\r\n\r\nIndustrial (first) 167 30.36%\r\n\r\nInsurance 155 82.01%\r\n\r\nReal estate and construction 207 59.83%\r\n\r\nTextiles and garment 584 22.57%\r\n\r\nTourism 276 48.42%\r\n\r\nTransport 103 79.23%\r\n\r\nWholesale and retail 500 23.26%\r\n\r\nAccountancy 906 9.15%\r\n\r\nArchitectural, surveying 559 17.38%\r\nand planning\r\n\r\nChinese medicine 604 26.64%\r\n\r\nEducation 5,742 10.13%\r\n\r\nEngineering 1,297 24.24%\r\n\r\nHealth services 1,521 5.53%\r\n\r\nHigher education 635 14.15%\r\n\r\nInformation technology 895 28.59%\r\n\r\nLegal 915 25.72%\r\n\r\nMedical 1,040 15.33%\r\n\r\nAgriculture and fisheries 146 88.48%\r\n\r\nLabour 199 55.12%\r\n\r\nSocial welfare 691 20.56%\r\… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402194.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:34.478701 New measures against using flushing water to keep seafood ["*********************************************************", "The following is issued on behalf of the Provisional Urban Council:", "The Public Health Select Committee of the Provisional Urban Council today (Thursday) endorsed new measures drawn up by the Urban Services Department (USD) to control the use of flushing water for keeping live seafood for human consumption.", "A spokesman for PUC said that members have agreed to impose a licence condition on food premises and a tenancy condition on market stalls prohibiting them from using flushing water in cisterns in toilets for keeping live seafood for human consumption.", "\"It has recently come to our notice that some fish stall operators have reportedly been using flushing water collected from cisterns in public toilets to keep live seafood. Such practice not only is unlawful, but could pose a public health risk.", "\"We consider that immediate measures should be taken on public health grounds to stamp out this undesirable and unhygienic practice,\" he added.", "Contravention of the licensing condition will result in suspension and cancellation of licences for breach of licence conditions, but without the issue of any prior warning.", "As regards market stalls, the Council may terminate the tenancies in accordance with the terms of the tenancy agreements.", "The proposed measures will also be discussed at the forthcoming Markets and Street Traders Select Committee on April 15. Subject to the approval by the Committee, the Department will inform licensees of food premises of the new licence condition and market stall lessees of the new tenancy condition.", "Furthermore, the Department has increased the frequency of fish tank water sampling from once quarterly to bi-monthly and dispensed with previous \"warning letter system\" since April 1, 1998.", "\"Previously, when the first informal water samples taken did not meet the prescribed standards, we would issue warning letters giving a 14 days grace period to the operators before a second sample was taken, \" the… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402195.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:33.427415 Special stamps on centenary of the Star Ferry ["*********************************************", "The Postmaster General, Mr Robert Footman, announced today (Thursday) that a set of special stamps on the theme of the 'Centenary of the Star Ferry' will be issued on April 26 (Sunday). The stamps were designed by Mr Johnny Wong Chun-wing and printed in photogravure by Joh. Enschede of the Netherlands.", "This set of special stamps depicts four generations of the Star Ferry: the first generation in the 1900's ($1.30 stamp); the second generation in the 1910's to 1920's ($2.50 stamp); the third generation from 1920's to 1950's ($3.10 stamp); and the current generation which has been in use since the mid 1950's ($5 stamp).", "The stamps have been on display for the advance information of the public at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office and Sha Tin Central Post Office since March 23. Official first day covers have also been put on sale at all post offices at $1 each on the same day.", "A beautifully designed presentation pack containing the four stamps will be available for sale at $20 each at all post offices as from April 26. A set of four postage prepaid picture cards on the same theme which are prepaid in airmail postage will also be available for sale on the same day at $20 per set.", "Serviced first day covers affixed with a full set of the stamps cancelled with the special postmark will be put on sale at $15.40 each at the 22 philatelic offices on April 26.", "A restriction of ten sheets of stamps of each denomination (viz. 250 sets of stamps), five serviced first day covers, five sets of postage prepaid picture cards and five presentation packs per customer queuing will be imposed on the first day of issue on April 26 and on subsequent days until stock lasts.", "Hand-back service will be provided at all post offices to official and privately-made covers bearing indication of the first day of issue on April 26. A special postmark will also be introduced. The GPO-1 hand stamp will also be available for hand-back serv… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402197.