Group presents bamboo walls to relocatees-A A +A
Thursday, June 21, 2012
BAMBOO as alternative housing materials is being pushed by the Homeless People’s Federation of the Philippines in its community-led Infrastructure Finance Facility (CLIFF) project in San Isidro relocation site in Jaro district Iloilo City.
Sonia Cadornigara, regional coordinator of Homeless People, said the actual installation of treated bamboo walls will be conducted on Friday, June 22, at the model house of participants in the project site.
Cadornigara said the activity will kick-off the construction-demo using the bamboo walls as a breakthrough in the low cost housing initiative of urban poor communities in the city.
The participants underwent earlier a localized training workshop on bamboo as alternative building technology for urban poor communities.
Bamboo grows abundantly in the province of Iloilo particularly in the marginal lands of the central towns. The bamboo is usually being used as an industrial resource with products for exports such as bamboo walls, toothpicks, household and office furniture, and housing materials.
Cadornigara said that if treated very well, the bamboo walls will last for several years.