Construction Materials Typhoon Odette-Hit Bohol Continue to Increase, Residents Complained
CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY PRICES – The prices of construction materials including nails and plywood increase in Typhoon Odette-hit Bohol.
A few weeks ago, Typhoon Odette causes severe devastation over some parts of the country. It causes massive flooding in some provinces and destroyed numerous homes due to strong winds and incessant rains.
Odette leaves thousands of residents without home and even nothing to start with. Odette uprooted trees and destroyed numerous establishments in various provinces.
The residents in the typhoon-affected areas immediately searched for construction materials to repair their homes. Unfortunately, the prices of some construction supplies increase due to high demand.
Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap is urging the national government to send construction supplies to the province, which has been severely affected by Typhoon Odette. The supply shortage in the province resulted to an increase of construction materials.
Yap reported that the province was still suffering from power, water, and telecommunication outages after experiencing three days of monsoon rains. The incessant rains also haltered them to roam around the area to send help.
The province official said that the province is waiting for the National Housing Authority and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council to provide galvanized sheets and woods to help residents repair their houses.
Yap warned that the lack of shelter may result to spread of respiratory diseases. The residents could not repair their homes due to surging prices of construction materials.
“Mahal na ng pako dito. Yung mga plywood at GI sheets, nag-a-akyatan na ang presyo dito. Kaya wala din, bigyan ka man ng pera walang supply, mahal pa. Kaya sabi ko sa national, diyan na lang kayo bumili, ideliver niyo dito…Kahit tents o trapal, tatanggapin namin,” Yap said.
The governor reported that over 109 residents passed away due to the effects of Odette while five more were still missing.
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