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:34.374396 Government statement on Court of Appeal's decisions ["***************************************************", "In response to the Court of Appeal's delivery of its decisions on the appeal cases relating to the Certificate of Entitlement (C of E) Scheme , a government spokesman said the Government was pleased that the Court of Appeal upheld the legality of the C of E Scheme.", "As for the decisions regarding the specific issues of retrospectivity and relationship between father and child, the spokesman said the court's decisions were being studied to assess their implications.", "\"We are pleased that the retrospectivity aspect was generally endorsed. However, the implications of the decision that the provision cannot be applied to pre-1 July 1997 cases need careful studying,\" the spokesman said today (Thursday).", "The spokesman added that as the Court of Appeal would continue its hearing of the Appeals to deal with the issue of the legality of the Provisional Legislative Council next month. The Government would not be able to decide its next steps until the final judgement on the appeal cases was available.", "The Court of Appeal made a preliminary decision today on the C of E Scheme. The Court upheld the legality of the C of E . The Court also considered the retrospectivity of the Scheme lawful. But the C of E Scheme was held not to apply to persons who are here and came to Hong Kong before July 1, 97. The illegitimacy provision was ruled unconstitutional.", "End/Thursday, April 2, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402205.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:34.390810 Subsector elections: voter turnout (1930) ["Subsector elections: voter turnout (1930)\r\n*****************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the voter turnout rate for the\r\nElection Committee subsector elections as at 7.30 pm:\r\n\r\n Voter\r\n Turnout Turnout\r\nSubsector Figure Rate\r\n--------- ------- --------\r\n\r\nCatering 153 8.74%\r\n\r\nCommercial (first) 398 38.64%\r\n\r\nEmployers' Federation of 63 57.27%\r\nHong Kong\r\n\r\nFinance 109 77.30%\r\n\r\nFinancial services 241 63.09%\r\n\r\nHotel 61 76.25%\r\n\r\nImport and export 334 29.74%\r\n\r\nIndustrial (first) 193 35.09%\r\n\r\nInsurance 163 86.24%\r\n\r\nReal estate and construction 218 63.01%\r\n\r\nTextiles and garment 667 25.78%\r\n\r\nTourism 312 54.74%\r\n\r\nTransport 106 81.54%\r\n\r\nWholesale and retail 561 26.09%\r\n\r\nAccountancy 1,153 11.65%\r\n\r\nArchitectural, surveying 698 21.70%\r\nand planning\r\n\r\nChinese medicine 659 29.07%\r\n\r\nEducation 7,268 12.82%\r\n\r\nEngineering 1,617 30.22%\r\n\r\nHealth services 1,865 6.79%\r\n\r\nHigher education 773 17.22%\r\n\r\nInformation technology 1,076 34.37%\r\n\r\nLegal 1,075 30.21%\r\n\r\nMedical 1,217 17.94%\r\n\r\nAgriculture and fisheries 148 89.70%\r\n\r\nLabour 235 65.10%\r\n\r\nSocial welfare 901 26.81%\r\… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402211.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:35.498723 Subsector elections: voter turnout (2030) ["Subsector elections: voter turnout (2030)\r\n*****************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the voter turnout rate for the\r\nElection Committee subsector elections as at 8.30 pm:\r\n\r\n Voter\r\n Turnout Turnout\r\nSubsector Figure Rate\r\n--------- ------- --------\r\n\r\nCatering 174 9.94%\r\n\r\nCommercial (first) 434 42.14%\r\n\r\nEmployers' Federation of 66 60.00%\r\nHong Kong\r\n\r\nFinance 114 80.85%\r\n\r\nFinancial services 255 66.75%\r\n\r\nHotel 66 82.50%\r\n\r\nImport and export 358 31.88%\r\n\r\nIndustrial (first) 215 39.09%\r\n\r\nInsurance 165 87.30%\r\n\r\nReal estate and construction 234 67.63%\r\n\r\nTextiles and garment 738 28.53%\r\n\r\nTourism 338 59.30%\r\n\r\nTransport 110 84.62%\r\n\r\nWholesale and retail 636 29.58%\r\n\r\nAccountancy 1,381 13.95%\r\n\r\nArchitectural, surveying 796 24.75%\r\nand planning\r\n\r\nChinese medicine 731 32.25%\r\n\r\nEducation 8,657 15.27%\r\n\r\nEngineering 1,868 34.92%\r\n\r\nHealth services 2,047 7.45%\r\n\r\nHigher education 882 19.65%\r\n\r\nInformation technology 1,287 41.11%\r\n\r\nLegal 1,239 34.82%\r\n\r\nMedical 1,384 20.40%\r\n\r\nAgriculture and fisheries 150 90.91%\r\n\r\nLabour 251 69.53%\r\n\r\nSocial welfare 1,047 31.15%\r\… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402217.