The deadline for submitting applications for the construction of the first modern prison in Moldova (in Chisinau municipality) has been extended until June 24.

The deadline for submitting applications for the construction of the first modern prison in Moldova (in Chisinau municipality) has been extended until June 24.

This is stated in the message of the Council of Europe Development Bank, which finances this project. The decision to extend the deadline for submission of applications for tender for the construction of the prison from May 20 to June 24 is due to the fact that business entities did not have time to prepare their proposals in accordance with the requirements, since this is a very complex structure. As InfoMarket agency reported earlier, it is planned that the new penitentiary institution will be built in compliance with European standards in the near Bubueci locality of Chisinau municipality. The international competition for the selection of a company that will be engaged in the construction of a penitentiary started in February this year. Construction work can last about 36 months. The project of the Chisinau prison was developed by a consortium of Dutch and Moldovan companies. The construction of the new penitentiary institution was dictated by numerous cases lost by Moldova to the ECHR for inhuman conditions of detention and the lack of adequate medical care in prisons. The new prison will be designed for about 1.6 thousand prisoners, the conditions of their detention will be significantly improved. According to the project, the new prison will have a residential building, one building for translation, one for providing secondary medical care, as well as entrance and administrative zones. Two parking lots will be built: one for the staff of the institution, the other for visitors. The project to build a new prison, initiated back in 2013, was planned to be completed by 2018. The total budget was then estimated at 44.5 million euros. It was expected that the Council of Europe Development Bank will provide Moldova with a loan of 39 million euros for 20 years with a 5-year delay in payments for construction of a new prison, and the bank will allocate another 1 million euros in the form of a grant. The total cost of the project is 44.5 million euros, considering that the government will allocate 4.5 million euros for its implementation. // 18.05.2019 - InfoMarket.

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