US begins construction of new diplomatic mission in Doha

The U.S has commenced construction of its new embassy in Doha, the capital of the tiny gas-rich Gulf country. Designed by Richard Kennedy Architects of Phoenix, Arizona, the structure will be located on a 12-acre property in a new diplomatic zone in Doha’s Wadi al Banat, the media notes.
The facility will facilitate the continuous growth of diplomatic, security, and commercial relations between the US and Qatar.
The new mission will also provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities to enable the continuous growth of US–Qatari diplomatic, security, and commercial relations. The project’s environmentally friendly design, construction, and operations will showcase the finest of American architecture, engineering, and construction.
“Construction of the new embassy building in this vibrant city represents our government’s long term commitment to the relationship with the people of Qatar and similarly the diplomatic investment in this region,” said Brian P McKeon, the US Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.
The new diplomatic compound will be environmentally sustainable, in keeping with US sustainability aims as well as Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
The construction will be completed in 2026. The current US diplomatic mission in the Qatari capital has been located at the present Al Luqtha site for the past 20 years.

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