India lays foundation for final phase of Housing Project in Central and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka

Posted on:26 Apr 2016 18:01:18
India lays foundation for final phase of Housing Project in Central and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka
26 April 2016 Current Affairs: India has initiated the third and final phase of the Indian Housing Project laying foundation stone to construct 4,000 houses in the Central and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka.

High Commissioner of India and Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Palani Digambaram in the presence of Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan and State Minister of Education V.S. Radhakrishnan jointly laid the foundation stone for the third phase of the Indian Housing Project at Dunsinane Estate in Nuwara Eliya District on 24 April.

As part of Government of India’s commitment to construct 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka, 4000 houses will be constructed in the Central and Uva Provinces as the third and final phase of the project.The houses in the estates will be constructed through the Estate Workers Housing Cooperative Societies (EWHCS), who in consultation with the beneficiaries will facilitate construction.Government of Sri Lanka has earmarked an area of 7 perches per family for 1134 houses and hence only 1134 houses will be taken up for construction initially. The Government of India will commence construction of the remaining 2866 houses as soon as land is made available.The project will be implemented in close consultation with the Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development and Plantation Human Development Trust.

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