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Nigeria: US to build new $ 319 million consulate general in Lagos

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The United States has awarded a $ 319 million contract to build a new Consulate General in Lagos.

A statement signed by the Information Officer, Public Affairs Section (PAS),

The United States Consulate General in Lagos, Temitayo Famutimi, said the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations has announced the Design-Build Award for the United States Consulate General in Lagos.

The statement further revealed that the State Department awarded Federal, LLC of Lombard, Illinois, the $ 319 million design-build contract for the new U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria.

The statement said the 12.2-acre site of the new Consulate General is part of Eko Atlantic, a development led by South Energyx Nigeria Limited in conjunction with Lagos State.

He said the location will provide the future diplomatic campus and its neighbors with access to modern and sustainable infrastructure, including an 8.5 km sea wall designed to protect the city from sea level rise and the sea. coastal erosion.

According to the statement, Ennead Architects of New York, New York is the design architect, revealing that the new Consulate General will provide a modern and resilient platform for diplomacy in Nigeria and is expected to be completed in 2027.

The statement noted that since the department’s capital security construction program began in 1999, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 168 new diplomatic facilities, adding that OBO currently has more than 50 active projects, in design or construction. worldwide.

He said OBO provides safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support U.S. diplomats in advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad.

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