A ceremony to kick off the construction of 3,000 housing units for middle-income families commenced at Orugodawatta on Monday.
This is the first instalment of a 5,000 housing unit project which will be constructed in the Colombo District in the Orugodawaththa, Bloemendhal, Malabe, Makumbura Boralesgamuwa areas, Peliyagoda in the Gampaha District and Getambe in the Kandy District.
The 3,000-housing project is estimated to cost Rs. 40 billion and will consist of two house types including 700 square feet houses with two bedrooms and the 900 square feet house with three bedrooms.
State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Public Sanitation Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, Secretary to the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing Sirinimal Perera, Urban Development Authority Director General Chartered Urban Architect Prasad Ranaweera were present at the ceremony.