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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

CE attends war victory tribute

Chief Executive John Lee and senior government officials today attended a ceremony at Hong Kong City Hall Memorial Garden to commemorate the victory of the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression.   The event included the playing and singing of the National Anthem, flag raising, a Police Rifle Squad rifle volley, silence in mourning and bowing in tribute.   The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference vice chairman, representatives of Central People's Government organisations in Hong Kong, the Court of Final Appeal Chief Justice, former Chief Executives, members of the Executive Council and the Legislative Council were among those in attendance.   Representatives of veteran groups, Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress, Hong Kong members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the Heung Yee Kuk and uniformed groups also attended the ceremony.
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