Public infra rehab in Marawi 80% complete

September 19, 2021 Jun I. Legaspi 407 views

THE rehabilitation of public infrastructures in this war-torn Islamic City is now 75 to 80 percent complete, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairman Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario said.

“For all the public infrastructures na ginagawa natin, we are now 75% to 80% complete and all the rest will be completed by next year,” said the TFBM chief during his latest three-day inspection in the city.

Secretary Del Rosario noted that the TFBM, along with its 56 implementing agencies, remains on track in completing all infrastructure projects included in the master development plan with the term of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and prevailing rainy weather in Marawi City.

“All projects will be completed by June 30 of 2022 within the term of the President as promised,” Secretary Del Rosario added.

On Thursday, the TFBM chief, along with Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, inaugurated two mosques and four barangay complexes which are the latest projects to be completed.

Inaugurated were the White Mosque and Masjid Marinaut and the complexes for Barangays Datu Naga, Datu sa Dansalan, Moncado Kadingilan and West Marinaut – each equipped with health station and madrasah.

“These are solid testament that we are moving forward,” Secretary Del Rosario stressed.

“These (barangay complexes) are symbols not only of organization but of good leadership and governance,” he added.

The TFBM chief stressed that the prioritization of rebuilding the mosques was in compliance to President Duterte’s instruction.

Meanwhile, Secretary Del Rosario assured Marawi citizens that some 2,800 permanent housing units being constructed by implementing agencies and partner organizations are due for completion by yearend. More than 600 permanent shelters had been completed – around 300 of which are now occupied.

Other projects that have been completed by the TFBM in the least affected area are the 19-kilometer Transcentral Roads, Lilod Guimba Bridge, Banggolo Bridge and Mapandi Bridge, Central Fire Station Phase 1, the fully-equipped Rorogagus Health Station as well as improvement of road networks in Pantar-Marawi and Maul, Maranto. On top of these infrastructure projects, the government had also extended sustained livelihood and other assistance programs.

Inside the Most Affected Area or MAA, the completed projects include the Disomangcop Mosque, Masjid Darussalam and the Tolali Barangay Complex with health station and madrasah.

In addition to the permanent shelters in various resettlement sites, the establishment of road networks inside MAA with underground utilities, solar lamps and traffic lights are now in the final stages of completion.

Among the projects now also in various stages of completion are the three-story 20-classroom school buildings, the mall-like Grand Padian Market, School of Living Tradition, Peace Memorial Park, Marawi Museum, Marawi Convention Center and the Sarimanok Stadium.