San Miguel Corporation is nearing completion of a P352-million sustainable community in Sariaya, Quezon, site of the integrated agro-industrial complex the company will build to generate jobs and help the local and national economy build back better and stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 127 families, who are relocatees from the town’s risky coastal areas, have already transferred to SMC’s 5.4-hectare San Miguel-Christian Gayeta Homes. More families are expected to move to the subdivision in the coming weeks.
Apart from the 450-unit housing complex, SMC has built the Sariaya Fisherman’s Dock, and the San Miguel Market to provide families with the means to thrive and develop resilience in the face of challenges.
“We are building a community where people will have access to jobs and services and have the opportunity to make a difference. It’s a place that will stand the test of time, one where people of this and the future generation will want to live and work,” SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang said.
“This housing community that includes the Fisherman’s Dock and the San Miguel Market is an integral part of our investment in Sariaya, Quezon.
With our extensive experience in high-quality housing developments, we have designed a safe space that allows members of the community to sustainably farm and fish, and also provide them additional training so that they help us build our facilities in Sariaya together,” Ang added.
Construction of the 450-unit housing community started in April 2019 and was formally turned over to SMC last November 25, 2020.
Each housing unit in the community, built under Housing Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) standards, has a lot area of 54 square meters that can fit a bedroom, toilet and bathroom, kitchen, dining area, and loft capability.
The community has an overhead water tank with 136,000-liter capacity, a dedicated sewage treatment plant made of natural reed beds, a multi-purpose hall, park, daycare center, livelihood center, e-library, and a clubhouse consisting of covered basketball court, multipurpose hall, and playground garden.
“These houses were tested during the last two typhoons and withstood the strong winds and heavy rains. During the height of these typhoons, many families whose houses were destroyed by the typhoons even requested to transfer immediately so they can finally reside in a community that is safe, secure, and where they are being attended to with the company’s trademark malasakit,” he said.
SMC is set to build a modern, state-of-the-art integrated agro-industrial complex in Sariaya, Quezon that will include a brewery, grains terminal and feedmill, a ready-to-eat food manufacturing plant, fuel tank farm, and port facilities. This complex is expected to generate jobs in Quezon and other nearby provinces.
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