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Press Release

February 7, 2019

Hope for Marawi


The Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held the groundbreaking ceremony this week of the Marawi Transcentral Roads Rehabilitation Project under the Reconstruction and Development Plan for Greater Marawi as support to the rebuilding of conflict-affected Marawi City in Mindanao. The project aims to rehabilitate or upgrade transcentral roads including drainage structures, slope protection and other pertinent structures in selected portions of the city.

Said project is a component of JICA's 2-billion yen Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Marawi rehabilitation and reconstruction and is expected to be completed by April 2020. Photo shows Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar (fourth from left), Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda and JICA Chief Representative Yoshio Wada (seventh and eight from left respectively) during the Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Provincial Capitol of Marawi City.

Also in photo are Task Force Bangon Marawi and Chairman of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary Eduardo del Rosario, DPWH Undersecretary Emil Sadain, Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers and Muslim Concerns Secretary Abdullah Mama-o of the and Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Adiong, Jr.


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