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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

20 green transport trials approved

The Environmental Protection Department today announced the approval of 20 applications for green transport trials under the New Energy Transport Fund.        They include the trials of 10 electric light goods vehicles, two electric tractors, nine single-decker electric buses and six electric motorcycles, involving a total subsidy of about $25.3 million.   The latest approval brings the total number of trials under the fund to 227, amounting to a subsidy of about $190 million.   Set up in 2011, the fund is open for applications from transport operators and charitable and non-profit making organisations providing transport services to clients.   Transport operators and organisations applying to try out green innovative technology products are subject to a maximum subsidy of $10 million for each application and a total of $12 million for each applicant.   Click here for details.
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