Marawi rehab more than 50% complete

By Apipa P. Bagumbaran

Task Force Bangon Marawi chairperson Secretary Eduardo del Rosario and Marawi City mayor Majul Gandamra inspect the progress of the rehabilitation of the Grand Mosque. Briefing them is the engineer in charge of the project

MARAWI CITY, Apr. 22—More than 50 percent (%) of the Marawi rehabilitation process has been accomplished, according to Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) chairperson Secretary Eduardo del Rosario. 

“When I was here last month I said it’s between 45 to 50%, and based on the presentation yesterday and our inspection today, it’s now between 55-60%,“ he said during his inspection of the Grand Mosque Thursday, April 22. 

Among the infrastructure projects in the most affected area, Del Rosario said the road networks is expected to be completed first. 

“Ang sabi sa atin ng contractor matatapos by end of September,” he said stressing that they want the roads to be completed as soon as possible so that it would be easier for residents who are ready to reconstruct their houses.

“As early as last year ini-encourage natin yung mga residents na kumuha na ng building permit para anytime pwede na silang magpagawa. Actually, we have opened Sectors 1 to 3 para magpagawa na ng bahay,” he further said. 

Del Rosario who also heads the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) is in Marawi City for a three-day inspection of the progress on the rehabilitation process. 

He was joined by City Mayor Majul Gandamra, DHSUD Usec Zyril Carlos, and TFBM Field Office Manager Asec. Felix Castro Jr. during the inspection.

They checked on the progress of the construction of permanent housing in Barangays Dulay Proper and Patani, School of Living Tradition, Marawi Museum, Peace Memorial Park and Grand Padian , as well as the repair of Grand Mosque, White Mosque and Mosque Darussalam. 

The TFBM chief also visited the Central Material Recovery Facility under the Solid Waste Management  project being implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

“This is a milestone for Marawi City to have a solid waste management facility that would really help in ensuring that the environment of the city is taken cared of,” Del Rosario said. 

He was also delighted that the facility provided employment to Meranaos. 

After inspection, Del Rosario responded to concerns of IDP leaders in transitory shelters through the “Kapamagusai (Talakayan) sa TFBM” spearheaded by Philippine Information Agency in partnership with Radyo Pilipinas Marawi. Philippine Information Agency

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