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Plans to open Belarusian-Polish border checkpoints Peschatka, Domachevo to bicyclists

Society 11.05.2017 | 19:26

BREST, 11 May (BelTA) – The Belarusian-Polish border checkpoints Peschatka and Domachevo may be opened to bicyclists in the future. The idea was discussed during the session of the subcommission on interregional cooperation of the Belarusian-Polish intergovernmental coordinating commission on transboundary cooperation in Brest on 11 May, BelTA has learned.

During the meeting the sides decided to recommend working out a common stance on allowing bicycle traffic via the automobile border checkpoints Peschatka and Domachevo. The measure could contribute to the development of tourism potential of the bordering areas of Belarus and Poland. The expansion of the automobile bridges across the Zapadny Bug River at the border checkpoints Varshavsky Most and Domachevo was discussed. The sides also discussed the resumption of railway service along the route Brest — the railway station Vysokolitovsk-Czeremcha.

These matters are being looked into, noted Deputy Chairman of the Brest Oblast Executive Committee Andrei Klets, who is a co-chairman of the subcommission on interregional cooperation. “Our subcommission, government agencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the border service, and the customs service keep an eye on the matter. Only negotiations are in progress for now. The Polish side and the Belarusian one have vigorously confirmed that these matters are particularly important for our regions and will be discussed at the government level.” According to the official, the projects will be implemented soon.

Participants of the session also discussed the expansion of contacts in healthcare, culture, tourism, business, and the implementation of projects as part of the 2014-2020 Poland-Belarus-Ukraine program. Ways to step up the operation of the transboundary association Euroregion Bug were aired as well.

Jerzy Leszczynski, Marshal of Podlaskie Voivodeship, co-chairman of the subcommission on interregional cooperation, said: “We've had a fruitful meeting. We summed up results, made plans for future projects, primarily long-range ones. In the future as part of the subcommission on interregional cooperation we intend to arrange thematic private meetings to discuss culture and other spheres. I think this format will allow working more effectively.”

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