600 houses for low-income families under Indian assistance

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The Government is to construct 600 houses in 25 districts with the assistance of India. 

The Cabinet this week approved a proposal by Housing Minister Sajith Premadasa to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for obtaining financial aid of Rs. 300 million for this project.

According to the Housing Ministry, the housing requirement Survey 2016 has revealed that 216,197 families in Sri Lanka have no house or a land to build a house on.

To address this need, the Indian Government has agreed to provide financial aid to construct houses for 600 families, Minister Premadasa informed Cabinet.

Accordingly, a program will be implemented in all 25 districts for the construction of 600 houses with Indian financing.