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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

KS Wong joins green webinar

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong today discussed with more than 170 entrepreneurs and business executives from different European countries the prospects for European technology in contributing to a carbon-neutral Hong Kong.   During the webinar discussion, Mr Wong said Hong Kong has been exploring various solutions to combat climate change, noting that European technology has been playing a key role in establishing state-of-the-art waste-to-energy/resources facilities in the city.   He also appealed to European enterprises to grasp the many business opportunities arising from Hong Kong's progressive targets set on carbon neutrality.   The webinar was organised by the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Offices in Brussels and in Berlin, with support from 10 organisations and Belgium-Hong Kong Society Chairman Alexander De Beir as the moderator.
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