The Department of Public Lands (DPL) would like to provide an update to the public on the status of Managaha Pier Rehabilitation Project. Tentatively, the completion for the environmentally and historically sensitive project is due by next year, May 2023. DPL recently acquired a one-year extension for the project by Costal Resource Management (CRM) – for period of September 30, 2022, to September 30, 2023. We anticipate, after approval of Change Work Order that is being routed and with complete and qualified documentations, the Department of Public Works (DPW)-Technical Service Division will issue Notice to Proceed (NTP) to the contractor to proceed with Managaha Pier Rehabilitation Project, within the nearest future.
The design of this long-awaited project started since 1991, whereby DPL contracted Henry K. Pangelinan and Associates to design the Pier for expansion. The construction was halted back then when it was discovered that in 1984, the Managaha Pier was previously listed in the National Register of Historic places. It’s been 31 years since the last known improvements of the Managaha Island pier.
More than two years ago, August 20, 2020, DPL successfully applied and received a federal grant award of $220,652.00 for the Managaha Pier Rehabilitation Project. Although Pacific Corporation, Ltd. was the winning bidder, via a Request for Proposal (RFP), the project never really kicked-off, as our CNMI and the entire world encountered the onset of the global pandemic (COVID-19). Since the easing of social restrictions caused by COVID-19, DPL has picked up on the project, with the help of IRP (Infrastructure Recovery Program) and HPO (Historical Preservation Office).
The Department of Public Lands extends a sincere appreciation for our community’s patience and understanding as we work towards improving the safety of our Managaha Island pier.
For more information, please visit our website at www.dpl.gov.mp. The Department of Public Lands can also be reached at (670) 234-3751, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , and is located on the 2nd Floor of the Joeten Dandan Commercial Building.