India expands low-income housing project in Sri Lanka
Aug 31, 2018 10:08 AM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
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)