An agreement to build 1,996 houses for low-income earners, creative artists and journalists will be signed with the assistance of the Chinese government.
Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga signed the relevant agreement on behalf of the Sri Lankan government and Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Chi Shenhong signed it on behalf of the Chinese government.
The signing of the agreement was done on (27) at the Auditorium of the Urban Development Authority, Battaramulla.
Out of these 1,996 houses that will be built in three years, 1,888 houses will be allocated to the low-income people living in Colombo, and 108 houses will be allocated to the Sri Lankan artisans and journalists.
Accordingly, 615 houses will be built in Peliyagoda Dutugemunu Road, 586 houses in Dematagoda Elumaduwa Estate, 575 houses in Moratuwa Battery Estate, 112 houses in Maharagama Ambowatta and 108 houses in Kottawa ”palathuru waththa”. 108 Kottawa ”palathueu waththa” houses are reserved for artists and journalists.
The Chinese government is providing financial support of 552 million yuan for this project. It is approximately 24.48 billion rupees in Sri Lanka currency.