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Nineteen building plans approved in June

     The Buildings Department approved 19 building plans in June, with six on Hong Kong Island, four in Kowloon and nine in the New Territories.

     Of the approved plans, five were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, seven were for commercial developments, one was for factory and industrial developments and six were for community services developments.

     In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 16 building projects that, when completed, will provide 285 073 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 4 232 units, and 39 918 square metres of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of work for 10 building projects.

     The department also issued four occupation permits, with two on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and one in the New Territories.

     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 7 043 square metres, involving 30 units, and 3 159 square metres for non-domestic use.

     The declared cost of new buildings completed in June totalled about $440 million.

     In addition, seven demolition consents involving seven building structures were issued.

     The department received 3 280 reports about unauthorised building works in June, and issued 656 removal orders on unauthorised works.

     The full version of the Monthly Digest for June can be viewed by the public on the Buildings Department's homepage (

Ends/Thursday, August 1, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:00


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