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Eco-friendly home construction for returnees in Northern Sri Lanka

May 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat, one of the Implementing Agencies under the Indian Housing Project, is promoting eco-friendly construction techniques for homeowners in Sri Lanka’s conflict affected Northern Province as well as assisting with the reduction of construction costs with improved house designs. These eco friendly model houses are being constructed with the ...

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Eco-friendly home construction for returnees in Northern Sri Lanka

May 2013, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat, one of the Implementing Agencies under the Indian Housing Project, is promoting eco-friendly construction techniques for homeowners in Sri Lanka’s conflict affected Northern Province as well as assisting with the reduction of construction costs with improved house designs. These eco friendly model houses are being constructed with the ...

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Australian Funding to Make More Sri Lankan Towns Resilient to Disasters

26 April 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Government of Australia is providing AUD 1,000,000 (LKR 130 million) to improve planning and community resilience in four disaster prone cities, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Vavuniya and Akkaraipattu. The latest funding is in addition to earlier Australian funding of AUD 1,000,000 in 2012 for disaster preparedness in the cities of ...

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Toolkit on School and Hospital Building Safety in South Asia

March 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Government representatives from Sri Lanka and the Maldives, professionals working in the construction sector, members of Professional Institutes and Non Governmental Organisations met recently at a workshop in Colombo to discuss the localisation of the “Tools for the Assessment of School and Hospital Safety for Multi-Hazards in South Asia”. The ...

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Training on Disaster Management Information Systems for Local Authority Officials

14 March 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: A training programme on “Disaster Management Information Systems” was held in Colombo recently for Local Authority Officials, and Urban Planners of Balangoda and Ratnapura cities. This training programme was a key output of the project ‘Disaster Resilient City Development Strategies for Sri Lankan Cities’ funded by the Government of ...

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Japan Supports Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure and Facilities in Conflict Affected Areas in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka through UN-Habitat

6 March 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Government of Japan is extending financial contribution amounting to 345 million Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 4 million) through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for the “Project for Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure and Facilities in the Conflict Affected Areas in Northern Province”. The signing of the Exchange ...

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National Forum on Climate Resilient Action Plans for Coastal Urban Areas held in Colombo

21 February 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Senior Government Officials, Academics,  Members of Local Authorities, Officials of UN agencies and Non Governmental Organisations as well as School Children participated in the National Forum on “Climate Resilient Action Plans for Coastal Urban Areas” in Colombo recently. This Forum discussed key outcomes of the project “Climate Resilient Action ...

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Launch of Housing Project for Returnee Families in the North and East with funding from EU, AusAID and SDC

14 February 2013, Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka:  The new housing recovery project “Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing” was officially launched at a ceremony in Iranapalai village in Puthukudirippu DS Division in Mullaitivu district recently. This housing project extends the existing partnership by UN-Habitat with the European Union (EU), Government of ...

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Workshop on “Trends in Housing” for Senior Sector Professionals in Sri Lanka

January 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.  A workshop on “Trends in Housing”, organized by UN-Habitat Sri Lanka, in partnership with the Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, brought together 50  senior technical professionals from the leading national housing agencies in Sri Lanka.  The one day workshop, held at the Centre For Housing Planning ...

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