THE Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) will start inaugurating or turning over completed Marawi projects in July.
DHSUD Secretary and Task Force Bangon Marawi Chairman Eduardo Del Rosario said the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City is already 68 percent complete.
Del Rosario said by July, the DHSUD will also award 170 permanent housing units and inaugurate three more barangay complexes inside the Most Affected Area (MAA).
“Starting next month, we will either be inaugurating or turning over completed projects,” del Rosario said in a statement.
Del Rosario said the December deadline for major infrastructures will be met. In his latest visit to Marawi, the TFBM head led the inauguration of the Barangay Rorogagus Health Station and the Lilod Guimba Bridge.
On Thursday, the TFBM inaugurated the Masjid Disomangcop, also inside MAA. It is the first to be completed among several mosques being constructed and repaired.
The repair of Masjid Disomangcop was supported by the Ayala Group via their compliance with an incentivized balanced housing program.
“The road networks are very important because these will signal for us [the time] to allow those residing in Sectors 4 to 9 to come home and build their respective houses by October [this year],” the housing czar said.
“So when these road networks are completed as programmed by end of September, starting October, we will allow the entry and construction of private houses by October,” he added.
Another important accomplishment, according to Secretary Del Rosario, is the repair of masjids. He noted that based on the President’s instructions, the TFBM intends to focus on the reconstruction of mosques before any other project.
Officials from various implementing agencies earlier cited bad weather as a huge challenge to their ongoing rehabilitation works.