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Institutions under the Ministry

  1. National Physical Planning Department (NPPD)
    To formulate national physical planning policies, plans and strategies and to ensure and monitor the implementation of such national polices and plans through regional and local plans with the objective of promoting and regulating integrated planning and economic, social, physical and environment aspects of land and territorial water of Sri Lanka. One of the main tasks of the National Physical Planning Department is to prepare the National Physical Planning Policy and the National Physical Plan. These have been prepared and approved by the National Physical Planning Council chaired by the HE the President on 03rd July 2007.
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  2. Urban Development Authority (UDA)
    Urban Development Authority is a multi -disciplinary organization engaged in urban planning and sustainable urban development in Sri Lanka. UDA is responsible for the planning and development of urban areas throughout the country. UDA provides consultancy services to Provincial Councils, Local Authorities and other organization with regard to urban planning and urban development issues. UDA maintains a land bank to meet the needs of development as well as the requirements of local and foreign investors. UDA undertake to supervise and execute major projects for client’s organization. The UDA embarks several mega projects in order to increase the contribution to the national economy from the urban sector area in the country. Ensuring equitable distribution of development opportunities towards areas hither to underprivileged was the focus of these projects.
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  3. Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation (SLLR&DC)
    The primary objective of the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation is the Reclamation and Development of the Low-Lying marshy areas while recognizing the need to preserve adequate retention areas for flood water. The corporation also undertakes reclamation and development of lands on a commercial basis to solve the problem of the lack of developed lands essential for development programmes.
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  4. Real Estate Exchange (Pvt) Ltd. (REEL)

    Real Estate Exchange (Pvt) Ltd. (REEL) is the company incorporated with Urban Development Authority (UDA), Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation (SLLRDC), National Housing Development Authority (NHDA), Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and the Sustainable Township Programme of the Ministry of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development to address the shelter issues of slum and shanty dwellers in the city of Colombo.

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  5. Urban Settlement Development Authority (USDA)
    The objective of the USDA is “to formulate a National Policy in relation to Urban Settlements” and to “ensure the implementation of such policy” providing “improvements to living conditions of persons living in underserved settlements”…..
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  6. Peliyagoda  Warehouse Complex Company Limited

Real Estate Exchange (Pvt) Ltd. (REEL) is the company incorporated with Urban Development Authority (UDA), Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation (SLLRDC), National Housing Development Authority (NHDA), Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and the Sustainable Township Programme of the Ministry of Urban Development and Sacred Area Development to address the shelter issues of slum and shanty dwellers in the city of Colombo.