Port of Guam awarded grant to enhance security

  • Pacific island port receives nearly US$500,000 as part of USDHS/FEMA 2013 Port Security Grant Program

The Port Authority of Guam was awarded nearly half a million dollars in federal funding earlier this year to enhance security at the Pacific island port.

In June, the port submitted an application to the USDHS/FEMA 2013 Port Security Grant Program for $615,615, yet despite federal funding being greatly reduced this year the agency still received a total of $461,712, according to Guam Pacific Daily News.

In a statement, by the Port of Guam Authority said that the funds will be used to repair and extend an existing concrete masonry unit wall by 2,000 linear feet along Route 11, and aid in the instalment of 4,500 feet of perimeter fencing.

“We are pleased and thankful that FEMA continues to recognise the port’s efforts to improve its maritime domain awareness,” said Guam Port’s general manager, Joanne Brown.

“Their support and continued partnership in the last few years have resulted in ongoing projects that once completed will greatly enhance the security of our employees, tenants, and stakeholders.”

“Enhanced security measures are a critical part of our modernisation program, and this project falls in line with the necessary upgrades crucial to our facility.”

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