Philippines: Master plan for typhoon rehabilitation efforts

Manila – A proposed master plan, which details the rehabilitation and recovery efforts in areas struck by typhoon Haiyan, has been submitted to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Friday.

The comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery plan (CRRP) submitted by Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson would cost 170.9 billion pesos (3.93 billion U.S. dollars).

Lacson said the rehabilitation master plan covers the reconstruction efforts spanning several sectors, such as infrastructure, resettlement of houses, social services and livelihood, in the 171 municipalities hit by typhoon Haiyan.

“We are hoping to achieve at least 80 percent completion of these priority projects before the end of the Philippine president ‘s term,” he told reporters.

The master plan was submitted to Aquino eight months after typhoon Haiyan, which made landfall in central Philippines, killed 6,200 and rendered millions homeless. Source: Xinhua