Saipan Typhoon Debris Removal Delayed While Company Hired

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FEMA contract to be awarded to private firm

By Junhan B. Todiño

SAIPAN, CNMI (Marianas Variety, Sept. 28, 2015) – The removal of typhoon debris from villages has been delayed, according to Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang who is asking community members for patience.

He said the debris removal management program administered by Homeland Security will be handled by a private company.

The operation has been postponed since Sept. 15 pending the awarding of the contract to a private contractor, he added.

Apatang said the Federal Emergency Management Agency decided to hire a private company.

"This is a good plan so they could also hire more people for the company," the mayor added.

Meanwhile, he is requesting residents to segregate their debris, which includes building materials, electronic gadgets and appliances, by separating green waste from household trash.

He said the mayor’s office will continue its regular road repair and maintenance program as well as the beautification program and cleanup at the Sugar King Park, the CNMI Museum and other tourist destinations including beach parks.

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