As part of the national effort to combat the spread of Covid-19, some 20 prisons have been equipped with equipment and raw materials to reach a production capacity of 20,000 masks per day.
This project to manufacture protective masks in production units within penal establishments has received financial support from the United Nations Development Program Office (UNDP) as part of the cooperation between it and the General Delegation to the Penitentiary Administration and to Reintegration (DGAPR), said on Wednesday a joint press release from the two entities.
The objective of this collaboration is twofold, adds the same source, specifying that it is, on the one hand, contributing to the prevention of Covid-19 by equipping the workshops for making protective masks and, on the other On the other hand, to train prisoners in new tailoring techniques and in new adapted practices requested by the labor market and thus prepare their reintegration.
All stages of production are subject to controls in force and comply with health standards adopted at national level and meet the conditions required by the supervisory departments.
This innovative initiative, initiated by the DGAPR, has enabled prisoners in penal establishments to develop their skills and contribute to everyone’s effort to remedy the pandemic, the statement concluded.