Staff of National Housing Development Authority commenced work in the New Year, 2017 after a prith chanting and enjoying the treat of Welfare Society of NHDA. At the occasion, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Working Director and General Manager of NHDA extended their new year wishes for the staff.
As declared by the Government of Good Governance, one of the prime objectives is to provide a shelter for those who are deprived of a house and to grant the legal ownership of the house constructed.
The ceremony to grant freehold ownership under the theme of "Nivasaka Himikama Diviyata Saviyak" ( Ownership of a House - Strength for Life) for those who only possessed a mere licence or a document to declare the ownership of their own dwelling was held at Sugathadasa Stadium with the auspices of Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (20.12.2016).
Hon. Minister of Finance Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, Hon. Members of Parliament of Colombo District Mr. ...Rahuman, A.H.M. Fawzi and Mr. Mano Ganesan were also present in the event.
The foundation stone was laid for the fourth middle income housing project, “Mount Clifford – Homagama” with the auspices of Hon. Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa today (07.12.2016).
This housing project consists of 860 housing units which are extended over 4 storied buildings and a 14 storied building. It includes 43 blocks of 4 storied buildings and each block with 16 housing units with two bed rooms. The 14 storied building comprises of housing units with 3 bed rooms, 2 bed rooms and 1 bed room. Moreover, facilities such as swimming pools, gymnasiums, jogging paths and commercial area are available.
Signing of agreement of proposed Mount Clifford Range – Homagama, which is to be implemented with the collaboration of National Housing Development Authority and International Consortium (Pvt) Ltd. under the programme of 500,000 Middle Income Housing Project, took place on 28 th November, 2016 at the auditorium of National Housing Development Authority.
Mr. Luckvijaya Sagara Palansuriya, Chairman of National Housing Development Authority and Mr. Manimel Peirislage Namal Siri Peiris and Vajira Sudantha Nagodawithana of International Consortium (Pvt.) Ltd. (ICC) signed the agreement of the project.
Mr. Karunarathne Athukorala, Vice Chairman of NHDA, Mr. K.G. Wickrema Working Director of NHDA, and Mrs. Srimathi Weerasinghe, General Manager of NHDA were present at the event.
This proposed housing project is the largest public private partnership middle income housing project and the target number of houses to be constructed is 860.
The house constructed at Kirimakuluwa Kanda, Habarakada, Homagama for the blind couple, Mr. and Mrs. Perera was handed over to the housing beneficiary with the auspices of Madam Hema Premadasa on 27 th November. The house was constructed with the sponsorship of Sevana Fund and under the guidance of Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa.
The construction work was directed by the staff of Colombo District Office of National Housing Development Authority and the people of the area, National Housing Development Authority and Sevana Fund collaborated in this respect. The construction work was completed within a short period of 06 months and expending more than Rs. 700,000.00.
This event was distinguished with the presence of Secretary to Ministry of Housing and Construction Mrs. W.K.K. Athukorala, Chairman of National Housing Development Authority Mr. Luckvijaya Sagara Palansuriya and Former Parliamentarian of Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha Mr. Nihal Gunarathne.
The 15th model village named "Devanapatisgama" in Moragoda, Thalawa, Anuradhapura was declared open by the Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa today (16.11.2016). The model village consists of 26 housing units and pipe borne water facilities, electricity and internal access roads. Conferment of home ownership for 26 families in "Devanapatisgama" model village, grant of cement for 700 beneficiaries and provision of financial assistance for 450 beneficiaries under Sampath Sevana Loan Programme as well were events of the opening ceremony of the model village.
Distribution of cement under the Rehabilitation Housing Programme of Samata Sevana National Programme in Colombo West electorate was held today. (16.11.2016). Former Minister and Deputy Chief of Prime Minister’s Staff, Mrs. Rosy Senanayake and Chairman of National Housing Development Authority participated in this event and they distributed cement grants for 500 recipient families.
Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa laid the foundation stone for the third model village in memory of deceased Pandith W.D. Amaradeva, “Sri Amaradevagama” in Siribopura, Hambantota.
Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa laid the foundation stone for the second model village in commemoration of deceased Pandith W.D. Amaradeva, “Sandapujitha Amaradevagama” in Julpallama, Tissamaharama, Hambantota.
As pledged by Minister of Housing and Construction Hon. Sajith Premadasa , the construction of a model village in memory of deceased Pandith W.D. Amaradeva was initiated by laying the foundation stone for "Swarapathi Amaradevagama" in Mihindupura, Lunugamvehera, Hambantota.