Northern displaced families get new houses at 'Nallinakkapuram'
[March 13 2017]
Another batch of 33 displaced families living in
welfare centres in Jaffna was provided with new houses at the newly
completed 'Nallinakkapuram' Housing Project in the Jaffna Peninsula.
According to Army media sources the 33 beneficiary families were
provided with ownership documents during a simple ceremony held on
Friday (10th March) at the Nallinakkapuram' Community Hall.
The housing project is an extension of the Keeramalai
Housing Project and is completed under the second phase of the project.
Construction work was carried out as a collective effort of the Joint
Project Management Team (JPMT), comprising of Army, Navy, Air Force
personnel and members of the beneficiary community.
Each housing unit is built on a 20 perch land and
costs the state Rs. 1 million. A typical house comes complete with two
bed rooms, living and dining area, kitchen, toilet and a bathroom. In
addition to water and electricity supply to each house, public
facilities such as roads, community center, drain systems and a water
purification plant is also built under the project.
The ceremony held on Friday was attended by Jaffna
District Secretary, Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna, senior military
officers and members of the beneficiary families.
The Keeramalai Housing Project was declared open by
President Maithripala Sirisena on 31st October last year (2016). One
hundred displaced families living in welfare centres in the Peninsula
were provided with new houses under the project. Carried out under the
reconciliation programme the project was aimed at providing suitable
housing solutions to all IDP families living in welfare centers. The
construction of 225 more houses in 'Mavankalladdi' area is also
scheduled to commence in the near future.
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