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CUC plans to build consolidated facility

THE Commonwealth Utilities Corp. is working on a plan to build its own facility, where it will consolidate its operations, CUC Executive Director Gary Camacho said.

He said CUC will choose a convenient location that is accessible to customers, he added.

Planning for the new CUC building may be completed this year, Camacho said.

“We are considering a consolidated location for operations and administration to include customer service,” he said.

Rep. Roman Benavente, a member of the House Committee on Public Utilities, Transportation and Communications, said he supports the plan but implementing it may be a big challenge for CUC.

He said CUC must have adequate funding for the construction of a new building which should be in the central part of the island so it will be accessible and convenient for the customers from the north and the south.

CUC, he added, should also set up a paying station in the Kagman area.

Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios said CUC is considering Puerto Rico as a possible site for its new building.

“We encouraged him to complete the plan,” he said, referring to Camacho.

CUC’s main offices are located at the Joeten Building in Dandan for which it pays $13,884 a month.

For its power division office in Oleai, CUC pays $5,335 per month.

“We are spending lots of money on rent,” Camacho said.