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Senator Inouye announces funding for a number of projects for Hawai‘i Island

Senator Inouye announces funding for a number of projects for Hawai‘i Island schools, health center, and airport


HONOLULU – Senator Lorraine R. Inouye (D-Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikōloa, and Kona, Hawai‘i Island) announced a number of Capital Improvement Projects for schools, a health center, and airport that were released by Governor David Ige.

A total of $800,000 in General Obligation bond funding was made available for the Hāmākua Health Center, Inc., for phase 1 of their new health center


The Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport will receive $8 million for a USDA Inspection Building, and $32.4 million for an Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Regional Training Facility.


Several schools received funding as well. The governor released $2 million for a covered playcourt at Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Elementary and Intermediate School, and $3.6 million for a covered playcourt at Kohala Middle School.  A total of $400,000 will be used for renovations to the Home Economics classroom at Pa‘auilo Elementary and Intermediate School.


“I am very pleased that Governor Ige released funding for these much-needed resources for Hāmākua Health Center, district schools, and the airport in Kona,” said Senator Inouye.


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