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Construction of New School Buildings Underway in Mannar District with Funding from the Government of Japan.

July 2016, Mannar District, Sri Lanka.  Construction of new classroom buildings and teacher’s quarters has commenced in several schools through the project “Sustainable Resettlement through Community-Driven Improvement of the Learning Environment in Mannar District, Sri Lanka”. With funding of US$4,200,000 from the Government of Japan, the project is implemented by UN-Habitat in collaboration with the ...

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UN-Habitat Signs Agreement with the Government of India to Implement the Indian Housing Project in Sri Lanka’s Central and Uva Provinces

10 June 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Today, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and three other implementing agencies signed agreements with the High Commission of India to implement the Indian Housing Project in the Central and Uva Provinces in Sri Lanka. Mr. Tim McNair, Chief Technical Advisor of UN-Habitat Sri Lanka, signed the agreement ...

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UN-Habitat and the Government of Japan Provide Support Towards Improving the Learning Environment in Mannar, Sri Lanka.

27 April 2016, Mannar District, Sri Lanka.  Ground breaking ceremonies were held in two schools in Mannar district today to officially commence construction activities for new school buildings and WASH facilities through the project “Sustainable Resettlement through Community-Driven Improvement of the Learning Environment in Mannar District, Sri Lanka”. Funded by the Government of Japan, this ...

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UN-Habitat Launches the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning and the State of the Asian & Pacific Cities 2015 Report in Sri Lanka.

Media Release UN-Habitat Launches the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning and the State of the Asian & Pacific Cities 2015 Report in Sri Lanka. 25 February, 2016. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme today launched two major publications in Colombo, Sri Lanka – the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning and the ...

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UN-Habitat to Launch the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning and the State of the Asian & Pacific Cities 2015 Report in Sri Lanka

Media Release UN-Habitat to Launch the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning and the State of the Asian & Pacific Cities 2015 Report in Sri Lanka.  23 February, 2016. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, will launch two major publications in Colombo, Sri Lanka – the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning ...

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Introducing Organic Home Gardening to families in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

January 2016, Northern Province, Sri Lanka: UN-Habitat is supporting healthy and sustainable livelihoods for conflict affected returnee families in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province by promoting grass roots agricultural interventions. In early 2015, with the aim of improving household nutrition and to increase the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables in conflict affected villages, the Organic ...

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Sri Lanka Celebrates World Cities Day

31 October 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka celebrated World Cities Day with a special event in its administrative capital, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, on 31st October 2015. Organised by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, the celebrations for a “Better City – Better Life” included a walk followed by a special event at the ...

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Japanese Ambassador Visits UN-Habitat Infrastructure Project in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.  The Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Mr. Kenichi Suganuma and his wife Madam Akiko, visited Kilinochchi district today. During the visit, the Ambassador officially opened the Peptees Preschool in Vivekanadanagar East Village constructed through UN-Habitat’s post conflict infrastructure reconstruction project Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure and Facilities in the ...

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