The Urban Development and Housing Ministry said that construction of 1,996 housing units under five housing projects for artistes and low-income families will commence in the beginning of this year.

These houses are constructed under a Yuan 552 million Chinese loan, agreed on January 9, last year.

The Ministry said 1,888 houses for low income families and 108 houses for artistes would be constructed under this project. The houses for low income families will be constructed in Peliyagoda, Maharagama, Moratuwa and Dematagoda, and the housing project for artistes will be located in Kottawa.

source-daily news