IRP helps with over 60 archaeological reports for NMHC housing projects


The Infrastructure and Recovery Program has been assisting stakeholders in completing over 60 archaeological reports for the Northern Marianas Housing Corp.’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded housing projects to provide new housing construction or repairs to qualified applicants, according to IRP then-acting coordinator Mariano Iglecias.

In his IRP 2022 Citizen-Centric Report, Iglecias also disclosed that they have been assisting the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. with all project permitting needs to provide CNMI citizens with more resilient, reliable water, and wastewater infrastructure.

He said they have been assisting stakeholders with over 40 federally-funded government projects to include streamlining permitting needs for the Oleai Sports Complex for the 2022 Pacific Mini Games.

Iglecias said IRP has been able to provide opportunities for 270 local participants to receive disaster recovery and project permitting training in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Joint Recovery Office.

“IRP has made some noteworthy accomplishments over this past year,” he said.

Iglecias said IRP has become heavily incolved in the progress of these projects and have established strong working relationships with stakeholders and permitting agencies.

Gov. Ralph DLG Torres created the IRP in May 2021 to streamline the process and expedite federally-funded projects worth nearly a billion dollars for different government agencies.

Marianne Concepcion-Teregeyo is the IRP’s coordinator.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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