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13 building plans approved in Nov

The Buildings Department approved 13 building plans in November - two on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and five in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, two for commercial developments, one for factory and industrial developments, and two for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on 11 building projects which will provide 210,471 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2,595 units and 83,060 sq m for non-domestic use.   Additionally, the department received notification of commencement of superstructure works for nine building projects.   The department also issued 16 occupation permits - three on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 53,034 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,355 units and 168,627 sq m for non-domestic use. http://dlvr.it/Sh3Dtw

Housing Dept reports virus case

The Housing Department today said that a project resident engineer has tested positive for COVID-19.           The engineer mainly works at the Tai Po Area 9 construction site and is responsible for the supervision and inspection of the works.   The department has asked the contractor concerned to suggest that all site personnel and workers take a voluntary viral test.   The infected engineer wore face masks and last worked at the site on February 3. He took viral tests as the building where he lives reported two confirmed cases.           The construction site's offices and common communal areas have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
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