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04 January 2022, 19:00

Poland's Border Guard signs contracts to build fence on border with Belarus

MINSK, 4 January (BelTA) - The Polish Border Guard has signed three contracts with contractors to build fence on the border with Belarus, Poland's Deputy Interior Minister Maciej Wasik told a press briefing, TASS reported.

According to the deputy minister, the fence will be 186km long. Construction will be carried out simultaneously on four sites.

Poland announced plans to build a five-meter fence on the border with Belarus amid the migrant crisis. Almost 1.5 billion zlotys (over $370 million) will be earmarked from the Polish budget for the project. All in all, the Polish-Belarusian border is 418km long. Most of it passes along the Bug River.

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