Housing units for ‘Yolanda’ survivors on track – Binay

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VICE President Jejomar Binay on Sunday said the construction of decent and safe housing units for the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the province of Leyte is on track.

The National Housing Authority (NHA) in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK) is currently building the Prime Town Housing Projects Phases 1 and 2, with 822 housing units in barangays Pago and Maribi in Tanauan, Leyte.

Binay said the units will conform with the design parameters prescribed by the National Building Code, Design for Socialized and Economic Housing and other related laws.

This, he added, will make sure that the housing units will be able to withstand natural calamities and extreme weather conditions.


Binay, who is also the housing czar, said more than 6,000 families will benefit from the project.

“This permanent housing program is only the beginning of more projects that will benefit the 6,670 families who lost their homes when Yolanda struck last year,” he said.

The NHA-GK partnership is among the several housing programs that will be launched in coordination with the private sector.

“We hope that this venture with Gawad Kalinga will spur more partnerships not only with the private sector but with other government agencies and non-government organizations to expedite the recovery of our brothers and sisters in the Visayas region,” NHA General Manager Chito Cruz said.

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