Mariki turnover of 127 houses on stilts pushes through today PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 June 2015 09:13

One hundred twenty seven families from Mariki displaced by the September 2013 siege will finally return to their permanent houses today, June 8 after ceremonial turnover rites set at 10:30am.

Mayor Beng Climaco and officials from the National Housing Authority will spearhead the turnover of the initial 127 houses on stilts constructed in Mariki under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) plan

The turnover was originally set last Saturday, May 30 but had to be deferred to today pending clarifications on the vulnerability criteria as stipulated in the Code of Policies for Z3R Beneficiary Selection and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) which was recently approved by the City Council.

The Mariki permanent housing is one of the Z3R packages with a total of 642 beneficiaries. The project has a total allocation of P137.72 million and sits in a 71,300 square meter-area with 642 housing on stilts units.

The project is undertaken by the Gulf-Canary Construction and Development Corporation with a project duration of 300 calendar days. It started August 29, 2014 and is expected to be fully completed July 18, 2015.  While the first 127 units will be turned over today, the other housing units are ongoing construction.  — Sheila Covarrubias