Ministry of Construction, Engineering
Services, Housing and
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National Housing Development Authority
The National Housing Development Authority was incorporated by the National Housing Development Authority Act No. 17 of 1979 to undertake Housing Development activities in Sri Lanka.The Authority with its head office in Colombo carries out its activities on an island wild basis through a network of 25 district and three metropolitan offices.
An adequate house with basic amenities for every family in Sri Lanka.
To implement as planned the “Janasevena-Mahinda Chinthana” housing programme with the participation of all stake holders.
2011 Housing Development Programme
The Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities initialted the janasevana one million housing and settlement programme to make every one without a home an owner of a house as envisaged by the Mahinda Chinthana Vision for the future.
The prime objective of the project was to offer a solution to the housing problem of Sri Lanka and the National Housing Development Authority had to take the initiative in playing a pioneering role since a contribution has to be made for socio-economic development with the provision of houses.
The National Housing Development Authority launched program, plan to cover every social strata in the year 2011.
According to the Central Bank report of 2010, 20% of the population of Sri Lanka was in the low income earners while 60% were medium level income earners and 20% were in high income earner category. The main thrust of the NHDA is to increase the housing stock through various programs targeting the low income and medium income groups undergoing immense difficulties in the absence of a house of their own.
Treasury provisions for housing development saw an increase of several folds in 2011. The total financial provision allocated for the year was Rs.1114.3 million which was made up of Rs.800 millions for rural housing, Rs.255 Millions for rehabilitating infrastructure facilities and common amenities of existing urban housing schemes, Rs.50 millions for paying compensation for land acquired for old housing schemes and Rs.9.3 Millions for emergency repairs of multi-storey housing schemes. Through the hosing programs implemented in 2011, measures have been taken to develop 19,419 houses directly.
"Sir Chitampalam A Gardiner Mawatha
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