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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

Youth anti-crime camp launched

Chief Secretary John Lee today officiated at the Junior Police Call (JPC) Summer Camp launching ceremony held at a Jockey Club training camp in Lam Tsuen, Tai Po.   Mr Lee was joined by Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung and Commissioner of Police Siu Chak-yee at the Hong Kong Award for Young People Jockey Club Duke of Edinburgh Training Camp.      Themed “Be a Leader · Fight Crime Together”, the summer camp encourages young people to step out of their comfort zone, enhancing their resilience, team spirit and leadership skills and cultivating positive values through diversified training activities.   It also promotes fight crime messages among the participants.   Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Tang said the JPC scheme has devoted full efforts in nurturing youths to become future leaders, enhancing their law-abiding awareness as well as their sense of social responsibility.   The scheme also plays a role in unleashing young people's potential, thereby contributing to society, he added.   Between July and August, 15 adventure day camps will be held providing training to more than 1,200 JPC members and student leaders.
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