Re Roofing of dilapidated 905 line rooms

The Ministry has taken steps to re-roof 905 dilapidated line rooms in all 7 plantation regions which come under the Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT). Re-roofing is an interim measure since the construction of a large number of new houses is costly and time-consuming. By the end of September 2016, the Ministry has provided more than Rs.32 Million to PHDT for this purpose. In addition, Rs. 18 Mn. worth, 11,292 number of roofing sheets were distributed to build temporary shelters for the people who faced emergency situations, in Nuwara-Eliya, Hatton, Kegalle, Badulla, Rathnapura and Kandy plantation areas.