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Guam port master plan heads to island’s Governor

Guam port master plan heads to islandÆs Governor

The governing authority for Guam's commercial port of Guam has submitted its 2007 master plan to Guam Gov. Felix Camacho.

   The estimated $195 million plan outlines the Guam Port Authority's modernization plan in light of the U.S. military's plans to transfer operations and personnel from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam in 2010. The buildup is expected to more than double traffic through the Guam port, growth which many fear the port's current infrastructure won't be able to handle.

   'This is a major step,' said Carlos Salas, port interim general manager, during a port authority meeting on Thursday. 'Once the governor endorses this plan and transmits it to the legislature, we look forward to expansion adoption.'

   Developed by Parsons Brinckerhoff International, the master plan is expected to win the approval of the governor. The plan will then head to the island legislature, where lawmakers will have 60 days to review and vote on the plan.

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