A total of $1.1 million for capital improvement projects at the University of Hawaii Maui for the Kaaike and Paina buildings was approved by Gov. David Ige this month.
“The Maui delegation and I worked hard to get CIP funds for projects throughout Maui,” said Speaker Emeritus Joseph M. Souki (Kahakuloa, Waihee, Waiehu, Puuohala, Wailuku, Waikapu). “I’m very happy the Governor released these funds. These buildings’ air conditioning systems were in sore need of improvement and it will surely benefit our students.”
These monies will be used for the design and construction to make improvements to the air conditioning systems for the Kaaike and Paina buildings.
“Mahalo for your work on behalf of the residents of your district to secure these funds,” said Gov. Ige in a letter releasing the funds. “Projects such as these are critical components of the public infrastructure and contribute to building a better home for our kupuna, keiki, and all the residents of Hawaii.”
The Kaaike building serves as the campus’s technology center while the Paina building houses the college’s cafeteria and Culinary Arts Program.