CNMI receives additional FEMA grant for sports facility repair

Oleai Sports Complex was destroyed by super typhoon Yutu in October 2018. Photo courtesy of Saipan Tribune

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1.7 million to Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands for the repair of the island's sports complex damaged by super typhoon Yutu in 2018.

"This funding from FEMA's public assistance program is crucial to the CNMI's ability to bring our Oleai Sports Complex back to pre-typhoon condition," CNMI Gov. Ralph Torres said.

"We have a shared goal of looking out for our athletes and our commitment to ensuring a space for our citizens to engage in sporting activities and athletic events, as we have done so for decades at the local, regional and international level. We are thankful to Region IX Administrator Bob Fenton and his team here in the CNMI for this FEMA assistance. Our partnership will help us build a stronger Marianas.”