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Fourteen building plans approved in December
     The Buildings Department approved 14 building plans in December, with one on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and six in the New Territories.
     Of the approved plans, four were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, four were for commercial developments, two were for factory and industrial developments, and four were for community services developments.
     In the same month, consent was given for works to start on 12 building projects which, when completed, will provide 90 725 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2 209 units, and 69 418 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of superstructure works for two building projects.
     The department also issued 24 occupation permits, with six on Hong Kong Island, nine in Kowloon and nine in the New Territories.
     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 144 016 sq m involving 2 811 units, and 99 320 sq m was for non-domestic use.
     The declared cost of new buildings completed in December totalled about $14.3 billion.
     In addition, nine demolition consents involving nine building structures were issued.
     The department received 2 138 reports about unauthorised building works (UBWs) in December and issued 690 removal orders on UBWs.
     The full version of the Monthly Digest for December can be viewed on the Buildings Department's homepage (www.bd.gov.hk).
Ends/Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:00
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