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MAUI’S HALE MAKUA GETS $750,000 CIP GRANT

January 29, 2009, 11:22 AM HST
* Updated February 2, 11:05 AM
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(Posted by Wendy Osher © 2009)

The Hale Makua long-term health care facility on Maui will benefit from a $700,000 grant released by the Governor’s office today. The capital improvement funds will be used to equip the agency’s Wailuku facility with a water sprinkler system.

Hale Makua’s 124-bed facility in Wailuku was built in 1966, when automatic sprinkler systems were not required. This project will equip the one-story building with a sprinkler system that meets state and federal requirements for long-term care homes.

“Hale Makua’s long-term care facilities in Wailuku and Kahului have enhanced the quality of life of countless Maui seniors and given their families hope and peace of mind,” said Governor Linda Lingle. “This project will ensure that the organization’s Wailuku residents have an environment that is both comfortable and safe,” she said.

The total project cost is estimated to be $791,860, which includes $41,860 raised by Hale Makua. The project is in addition to the $1.87 billion, public infrastructure construction plan unveiled by Governor Linda Lingle in December 2008 to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

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Design is scheduled for completion in February. The first phase of construction, involving the connection of the facility to the county water line, will start in July and is set for completion in April of 2010. The complete project including installation is slated for completion in April of 2011.

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(Photo Courtesy: Hale Makua @ http://www.halemakua.com/)

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