Reconstruction efforts in typhoon-hit areas continue — Lacson

March 20, 2014 10:42 am 

MANILA, March 19 — Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Secretary Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday said that reconstruction efforts continue in the areas hit hard by super Typhoon "Yolanda" a few months ago.

In an interview over radio station dzRH, Lacson said that the private sector is helping in the reconstruction projects, such as school buildings and housing units, while the government is preparing its rehabilitation plan.

“Ang top corporations nandiyan at nagsasagawa ng kani-kanilang mga rehabilitation efforts doon — mga reconstruction, pagsasagawa ng mga school buildings, housing unit, at kung anu-ano pa,” he said.

The Secretary cited that at least 22 housing units in Tanauan, Leyte, are set to be turned over by Gawad Kalinga to the local government.

He also said that the private sector has already turned over a municipal hall and a market to the local government of Leyte.

Lacson added that there is also an ongoing construction of a school complex in the province.

“Sa iba’t ibang lugar talagang napakaraming construction ang nangyayari,” he said during the radio interview.

Lacson said they are now waiting for the completion of the post-disaster needs assessment analysis.

“At pagkatapos noon, iyon ang magiging basehan ng pagbabalangkas ng isang rehabilitation plan, iyong master plan na tinatawag,” he said.

Typhoon "Yolanda" (international codename: Haiyan) hit the Philippines in November 8, 2013 and left thousands of people dead in Eastern Visayas and brought massive damage to infrastructures. (PNA)

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