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Minister Prasanna Ranathunga to UDA: Complete Torrington Avenue, Colombage Mawatha Housing Schemes

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Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranathunga yesterday instructed the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to complete construction of Torrington Avenue Housing Scheme and Colombage Mawatha in Narahenpita Housing Scheme,  which were temporarily stopped due to the Corona epidemic and the economic crisis.

The UDA states that 735 housing units are to be constructed under the two housing projects which will be implemented as part of the Government’s long-term Urban Regeneration Project (URP).

Discussions are underway with the Finance Ministry and other relevant organizations to find the necessary funds for this purpose.

Meanwhile, 23 housing projects out of 25 projects which have been started since 2010 under the URP, have been completed and handed over to the people.

According to the UDA, 14,049 housing units have been built under the 23 completed housing projects.

They are Dematagoda-Mihindusenpura, Orugudawatta-Puradora Sevana, Borella- Sirisara Garden, Borella- Metsara Garden, Bloemendhal-Sirisandha Sevana, Wellawatta-Lakmuthu Sevana, Henamulla-Randiya Garden, Edirisinghawatta-Sri Muthu Garden, Ferguson Road- Muvadora Garden, Maligawatta-Lakhiru Sevana , Salmonella-Varmala Stage 1, Pradeepa Mawatha, Bloemendhal Sevana, Meenemulla-Sahanna, Henamulla-Helamuthu Sevana, Henamulla-Ranmithu Sevana, Polhengoda – Kolomthota Sarasavi Uyana.

The URP focuses on enhancing the status and livelihoods of underprivileged communities in urban areas around Sri Lanka’s capital. As such, 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.

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