Governor Releases $9.3 Million for Various CIPs Statewide

January 3, 2014, 1:04 PM HST · Updated January 3, 2:22 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the release of more than $9.3 million for various capital improvement projects in Hawaiʻi, including a $4.7 million appropriation for improvements and repairs to Department of Public Safety facilities across the state.

The allocation covers renovations and improvements at the Hālawa Correctional Facility, Waiawa Correctional Facility, Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center in Hilo, Kauaʻi Correctional Center, and Women’s Community Correctional Center.

“These priority, long-term improvement projects, identified by members of the state Legislature, are part of a balanced and well planned state budget that continues sound fiscal management and economic strategies to ensure continued growth,” said Abercrombie in a press release.

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“Our collaborative efforts have set Hawaiʻi on the right path, evidenced by Hawaiʻi’s $1.1 billion turnaround, positive economic forecasts and an improved statewide unemployment rate of 4.4%, which is among the lowest in the nation,” he said.

The complete list of other projects included in the funding release are as follows:

  • $939,754 – Financial System Enterprise Resource Planning: First phase project planning to re-engineer and transform the statewide financial management processes.
  • $819,350 – Information and Communications Services Division, radio facilities: Planning, land acquisition, design, construction and equipment for repairs, upgrades and expansion of critical communications backbone systems in the state.
  • $819,000 – Kalanimoku and Kekāuluohi Buildings, Oʻahu: Construction funds to replace the existing halon fire suppression system with a new FM-200-based fire suppression system in the basement of the Kalanimoku Building within the DAGS ICSD and at the Kekauluohi (state archives) Building.
  • $501,970 – Waiawa Correctional Facility, Electrical System Improvements, Oahu – Construction for electrical system upgrades, including installation of an automatic generator for use in the event of a power outage.
  • $350,000 – Aloha Stadium, Structural and Various Health and Safety Improvements, Phase I, Oʻahu: Additional construction funds required for health and safety including repairs, alterations, and improvements to meet code, safety, and operational requirements.
  • $229,000 – King Street Annex, Oʻahu: Additional design and construction to replace the air handling unit and condenser serving a portion of the King Street Annex and one of the chillers at the Plant Pathology building.
  • $256,050 – Birkhimer Tunnel, Infrastructure Improvements, Phase 3, Oʻahu: Additional design and construction to convert the existing overhead electrical service to underground service and infrastructure improvements at facilities tied to Birkhimer Tunnel
  • $200,000 – Enterprise IT Infrastructure: Repair of fire suppression system in the Kalanimoku Data Center.
  • $200,000 – High Technology Development Corporation Facility, Oʻahu: Additional planning funds to complete the project development report, develop site selection criteria and identify possible sites for a new facility, and cost estimating.
  • $150,000 – Financial System Enterprise Resource Planning: Special Deputy Attorney General Services to review and provide advice and counsel relating to the design of the statewide ERP system and associated request for proposal.
  • $100,000 – Building 117, Kalaeloa, Oʻahu: Purchase and installation of closed circuit security equipment; federal matching funds in the amount of $695,000 will be used for the purchase and installation of furniture, fixtures and equipment for the facility. This allotment is part of a larger $50 million project.
  • $35,000 – King St. Facility, Administration Building, Oʻahu: Additional design and construction to repair and replace sinks, cabinets, electrical outlets, windows and other related improvements.
  • $2,000 – Department of Public Safety Correctional Facilities, statewide – Adjustment of funds for construction to help standardize PSD 11/17 systems, which includes hardware, and security electronics.

According to the governor, “the CIP projects invest in state infrastructure and facilities while further strengthening Hawaiʻi’s economy and generating local jobs.”

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