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On the border of Latvia and Russia completed construction work on the construction of a 93-kilometre long fence with barbed wire. On Monday, March 11, reports Delfi.
As recalled by the representative of the State border guard of Latvia Kristina Peterson, covering all 283,6 kilometers the boundaries of the project provided for the establishment of wooden trails, patrol paths, control strips and the fence, puts The Baltic Course
The fence height of 2.7 meters was installed on certain parts of the border based on the analysis of possible violations. Total project costs exceed € 21 million.
By 2019, the process equipment of the 207-kilometer-long border strip and the 93-kilometer fence. Fully bring order to the border area is planned by 2020.
Finding a decrease in the number of violations in the areas where they built the fence, the guards stated the need for construction of another 100 kilometers of fences. This will require more of 5.6 million euros, the government this money is not allocated.
In addition, the Republic’s authorities also intend to strengthen Latvian-Belarusian border, which will be equipped with 173 kilometers of the border strip, including a boom length of 135 kilometers. Construction work is scheduled to run for four years, the cost will be of 27.65 million euros.
About the upcoming construction of a fence on the border with Russia Latvia announced in 2015. The main purpose of the boom was marked obstruction of ingress to the Republic of illegal immigrants from the territory of Russia.
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