More Funds Released for Manele Small Boat Harbor Improvements

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Governor Linda Lingle has released an additional $280,000 to complete land-side improvements at the Manele Small Boat Harbor.

The harbor serves as Lanai's primary docking facility for commuter ferry and commercial vessels.

"Many Lanai residents rely on the commuter ferry to access jobs as well as government and health care services on Maui," said Governor Lingle.  "This project will enhance this important link by providing Lanai with a safer and more hospitable commuter ferry system.

The total project is estimated at more than $13 million.  Project completion is scheduled for July 2008.

The funds are part of the state's ongoing commitment to upgrade small boat harbors statewide.