The U.S. Embassy Starts Construction of its New Premises
Mrs. Marcia S. Bernicat, U S Ambassador to Senegal, Ambassador Abdou Salam Diallo, representing the Senegalese Prime Minister and Mr. Rod Evans, Director General of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureaus of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), launched on July 19, 2010 the construction project of a new Embassy compound in Dakar.
The NEC in Dakar will be constructed by B.L. Harbert, International of Birmingham, Alabama. The project consists of a chancery building, three compound access control facilities, Marine Security Guard Quarters, a parking garage, a recreation facility, vehicle maintenance, shop facility, and a mail screening facility. The NEC will provide a more secure, safer, and more functional facility for the 525 employees who will work at the embassy.
The construction of new premises of the Embassy during the fiftieth anniversary of the independence of Senegal reflects the importance of bilateral relations between the two countries. The relationships between the United States and Senegal are strong based on mutual respect and common values such as respect for human rights, laws, political and social justice and transparency.
The scheduled completion date for the Dakar NEC is spring 2013.