The 23 rd Model Village in Tirappane DS Division of Anuradhapura District was declared open with the auspices Hon. Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing and Constriction on 02 nd April 2017.
This model village consists of 24 housing units. Water and electricity facilities and internal access roads are available in the village. In parallel to the opening, issuance of housing ownership for 24 families, grant of cheques for 200 recipients of scattered housing loan, award of cheques for 580 kidney patients for construction of houses and issuance of transfer deeds for 24 families took place.
In celebration of the 38th Anniversary of National Housing Development Authority, a simple ceremony was held with the auspices of the Chairman and the participation of Senior Advisers, the Vice Chairman, the Working Director, the General Manager, Deputy General Managers and the staff of NHDA at the Head Office premises.
National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) signed an agreement with the International Construction Consortium (Pvt.) Ltd. (ICC) today (30.03.2017). 860 housing units are to be constructed in Mount Clifford – Homagama under this Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme. The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs. 6.66 Billions.
Out of the total number of houses, 688 housing units will be constructed for the middle income people and the price of each unit is Rs. 5 M.
Basic facilities such as roads, electricity, pipe borne water, sewerage disposal, street lighting and parking will be available in the housing scheme. Moreover, the premises will be comprised of a community hall, a restaurant, a swimming pool, a commercial area and a children’s play area.
Mr. L.S. Palansuriya, the Chairman of NHDA and Mr. M.P. Namal Siri Peiris, the Chief Executive Officer of ICC signed the agreement.
Mr. Karunarathne Athukorala, the Vice Chairman, Mr. K.G. Wickrema, the Working Director and Mrs. M.S. Weerasinghe, the General Manager also participated in this event representing the NHDA.
The 22 nd Model Village named "Sarajayagama",which is located in Galwewa of Hambantota district, was vested in the public with the auspices of the Minister of Housing and Construction, Hon. Sajith Premadasa on 18 th March, 2017. The opening ceremony was added more value with the following events.
Hon. Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa granted ownership of a plot of land from Anamaduwa Gamudawa premises and a sum of Rs. 500,000/- from Sevana Fund to the mother of war hero Sniffer Nero who died in action, to construct a house.
The 21st model village under Udagammana Programme, Veediyabandaragama in Palindanuwara of Kalutara District was vested in the public by the Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa on 03rd March, 2017. The model village consists of 25 housing units and water facility, electricity power, internal and access roads. Issuance of land permits to the 25 families, granting of cheques to 25 kidney patients, issuing of Udagammana housing loans totaling to Rs. 3000000/-, distribution of tool kits for 120 Shilpa Saviya trainees, distribution of spectacles for 446 recipients, grant of transfer and lease deeds to 50 beneficiaries in the district, a clinic, a land mobile service, NIC mobileservice and agro crop clinic were components of the opening ceremony.
"Sirijayagama" in Tissapura, Tissamaharama of Hambantota District , the 20 th model village constructed under Udagammana Programme, was vested in the public by the Minister of Housing and Construction, Hon. Sajith Premadasa yesterday (23.02.2017). This comprises of 25 housing units and water and electricity power facilities and internal access roads are available in the model village. In parallel to the opening, the following events took place:
The 19 th model village constructed in Devagiriya in Vilgamuwa DS Division of Matale District was declared open as “Jayavijayagama” on 17 th February, 2017 by the Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa. “Jayavijayagama” consists of 25 housing units and each is allocated with an extent of 20 perches. This model village has been constructed under participatory housing development concept and an access road and network of internal roads, electricity power are available within the model village. Water requirement is fulfilled by a public well located in the village. Measures have already been taken to cultivate fruits such as guava, custard apple, amla and beli fruit etc under gardening programme implemented in line with Udagammana programme. Apart from that, Coconut Cultivation Board has already distributed coconut plants of high quality to each housing beneficiary. The housing beneficiaries have also been granted with 250 orange plants and 250 ginger plants. `
National Housing Advisory Committee chaired by the Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Indika Bandaranayake was held at the Parliament yesterday (08/02/2017). The Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Construction Mrs. W.K.K. Athukorala, Senior Consultants Mr. W.D. Ailapperuma and Mr. Susil Sirivardana, the Chairman of NHDA Mr. L.S. Palansuriya, the Chairman of CMA Mr. C. Wijeweera with Pro. Willie Mendis, Prof. S.K. Mahanama, Mr. Disa Weerapana, Mr. Lalith Lankathilake, Mr. Condrad Tissera, Mrs. Janaki Edirisinghe, Mr. Jayantha Domingo, Mr. C. Wedamulla, Mr. Viranjan Kurukulasooriya, Mr. Piyal Ganepola, Mr. C. Boralessa, Mrs. Indu Weerasuriya, Mr. Thilak Hewawasam and Mr. S. Arumainathan participated in the National Housing Advisory Committee Meeting.
The 18th model village “Sandarivigama” in Sooriyawewa of Hambantota district, which was constructed under “Gamudawa – 2015” was vested in the public by the Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa on 03rd February 2017
This model village, which consists of 25 housing units, is facilitated with pipe borne water facility, electricity and internal roads.