Developer sought for Ewa veterans medical center

HONOLULU (AP) - The Department of Veteran Affairs wants a developer to build a medical center in Oahu's Ewa area to treat veterans and active-duty Army, Navy and Coast Guard members and their families.

The VA says a $125 million medical center in the Ewa area would take pressure of Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu and would be closer to where many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are moving to for more affordable housing on the Leeward side. Between 10,000 and 13,000 live in Leeward Oahu, Central Oahu and the North Shore

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ( ) reported Monday the VA wants a developer to provide financing and bear most of the cost of building the center with the VA and Defense Department renting the space.

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,

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