The National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) will launch an accelerated housing growth programme to provide 1,000 houses expeditiously to deprived family in Northern region during this year.
Housing and Common Amenities Minister Ferial Ashraff has given orders to the NHDA to put into do this accelerated housing growth programme under the programme to be launched by the Government alike to dawn of peaceful environs on completion of kind operations.
This programme will be implemented to provide 1,000 housing units to families displaced by war in Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mannar, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts. price for 500 houses will be met by the NHDA. This 500 houses programme will be implemented in line with the Gama Neguma housing development programme.
The total cost on this programme is Rs. 50 million. Rs. 25 million will be invested under the Gama Neguma housing growth programme and the balance Rs. 25 million will be borne by recoveries of housing loans.
The high tallness of loan revival in Northern Province in difference to the other areas of the country amounting to over 80 per cent, is a hopeful issue to put into do somewhere to live development programme effectively in Northern area.
financial help for the balance 500 houses of the somewhere to live growth programme for 1,000 families of Northern area will be borne by the prospect housing development programme intended by the Government for Northern area.
Construction of 500 houses will be implemented with the financial help of Northern treatment housing growth programme, Northern special housing and communications development programme, provincial political management and a variety of growth programmes implemented under the leadership of district secretaries.
The above housing development programme covering all the districts of Northern Province will be implemented in three stages in 2009.