A centralised interpreting service centre should be set up for ethnic minority citizens, the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau has suggested. This would be among the four ethnic minority support centres proposed in Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's budget in February, which the government is asking NGOs to set up. With the centres planned for different districts, the bureau said yesterday that only one should provide interpreting services. Seven languages - Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai - were being targeted for interpreting into Chinese and English, the government said in an invitation document to NGOS, and the services would be primarily provided via telephone. Jonathan Chan Ching-wa, of the Hong Kong SKH Lady MacLehose Centre, which provided interpreting services at hospitals since June, said the proposal was inconvenient for users. 'The idea of establishing one single super-centre is unreasonable ... all fire reports are made at one emergency number of 999, but can one fire station put out fires for all districts?'