28163-013: Urban Development and Low Income Housing (Sector) Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Following the successful implementation of the Low-income Housing Development Project and the Urban Development Sector Project, the Project will support the Government in the urban development and housing sectors with emphasis on promoting regional economic growth through infrastructure and service provision, strengthening local institutional capabilities, developing overall housing finance sector, addressing housing needs of the poor, and improving the access to land by low-income group.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project, which is formulated as a sector loan, will support the Government's Urban Sector Policy Action Plan, in particular the devolution to urban local authorities of greater responsibility for the provision and financing of urban infrastructure and municipal services. It is based on the Government's overall long-term sector plan (1996-2015) and will support a three-year time slice of the Government's five-year investment plan (1998/99-2002/03). The Project will also support the Bank's regional development strategy outside Colombo and will be complementary to other Bank development initiatives.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)


04 May 1998 to 19 May 1998

Management Review Meeting
17 Jun 1998