President Maithripala Sirisena vested the ‘Laksetha Sevana’ housing complex, built under the Urban Renewal Project, with the public today (Nov. 13).
Four hundred families from Epalwatta, Maligawatta who were due to be removed to facilitate Colombo Capital Project have been offered flats in this housing complex.
The President who opened the new complex observed its premises. He symbolically handed over house keys to ten beneficiaries.
The occasion was colorful with the dancing items presented by the children of the residents of these flats.
The Laksetha Sevana Housing Complex is 15 storied and consists of four elevators. It has 480 fully equipped housing units.
The government has spent Rs. 450,000 for each housing unit while the total expenditure of the flats is Rs. 21 60 million.
These houses are built under the Urban Renewal Project, carried out by the government to build 50,000 housing units with objective of enhancing the living standards of the families, living in low facility settlements within Colombo.
The project is carried out by the Urban Development Authority, under the guidance of the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development. More than 6,077 housing units have been built under this project so far.
Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka, Sarath Fonseka, State Minister A. H. M. Fawzie, MP Mujiber Rahman and the Chairman and the Director General of urban Development Authority Sumedha Ratnayake were among those participated in this occasion.