The foundations for the new central prison have been laid. Present at the foundation laying ceremony were Minister for the Interior Kutlu Evren, Minister for Public Works Metin Avran and Cafer Gurcafer, the President of the Turkish Cypriot Building Contractors Union.
Minister Evren said the new prison project was important since the construction of a new prison had been on the agenda for many years.
The prison will be T shaped and will be located near Minarelikoy. It is being constructed by a consortium of Turkish company Metro Engineering and Korman Construction from the TRNC at a cost of 75 million TL.