The new U.S. Embassy in Yerushalayim is going to cost a bit more than President Donald Trump had estimated. Make that nearly 100 times more.
The Maryland-based firm Desbuild Limak D&K was awarded a $21.2 million contract to design and build “compound security upgrades” to the embassy, according to official documents uploaded this week, Al-Monitor reported.
The U.S. has already spent $335,402 to refurbish the embassy, formerly a consulate, ahead of its May opening. President Trump told reporters in March that the costs were an estimated $250,000.
The Trump administration has not announced when it plans to begin construction on a permanent embassy.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.