Promise Tracker

Housing project in the North and East

Budget Speech para. 305: "There is a serious shortage of proper housing in the North and the East, demanding urgent attention. We will expedite the construction of 50,000 houses for which I propose to allocate Rs. 5,000 million." Promise Revised: The project initially focused on building houses in the North and the East but has been revised to include the Central province. Allocation Revised: Revised to Rs. Mn 6,000. However the responsible party (according to budget speech) Ministry of Housing and Construction has been given only Rs. 1,767 Mn. Responsible Institution Revised: The proposal has been split between Ministry of Hill Country, New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development and Ministry of Prison Reform, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.
  • Allocation (Rs. Mn)5,000
  • SectorBanking & Finance
  • Ministry / Government Institution : Ministry of Housing and Construction

Openness Tracker


Ministries have provided some information on the progress of the project. There is some information on housing projects available in the Department of Project Management and Monitoring quarter 3 report. However, it is difficult to match the information available online with the promise.

Progress Tracker


None of three responsible institutions have provided information for the full year. Progress was measured as partial taking actual expenditures (all less than 1 year) against estimates.

Sources of Information

  • Budget Tracker - Website Website
  • Budget Tracker - Website RTI