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Improvements to living conditions of shanty dwellers

Aug 27, 2010 12:34:39 PM - itnnews.lk

A series of programmes is being planned to upgrade public amenities in Urban habitats in Colombo. It will be mooted in parallel to World Habitat Day which falls on the 04th of October.

Plans have already been crafted for the launch of 170 development programmes of 62 Housing Schemes within the Colombo City. This would address many outstanding problems confronted by residents of these Schemes. Addressing a media conference in Colombo today, Minister Wimal Weerawansa said that Shanty dwellers within the Colombo City had been experiencing hardships for a long period and enjoyed fewer facilities. The new programme will solve their problems while bringing much relief to the. He said that, they have planned many programmes in Districts outside Colombo to upgrade the living conditions of shanty dwellers in those areas.