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Gov’t reopens Banggolo Bridge in Marawi City

 Three years after President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi City liberated from the influence of the ISIS-inspired Maute terrorist group, Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has reopened the improved Agus 1 Bridge, popularly known as the Banggolo Bridge.

Implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region X, the reconstruction and improvement of the bridge was completed on September 8, 2020.

“The completion of the repair and widening of the Banggolo Bridge is very beneficial to the people of Marawi as it will play a significant role in easing the traffic condition while entering the most affected area of the city and enhancing the accessibility and transportation of equipment and materials in rebuilding the most affected area,” said DPWH district engineer Omar Diron during the inauguration of the bridge on Saturday, October 17.

The four-lane bridge costing PHP83-million  is 17.04 meters wide and 45.00 meters long and is one of the entry points to the most affected area of the city.

City Mayor Majul Gandamra said the reopening of the Banggolo bridge is a manifestation of the sincerity of the government.

“Itong bridge na ito ay simbolo na sa madaling panahon tayong mga taga Marawi, especially sa most affected area, ay makakabalik tayo dahil ngayon tuloy-tuloy na ginagawa ang lahat ng mga infrastructure sa loob ng ground zero,” he added.

(This bridge is a symbol that soon we, people of Marawi, especially in the most affected area, will be able to return because of all the infrastructures within ground zero are continuously being built.)

TFBM chairman Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario congratulated the officials and employees of DPWH for completing the Banggolo Bridge way ahead of time.

He said the reopening of the Banggolo Bridge signals a fresh start and more economic opportunities for Maranaos.

“The reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi City is like a jigsaw puzzle. Paisa-isa, para mabuo natin by December of 2021,” he further said.

Del Rosario also reiterated TFBM’s commitment to comply with the instruction of President Duterte to see to it that Marawi will rise as a prosperous city again. “We will complete the rehabilitation by December of 2021,” he added.

The inauguration of the improved Banggolo Bridge is one of the events in commemorating the liberation of Marawi.

Other events included the groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of Torogan, Raheemah Economic Hub and Development Center, and Dansalan Bato Mosque; inspection of the Road Networks project; signing of an agreement with Kilos Kabataan Livelihood Foundation for various programs for the upliftment of the Maranao youth; and Talakayan sa TFBM with IDP-leaders from the various transitory shelters in Marawi. (APB/PIA-ICIC)



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