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Aiea company to build Vietnam War pavilions at Punchbowl

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is awarding an Aiea company a $4 million contract to build two Vietnam War pavilions at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. 

Innovative-Mira Joint Venture will build two pavilions next to two existing flag poles flanking the processional stairs of the Honolulu Memorial. 

One pavilion will include Vietnam War battle maps complementing existing World War II and Korean War battle maps. The other pavilion will serve as an orientation center.

The corps said Wednesday the architectural style of the new structures will be consistent with existing map gallery pavilions. 

Fung Associates, Inc. of Honolulu is the lead architect and designer for the project. Construction is expected to be finished by November.

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