The concrete and asphalt construction site of the new Philippine National Building (PNB) will be dismantled and the entire site demolished after Typhoon Haiyan in the southern Philippines.
The Philippines National Bureau of Construction (PNBC) on Wednesday issued an order for the demolition of the building.
The order is a “final order” issued to the PNB, but it is expected to be followed up with another order, the PBN said.
According to a source with knowledge of the order, demolition will start from October 28.
The building’s demolition will be followed by the removal of debris and any debris that may still remain in the building’s construction.
The PNB has been trying to get the demolition order to be delayed by one month, the source said.
The PNB issued the order after Haiyan caused damage to the southern Philippine city of Davao and killed at least 2,000 people.
More than 2.6 million people in the country have been displaced, with an estimated 20,000 missing.