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The Housing Bureau awarded MOP14.27 million in subsidies under the Building Maintenance Fund Scheme in the first half of 2017, the government announced yesterday.
The Fund approved 161 applications during the period, of which 98 consisted of provisions for common parts maintenance and inspection of buildings as well as the removal of illegal extensions, while 63 applications consisted of requests by owners of housing, commercial and industrial buildings to hold meetings.
Of the total amount granted, MOP6.39 million was paid in 19 grants under the subsidy scheme for building maintenance.
The Building Maintenance Fund was established in 2007 and has jointly set up seven financial support schemes, the most recent of which is the “Provisional Subsidy Scheme for P-Class and M-Class Buildings,” added in May this year.
As at 30 June 2017, a total of 3,348 applications have been approved under the scheme, totaling MOP340 million.