Mayor asks TMT to delay construction for two more months

//Mayor asks TMT to delay construction for two more months

The current truce between the Thirty Meter Telescope and its opponents might be extended by another two months at the request of Mayor Harry Kim.

In late December, Kim approached leaders of the anti-TMT protest with an offer to reopen the Maunakea Access Road — which had at the time been closed and occupied by protesters for more than five months — and a promise from TMT officials that no attempts to build the observatory would take place until at least the end of February.

With the end of the month less than two weeks away, Kim said he has worked to try to extend the grace period, to give both sides an opportunity to find common ground and reach some kind of mutual agreement.

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