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13 Building Plans Approved

THE BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT APPROVED 13 BUILDING PLANS IN APRIL – FOUR ON HONG KONG ISLAND, FOUR IN KOWLOON AND FIVE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. Eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, four for commercial developments and one for a community services development. Consent was given for work to start on nine building projects that will provide 150,327 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2,031 units and 83,045 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department issued 25 occupation permits – seven on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and 15 in the New Territories. Buildings certified for occupation have 100,215 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,204 units and 171,536 sq m for non-domestic use. The declared cost of new buildings completed in April was $12.8 billion.