Construction work in high gear, but outer island schools on hold

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — Forty-seven new government infrastructure projects have been funded by the U.S. government in the Marshall Islands during the past three fiscal years, with about one third of them completed or nearly finished. While many of these are school buildings, the government recently put a hold on the building of new classrooms on the outer islands because of heavy student out-migration.

A late July report on U.S. Compact of Free Association-funded infrastructure work by the Ministry of Public Works Project Management Unit notes that the . . .

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