NHA rushes completion of housing units in siege-affected area in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has committed to complete the construction of 45 duplex loftable units by the end of August at the Martha Drive, Barangay Sta. Catalina, this city.

The housing units are for the members of the Martha Homeowners Association Incorporated (MHOAI) in Barangay Sta. Catalina, one of the affected barangays in the September 2013 siege.

They can already transfer to their permanent housing units by the end of August just as what President Benigno Aquino, III announced last Monday in his State of the Nation Address (SONA).

NHA District Manager Al-kwarizimi Indanan said the pronouncement of President Aquino in his SONA regarding the rehabilitation of this city can be realized.

Indanan said the structures at Martha Drive, Barangay Sta. Catalina “can be completed and the beneficiaries of the project can return to the area by the end of August.”

“That is not the target but that is our commitment,” Indanan added.

At present, the beneficiaries of the MHOAI project are temporarily residing in areas outside the subdivision and are eagerly awaiting for the completion of their housing units by the NHA, based on the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) Plan.

The MHOAI project will cost a total of P9.195 million with the project duration of 100 calendar days based on the project plan.

The funding for the project is part of the P2.56 billion downloaded to the NHA by the national government last December.

The project started last May and will be completed next month.

The total Z3R plan is worth P3.5 billion. (PNA)

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