$950K for Na’iwa Subdivision
By Catherine Cluett Pactol
Improvements to the Na’iwa Subdivision on Molokai Hawaiian Home Lands are moving forward with the release of an additional $950,000 in capital improvement funds, Sen. Lynn DeCoite announced last week. The funds are allocated for design and engineering services for roadway access, water and electrical service for the subdivision area.
After years of waiting, the Na’iwa agricultural subdivision in Ho’olehua near the airport, which encompasses 341 acres and 58 lots, is getting infrastructure improvements including access roads, driveways, electrical connections and potable and irrigation water lines. Site inspections and field work for the improvements began in February and March.
In 2018, state Capital Improvement Project funds were allocated for the design and construction of the improvements, said Sen. DeCoite. In February 2020, state legislature released $400,000 out of a projected $6,500,000 total project cost. This past February, DHHL issued the notice of site inspection, signaling the start of the project taking shape.
The infrastructure improvements are slated for completion in June, 2023.