DISNEYLAND WILL BE COMPLETED ON SCHEDULE Hong Kong Disneyland will be completed on schedule by the end of next year, the Economic Development and Labour Bureau said yesterday. In a paper submitted to Legco, it said most of the theme park's projects were about 80 per cent complete. The construction work has so far created 9,500 jobs, while 700 people are working full-time for the theme park in town and this number will rise to 1,000 at the end of the year. City 'will not face water shortages' Hong Kong will not face a shortage of fresh water even if there is dry weather in the next three years, an engineer said, as Guangdong has pledged to provide adequate supplies in the event of a drought. Water Supplies Department senior engineer Suen Kwok-keung said the city's latest desalination scheme had been making good progress. He said the government had also launched a scheme to reduce leakage from water pipes. Restaurant sector receipts rise 8.2pc The value of the Hong Kong restaurant sector's receipts was $13.4 billion in the third quarter, an 8.2 per cent rise on the same period last year. During the same period, the value of total purchases of restaurants also rose by 13.6 per cent to $4.7 billion, according to government figures. HOSPITAL APPOINTMENT The Hospital Authority has appointed Cheung Wai-lun to take over the vacancy left by former director Ko Wing-man, who resigned after the release of the Legco Sars report.