IBT Group of Miami wins bid to design, build and equip $27 million Panama City prison

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IBT Group of Miami says it has been awarded the contract to build a $27.6 million Women’s Rehabilitation Center (CEFERE) in Panama City.

“The ability to improve the living conditions of the inmates at the Women’s Rehabilitation Center was especially interesting to us, because it falls in line with IBT’s social commitment to help improve the lives of others,” said Daniel Toledano, managing director and chief operating officer. “Therefore, it was gratifying that the Panamanian government selected our bid to design, construct and equip a quality facility of this type,”

The new 161,459-sq. ft. center, which will have the capacity to house 732 inmates, is located in the district of Pacora, east of the metropolitan area of Panama City. Modern techniques in design and construction will be applied, as well as materials that ensure high strength, durability, low maintenance and sustainable building.

The complex will include a school, university, chapel, workshops for making clothing, auditorium, health clinic, maternity home, playground, sports fields, homes of different levels of security and custody housing.

“The design of the new center also will be inclined toward the physical and psychological well-being of inmates in compliance with the Panamanian law aimed at improving the living conditions of women prisoners, through security, respect for human rights, rehabilitation and social reintegration,” Toledano said.

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