HK approves 23 building plans in February

19:59, March 24, 2010      

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The Buildings Department approved 23 building plans in February, including 13 on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and four in the New Territories, according to local government website on Wednesday.

Of the approved plans, 17 were for apartment and apartment or commercial developments, four were for commercial developments, one was for factory and industrial developments and one was for community services developments.

In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 16 building projects that, when completed, will provide 205,670 square meters of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 2, 031 units, and 45,380 square meters of gross floor area for non- domestic use.

The declared cost of the new buildings completed in February totaled about 3.8 billion HK dollars. (7.8 HK dollars = 1 U.S. dollar)

Source: Xinhua
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