Spain commits $50M for Marawi rehab

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) – The Spanish government has committed to provide some $50 million or roughly P2.617 billion to the planned rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) public relations head Adrian Tamayo announced on Monday.

Tamayo said Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Moragas made this announcement during his courtesy call on MinDA secretary Abul Khayr D. Alonto on Monday.

Aside from aid, Tamayo said Moragas discussed the various development efforts of the Spanish government in Mindanao.

He said the aid for Marawi, destroyed by a five-month battle between government forces and Islamic state-inspired militants in 2017, will be set aside for infrastructure development and social services.

He said both officials shared mutual interests in the possibility of governmental partnership on agro-economic zones, power infrastructure for Tawi-Tawi, education, and culture and language in the future. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)