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Govt. to construct 20,000 houses for soldiers

November 24, 2006- 5.45 GMT
The construction of an accelerated housing scheme for soldiers comprising 20,000 housing units, to be completed in four stages is under way. This is the first time that a massive housing project is to be constructed exclusively for soldiers to be allocated on easy terms.

Construction of the entire project estimated at Rs. 30,000 million will be funded by the Bank of Ceylon. During the first stage 2000 houses will be constructed in the Anuradhapura district.

A discussion to this effect was held at Temple Trees, yesterday (23) between President Rajapaksa and relevant authorities.




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