Workshop on NE housing reconstruction begins in Trincomalee

[TamilNet, Monday, 21 March 2005, 15:05 GMT]
Four-day workshop to find solution to problems preventing several thousands of people who lost their houses in the northeast province in the two-decade-old war, from obtaining financial assistance from World Bank (WB) funded North East Housing Reconstruction Programme (NEHRP) began Monday. The workshop, which is held with the support of the Asia Foundation, is to conclude Thursday.

Mr.S.Rangarajah, Chief Secretary of the North East Provincial Council (NEPC) inaugurated the workshop held at the conference hall of the Provincial Guest House which is located in Uppuveli, a suburb, about two km off east port town, sources said.

NEHRP has now formulated a scheme to provide financial assistance to reconstruct about thirty thousand houses destroyed in the war. However most of those victims when being displaced from one place to another during war days lost their valid documents related the ownership of their lands. Hence they are now in a dilemma to prove the ownership of their lands, which is vital to qualify them for such financial assistance, sources said.

Land officials in the province have now identified about sixty thousand such cases and referred to district task force set up for eight districts in the province to find ways and means to work out a formula to solve the problem. Each district task force is headed a competent officer, sources said.

The objective of the workshop organized by the NEHRP is to provide necessary training to officers in the task force. Experienced land department officers are selected as resource personnel to conduct the workshop, sources said.

Government Agents of the eight districts, Divisional Secretaries, District and Provincial Land Officials, colonisation officials and other officials related to land matters attended the inaugural event, sources said.

 

Latest 15 Reports
04.02.24 15:40   Photo
சியோனிசம் காணும் தோல்வி ஈழத்தமிழருக்குப் பலன் தரவல்ல படிமை மாற்றத்தின் அறிகுறி
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=14514