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Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $11.2 Million to Rehabilitate Roadway Infrastructure

February 10, 2021

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $11.2 million grant to the Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, to rehabilitate roadway infrastructure within Garapan, a commercial district of Saipan. OPD thanks EDA for funding the Garapan Revitalization Project as well as Governor Torres and Lt. Governor Palacios, the Garapan Revitalization Taskforce, our partners in the Built Environment Taskforce, and all stakeholders who helped to identify and work to fill this unmet infrastructure investment need.

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Press Release: Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI

January 28, 2021

Hotter weather, stronger typhoons, coral reef death, and human health risks are among the major challenges detailed in a new report on climate change in the CNMI.

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Thank you 1/20 Presenters! Please Save the Date for 4/28!

January 21, 2021

Thank you to our planning partners that presented at yesterday’s Taskforces meeting! Please save the date for our next quarterly meeting on 4/28 and contact us at if you have something you’d like to add to the agenda. Meeting materials will be posted at soon!

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Job Announcement: GIS Specialist

January 13, 2021

The CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management (DCRM) is seeking to hire a full-time (40hrs/week) GIS Specialist. Under the supervision of the DCRM Director, the employee will lead DCRM’s GIS program, providing data management, coordination, and analytical support, as well as web application development and data access via DCRM’s web-based portal.

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January 21, 2021 PDAC Meeting

January 8, 2021

This announcement is to provide public notice of the regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) to be held at 2pm on January 21th, 2021. The agenda is below for your reference. For details regarding how to attend this e-meeting please contact

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Next Taskforces Planning Meeting January 20, 2021 at 2pm

January 7, 2021

The Office of Planning and Development (OPD), under the CNMI Office of the Governor, would like to invite all interested community members to join OPD’s Built Environment, Natural Resources, and Socio-Economic/Disaster Risk Reduction Taskforces at their upcoming planning meetings on January 20, 2021.

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Planning for a Sustainable CNMI in 2021 and Beyond!

January 1, 2021

The Office of Planning and Development is supporting sustainable growth for CNMI in the decade ahead. Wishing our partners and CNMI family a good New Year and here’s to our sustainable future!

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