Agreements reached for creation of 2,400 emergency accommodation places

UDI Logo, minor asylum seekersLogo UDI. Photo Norway Today Media

Directorate of Immigration has signed framework agreements for creation of 2408 emergency accommodation places which can be used if there should be many asylum seekers to the country.

This is not overnight accommodation being created now but places should be available when an extraordinary number of asylum seekers arrive in Norway, said by Immigration Directorate (UDI).

Directorate of Immigration wanted to conclude framework agreements for emergency accommodation with up to 20,000 places across the country to cover any need for accommodation beyond the existing reception places.

There will be 44 invitations to tenders to create a total of 6,748 places. One of the reasons why it was entered into as few framework agreements in relation to the number of received tenders was that many of the bidders could not demonstrate that they had use permits.

New tenders will be announced soon with a view to increase the number of emergency accommodation places in order to ensure proper readiness.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today