The Urban Development Authority (UDA) has proposed to construct a Rest House consisting of 38 rooms in Jaffna to facilitate the accommodation requirements of those visiting the Northern town.
The move was approved by Cabinet last week on a proposal made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence and Urban Development.
Cabinet approved the vesting of the required block of land with the UDA to implement the construction of the Rest House.
Jaffna has been under major development after the defeat of terrorism in 2009. In line with that, several hotels and restaurants were built in the region to facilitate both local and foreign tourists who are flocking in Jaffna after it was liberated from the LTTE.
Accordingly, the first three star apartment style hotel complex is being built in Jaffna. The Rs. 750 million project is carried out by Global Towers, Colombo which also owns and operates a similar hotel with apartments and rooms in Wellawatta.
According to the Deputy Chairman, Global Towers Management (Pvt) Ltd, Sam Samarasinghe the hotel is built in a 300-perch block of land off Hospital Road and the 100-room hotel would be branded as Global Towers, Jaffna. This will bring the concept of apartments to Jaffna.
The Government identified Jaffna as one of the important regions for post conflict development under the ten year development framework.