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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

Local quartet to perform in May

A talented local chamber group, the Romer String Quartet, will perform a selection of classical compositions in the City Hall Virtuosi Series: Romer String Quartet concert in May.   The concert will feature three quartets including Milhaud’s String Quartet No. 1, Op. 5, Mendelssohn-Hensel’s String Quartet in E-flat and Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F, K. 590 (Prussian No. 3).   Named after Romer's tree frog, which is endemic to Hong Kong, the quartet is a local ensemble formed by home-grown musicians including Kitty Cheung, Kiann Chow, Ringo Chan and Eric Yip.   The group has performed across the world over the years and is frequently invited to perform in local festivals such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, World Cultures Festival and Beare's Premiere Music Festival.   Presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, the concert will be staged at 8pm on May 31 at City Hall.   Tickets are available at URBTIX.   The department reminds visitors that they are required to scan the LeaveHomeSafe QR code before being allowed to enter the City Hall and must comply with the Vaccine Pass requirement.   Click here for details.
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