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:34.350549 Subsector elections: voter turnout (2130) ["Subsector elections: voter turnout (2130)\r\n*****************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the voter turnout rate for the\r\nElection Committee subsector elections as at 9.30 pm:\r\n\r\n Voter\r\n Turnout Turnout\r\nSubsector Figure Rate\r\n--------- ------- --------\r\n\r\nCatering 184 10.51%\r\n\r\nCommercial (first) 454 44.08%\r\n\r\nEmployers' Federation of 71 64.55%\r\nHong Kong\r\n\r\nFinance 115 81.56%\r\n\r\nFinancial services 258 67.54%\r\n\r\nHotel 67 83.75%\r\n\r\nImport and export 371 33.04%\r\n\r\nIndustrial (first) 229 41.64%\r\n\r\nInsurance 166 87.83%\r\n\r\nReal estate and construction 241 69.65%\r\n\r\nTextiles and garment 776 30.00%\r\n\r\nTourism 353 61.93%\r\n\r\nTransport 113 86.92%\r\n\r\nWholesale and retail 687 31.95%\r\n\r\nAccountancy 1,503 15.19%\r\n\r\nArchitectural, surveying 886 27.55%\r\nand planning\r\n\r\nChinese medicine 859 37.89%\r\n\r\nEducation 9,927 17.51%\r\n\r\nEngineering 2,013 37.63%\r\n\r\nHealth services 2,239 8.15%\r\n\r\nHigher education 963 21.46%\r\n\r\nInformation technology 1,394 44.52%\r\n\r\nLegal 1,298 36.48%\r\n\r\nMedical 1,572 23.17%\r\n\r\nAgriculture and fisheries 152 92.12%\r\n\r\nLabour 264 73.13%\r\n\r\nSocial welfare 1,137 33.83%\r\… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/02/0402225.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:25.260432 Subsector elections: voter turnout (2230) ["Subsector elections: voter turnout (2230)\r\n*****************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the voter turnout rate for the\r\nElection Committee subsector elections as at 10.30 pm:\r\n\r\n Voter\r\n Turnout Turnout\r\nSubsector Figure Rate\r\n--------- ------- --------\r\n\r\nCatering 204 11.66%\r\n\r\nCommercial (first) 467 45.34%\r\n\r\nEmployers' Federation of 74 67.27%\r\nHong Kong\r\n\r\nFinance 115 81.56%\r\n\r\nFinancial services 261 68.32%\r\n\r\nHotel 68 85.00%\r\n\r\nImport and export 388 34.55%\r\n\r\nIndustrial (first) 240 43.64%\r\n\r\nInsurance 166 87.83%\r\n\r\nReal estate and construction 248 71.68%\r\n\r\nTextiles and garment 803 31.04%\r\n\r\nTourism 364 63.86%\r\n\r\nTransport 113 86.92%\r\n\r\nWholesale and retail 743 34.56%\r\n\r\nAccountancy 1,611 16.28%\r\n\r\nArchitectural, surveying 973 30.25%\r\nand planning\r\n\r\nChinese medicine 986 43.49%\r\n\r\nEducation 11,271 19.88%\r\n\r\nEngineering 2,149 40.17%\r\n\r\nHealth services 2,562 9.32%\r\n\r\nHigher education 1,090 24.29%\r\n\r\nInformation technology 1,472 47.01%\r\n\r\nLegal 1,355 38.08%\r\n\r\nMedical 1,865 27.49%\r\n\r\nAgriculture and fisheries 152 92.12%\r\n\r\nLabour 271 75.07%\r\n\r\nSocial welfare 1,259 37.46%\r… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0326117.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:44.638693 Fire safety advice for grave-sweepers ["*************************************", "The Agriculture and Fisheries Department today (Friday) urged the public to take extra care in handling fire when they visit their ancestral graves in the countryside during the Ching Ming festival period.", "The department's Country Park Management Officer, Mr Lui ming-wai pointed out that most of the countryside fires were caused by human negligence and could have been prevented if people observed a few simple rules.", "These rules include:", "*Use hand or hand tools to clear grasses or weeds adjacent", "to the graves instead of using fire;", "*Burn worshipping items like candles, joss sticks and", "\"paper money\" in metal containers;", "*Do not leave lighted worshipping items unattended; and", "*Make sure all burning items are extinguished before", "leaving grave sites.", "Mr Lui said the department would provide metal containers at strategic locations inside country park areas for their use.", "He also reminded picnickers to light fires only at designated barbecue sites.", "Illegal lighting of fires inside country parks may lead to a maximum fine of $5,000 and one year's imprisonment, he added.", "End/Friday, April 3, 1997", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0402072.