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Belarus' customs authorities to launch three international technical assistance projects

Society 12.03.2018 | 17:53
Photo courtesy of the State Customs Committee
Photo courtesy of the State Customs Committee

MINSK, 12 March (BelTA) – Belarus' customs authorities are going to launch three international technical assistance projects approved by the European Union, BelTA learned from the State Customs Committee.

The first project “Improvement of border management operations at road border crossing points Bruzgi and Berestovitsa” is aimed to improve the security on the Belarusian-Polish border by modernizing local computer networks. The European Union will contribute around €1 million. The project partner is Podlasie Province of Poland.

The second project headlined as “Improvement of customs control efficiency at the road border checkpoint Domachevo ” is aimed at improving the quality of customs control on the Belarusian-Polish border. The Domachevo checkpoint will be equipped with weighing equipment. The project partner is Lublin Province in Poland.

The third project “Strengthening the capacity of the K9 service of the Customs authorities of the Republic of Belarus and Republic of Poland” has been supported by the Tax Administration of Bialystok. “Increasing the mobility of K9 groups will secure more effective control over the movement of prohibited goods and will provide significant support in combating the illegal movement of narcotic drugs and organized crime,” the State Customs Committee said.

The projects will be implemented as part of the Cross Border Cooperation Program Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020.

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