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Border Security

22 November 2011

Border SecurityOn 16 September a workshop dedicated to the modernisation of the Armenian-Georgian border crossing points of Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan took place.
A draft project on border security was developed by an independent international company within the framework of the EU funded and UNDP implemented “Supporting integrated border management systems in the South Caucasus” regional project, and was presented to the National Security Council of Armenia on 23 August 2011.
The project targets the reconstruction, redesign of content and technical hardware upgrades of crossing points to make them consistent with EU requirements. Proper implementation of the project would solve various issues of crossing points such as the reduction of corruption risks, the fight against smuggling and the faster cross-border movement of people and goods. The reconstruction of crossing points would strengthen overall border security.
The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger, UNDP Resident Representative, Dafina Gercheva, and the Secretary of the Armenian National Security Council, Artur Baghdasaryan, participated in the workshop.
For the reconstruction of Bavra the EU has already allocated €2.1m. Construction work should start in early 2012 and be completed within two years.

Border Security

Border SecurityOn 16 September a workshop dedicated to the modernisation of the Armenian-Georgian border crossing points of Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan took place. A draft project on border security was developed by an independent international company within the framework of the EU funded and UNDP implemented "Supporting integrated border management systems in the South Caucasus" regional project, and was presented to the National Security Council of Armenia on 23 August 2011. The project targets the reconstruction, redesign of content and technical hardware upgrades of crossing points to make them consistent with EU requirements. Proper implementation of the project would solve various issues of crossing points such as the reduction of corruption risks, the fight against smuggling and the faster cross-border movement of people and goods. The reconstruction of crossing points would strengthen overall border security. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Raul de Luzenberger, UNDP Resident Representative, Dafina Gercheva, and the Secretary of the Armenian National Security Council, Artur Baghdasaryan, participated in the workshop. For the reconstruction of Bavra the EU has already allocated €2.1m. Construction work should start in early 2012 and be completed within two years. [gallery link="file"]