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Twenty-eight building plans approved in March
     The Buildings Department approved 28 building plans in March, with eight on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and 13 in the New Territories.

     Of the approved plans, 11 were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, six were for commercial developments, four were for factory and industrial developments and seven were for community services developments.

     In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 13 building projects that, when completed, will provide 214 004 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 3 777 units, and 159 773 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of work for 12 building projects.

     The department also issued 22 occupation permits, with six on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and 10 in the New Territories.

     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 277 916 sq m, involving 4 181 units, and 94 282 sq m was for non-domestic use.

     The declared cost of new buildings completed in March totalled about $11.7 billion.

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

     The department received 2 944 reports about unauthorised building works in March and issued 1 226 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 (www.bd.gov.hk).
Ends/Friday, May 12, 2017
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