NHA builds 2,000 houses for Yolanda victims in northern Negros

BACOLOD CITY, Feb 3 (PNA) – The National Housing Authority (NHA) is constructing 2,000 houses in northern Negros Occidental for homeless victims of super typhoon Yolanda, Mayor Patrick Escalante of Cadiz City said Monday.

Of the 2,000 housing units, 1,500 will be built in Cadiz City being the hardest hit in the province. The remaining 500 houses will be built in neighboring Sagay City and Manapla.

Escalante said the projects were confirmed during his meeting with the NHA engineers last Friday.

He said that a relocation site has been readied by the city government on its property in Hacienda Carmen, Barangay Daga.

Escalante explained the housing units to be built are part of the pledge made by Vice President Jejomar Binay, chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, when he visited the province including Cadiz City last November.

Based on the briefing of NHA engineers, the houses would be bigger than the standard housing units of the NHA and will have two rooms, a comfort room, and a living room.(PNA)