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Rehabilitation plan for Marawi ‘ground zero’ to be presented

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THE INTER-AGENCY Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) is set to present to President Rodrigo R. Duterte today, June 11, the proposed rehabilitation masterplan for war-torn Marawi City’s most devastated area (MAA) tagged as ground zero. “That (masterplan) will be shown during the Cabinet meeting on Monday,” Eduardo D. del Rosario, chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and TFBM, said in a press briefing at Malacañang on June 8. In a video presentation during the briefing, TFBM showed the development plan covering 250 hectares of the MAA, which includes a centralized sewage treatment plant, concrete road network with provision for bike and pedestrian lanes, and parks and recreational sites on both sides of the Agus River and the Lake Lanao waterfront. There will also be port facilities, a memorial site with a museum, multi-modal transport hub, and a two-hectare central market. Mr. Del Rosario also said that if the government’s negotiations with the Bangon Marawi Consortium (BMC) would be successful by Monday, the Swiss challenge for proposals on ground zero’s rehabilitation will begin right away on June 12. — Arjay L. Balinbin

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