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Village Meeting Issue #3 Response

Issue #3: U.S. Military buildup monies should be used to improve power infrastructure to offset increase

US Department of Defense monies are for infrastructure development on-base, behind the fence. Japanese Government money is earmarked for infrastructure development outside the base for the Guam civilian community, but it is unclear at this point what this will mean and how much will be directly related to DOD facilities
The latest information GPA has goes back to discussions between the US and Japan that took place over a year ago. It was tentatively agreed between those two nations that Japan would provide cash contributions of approximately $3 billion, equity contributions of approximately $1.5 billion, and loans of approximately $1.5 billion. The amounts for infrastructure, excluding roads, were to come out of the loan portion. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) was tasked to oversee this and the equity portions.
The question remains as to who is responsible to pay back the loans: the Government of Japan, US Department of Defense or the respective Government of Guam agencies for power, water, and solid waste disposal: Guam Power Authority, Guam Waterworks, and the Department of Public Works.
Various Japanese sources indicated in May 2007 that with respect to the Guam Project, the project scope is currently being discussed between two governments. It seems that the direct dialogue between JBIC, Guam Power Authority, and Guam Waterworks Authority would be useful once more progress is made with those discussions, but that it would be a little bit too early, for the moment.
This information is current as of July 11, 2007.

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