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The National Housing Authority (NHA) allocated a total of P44-nillion for the housing projects to more than 1,000 families in the towns of Brooke’s Point, Narra, Culion and Dumaran, particularly the informal settlers and indigenous people.
Amelia Romero, provincial manager of NHA-Palawan, said that the housing projects in four towns are now processed by their office and the downloading of funds will be made anytime soon.
“May mga papeles na lang na kailangang makompleto para ma-release at ma-download na ang funds doon sa LGU,” she said.
The NHA partnered with the respective local government units (LGUs) for the implementation of the project. Once the funds are downloaded it will be executed by these municipalities. These towns also have their respective counterpart resources for the project.
Romero said that 381 housing units will be constructed for 381 informal settlers families in Narra town with an allocation of P12 million. In Dumaran, 105 informal settlers was already provided with P12 million. There are P10-million each or a total of P20-million for 130 IP families in Brookes Point and 400 IP families in Brgy. Carabao, Culion, Palawan.
Aside from the P44-million funds, the NHA previously released P10-million for 100 informal settlers/ families in Brooke’s Point which the LGU is set to finish the construction within the year.
“Medyo matagal nang na-i-download (ang funds) within the year ay matatapos na nila ang construction,” said Romero.