Housing project for Northern Province
The National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) will
launch an accelerated housing development programme to provide 1,000
houses expeditiously to needy families in Northern Province during this
Housing and Common Amenities Minister Ferial Ashraff
has given instructions to the NHDA to implement this accelerated housing
development programme under the programme to be launched by the
Government parallel to dawn of peaceful environment on completion of
This programme will be implemented to provide 1,000
housing units to families displaced by war in Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mannar,
Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts. Cost for 500 houses will be met by
the NHDA. This 500 houses programme will be implemented in line with the
Gama Neguma housing development programme.
The total cost on this programme is Rs. 50 million. Rs.
25 million will be invested under the Gama Neguma housing development
programme and the balance Rs. 25 million will be borne by recoveries of
The high level of loan recovery in Northern Province
in comparison to the other areas of the country amounting to over 80 per
cent, is a positive factor to implement housing development programme
successfully in Northern area.
Financial assistance for the balance 500 houses of the
housing development programme for 1,000 families of Northern area will
be borne by the proposed housing development programme planned by the
Government for Northern area.
Construction of 500 houses will be implemented with
the financial assistance of Northern rehabilitation housing development
programme, Northern special housing and infrastructure development
programme, provincial political leadership and various development
programmes implemented under the guidance of district secretaries.
The above housing development programme covering all
the districts of Northern Province will be implemented in three stages
Courtesy : Daily News