Security: $300 Million for Public Infrastructure

CABEI granted a loan to Guatemala to finance the construction and equipping of buildings to be used by the Ministry of the Interior, National Police stations, prisons and other projects.

Monday, May 25, 2020

The $300 million will support the "Investment and Modernization Program for the Justice Sector", which will be implemented by the Guatemalan Ministry of Government, reported the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI).

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The statement states that "... As part of the investment, it is expected that 108,265 square meters of new public infrastructure will be built, and 6,193 square meters will be expanded, which will include the Central Building of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences and the acquisition of equipment for criminal analysis. New courts, judicial warehouses and administrative buildings will be built in the judicial body."

The document adds that "... In the IDPP, the central building will be expanded, and departmental and municipal offices will be built. For its part, the Ministry of the Interior plans to build 24 new police stations and two prisons, as well as equipping patrol cars and surveillance systems, among other things, to facilitate the effective prosecution of crime for the benefit of the Guatemalan population."

Dante Mossi, Executive President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), said that "... the financing is aimed at improving infrastructure and services, which are vital for the competitiveness and progress in the administration and effectiveness of Guatemala's justice system."

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