Army to build transit shelters in Lupa-lupa PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:55

To ensure better living conditions for internally displaced persons temporarily housed in Lupa-lupa in Rio Hondo, single detached housing units are up for construction in the area anytime soon.

Mayor Beng Climaco said a funding of P3 million has been made available by the national government for the construction of 50 housing units and soldiers from the 2nd Engineering Brigade of the Philippine Army have been tapped to undertake the project.

The project will commence as soon as the memorandum of agreement between the Army Engineering Brigade and the national government will be formalized.

The single detached houses to be constructed are temporary shelters where the IDPs will stay while waiting for the completion of their permanent houses.

The issue about the urgent need to construct temporary housing units in Lupa-lupa was one of the agenda during the meeting of the local Z3R team with Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson in Manila recently.

Based on records, there are 175 families residing in the area with 814 individuals. The IDPs are to be transferred to their permanent area in Valle Vista.

Aside from the temporary houses, the septage system as well as the water and electrical connections will also be installed in Lupa-lupa.

Meanwhile, the mayor is set to convene the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) to discuss about Secretary Singson’s instructions to the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the local government unit to speed up the transfer of IDPs from temporary shelters to their permanent houses upon compliance of the septage provision. — Sheila Covarrubias