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:46.580675 Government purchase contracts awarded on best value for money ["************************************************************", "The Government Supplies Department (GSD) has continued to adopt an open and fair tendering system with contracts being awarded on the basis of best value for money, the Director of Government Supplies, Mr Nigel Shipman said today (Friday).", "In pursuit of best value for money, savings of over HK$112 million were achieved last year through price negotiation, he noted.", "On purchasing statistics for 1997, he said contracts at a total value of HK$4,280 million were awarded by GSD for the purchases of goods and related services on behalf of over 80 government departments and some non-government organizations including the Hospital Authority.", "This represented a decrease of approximately 10% from the figure for 1996, reflecting a slight reduction in the number of exceptionally high value contract items in 1997 with the completion of most airport-related purchases and greater devolution of purchasing authority to individual departments.", "Product categories making up the highest purchase value were pharmaceuticals, medical and scientific equipment, food, computer hardware and software, airport and telecommunications equipment.", "Goods and services were obtained in 1997 from over 37 countries as well as from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.", "These contracts, Mr Shipman said, were awarded on basis of best value for money irrespective of country of origin.", "The main sources of supply were the United States, the Mainland , the United Kingdom, Germany, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Japan.", "The United States, the leading source of supply, accounted for goods valued at HK$1,099 million (about 26% of total value). Major purchases included hospital and medical equipment, computer systems and software, new airport equipment and telecommunications equipment. The major purchases from the Mainland were food products, furniture, waterworks and marine items and paper consumables.", "Meanwhile, some HK$51 million was added to G… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0402130.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:45.627489 Fire Services a challenging job ["*******************************", "Fire Services is a challenging job and fire officers have to keep abreast of the most advanced knowledge in rescue and fire-fighting, Provisional Legislative Council member, Ms Miriam Lau, said today (Friday).", "Reviewing a passing-out parade comprising 15 station officers and 130 firemen at the Fire Services Training School in Pat Heung, Ms Lau told the recruits they had to maintain physical fitness in order to embody the professional spirit of endeavouring to bring relief to sufferers in calamities.", "She praised a woman station officer among the recruits for having passed the same vigorous training as her male fellow members had.", "During the 26 weeks of basic training, Ms Lau said the recruits were taught various rescuing techniques and usage of different types of fire fighting equipment.", "These were vital skills which would help fire officers save the lives of others and protect their own, she added.", "Also present at the parade today were the Director of Fire Services, Mr Peter Cheung; and the Deputy Director of Fire Services, Mr John Tsang Kwong-yu, as well as other senior officials and guests.", "End/Friday, April 3, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0402140.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:37.842460 Air Pollution Index - Friday, April 3, 1998 ["*********************************************", "Announcement on the Air Pollution Index (API) by the Environmental Protection Department on Friday, April 3, 1998", "SUMMARY", "-------", "Forecast of Air Pollution Indices for today (Friday)", "range from 45 to 55", "Air quality condition : Good to Moderate", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "DETAILED REPORT", "---------------", "Area Districts Forecast for Today", "---- --------- ------------------", "API Condition", "--- ---------", "Urban Central and \t 50 Good", "Western,", "Wan Chai,", "Eastern,", "Kowloon City,", "Sham Shui Po,", "Wong Tai Sin", "and Yau Tsim", "Mong.", "Industrial Kwun Tong,\t\t 55 Moderate", "Kwai Tsing", "and Tsuen", "Wan.", "New Islands, 45 Good", "Development Southern,", "Sai Kung,", "Tuen Mun,", "Yuen Long,", "Sha Tin,", "Tai Po,", "and North.", "ADVICE :", "1. When the index lies between 101 and 200, people with heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "2. When the index exceeds 200, the general public are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "End/Friday, April 3, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0402141.