PROPOSAL WOULD GIVE GUAM $787 MILLION FOR CONSTRUCTION

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President Obama’s budget for military buildup

HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, May 8, 2009) - President Obama's fiscal 2010 budget submission includes $787 million in military construction projects on Guam, Delegate Madeleine Bordallo's office announced today.

The entire federal budget proposed by President Obama for fiscal 2010 is more than $3.4 trillion.

"The robust military construction funding programmed for 2010 signals the beginning of major construction on Guam to prepare for the military build-up," Bordallo said. "The funding targets key initial infrastructure to support the military buildup. Of particular importance is the $48 million in Defense Access Roads funding that will be used to improve the haul and access road network on Guam. Additionally, the Department of Defense 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," according to Bordallo's office.

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