ORION, Bataan – Low-cost but decent housing facilities for average income factory workers, fishermen, and farmers are being planned in Barangay Daang Pare, about three kilometers away from the site of the big fire in Barangay Capunitan where 1,089 families were displaced.
Orion Mayor Antonio P. Raymundo said the housing project which will cost around P1.18 billion including the purchase of land was given thumbs up approval by Bataan Gov. Abet Garcia.
The relocation site will have complete facilities of a small community with a public market, health center, commercial center, schools, and multi-purpose hall. The housing project will have three-storey 34 mid-rise buildings.
Raymundo said the unit will be rented out in the amount of P300 per month for the next 30 years. He said he sees no reason why local residents would refuse the low-cost housing being offered to them.
A temporary relocation site good for 185 houses in the same village of Daan Pare was disapproved by the NHA officials who said “instead of temporary why not make it permanent.”
“But the problem now is it will take some time before the facilities are built and completed,” said Raymundo.
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