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:45.229946 Air Pollution Index - Friday, April 3, 1998 ["*********************************************", "Announcement on the Air Pollution Index (API) by the Environmental Protection Department on Friday, April 3, 1998", "SUMMARY", "-------", "Forecast of Air Pollution Indices for today (Friday)", "range from 45 to 55", "Air quality condition : Good to Moderate", "Districts with air in the Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy category are : Nil", "Advice : Nil", "DETAILED REPORT", "---------------", "Area Districts Forecast for Today", "---- --------- ------------------", "API Condition", "--- ---------", "Urban Central and \t 50 Good", "Western,", "Wan Chai,", "Eastern,", "Kowloon City,", "Sham Shui Po,", "Wong Tai Sin", "and Yau Tsim", "Mong.", "Industrial Kwun Tong,\t\t 55 Moderate", "Kwai Tsing", "and Tsuen", "Wan.", "New Islands, 45 Good", "Development Southern,", "Sai Kung,", "Tuen Mun,", "Yuen Long,", "Sha Tin,", "Tai Po,", "and North.", "ADVICE :", "1. When the index lies between 101 and 200, people with heart or respiratory illnesses are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "2. When the index exceeds 200, the general public are advised to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities.", "End/Friday, April 3, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403005.htm 2021-05-14T12:53:34.578809 ( ["Subsector elections: voter turnout (2230) (Revised)\r\n***************************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following supersedes GIS980402061 issued at 11.13\r\npm yesterday (Thursday). The voter turnout figures and\r\nturnout rates of Education Subsector, Culture Subsector\r\nand the grand total have been revised.\r\n\r\n The revised turnout rate as at 10.30 pm yesterday\r\nshould read as follows:\r\n\r\n The following is the voter turnout rate for the\r\nElection Committee subsector elections as at 10.30 pm:\r\n\r\n Voter\r\n Turnout Turnout\r\nSubsector Figure Rate\r\n--------- ------- --------\r\n\r\nCatering 204 11.66%\r\n\r\nCommercial (first) 467 45.34%\r\n\r\nEmployers' Federation of 74 67.27%\r\nHong Kong\r\n\r\nFinance 115 81.56%\r\n\r\nFinancial services 261 68.32%\r\n\r\nHotel 68 85.00%\r\n\r\nImport and export 388 34.55%\r\n\r\nIndustrial (first) 240 43.64%\r\n\r\nInsurance 166 87.83%\r\n\r\nReal estate and construction 248 71.68%\r\n\r\nTextiles and garment 803 31.04%\r\n\r\nTourism 364 63.86%\r\n\r\nTransport 113 86.92%\r\n\r\nWholesale and retail 743 34.56%\r\n\r\nAccountancy 1,611 16.28%\r\n\r\nArchitectural, surveying 973 30.25%\r\nand planning\r\n\r\nChinese medicine 986 43.49%\r\n\r\nEducation 11,503 20.29%\r\n\r\nEngineering 2,149 40.17%\r\n\r\nHealth services 2,562 9.32%\r\n\r\nHigher education 1,090 24.29%\r\n\r\nInformation… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403011.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:14.557633 32,630 vote in subsector elections ["***********************************", "A total of 32,630 voters from 31 subsectors representing various trades, professions, labour and social service sectors, and district-based organisations have cast their votes to elect their representatives on the Election Committee.", "This represents a turnout rate of 23.38 per cent.", "Speaking at a press conference after polling ended at 10.30 pm yesterday (Thursday), the Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, pointed out that the turnout rate in six subsectors, which exceeded 80 per cent, had been particularly good.", "The six subsectors are Finance, Hotel, Insurance, Transport, Agriculture and Fisheries and Heung Yee Kuk.", "However, some voters chose not to cast their votes probably because competition among candidates in some subsectors was not keen, he said.", "The 588 candidates elected will join 95 members already returned from four uncontested subsectors, 77 ex-officio members from the National People's Congress and the Provisional Legislative Council, and 40 members nominated by the Religious Subsector to form a 800-strong Election Committee.", "The Election Committee will be responsible for electing 10 Legislative Councillors on May 24.", "A total of 45 complaints, mainly related to polling arrangements and voters' eligibility to vote, were lodged.", "End/Friday, April 3, 1998", "NNNN", ":", "Chairman of the Electoral Affairs Commission, Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing, and Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, Mr Michael Suen, looking at one of the first batch of ballot boxes of the Legislative Council Subsector Elections held yesterday (Thursday) being emptied at the Central Counting Station at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre last night."] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403017.