U.S.-funded construction boom hits Marshall Islands

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — Following a nearly four-year drought in U.S.-funded construction, projects in the Marshall Islands began rolling out one after the other late last year. The four-year backlog of $41.2 million in funding for new government facilities and maintenance of existing ones was approved for release in mid-2016, with another $9.1 million in Compact funding for this year about to kick in.

The Ministry of Public Works’ Project Management Unit is pushing bids out the door regularly now, which has rejuvenated a construction industry . . .

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