Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio, together with the Board of Directors of the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port, held a groundbreaking ceremony today to mark the start of construction to the Agat Marina’s Dock “B” and new restroom facilities. The project will enhance the Agat Marina’s capacity and support the local fishing community by adding 48 new recreational boating slips and additional recreational space to accommodate vessels up to 25 feet long.
“This project will provide an additional 48, 25-foot recreational boating slips at the Agat Marina,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “In addition to restoring the 48 slips damaged in 2013 by Tropical Storm Wipha and Tropical Storm Francisco for recreational boaters, we are looking to make these slips available to accommodate more fishermen and promote sustenance fishing.”
“The Governor and I are deeply committed to investing in our island’s public facilities, building gyms, refurbishing basketball courts, and paving roads,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio. “The construction of a new restroom facility will also provide our community and tourists better accommodations at the Agat Marina. We are emphasizing that the Port must have a plan to keep these restroom facilities clean at all times.”
In June, the Port’s Board of Directors and the Public Utilities Commission approved the bid awards for the construction of the dock and restrooms. AIC International Inc. was awarded the bid for the dock construction, and ProPacific Builder Corporation was awarded the bid for the construction of the restroom facility. The project will cost $1.4 million for the dock and $345,000 for the restroom facility. On September 1, 2021, the Port entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Guam Department of Agriculture to fund the reconstruction of Dock B and the restroom facility at the Agat Marina under a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Grant for $500,000. The Port will fund the difference of $994,750.
The upgrade to the dock will use no-rot recycled plastic composite material, marine-grade aluminum frames and stringers, stainless steel components, connections, and accessories. The power utility will have NEMA 4X junction boxes and watertight fittings.
To watch the groundbreaking ceremony in its entirety, visit https://fb.watch/ebB49AN6s7/.