257 BARMM-funded housing units ready for occupancy; ex-combatants, IDPs among target beneficiaries

COTABATO CITYโ€”The Bangsamoro Government through the Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD) is set to turn over 257 housing units after a successful ceremonial handover from the latter’s contractor today, Jan. 25, in this city.

Of the total units, 150 units under the Resettlement Project will be distributed to  Bangsamoro families of former combatants, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), informal settlers, and those poorest of the poor across the region.

Fifty (50) of the units are constructed at Brgy. Tubig Dakula, in Indanan, Sulu,  50 at Brgy. Townsite in Maluso, Basilan, and another 50 at Brgy. Buricain in Pigcawayan Cluster in Special Geographic Area (SGA).

The remaining 107 units under the Ministry’s Housing Loan Project can be availed by families of individuals with regular but meager income and current members of the Pag-IBIG Fund. The houses were constructed at Brgy. Semba n Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.

In his message, MHSD Director General Esmael Ebrahim disclosed that the ministry will ensure that only qualified beneficiaries will receive the housing units.

“The beneficiaries will be selected based on approved guidelines set by our Ministry with the help of our partners,” Ebrahim said.

He also disclosed that beneficiaries will receive the housing units along with their home lot and the land title.

“Dito lang sa BARMM mayroong 3-in-1, may bahay ka na, may lote ka na, may titulo ka pa,” he said which made the audiences applaud.

Abdullah Matucan/BIO


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