2,000 houses up for Negros

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014


THE National Housing Authority (NHA) targets to build 2,000 houses in northern Negros Occidental for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, Mayor Patrick Escalante of Cadiz City said Monday.

A total of 1,500 will be built in Cadiz City, the hardest hit area in the province. The remaining 500 houses will be constructed in the neighboring Sagay City and Manapla.

Escalante said the projects were confirmed during his meeting with the NHA engineers last Friday.

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He said that a relocation site has been readied by the city government in its property in Hacienda Carmen, Barangay Daga.

Escalante said the housing units are part of the pledge made by Vice President Jejomar Binay, chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, when he visited the province including Cadiz City last November.

Based on the briefing of NHA engineers, the houses would be bigger than the standard housing units of the NHA. It will consist of two rooms, a comfort room, and a living room.

Yolanda destroyed 11,871 houses across the province, most of which in the second district in northern Negros, including Cadiz, Sagay and Manapla, reaching 8,979, figures of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) showed.

Last December, 4,532 families of Cadiz whose houses were destroyed received financial assistance amounting to P13.599 million.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 04, 2014.

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