New airport resettlement
housing completed Sept
The relocation housing for the families directly affected by the new Bohol airport is set for completion in September as construction of the modern flight facility may finally start within the last quarter.
Taking cue from Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Gov. Edgar Chatto is hopeful of the contract for the construction of the airport of international standard on Panglao island to be awarded in October.
The rise of 22 duplex housing units on the resettlement site in Tawala, Panglao is rushed and set to be finished next month, according to Engr. Rosalinda Yu who is the infrastructure consultant of the Local Project management Team (LPMT) of the New Bohol Airport Construction and Sustainable Environment Protection Project (NBACSEPP).
The units are intended for the 44 relocated families and homeowners, although there are also affected landowners allocated with lots only in the same resettlement area.
Updates of the social preparation, airport pre-construction/preparatory phases, water supply system and other activities were discussed in the regular conference of the NBACSEPP-LPMT led by Provincial Administrator Alfonso damalerio II at the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday.
In Manila over the week, Chatto and DOTC Usec. Jose Perpetuo Lotilla talked on the progress of the evaluation of the airport construction financial bids after that of the technical bids had been done.
Lotilla is the chairman of the DOTC Bids and Awards Committee (BAC).
Once the winning bidder is determined, the contract will be awarded hopefully in October and pre-construction conference done en route to the concrete implementation of the project.
The latest LPMT meeting had updates on the livelihood assistance to the PAFs or project- affected families, who just completed their skills training, and employment matching.
The livelihood services component has been collaborated between the province thru the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPV) under Dr. Stella Marie Lapiz, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) led by its provincial head Wilson Cenas, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) under Francisca Opog, among others.
During the LPMT assessment, the other focal persons and presenters of updates on the different airport project activities included Vilma Yorong of the Bohol Employment and Placement Office (BEPO), Provincial Legal Officer John Mitchel Boiser and lawyer Jojo Namocatcat, Engr. Irywn Lumuthang, Provincial Engr. Gabino Redulla, Romy Teruel, Provincial Treasurer Eustaquio Socorin, Engr. Yolly Bayocboc, Yuki Todoroki of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Lapiz and Yu.
Yu said the development of the resettlement site, including road asphalting, has been completed while clarifying that the construction of houses is under a separate contract. (Ven rebo Arigo)
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