San Lazaro Residences (Photo courtesy of Manila-DTCAM)

MANILA – The fourth city housing project of Manila officially started construction on Monday with the groundbreaking ceremony of the San Lazaro Residences in Sta. Cruz.

Located at the corner of Alvarez and Quiricada Streets, it will have 20 floors with 382 residential units.

A public health laboratory and health center will also be constructed within the property.

It will have 132 parking slots, five elevators for the residential units and one for the laboratory, swimming pool, activity lawn, function room, roof garden and roof deck, outdoor activity area on the 19th floor, and indoor activity areas on the 6th to 18th floors.

The city government has already turned over housing units at the Basecommunity in Tondo, while Tondominium 1 and 2 as well as the Binondominium, are already under construction.

On Saturday, a raffle draw was held to pick the 80 beneficiaries of Tondominium 1 and 2 that are expected to be completed by December.

"Dito sa in-city vertical housing program ng lungsod, wala ng magiging iskwater, may kapanatagan na ang mga pamilyang nagbenepisyo at magbebenepisyo habambuhay (In this in-city vertical housing program of the city, nobody will be an informal settler anymore and the families who benefit and who will benefit from it will finally have peace of mind)," Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said in his speech on Monday. (PNA)