11 May 2009

US$787 million proposed for military construction projects on Guam

11:44 am on 11 May 2009

President Obama's 2010 budget submission includes US$787 million in military construction projects on Guam.

Guam Delegate to the US Congress Madeleine Bordallo said that the funding targets key initial infrastructure to support the military buildup.

She said of particular importance is the $48 million in Defence Access Roads funding that will be used to improve the haul and access road network on Guam.

Additionally, the Department of Defence has programmed $259 million to begin construction of a more modern Naval Hospital that will ultimately provide better health care facilities and increased specialty care capacity for Guam.