‘Yolanda’ losses placed at P571B | Inquirer News

‘Yolanda’ losses placed at P571B

/ 02:41 PM December 18, 2013

Typhoon survivor Manuel Lazada, 65, burns debris from Typhoon Haiyan beside an area where his house used to stand in Tolosa, Leyte province, central Philippines Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. One month since Typhoon Haiyan, signs of progress in this shattered Philippine city are mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster and the challenges ahead. Tens of thousands are living amid the ruins of their former lives, underneath shelters made from scavenged materials and handouts. AP/Aaron Favila

MANILA—The National Economic and Development Authority, in a report on Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ released Wednesday,  pegged the total amount of losses and damage caused by the  typhoon at P571.1 billion.

Of the amount, Neda said, 90 percent consisted of losses and damage suffered by the private sector. The balance was accounted for by the public sector.


Of the total, P424.3 billion consisted of damage to property. The rest consisted of lost income, Neda said.


The Neda set the amount needed for reconstruction and recovery at P360.8 billion.

The government intends to fund portion of the amount from its own resources and from loans from foreign development institutions.

The supertyphoon, which also caused thousands of deaths, ravaged the central part of the Philippines last Nov. 8.

Government economic officials are currently meeting with representatives of various foreign lenders to present the recovery plan and to gather pledges of financial support.

The meeting, which was scheduled for Wednesday morning, is being held at the Department of Foreign Affairs.



‘Yolanda’ damage hits P24.54B—NDRRMC

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