CUC owes vendors $1.3M in Yutu expenses

THE Commonwealth Utilities Corp. owes its vendors $1.36 million in Typhoon Yutu-related expenses.

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Commonwealth Utilities Corp. Executive Director Gary Camacho confers with acting chief financial officer Corina Magofna  during the CUC board meeting on Wednesday.  Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

The total amount used to be $16.9 million, but CUC had paid $15.5 million as of March 31, its acting chief financial officer Corina Magofna reported to the CUC board on Wednesday.

CUC’s typhoon expenses included $5.4 million for labor; $2.2 million, equipment rental; $309,684, fuel and diesel for vehicles; $546,838, materials and supplies; $566,011, other services; $46,201, car rental; $251,217, repairs and maintenance; $531,926, meals; $175,000, generator for Tinian; $12,228, submersible pump; $6.4 million, Guam Power Authority; $169,161, Guam Waterworks Authority; and $315,000, JJ Global.

Of its total Yutu expenses, CUC requested $9.7 million in reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and of this amount, CUC has already received $6.3 million, Magofna said.

She added that CUC also requested $4.3 million in reimbursement for expenses related to Typhoon Soudelor which hit Saipan in Aug. 2015. She said CUC may get the reimbursement this month.

On April 15, 2019, she added, CUC received a $228,000 reimbursement for the Typhoon Soudelor water system mitigation project.