Panama: $130 Million for 'Prison City'
Some of the money needed for its construction will be obtained by selling two existing penitentiaries.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
"El Renacer" and the female rehabilitation center "Cecilia de Chiari" would be sold, but there is no estimated value for them.
The Ministry of Government and Justice will proceed to preselect a number of companies interested in developing the project.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cortes and representatives of companies based in the area had expressed concern at having a jail facility in the area.
The Panamanian President indicated that the recommendations of the National Coalition for Development on the subject are not binding.
The Interior Ministry has created two tenders for the design and construction of prisons in the West and in Chiriqui.
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