P335M allocated for reconstruction, rehab of police facilities hit by ‘Yolanda’
MANILA, Philippines-The rehabilitation and reconstruction of police facilities damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in November 2013 is now on a “full-scale construction work.”
Speaking to reporters, Police Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor, spokesman of the PNP, said the PNP has allocated P335 million for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of police facilities.
Mayor said Notices of Fund Availability (NFA) amounting to P335,386,414.86 have been in June 2014.
He said the amount would support the reconstruction and rehabilitation of PNP infrastructure damaged by Yolanda in Bicol, MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Caraga regions.
The police official said P294,853,875.61 funds were allocated in Eastern Visayas, the hardest hit among the Police Regional Offices, to rehabilitate 183 damaged police stations.
He added that Php 4,684,258.50 was also allocated to rebuild 15 Municipal Police Station (MPS) buildings in Leyte.
The remaining amount was distributed to other police regional offices heavily damaged by the monster typhoon.
In November 8, 2013, Yolanda, the strongest typhoon to hit land ever recorded, flattened parts of Visayas, destroying regional police stations and claiming the lives of some police officers.
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