Two penitentiaries with capacity of 1,900 to be built in Romania, costs amount to EUR 177m

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Two penitentiaries will be built in the counties of Prahova and Buzau, following a EUR 177 million loan from the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), in view of consolidating the penitentiary system and improving the detention conditions.

The National Penitentiaries Administration informs in a release that CEB has announced the EUR 177 million loan on November 19, 2018, “in order to consolidate the penitentiary system and improving the detention conditions. The CEB loan is a major contribution for the Governmental plans to improve the quality and the capacity of the penitentiary institutions, according to the schedule for measures during 2018-2024, in order to solve the overcrowding problems and the detention conditions, adopted by memorandum by the Romanian Government.”

According to the source, the CEB funds will be used to build two penitentiaries in the locality of Berceni, Prahova County with a capacity of 1,000 places and in Unguriu, Buzau County, with a capacity of 900.

The CEB will also support the building of facilities for the staff in the system, for training and professional development, in Pantelimon town, Ilfov County and Rodbav, Brasov County, the same source reads.

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