Three road projects aimed at improving the road network in war-torn Marawi City in Lanao del Sur are now in progress, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said Thursday.
A 2.85-kilometer section of the previously unmaintained Maul Lumbaca Ingud – Ranao Ranao Alternate Bypass Road in Maul, Marantao, Lanao del Sur is being repaired and rehabilitated.
It is now 89.16 percent completed, Villar said.
The road project, which transverses Jct. Barangay Maul, Marantao to Marawi-Cotabato Road, will be connected to Marawi City Diversion Road in Sagonsongan via Marawi Transcentral Road.
A 5.2-kilometer road is also under construction in Pantar, Lanao del Norte to Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. It is a two-lane road project which includes a 16-linear meter Lilod Guimba Bridge along Kurmatan-Matampay Road.
Moreover, the Agus Pumping Bridge is also under reconstruction, repair, and widening. It is at 52.3 percent completion rate as of November 2020.
According to the secretary, “construction of the Pumping Bridge has been challenging due to right-of-way issues but has gained support from the city government of Marawi.”
“The Department has been doubling our efforts to deliver necessary infrastructure projects for the revitalization of Marawi and its surrounding areas from man-made disaster of acts of terrorism in 2017,” Villar added.
Meanwhile, a four-storey school building with 20 classrooms in the Integrated School of Barangay Moncado Kadingilian is under construction. It is now at 30.4 percent progress rate and is set to be completed in April 2021, in time for the opening of the next school year.