As part of the government’s Railway Efficiency Improvement Project (REIP) and Colombo Suburban Railway Project (CSRP) implemented by the Ministry of Transport and funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), MAGA is involved in the construction of a new medium-rise housing complex at Malapalla. The complex will accommodate families living in informal settlements along the railway corridor, who will need to relocate in order to complete expansion and improvement of the Kelani Valley Railway Line, which passes through the Maharagama and Homagama DS Divisions.
Designed in partnership with OENS Design Studio, the housing complex focuses on livability and community aspects and features community areas, children’s play areas, and recreational areas. The premises will also include facilities for Grama Niladhari (GN), Development Officer, police post, day-care centre, multi-purpose hall, and post-office; and provisions for adequate parking.
The project is expected to complete by late 2024, in line with expansions and improvements to the railway network.