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NHDA spends Rs. 80m for 6,400 beneficiary families in Kandy

The National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) will spend Rs. 81 million to cater to the housing requirements of 6,400 families in Kandy district in 2005. Out of these, more than 1,000 families will receive housing loans and grants and another 500 beneficiaries will receive roofing sheets to construct their own houses with the financial assistance of the NHDA.

This was revealed at a progress review meeting held at the Kandy Housing Secretariat recently presided over, by NHDA Chairman, Parakrama Karunaratne.

The NHDA commenced district program in Kandy to improve the living condition of 500 estate worker families. In reference to NHDA performances in the past, it was disclosed that 6,700 families in the Kandy district received Rs. 946 million to construct and upgrade their houses during the last 25 years.

After the meeting, the chairman accompanied by officials, made a field visit to Keheliyagama model village, Hantana and Pallekele middle class housing schemes. More than 250 low income families in Hewaheta electorate were received roofing sheets from the chairman at a function held at the Hantana housing scheme.

NHDA Deputy General Manager Amarasinghe K. Jinadasa and Nimal Chandrasiri and NHDA District Manager, Seeladasa Kapukotuwa also participated.

250 low income families of Hewaheta electorate were received roofing sheets in Hantana housing complex, Kandy recently.

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