News Releases

Category: Disaster Response
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluates Convention Center, Blaisdell Center for use as alternate-care-sites

    In response to the spread of coronavirus in Honolulu, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District technical survey team conducted two initial planning and site assessments this week for possible conversion into Alternate Care Facilities (ACFs). On Monday, the team surveyed the 204,000 sq. ft. Kamehameha Room in the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, including the 65,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, on Wednesday. On Friday, the USACE site assessment team will be surveying additional sites on Maui.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identifies six Pacific civil works studies to be accomplished with 2019 supplemental funding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced Jan. 14 several civil works studies that will be accomplished with funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. Honolulu District will manage six FY19 Emergency Supplemental studies, two each for Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The U.S. is committed to the vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific and the Corps is committed to providing world class engineering technical assistance for the people and governments of the Pacific region.