Monday, March 21, 2016

NHA erects 478 units In five Bohol towns

TAGBILARAN CITY, March 17, (PIA)— The National Housing Authority (NHA) has completed 478 housing units in Bohol, allocating P40.7 million for five Bohol towns, aside from the P378 million it spent for implementing housing projects for families affected by the 2013 earthquake. 

In an NHA Visayas Management Office report as of February 29, 2016 which was furnished to the Philippine Information Agency, the government’s lead housing assistance agency said from 2011-2016, they have facilitated the construction of housing units in Tangnan, Panglao, Barangay Remedios Danao, Talibon, Getafe and Carmen. 

A housing project set to rise in Dagohoy, with the NHA committing to build 125 housing units however encountered problems. 

The cost of construction has considerably risen, necessitating an updated unit cost estimates based on the prevailing prices of construction materials, stated the report submitted by NHA 7 Regional Manager Gavino Figuracion. For this, the project stalled. 

The People’s Organization implementing the project for NHA however has reportedly prepared the proposed variation order for his approval and are now preparing the documents for the re bidding process, Figuracion said. 

The project is expected to cruise on as soon as the NHA GM approves and the bidding is done and successful. 

In Tangnan Panglao, NHA has completed 42 housing units for Tangnan District Housing Project in December of 2012.

The Tangnan Project had the government housing agency setting aside P2.44 million for the 42 units, to which the Local Government Unit is paying quarterly amortization for the loan amount of P81, 549 for ten years, according to the NHA report.

In Barangay Remedios in Danao, NHA also put up in its phase 1 some 141 housing units for Bag-ong Paglaum Resettlement Project and allocated P9.315 million.

Right now, the NHA awaits the survey approval for the 100 physically completed project so it can facilitate a fast awarding of the houses to future beneficiary occupants. 

In Talibon, NHA set up CPG Ville Housing Project building 153 housing units putting in P6.944 million. An LGU subdivision survey and titling is now on, NHA said.

In Getafe, the Kapit-Bahayan Resettlement Project costs the government P10.011 million for the 101 housing units earmarked for the town. To date, only 99 of the housing units is completed while the first progress billing is stalled due to failure of the LGU as yet to comply with the DENR’s environmental compliance certificates. 

On the other hand, Carmen Resettlement Project is still ongoing and the NHA is set to complete 191 units, as only 43 have been completed. The NHA also assured that land development in the area is ongoing, and the works include road concreting projects. 

All in all and with Dagohoy set for completion in 2016, plus the balance of houses in Getafe and Carmen, Bohol would be getting 753 housing units by the year-end. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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