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Contract Awarded for the Phase 1 Construction of the New Office Compound for the American Insitute in Taiwan


Media Note
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 20, 2009

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The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations and the Bureau of Administration announced the award of a $54.4 million contract to build Phase 1 of the New Office Compound (NOC) in Taipei, Taiwan.

The NOC Phase 1 contract in Taipei will be constructed by Weston Solutions, Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
by Weston Solutions, Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Phase 1 consists of site clearing and grading, construction of perimeter security systems, vehicular and pedestrian access control facilities, recreational facilities, guard quarters, maintenance buildings and surface parking and parking structure.

Phase 2 will consist of the construction of a new office building which is presently in design and will be awarded at a future date to complete the facility.

The 16 acre (6.5 hectares) site located in the Nei-Hu District in Taipei was acquired on a long-term 99 year lease from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office.

The NOC will replace the American Institute in Taiwan’s current office facility. The proposed completion date for Phase 1 is 2011. The new office building in Phase 2 is expected to be completed approximately 30 months after contract award.

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




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