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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

CE visits nat'l security dept

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today visited the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People's Government (CPG) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Police National Security Department.   During the visits, Mrs Lam, along with leaders of the respective offices, reviewed the effectiveness of the implementation of the National Security Law over the past year.   She expressed gratitude to the Office for Safeguarding National Security of the CPG for its effective discharge of duty in accordance with the National Security Law under the leadership of Zheng Yanxiong, including overseeing, guiding, co-ordinating with and providing support to the Hong Kong SAR in its work in safeguarding national security.   "The National Security Law has turned chaos to order and restored stability in Hong Kong society. Over the past year, national security awareness has gradually increased in Hong Kong, to which the CPG Office on National Security has made significant contributions.   “I, on behalf of the Hong Kong SAR Government, express gratitude to the central authorities and the CPG Office on National Security."   The Chief Executive also fully acknowledged the effective enforcement of the National Security Law by the Police National Security Department over the past year, noting that they have been taking up the responsibility of safeguarding national security steadfastly.   "Safeguarding national security is an honourable and vital duty. As the national security risks in the Hong Kong SAR have not been completely eradicated, all of us are required to continue to discharge our duty to safeguard national security with profound courage and full confidence."
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