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Abercrombie releases $15.6M for CIP projects


Continuing to expedite the release of funds for “shovel-ready” Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) mentioned in last week’s State of the State address, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the release of more than $15.6 million for various projects that invest in the state’s public safety, wastewater, civil defense and communications infrastructure.

“Each of these projects represents a long-term investment in our state and its people in the form of maintaining core services, facilities and resources, and generating jobs within our state,” Abercrombie said. “I look forward to continuing to work with state Legislators to identify and expedite similar Capital Improvement Projects in the coming weeks.”

* $6,650,000 – State Department of Public Safety, various facilities statewide – Design, construction and miscellaneous items for repairs and alterations at Oahu Community Correctional Center, Halawa Correctional Facility, Hawaii Community Correctional Facility, Kauai Community Correctional Facility, Waiawa Correctional Facility, Women’s Community Correctional Facility, and other correctional facilities

* $3,518,308 – State Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), Public Works Division – Project funded staff positions for the third and fourth quarters of Fiscal Year 2012

* $3,157,000 – Wastewater Treatment Revolving Funds, statewide – Construction for wastewater treatment projects (Funds fulfill 20 percent state match required for $15,781,000 in federal funds.)

* $1,650,000 – Hawaii Army National Guard, Building 117, Oahu – Design, construction and works of art for the renovation of the Building 117 at Kalaeloa

* $664,338 – DAGS, Information and Communications Services Division (ICSD), various facilities on Oahu – Acquisition and installation of trunked radio repeater systems at the Hawaiian Telcom radio station at Puu Papaa, Kaneohe; ICSD radio facility at Round Top, Honolulu; and control station at the ICSD Assistance Center, Honolulu

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