Monday July 23, 2018

Power rehabilitation in Marawi City begins

THE Department of Energy (DOE) said the rehabilitation of power supply in Marawi City has started and is targeted to be finished before the year ends.

DOE Assistant Secretary Redemptor Delola, during the Kapehan sa Dabaw on Monday, October 2, at The Annex of SM City Davao, said the department has to start the electricity rehabilitation early to immediately provide residents with electricity supply when they return to their homes as mandated by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

Twenty five percent of the city are being rehabilitated, particularly areas where gunfights no longer take place.

The rehabilitation, Delola said, consists of electricity posts rebuilding, power plant operation resumption, and connection of electricity supply to establishments and houses.

The rehabilitation is focused on the rebuilding of electric posts and the full restoration of the powerplant operation.

"We are thankful that the Inter-agency Taskforce who were securing our power facilities in the area were successful in assuring that the powerplant will not be affected due to war," he said.

DOE, Delola said, has been supplying electricity to areas where the government troops are since the beginning of the siege to help them with their operations and other related activities.