Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar today noted significant progress in the rebuilding of roads damaged by armed-conflict in Marawi City.
In the span of 90 days since the relaxation of quarantine measures, Villar said they have doubled the work accomplishment for the Marawi Transcentral Road project.
“There has been a significant progress for Marawi Transcentral Road Project particularly at contract Package 2 under contractor Kouzbary Builders working with apparent speed to make-up for lost days of the work suspension from March to May due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the Public Works and Highways Secretary said.
From 35 percent accomplishment in May, contract Package 2 covering two road sections of MSU-GMA Terminal Road and Lumidong-Amaipakpak Road is about 83 percent complete and is expected to be fully complete by the last quarter of 2020, Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Emil Sadain said.
Contract Package 1-A is about 41 percent complete from 24 percent in May, he added. It is under contractors Unimasters Conglomeration Inc./M.M.A. Achiever Construction and Development Corp./CDH Construction/Flying Seven Construction (JV). It covers two sections of the Bacong-Iligan-Marawi Road.
Package 1B involves the construction of five road sections of Bacong-Poona-Marantao-Marawi Road, the GMA Terminal Access, Marawi-Cadre-New Capitol Road, Marcos Boulevard, and Idarus Road. This package is now 58 percent completed under contractors Al Hussein Construction/N.B. Sabo Construction.
These road sections are part of the 18.97-kilometer project for the Stage 1 of reconstruction and development plan for Greater Marawi funded by a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency amounting P970 million.
The design and build road project started in July 2019 and scheduled for completion by July 2021.
Villar said that the urgent rehabilitation of the Marawi Transcentral Road will pave the way for improved mobility that was destroyed by the armed conflict in 2017.