Kauai harbors share in appropriations bill

LIHUE — Nawiliwili Harbor and the Port Allen Harbor are included in The Energy and Water Appropriations Act of more than $3 million which was supported by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono.

”The bill supports the maintenance and repair of Hawaii’s harbors and waterways, and also invests in renewable energy and energy initiatives that can help to keep Hawaii’s momentum in these critical areas,” Hirono said.

Under the act, Nawiliwili Harbor is scheduled to receive $400,000, and Port Allen Harbor gets $275,000 in funding for the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain and inspect the harbors.

Hirono voted Thursday to support the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, which funds the activities of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The bill provides $1.3 million for statewide inspection and Project Condition Surveys for Hawaii’s network of harbors. In addition to Nawiliwili and Port Allen, other harbors include Barber’s Point on Oahu ($319,000), Hilo Harbor on Hawaii Island ($400,000), and Honolulu Harbor on Oahu ($400,000).

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