United States to Build New Emergency Operations Center in Partnership with National Emergency Management Agency
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, will construct a new Emergency Operations Center for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) through a design-build contract awarded to Mongolian Properties, LLC. The three-story, 1,250 square meter building will be at the National Rescue Brigade’s Ulaanbaatar location, and construction is expected to begin April 2024 and finish by February 2025.
This new operations center is a continuation of the expanding relationship between the U.S. Department of Defense and NEMA, who have worked together closely in recent years on joint training events including “Gobi Wolf” and “Teak Magic.” Through these events, military service members and first responders from the United States, Mongolia, and countries around the world have improved their skills in disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, and rescue operations.
The project is one of a series in Mongolia funded by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command under the U.S. Department of Defense’s Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid efforts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is also currently building a kindergarten in Tosontsengel, which will serve 150 students and is expected to be completed in late February 2024.