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In this photo dated Oct. 21, construction workers take a short break from working at a temporary relocation site for families affected by the war in Marawi City. Davao Today Photo

500 Marawi shelters to be finished by Dec

ILIGAN City — The government is optimistic it can complete the construction of 500 to 600 temporary shelters for Marawi evacuees December 15 despite constant heavy rain that made the undertaking a challenge.

Assistant Secretary Felix J. Castro, Jr., Field Office Manager of Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), said the National Housing Authority has been asssigned to supervice five private contractors working on the pre-fabricated houses in Barangay Sagongsongan, Marawi City.

Also, heavy equipment from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) provincial engineering districts have been redeployed to the area to work overtime for the road network which is set to finish on Nov. 25.

“DPWH has said that there might be delays, especially because of the weather. But it’s not going to take a long time. I think within November, the road network works will be completed,” Castro said in a press briefing on Nov. 9. (davaotoday.com)

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