MAGA starts work on Rs. 3.1 b housing complex of 624 units at Narahenpita

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MAGA has started construction work on an 11-storey 624-unit housing complex in Colombage Mawatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 5, under the initiative of the Urban Development Authority (UDA).

MAGA is engaged as a design and build contractor to complete construction of the housing complex funded by the Government and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Covering a total floor area of 394,062 sqft., the building will have 624 fully-equipped housing units. The project, contract value of which is Rs. 3.1 billion will be completed in May 2023.

The new complex is part of the Government’s long-term Urban Regeneration Project. The Urban Regeneration Project focuses on enhancing the status and livelihoods of under-privileged communities in urban areas around Sri Lanka’s capital. The project aims to construct 70,000 housing units for communities living in underserved settlements and slums without access to basic infrastructure facilities such as clean water, electricity and sanitation.

Leveraging a wealth of experience in the residential sector, MAGA’s design has focused on livability and community aspects: large courtyards, space for shops, community halls, health centres, a maintenance office, nursery, children’s play area, day-care centre, police command centre, and large parking area.

Once complete in May 2023, the two-acre Colombage Mawatha housing complex will provide hundreds of families with access to formal land tenure, a decent home, and essential infrastructure and amenities such as safe public spaces, clean water, electricity, and sanitation.

Maga Engineering has been a long-standing partner in the Urban Development Authority’s and Government’s regeneration efforts that improve the lives of low-income communities living in urban areas. Since 2018, MAGA has been involved in constructing three large-scale developmental housing projects that provide safe and spacious housing to over 1600 families.