PORTALES — A five-year capital plan for Eastern New Mexico University received approval from the ENMU Board of Regents in preparation for presentation to the state Higher Education Department to seek funding for projects to be financed this year by general obligation (GO) bonds.

The projects for which GO bonds will be requested include a new Agricultural and Art Annex building for $15 million and a Health Sciences building for $18 million, Tony Major, ENMU’s chief financial officer said. In addition, Major said, ENMU will seek $3 million to cover inflation-related cost increases for improvements at the Student Academic Services building. About $9 million in state funds for this project have been approved by the New Mexico Legislature.