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:36.256262 Subsector elections result:Heung Yee Kuk ["Subsector elections result:Heung Yee Kuk\r\n****************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Heung Yee Kuk\r\n------------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nCHEUNG TIM TAK 59 *\r\n\r\nCHAN SUNG IP 55 *\r\n\r\nSO HOI PAN 67 *\r\n\r\nCHEUNG FO TAI 52 *\r\n\r\nTO KAM CHOW 52 *\r\n\r\nFUNG PAK TAI 61 *\r\n\r\nCHEUNG CHE FAN 67 *\r\n\r\nLAW KAM FAI 59 *\r\n\r\nTANG TUNG 44\r\n\r\nLAU WAN HEI 71 *\r\n\r\nWONG HING LUNG 46 *\r\n\r\nWONG MING KWONG 53 *\r\n\r\nMOK KAM KWAI 46 *\r\n\r\nTANG LIM KWONG 47 *\r\n\r\nMAN FOR TAI WILLIAM 67 *\r\n\r\nTANG CHI LEUNG 66 *\r\n\r\nHO WING KWONG 62 *\r\n\r\nTSANG HIN KEUNG 46 *\r\n\r\nWAN HON CHEUNG WILLIAM 51 *\r\n\r\nLI HAK BUN 56 *\r\n\r\nTANG KWONG WING 66 *\r\n\r\nSING HON KEUNG 67 *\r\n\r\n* elected\r\n\r\nEnd/Friday, April 3, 1998\r\nNNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403020.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:36.353773 Transcript of Secretary for Constitutional Affairs ["**************************************************", "The following is the transcript of the media session by the Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, Mr Michael Suen, after touring the Central Counting Station for the Legislative Council Election Committee Subsector Election on April 2, 1998:", "Mr Suen : During today, after fifteen hours of voting, a total of 32,399* people took part in the election. That represents an election turnout rate of 23.2 per cent. Amongst the 34 subsectors, 24 have a turnout rate of more than 35 per cent. Of the remaining 10, there are four* where the turnout rate is less than 20 per cent. But for these imperfection, we are very satisfied with the election results today. As we have seen, the order of the election is very orderly, and the whole process is open, fair and transparent. I think as I have just said we are satisfied with the overall result achieved. With the completion of today's election, we have entered a new phrase in our preparation for the election of the Legislative Council on May 24. From now on, we will concentrate on promoting the May election.", "Reporter: Will turnout rate be better if the election was held on Sunday?", "Mr Suen: Well, I think various people will have various ideas about whether there will be a better turnout rate if we have held it on a Sunday. But from our point of view, election of this kind whereby you are encountering those people who are professionals, our experience in the past had been that the turnout rate would probably have been higher if we had held it on a weekday. We don't believe that by holding it on a weekend or public holiday would have helped us much.", "* : The final voter turnout is 32,630, or 23.38 per cent, and that there are three subsectors where the turnout rate is less than 20 per cent, instead of four.", "End/Friday, April 3, 1998", "NNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403023.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:36.385693 Subsector elections result: Legal ["Subsector elections result: Legal\r\n*********************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Legal\r\n----------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nTSOI HAK KONG HERBERT 584 *\r\n\r\nCHAN CHONG KUN JOHN 526 *\r\n\r\nCHAN CHEUK CHRISTOPHER 858 *\r\n\r\nTSUI HING CHUEN WILLIAM 366 *\r\n\r\nCHUNG PUI LAM 250\r\n\r\nTO WAI KEUNG 266\r\n\r\nWONG SUI WAH MICHAEL 178\r\n\r\nLOK KIN WAH LEO 155\r\n\r\nSIT KIEN PING PETER 426 *\r\n\r\nSIU WING YEE SYLVIA 495 *\r\n\r\nCHEUNG TAT MING ERIC 562 *\r\n\r\nBRADLEY MARK JOHN 350 *\r\n\r\nLAM CHEUK KAM 83\r\n\r\nPANG YIU CHANG 180\r\n\r\nLINTERN-SMITH MICHAEL JOHN 362 *\r\n\r\nYAP ALFRED DONALD 470 *\r\n\r\nHO CHI KEUNG RAYMOND 247\r\n\r\nSO KAM LEUNG GREGORY 88\r\n\r\nWOO BUN RODERICK 664 *\r\n\r\nLAI KAM MAN 164\r\n\r\nFONG WO FELIX 161\r\n\r\nTSE LIN CHUNG 218\r\n\r\nCHOW WING KIN ANTHONY 581 *\r\n\r\nLEE WAI MAN MAURICE 278 *\r\n\r\nTAN CHUEN YAN PAUL 188\r\n\r\nLIANG VINCENT 338 *\r\n\r\nKAN KA CHONG FREDERICK 446 *\r\n\r\nFOO TAK CHING 347 *\r\n\r\nCHENG HUAN 377 *\r\n\r\nHOO ALAN … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403032.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:36.511053 Subsector elections result: Archi, surveying & planning ["Subsector elections result: Archi, surveying & planning\r\n*******************************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Architectural, surveying and planning\r\n------------------------------------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nNG HAK CHING ALEXANDER 235\r\n\r\nLIU KING TONG 304 *\r\n\r\nWONG CHI KUI 224\r\n\r\nLEE KING FUN 415 *\r\n\r\nYUEN KING YUK JASON 255\r\n\r\nLAU SHIU KWAN FRANCIS 369 *\r\n\r\nHUI WING TO 170\r\n\r\nLEE TSUNG HEI DAVID CHRIS 523 *\r\n\r\nWONG SHUN WUN REBECCA 218\r\n\r\nLAM TSAN WING 146\r\n\r\nCHAN JOR KIN KENNETH 221\r\n\r\nHUI MAN BOCK BERNARD 270\r\n\r\nLAU KING CHIU HENRY 158\r\n\r\nLEE WAI KAY CECILIA 228\r\n\r\nNG HEUNG HUNG ANTHONY 297 *\r\n\r\nCHEUNG KING FUNG FRANCIS 300 *\r\n\r\nYIP CT STANLEY 214\r\n\r\nKWOK MAN CHEUNG VICTOR 244\r\n\r\nLAU WING KWONG DENNIS 329 *\r\n\r\nTSE WAI CHUEN 217\r\n\r\nLAU PING CHEUNG KAIZER 486 *\r\n\r\nTSANG CHING LUN EDWIN 377 *\r\n\r\nYIP MOON WAH STEPHEN 323 *\r\n\r\nLAU HING TAT PATRICK 202\r\n\r\nBROOKE CHARLES NICHOLAS 520 *\r\n\r\nHO HIN NGAI 355 *\r\n\r\nWONG SAN 332 *\r\n\r\nCHUNG SUN KEUNG 65\r\… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403036.