ILOILO CITY, July 8 (PNA) — Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Monday announced that the proposed P27.4-billion recovery and rehabilitation plan is now up for President Benigno Aquino III’s approval.

This, after the Cabinet Cluster on Rehabilitation (CCR) approved and endorsed the plan following the presentation of the governor last Friday.

The governor flew to Manila and led the presentation of the plan before the CCR and Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation former Senator Panfilo Lacson.

According to the governor, the plan is for 32 towns in the province devastated by super typhoon Yolanda on Nov. 8, 2013 or exactly eight months today.

Once the 27.4 billion recovery and rehabilitation plan is approved, the provincial government will embark on the massive repair and construction of damaged infrastructure such as roads, bridges, irrigation facilities, municipal halls, and public markets as well as provide for shelter, health, livelihood and other social services for the typhoon victims.

Defensor said of the total amount, the resettlement component got the biggest chunk with P12.8 million while other allocations are agriculture with P2.3 billion, infrastructure (P7.3 billion), social services (P2.5 billion) and livelihood (P2.4 billion).(PNA)
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