The Japanese government will build a $ 10 million housing estate to rebuild the city of Marawi.

The program dı Rebuilding Marawi Through Community-Driven Shelter and Livelihood-was launched recently. The mass housing program will be implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN Habitat) and the Social Housing and Finance Institution (SHFC).

Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling, SHFC president, said the project would be funded through a grant of 1.1 billion Japanese yen or about $10 million. SHFC will provide P248 million as counterpart for land acquisition and site development.

He added that they have already completed the workshop for the Marawi home partners and were awaiting the release of funds for its implementation.

1.500 units of housing will be constructed for the displaced people. The United Nations had previously built similar projects in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

The project will include 10 community infrastructures, 4,000 family support, community and capacity building support, sustainable peace and development.

UN Habitat Country Programme Manager Christopher Rollo told the funds would be given directly to the beneficiary families, while UN Habitat would manage the entire project.

“We also have our own construction and technical men who will assist during implementation but the families have the option to hire workers for their respective house.”

Marawi is the capital and largest city of the Lanao del Sur province of the Philippines. It is located on the island of Mindanao. As of 2015, the city’s population is 201,785.


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