Four companies have applied to participate in the second competition to select a company to build a modern prison in Chisinau.
According to the National Administration of Penitentiary Institutions, in total 24 companies requested documents for participation in the competition. According to the established procedures, within 120 days the working group will study the packages of documents submitted by the companies and evaluate the applications. Evaluation results will be released later. To ensure the transparency and continuity of the process of considering proposals, the representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Finance, the Prosecutor General's Office, the State Chancellery and the National Prison Administration were invited to the work within the team implementing this project, but only representatives of the Ministry of Justice accepted the invitation. Recall that the competition for the selection of a construction company for the construction of a future prison in Chisinau was announced on February 18 in conjunction with the Council of Europe Development Bank. Subsequently, the tender period was extended, given the complexity of the project and the requests of the participants who took part in the competition. As InfoMarket reported earlier, according to a project developed by a consortium of Dutch and Moldovan companies, a new penitentiary complex for 1,600 prisoners will be built within 36 months in the commune of Bubueci in Chisinau municipality. It will replace the prison No.13 in the center of Chisinau. The new prison will have a residential building, one building for transfer, one to provide secondary medical care, as well as an entrance and administrative area. Two parking lots will be built: one for employees of the institution, the other for visitors. The construction project for the new prison, initiated back in 2013, was planned to be completed by 2018. The Council of Europe Development Bank will provide Moldova with a loan of 39 million euros for 20 years with a 5-year deferral of payments for construction of a new prison, and bank will allocate another 1 million euro in the form of a grant. The total cost of the project is 44.5 million euros, considering the fact that the government will direct 4.5 million euros for its implementation. The construction of the new penitentiary institution was dictated by the numerous cases that Moldova lost to the ECHR for the inhuman conditions of detention and the lack of adequate medical care in prisons. // 05.09.2019 - InfoMarket.