LIST: Tasks for China consortium in P17.2-B Marawi contract

Carmela Fonbuena

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LIST: Tasks for China consortium in P17.2-B Marawi contract
The government is poised to spend P17.2 billion to rehabilitate the former battle area in Marawi City. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled in June.

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese-led consortium tapped by government to rehabilitate the former main battle area in Marawi City is expected to submit its project design this month, and is set to undergo a Swiss challenge.

The contract to rehabilitate 250 hectares inside the former city proper is estimated at P17.2 billion ($332.91 million). The government said the terms of agreement with the Bangon Marawi Consortium (BMC) are still being finalized. (LIST: 9 companies behind China-led consortium picked for Marawi rehab)

The contract is expected to be awarded to the winner in the Swiss challenge – BMC or an alternate company – by the end of May to make way for the scheduled groundbreaking ceremony in June. (LOOK: Gov’t illustrations of Marawi rehabilitation plan)

Here’s a list of the tasks for the consortium that will win the contract, based on a PowerPoint presentation of Task Force Bangon Marawi chief Eduardo del Rosario:  

  • debris management
  • site development plan
  • concrete road infrastructure (per lane, per kilometer, including street and traffic lights) with provision for bike and pedestrian lanes
  • provision for underground utilities such as water, power, and telecommunications
  • both sides of the Agus River and Lake Lanao waterfront on the Marawi side shall be allocated for parks and recreational sites (minimum setback of 50 meters on each side)
  • centralized wastewater treatment facility or centralized sewage treatment plant that will meet the demand of a population of at least 60,000, and with the discharge meeting Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) standards (note: must be included in conceptual plan)
  • 24 units of 1,000-square-meter (sqm) lot of area barangay complex covering a two-storey barangay hall, with 500 sqm floor area, with provisions for a health center, a multipurpose hall, and a two-classroom madrasah with a floor area of 100 sqm
  • 22-storey elementary and high school buildings with 20 classrooms each based on Department of Education (DepEd) standards
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) Convention Hall with a 5,000 seating capacity to be located in the areas fronting the lake
  • two-hectare memorial site with a museum located in the areas fronting the lake
  • preservation of at least 3 historical/heritage sites (Bato Mosque and two other sites)
  • port facilities
  • multi-modal transport hub
  • two-hectare Grand Padian or Central Market with 5,000 sqm floor area per floor or a total of 10,000 sqm floor area

Del Rosario said the results of consultation meetings with Marawi residents will be incorporated in the plans. (READ: Q and A: Marawi rehab chief seeks to ease fears of land grabbing)

The government said the structures will be based on classifications provided for by the National Building Code. –

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