Big Island campuses to receive repair funds

HONOLULU (AP) - Two Big Island college campuses will soon receive a total of $10 million to finance ongoing renovations. In a statement, Gov. Linda Lingle says she has released an unspecified portion of the money to Hawaii Community College's Manono Campus in East Hawaii.

The new funds will finance repairs to Hale Aloha, an 18,300-square-foot building. The total cost of that project is $9.3 million.

Another unspecified portion will go toward a 7,000-foot road at the University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii. The road will connect the new campus with Kaimi Nani Drive. Its total cost is $7.4 million.

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