by Stephen Carlson
Japan will fund a $17.9 million contract to Contack Watts Inc. to build a Waterfront Headquarters Building at Naval Base Guam, the U.S. Navy announced on Tuesday.
The contract will help pay for the infrastructure necessary to move U.S. Marines from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam, as previously determined.
"For the Marines to effectively execute amphibious operations, a fully capable waterfront facility and associated infrastructure are essential," Officer in Charge of Construction Marianas Commanding Officer Capt. Dan Turner said in a press release.
"The award of this contract marks yet another critical step forward in the Marine Corps relocation to Guam and it is another excellent example of the tremendous financial investment by our Government of Japan partners toward our shared national defense interests," Turner added.
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