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Plans approved to build foster home in Barrigada Heights

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Plans to build the Rigalu House are closer to becoming a reality. While legislation permits the land transfer of property for the Department of Public Health to build a foster care facility, lawmakers determined the original proposed site at Oka Point in Tamuning as unacceptable.

Today the Chamorro Land Trust Commission approved an alternative site in the Barrigada Heights area. "The three lots were along this road and the one we selected and the one that is most preferred is this lot here Track 9 Block F Lot - it's approximately 2 and a half acres of land which is suitable for the needs that they have currently for the size of facility they need to build to house the number of children they need to house," said Land Management direct Michael Borja.

The proposed location will go before the Guam Legislature for final approval. It was earlier this week when Governor Eddie Calvo discussed the Rigalu House in his State of the Island Address, noting there are almost 300 foster children. He plans to break ground on the Rigalu House sometime this year.
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