U.S. breaks ground on new embassy in Suriname

The U.S. Department of State announced Wednesday it has broken ground in Suriname for its new embassy in Paramaribo. The multi-building complex will be constructed on an 8-acre site and will be the workplace for over 100 embassy employees.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   March 6, 2014 at 5:46 PM

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State broke ground Wednesday on a new embassy in Suriname.

The new embassy will be a multi-building complex located on an 8-acre plot in Paramaribo's Morgenstond development. The embassy location will feature a two-story chancery/office building, three access pavilions, maintenance shops, a warehouse, and recreation facilities.

It will provide a working space for more than 100 embassy employees.

The building project is designed to be eco-friendly and aims to achieve Silver Certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's U.S. Green Building Council.

[State Department]

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