Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020

MARAWI CITY:  As part of its continued interventions to fast track the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi City, the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s (BARRM) unveiled on Monday its P500-million Marawi Rehabilitation Program (MRP).

The MRP covers all of the BARRM’s plans and actions for the city’s rehab based on the approved committee report made by the Bangsamoro Transitions Authority’s (BTA) Special Committee on Marawi (SCM).

The committee report, adopted by the BTA on August 27, is a 127-page document that “encapsulates information on the aftermath of the Marawi siege as gathered from various public hearings, consultations, field visitations, and documentary examinations.”

The report also details the SCM’s recommendations to the Bangsamoro Government and “to the appropriate instrumentalities of the National Government, including the Congress, if true and comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery of Marawi City is to be achieved.”

“SCM, with 29 members, was created in September 2019 to look into the progress of the government’s interventions to Marawi’s rehab. It is chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ali Solaiman, and vice-chaired by BTA members Anna Tarhata Basman, Hamid Aminoddin Barra, and Abdullah Macapaar,” the BARMM said in a statement.

For the effective management and successful implementation of the MRP, Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim released Memorandum Circular 003 for the creation of a Program Steering Committee (PSC), which will serve as the policy-making body and overseer of the program.

The BARMM also led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of 150 units of permanent shelters for the residents displaced by the 2017 Marawi siege. Some 100 units will be built in Barangay Mipaga while 50 units will be in Barangay Patani.

This project is made possible through the BARMM’s BRIDGE (Bangsamoro Regional Inclusive Development for Growth and Empowerment) program, in coordination with the BTA members in the Ranaw Region, headed by Solaiman.

Although Marawi’s rehabilitation is under the care of the national government’s Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), Ebrahim still included it in his 12-Point Priority Agenda.

“Since its creation, your Bangsamoro government has not stopped listening to the calls of our M’ranao brothers and sisters. We have been doing everything within our hands to address their needs,” he said.

“Together with the entire Bangsamoro, we will help you rebuild. We will help you recover. We will help you ensure that, In shaa Allah, Marawi will rise again,” Ebrahim said. SOVEREIGNPH

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