Contractor Blamed For Baghdad Embassy Flaws Hired For More Jobs

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Warren P. Strobel McClatchy Newspapers

The Kuwaiti contractor that's building the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad -- behind schedule and plagued by allegations of shoddy construction and safety flaws -- is still winning lucrative new contracts to build U.S. diplomatic installations overseas.

Late last month, First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting Co. was part of a team that won a $122 million State Department contract to build a U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to contract documents.

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