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Construction starts on new basketball court for Inarajan

By Eric Rosario

While Sen. Telo Taitague has given Inarajan a new legal name, the village will have a new basketball court, thanks to federal money the governor is dedicating to the construction of one. Actions do indeed speak louder than words.

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority executive director Ray Topasna this morning led a groundbreaking ceremony for the new court, which will be adjacent to the Senior Citizen Center, GFD Fire Station No. 6, and Southern Regional Community Health Center.

“Words cannot express how excited we are to finally build a basketball court in the beautiful village of Inalåhan. Most southern residents may recall that GHURA, through CDBG funding, built the Senior Citizen Center and Fire Station, and played a key role in the construction of the Southern Regional Community Health Center. It is estimated that as many as 5,130 individuals of which 2,273 are low-to-moderate income families will benefit from this project. It was only fitting for the Leon Guerrero/Tenorio Administration to add a multi-purpose facility to host sporting events for southern residents to enjoy,” Mr. Topasna said. “This effort demonstrates our commitment to bring our community back to some sense of normalcy. We look forward to watching more sporting events in the near future,” added Topasna.

Inalåhan Mayor Anthony Chargualaf Jr. added, “I would like to thank Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio and Ray Topasna of GHURA for their efforts in making the construction of the basketball court for our community of Inalåhan people possible. The people of Inalåhan are forever grateful.”

The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), will cost about $650,000. The contractor selected for construction is JJ Global Services.


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