Housing for middle and low income families a priority – President
Posted on June 10th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the officials of the State Development and Construction Corporation to pay attention to the construction of housing schemes for middle and low income families.

The President gave this directive at a meeting to review the progress of the State Development and Construction Corporation held at the Presidential Secretariat today (10).

He emphasized the need for State institutes to deviate from routine practices and transform them into profit making entities, the President’s Media Division said. 

The President requested the officials to present him with a report on the status of the organization when it was handed over to the new administration at the end of the previous 5 year period and the progress thereafter. President also told them to plan out targets this year itself which are to be achieved next year.

Highlighting the importance of securing new construction opportunities available in the private sector by the State entities, the President reiterated the necessity of promoting the standards and the quality in order to compete with the private sector.

Attention was also paid to the issue of outstanding dues owed by state organizations to the corporation, the PMD said.

President Rajapaksa instructed the officials to probe into this matter and work out a mechanism to recover this money.

Secretary to the President P. B. Jayasundera, Chairman of State Development and Construction Corporation D. P. M. Chandana and the members of the Board of Directors were also present during the discussion.

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