Guam – The Office of the Governor, Guam Visitors Bureau, Guam Police Department and P.H.R. Micronesia celebrated the Frankie Smith Precinct Re-Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this afternoon.
The celebration consisted of the newly renovated Tumon Precinct. P.H.R. Micronesia donated over $76-thousand to refurbish the precinct, which now has waterproof roofs, bulletproof windows and additional fencing in the holding cells for safety.
GVB General Manager Karl Pangelinan stressed the importance of safety in Tumon and is delighted of the progress made so far.
“I think this marks the second week in a row that we’ve been doing something for Tumon for safety and I couldn’t be more delighted to be here today,” said Pangelinan. “You know the importance of safety in Tumon couldn’t be overstressed. We at the GVB really want to position Guam as the top leisure destination. Being the top leisure destination, safety is of the most important and we couldn’t be more delighted for occassions such as this, a re-dedication of a verry important precinct, which our partners, GPD. They really enforce all of the laws and really uphold all the safety standards.”
Governor Eddie Calvo also emphasized how important safety is in Tumon. The Governor said, “Here we are in Tumon and when you look at what this area represents, it represents the lifeblood of our economy. Tourism services is what generates income to thousands of our people to have a livelihood and it generates so much tax dollars so we can provide services to the people of Guam.”
Governor Calvo added, “In behalf of the people of Guam I want to say thank you PHR Micronesia and thanks to the Police Department who are keeping safe our people and our visitors and most especially want to thank the families of Frankie who this substation is named after, a man who has served his people and his island.”
P.H.R. Ken Micronesia President Tetsuro Imamura said, “P.H.R. Ken Micronesia is committed to supporting the Guam Police Department and the Guam Visitors Bureau to do our part in keeping Tumon not only beautiful, but safe for everyone.”
Along with the renovations, P.H.R. Micronesia also donated two Kawasaki Vulcan Motorcycles, 2 Dodge Chargers, 4 RUCKUS Mopeds.
The refurbishment project included:
- Roof waterproofing
- Maintain AHU
- Redrawing parking line
- Replace/repair bathroom fixture
- Replace all damaged ceiling tiles
- Bulletproof window installation
- Replacemnt of damaged glass
- New sticker and tint for all windows
- Installation of additional exterior / interior lighting
- Exterior / Interior Paint
- Cage modification
- Vehicle Repair