Capital Improvement funds released

HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercromie’s office on Friday released a list of additional “shovel-ready” projects to receive $15.6 million in Capital Improvement Project funding.

The various projects include state 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 in a news release. “I look forward to continuing to work with state Legislators to identify and expedite similar Capital Improvement Projects in the coming weeks.”

The news release provided a list of funded projects, as follows:

— $6,650,000 for state Department of Public Safety facilities statewide, including design, construction and miscellaneous items for repairs and alterations at O‘ahu Community Correctional Center, Halawa Correctional Facility, Hawai‘i Community Correctional Facility, Kaua‘i Community Correctional Facility, Waiawa Correctional Facility, Women’s Community Correctional Facility and others. 

— $3,518,308 for s 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 for Wastewater Treatment Revolving Funds statewide involving construction for wastewater treatment projects. The funds fulfill the 20 percent state match required for $15.781 million in federal funds.

— $1,650,000 for Hawai‘i Army National Guard, Building 117, O‘ahu, for design, construction and works of art for the renovation of the Building 117 at Kalaeloa.

— $664,338 for DAGS, Information and Communications Services Division, for various facilities on O‘ahu, including the acquisition and installation of trunked radio repeater systems at the Hawaiian Telcom radio station at Pu‘u Papa‘a, Kane‘ohe; ICSD radio facility at Round Top, Honolulu; and control station at the ICSD Assistance Center, Honolulu. 

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