The government has started the reconstruction and repair of various mosques in Marawi City that were destroyed during a five-month-long siege in 2017, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairperson and housing czar Secretary Eduardo del Rosario said on Saturday.
During his visit to Marawi City, del Rosario led the ocular inspection of the ongoing repair and rebuilding efforts for the three mosques including the White Mosque in Barangay Lumbac Madaya, the Masjid Disomangcop in Barangay Daguduban, and the Marinaut Mosque. He said the rehabilitation of White Mosque worth P15.5 million will take six to eight months period.
The Masjid Disomangcop mosque in Barangay Daguduban will be repaired at a cost of P12.25 million, and the Bato mosque will need P150 million worth of reconstruction.
Del Rosario earlier said the task force is set to reconstruct more or less 30 mosques including the Dansalan Bato Mosque and the Grand Mosque, using donations from private organizations.
He further said the rehabilitation of Marawi is still on track.
“Those what we call timetable by December 2021, it involves simultaneous [construction] of infrastructure—those ongoing works inside the most affected area, the horizontal and vertical projects which also include repair of the mosques,” del Rosario said in Filipino. SOVEREIGNPH