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Archive for June 22, 2019

Newsline: US began construction of three new consulates in Mexico

The United States is investing more than US $1.5 billion to build a new embassy and several consulates in Mexico including three whose construction started last month. Diplomatic staff and officials from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations held groundbreaking ceremonies during May at sites in Guadalajara, Jalisco; Hermosillo, Sonora; and Nogales, Sonora. (https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/us-began-construction-of-three-new-consulates/) Construction of the new $374-million four-story, energy-efficient consulate in Guadalajara began in the middle of the month. Consul General Robin Matthewman said the facility in the west of the Jalisco capital will have the capacity to attend to 2,000 people per day. The $230-million consulate in Hermosillo and the $211-million facility in Nogales are both expected to be completed in 2022. Their construction will generate 750 jobs for local workers. All three new consulates will be high-security facilities equipped with cutting-edge technology. Commencement of the three new projects follows the beginning of construction in February last year of a new embassy in the Mexico City neighborhood of Nuevo Polanco. It is also expected to open in 2022.

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