US Dedicates new Embassy in Malabo

The US has dedicated its new Embassy in Malabo, which has been described by the US as a ‘symbol of our friendship and bilateral relationship with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea’.
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Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Mark L. Asquino presided over the dedication of the new U.S. Embassy complex in Malabo Wednesday, the State Department said here.

It said the new multi-building complex provides embassy employees with a safe, secure, and modern workplace.

Situated on a 12.5-acre site in the Malabo Dos section of the capital, the complex includes a chancery building, a service/utility building, an access pavilion, Chief of Mission residence, Deputy Chief of Mission residence, staff housing, and a recreational facility.

The US$71 million project incorporates numerous sustainable features to conserve resources and reduce operating costs, including an energy recovery unit that reduces the need for heating and cooling, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, and the use of regional and recycled materials.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Programme, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 108 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 36 projects in design or under construction.

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