More buildings now made elder-friendly
Govt fund being used to help upgrade facilities of older developments
A rising number of old-building owners are tapping into a Government fund which subsidises upgrading work to make them more accessible to less mobile visitors.
Launched six years ago, the $40 million Accessibility Fund of the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) initially had a slow take-up with only $2.2 million disbursed by 2010.
Some $8.5 million has now been given out, with another $2.5 million still pending.
The 115 buildings which have been approved for funding as of July are commercial developments, hotels, condominiums and religious buildings.