The National Housing Authority (NHA) is now all set to implement a P2.2 billion housing project in Barangay Daan-Pare, Orion, not far from coastal Barangay Capunitan where a big fire razed down hundreds of houses of fishermen early this year.
Orion Mayor Tonypep Raymundo said the project which had been given a go signal by the NHA will benefit about 800 residents who were affected by January 29, 2019 fire.
“It’s quite a worthy project that will surely benefit my constituents, although it may take sometime to complete,” said Raymundo.
At present, there are 156 affected residents have put temporary houses in a vacant lot adjacent to the proposed housing project in Barangay Daan-Pare.
Other fire victims about a hundred of them still occupy facilities of the Orion school of fisheries. “We cannot do anything about it but to accommodate them for the meantime,” the mayor explained.
Raymundo said that score of families particularly those who live by fishing keep coming back to their former place of abode. “We can hardly do something about this problem, but once the housing facilities are completed they should leave the place,” he said.