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Thursday, February 10 2011

Seoul — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District and Shinsaegye Construction Co., Ltd., held a ground breaking ceremony for a new Multipurpose Training Facility on Camp Carroll Feb. 9.

The Multipurpose Training Facility will be a two-story concrete and steel structure in the location of the former Camp Carroll Library. Shinsaegye Construction has already demolished the old library as part of the contract. The facility will provide units at Camp Carroll with space to host a number of different types of training.

The facility is a Republic of Korea In-Kind project scheduled to be complete April 2012.

Chief Cha, Moo-kil, Ministry of National Defence-Defence Installation Agency, and Norman Boeman, Deputy Chief, FED Construction Division, gave congratulatory remarks at the ceremony.

"Project manager Mr. Won, Yong-an and I will dedicate ourselves to construct this building with passion and the highest standards," said Cha.

Cha went on to express confidence in the contractor.

"The construction company for this project, Shinsaegye Construction, has 20 years of experience. I believe they have the capability to complete this project in a safe and timely manner," said Cha.

Boeman thanked everyone who worked and dedicated themselves to making the project happen thus far.

"This groundbreaking ceremony represents a milestone in teamwork and partnership to meet the needs, hopes, and dreams of the Army and the soldiers and families here at Camp Carroll."

A number of quality of life projects already exist in the vicinity of the Multipurpose Training Facility, all built by FED.

"The Far East District has worked with us to build this entire street," said William Christman, Installation Deputy Commander, Department of Public Works.

The Multipurpose Training Facility will be within walking distance of other notable FED projects including the Camp Carroll Lodge, gym, community activity center, new library and a new dining facility currently under construction.