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:36.564924 Subsector elections result: Hotel ["Subsector elections result: Hotel\r\n*********************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Hotel\r\n----------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nYUNG SAI HO HAROLD 40 *\r\n\r\nHO HAU TAK 6\r\n\r\nLI HON SHING MICHAEL 61 *\r\n\r\nCHUNG KWAN LIN 4\r\n\r\nLAI CHUN CHEONG DESMOND 13\r\n\r\nLUI WAI YU PADDY 31 *\r\n\r\nNG KAM HUNG 11\r\n\r\nLEE TECK CHEE 35 *\r\n\r\nMAGNUS GEORGE COLIN 51 *\r\n\r\nWONG KA KEI SIDNEY 5\r\n\r\nKOLLMANN WILLIBALD 29 *\r\n\r\nSUM YIU CHO STANLEY 10\r\n\r\nLIU CHI YIN KENDY NELSON 7\r\n\r\nWONG KIN HING 6\r\n\r\nCHEUNG KWAN TONG 12\r\n\r\nWONG SUI MEI DIANE 8\r\n\r\nCHAN TIN YAU KEVEN 40 *\r\n\r\nLUI CHE WOO 48 *\r\n\r\nLEE CHEE SHING NELSON 11\r\n\r\nLU SHIEN HWAI 51 *\r\n\r\nCHENG PONG SAU 9\r\n\r\nLI WEI JEN GONZAGA 39 *\r\n\r\nWONG KAM ON FRANDIE 9\r\n\r\nNG YIU NAM GEORGE 6\r\n\r\nGIRARD JOHN ALEXANDER 16\r\n\r\nLIU CHAK 40 *\r\n\r\nNG KAI WAH 8\r\n\r\nCHENG SHUI KEUNG 19\r\n\r\nTANG CHI WONG 5\r\n\r\n* elected\r\n\r\nEnd/Friday, April 3, 1998\r\nNNNN"… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403038.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:36.656923 Subsector elections result: PDBs in UC area subsector ["Subsector elections result: PDBs in UC area subsector\r\n*****************************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Provisional District Boards for the Districts\r\n in the Urban Council Area\r\n (\"Hong Kong and Kowloon Provisional District\r\n Boards\")\r\n--------------------------------------------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nLAW WING CHEUNG 88 *\r\n\r\nLI KIN YIN 47\r\n\r\nLI KING WAH 25\r\n\r\nWONG KWAI WAN 33\r\n\r\nMAK SHUN PONG PHILIP 29\r\n\r\nNG KAM CHUN 67\r\n\r\nLEUNG YAU FONG 26\r\n\r\nLEE TAT YAN 74 *\r\n\r\nCHAN CHIT KWAI 97 *\r\n\r\nLAM KIN LAI 106 *\r\n\r\nCHU CHOR SING DAVID 23\r\n\r\nCHAN CHUN FAT 85 *\r\n\r\nCHOW CHUN FAI 104 *\r\n\r\nAU YIM LUNG LILIANNA 43\r\n\r\nKWOK WAI MING 41\r\n\r\nHO SIU CHAM 17\r\n\r\nKAN CHI HO 89 *\r\n\r\nFU YUEN CHEUNG ALEXANDER 40\r\n\r\nYEUNG WAI FOON 89 *\r\n\r\nNG SIU CHEUNG 77 *\r\n\r\nYUEN KI KONG 45\r\n\r\nLEE HING WAI BONSON 38\r\n\r\nCHAN CHEE SING 82 *\r\n\r\nSHEA HING WAN 22\r\n\r\nSIU YUEN SHEUNG 97 *\r\n\r\nCHAN OI KWAN … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403042.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:37.234467 Subsector elections result: Accountancy ["Subsector elections result: Accountancy\r\n***************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Accountancy\r\n----------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nWU CHI TSO JOHN 261\r\n\r\nCHAN WAI DUNE CHARLES 378\r\n\r\nCHAN KEE HUEN MICHAEL 483 *\r\n\r\nWU TING YUK ANTHONY 446 *\r\n\r\nCHEUNG KWOK LEUNG JOSEPH 355\r\n\r\nWONG CHIU MING ALAN 362\r\n\r\nCHAN CHOK FAI FRANCIS 187\r\n\r\nPANG TSUN LOY MICHAEL 495 *\r\n\r\nBEST ROGER THOMAS 328\r\n\r\nLEUNG KENT NING 177\r\n\r\nCHAN WING YEE ALICE 603 *\r\n\r\nCHAN MO PO PAUL 611 *\r\n\r\nLEE KA YUE SAMUEL 387\r\n\r\nFUNG PUI CHEUNG 136\r\n\r\nLAW ELIZABETH 768 *\r\n\r\nLI KA FAI DAVID 406 *\r\n\r\nWONG TAK WAI 206\r\n\r\nCHAN PO FUN PETER 519 *\r\n\r\nFUNG LAK 270\r\n\r\nYAM CHI MING STEPHEN 396 *\r\n\r\nFONG CHUNG MARK 411 *\r\n\r\nLAU MO KAYE FRANCIS 323\r\n\r\nLUI TIM LEUNG 852 *\r\n\r\nMAK YEE CHUEN VINCENT 310\r\n\r\nCHOW KWONG FAI EDWARD 568 *\r\n\r\nFOK KWAN WING 404 *\r\n\r\nWONG LUNG TAK PATRICK 429 *\r\n\r\nLEE SHIU CHUEN ANDY 706 *\r\n\r\nPOON KIN WING KENNETH 267\r\n\r\nCHAN SHEUNG WAI CHAR… [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403046.