28 Jun 2010

Guam's Govenor and the CNMI Govenor repeat call to delay US troop move from Japan

6:12 am on 28 June 2010

The request by Guam and the Northern Marianas to delay the implementation of the military buildup in Guam beyond 2014 still needs U.S. and Japanese backing.

Guam's Govenor Felix Camacho and the CNMI Governor, Benigno Fitial, reiterated their call for the 2014 buildup date to be pushed back at a summit of Micronesian presidents, governors and delegates.

But the executive director of the Joint Guam Programme Office, John Jackson, said both the U.S. and Japan governments are still looking at 2014 as the target date for the buildup.

The Joint Guam Programme Office oversees the planned military buildup in Guam estimated to be worth 10 billion to 20 billion US dollars .