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

Announcements

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. We look forward to seeing Garapan transformed into a world-class destination that is attractive for residents and visitors alike!

Press Release: Climate Change Brings Challenges for the CNMI

Announcements

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. Threatened resources include high-value coastal infrastructure and the millions of dollars that ocean ecosystems add to the CNMI economy annually, according to the report by the Pacific Islands...

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

Announcements

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 planning@opd.gov.mp if you have something you’d like to add to the agenda. Meeting materials will be posted at opd.gov.mp soon!

Job Announcement: GIS Specialist

Announcements

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. The GIS Specialist will...

January 21, 2021 PDAC Meeting

Public Notice

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 planning@opd.gov.mp.

Next Taskforces Planning Meeting January 20, 2021 at 2pm

Announcements

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. These meetings are a chance for OPD and our planning partners to...

Planning for a Sustainable CNMI in 2021 and Beyond!

Announcements

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!

December 22, 2020 PDAC Meeting

Public Notice

December 11, 2020

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 December 22th, 2020. The agenda is below for your reference. For details regarding how to attend this e-meeting please contact planning@opd.gov.mp.

Request for Proposals – Seeking Soil Specialist

RFP

November 14, 2020

BECQ currently has the following Request for Proposals and Scopes of Work available: RFP21-BECQ/DEQ-011 – SOIL SPECIALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL WETLAND CONDITION ASSESSMENT – Submission Due Date: December 9, 2020  

Public Notice: Public Comments on Plans Requested

Announcements

November 10, 2020

This announcement is to provide public notice that three plans relevant to planning elements outlined under Public Law 20-20 have been submitted to the Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) for review. This includes watershed management plans for Garapan and Talakhaya as well as the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). A working draft of...