Marawi resettlement site to have 3,000 tents » Manila Bulletin News



By Argyll Cyrus Geducos

Around 3,000 tents will rise in the tent city which will serve as the temporary resettlement site for displaced Marawi City residents, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said.

A displaced girl stands at the door of her family tent at an evacuation center outside the city, as army troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city, Philippines, July 3, 2017.

AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said during the Mindanao Hour press briefing Friday morning that the Inter-Agency Task Force Bangon Marawi has started meeting for the rehabilitation, recovery, and rebuilding of the besieged city.

According to Padilla, the groundbreaking of the resettlement area in Marawi City for the setting up of the initial tent city was held this week.

“As of this morning, we were informed that based on the plans, there will be about 3,000 of these units that will be set up to act as the temporary shelter for our evacuees whose houses have been damaged during the conflict,” he said.

Meanwhile, those whose houses were not damaged will be assisted by the AFP and the local government on their return to the city once the hostilities in Marawi cease.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said President Duterte has ordered the engineering battalion of the AFP to help in rebuilding the houses of private individuals.

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