Friday, May 26, 2006

Status Report - Katthankudy - May '06

Just to keep the General Readership informed of the current Status of the Kathankudy Housing Project:
In light of the Current Political clime and ongoing militant disturbances in the North and East, the Kathankudy Housing Committee held an URGENT Conference Call yesterday with the contractor, Mr. Bernard, in order to assess the ground situation.
Mr. Bernard informed us that there had been a claymore attack about 200m from our site last evening killng 4 policemen. There is no imminent danger to his workers, who number about 140 at present. However, they are all obviously nervous and agitated . Therefore, he urged us to try and move in even a few families AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so that the workers would feel more confident and get encouraged, as well as to ensure that the resource material on site would have security.
The Housing Committee has corresponded with the Federation Housing Construction Committee (FHCC) in Kathankudy and asked them to show the List of Recipients in their possession to the DS of the area and obtain his approval to settle atleast 30 families by mid June. The Housing Committee hopes to go for this 'informal' inauguration, IF the security situation permits it. Failing which, we will ask the FHCC to intercede on our behalf and settle the families in.
If the situation worsens and the workmen are forced to leave the site, the Housing Committee has also requested the FHCC to be prepared to take the resource material on site into their custody and safe keeping.
Housing Committee


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