COTABATO CITY— At least 100 housing units will be constructed for constituents at Barangay Pindulonan in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur following a successful groundbreaking event on March 20.
This development is an offspring of the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD) and the Local Government of Saguiaran on January 24, 2023.
The said units, with funds sourced from the General Appropriations Act of the Bangsamoro (GAAB) 2022 amounting to around P65 million, will benefit qualified members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) upon validation.
MHSD Minister Atty. Hamid Aminoddin Barra noted on his speech that the project is the first to be implemented by the MHSD in Lanao del Sur through a MOA with LGU, as the previous projects in the province went through the bidding process and are currently being constructed by private entities.
“I am confident that, through the leadership of Mayor Angin, the project will be implemented,” Barra said, thanking the LGU as well for accepting the project.
Meanwhile, Saguiaran Mayor Jalalodin Angin thanked the MHSD and the leadership of Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim for the trust in the LGU’s capability to implement the project.
“I am grateful to the regional government. I am a first-termer local executive and this is the first-ever big project under my administration hence I commit to do my best in the implementation,” the mayor said.
He guaranteed that his administration will help on its full capacity to ensure that the project will benefit those who needs it most. (Abdullah Matucan/BIO with reports from MHSD)