$ 9 Million for Prison in El Salvador

By the end of December the bidding for the new penitentiary center "Llobasco" should take place.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The project, worked on by the Ministry of Justice since early this year, will take place in an eight block area.

Irma Mejia, director of the Ministry of Justice, said the work could start in February 2011 when it receives the first part of the loan granted by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) for this project and other works.

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International Tender of Correctional Facility

March 2016

The Ministry of Justice and Public Security in El Salvador is putting out to tender the adaptation of a prison farm in the department of Santa Ana.

Government Purchase LPINT-01-2016 El Salvador-MJSP-DGCP:

"The project called Retrofitting of the Penitentiary Farm in the Department of Santa Ana, will be located at kilometer 72 of highway CA - 12 Metapan, on land where the Fabrica Maquilera used to be located.

Tender For Maximum Security Prison

October 2012

Nicaragua's government plans to put out to tender and build a high-tech maximum security detention center in 2013 with an investment of more than $7 million.

Using money seized from drug traffickers, Nicaragua will attend to it’s prison overpopulation problem, building rehabilitation centers in Managua, Leon and Bluefields, and a maximum security prison facility to house foreign narcotics traffickers.

Honduras: Penitentiary Construction in Choloma Ruled Out

October 2011

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.

After meetings with industry representatives, the Security Ministry said that at present no prison facility will be built on the lands near the industrial area of Choloma, Cortés.

Guatemala to Build Prison in Escuintla

August 2010

The $8 million construction of the 'maximum security' facility in Escuintla is scheduled to begin in 2011.

The director of Guatemala's Penitentiary System (SP in Spanish), Edy Morales, indicated that the design of the plans is currently being worked on, supported by the Law Enforcement Development Unit (NAS-LED). Construction is expected to begin in 2011 and finish two years later.

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