MARIVELES, Bataan – Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion of this town has disclosed that the acute housing shortage in the province’s industrial town may reach more than 10,000 housing units with the expected inflow of factory workers and their families this year.
Mayor Concepcion is highly-optimistic that prominent Metro Manila and Central Luzon land developers and commercial leasing firms are expected to take part in solving the housing deficiency in the historic peninsula.
The first termer mayor bared that about 110 locators both foreign and local, have applied to put up manufacturing industries while 90 labor-intensive firms are now operational with estimated 33,000 registered workers.
Mayor Concepcion said several big corporations engaged in power generation, high-end fashion style shoes, handbags and other accessories, motor spare parts, food, textile and other export manufacturing firms are investing in the country’s first export processing zone .
Observing the high housing demand, Mayor Concepcion has conferred with top-notch land developers to establish their footprints in the fast growing local market, commercial property leasing, residential housing projects with emphasis on leisure and lifestyle healthy environment.oriented projects.
In a related development, a Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member is seeking the assistance of the eleven (11) municipal mayors and the city mayor here to undertake up to date inventory of housing and commercial facilities to come up with a doable and methodical urban planning groundwork.
Board Member Rolando Z. Tigas, chairman of the SP Committee on Housing and Land Utilization, said the logical listing of housing and commercial establishments would be the initial step to provide a concrete system to confront housing scarcity while the local economy continues to grow with the expansion of seven (7) ecozones and one tourism enterprise zone.
Tigas said real estate and property leasing management developers from Metro Manila and Central Luzon have applied economic approaches based on market demands and scientific land development analysis in constructing private subdivisions and mixed business complexes near the province’s industrial zones.
The province should oversee the processing of housing data to competently pinpoint the grey areas suitable for healthy housing and upgrading circumstances toward well-planned urban development in achieving inclusive growth, Tigas added.
He added that the provincial government is pursuing a policy of balanced housing development with the on-going construction boom in the upland sections of Mariveles, Limay, Orion, Hermosa, Pilar and Balanga City with the influx of workers and their families in the province