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23 building plans approved in Jan

The Buildings Department approved 23 building plans in January - four on Hong Kong Island, 10 in Kowloon and nine in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, 15 were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, five were for commercial developments, two were for factory and industrial developments and one was for a community services development.   Consent was given for works to start on nine building projects which will provide 117,013 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2,755 units and 144,989 sq m for non-domestic use.   Additionally, the department received notification of commencement of superstructure works for five building projects.   The department also issued 17 occupation permits - six on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 152,580 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 3,178 units and 35,955 sq m for non-domestic use.

SFC non-executive director named

Financial Secretary Paul Chan has appointed Chew Fook-aun as Securities & Futures Commission (SFC) Non-Executive Director for two years from January 1, 2023.   The appointment was made under the authority delegated by the Chief Executive pursuant to the Securities & Futures Ordinance.   Mr Chan said he is confident that Mr Chew will provide valuable contributions to the work of the SFC as he possesses extensive experience in the business sector and a long record of public services.   The Financial Secretary also re-appointed Agnes Chan as a non-executive director for two years from October 20.   Mr Chan said Ms Chan has offered constructive advice on the performance of functions and good corporate governance of the SFC during her tenure.   He looked forward to her continued support for the work of the SFC.   Mr Chan also thanked the outgoing SFC Non-Executive Director Edward Cheng for his active contribution to the work of the SFC over the past six years.   The commission is chaired by Tim Lui and its other serving non-executive directors include Victor Dawes, Johnson Kong, James Lin, Nicky Lo, Michael Wong and Dieter Yih.

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