Crime Violence Prevention
Relatated Sustainable Development Goals:
In its plan to address safety issues, Colombo Municipal Council has as target group the people living in underserved settlements, focusing on the northern part of the city.
Among the policies taken to promote safety in Colombo were the allocation of an annual budget of Rs. 4 million for each member the Under Municipal Council (total Rs. 212 million) for the purpose of infrastructure development within underserved settlements. Another Rs. 200 million is allocated from the annual budget for the improvement of these areas, which is directly handled by the Mayor of the city.
50% of the population in Colombo City live in under served settlements. Majority of them do not pay rates. However they contribute to the economy. They were marginalised earlier. To get over that problem, this 1million program initiated in 1997. letter it was expanded to 4 million in 2015, Therefore now they are inclusive in development. common facilities for their well being such as community centers, playgrounds, dispensaries, funeral parlors, public toilets etc. are being constructed addition, to ensure their safety, foot paths within settlements were improved and street lights were installed. Replication
As a result of this initiative funds were also given for this area's development by the central government and provincial government with the initiative of Hon. Ministers, Hon. Parliamentarians and Provincial Councilors.
Under Municipal Council members allocation from the annual budget of the Council Rs.4 Million for each member (Total Rs. 212 Million) is allocated for the developments of infrastructure within underserved settlements.
Rs. 200 Million is allocated from the Annual budget for improvements of underserved settlements within the city which is directly handled by the Mayor.
Source of information
Safer Cities Knowledge Exchange Seminar – November 17-19, 2015 – Seoul, Korea
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