DAVAO CITY – The government led by the Task Force Bangon Marawi and its partners awarded on Thursday 170 permanent shelters in two resettlement sites in Maraw City to families of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
“We are now starting to feel and enjoy the initial fruition of the massive rehabilitation with the awarding of these permanent shelters. This is a concrete proof of the Duterte administration’s commitment to raise back Marawi better and stronger, ” said Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) head and TFBM Chairman Eduardo Del Rosario in a statement on Friday (July 23).
“As promised last month, we will be turning over or inaugurating completed projects starting this month with these housing units and another mosque,” he added.
A total of 120 units of two-bedroom housing in Darussalam Village in Barangay Dulay Proper and 50 three-bedroom units in Pamayandeg sa Ranaw Residences in Dansalan (PRRD) Village in Barangay Mipantao Gadongan were given to IDP families.
The DHSUD said the shelter project in Darussalam Village is “jointly implemented by the Social Housing Finance Corp. and UN-Habitat.”
“The PRRD Village, on the other hand, was implemented jointly by UN-Habitat and the National Housing Authority (NHA),” it added. The Japan government also extended funding support to the both villages.
The DHSUD added that “the TFBM will be constructing more than 2,500 permanent housing units for IDPs living along danger zones in the city.” Meanwhile, Del Rosario also led the inauguration of the second mosque reconstructed inside Marawi’s “ground zero” – the Masjid Darussalam.