ILIGAN CITY (DWDD) – Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the arrival of forty-seven sets of heavy equipment from the People’s Republic of China to aid for the quick recovery phase of Marawi City arrived at the Port of Iligan City this week.
“Through China’s Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Program, we expect 7 more equipment to arrive,” Villar noted.
The equipment from the Republic of China includes:
- 8 sets of Excavators
- 8 sets of Wheel Loaders
- 5 sets of Compactors
- 5 sets of Track Type Tractors
- 5 sets of Bulldozers
- 8 sets of Dump Trucks
- 8 sets of Cement Mixers
- 1 unit of Container Van
DPWH has also accomplished site development works for six areas of transitory houses for Marawi siege evacuees.
“The area, which has been developed by DPWH in Barangay Sagongsongan, Marawi City, can accommodate 1,100 families,” Mark Villar noted.
“Road concreting will be completed by November this year,” he noted.
DPWH is the lead agency for the Reconstruction Committee of the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM).
“We have ordered all engineers concerned to prioritize the assessment of the area and make sure that all necessary procedures are taken cared of even before the on-ground rehabilitation starts,” Villar noted.
“Our priority is to make sure that roads and bridges are in place such that there is smooth access of Marawi and its nearby towns,” he added.
Assistance to evacuation centers such as improvement of roadways, installation of water supply system, latrines, communal kitchens and other related matters were consistently being provided and monitored by DPWH. DPWH/MCAG