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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 050-97
February 06, 1997

BUDGET FOR FY 1998 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

The Department of Defense Military Construction request for Fiscal Year 1998 appropriations totals $8.4 billion. The request includes over 260 major construction projects at more than 175 locations to provide facilities needed by the Armed Forces, the Defense Agencies, and for NATO Security Investments.

This request provides $2.1 billion for military construction (including environmental compliance), $2.1 billion for base closure activities, and $.2 billion for the NATO Security Investment Program.

The balance of the program provides $.3 billion for planning and design and minor construction of future projects, $3.0 billion for operating and maintaining over 350,000 family housing units, and $.7 billion for constructing and improving family housing units.

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