THE National Housing Authority (NHA) has turned over P90 million worth of financial assistance to the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental intended to help rebuild the houses damaged by Typhoon Odette.

The recent typhoon left a number of Negrenses homeless.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II received the assistance in a ceremonial turnover held at the Provincial Capitol’s Social Hall in Bacolod City on December 29, 2021.

It was attended by NHA-Western Visayas Chief Corporate John Leo Solinap and Negros Occidental District Officer-in-Charge Engr. Liezl Miquit.

The city and town mayors, vice mayors, and representatives of the affected local government units (LGUs) were also present at the activity.

Lacson said that for almost two weeks after Typhoon Odette brought devastation to the province, the need to rebuild the 190,868 damaged houses and 65,871 destroyed houses is urgent.

The governor thanked President Rodrigo Duterte and the NHA for the timely response to the dire need of the Negrenses to restore their homes.

He also urged the local chief executives to continue to enhance coordination and have a systematic distribution of aid so that everyone affected will be able to receive the assistance they need. (PR)