KOA customs facility dedicated

  • Contractor Nan Inc. completed the Federal Inspection Services facility project under budget and ahead of schedule with the final price tag coming in at $58.7 million, $700,000 under the contract award amount. The project was also delivered ahead of a December deadline the state had to open the permanent facility to ensure Hawaii continued to have a second international gateway. (Courtesy DOT/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Contractor Nan Inc. completed the Federal Inspection Services facility project under budget and ahead of schedule with the final price tag coming in at $58.7 million, $700,000 under the contract award amount. The project was also delivered ahead of a December deadline the state had to open the permanent facility to ensure Hawaii continued to have a second international gateway. (Courtesy DOT/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kahu Daniel Akaka Jr. dedicates the permanent Federal Inspection Services building Tuesday morning at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole. From left: HDOT Deputy Director for Airports, Ross Higashi; Gov. David Ige; Kahu Daniel Akaka Jr.; Mayor Mitch Roth; and Hawaii District Airports Manager Chauncey Wong-Yuen. (Courtesy DOT/Special to West Hawaii Today)

A handful of dignitaries gathered Tuesday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole for a small ceremony to dedicate a permanent Federal Inspection Services facility.