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Office of the Spokesman
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October 9, 2007
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2007/oct/93342.htm

NEC Additional Projects Cost Estimates

QUESTION: What is the cost for the new embassy follow-on projects involving additional office space and accommodations not included in original contract? Is the $144 million figure reported in the media accurate? Is it a fixed cost?

ANSWER: The $144 million referenced in media reports are working estimates of the costs for follow-on projects to provide additional secure office space for civilian and military personnel and accommodations for additional civilian personnel on the new embassy compound.

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