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Houses for residents of informal settlements in Colombo

The construction of 750 houses in Thotalaga, Muwadora will begin today to provide formal housing to the residents of informal settlements in the area.

This is another step towards resolving the problem of informal settlements in Colombo, on the advice of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Urban Development and Housing Minister Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

A two-acre land near the Thotalaga Kelani Bridge and the Thotalaga Muwadora Garden Housing Complex has been selected to construct the houses.

The 15 storey housing project will comprise 550 square feet 750 houses.

On the instructions of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the construction work of the housing project will be initiated with the participation of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Public Sanitation State Minister Dr. Nalaka Godahewa and several other politicians.

This project comings commenced constructing 1,000 houses at the Stadium Housing Project in Grandpass.

The programme consists of nine projects comprising 300 houses in Rajagiriya, Obeysekarapura; 300 houses in Nawala Colombo Colony Mawatha and 700 houses in Maligawatta Applewatta.

Another 750 houses will be built in Madampitiya. Three Mattakkuliya housing projects are also in the programme.

The number of houses under construction is 5,500 and it is expected to complete all the housing projects in three years.

The Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank is granting the fund for the project, which estimates to cost Rs. 4 billion.