Tinian mayor working with CIP, military on island infrastructure

Tinian and Aguiguan Mayor Joey Patrick San Nicholas said his office is working with the Capital Improvement Projects Office and the U.S. military as they plan out the overall infrastructure development for the island.

San Nicholas said they are nearly done with going over the office’s financials and inventory of the different facilities and equipment.

“From there we have very ambitious plans. Infrastructure is a top priority for us. So we’re working closely with CIP and the military as we develop our overall infrastructure development,” he said.

San Nicholas said they are also working on having direct flights to Tinian, which means working on getting the Tinian airport ready.

He said they also putting in place all Tinian resident department heads.

“All of the resident department heads [on] Tinian have been appointed so we’re in the process of them being heard and hopefully confirmed by the Tinian Municipal Council,” he said.

“I am also working closely with the leadership in identifying issues in education, the infrastructure, and the budget. There is a host of things that are going on in Tinian and I’d be remiss that I do not give credit to the leadership, mainly the chairman of the municipal council and the chairman of the Tinian delegation,” he added.

At the top of the infrastructure priority are the airport, the breakwater, and landfill, he said.

“We are also preparing the ribbon cutting for the renovation of the Department of Public Safety building and working on issuing a bid for the repair and rehabilitation of our guest house units located in lower or upper Navy Hill on Tinian,” he said.

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Jayson Camacho | Reporter
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  • Captain

    What “guest houses on lower OR upper Navy Hill on Tinian?
    None of those areas on Tinian, I think the reporter got the wrong island. I am assuming the guest houses are for the Tinian patients when they are referred to Saipan. I know of no “guest houses on “upper Navy Hill”, but this may be a typo.

    BTW Joey, my friend, I think all would like to be informed the progress about the proposed fuel facilities to support the direct flights to Tinian.
    This has been dragged about (talked about) through more than 4 Tinian Mayor’s. Shell has been the only ones that supply jet fuel to the NMI and did not want to spend for a harbor lease, storage and fueling facility due to such a small demand.
    That will be a real issue.
    The direct flights can stop on Saipan on return to China for fuel but it will cost additional airport charges and ground crew expenses.
    If charter flight are full to Tinian then they will be full on return to China so there will be NO additional passengers to pick up on Saipan to dferay the landing cost just to take on fuel along with the added fuel burn for an additional take off and landing. Good luck.

    (BTW how about list the new, old recycled department heads, I am curious as to how many recycled ones you have hired. I have my guess based on Connie and your families.)

    • jun

      Buenas Captain,

      Never mind the recycled individuals, what about the ex-cons? Just saying.

      Si Yu’us Ma’ase

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