Wednesday, 01 January 2014 - 13:15
India completes over 10,000 houses for Sri Lankan IDPs this year
The Indian High commission said the second phase of the Indian Housing Project, involving the construction of 43,000 housing units for Internally Displaced Persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, has made significant progress by attaining the target of completing 10,000 new houses during 2013.
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Under the project being implemented in consultation with and the cooperation of the Government of Sri Lanka, 10,184 houses were completed in the Northern Province during 2013.
In a spirit of complete transparency, the entire list of the over 10,000 beneficiaries who have completed their houses during 2013, has been placed on the official website of the High Commission.
Another 16,000 houses are expected to be completed during the course of 2014, and the remaining 17,000 houses will be completed during 2015.
The entire Project is being implemented under full grant assistance of the Government of India, with a total cost outlay of about 30 billion rupees, making it one of the largest grant assistance projects undertaken by the Government of India in any country.