|Tuesday, 9 March 2004|
We will continue to provide housing for estate workers - Thondaman
Maskeliya group corr.
Minister of Plantation Infrastructure Development and Housing and CWC leader S. A. R. Arumugan Thondaman while addressing the Inaugural Ceremony of Estate storeyed buildings opening, held at Carolina Estate, Watawala, said "we constructed the storeyed buildings for modern living conditions for the estate workers.
I started this project to assist estate workers who had been living in 8 feet line rooms for decades. Several people complain that there were no facilities for the workers and no places for gardening. But, we have started to get a new change in their lives".
124 storeyed houses were declared open by the Minister Muthu Sivalingam Deputy Minister, former MPs S. Jegadeeswaran and Administrative Secretary V. Puthirasigamoney also participated at the opening ceremony.Minister Arumugan Thondaman said "we will continue the building of storeyed buildings on estates who ever condemns it. In its facilities such as drinking water, latrine (toilets) and kitchens were provided.
As there was no space for gardening and cultivation, we have planned to provide them to workers very soon.We have introduced a storeyed Housing Scheme for estate workers to get a change in living standards that had been in practice for the past 200 years. Our main ambition was to change the entire line room accommodation of estate workers and offer them better facilities".
Produced by Lake House