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Bangsamoro gov’t targets distribution of 1K housing units in BARMM by end-2023

The Bangsamoro government is eyeing to turnover 1,000 housing units for free to eligible recipients of the “costless” shelter program by the end of this year.

Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD) Director-General Esmael Ebrahim cited the provision of housing units across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as part of the MHSD’s ongoing resettlement housing program.

The program aims to provide costless housing units with water systems, solar lights, access roads, and support services for resettlement which may include livelihood services from partner agencies.

“We are looking forward na by the end of the year, makaturn over tayo ng mga 1,000 units na pabahay in the whole region,” Ebrahim said.

As of August 2023, the ministry has been on a building and turnover blitz where a total of 2,593 housing units were already approved, consisting of 257 completed units, 2,136 with ongoing construction, and 200 others that are yet to be started.

Among the program’s target beneficiaries include former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) combatants, the poorest of the poor, victims of calamity or conflict, indigenous people, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) who are identified and selected with the help of other partners such as local government units (LGUs).

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