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United States dedicates new U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney with Secretary Kerry_Ribbon Cutting Ceremony_558x234

Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney with Secretary Kerr at the Embassy ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney, Overseas Buildings Operations Principal Deputy Director William Moser, alongside other VIPs and local officials, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.

The new $163 million campus is situated on an 11-acre site in the Leninsky District. Sustainable features to conserve resources and reduce operating costs include energy-efficient lighting, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, and daylight harvesting. The project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification and is projected to receive LEED® Silver certification.

Karn Charuhas Chapman and Twohey of Washington, D.C., is the design architect, and Sorg Architects of Washington, D.C., is the architect of record. ECCI Construction of Burlingame, California constructed the complex.

Since 1999, as part of the Department’s Capital Security Construction Program, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has completed 129 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 55 projects in design or under construction.