THE 50 units of core shelters being constructed through the Kapayapaan sa Pamayanan (Kapyanan) project for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and indigent families in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur are now nearing completion.
Abdullah Cusain, Kapyanan project manager, said the core shelter projects are 70 percent completed after he inspected Tuesday, August 3, the project site in Bo-ot village, Wao, Lanao del Sur.
Kapyanan is one of the special programs of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, which aims to improve the living condition of the poorest of the poor in Barmm.
"I would say nasa more than 70 percent na rin itong physical structure ng mga pabahay, and I really tried my best to visit the area, dahil I want to see for myself kung ano yung actual accomplishment or yung percentage ng implementation sa area na ito," said Cusain, who is also Barmm’s Assistant Senior Minister.
Complete with solar power and water component, the 50-unit shelters cost over P20.3 million, with each unit costing P406,254.64, according to Cusain.
He said the core shelters are part of the 1,000 housing units planned for Lanao del Sur under Office of the Chief Minister's 2019 budget appropriations.
He said that for fiscal year 2020, additional 900 units were appropriated and another 1,000 units for 2021 for the province of Lanao del Sur.
Cusain also distributed food packs and water containers when he visited the project site.
He said they will also provide livelihood assistance and water sanitation in the same area. (SunStar Zamboanga)