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UH Still Hard-Pressed to Address Repair and Maintenance Backlog

The backlog is estimated at more than $400 million, and this year the college has $54.6 million to spend to address it.

·By Alia Wong

The $54.6 million the University of Hawaii at Manoa is slated to spend on basic repair and maintenance work this year will hardly make a dent in the school’s notorious backlog, officials say.

Deferred construction and basic upkeep on UH’s flagship campus — ranging from building renovations to paint jobs — make up the bulk of the university’s more than $400 million backlog. But for now it looks like many of those needs will remain unmet, especially as long-overdue tasks continue to pile up.

That $54.6 million, according to Manoa

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