537 IDP-families return to permanent houses PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 April 2017 12:03

The Valle Vista Z3R Housing Project-Phase I in barangay Kasanyangan becomes the biggest resettlement site for siege-affected families so far, as an additional 537 families are occupying their permanent houses located in the area, today, April 10.

The 537 families are in addition to the 259 families first relocated to the area last September 28.

The turnover of the 573 housing units is set at 8am today at the City Coliseum in Tetuan with Mayor Beng Climaco and representatives from the National Housing Authority (NHA) leading the ceremony.

Covering an area of 77,363 square meters, the Valle Vista Subdivision Phase I will be constructed with a total of 828 housing units with a total project cost of P167.81 million. The project is contracted with the Bendimil Construction and Development Corporation and is one of the 19 housing packages supervised by the National Housing Authority (NHA) under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) program.

The remaining units are still being constructed with May 4, 2017 as the target completion date under the revised contract.

Valle Vista Z3R Housing Project site will be home to 3,405 siege-affected families who can no longer return to their places of origin earlier declared as no return zones or areas of concern. Phase I, with a total land area of 77,361 square meters will be constructed with a total of 828 units with a total cost of P167.8 million. Phase II on the other hand is 77,669 square meters in land area and will be constructed with 794 houses at a total project cost of P179.28 million.

866 houses will rise in Phase III while 970 houses will be constructed in Phase IV.

Last Sept. 28, 2016, the first set of 487 houses on stilts were turned over in the Valle Vista Z3R Housing Project which will be home to 3,405 siege-affected families who can no longer return to their places of origin earlier declared as no return zones or areas of concern. Of the total 487 housing units unveiled then, 259 are in Valle Vista Phase I while 228 units are located at Phase II. (Sheila Covarrubias)