UDA housing projects in Colombo and suburbs Rs. 55,582 Mn. allocated to uplift housing conditions of low income families

Published : 12:01 am  May 15, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (70) reads | 

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) is set to construct 3,313 housing units and 8,466 houses for low income families in Colombo and its suburbs.   


A statement released by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development said that an investment of Rs. 55,582 million will be allocated for the project. There were some 1,500 shanties and slums situated in the city with at least 50,000 low income families who will be relocated to better housing units under the project, the UDA said.   


The Authority has already constructed some 1,874 housing units with an investment of Rs. 7,496 during 2016 and 2017. An additional 1,439 housing units, constructed at a cost of Rs. 5,756 million, was vested with families this month.   
Steps have also been taken to begin construction of a further 9,100 housing units at a cost of Rs. 42,330 million with the hope of vesting these units with families by 2020. These housing schemes were situated in Henamulla, Dematagoda, Angoda, Mattakkuliya, Aluthmawatha, Maligawatte, Kolonnawa, Colombage Mawatha, Kalinga Mawatha, Torrington Mawatha and Bloemendhal Road.   


In addition to providing housing units to families, the Authority has also taken measures to improve the standard of living of residents who will be relocated. The “Nana Diriya” programme was launched to ensure that students sitting for the Grade Five scholarship exam were provided with additional tutoring for English, Maths, Science, Technology, Art, Dance and Music. Seminars are to be held to help students develop in extra-curricular activities as well.     

 

 

The Authority has already constructed some 1,874 housing units with an investment of Rs. 7,496 during 2016 and 2017