Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Submission of comments on Guam military buildup extended

Submission of comments on Guam military buildup extended

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 00:00
By Richelle Ann P. Agpoon - Variety News Intern

THE submission of comments for the draft of the CNMI’s strategic approach regarding the Guam military buildup is extended until Nov. 2, Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Sixto K. Igisomar said.

As of Oct. 16, only four people sent comments to Commerce, Igisomar said.
Most were from private individuals and discussed issues on culture, environment and local rights.

“I can safely say that the individuals have a strong desire for more community involvement and better communication,” Igisomar said.

The draft was posted online for public viewing and “for the purpose of gathering information on how we can market the CNMI,” he said.

The comments received will be considered in the revision of the draft, he added.
Project Management Operations, which wrote the draft, is under contract to finalize the document after the public comment period.

Early this month, Commerce presented to the public a written draft on how the CNMI will be able to use its natural resources in the upcoming military buildup and how the commonwealth will benefit from it.

The draft is entitled “A strategic approach: Utilizing CNMI’s Natural Resources to Provide Complementary Support to DoD.”

For more information, contact Sixto K. Igisomar at 664-3000. To view the draft, visit www.Commerce.gov.mp.

Comments should be e-mailed at commercedept@pticom.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or delivered to its office on Capital Hill.

Comments received after the deadline will not be included in the revision of the draft.

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