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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Isle firm included in military contract

Advertiser Staff and News Services

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United Airlines' parent company yesterday posted a smaller-than-expected $82 million loss for the first quarter, thanks to a jump in passenger revenue.

DAVID J. PHILLIP | Associated Press

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Hawai'i-based contractor Watts Constructors will share in a Mainland military base improvement contract that could be worth up to $300 million.

Seven contractors were selected to participate in the utility construction award, which will involve electrical, lighting, cable TV and communications systems work in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico under the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. The work is expected to last until April 2015.


Business and government leaders will gather in Honolulu on May 14 for the first Hawaii U.S.-Hong Kong Business Forum.

"The forum will give Hawai'i's businesses the latest market intelligence on the business opportunities in mainland China with Hong Kong as the launch pad for accelerating the process of entry and growth," according to a news release from the U.S.-Hong Kong Business Association.

Speakers will include Donald Tong, Hong Kong commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs; Simon Galpin, director-general of Invest Hong Kong; and Louis Ho, regional director, Americas, for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

To register, go to www.ushkforum.org or call Barinna Poon at 383-5008.