(Hong Kong – 31 December 2020) The Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) announced today that the vetting of applications and the disbursement of subsidies under the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) (including Phase I (for private residential and commercial cum residential buildings), Phase II (for private industrial and commercial buildings), and the “Enhanced ASPM” (whereby the subsidy period was extended and the cap on headcounts of the subsidy for frontline property management (PM) workers per eligible property was relaxed) has been completed. Over HK$1.1 billion subsidies have been granted.
Mr Tony TSE, the PMSA Chairperson said, “The Government established the ASPM with a total commitment of HK$1 billion under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”. The PMSA has already completed the vetting of all applications, and has exceeded the target by granting over HK$1.1 billion subsidies. The Government has already provided extra funding to the PMSA so that all subsidies could be disbursed smoothly, benefiting in total nearly 40,000 building blocks and more than 160,000 frontline PM workers.”
Chairperson TSE added, “The PMSA has carried out the vetting work through lenient, expeditious and simple procedures so as to disburse the subsidies and provide financial relief to eligible properties as well as frontline PM workers.”
While the relevant follow-up work and audit review have largely been completed, the PMSA will continue to handle the few remaining cases that still need to be followed up. The PMSA appeals to the applicants who have received the subsidies but have not yet returned the “Disbursement Report of Anti-epidemic Hardship Allowance” (report) to submit the report to the PMSA as soon as possible.