By Lou Ellen L. Antonio
MARAWI CITY, July 31 (PIA) — Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairman Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario reaffirmed on Friday that the massive rehabilitation of government infrastructures of this city will be accomplished within the term of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
The Chairman reiterated this commitment after some lawmakers questioned the progress of the rehabilitation of the war-torn city.
“As committed, the rehabilitation of government infrastructures in Marawi City will be completed within the term of our President. That is his order and that will be done,” said Del Rosario.
He also shared that the rehabilitation timeline remains on track.
“In fact, we are on track. We are on target to finish most, if not all, public infrastructures by December 2021 as embodied in our Master Development Plan,” he added.
With the President’s approval of the budget last April and May amounting to P3.56 billion, implementing agencies have continued their efforts to fast-track the rehabilitation even during the coronavirus disease outbreak in the country.
In fact, the construction of various infrastructures inside the most affected area (MAA) of the city began in July 2020.
The construction of infrastructures that are ongoing are Maritime Outpost, Grand Padian Market, Marawi Museum, Peace Memorial, and 5 barangay halls with madrasahs and health centers.
The power supply in Sectors 1 and 2 of MAA have also been restored. As of July 30, the Marawi City Office of the Building Official has issued 1,833 building permits to homeowners in Sectors 1 to 7.
Meanwhile, the construction of the Marawi City Central Fire Station and a four-story 20-classroom Integrated School in Barangay Moncado Kadingilan have started on July 22, 2020. (LELA/PIA ICIC)