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Thirty building plans approved in March

     The Buildings Department approved 30 building plans in March, with 10 on Hong Kong Island, nine in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories.

     Of the approved plans, 10 were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, 11 were for commercial developments, one was for factory and industrial developments and eight were for community services developments.

     In the same month, consent was given for work to start on eight building projects that, when completed, will provide 149 449 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 2 163 units, and 80 259 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of work for 11 building projects.

     The department also issued 23 occupation permits, with six on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories.

     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 196 505 sq m, involving 2 685 units, and 127 940 sq m was for non-domestic use.

     The declared cost of new buildings completed in March totalled about $7.3 billion.

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

     The department received 2 982 reports about unauthorised building works in March, and issued 1 626 removal orders on unauthorised works.

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

Ends/Monday, May 12, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:00


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