Zambo City, NHA turnover permanent shelter to 2013 siege victims
ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 2 (PNA) – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar and officials of the National Housing Authority (NHA) led the turnover on Saturday of 164 permanent shelters to victims of the 2013 siege.
The houses were constructed in the villages of Sta. Barbara and Sta. Catalina, two of the four hardest-hit areas during the 21-day September 2013 siege.
The other two hardest hit areas were the villages of Rio Hondo and Mariki.
Salazar said that 153 of the 164 units they turned over were built at the Christian-Muslim Urban Poor Association, Inc. (CMUPAI) Subdivision in Sta. Barbara while the remaining 11 units at the Lustre Homeowners Association Subdivision (LHOA) in Sta. Catalina.
Salazar said the 153 units built in Sta. Barbara were part of the total 259 housing units targeted for construction at the CMUPAI Subdivision with a total cost of Php 51.81 million.
Salazar said the construction of the remaining 106 units continued with May 2 as target completion date.
She said the 11 housing units turned over to the LHOA in Sta. Catalina formed part of the total 124 units targeted for construction with a total cost of Php 39.20 million.
She said the first 113 units were turned over to the beneficiaries last July 15.
The construction of the housing units form part of the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) program implemented through the NHA.
The funding for the construction of the permanent shelters came from the PhP3.9 billion allocated by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III allocated for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the siege-affected areas. (PNA)