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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

Food hygiene advisers named

The Chief Executive has appointed Prof Kenneth Leung as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Food & Environmental Hygiene.   Ten new members have also been appointed to the council while six serving members were reappointed.   The appointments are for two years from April 1.   Prof Leung is Chair Prof of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry at Department of Chemistry and Director of State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution at City University of Hong Kong. He served on the council as a member from 2013 to 2019.        Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan welcomed the appointments.   "We are glad to have Prof Kenneth Leung as the Chairman of the council. Prof Leung served as a member of the council for a long time. With his profound experience and expertise, I am certain we can continue to count on him as well as the members of the council for advice and insights for further enhancement of our services to the public."        She also thanked outgoing Chairman Prof Lo Yuk-lam and 10 members for their contributions to the council in the past years.   The council is a non-statutory body advising on food and environmental hygiene issues.   Click here for the membership list.
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