The progress review meeting of the National Housing Development Authority was held by the new secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, It was held yesterday (21) in the institute auditorium under the chairmanship of Mr. W.S.Satyananda.
W.S. Satyananda as the new secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing. Mr. Satyananda started his duties yesterday morning. After assuming office, the new secretary first visited the National Housing Development Authority.
Here, the officials informed the secretary about the purpose, procedure and structure of the institution, the projects currently being implemented and future plans.
In addition to the main office in Colombo, the National Housing Development Authority has 25 district offices and 2 suburban offices. The National Housing Development Authority implements a number of housing and loan programs, including the House for You - Ratata Hetak Housing Program, Mihidu Housing Program, Siapatha Housing Program.
National Housing Development Authority Chairman Rajeev Suriyarachchi, Vice Chairman Lakshman Gunawardena, General Manager K.A. Mr. Janaka and a group of officials including Deputy General Managers participated in this event.
At the invitation of State Minister Kader Mastan, Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranathunga was declared opened Mannar, “එරුකලම්පිට්ටි” "Zakath Kuwait” village.
The festival was held at the Mannar the Markalampati Muslim Central College. Minister Prasanna Ranatunga was awarded to the recipient’s tittle deeds were provided.The village was Rs. 105 million on financial assistance of the Islamic Relief Committee,(IRC) a NGO.
The village was opened in this village under the first phase. 10 perches have been given for one family. The cost of building one house is Rs. 12.5 lakhs.
The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing will provide electricity to this village Rs. 2.7 million. All who have the housing ownership of the village are the war-displaced people. The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing is being resettled in the war displaced people. Housing coordinates by the Mannar District Secretariat.
Rural Economic State Minister Kader Myskan, Mannar District Stanley Mel, Mannar Divisional Secretary, Mannar Divisional Secretary, Mannar Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman M.I. The Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority, King Rajiv Sooriyarachchi and several others were present.
World Habitat Day was celebrated today (3). The first Monday of October every year has been declared as World Habitat Day since 1986. Accordingly, the 36th World Habitat Day was celebrated today.
The theme of this year's World Habitat Day is “Let's not make a Difference – Let’s not leave Anyone Anywhere”.
Accordingly, with the blessing of the Honorable President Ranil Wickramasinghe, the World Habitat Day was celebrated today (3) at the Temple Trees, under the leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and with the honorable participation of other ministers.
Presenting his policy statement in Parliament, the Honorable President mentioned that the granting of title deeds to flat house owners will be expedited. We started this activity in conjunction with World Habitat Day this year.
The National Housing Development Authority, Urban Development Authority and Urban Settlement Development Authority under our Ministry are working on these housing projects. These three institutions have built 85,600 houses in the past. Only 47,619 of them have been given title deeds.
Another 37,981 are to be given title deeds. Accordingly, on today's World Habitat Day, title deeds were given to 650 apartment owners under the chairmanship of Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena at Temple Trees.
Accordingly, I have already instructed the officers to complete the program of providing these title deeds within the next one year. We are implementing this program because the government believes that everyone should have the right to a house.
In conjunction with the celebration of the World Habitat Day, the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing and the Urban Settlements Development Authority jointly organized for the people of the urban settlements, the awarding of prizes to the winners of the children's drawing, short film and gardening contests was also done under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.
“It is difficult to develop a country without long-term national policies to achieve sustainable development. In order to realize the dream of housing, which is considered as a basic human need, we must break away from traditional thinking. Living in a country rich in natural resources, we should think deeply about the failure to meet even one basic need for 36 years. In the congratulatory message sent by the Honorable President Ranil Wickramasinghe, it was stated that if we want to build a society where we can live happily with our loved ones, everyone should work together for the sake of the country.
The Honorable President's congratulatory message was presented to the House by the Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing, Mr. Tenuka Vidanagamage.
Speaking here, Hon. Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena mentioned that we should dedicate ourselves to creating an atmosphere where the safety of human lives can be improved and the future of children can be built in a home with hope. In order to increase the quantities that can be used for food production across the country, centers should be created in urban areas to buy those products.
The message of the Secretary General of the United Nations Human Settlements Program was presented to the assembly by the Head of the United Nations Human Settlements Program Mr. Laxman Perera.
