Army Undertakes to Build 100 Houses for Jaffna IDPs
[July 21 2016]
To be in line with the government's ongoing project
for construction of new houses for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
in the Jaffna peninsula, the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna (SFHQ-J)
has undertaken the challenging task of constructing 100 new houses
within a matter of 45 days.
Those new houses to be built in the Valikamam North
area, using the funds, allocated by the government exclusively for this
purpose will enable the IDPs to return to their original places of
residence once completed.
The foundation-laying ceremony for the first house to
be built at Keeramalai area took place recently during a brief ceremony,
headed by Major General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander, Security Forces -
Jaffna (SF-J), together with Mr B Senthilnathan, Additional District
Secretary for Jaffna. The commercial value of a house, including the
land of 20 perches, has been estimated at Rs 4.3 million and the project
will thus enable those IDPs to resettle in their original places.
Engineer troops of the Army expect to complete the
project within 45 days and hand them over to the District Secretariat
for necessary distribution and documentation.
Courtesy : army media unit