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Sen. Kouchi announces over $11.2 million in funding for Kaua‘i school, healthcare, road and more.


Senator Kouchi announces over $11.2 million in funding for Kaua‘i school, healthcare, road, bridge, and arboretum projects. "Mahalo to Governor Ige for supporting these important projects for Kaua'i," said Senate President Kouchi.


HONOLULU – Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (D-Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau) announced that Governor David Ige has released funding for a number of Capital Improvement Projects on Kaua‘i totaling over $11.2 million. "Mahalo to Governor Ige for supporting these important

projects for Kaua'i," said Senate President Kouchi.


They are:


  • $2.05 million to finance design and construction to address significant repair and maintenance issues for Kekaha Elementary School on Kaua‘i;

  • $100,000 to finance additional land acquisition for Kuhio Highway short-term improvements between Kuamo‘o Road to Temporary Bypass Road, Kaua‘i. Also $1.7 million to finance additional construction for this project;

  • $500,000 to finance design, construction and equipment for library renovations at Waimea High School, Kaua‘i;

  • $506,000 in general obligation bond funds for the design and construction for renovations, repairs and improvement at the Hanapepe Health Center, Kaua‘i, and the Lahaina Health Center, Maui;

  • $500,000 to finance design and construction to build an outdoor pavilion area, along with wash stations, that will become the agricultural learning center of Kapa‘a High School, Kaua‘i;

  • $250,000 to finance design and construction for parking lot improvements, including a covered drop-off area, at Wilcox Elementary School, Kaua‘i;

  • $2.5 million to finance design and construction to complete the interior of the new library building at Kapa‘a Elementary School, Kaua‘i;

  • $110,000 to finance design and construction for Building R of Waimea Canyon Middle School, Kaua‘i, to provide air conditioning connected to photovoltaic panels/battery storage for the school’s makerspace project;

  • $2 million to finance design for a new gymnasium and athletic facilities at Waimea High School, Kaua‘i;

  • The reversion and delegation of funds totaling $194,844.48 for the landscaping and beautification at Pua Loke Nursery Arboretum, Kaua‘i, to honor Spark Matsunaga;

  • $1.163 million to provide additional design funds for the repayment of federal monies used in the initial design phase of the ‘Oma‘o Stream Bridge Rehabilitation project at Kaumuali‘i Highway, Kaua‘i; and

  • $1.4 million in general obligation bond funds for the design and construction to renovate the CT scan room at Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital.


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