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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

HK Games athlete selection set

Athlete selection in 18 districts for the 8th Hong Kong Games will begin from October, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department said today.   The inter-district sports competitions of the games, scheduled for April 24 to May 29 next year, will cover athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.   There will be champion, first runner-up and second runner-up prizes awarded to athletes or teams in each individual competition as well as overall champion, first runner-up, second runner-up and the District with Impressive Progress prizes for winning districts in each sports competition.   The districts accumulating the highest total scores from the eight sports competitions will be awarded the overall champion, overall first runner-up and overall second runner-up prizes of the event.   There are also prizes including the District with the Most Gold Medals, the District with the Greatest Participation, the District with the Best Progress, the District with the Best Sportsmanship and the District with the Strongest Cheering Squad.   For community participation programmes, the Star-studded Classroom - Elite Athletes' Demonstration & Exchange Programmes will be held from late September to mid-October, in which athletes and coaches will take part in demonstration and play-in sessions.   In the Sports Legacy - Exercise to Get Super Fit programme, participants can identify their potential in sports through fitness tests.   The popular Vitality Run will return in March next year.   The 18 Districts' Pledging & Cheering Team Competition and a photo contest will also be held to encourage people to keep active.   Click here for details.
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