176 Z3R houses awarded to beneficiaries in Rio Hondo PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 August 2016 12:00

By JASMINE MOHAMMADSALI

More families affected by the September siege returned to permanent homes as 176 housing units constructed under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) plan in Aplaya Compound in Rio Hondo were formally turned over yesterday morning, August 4.

The turnover rites, led by City Mayor BengClimaco, kicked off with the ceremonial ribbon cutting and turnover, and followed by the presentation of certificates of awards to each returning family who will be occupying the 22-building, 176-housing unit resettlement site.

In her message, Climaco reiterated her unwavering commitment to support all IDPs in their journey back home. In turn, she urged all beneficiaries to take care of their new homes and to help protect their communities.

“Sinasabi ko lang sa inyo, mahalin niyo po ang inyong mga bahay… mahalin natin ang community,” Climaco told the beneficiaries of 176 permanent homes.

The Aplaya compound project was undertaken by the Vicente T. Lao Construction with a project cost of P60.37 million. It was the first turnover of permanent housing units for barangay Rio Hondo, one of the barangays affected in the 2013 September siege.

Based on National Housing Authority (NHA) data, a total of 1,833 housing units under the Z3R have been turned over and awarded to beneficiaries as of July 30. There are currently 3,826 units that have been completed, out of the 6,343 total housing units to be constructed under the Z3R plan.— Jasmine Mohammadsali