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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

Financial forum members reappointed

The Government announced today that Financial Secretary Paul Chan has reappointed 10 serving members to the Financial Leaders Forum and their appointments are from August 18, 2021 to June 30, 2022.   Mr Chan said: "I am confident that with the knowledge, expertise and vast experience of members, the Financial Leaders Forum will continue to provide constructive advice on consolidating Hong Kong's role as an international financial centre and promoting the long-term development of our financial services industry."   He also paid tribute to outgoing member David Wong for his contributions over the past two years.   Established in August 2017, the Financial Leaders Forum is a high-level platform comprising top leaders from the financial community and key financial regulators.   It is an institutional set-up underpinning the Government’s vision in playing an active leading role in policymaking and on matters relating to monetary stability, financial safety and regulation to reinforce Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre.
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