Construction for Phase 1 of the new provincial jail is now on-going at Brgy. Lower Sagadan, in the coastal town of Baroy. The new correctional facility is expected to accomodate 400 male inmates.

Tubod, Lanao del Norte – Two two-storey correctional facility for male inmates is now being constructed at Brgy. Lower Sagadan, in the coastal town of Baroy to serve as the new provincial jail of Lanao del Norte.

Under Phase 1, a total of seven buildings will be constructed by Prima Construction who is the winning contractor for the provincial jail project. This include two two-storey male prison building, an administration building, a powerhouse building, a kitchen building, and a guard house.

Phase 1 has a budget of P44.3-million and also include the construction of the prison’s main perimeter fence, a secondary perimeter fence, a drainage system and a water system.  The design also incorporates provisions for CCTV and communication systems.

“This major project is now being implemented under the administration of Governor Khalid Dimaporo.  He wanted to ensure that the prisoners are treated humanely and for the living conditions at the present provincial jail to greatly improve”, explained Construction Manager Rudy Campano.

Construction for Phase 1 is set to be completed on July of this year and in time for the “57th Araw ng Lanao del Norte” celebration.

The two jail buildings are expected to accomodate a maximum of 400 male inmates with each room having 10 inmates only. All rooms has its own comfort room and dining area. Each of the prison building also has its own basketball court for the recreational activities of the inmates.

Phase 2 includes the female prison facility and an infirmary building which would bring the total project cost to P70-million.

The construction design of the new correctional facility was created by personnel from the Provincial Engineer’s Office.

“We really welcome the construction of the new provincial jail.  This facility will not only provide better accommodation’s and comfort for the inmates but it will also be a more safe working environment for our provincial guards. We’re truly thankful to Governor Khalid Dimaporo, Vice-Governor Cristy Atay and the rest of our active boardmembers”, expressed OIC Provincial Warden Nemesio Dimpas.  VNL/PIO-LDN