The Buildings Department approved 18 building plans in December – six on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and six in the New Territories.
Eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, four were for commercial developments, two were for factory and industrial developments, and four were for community-services developments.
Consent was given for work to start on 16 building projects that, when completed, will provide 117,599 square meters of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 1,442 units, and 105,814 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use.
The department also issued 17 occupation permits – three on Hong Kong Island, seven in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories.
The buildings certified for occupation have 230,531 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 2,577 units, and 69,096 sq m for non-domestic use.
The declared cost of new buildings completed in the month totaled $7 billion