More outstanding stewardship of U.S. taxpayer dollars...
U.S. taxpayers footing the bill for security at unused 'Ghost Hotel' in Kabul pic.twitter.com/IgKn62kRRe— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) November 18, 2016
$85 MILLION GOES POOF IN THE NIGHT
The Marriott Hotel in Afghanistan was supposed to be a 209-room, five-star hotel next to a 150-unit luxury apartment complex. But the two buildings, adjacent to the U.S. embassy in Kabul, were never completed, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
Now abandoned and uninhabitable, the buildings are costing American taxpayers, who must pay for U.S. embassy personnel to secure the site. What could have been a top hotel and apartment complex now pose a security threat to the U.S. embassy.
SIGAR released a letter today to the organization that was supposed to supervise the project, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and highlighted "serious deficiencies in the management and oversight" of the $85 million in OPIC loans made for the building's construction.
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