Largest US embassy in world is being built in Armenia

The US embassy in Armenia will be the largest in the world. As a Rosbalt correspondent reports, this was announced yesterday by US Ambassador to Armenia John Ordway.

He said the US embassy, which is currently under construction in the suburbs of Yerevan, will take up 9 hectares of land. The embassy will also have its own energy and water supply. The ambassador explained that there are many people working on various projects in Armenia and this is the reason for building such a large embassy.

According to Mr Ordway, the embassy will be built by spring 2005. About 600 Armenians and 65 Turks are currently working on the building's construction. The present embassy will be sold as soon as the new building is complete.

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