$750K in CIP Funds Released for Projects in Hāwī, North Kona

August 20, 2021, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated August 20, 9:21 AM
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Gov. David Ige released $750,000 in funding for two capital improvement projects (CIP) in Hāwī and North Kona.

The first project is the financing and decommissioning of the Hāwī No. 5 Reservoir, costing $350,000. The second is the construction of a new fence on the cone at the Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Forest Reserve on Hawaiʻi to protect native plant species, at the price of $400,000.

Sen. Lorraine Inouye expressed her gratitude to Ige for the release of funds for the Hāwī No. 5 Reservoir project. She also thanked the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Administrator, David Smith, and to the Division of Forestry and Wildlife Hawai’i Branch Manager, Steven Bergfeld, for their efforts in improving Hawai‘i’s forests.

“I commend DOFAW in their mission of protecting native species with ongoing fencing projects such as the one at the Puʻu Waʻawaʻa Forest Reserve,” Inouye said, who represents Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa and Kona.

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