Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 4, 2010


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and Bureau of Administration announced today the award of a $511 million contract to build the New Office Building Addition and Phase II of housing at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The project will be constructed by Caddell Construction, Inc. of Montgomery, Alabama and consists of an addition to the chancery and additional permanent housing. The scheduled completion date for the project is June 2014.

In 2009, the Department awarded contracts to a joint venture of ECCE International Constructors and Tepe-Metag JV of Virginia Beach, Virginia to construct a New Office Building Annex and Phase I housing. The groundbreaking on these two facilities took place in May 2010, with scheduled completion date of June 2012.

In the last nine years, OBO has completed 72 new diplomatic facilities and has moved more than 21,000 U.S. Government employees into safer, more secure and more functional facilities, with another 33 new facilities in design and construction.

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



PRN: 2010/1406