Chile Pushing $540 Million Worth of Prison Projects

December 2004
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/20/2004 Supp Design Build, p5
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This article informs that aiming to quickly plug a shortfall in prison space, the Chilean government is well on its way to delivering $270 million worth of design-build prisons, part of a $540-million program. Paris-based Vinci Group, the most recent contract winner, has just started construction on three prisons. The national government approved Vinci's designs in September 2004. The Vinci contract includes prisons in Santiago, Puerto Montt and Valdivia. Vinci is no stranger to Chile. In 2005, it plans to bid for the next prison contract, estimated at $60 million, for 45,000 sq m of prison space at two sites housing a total of 4,000 inmates.


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