NHA completes construction of 84 houses for families displaced by Zamboanga siege PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 May 2015 15:35

Eighty-four families that were among those displaced during the 21-day September 2013 siege are set to receive permanent shelters.

Second district Rep. Lilia Nuño said Saturday the recipients were among the 200 identified families to receive housing on stilts in Barangay Taluksangay, 19 kilometers east of City Hall.

The 116 of the 200 families received their respective housing units last February 26.

Nuño said the permanent shelters will be turned over to the identified beneficiaries by Department of Social Welfare and Development Sec. Corazon Soliman on May 16.

Nuño said each house cost more or less P200,000 to include the septage system.

The houses were built by a private construction firm contracted by the National Housing Authority (NHA).

The funds used to construct the houses on stilts came from the PHP3.9 billion President Benigno Simeon Aquino III allocated for the Zamboanga Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R).

Meanwhile, Nuño said they have requested the NHA to allocate additional funds to construct permanent shelters for the remaining 173 families that are still housed at the transitory site inside the Taluksangay National High School campus.

The families staying at the transitory site, including those who already received permanent shelters, were originally from the barangays of Mariki, Rio Hondo, Sta. Barbara, Sta. Catalina and Talon-Talon.

The five barangays were among the areas affected during the September 2013 siege.