EU provides housing aid for NorthEast war affected families
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 15 March 2006, 11:30 GMT]
European Commission agreed to finance E$ 22 Mn (European Dollars) for housing of conflict affected families in the Vavuniya and Mannar Districts through the World Bank, North East Housing Reconstruction Programme (NEHRP) officials said.
As a first installment E$ 6 Mn (European Dollars) was paid to the World Bank and an agreement was signed by Mr. Peter C. Harrold, Country Director, World Bank and Mr.S.Rangarajah, Chief Secretary, North East Province on 01.03.2006 at the World Bank Office, Colombo.
Mr. Peter C.Harrold, Mr.S.Rangarajah, Mr. C.Pathmanathan, Project Director, North East Housing Reconstruction Programme, Dr. Naresha Duraiswamy, Task Leader, World Bank and European Union Head of Operation Mr. Peter Maher participated in the signing ceremony.