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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

Water taxi to set sail in July

The Transport Department announced today that the water taxi ferry service will operate on a trial basis from July 3, with a special departure on July 1 to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.   Service operator Fortune Ferry Company will launch a trial of the Hung Hom - Tsim Sha Tsui East - Central (Circular) short-working route service with operation on Saturday nights from July 3 onwards.   There will be one departure at 7.20pm on Saturdays from Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier, with calling points at Tsim Sha Tsui Landing No. 1 on the waterfront beside the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui East and Central Pier No. 9.   Passengers can freely hop on and off at any calling point. The full journey time is approximately 70 minutes. They can enjoy the spectacular night scene of Victoria Harbour and the Symphony of Lights show during the journey.   To celebrate the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, there will be a special departure on July 1 from Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier at 7.20pm.   The adult full fare of the route is $48 while the fares for each section are $10 (Hung Hom - Tsim Sha Tsui East) and $14 (Tsim Sha Tsui East - Central).   There will be a half-fare concession for children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
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