NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has received the National Housing Authority (NHA) funding of P15 million for the housing project of the affected Panay Bukidnon Indigenous Peoples (IP) community of the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) in Calinog, Iloilo.
This is part of the P20-million commitment of the NHA under the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) by the two agencies for the JRMP II IP Housing Project signed on August 03, 2020. 35 IP families to be displaced during the filling up of JRMP II High Dam will be the beneficiaries of the housing project in Sitio Agburi, Barangay Cahigon, Calinog.
The NIA Project Management Office (PMO) of JRMP II, headed by Acting Project Manager Jonel Borres, provided the location of the resettlement site that underwent technical assessment such of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for hazards and other relevant risks and was eventually found to be conducive for residential housing. JRMP II PMO is undertaking site development activities including provisions for community facilities, water system and access roads to and from the resettlement site.
The P20-million funding of the NHA will cover the construction of the 35 housing units with an approved floor area of 35 square meters in a 150 square meters lot and other work components such as lay-out and excavation, concrete, masonry, roof and roof framing, carpentry, plumbing, doors and windows, tiles, painting, electrical with solar panels and construction of project marker/pylon. Also, the houses will still exhibit the culture and tradition of the affected indigenous cultural communities. After construction, NIA will facilitate the registration of housing lots under the names of the housing beneficiaries.
The resettlement site is a commitment of NIA under the MOA by and between the Agency, the IP community and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) during the FPIC process of the project.
Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya ensures that NIA has plans and programs for affected inhabitants particularly the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the construction and development of the Agency’s projects.
NIA-JRMP II Project Management Office (PMO) receives P15 million funding from NHA
House design with floor area of 35 square meters in a 150 square meters lot for IP beneficiaries
**For questions and/or clarifications, you may contact:
EDEN VICTORIA C. SELVA
Acting Department Manager
NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
Landline: (02) 8921-3741