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:36.572318 Subsector elections result: Transport ["Subsector elections result: Transport\r\n*************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Transport\r\n--------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nYU KAM KEE 35\r\n\r\nTANG PAK WING 13\r\n\r\nTAM CHUN TAT 28\r\n\r\nLI TAK SUM 37 *\r\n\r\nNG KWOK HUNG 30\r\n\r\nYUEN CHI MING RAYMAN 35\r\n\r\nYUM TAI PING 19\r\n\r\nHIEW MOO SIEW 56 *\r\n\r\nCHEUNG ALEX 18\r\n\r\nLAU HAK KAI 22\r\n\r\nLIU WAI HUNG 30\r\n\r\nLAU HING KEY 54 *\r\n\r\nSZETO KA SING 37 *\r\n\r\nCHENG HAK WO 62 *\r\n\r\nCHEUNG HI LOI 38 *\r\n\r\nLAM KWAI KEUNG 14\r\n\r\nCHEUNG YAU KWONG 31\r\n\r\nNG CHOR MUI 41 *\r\n\r\nMO SIN CHI 39 *\r\n\r\nTAM KING PUN 27\r\n\r\nHUI KOON WAH 45 *\r\n\r\nTONG YEUK FUNG 19\r\n\r\nTANG MOON KAU 11\r\n\r\nMAN HON MING 49 *\r\n\r\nCHAN MING SANG 18\r\n\r\nLO KUN SHING 16\r\n\r\nYICK CHI MING FRANKIE 62 *\r\n\r\nWONG MAN KIT 30\r\n\r\nWONG YU TING TERENCE 13\r\n\r\nCHUM YAU CHUNG … [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403050.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:37.380860 Subsector elections result: Insurance ["Subsector elections result: Insurance\r\n*************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Insurance\r\n--------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nYANG FAN SHING ANDREW 65\r\n\r\nCHAN KIN POR 124 *\r\n\r\nCHAN BERNARD CHARNWUT 142 *\r\n\r\nWONG KWOK CHOR 87 *\r\n\r\nNG YU LAM KENNETH 122 *\r\n\r\nWONG MAN FAI 36\r\n\r\nAUYEUNG PAK KUEN REX 48\r\n\r\nSHIU WAI KWOK 75 *\r\n\r\nLAN YEE FONG STEVE JOHN 80 *\r\n\r\nTSE SZE WING EDMUND 80 *\r\n\r\nCHAN SHING HING FRANCIS 70\r\n\r\nWU YAO HUA TERENCE 39\r\n\r\nCHOY CHUNG FOO 95 *\r\n\r\nKA PING TIM ROBERT 104 *\r\n\r\nSIU YICK WONG 112 *\r\n\r\nCHAN YU HING 89 *\r\n\r\nPOON SUN CHEONG 60\r\n\r\nLAU WAN KONG EDWARD 36\r\n\r\nLAU HON KEUNG STEVEN 103 *\r\n\r\n* elected\r\n\r\nEnd/Friday, April 3, 1998\r\nNNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403054.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:37.497024 Subsector elections result: Catering ["Subsector elections result: Catering\r\n************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Catering\r\n-------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nCHUNG KAM 121 *\r\n\r\nTAM SIU SING 100 *\r\n\r\nLIU CHOI YEE 93 *\r\n\r\nYEUNG WAI SING 79\r\n\r\nCHEUNG LOY CHUN 89 *\r\n\r\nAU-YEUNG SING SHIU 46\r\n\r\nYEUNG KOON YAT 124 *\r\n\r\nFUNG CHI KWONG 95 *\r\n\r\nHO KING SING 108 *\r\n\r\nCHING KWONG KEE 97 *\r\n\r\nLAW WAI HUNG 44\r\n\r\nCHOY MAN PUN 41\r\n\r\nMARK YIU TONG WILLIAM 115 *\r\n\r\nTANG KAM FAI 104 *\r\n\r\nWONG YUEN MING 40\r\n\r\nHO KIN KEUNG 33\r\n\r\nSZE-TO WING KWONG 43\r\n\r\nYEUNG WAI HING 44\r\n\r\nCHEN CHIH CHIANG 43\r\n\r\nWOO CHU 130 *\r\n\r\n* elected\r\n\r\nEnd/Friday, April 3, 1998\r\nNNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403056.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:37.508171 Subsector elections result: Employers' Federation of HK ["Subsector elections result: Employers' Federation of HK\r\n*******************************************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Employers' Federation of Hong Kong\r\n---------------------------------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nHO YIN SHAN BRENDA 10\r\n\r\nHU FA KUANG 59 *\r\n\r\nNG CHI MING 37 *\r\n\r\nOR CHING FAI 40 *\r\n\r\nLING LEE CHING MAN ELEANOR 56 *\r\n\r\nLO YAU LAI WINSTON 51 *\r\n\r\nSO CHAK KWONG 58 *\r\n\r\nYUEN KEE TONG NORMAN 41 *\r\n\r\nHO CHI SHING DAVID 13\r\n\r\nMAK KIN WAH 38 *\r\n\r\nAPPS VICTOR STANLEY 33 *\r\n\r\nCHAN CHO CHAK JOHN 57 *\r\n\r\nWOO KWONG CHING PETER 56 *\r\n\r\nSHARE TAI KI 7\r\n\r\n* elected\r\n\r\nEnd/Friday, April 3, 1998\r\nNNNN"] [] [] []
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/199804/03/0403058.htm 2021-05-14T00:28:37.739365 Subsector elections result: Medical ["Subsector elections result: Medical\r\n***********************************\r\n\r\n\r\n The following is the result of the Election Committee\r\nsubsector elections :\r\n\r\n\r\nSubsector: Medical\r\n------------------\r\n\r\n No. of votes\r\nCandidate obtained\r\n--------- ------------\r\nLAW CHI LIM 492 *\r\n\r\nTSUI FUK SUN MICHAEL 315\r\n\r\nCHAN CHI KUEN 718 *\r\n\r\nYIP WAI CHUN 776 *\r\n\r\nLEUNG SUK FONG 377\r\n\r\nTSANG YICK SANG JEFFREY 429\r\n\r\nCHOI KIN 602 *\r\n\r\nCHENG CHUN YIU JACK 336\r\n\r\nSUNG JAO YIU 433\r\n\r\nFOK TAI FAI 540 *\r\n\r\nLAM SHUN CHIU DENNIS 600 *\r\n\r\nFANG DAVID 999 *\r\n\r\nCHAN YU LEUNG 230\r\n\r\nYUEN CHUNG LAU NATALIS 798 *\r\n\r\nLAI CHAM FAI 536 *\r\n\r\nLO WING LOK 918 *\r\n\r\nLI KWOK CHEUNG ARTHUR 596 *\r\n\r\nLEE KIN HUNG 939 *\r\n\r\nPONG HO WING 311\r\n\r\nWONG JEAN 323\r\n\r\nLEUNG SING FAI 316\r\n\r\nTSE HUNG HING 448\r\n\r\nCHUNG YAT KI BENEDICT 364\r\n\r\nLEE KA YAN DAVID 793 *\r\n\r\nLEE TAK SHING 235\r\n\r\nCHIU SHING PING JAMES 412\r\n\r\nWONG WING BILL WILLIAM 231\r\n\r\nCHAO SAI CHIK 319\r\n\r\nLI SUM WO (LI CHI KAN) 502 *\r\n\r\nCHO MUN WAI AMY … [] [] []

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