China, Philippines to rebuilt Marawi

Added On April 8, 2018

The Philippines and China will jointly rebuild the war-torn city of Marawi, after a consortium made of both Chinese and Filipino companies won the bid of the project on Friday. 
The consortium, formed by five Chinese companies and three Filipino companies, passed the preliminary evaluation in a public bidding held by the Philippine government. 
A senior government official said project details including terms of reference and costs will start this month. 
The city of Marawi was destroyed in a five-month fighting last year between government troops and terrorists. 
At least 1,200 people were killed and 400,000 forced to flee home. 
The rebuilding project will include multi-purpose halls, health centers and other facilities. 
The groundbreaking is scheduled on June 7 and completion will be in the last quarter of 2021.