In Regional News – 2 Million dollars have been appropriated for the Northern Marianas College and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation.
According to the CNMI House of Representatives, House Local bill 22-24 appropriated 2 million dollars initially to assist and enable the advancement of infrastructure development and related activities for the reconstruction of the Northern Marianas College.
The bill is now Saipan Local Law 22-8.
According to the NMI House of Reps, the 2 million dollars are to be equally shared between NMC and the CHCC.
Specifically, $200,000 would be allocated to the CHCC for facility repairs, maintenance, and renovations, including, but not limited to, upgrades for the building management systems, the purchase of an AutoCAD Program, purchase of a blueprint scanner and or printer, and special plumbing tools.
$242,000 of the appropriation to CHCC will also be used to procure an Echo Ultrasound Echocardiogram Machine and replace birthing beds at CHCC’s Labor and Delivery unit.