Z3R continues to gain ground PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 11:53

The city’s Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction efforts continues to gain ground as construction and pre-implementation activities at various project sites continue in earnest.

This was disclosed by City Planning and Development Coordinator and reconstruction cluster head Engr. Rodrigo Sicat during yesterday’s regular press briefing at City Hall.

In Barangay Sta. Catalina, the National Housing Authority (NHA) has started the construction of permanent housing with 140 units in various stages of construction at the Paniran Resettlement site, while clearing operations are ongoing at the Islamic Village.

Over at Barangay Sta. Barbara, the Christian-Muslim Urban Poor Association, Inc. (UPAI), St. Peter’s Compound UPAI and Lustre Homeowners Association (HOA) sites are all being cleared in preparation for the construction of permanent housing.

Moreover, the NHA has secured waivers executed by residents of Martha Drive HOA to start construction of permanent housing. As of date, 26 units are in various stages of construction.

Amidst allegations of the use of inferior resources, Sicat maintained that the housing materials for Martha Drive are within the prescription of the NHA.

“We consulted with the NHA and indeed the materials for Martha Drive subdivision is within the prescribed program of work of the NHA,” the planning officer said. “As to the veracity whether these are substandard materials, what we can say is these are in accordance to what the NHA prescribed.

Construction of permanent housing at the Tulungatung permanent site has likewise started, with the survey of individual lots and fabrication of plaswall underway. So far, 24 units are in various stages of construction.

The rehabilitation of Mariki Village will soon commence as the site is being prepared for the construction of permanent housing on-stilts. — Claudine Uniana