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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

Rodent infestation rate falls

The rodent infestation rate for the first half of 2021 was 2.8%, lower than the 3.6% recorded for the second half of 2020, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announced today.   It added that the rate suggested rodent infestation in public areas is generally under control.   More than 30,000 rodents were collected or caught by the department during the same period.    The department said the anti-rodent operation’s second round will start in November, during which the designated target areas in several districts will be extended to cover more rodent black spots.   It will also allocate resources to strengthen the cleansing and rodent control work in such districts and take stringent enforcement actions.   As in previous years, the department rolled out a two-phase citywide anti-rodent campaign to encourage public participation, which was completed on September 10.   During the campaign, the department enhanced its inspections and rodent prevention and control measures in target areas including markets, municipal services buildings, hawker bazaars, typhoon shelters, lanes adjacent to food premises and other problematic spots and their peripheries.   The public can access the GeoInfo Map through the link on the department’s website for areas covered by individual survey locations and the latest rodent infestation rates.
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