DPL selects DCA for Tinian Homestead Parceling Project

Posted on May 20 2022


A Guam-based firm with contracted works in Guam and the CNMI, Duenas, Camacho, & Associates, has kicked off the parcel-survey on Tinian.

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The Department of Public Lands selected DCA late last year among three other bidders for the “Parceling Surveying Services” (for Kastiyu and Marpo Heights Phase II). The total award for Kastiyu and Marpo Heights Phase II is at $134,522.48 and $63,771.16, respectively (for a total of $198,293.64).

The procured service of DCA is expected to be completed between April to May of next year, 2023. The Marpo Heights Phase II Village Homestead site was initially identified back in 2009 by DPL and was later surveyed with an A&E design by Pacific Engineering Group & Services.

The Kastiyu Agricultural Homestead site, on the other hand, was not identified until 2016. The DPL surveying team alone did the A&E survey for Kastiyu. Now, due to time constraints on all the other projects, DPL outsourced to DCA via requests fir proposals for the parceling and markings of the two sites on Tinian. DCA completed the parceling and surveying markings for the Marpo Heights Phase II village homestead on April 15, 2022, and parceling and survey markings for the Kastiyu agricultural homestead will begin the second or third week of June, inclusive of the rights-of-way. 

Meanwhile, the DPL Surveying Team continues to catch up on all the other backlogged projects. Because of the availability of American Rescue Plan Act funds in the last general appropriation act, the surveyors were able to return to Fina’Fa, Rota, to retrace the village homestead boundaries. The DPL Planning Division is expected to revisit Fina’Fa before the end of this fiscal year, to assist in clearing the access roads for the water infrastructure development. (PR)

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