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Construction of two centers for migrants may start in Belarus in 2019

Society 23.10.2018 | 16:07

MINSK, 23 October (BelTA) – The construction of centers for illegal migrants may start in Belarus in 2019, Head of the IOM Mission to Belarus Zeinal Gadzhiyev told the media on 23 October, BelTA has learned.

Centers will be of open and mixed types, with each designed to accommodate 200 people. “The centers will be constructed in Lida and Novopolotsk. The final decision will be taken with the participation of experts. This issue will be studied in detail,” said Zeinal Gadzhiyev.

“Next year we may start building these centers simultaneously,” the Head of the IOM Mission to Belarus said. The project will need some €4 million.

On 23 October Minsk hosted a ceremony to launch the project Helping Belarus Address the Phenomenon of Increasing Numbers of Irregular Migrants. The project is financed by the European Union and implemented by the IOM Mission to Belarus in cooperation with the Interior Ministry and the State Border Committee. The project is estimated at €7 million.

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