CNMI calls for temporary visas in building boom

8:52 am on 11 March 2016

Business leaders in the Northern Marianas want to be able to recruit workers off-island as the Commonwealth anticipates a multi-billion dollar construction boom.

Saipan, CNMI

Saipan, CNMI Photo: Supplied

Chair of CNMI's Strategic Economic Development Council, Bob Jones, said they want to see construction workers from overseas given the H-visa for temporary employees.

The foreign workers are needed for the construction of a huge casino complex to be built on Saipan as well as plans for new and renovated hotels and resorts on the island.

Three new casino resorts are also planned for Tinian and there is talk about further development on Rota.