El Salvador: Proposal to Concession Prisons

Businessmen suggest to fully or partially concession prisons.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The National Association of Private Enterprise (ANEP), presented a public safety strategy plan, which includes the proposal for the country to allow prisons to be given in concession, either wholly or through public-private partnerships.

“Arnoldo Jimenez, executive director of ANEP, said they hope the government listens to their proposals," reported Laprensagrafica.com.

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Will the Port of La Union Ever Be Tendered?

March 2014

Just like in a never ending story, a new problem always arises, such as the requirement now for the State to provide funding for dredging.

Although the Port Act Grant approved by the Legislature in 2011 established that the cost of dredging the Port of La Union shall be borne by the State through the Executive Port Commission (CEPA), the companies pre-qualified to take part in the competition for the award of the operation of the port are now demanding more assurances that the Salvadoran state will meet that commitment.

Prison Concession Moves Forward in Panama

April 2011

The government introduced a bill that will enable private companies to operate penitentiaries.

Once it is discussed by the cabinet, it will be forwarded to the National Assembly. The government intends the law to enter into force in 2011.

"Roxana Méndez, Government Spokesperson, detailed that the plan is to reform Law 55 from 2003 - which organizes the prison system -, to introduce a 'patronage' scheme, that will allow to pass prison management on to the private sector", reported Prensa.com.

$1.2 Million to Design Concession Scheme for Port La Unión

April 2010

Over the next 18 months, the International Financial Corporation (IFC) will design a concession model for port La Unión in El Salvador.

It will be financed with $1 million from IFC and $200.000 from ports authority CEPA, and will be split in three phases. First they will conduct a market study to assess the port’s potential market, and then they will design a new concessions law based on public/private schemes.

What's Going On With La Unión Port in El Salvador?

August 2009

$185 million were spent in the construction of port that is inoperative, and nobody knows when it will operate...

Industrial engineer Carlos G. Romero analyzes the situation in an article published in Laprensagrafica.com. He promises a second chapter, to expand the explanation of the multiple topics revolving around the situation.

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