Red Cross to construct 1000 houses in Trinco district

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 31 May 2005, 02:16 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) supported by the Japanese Red Cross Society is to construct one thousand permanent houses to tsunami-hit families in the Trincomalee district. The government has already identified two sites, one in Kinniya division and other in Trincomalee to construct about 245 houses, SLRCS sources said.


Red Cross homes
Mr.Tadateru unveils the plaque, Dr.Gnanagunalan (R)

Red Cross homes
Mr.Tadaeru inspecting the construction of transitional homes
Red Cross homes
Tsunami affected families in Kinniya attending the event
One hundred permanent houses will be constructed in Kinniya division and 145 houses in a site between fourth and fifth mile post along Trincomalee-Kandy road for tsunami affected families in Samudragama, an illegal Sinhala settlement, which is located along the Back Bay beach in the heart of Trincomalee town, sources said.

SLRCS is waiting for the Sri Lanka government approval for the construction of the remainder of one thousand houses, SLRCS sources said.

Meanwhile, the visiting Japanese Red Cross Society President Mr.Tadateru Konoe and his team accompanied by Dr.E.G.Gnanagunalan, President of the SLRCS, Trincomalee district branch visited Kinniya division Sunday morning and inspected the site at Kuba Nagar.

About one hundred and five transitional homes are to be built for the tsunami affected Kuba Nagar families who now reside in tent houses elsewhere with great difficulties, sources said.

Mr.Tadateru unveiled the plaque of the Kuba Nagar transitional homes.

 

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