Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 1, 2009

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and the Bureau of Administration announced today the award of a $110.8 million contract to build a New Office Annex (NOX), housing, and support facilities to be located at the Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen.

The New Office Annex and housing will be constructed by Zafer Contracting Construction and Trade Company, Inc. of Ankara, Turkey.

The project consists of a New Office Annex which will accommodate 57 desks and on compound housing. The NOX and the housing will provide safe, secure, and functional facilities for the employees who will work and will reside at the embassy.

On September 17, 2008, terrorist attacked the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a. A number of explosions occurred in the vicinity of the Embassy’s main gate killing Yemeni civilians and security personnel.

The scheduled completion date for the New Office Annex and housing is January 2013.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Blyth at or on (703) 875-4131.

PRN: 2009/988