UN, Sri Lanka non-profit agencies win 25,000 houses deal

ECONOMYNET – Sri Lanka has accepted a bid by United Nations agencies, non-profit organanizsations to build 25,000 brick and mortar houses for war refugees in the north and east of the country.

The cabinet of ministers had approved the proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to given the contract to a proposal by UN-Habitat, UN office for project service, Sri Lanka Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka.

The bid on a non-profit basis had beaten other bids by construction contractors, the state information office said.

The deal is part of a plan to build 50,000 houses for refugees in war torn areas.

The 25,000 houses will be built in Jaffna, Kilinocchi, Mannar, Mulaitivu, Trincomalee and Baticaloa districts. (Colombo/May23/2018)

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