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Nine months on, Philippines plans $3.9-billion effort to relocate typhoon Haiyan victims Haiyan victims

Aug 02, 2014    

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will spend 170 billion pesos ($3.89 billion) to rehouse some 200,000 families displaced by last year's super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6,100 people, the government said in a masterplan released on Friday.It has taken a startling nine months to hammer out the plan because crippling bureaucracy entailed lengthy vetting, say government consultants, and sparse technical data on geological hazards and land use plans held up relocation decisions.Thousands of displaced families remain in makeshift tents or substandard temporary shelter areas, but all-out reconstru...

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