WB Country Director concludes visit to Trincomalee district

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 18:37 GMT]
Mr.Peter C.Harold, World Bank Country Director who was on a two-day visit to Trincomalee district handed over 78 houses reconstructed under the first phase of the WB funded North East Housing Reconstruction Programme (NEHRP) to war affected families and inaugurated the second phase of the Reconstruction Programme in Avvainagar in Morawewa division.

Peter C.Harold in Trinco.
Mr.Peter Harold with the family of a beneficiary in front of the reconstructed house in Sambaltivu.
Peter C.Harold in Trinco.
Mr.Peter C.Harold in Thanganagar in Thampalakamam.
Peter C.Harold in Trinco.
Mr.Peter Harold talks to a beneficiary in a reconstructed in Panichchankulam village.
Mr.Peter C.Harold Tuesday afternoon handed over 20 reconstructed houses to beneficiaries in each of the following villages: Panichchankulam (Kinniya division), Thanganagar (Thambalakamam division) and Sambaltivu (Trincomalee division).

Mr.KG.Leelasena, Government Agent, Trincomalee district with Mr.Mubarak, Kinniya Divisional Secretary participated in the Panichchankulam event.

Divisional Secretary Mr.N.R.Singarayarer and Assistant DS Mr.Nageswaran participated in the Thambalakamam event.

Trincomalee Divisional Secretary Mr.Sundaram Arumainayagam participated in the Sambaltivu event.

Mr.Peter C.Harold Wednesday handed over reconstructed houses to 8 beneficiaries in Viharagama and 10 units in Swarna Jayanthipura in Morawewa division. He also inaugurated the 65-unit phase 2 housing reconstruction project in Avvainagar in Morawewa division.

Addressing handing over events Mr.Peter C.Harold said the World Bank would reconstruct all war-destroyed houses in the North East. Mr.S.Pathmanathan, NEHRP Project Director accompanied Mr.Peter C.Harold during his Trincomalee visit.

According to the survey done by the WB funded NEHRP about 300,000 houses were destroyed by the two-decade old war in the North East.

In the first phase the NEHRP has reconstructed about 31,000 houses in all the eight districts of the North East.

During the second phase commenced this year NEHRP has planned to reconstruct about 22,000 destroyed houses. The NEHRP is paying a grant of 250,000 rupees to each eneficiary to reconstruct their damaged house with their own contribution, sources said.


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