2006 News Story
 

05/03/2006
Saudi, Sri Lanka sign MoU for the construction of 500 housing units for tsunami victims

In the presence of Sri Lanka’s Minister of Housing & Construction Ferial Ashraff and Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Mohammad bin Mahmoud Al-Ali, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today by Regional Director of the Saudi Charity Campaign Yousef Rahmah and Sri Lanka’s Reconstruction Agency to implement the project of building 500 housing units for the tsunami-affected people.


Regional Director of the Saudi Charity Campaign Yousef Rahmah and Sri Lanka’s Reconstruction Agency today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Colombo, Sir Lanka, to implement a project of building 500 housing units for the tsunami-affected people in Ambara governorate in eastern Sri Lanka.  Present at the signed of the MoU was Saudi Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Mohammad bin Mahmoud Al-Ali and Sri Lankan Minister of Housing and Construction Ferial Ashraff.

This is the first stage of the project which will construct 1,000 housing units under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.  The new community will be names the “King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud City" in recognition of King Abdullah’s great humanitarian role.

Ferial Ashraff expressed her gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Saudi government for their constant support stressing that the project will ease the suffering of tsunami victims.

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