Friday, February 14, 2014

MOA inked to build over 8T new homes for Bohol quake survivors

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MOA inked to build over 8T new homes for Bohol quake survivors

By: Juju Manubag-Empuerto
Friday 14th of February 2014

CEBU CITY, February 14 (PIA) --- Government agencies have struck a partnership with a private organization to build disaster-resistant houses in Bohol province.

Department of Social Welfare and Development together with Bohol provincial government and Habitat for Humanity are set to implement the Core Shelter Assistance Project (CSAP) that will construct 8,083 disaster-resistant houses for families in Bohol whose houses were totally damaged by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

CSAP provides environment-friendly, structurally strong shelter units built onsite that can withstand up to 220-kph wind velocity, at least intensity of four earthquakes, and other natural disasters.

Each unit costs P88,000 and is made of locally available materials.

Since the project is a joint effort of DSWD and Habitat for Humanity, DSWD shoulders the amount of P70,000 while Habitat will share P18,000 as counterpart for each housing unit.

It may be in the form of cash, labor, volunteers, facilities and equipment, administrative cost, and social services such as medical missions and feeding programs, according to a release sent by DSWD-7 Information Officer Leah Quintana.

The total cost of the housing project is P711, 304, of which P565,810 will be provided by DSWD and the rest by Habitat.

DSWD turned over to the group a total of P371-M as initial tranche for its counterpart.

Bohol provincial government, in coordination with concerned municipalities and DSWD, identified the beneficiaries.

Habitat will build the core shelters, with its extensive experience in the management and implementation of socialized housing projects to address the shelter needs of the homeless and disadvantaged groups.

Of the 17 hardest-hit towns of Bohol, Loon has the most number of totally damaged houses with 1,255 followed by Sagbayan with 1,035 then Maribojoc with 1,033.

For his part, Gov. Chatto thanked the Aquino administration for its continued help to the province despite facing the “bigger challenge of rebuilding Eastern Visayas.”

As for families with partially damaged houses, DSWD and the municipal governments will implement the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA).

Under the ESA, each household-beneficiary will receive P10,000-worth of materials for house repair.

DSWD will provide P346.8 million for the ESA project.

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