Ministers of State for Urban Development and Housing Tenuka Widanagamage and Arundika Fernando, Ministers of State Sanath Nishantha, Rohana Dissanayake, Kader Mastan, Ministry Secretary Pradeep Ratnayake, Chairman of Urban Settlement Development Authority Priyantha Ratnayake, Director General of Urban Settlement Development Authority Vijayananda Herath, Urban Development Authority Authority Chairman Nimesh Perera, Chairman of Housing Development Authority Rajiv Suriyarachchi, Chairman of Condominium Management Authority Lawyer Sarana Karunaratne participated in this event.
A special discussion on the current status of the housing projects currently started by the Housing Development Authority was held today (20) at the Ministerial Auditorium under the chairmanship of the State Minister of Urban Development and Housing Mr. Tenuka Vidanagamage.
There, the Minister of State drew attention to the current progress of housing projects such as”Obata Geyak-Ratata Hetak” - a future for the country, Mihindu Sewana, Viru Sumithuru, Siapatha Housing Project, Middle Class Housing Project, Regency Park Housing Project.
The officials briefed the State Minister about the problems faced by the Housing Development Authority while implementing those projects.
Speaking there, State Minister Tenuka Widanagamage said that we should put aside political opinions and work together as one family. He also mentioned that if not, it is not possible to recover from crises.
State Minister Tenuka Widanagamage added that he will protect the trust that Prasanna Ranatunga, the cabinet minister of his ministry, has placed in him by handing over the responsibilities of the ministry.
Additional Secretary (Housing and Construction Division) Keerthi Ranjith Abeysiriwardena of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, Director General (Planning) Anoma Wijeratne, Chairman of the National Housing Development Authority Rajeev Suriyarachchi, General Manager KA Janaka participated in this event.
National Housing Development Authority's monthly loan collection increases by 69.9% after Kandy workshop...
The loan amount collected last month is 260 million rupees...
After the workshop held in Kandy for the District Managers of the National Housing Development Authority, the loan recovery of the authority has increased by 69.9%, according to the Chairman Mr. Rajeev Suriyaarachchi. In the last month (August), the district managers have managed to collect nearly 260 million rupees from the debt owed by the authority. Last July, only 153 million rupees were collected.
From 1979 until now, the amount that the authority had to collect from the housing loans given to the people was more than 10 billion rupees and the monthly amount to be collected was 563 million rupees. But due to the recent Covid epidemic and the economic crisis, the debt collection of the National Housing Development Authority had fallen. In July, the National Housing Development Authority was able to collect only 153 million rupees from the related loans. Accordingly, the chairman said that a monthly recovery target of 300 million rupees was given to the district managers at the Kandy workshop and he also introduced an action plan for that. Debt collection has increased by 69.9% as a result.
The chairman who commented further in this regard stated that the National Housing Development Authority needs 165 million rupees to pay monthly salaries and allowances. The chairman also said that according to the current economic situation of the country, it is planned to implement a program to generate income without depending on the treasury.
Last year, the National Housing Development Authority has started the construction of 20,747 houses. 13,011 of them have been completed and handed over to the beneficiaries. Construction of another 7,733 houses is nearing completion. This one house with a size of 550 square feet consists of a living room, 02 bedrooms and a kitchen. The National Housing Development Authority provides an amount of 650,000 rupees for people who have land but are unable to build a house. It is charged to the home owner in installments.
Urban Development and Housing Minister Mr. Prasanna Ranatunga instructed the National Housing Development Authority officials today (19) to immediately implement a targeted program to collect 300 million rupees monthly. The loan amount to be recovered by the National Housing Development Authority is 563 million rupees.
The minister gave these instructions at a special workshop held in Kandy to inform the district managers of the National Housing Development Authority regarding the prompt collection of the amount and the future activities of the institution. The workshop was held at Okre Festival Hall, Rajapilla, Kandy. From 1979, when the National Housing Development Authority started, the total amount of loans that have been given to the people of this country is 10 billion rupees. Although the monthly amount to be collected is 563 million rupees, the National Housing Development Authority has been able to collect only 127 million rupees by last July.
It was revealed in this discussion that it is about 23% as a percentage. During 2015-2019, loans were given using all assets and money owned by that authority. The general manager of that authority, K.A., said that one of the main reasons for this situation is that due to the non-payment of full installments of the loan, the recovery problems have arisen. Mr. Janaka revealed here. In addition, he said that the covid epidemic, the economic problem and the political instability in the country have caused the collection of these loans to decrease.
