Monday, June 27, 2016

U.S. Dedicates New U.S. Embassy in Mbabane, Swaziland

Photo: US Embassy, Swaziland

Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
Washington, DC
June 27, 2016

In an important symbol of enduring friendship with Swaziland, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador Lisa Peterson, and Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) Principal Deputy Director William Moser, alongside local officials, dedicated the new U.S. Embassy in Swaziland on Saturday, June 25.

The new $141 million campus is situated on an 8.9-acre site in the Ezulwini Valley. Sustainable features to conserve resources and reduce operating costs include a photovoltaic system, light-emitting diode (LED) site lighting, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, on-site wastewater treatment, and drought-tolerant landscaping.

Karn Charuhas Chapman and Twohey of Washington, D.C., is the design architect. Page Southerland Page of Washington, D.C., is the architect of record. B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama, constructed the complex.

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