Houses built under Indian Housing Project handed over to Beneficiaries
Over 150 houses, built by India under the Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka were handed over to beneficiaries. The houses were handed over in a special ceremony at Bridwell Estate in Bogawantalawa, Hatton. The ceremony was attended by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanks Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka
The Indian Housing Project is a housing reconstruction project funded by the Government of India and implemented through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Sri Lanka.
The project was initiated in June 2010 and is being implemented full grant assistance from the Indian government making it one of the largest grant assistance projects ever undertaken by India overseas.
India is undertaking this project through four implementing agencies which include UN-Habitat, International Federation for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with Sri Lanka Red Cross, the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) of the Government of Sri Lanka and Habitat for Humanity.
The project is implemented using the homeowner-driven methodology. Beneficiaries selected through a transparent process on the basis of clearly defined and objective criteria will undertake the construction or repair of their houses with necessary technical assistance and support provided by the implementing agencies.
Funds will be released directly by the High Commission of India into bank accounts of beneficiaries based on certification of progress of work.
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