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U.S. dedicates new embassy in Dominican Republic

The new U.S. embassy in Santo Domingo was dedicated on Tuesday.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   June 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State dedicated its new embassy in Santo Domingo Tuesday.

The new embassy complex is situated in the city's Altos de Arroyo Hondo section on a 16-acre site. The embassy's location features a chancery, U.S. Marine Corps residence, three access pavilions, a support annex and community facilities.

Built with sustainability in mind, the $193 million project included the installation of "a 345 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic array, light-emitting diode (LED) site lighting, and water reuse from an on-site wastewater treatment plant to irrigate site plantings," the State Department noted.

Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy, Ambassador James Brewster, and Principal Deputy Director of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Heather Townsend were on hand for Tuesday's dedication.

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