Monday, September 24, 2001

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$365.8 million in isle
projects advances

Funding for 17 isle projects
wins passage in the House

Star-Bulletin staff

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved $365.8 million in funds for 17 Hawaii military construction projects.

"At this time of crisis and difficulty for Hawaii's economy, these projects are welcome news," said Rep. Neil Abercrombie, a ranking member of the House Military Installations and Facilities Subcommittee, who secured Armed Services Committee authorization for the projects in July.

The projects were part of the fiscal year 2002 military construction appropriations bill, which passed the House on Friday.

The projects for Hawaii include:

Pearl Harbor:

>>Shipping operations building, $11.8 million
>>Modernizing bachelor enlisted quarters, $17.3 million
>> Modernizing bachelor enlisted quarters, $23.3 million
>>Drydock support facility, $7.9 million
>>Electrical distribution system improvements, $12.1 million
>>Sewer force main, $16.9 million
>>Replace family housing (70 units), $16.827 million

Schofield Barracks:

>>Barracks complex -- Wilson Street, Phase 1C, $23.0 million

Wheeler Army Airfield.

>>Barracks complex -- Aviation, Phase 6A, $50.0 million

Camp H.M. Smith.

>>CINCPAC Headquarters, Increment III, $37.58 million

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