MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it will spend $240 million to construct new buildings and repair existing ones at its base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
A contracting announcement published Wednesday says up to five companies will be selected to do work that will take place over the next five years. It does not include upgrades to the detention center.
Navy spokeswoman Susan Brink says details about the projects will be made available later.
The Navy also announced that Munilla Construction Management LLC of Miami has been awarded a $63 million contract to build a new school for children of military and civilian personnel at Guantanamo.
Cuba has long sought the return of the base, but the U.S. says it has no plans to give up its oldest overseas Navy installation.
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