By Teng Lauban Datu
Cotabato City Bureau Chief .
Lanao del Sur — Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) led the groundbreaking ceremony of the ‘Pabahay ng Armm’ housing project in Barangay Pagalamatan, Saguiaran in Lanao del Sur on Wednesday.
The housing project is intended for families displaced by the Marawi Siege last year particularly those staying at the covered court and people’s park in Saguiaran’s municipal government compound.
Hataman thanked Pagalamatan Barangay Chairman Wahab Pangcoga for donating his own land for the project. After the Marawi Siege, he said, it was a challenge for the regional government to locate a land where the projects would be built.
“Sisikapin natin na matapos ang proyekto na ito bago pa man matapos ang taon para sa mga kababayan natin naapektuhan ng Marawi Siege,” he added. Aside from permanent shelters, the governor also plans to build a prayer house and a covered court within the area intended for internally displaced persons.
Luvizminda Sani, chief of Lanao del Sur’s First District Engineering Office, said the shelter project will consist of 200 housing units with water system. The total land area for 50 core shelters measures 10,000 square meters, or one hectare. Each housing unit measures 36 square meters in floor area and 120 square meters in lot area. Each unit would cost P300,000 to build.
The housing project is equipped with solar panels and water systems and are part of the ‘Apat na Dapat’ framework of the Armm- Bridge program. (with reports from bpi armm)