284 families displaced by 2013 siege move to permanent houses in Mariki PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 July 2016 14:51

Two hundred eighty-four (284) families displaced by the 2013 siege have returned to their places of origin in Mariki Saturday, July 16 filling up all the 643 houses on stilts constructed in the area under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R).

Mayor Beng Climaco and representatives from the National Housing Authority (NHA) spearheaded the turnover of the permanent houses in simple ceremonies held at the Mariki barangay hall Saturday morning.

The long-awaited return of the displaced families to their permanent houses took place after the NHA completed the installation of Kotech septic tanks that will serve as the temporary sewage facility.

With the turnover Saturday, all the 643 housing facilities constructed by the NHA under the Z3R for barangay Mariki are now occupied. The first turnover held last year composed of 127 families while the second batch also last year consisted of 232 families.

The Mariki houses on stilts package was undertaken by the Gulf Canary Construction firm.

Mayor Climaco in her message during the turnover cited the need for the beneficiaries to properly maintain the houses, as she thanked former President Noynoy Aquino and newly-installed President Rodrigo Duterte for helping the siege-affected families return to their permanent houses.

Meanwhile, the next turnover of houses, based on the timeline set by the NHA will be part of the condo-type houses in the Aplaya, Rio Hondo Z3R project. — Sheila Covarrubias

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:45