Sri Lanka's President Maitripala Sirisena inaugurated Holcim Village in Akmeemana, Galle, this week. The initiative was constructed and conceived by Holcim under its Sustainable Development Project and following its pledge for Livable Communities.
Akmeemana Holcim village consists of 14 households and is the fourth settlement of its kind. The project cost the firm LKR14m (US$99,971). The Galle project has been constructed following similar projects in Medirigiriya, Eluwankulama and Puttalam, which were designed to cater the needs of deserved community surrounding the Ruhunu Cement Works factory.
The President unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the Holcim Village and distributed deeds to recipients.