1,996 housing units to be built under Chinese grant

Sri Lanka plans to begin construction of 1,996 housing units for artists and low-income families early this year under a 552 million yuan grant facility from China, the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing has announced.The Ministry of Urban Development and Housing noted that 1,888 housing units for low-income earners and 108 housing units for artistes will be constructed under this project.
Houses for low-income families are to be built in Peliyagoda, Maharagama, Moratuwa, and Dematagoda areas while the houses for artistes are to be built in the Kottawa area.

According to the agreement signed on Jan. 09, 2022, the Chinese government is extending 552 million yuan grant assistance.

The representatives of the Chinese government and the Urban Development Authority (UDA) have jointly conducted a population study for the project and the UDA has prepared the construction plans accordingly.  

A copy of the agreement related to the implementation of this project has been forwarded to the UDA. Consequently, the proposals of the UDA and the Ministry of Finance were forwarded to the company appointed for this program by the Chinese government last November.