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400 families given housing units

Laksetha Sevana vested with public

President Maithripala Sirisena unveiling the plaque marking the opening of the housing complex while Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka, A. H. M. Fowzie and others look on. Picture by President’s Media
President Maithripala Sirisena unveiling the plaque marking the opening of the housing complex while Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka, A. H. M. Fowzie and others look on. Picture by President’s Media

President Maithripala Sirisena vested the Laksetha Sevana housing complex in Maligawatte - built under the Urban Renewal Project - with the public on Monday.

Four hundred families from Epalwatta in Maligawatta who were due to be removed to facilitate the Colombo Capital Project have been given flats in the housing complex.

The President, who opened the new complex, observed its premises. He symbolically handed over the house keys to 10 beneficiaries.The occasion was colourful with dancing items presented by the children of the residents of these flats.

The Laksetha Sevana Housing Complex is 15 storeyed and comprises four elevators. It has 480 fully equipped housing units.

The government has spent Rs. 450,000 for each housing unit while the total expenditure of the flats is Rs. 2,160 million.

These houses are built under the Urban Renewal Project, carried out by the government to build 50,000 housing units with the objective of enhancing the living standards of the families, living in low facility settlements in Colombo. The project is carried out by the Urban Development Authority, under the guidance of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development. More than 6,077 housing units have been built under the project so far. Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka, Sarath Fonseka, State Minister A. H. M. Fawzie, MP Mujiber Rahman and the Chairman and the Director General of Urban Development Authority Sumedha Ratnayake were among those present.


 

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