NHA 7 says P2.2B released for construction of houses for Yolanda survivors in north Cebu

CEBU CITY – The National Housing Authority (NHA) 7 said an initial P2.2 billion of the P6.5 billion allocated for the construction of houses for super typhoon Yolanda survivors in northern Cebu has been released.

NHA 7 Manager Gavino Figuracion said that in the rehabilitation plan, the government will build 22,423 houses for Yolanda survivors in northern Cebu at P290,000 per unit or a total of P6.5 billion.

He said that based on the released funds, the NHA can build 391 houses in San Remegio, 74 in Daanbantayan and 220 in Tabuelan or 685 houses with the combined cost P198,650,000.

Other local government units (LGUs) are preparing the sites for their relocation sites of typhoon Yolanda survivors.

He said interested developers are given until Sept. 30 to submit their project proposals, which should include the housing sites.

The proposals will have to be submitted to the NHA central office.

Figuracion said rehabilitation projects are exempted from Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Act, so the NHA will shortlist developers and contractors.

For the purpose of shortlisting, the NHA is now accrediting private contractors and land developers who can undertake housing projects including the 685 houses which will be initially built in the three towns.

Figuracion said that to qualify, contractors and developers must first submit their letter of intent for pre-qualification.

Other documents that must be attached to the letter of intent are company profile, track record, list of equipment owned or rented, organizational structure, financial statement duly received by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and list of manpower. (PNA)


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