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DPW Requesting Community Feedback for 20-year CNMI Highway Plan

December 2, 2021

The CNMI Department of Public Works is updating the Long-Range Twenty-Year Highway Master Plan, which was last revised in 2009. Community feedback is being requested NOW!

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OPD Highlights SSG at World IUCN Conference

September 9, 2021

OPD sends a big MAHALO to Pacific RISA for the opportunity to highlight how the Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP) is supporting Smart, Safe Growth (SSG) including climate-smart adaptation and mitigation planning efforts in the CNMI!

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(RFP) DPW - Planning, Road Conditions, and Flood Hazard Mapping Project

September 8, 2021

Governor Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Governor Arnold I. Palacios, through DPW are soliciting proposals to collect and develop geospatial information including attributes for road flooding and other hazards and identifying address coordinates for the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

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(RFP) Marpi Backup Power Feasibility Assessment

August 26, 2021

The Office of Planning and Development (OPD) in partnership with the Department of Public Works (DPW) is soliciting proposals for the development of a backup power feasibility assessment and cost benefit analysis for the Marpi Landfill on Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

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(RFP) Tinian Dump Closure and Facility Feasibility Assessment and Recommendations Report

August 26, 2021

The Office of Planning and Development (OPD) in partnership with the Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Office of the Mayor of Tinian is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to update the 2005 Tinian Dump Closure Comprehensive Study Report and revise recommendations to achieve environmentally compliant waste management on the island of Tinian.

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Collection and Removal of Remaining 2018 Super Typhoon Yutu Debris on the Municipality of Tinian and Aguiguan

August 16, 2021

The Office of Planning and Development (OPD) in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of Tinian is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to develop a work plan and a budget proposal for the collection and removal of remaining Yutu Debris on the Municipality of Tinian and Aguiguan.

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CSDP Final Review by PDAC

August 11, 2021

On July 22, 2021, the third round of public notice and comments closed on the draft Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP). The Office of Planning and Development is currently processing feedback to present the revised plan to the Planning and Development Advisory Council for finalization.

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Building Back Better – MAT Reports Support Smart, Safe Growth in CNMI

August 9, 2021

FEMA's Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) was assigned to the Super Typhoon Yutu event. The MAT identified structural performance as the most important factor in recovery costs and community disruption.

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Highlights from the Natural Resources Taskforce – SER Presentation

July 27, 2021

In June 2021, representatives from the CNMI's Natural Resources Taskforce provided a "virtual tour" of ongoing conservation efforts. You can view the presentation here!

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Final Draft Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan Published – Public Comments Requested by July 22, 2021

June 9, 2021

Review and comment on the Revised Draft CSDP – community review and comments are requested by July 22, 2021. Public Meetings will be held virtually and in-person on Tinian, Rota, and Saipan. Please check the OPD calendar for time, location, and registration details or RSVP to planning@opd.gov.mp with the subject line "Public Meetings" to learn more

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