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CIP Funds Released for Demolition of West Ramp, Lease Lots at Hilo International Airport

April 8, 2022, 3:31 PM HST
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Sen. Lorraine Inouye

Gov. David Ige released $4,500,000 in capital improvement project funds to finance the construction costs for west ramp demolition and lease lots at Hilo International Airport on the island of Hawaiʻi.

“I’m thrilled that Governor Ige is following through on funding projects for Hilo International Airport,” said Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye (District 4 – Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikōloa, Kona). “Financing construction costs for the west ramp demolition and lease lots will greatly improve Hilo International Airport as it continues with its renovations. The Hilo International Airport is a vital economic hub for the city of Hilo and the outlying areas of Hamakua, Puna and Ka’u. It is critical that the State continues to support the Hilo International Airport.”

Hilo International Airport’s west ramp was once used for passenger operations until the mid-1970s. Since then the area has been utilized for freight operations and general aviation.

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