Tacloban’s homeless to have temporary shelters before Christmas

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Residents of Barangay Abucay in Tacloban City rendered homeless by super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) would have their temporary shelters before Christmas.

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This is made possible as the government mobilizes all of its available resources to rehabilitate people displaced by super typhoon “Yolanda”.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) engineers and private contractors have started construction of one of the first bunkhouses in Barangay Abucay in Tacloban City.

The bunkhouses, which are made of coconut lumber, sheet metal and plywood, are being constructed by Taguig-based AKH Construction Corporation.

Around 40 men are working round-the-clock to complete the shelters of which 10 units are to be build in the DPWH compound in Barangay Abucay.

Each bunkhouse unit is capable of sheltering 24 to 26 families.

It has a dimension of 3.6 x 2.4 meters each.

AKH site engineer Rodmar Balladares said that they have been working on the site since Nov. 19.

And should all available materials needed for the bunkhouses are delivered on time, he expects the construction of the bunkhouses to be completed within two weeks time.

“Hopefully, these shelters are available for distribution before Christmas,” he added.

Aside from shelter, Balladares said they are constructing public bathhouses and comfort rooms for the beneficiaries. PNA

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