HONOLULU -- The state of Hawaii is spending $23.6 million on
security and infrastructure repairs to its cruise ship piers in
Honolulu, Nawiliwili on Kauai, Hilo and Kona on the Big Island and
at Kahului on Maui.
Most of the improvements are in the design phase and should be
complete in two years, according to Jadine Urasaki, deputy director
of the state transportation department.
At Nawiliwili, the state is creating more berthing areas. At the
Kona Pier, the plan is to add wheelchair access and strengthen the