The Property Management Services Authority (PMSA) announced today that, as of yesterday (26 August 2020), over HK$850 million of subsidies had been granted 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 per eligible property was relaxed)). The PMSA is commissioned by the Home Affairs Department to implement the ASPM.
Mr Tony TSE, the PMSA Chairperson said, “The PMSA implements the ASPM and carries out the vetting work through lenient, expeditious and simple procedures for the early benefit of eligible properties and their frontline property management workers. Up to now, over $850 million subsidies has been granted, benefiting nearly 40,000 properties and more than 135,000 frontline workers.”
While the processing of the applications continues, the PMSA has started the follow-up work including the conduct of random review so as to ensure that the subsidies granted are disbursed to frontline workers properly.
Applicants with subsidies granted are reminded to complete the PMSA’s specified report as soon as possible and to keep record about the recipients of the subsidies. The reports are required to be submitted to the PMSA for review and audit purposes, and to be kept by the applicants for at least 12 months.
Applicants who knowingly or willfully make any false statement or withhold any information or mislead the PMSA for the purpose of obtaining payment under the ASPM, or otherwise dishonestly obtain any pecuniary advantage by deception, if found upon investigation, will be liable for prosecution.
For enquiries, please contact the PMSA:
Enquiries of ASPM:
Tel: (852) 3696 1156 / 3696 1166
Ends/Thursday, 27 August 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00