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India expands low-income housing project in Sri Lanka

Aug 31, 2018 10:08 AM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - Foundations were laid for 150 Indian government-funded housing units in Monaragala for low income families of Sri Lanka's plantations sector, extending a project to build 14,000 houses funded by India outside the hill country, its High Commission in Colombo said.

The 150 houses will be built at Kumarawatta Estate in Sri Lanka's poorest district Monaragala, thereby extending the Indian Housing Project outside the Nuwara Eliya, Hatton and Badulla regions, the high commission said in a statement Thursday.

"(The) government of India has committed a total of 14,000 houses in the plantation areas (in Sri Lanka), including the 10,000 houses announced by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi last year," the High Commission said in a statement.

"India’s overall commitment of assistance to Sri Lanka for people-oriented development partnership projects stands at a total of around 3 billion US dollars, out of which 550 million US dollars are pure grant-assistance," it said.

India's envoy to Colombo Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Sri Lanka's Minister of Public Administration, Management and Law and Order Ranjit Madduma Bandara took part in the foundation-laying ceremony on Thursday. (COLOMBO, 31 August 2018)




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