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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Task Force Guam Created, assigned Ambassadors of Goodwill to Guam

Task Force Guam headed by Councilor Ed Piano was created by Mayor Bong Gordon to ensure participation of workers and businessmen from Olongapo in the Guam Buildup and to foster good relationship between Guam and Olongapo City

Video above was taken during Olongapo City, Philippine Goverment and Private Sector (PASEI) Mission to Guam last April 24 to May 1, 2009. The Guam Industry Forum was brought about by the impending transfer of US Military Base from Okinawa, Japan to Guam, USA. Around 8,000 US Marines and 10,000 dependents has to be relocated to Guam by 2014. In addition 6,000 Navy, Airforce, Coast Guard and other armed services will deploy additional personnel and will be joined by estimated 8,000 dependents.

An "unprecedented" funding to the tune of US $20B is expected to pour in, around 15,000 to 20,000 workers are needed to accomplish the task.

Buildup-related construction projects scheduled for fiscal 2010:

Utilities project, Headquarters building, Medical clinic, Fire station, Bachelor enlisted quarters, Aviation utilities, Aviation parking, Dog kennel, Wharf improvements, Access roads, Training facilities, Exercise support building, Naval hospital, Perimeter fence road, Electrical infrastructure project, Vehicle maintenance facility, Operations facility, National Guard center, Seawall repairs.
The Olongapo City Sangguniang Panglungsod recently passed a resolution supporting the sisterhood of Guam and Olongapo. In addition, Mayor Gordon, Councilors Piano & Baloy, EA Ronnie Lopez and Honorio Gomez was officially designated "Ambassador of Goodwill" of Olongapo City to Guam.

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