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Governor releases $12.7 million for state facilities, data systems


On July 19, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $12.7 million for capital improvement projects (CIPs) ranging from priority work at state health centers and correctional facilities to upgrades for Hawaii’s statewide data network.

“These projects will provide an immediate return in terms of jobs and boosting our economy, while delivering long-term benefits by improving our facilities and data network infrastructure,” Gov. Abercrombie said.

Allotment of funds for the following priority projects, identified by members of the state Legislature, has been approved by the Governor:

$9,423,000 – Department of Health Waimano Ridge Buildings and Site Improvements, Oahu – Design and construction to convert the former hospital and buildings at Waimano Ridge into office space for staff displaced from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Building and Ala Moana Health Center (The AAFES building was recently transferred to OHA, and DOH intends to transfer 325 employees from the Environmental Health Administration – 260 from AAFES and 65 from the Ala Moana Health Center – to various facilities at Waimano Ridge and the Halawa Vector Control facility)

$364,000 – Department of Health Facilities, statewide – Additional design for health and safety improvement projects at various DOH facilities, including Lihue Health Center on Kauai; Diamond Head, Lanakila, Leeward Health, and Windward Health Centers on Oahu; Maui District Health Office and Wailuku Health Center on Maui; and Hilo Counseling Center and Keawe Health Center on Hawaii Island

$1,000,000 – Oahu Community Correctional Center (OCCC), Oahu – Removal and replacement of refrigerated and frozen food storage facilities in OCCC’s main kitchen area (Due to normal wear and tear, the customized refrigeration boxes need to be rebuilt, and refrigeration systems need to be replaced)

$369,000 – Waiawa Correctional Facility, Oahu – Design and construction to replace malfunctioning boiler systems at the KASHBOX buildings (KASHBOX, which stands for Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills, Habits, Behaviors, Opinions, and the X – or unknown factor, is a substance abuse treatment program that occupies 240 of the facility’s 334 beds)

$650,000 – Kulani Correctional Facility, Hawaii Island – Reconstructing the controlled entryway/detention recreation yard, replacing the existing furnace for the detention cells, relocating the dental office, and various electrical upgrades (The renovations and improvements are needed to ensure the facility is suitable for a projected 200 inmates and that current code requirements are met; the facility was formerly occupied by the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy)

$386,544 – Financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, statewide – Design, development and implementation of a network infrastructure to support the additional data traffic flows, capacity, security and redundancy required to improve the state’s information technology environment

$246,942 – Financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System, statewide – Planning to explore available options for a public-private partnership alternative that could reduce the upfront costs and time required to acquire the new state data centers

$200,000 – Kalanimoku Building Data Center Optimization and Energy Efficiency, Oahu – Planning for the data center optimization and energy efficiency improvement project (The project will optimize the functionality and increase energy efficiency within the Information and Communications Services Division facility)

$109,650 – Aiea Public Library, Oahu – Additional construction for a replacement facility for the library on the site of the former Aiea Sugar Mill (The library serves the Aiea, Halawa, Waiau, Pearlridge , Newtown, and Royal Summit communities)

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