PLANNING officials poured cold water on a request yesterday from pro-China politicians for an amusement park to be built instead of a health centre for AIDS patients near a Kowloon Bay housing estate. Director of Planning, Dr Peter Pun Kwok-shing, told representatives from the pro-China Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) that it would be difficult to change the site since construction was to start next month. But he would talk to the Health Department about the centre, to be built in Richland Gardens. Residents have staged several protests against the centre, saying they are worried AIDS patients and drug addicts will take over the area once the centre is opened. The party denied its suggestion was made because of pressure from residents in the area. Also at the meeting, officials maintained that the harbour would be wide enough for large ships to pass despite massive reclamation projects. The harbour will be 800 metres wide. Dr Pun said the reclamation would not damage the famous harbour view.