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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

Daniel Chan bags Paralympic bronze

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today extended her warmest congratulations to Hong Kong badminton athlete Daniel Chan on scoring a bronze medal in the Men's Singles WH2 event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.   She noted that with excellent skills, Daniel Chan gave his all in the competitions and was undaunted in the face of strong opponents.   “I believe that all Hong Kong people are overjoyed and I extend my warmest congratulations to him,” Mrs Lam said.   Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui also congratulated Daniel Chan and commended him for demonstrating the demeanour of a great athlete with confident swings and strikes, adding that he is very proud of his achievement.   Daniel Chan was the silver medalist in the Badminton Men's Singles WH2 event at the 2018 Asian Para Games. He also earned silver in the Men's Singles WH2 event at the TOTAL BWF Para-Badminton World Championships in Basel, Switzerland in 2019.
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