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Renovations to GHURA headquarters nearly complete

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 by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - If you've been by the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority then you've noticed its sporting a new look. According to the agency's executive director Michael Duenas renovations to the structure began in August last year and are nearly completed. As part of the agency's expansion they have moved their Planning Division, which once was situated in the GCIC Building in Hagatna to their main building in Sinajana.

"The whole point of the is renovation work to enhance the safety and security of our staff and the general public and also to reduce our overhead cost we've been incurring rental cost in office space for the planning office as a result of sequestration over the last two years our staffing has reduced down in our central office to the point we can absorb the 15 additional positions in the planning offices reducing our costs overall," he said.

The renovation and expansion cost an estimated $600,000. A ribbon cutting ceremony is likely to happen at the end of the month or early February.

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