Heavy Equipment have started the debris clearing operations on Sectors 2 to 9 of the Most Affected Areas of Marawi.

On December 27, 2018, the government, thru Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) and the National Housing Authority (NHA), published the Master Development Plan (MDP). The government’s strategy and approach in the rehabilitation, reconstruction, and recovery of Marawi City in national dailies.

On the same day, NHA issued a conditional Notice of Award (NOA) to Joint Venture (JV) Partners CJI, Green Asia and Mamsar Construction Corp. or CGM for the Debris Management of Sectors 2-9 of the Most Affected Areas (MAA).  By the second working day of 2019, CGM mobilized their equipment and started their operations which shall conclude until August 2019.

The government is eyeing a systematic approach in clearing up the rubbles of Marawi. Guidelines are set in conducting Debris Management and Clearing Operations. One of its policies is that structure owners must be present during the demolition and that all concerned parties would sign for the demolition permit. If a resident would not consent to demolition, then it would be respected.

The first phase of the clearing operations is mapping the entire MAA, generating a 3D Map that would be used for Geo-Tagging all lots, allowing for the structuring footprint and boundaries to be identified easily when the debris clearing is done.

This would be beneficial to structure and lot owners since it has been a dilemma of Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) of Marawi of not being able to return to their homes and properties without proper markers.

Subsequently, the next phase will be the identification and disposal of Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Identifying all the UXOs and IEDs would not only allow the reconstruction of public infrastructures in accordance with the timelines set by the MDP, but also allow the return of structure owners to their properties as early as 1st Quarter of 2020.

On the other hand, the construction of 3,500 temporary shelters in Brgys. Boganga, Dulay, Rororagus and Sagonsongan are scheduled to be completed by December 2019.  A total of 550 units were already turned over to LGU-Marawi on January 17, 2019 for the relocation of families living in evacuation centers. Another 300 units are slated to be completed and turned over to qualified beneficiaries in March 2019.

Meanwhile, NHA and the San Miguel Foundation have partnered up in the construction of permanent shelters. This joint undertaking shall produce 2,000 houses; with NHA initiating the land development of the site while San Miguel Foundation will be responsible for the building the houses. It will be three-bedroom with TB, bungalow-type unit with 42-sqm. floor area on a 90- sqm. lot.

Phases 1 and 2 of the land development already started last December 10, 2018. The first 1,000 permanent shelters are set to be completed on December 2019 and shall be awarded full-grant to qualified beneficiaries.