By Accommodation Times News Service
The Indian Housing Project is a housing reconstruction project funded by the Government of India and implemented through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sri Lankan Government. Its plan to build over 40,000 homes in Sri Lanka’s war –ravaged northern and eastern areas has shown good progress since its launch.
The Steering Committee for the Indian Housing Project has placed on record its appreciation for the progress made in terms of selection of beneficiaries and release of funds during year -1 of phase 2 of the Housing Project a release by the Indian High Commission. The eastern province of the project will begin next month and priority would be given to highly affected areas after an assessment to indicate the number of resettled families, the High Commission.
UN-Habitat is one of the four implementing agencies. The 36 month project is scheduled to be implemented from mid 2012 until mid 2015. The specific action of this project will lead to direct housing provision through the reconstruction and repair houses.