The Department of Energy (DOE) has donated 200 units of electronic tricycles or e-trikes to the local government of Marawi as part of its efforts to help rebuild the city.
DOE said the donation was made through Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), the government inter-agency body tasked to lead the recovery, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of Marawi City.
The Memorandum of Understanding for the said donation was signed by Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi and TFBM Chairperson and HUDCC Secretary Eduardo D. Del Rosario on January 12 at DOE Headquarters in Taguig City.
“The vehicles are expected to help those affected by the siege for their livelihood and daily movement from point to point,” DOE said.
Secretary Cusi said “under President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s directive to rebuild, the DOE is among the many government agencies working very hard with Task Force Bangon Marawi for this tremendous cause.”
“More than having an energy-efficient mode of transportation, the DOE E-Trikes for Marawi will provide livelihood to its beneficiaries and jumpstart economic activities in the area,” Cusi added.