The National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last October 26, 2021, for the development of a resettlement site for 569 Informal Settler Families (ISFs) affected by the Cavite Industrial Flood Risk Area Management Project (CIA-FRIMP).
NHA General Manager Marcelino P. Escalada, Jr., DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management (UPMO) Engr. Emil K. Sadain, NHA Region IV Regional Manager Engr. Romuel P. Alimboyao, and DPWH Project Director, Flood Control Management Cluster Engr. Ramon A. Ariola III were the signatories of the agreement.
CIA-FRIMP is a DPWH project intended to mitigate flooding in the Cavite Economic Zone. It includes the cities of General Trias and Imus; the municipalities of Kawit, Noveleta, and Rosario. The project also aims to help spur urban development and economic growth in the area.
The project shall involve the construction of bridges and diversion weirs. One thousand three hundred three (1,303) structures shall be demolished, affecting some 569 ISFs in the area.
Under the MOA, NHA shall provide technical assistance and support in the relocation and resettlement of the affected ISFs.
Meanwhile, the development of the resettlement project is aimed to commence in 2022.