P400-million Marawi City water supply system expansion project takes offMay 31, 2021
COTABATO CITY – The P400-million water supply system for Marawi City will commence soon after the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Saturday.
Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. and Bangsamoro regional government Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim have signed the MOA to expand the city’s water supply system using the P400-million grant from the regional coffer.
Adiong and Ebrahim signed the agreement on Saturday morning in Camp Darapanan, in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) makes Camp Darapanan as its official headquarter.
Ebrahim is the chairman of the central committee of the MILF.
The project aims to ensure the connectivity of the city’s 40 villages to the source of water. Marawi has 96 barangays.
The project will complement the national government’s reconstruction of dwelling enclaves ravaged by the six-month Marawi siege in 2017.
Adiong and Ebrahim, figurehead of the 80-member Bangsamoro parliament, signed the agreement in the presence of BARMM officials. Other BARMM officials present during the signing include Naguib Sinarimbo, and Eduard Guerra, regional local government and public works ministers, respectively.
Adiong’s younger brother, Zia, a member of the regional parliament, BARMM Executive Secretary Abdulraof Macacua, Lanao del Sur Provincial Board Member Allan Panolong and Mayor Akira Alonto of Marantao municipality in the province also witnessed the event.
Adiong said he is thankful to the BARMM government for providing funds for the project.
Thousands of Marawi City residents stand to benefit from the project, according to Adiong.
“This project will make residents of Marawi City realize even more that we have a functional BARMM regional government,” he said.
It shows, he added, that the regional government is “sensitive to the needs of its constituents.”
Marawi City is the capital of Lanao del Sur that has 39 towns.
PHOTO: Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. and Bangsamoro regional government Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). (Contributed photo)