“We’re going to see a lot of improvements to Hagatna that will reflect our history, our culture, and our people. We’ll have a new museum, the old dilapidated DOA building will be demolished, and Paseo will get a makeover to include this new platform.”
– Governor Eddie Baza Calvo
Fishing platform to preserve, perpetuate Guam tradition
Island leaders and anglers were present at the Paseo de Susana fishing and viewing platform groundbreaking ceremony held this morning.
“This project provides a safer area from which our fishermen can cast their lines,” Governor Eddie Baza Calvo stated. “The platform will help to preserve and perpetuate the culture and tradition of our island. Fishing is part of our way of life. It has been passed down from one generation to the next for hundreds of years.”
Governor Calvo also spoke about the role it will play during the Festival of Pacific Arts.
“Guam will be hosting FestPac in May of 2016, attracting thousands of people from all over the Pacific, and Hagatna will be at the center of it all,” Governor Calvo stated. “This platform will be used for fishing activities during the festival and surely be a favorite spot for our guests.”
The platform will be 136.8 feet in length and 15 feet in width, and consists of concrete surfaced ramps, ADA compliant decking with guardrails and wheel stops. The project will cost $549,370. Duenas, Camacho & Associates designed the platform, which will be built by Mega United Corporation.
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