Programme launched to relocate people living in high risk zones

Programme launched to relocate people living in high risk zones

Programme launched to relocate people living in high risk zones

Written by Keshala Dias

02 Jun, 2018 | 9:34 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) states that nearly  6,000 houses are located within landslide high-risk zones.

Senior geologist of the Landslide Research and Risk Management Division of the NBRO Laksiri Indratissa said a programme has been launched to relocate the people living in these areas.

Indratissa noted that around 1,500 families living within the landslide high-risk zones of the Kegalle District are currently being relocated.

Meanwhile, Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management Sisira Kumara said the government has taken steps to construct houses for 10,000 families living within risk zones.

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