P72.7M Sikat Talisayan housing project breaks ground

Mayor John Dalipe and National Housing Authority General Manager Joeben Tai Friday morning spearheaded the groundbreaking rites for the Sikat Talisayan Housing Project that will provide homes to 309 informal settler-families (ISF) in Talisayan and the neighboring barangays.

Costing P72.7M, the project spans a total area of 33,359 square meters and aims to help address the housing backlog in the city. Set to be constructed are 2-Storey Row House Units, each with 2 bedrooms, 1 toilet and bath, kitchen, dining room,
and a living room, with a total floor area of 41.55 square meters (22 sq.m. GF, 19.55 sq.m 2nd floor).

Of the 309 targeted beneficiaries, only 55 will be provided housing units along with developed lots, while the remaining 254 will be awarded with developed lots only.

The land, owned by the city government, has been made available as a relocation site for the ISFs, with NHA taking on the responsibility of land development and housing construction.

The project is expected to be completed within 330 calendar days.

This collaborative effort between the NHA and the local government highlights the commitment to provide housing solutions for the less fortunate in the community.

Also present during the groundbreaking ceremony were NHA-Region IX and BARMM Regional Manager Engr. Al-Khwarizmi Indanan, NHA GM's office PSCO Consultant Katrina Reiko Tai, NHA Zamboanga District Officer in Charge Atty. John Louie Rebollos, Talisayan Barangay Chairperson Juanita Escobal, NHA staff, and several others. (Bernadeth Lazaro) (photo credits: Kathy Wee Sit)