2T housing units in Marawi by 2020

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DAVAO CITY — About 2,000 housing units will be built in the 39-hectare property in Marawi City to jointly undertaken by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and San Miguel Corporation (SMC)

NHA General Manager and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary-General Marcelino Escalada said their task in the Marawi rehabilitation and restoration was to build temporary and permanent shelters.

NHA and the local government of Marawi led the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for the establishment of permanent shelters in Barangay Kilala adn Gadongan Marawi City.

Pamayandeg sa Ranaw Residences housing project was funded by SMC while the land acquisition and development was handled by NHA.

Escalada said permanent shelters are expected to be completed by March 2020.

He also clarified that despite the delays, rehabilitation timeline remains on target.

Escalada assured full recovery would immediately start following the release of funds and assessments of the area.

“The funds were only downloaded in 2018 into the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to finance the rehabilitation and restoration of Marawi,” he pointed out.

The siege of Marawi by militants linked to the Islamic State began on May 23, 2017 and lasted for five months. It resulted in the death of over a thousand people, mostly extremists who were killed in gun battles with government forces.

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