MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)—At least 100 housing units will be constructed at Barangay Pindulonan in the municipality of Saguiaran, this province, following a successful groundbreaking event, March 20.
This development is an offspring of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by the Ministry of Human Settlements and Development (MHSD) and the Local Government of Saguiaran on January 24, 2023.
The funds for these units come from the General Appropriations Act of the Bangsamoro (GAAB) 2022. Around P65 million will go to qualified members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
MHSD Minister Lawyer Hamid Aminoddin Barra said 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 at its full capacity to ensure that the project will benefit those who need it most. (BIO/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)