100 Maui projects included in statewide list to create jobs and stimulate economy

May 26, 2010, 4:38 PM HST · Updated May 26, 4:51 PM
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Governor Linda Lingle today announced that the State has advanced more than $1.8 billion in capital improvement projects (CIP) statewide, exceeding the original goal of her Administration’s plan to accelerate public infrastructure construction to stimulate the economy and create jobs. Over the past 17 months, the State has successfully opened bids for, awarded contracts for or started construction on 827 capital improvement projects totaling $1,851,513,340.

Funding for the Hana Ramp and Wharf in East Maui is among the projects pending approval. Proposed work includes improvements to the revetment/boat ramp and ADA barrier removal. Photo by Wendy OSHER.

The list includes 100 Maui projects totaling $283,318,510. Maui specific projects and descriptions can be found at the following link. http://hawaii.gov/gov/cip/maui/madept.pdf

The original 18-month plan focused on 1,500 capital improvement projects totaling $1.8 billion which were previously budgeted and approved by the Legislature. While the State has focused on these 1,500 projects, the State has expanded its plan to include 2,470 construction projects, totaling $4,621,269,610.

“We remain focused on working collaboratively with the construction industry, trade unions and counties to help revitalize our economy and create jobs,” said Governor Lingle. “This comprehensive and aggressive capital improvement plan is a key component of moving our state forward, and investing in the modernization of our public infrastructure, buildings and facilities.”

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The State estimates the projects have generated approximately 23,884 direct and indirect jobs statewide in the construction industry and other related sectors. This is based on a Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism formula which estimates that for every million dollars invested, 12.9 direct and indirect jobs are created.

The number of direct construction jobs created by the capital improvement projects is approximately 5,554. This is based on a formula used by the construction industry which estimates that for every million dollars, three direct construction jobs are created.

Projects Advancing by Department # of Projects Cost

Department of Accounting and General Services 161 $225,923,212

Department of Agriculture 8 $16,888,465

Department of Business, Econ Devel & Tourism 5 $11,980,233

Department of Defense 6 $4,036,800

Department of Education 375 $269,181,928

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 26 $164,944,751

Department of Human Services 31 $53,086,441

Department of Land and Natural Resources 47 $67,357,085

Department of Transportation 82 $789,471,682

University of Hawai‘i 86 $248,642,743

Total 827 $1,851,513,340

Projects Advancing by Island # of Projects Cost

O‘ahu 491 $978,295,682

Hawai‘i 149 $431,665,970

Maui 100 $283,318,510

Kaua‘i 53 $108,063,444

Moloka‘i 21 $17,166,085

Lāna‘i 9 $16,398,233

Statewide projects 4 $16,605,416

Total 827 $1,851,513,340

Progress of all the capital improvement projects can be tracked on the Governor’s website at www.hawaii.gov/cip.

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