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NHDA spends Rs. 57 million for 3500 beneficiary families

The National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) is to spend Rs. 58 million to cater to the housing requirements of 3500 families in Matale district in the year 2005. Around 2400 families are to be beneficiaries of roofing sheets while 500 families are to be assisted to construct their own houses under Sustainable Villages Programme.

This information were revealed at a Progress Review Meeting held at Matale recently (26th June) presided by NHDA Chairman, Mr. Parakrama Karunaratne to review the progress achieved and resolve the issues involved the district itself. This is the first of series of such Progress Review Meetings scheduled to be held at district level to streamline and review the current district programmes being implemented by NHDA through its district offices.

It was also revealed that the NHDA has commenced a district programme in Matale to improve and upgrade the living conditions of estate workers occupying line rooms.

This programme sponsored by the Matale Regional Economic Promotional Project at an estimated cost of Rs. 30 million consists of two pronged approach to improve existing line rooms and to construct new houses replacing dilapidated line rooms.

In reference to NHDA's performance in the past, it was disclosed that 30,114 families in Matale district have been provided with housing facilities during last 25 years.

After the Progress Review Meeting, Chairman, NHDA, Mr. Parakrama Karunaratne accompanied by the officials made a field visit to Matale and Galewela areas where they inspected the implementation process of ongoing projects.

The Deputy General Managers of NHDA, Amarasinghe Jinadasa and Nimal Chandrasiri and NHDA District Manager (Matale), A. Munasinghe participated in the inspection tour.

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