(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The foundation stone was laid to construct 355 houses in Bogawana estate, Hatton with the initiation of the Indian Housing Project on February 13.
This project is a part of the Indian Government’s commitment to construct 50,000 houses in Sri Lanka.
Around 45,400 houses have been already completed in the Northern and Eastern provinces.
Another 4,000 houses will be constructed in the Central and Uva Provinces.
Construction in two estates, Dunsinane and Diyagama West in Nuwara Eliya-has already begun.
The total grant of Rs. 950,000 per house is released in four tranches, linked to the physical progress, directly to the beneficiaries.
The Estate Workers Housing Cooperative Societies will assist in construction work.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will provide the technical assistance.
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.
Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development Minister P. Digambaram and Deputy High Commissioner of India, Arindam Bagchi together laid the foundation.
Mano Ganesan, Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages and V.S. Radhakrishnan, State Minister of Education also participated.