Stimulus funds slated for facilities on Guam
TOKYO — Military installations on Guam are set to get more than $45 million for construction and repair projects as part of the federal government’s economic stimulus package.
Overall, Department of Defense spending accounts for $7.4 billion in the $787 billion spending package. Of that $7.4 billion, $5.9 billion will go toward construction and repairs on military bases, according to the Pentagon’s Web site.
On Guam, the Air Force is the biggest winner, with $29 million slated for improvements to taxiways, parking areas and the Santa Rosa water tank. The Navy is budgeted $15.4 million in improvements to bachelor living quarters.
And the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam has $934,000 coming its way, according to the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas.
Projects, according to the Department of Defense Web site and military representatives, include:
U.S. Naval Hospital Guam
$305,000 to resurface parking lot$456,000 to modernize urology and orthopedics suite$173,000 to modernize endoscopy suiteNaval Base Guam, Camp Covington, Bachelor Quarters
$6,791,000 repairs and modernization for buildings 581 and 584$4,849,000 repairs and modernization to building 580$3,777,000 repairs and modernization to building 579Andersen Air Force Base and Administration Annex
$8,498,000 repairs to water lines and Santa Rosa water tank$9,680,000 repairs to center ramp hardstands, to be completed in five phases$8,390,000 repairs to South Ramp 5, Taxiways B and CWake Island Airfield