NHA rushes completion of Zamboanga siege victims’ houses

THE construction of the original housing units, including the houses under the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) are expected to completed by December this year, a top official of the National Housing Authority (NHA) announced.

NHA District Manager Al-Khwarizmi Indanan said they have reached 93 percent completion in the construction of houses in the original target and 70 to 80 percent in terms of awarding of the housing units to the beneficiaries as of September 7.

Indanan said they are almost done with the original target of the Z3R and the only projects left are Vale Vista 4 and Ayer Village 3 which are just additional projects requested by the city government and the Local Inter-Agency Committee.

Originally there are over 6,000 housing units dispersed in 18 housing packages for construction by the NHA under the Z3R, according to Indanan.

He said that over 4,000 units of the total number of houses have already been turned over while the others are scheduled for turnover soon.

He said the end of December is the new timeline set for the full completion and awarding of the remaining additional projects.

City government records showed that 29 percent of the total number of internally displaced persons or approximately 1,800 remain in the transitory sites or residing in private homes.

More than 100,000 people were displaced in the 21-day September 2013 siege.

The siege broke out on September 9, 2013 when hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members loyal to MNLF founding-chair Nur Misuari infiltrate at least five coastal villages of this city. (SunStar Philippines)


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