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First Set of Houses Constructed Through the Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas Handed Over to Estate Families in Nuwara Eliya.

12 August 2018, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over the first set of completed houses funded by the Indian Housing Project in the Plantation Areas, to plantation workers in Nuwara Eliya district, today. The project was implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), through ...

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How do we tackle urban sprawl in Sri Lanka?

Thursday 28 June 2018, Urban sprawl is one of the key challenges facing Sri Lanka’s cities today. Sprawl development, typically defined as uncoordinated, low density urban expansion, involves rapid land consumption as cities expand and swallow up surrounding rural areas. Globally, urban sprawl is associated with a number of undesirable city attributes, from traffic jams ...

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“Greening” Plantation Settlements in Nuwara Eliya District

August 2018, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka. UN-Habitat is actively promoting a green environment in the plantation settlements where new houses are being constructed through the Indian Housing Project (IHP-CUP). In collaboration with community members and the Department of Agriculture, UN-Habitat has implemented a special environment programme to promote a number of greening initiatives including organic ...

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UN-Habitat Conducts Job Fair for Youth in the Nuwara Eliya District

April 30, 2018, Nuwara Eliya. A job fair was held by UN-Habitat in March 2018 at the Nuwara Eliya District Secretariat premises to support youth in remote villages and estates to find suitable employment opportunities. Organised in collaboration with the Non-Governmental Organisation – Berendina Employment Center (Gte) Ltd, the main objective of the job fair ...

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UN-Habitat Supports Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives in Nuwara Eliya District with Funding from KOICA

30 March 2018, Nuwara Eliya. UN-Habitat with funding from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is contributing towards human development in the Nuwara Eliya district through the project Human Development Initiative through Empowerment and Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Settlements in Sri Lanka (HDI). The Project aims to empower and build resilient plantation communities with ...

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Sri Lanka’s urban areas: lessons from the State of Sri Lankan Cities Project

5 May 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka is committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But what does this mean for Sri Lanka’s cities? Drawing on preliminary analysis from the State of Sri Lankan Cities Project, this article explores the opportunities and challenges for Sri Lanka’s urban policy makers ...

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Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka Officially Opens Community Infrastructure Initiatives Implemented by UN-Habitat in Nuwara Eliya District.

6 April 2018, Nuwara Eliya. The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr. Lee Heon declared open a number of community infrastructure interventions in Nuwara Eliya District today. Funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), these interventions were implemented by UN-Habitat through the project “Human Development Initiative through Empowerment ...

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Is Sri Lanka one of the Least Urbanised Countries on Earth?

8 March 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Population data suggests that Sri Lanka is one of the least urbanised countries on earth. Recent spatial analysis challenges this representation, suggesting rapid urban expansion in peripheral areas is not captured in population statistics. Sri Lanka’s urban expansion UN-Habitat is currently assessing the spatial dynamics of Sri Lanka’s urbanisation. ...

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National Conference on ‘Empowering Communities through Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Sector’ Held in Colombo.

27 November 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: A national conference on ‘Empowering Communities through Settlement Improvement in the Plantation Sector was held today in Colombo. The conference highlighted key issues pertaining to the integration of Sri Lanka’s plantation sector into mainstream development in the country. The conference was organised by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme ...

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Applying the City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) in Sri Lanka

Colombo, 17 November 2017. A workshop on ‘Applying the City Prosperity Initiative in Sri Lanka’ was held recently in Colombo, organised by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The Hon.Faiszer Musthapha, Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government was the Chief Guest at the event while Ms. Una McCauley, United Nations Resident Coordinator was ...

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