The construction work for building houses for 680 families with funds from EU, were inaugurated yesterday in Kilinochchi. The Representative of the delegation of European Union to Sri Lanka and Malaitheevu, Hee Dunglai, participated as the Chief Guest in this event and laid the foundation stones for the houses for two beneficiaries at the village of Maruthanagar in Kilinochchi.
860 houses have been allocated to Kilinochchi District under the sponsorship of EU. The EU will grant Rs.670,000 to the housing scheme and livelihood assistance will be provided to the beneficiaries it is reported. Housing scheme will be undertaken by the Habitat for Humanity Organization and the livelihood for the beneficiaries will be provided by the World Vision.
” The European Union is working in Sri Lanka as from the year 2005. We have helped to construct 2,455 houses so far in Kilinochchi, Mullaitheevu and Batticaloa. We are not only providing Houses but also livelihood assistances to the families that have re-settled.”, said the Representative of the delegation of European Union, Hee Dunglai Marque