Military engineering brigades to help in Marawi rehab

MANILA-- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) engineering brigades will be deployed to help in the proposed rehabilitation of Marawi City once the all Maute Group remnants are eliminated.

This was bared by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla in press briefing Thursday.

These units are the 52nd and 54th Engineering Brigades and they will also be joined by other engineering units of the Air Force and Navy.

Padilla said these specialized military units will be part of the Engineering Task Force being organized for the proposed Marawi City rehabilitation program.

He added that these engineering outfits have constructed and completed around 2,000 community projects nationwide since 2007.

These include school buildings, farm-to-market roads, rural electrification projects, water systems, day care and health centers.

The AFP spokesperson stressed that these formations are more than willing to do their role in the proposed rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi City.

He added that these engineering brigades specialized in construction projects in conflict-affected areas.

Source: Philippines News Agency