World Bank team visits Jaffna

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 October 2004, 02:28 GMT]
A team of World Bank officials is in Jaffna district monitoring the progress of housing projects implemented with World Bank's financial assistance. Construction of 125 houses is in progress in the district, district secretariat sources said.

World Bank officials Monday held discussion with the Government Agent Mr.C.Pathmanathan at the Jaffna district secretariat and ater declared open a house constructed under this project at Colombagam, a suburb in Jaffna town.

They met with the 25 beneficiaries of the Colombagam housing project. They also visited a fibre factory in the area, sources said.

Thereafter the team proceeded to Thenamaradchchi division where they inspected a housing scheme in Kohilakandy area, which is being built outside the high security zone, sources said.

Under the World Bank housing project, each beneficiary is given 150 thousand rupees for the construction and the payment is made in installment depending on the progress, sources said.


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