The U.S. and Japanese governments agree on facilities improvement at Camp Schwab

June 9, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

On June 6 at the joint U.S.-Japan Commission, the U.S. and Japanese governments reaffirmed their agreement to improve 23 facilities in the U.S. military Camp Schwab, including communication buildings and welfare facilities.

On June 6 at the Japan-U.S. Joint Committee, the U.S. and Japanese governments reaffirmed their agreement to improve 23 facilities in the U.S. military Camp Schwab, including communication buildings and welfare facilities, in association with the construction of a new base at Henko in Nago City to relocate the Futenma Air Station. The upgrade also includes demolition work around the coastal area.

The agreement on facility improvement comes after the commencement of landfill for the new base construction. It is an effort to accelerate the construction. Reorganization of facilities in Schwab accompanying the construction of the new base was included in the reorganization road map of May 2006.
There are 23 buildings, including communication facilities, compound shops, welfare facilities, four auditoriums and related facilities. The total area is about 42,800 square meters. The maintenance also includes optical cables connecting Schwab and Torii communication facilities and roads within Henoko ammunition storage area. The project cost of facility improvement is estimated at 15.9 billion yen.

A facility in the south part of Henokozaki which corresponds to the runway part of the new base will be demolished.

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana) 

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