New Delhi/Colombo, Aug 1 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday handed over houses with all modern amenities to 626 families and fully developed commercial spaces to around 114 shop owners built by India’s Tata Housing as the first part of its One Colombo Redevelopment Project.
The unique project by Tata Housing has ensured re-housing of the existing community in a residential complex with improved infrastructure.
The first phase of the Slave Island Redevelopment Project, Metro Homes was inaugurated on Thursday and handed over to the beneficiaries by Wickremesinghe.
Wickremesinghe thanked the Indian Government for the development partnership assistance over the years.
Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Minister of Power, Energy & Business Development of Sri Lanka, Ravi Karunanayake, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Member of Parliament, Mujibur Rahuman, MD & CEO, Tata Housing, Sanjay Dutt and other dignitaries were present on the occasion,Colombo Gazette reported.
The Indian High Commissioner thanked the Government of Sri Lanka for giving the status of Strategic Development Project to this project.