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SENATOR LORRAINE R. INOUYE THANKS GOVERNOR FOR RELEASING OVER $6,000,000 FOR MULTIPLE PROJECTS IN SENATE DISTRICT 1


Hilo, Hawaiʻi – Today, Senator Lorraine R. Inouye (District 1, Hilo, Paukaʻa, Papaikou, Pepeʻekeo), issued the following statement thanking Governor Josh Green for releasing over $6,000,000 in capital improvement project funds to finance multiple projects in Senate District 1.

 

“I am thrilled to share the news of this important investment in our community,” Senator Inouye said. “These funds will address essential needs at Hilo Medical Center, enhance the Wailoa River State Recreation Area, and support the continued growth of the Island of Hawaiʻi YMCA.”

 

The funding breakdown is as follows:

 

$1.5 million for boiler replacement at Hilo Medical Center, ensuring reliable heating and hot water for patients and staff.

$4.5 million for roof repair and replacement at the Acute Hospital section of Hilo Medical Center, safeguarding patient safety and facility integrity.

$600,000 for land acquisition and construction at the Island of Hawaiʻi YMCA, enabling site improvements and enhanced security measures.

$350,000 for upgrades at the Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo, including the installation of a pathway and flag poles for the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials.

 

“These projects will not only improve the quality of life for our residents but also contribute to the economic vitality of our community,” Senator Inouye added. “I am grateful to Governor Green for recognizing the importance of these investments and look forward to seeing these projects come to fruition.”

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