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