Road work in Mandaue’s relocation set next weekBy Jucell Marie P. Cuyos
Cebu Daily News
ROADS will be built in the 6.5 hectare Mandaue City relocation site in barangay Paknaan.
The development of a road network is a requirement in the building of drainage, and electricity and water lines, said Tony Pet Suico of the Mandaue City Housing and Urban Development Office.
There are about a hundred households who resettled in the relocation site that can accomodate 1,200 households.
Suico said construction of the road network will start next week.
The construction of the access road from Cansaga Bay to the relocation site was recently completed.
Suico said the international organization Habitat for Humanity plans to build a multi-purpose building in the relocation site.
Developing the relocation site is important as demolition of informal settlers in barangays Banilad, Maguikay, Tabok and Paknaan is set tol be finished within the first quarter of the year.
The next demolition will affect about 200 households living along the Mahiga Creek in Barangay Subangdaku.
Suico said the City Legal Office will be asked to set a pre-demolition conference with affected families.
The Presidential Commission on the Urban Poor, the Commission on Human Rights and other stakeholders will also participate in this meeting.
Suico said before implementing a demolition order, they need to comply with the guidelines provided by law.
The city government, he said is encouraging the affected residents to voluntarily demolish their houses to prevent any kind of conflict during demolition.
Affected households will get cash assistance from the city government, aside from a lot in the Paknaan relocation site.
After demolishing structures in waterways and other hazard zones, Suico said the City Engineering Office will put up fences to prevent residents from rebuild ing their houses.
The City Agriculture Office also started planting trees along waterways to hold siltation.