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Terlaje asks that preservation of ancient sites be prioritized

Terlaje asks that preservation of ancient sites be prioritized

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The Guam Preservation Trust went before the Legislature's Committee on Culture this morning for an informational hearing. Vice-Speaker and Committee Chair, Therese Terlaje, requested an update on all projects the organization had accomplished and was working on. At present, the trust has six projects in the works worth $6.8 million...including the reconstruction of the Rosario and Meno Historical Homes and the repair of the Agana Basilica Bell Tower. Terlaje also requested information regarding the funding for projects dedicated to ancient villages and ancestral sites. Since 2008, $1.6 million has been allocated to those projects.

"They all want to know everything you know about these sites," Terlaje said. "They are our heritage and history, and we want to know what the Government of Guam has found, what the Government of Guam is doing to protect, and I'm happy to know that some focus is going to be made on some of these ancient sites."

Terlaje emphasized she would like for the preservation of these ancient sites to be prioritized.

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