The Department of Public Works and Highways have deployed service vehicles to transport returning residents of Marawi City driven out for more than five months by the fierce fighting between terrorist forces and the government troops.
A total of 19 service vehicles from DPWH District Engineering Offices in Lanao del Norte and Misamis Oriental helped transport two hundred fifty four (254) individuals to their residence in Barangay Loksa Datu, Barrio Green, Poblacion, East Basak, Matampay and Tampilong in the past three (3) days.
The numbers of passengers were assigned by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Marawi in coordination with other agencies that also helped in the transport of returning evacuees.
DPWH’s assistance will continue until all evacuees who fled their homes in Marawi City and sought temporary shelter in Iligan City and neighboring towns are accommodated.
Based on the list provided by the City Government of Marawi, a total of 4,724 households or 23,859 individuals are expected to return to nine (9) barangays on November 4, 2017.
Moreover, the DPWH is fast-tracking construction activities in Sagonsongan, Marawi City where transitional shelters for evacuees will rise.
Also in progress is the Post Conflict Needs Assessment to begin the repair of damaged public buildings, roads and bridges for the rehabilitation of Marawi City.