March 15, 2021 — Port Authority of Guam General Manager Rory J. Respicio today signed the contract for the Construction Management Services for the Rehabilitation of Hotel Warf and Highway 11 roadway reconstruction projects.

The contract was awarded to GHD Inc. through Port Request for Proposal Number 020-002. GHD Inc. will work with the Port’s Planning, Procurement and Engineering Divisions to build the Invitation For Bid for the projects and to ensure that the Port meets all timelines and stays within budget.

The rehabilitation project is being funded through a $10 million federal grant along with local port funds and work will include reinforcing the old wharf and building a security fence, installing lighting and constructing other surface work. Additional funds will be used to upgrade the access road on the Glass Breakwater leading to the wharf. The upgrades to Hotel Wharf will bring it into compliance with the U.S. Coast Guard criteria to regain certification as a designated waterfront facility and also will expand wharf capacity to alleviate any congestion at the main cargo terminal due to Guam being major a transshipment port for the region.

Respicio said the extensive rehabilitation of Hotel Wharf is a part of the Governor’s vision and commitment she made to the people of Guam. “This extensive work being done is in line with Governor Lou Leon Guerrero’s vision to create a cruise ship industry and offer other industries for our people,” Respicio said. “This is a major milestone in our progress at the seaport to modernize our Port into a world-class facility.”

Photo above: Officials from the Port and GHD Inc. pose for a group photo following the contract signing.