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* India assisted housing project completes 10,250 houses for Sri Lanka IDPs last year
Tue, Feb 4, 2014, 12:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, New Delhi: India assisted housing project to construct 50,000 houses for Sri Lanka's Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has completed 10,250 houses last year, the Finance Minister of India P. Chidambaram said today.

The Minister in a statement said the Indian Ministry of External Affairs has informed him that satisfactory progress has been made in the India Assisted Programme of Constructing/Repairing 50,000 houses for Sri Lanka IDPs.

According to the information received from the Ministry of External Affairs 10,250 houses were completed by 31st December 2013 and another 27,750 houses will be constructed under the same scheme.

The funds are being released directly to the beneficiaries and they have received the installments in accordance with the progress made by them in the construction of the houses.

In addition, 5,000 houses are being repaired with the assistance of the Government of India while 6,000 houses would be constructed through an agency.

Of the 6,000 houses, 4,000 houses will be built in the Central and Uva provinces of Sri Lanka as support for Indian-origin Tamils in the tea plantations.

Water and Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS) of India has been selected as the Project Management Consultant for this part of the project.

The program completed construction of 1,000 houses in Jaffna in July 2012 as part of a pilot project.

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