Construction and Equipment of the Border Crossing Point “Privalka“ Located at the Border of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Lithuania: Introduction of a Non-intrusive Inspection Technology
Short title: Construction and equipment of the border crossing point “Privalka“
LARGE SCALE PROJECT
PRIORITY 2: ADDRESSING COMMON CHALLENGES
Measure 2.3.: Improvement of infrastructure and equipment related to the border crossing points
Beneficiary: State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)
Partners: Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania (Vilnius, Lithuania), Grodno Regional Custom House (Grodno, Belarus), Minsk Central Custom House (Minsk, Belarus)
PROBLEM: The increase of cargo and passenger traffic through the strategically located border crossing point Privalka (Belarus-Lithuania) resulted in the growing number of smuggled goods. The border crossing point demonstrates low effectiveness in prevention of goods smuggling due to the outdated and inconvenient illegal traffic detection procedures. Detailed inspection of vehicles is a very lengthy procedure, which may lead to long vehicle queues and impede active transit traffic through the area.
OBJECTIVES: The project aims at increasing the capacity of the border crossing point and improvement of cargo traffic security by introducing new technological means of vehicle inspection.
The project aimed at making the customs procedures at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border more efficient and faster.
A non-intrusive vehicle inspection infrastructure was constructed at the Privalka border crossing point, equipped with the x-ray scanning system.
Practical trainings were held in Lithuania and Belarus for the Belarusian and Lithuanian customs specialists for obtaining relevant experience in operating the X-ray scanning equipment.
The advantages of the new system were widely communicated to the cargo transporters through organisation of meetings and advertising in the mass media.
|Project number: ||LLB-0-275|
|Grant Contract number: ||1VL-78|
|Total budget: ||2 808 145,38 €|
|EU contribution: ||2 500 000 €|
|Implementation period: ||27 months |
|Contact: ||Marina Romanova|
45/1, Mogilevskaya str., 220007, Minsk, Belarus
+375172189167; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.customs.gov.by