On Monday, June 19, Lithuania will begin work on the construction of a road for patrols on the border with Belarus.
This was reported by BNS with reference to the Ministry of the Interior of Lithuania.
The road will be up to 3.5 meters wide and will be adapted for both foot patrols and for the passage of SUVs, ATVs, and other special equipment.
The Minister of Internal Affairs Agne Bilotaite said that the road would help control the state border more effectively and provide a more rapid response to illegal crossings and damage to the physical barrier.
"Investments in border protection pay off not only by preventing illegal migration but also by fighting smuggling," she said.
It will equip about 100 km of the road in the first stage. If additional funding can be found, construction will continue on another 253-kilometer section of the border with Belarus.
Currently, about 10 million euros have been allocated for the road. 75% of this amount is EU funds, the rest is financed from the Lithuanian budget.
Author - Olena Madiak, 19/06/2023