The chairman of that authority Mr. Rajeev Suriyarachchi said that the district managers should pay more attention in the near future to recover the debt. He also pointed out that if it is not possible to collect the loan installments properly, the company may not even be able to pay the salaries of the employees.According to this, the chairman said that the goal of the authority is to collect monthly loan installments of 300 million rupees and it is mandatory. He denied the media reports that the authority had organized a party in a hotel in the city. He said that certain political groups are raising such allegations against the measures taken by the new management to re-strengthen the authority.
The Chairman said that there have been many unauthorized residents and unauthorized constructions in the lands owned by the National Housing Development Authority and that immediate action will be taken in this regard.Minister Prasanna Ranatunga who spoke at this, said that the National Housing Development Authority was set up to fulfill the basic need of the people which is housing. The minister said that the unnecessary political interference in this institution led to its collapse and he hopes to rebuild it, adding that new housing projects will be restarted as soon as the current economic crisis recovers.
The minister also instructed the officials to immediately start mobile service programs at the district level to solve housing problems that have not been solved for a long time.Board members and all district managers of the National Housing Development Authority participated in this workshop.
According to the Prosperity Vision Policy Statement ... many more housing projects open to the public.
Under the leadership of President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's Vision Prosperity Policy, the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) has implemented 12 more housing projects for low income families in the Meethotumulla..Singhapura..Kohilawatta area in Kolonnawa. .
The opening of such houses, laying the foundation stone for new houses and handing over cash checks were held at several locations today under the patronage of the Chairman of the Housing Development Authority R. Duminda Silva.
Chairman of the Housing Development Authority R. Dumindha Silva addressed the gathering.
Mr. Duminda Silva said that the President and the Prime Minister will always work to make the provision of housing for the people a success.
Housing recipients expressed their gratitude to the government
"Obata Geyak-Ratata Hetak" The inaugural ceremony of the 2022 Hambantota District National Housing Program was held today at the Tangalle Municipal Council Hall under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.Granting Housing Assistance Checks amounting to Rs. 388.200 million to 588 beneficiaries under the "Oba Geyak - Ratata Hetak" Housing Scheme, Giving checks amounting to Rs. 12.615 million to 24 beneficiaries under the Sevana Housing Assistance Program, 14 beneficiaries under the Mihindu Niwana Housing Program 7.100 million housing assistance checks were handed over at the event.
This is being implemented by the National Housing Development Authority under the State Ministry of Rural Housing and Construction and Building Material Industry Promotion.
Minister of Irrigation and State Minister of Defense and Home Affairs Chamal Rajapaksa, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Namal Rajapaksa, Minister of State for Aviation and Export Zonal Development DV Chanaka, Governor of the Southern Province Dr. William Wijesinghe Gamage, Hambantota District Parliamentarian Ajith Rajapaksa, Keerthi Ranjith Abeysiriwardena, Secretary to the State Ministry of Rural Housing and Construction and Building Industry Promotion, Hambantota District Secretary H.S. P. Mr. Sumanasekera,
Mr. Duminda Silva, Chairman, National Housing Development Authority, Mr. K.A. Mr. Janaka and a number of government officials including members of the Board of Directors were present.
With the intervention of the Embassy of India to set up a new tile factory in the country as a solution to the current shortage of tiles in the market and the inadequacy of tiles produced by local tile factories, officials of Kera Vitrify Tile Company, India's 2nd largest tile manufacturer An initial discussion was held today at the auditorium of the State Ministry of Rural Housing and Construction and Building Material Industry Promotion.
The High Quality and High Quality Tiles are currently being imported and distributed in Sri Lanka through the Building Materials Corporation under the State Ministry of Rural Housing and Construction and Building Material Industry Promotion.
Instead of importing tiles into the country, the government intends to set up a new tile factory in the country using local raw materials. It was also decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard within a month.
Mr. Nilesh Jetpeer, Consultant, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India and Vice President, Kera Vitrify Tiles, Mr. Ashok Makwa, Export Manager, Tiles, Mr. Keerthi Ranjith Abeysiriwardena, Secretary to the Ministry, Mr. SMA, Additional Secretary (Construction) were present on the occasion. Mr. Nelugolla and a group of officials participated.
Puttalam District Inauguration Ceremony of the “Mihindu Niwahana” Project Launched for Parents Who Sacrificed Their Children to the Buddha Sasana and Housing Assistance Checking Ceremony for 300 Beneficiaries The event was held at the Arachchikattuwa Divisional Secretariat today (02).