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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

EC final register set for release

The Registration & Electoral Office (REO) announced today that the final register of the new-term Election Committee (EC) will be released on October 22.   It contains the names and registration particulars of the members of the fifth-term Election Committee which will last for five years starting October 22.   According to Annex I to the Basic Law, the EC’s functions include nominating all candidates for becoming Legislative Council members and electing the 40 EC constituency members in the LegCo election.   The nomination period for the LegCo General Election will start on October 30. The EC members can subscribe to the nomination form of the candidates in accordance with the legislation upon the starting date of the new-term EC.   EC members who wish to peruse their own registration particulars on the final register may, from October 22 onwards, log on to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System or call the REO hotline at 2891 1001.   The EC final register will be made available for inspection by specified people from October 22 at the two REO offices at 10/F, Harbour Centre in Wan Chai and 13/F, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre.   Eligible organisations may make appointments to inspect the register by calling 2891 4082 or 2891 2070 during business hours starting tomorrow.   Four inspection time slots, each of which lasts 1.5 hours, will be provided on each working day on a first come, first served basis.   A notice on the final register inspection will be gazetted on October 22.
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