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Sri Lanka - Metro Colombo Urban Development Project : resettlement action plan (English)

The development objective of the Metro Colombo Urban Development Project for Sri Lanka is to support the Borrower to: (i) reduce flooding in the catchment of the Colombo water basin, and (ii) strengthen the capacity of local authorities in the Colombo metropolitan area (CMA) to rehabilitate, improve, and maintain local infrastructure and services through selected demonstration investments. Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: (1) compensation at replacement cost resettlement and rehabilitation; (2) cash payment for six months of rental income for the affected portion of land or Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) 18000 whichever is higher as income assistance; (3) opportunity to buy a residential flat available at any resettlement site in the metro Colombo area, on payment of price determined by the government; (4) right to salvage material from the demolished structure, however, without permission to carry these to the new condominium unless approved; (5) transportation allowance of LKR 5000 in case the tenant and lessee is required to relocate; and (6) compensation for affected structure at replacement cost without deduction of any depreciation or salvageable materials.


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    Chen,Michelle Lisa

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    Resettlement Plan

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    Sri Lanka,

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    South Asia,

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    Sri Lanka - Metro Colombo Urban Development Project : resettlement action plan

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Chen,Michelle Lisa

Sri Lanka - Metro Colombo Urban Development Project : resettlement action plan (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.