Mayor reminds NHA, DPWH on Z3R timelines PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:57

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday reminded national government agencies undertaking the various road and housing packages under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) on the timelines set for the completion of the project.

Climaco, who heads the Local Inter-Agency Committee said the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) should fast track and effect turnover of the projects by September or even before when the new administration takes over.

“We are concerned about the pending projects. We want something significant done as soon as possible,” the mayor told the LIAC members during a meeting Monday morning in City Hall. She expressed concern that a new administration is taking over come June 30 when new policies might be introduced with regards to the implementation of the project. “We don’t want our people to be left behind.”

The DPWH reported a completion rate of 82.25% in as far as the road and drainage projects in Z3R areas are concerned. The remaining percentage depends on the connection of utilities such as water and light.

In terms of housing projects, the NHA reported a completion rate of 54.6% with a total of 1,374 units completed and awarded and 2,166 ready for turnover. A total of 6,483 housing units are to be constructed.

Meanwhile, the LIAC Monday also discussed about measures to fast track the transfer of the 27 families occupying the Mariki Elementary School in lieu of the school opening on Monday, June 13.

Other matters tackled include the need for the purchase of properties for road right of way purposes at the Villa Vista in Kasanyangan where over 3,000 houses on stilts are to be constructed under the Z3R. — Sheila Covarrubias