Z3R plan kicks off in Paniran PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 May 2014 14:02

Site development and preparation of the Paniran Homeowners Association area have already started last week kicking off the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) plan.

The Paniran area, covering 1.4 hectares will be constructed with 172 units of duplex-loftable type. Total project cost is P32.21 million.

City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Rodrigo Sicat, head of the Z3R rehabilitation cluster said the project is undertaken by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and forms part of the P2.6 million initially downloaded by the national government.

Sicat last Friday along with agencies involved in the rehabilitation effort visited the site where contractors commissioned by the NHA are now clearing the area of structures and debris to pave the way for the construction of the houses.

The project, Sicat said is expected to be completed in a few weeks’ time.

As this developed, cutting and removal of pavement has started in Martha Road, Sta. Catalina under Road Package D1 in preparation for the installation of utilities and the construction of a road project. The project is undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Sicat said the national agencies concerned in cooperation with UP Planades and the City Government are exhausting all means to have the Z3R done within the 18-month time-frame given by the national government. The 18-month period started January 2014.

Meanwhile, efforts to ensure comfort and safety of internally displaced persons by moving them to bunkhouses are in full swing.

Construction of bunkhouses in Masepla, Mampang, the 6th transitory site that opened May 14, continues without let up until all the 30 temporary shelters with 720 rooms are fully complete.

As of last Friday, 107 families—all from the Cawa-cawa boulevard shoreline have transferred to the Masepla, Mampang, which is located near the shoreline.

The Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) last Thursday approved a resolution requesting the owner of the 38-hectare property in Kasanyangan that the government will purchase for permanent shelters, to allow the free use of the adjacent 25-hectare lot as a transitory site.

If granted, the 25-hectare area will be used as temporary shelter for the IDPs occupying the grandstand and the two schools- Zamboanga East and West Central Schools. — Sheila Covarrubias