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Japan may balk at funding GWA upgrades

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by Janjeera Hail

Guam - On the heels of a Guam visit from representatives from the Japan Bank of International Cooperation, the online edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun reports the Japanese government may shy away from providing the Guam Waterworks Authority funding for the wastewater systems upgrades.

The Final Environmental Impact Statement noted the Japanese government would be providing almost one billion dollars in financial assistance for infrastructure upgrades including for waste water.

The online article cited the agency was already heavily indebted and probably wouldn't be able to repay the loans.

Representatives from the Bank were on island last month on a fact-finding mission.

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