DOJ to invite bidders for PH's first prison PPP


Posted at Feb 27 2015 06:43 PM | Updated as of Feb 28 2015 02:43 AM

MANILA – The P50.11 billion regional prison facilities to be built through the public-private partnership (PPP) program is set to be launched by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The DOJ said the official invitation to interested bidders for the country's first prison PPP project will be issued by the end of the month.

A conference will then be held on March 20 to present the project to interested groups.

The contract for the PPP project involves the financing, detailed design and construction, and maintenance of the prison facility, which will be located in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.

The project aims to decongest the National Bilibid Prison, which has over 20,000 inmates, according to Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.

“It is the first major PPP project of DOJ and the Bureau of Corrections and also the first of its kind in the country,” she said.

The modern prison facility also aims to create a “humane” prison condition that will provide adequate living spaces, facilities, and address the basic needs of inmates incarcerated in the NBP and the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW).