THE National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Zamboanga City Government turned over Monday houses on stilts to 127 families displaced during the 21-day September 2013 siege.

The beneficiaries are from Mariki, a coastal village 1.5 kilometers east of City Hall.

The village of Mariki was one of the hardest hit villages during the 21-day siege that started September 9, 2013 when hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members infiltrated the city.

The houses on stilts were constructed by the Gulf-Canary Construction and Development Corporation the NHA has contracted under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction plan.

Engineer Al-Khwarizmi Indanan said the Mariki permanent housing on stilts is one of the Z3R packages with a total of 642 beneficiaries.

Indanan said the project has a total of allocation of P137.72 million and sits in a 71,300 square meters or 7.13 hectares with 642 housing on stilts units.

He said the construction of the remaining 515 units is ongoing with the completion of the 127 units.

He said it started August 29, 2014 and is expected to be fully completed July 18.