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Modernised border infrastructure in the North

4 July 2013

The EU-funded “Modernisation of Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan Border Crossing points (BCPs) of Armenia” project has started to make progress, according to information given at the Project Steering Committee’s second meeting held on 19 June 2013.
The meeting was chaired by the Head of the Armenian State Revenue Committee, Gagik Khachatryan. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, and the UN Resident Coordinator, Bradley Busetto, participated in the meeting.
The project is targeted at the reconstruction, redesign of content and technical hardware upgrade of border crossing points. It should solve various issues, 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 implementation of the project began in August 2012 and is due to last 40 months.

Hristea congratulated the respective authorities of Armenia for their commitment to introducing and developing and integrated border management system in the country: ‘These commitments meet the requirements of the EU-Armenia Action Plan and through this initiative, as well as other ongoing and future projects, the European Union will continue to provide significant support to Armenia in order to upgrade and modernise border infrastructure in the north of the country’.

The EU’s goal is to enhance capacity as well as the transparency, integrity and accountability of border management agencies to ensure compatibility with the European standards and integrated border management principles.

Khachatryan underlined the importance of the project in terms of Armenia’s economic development, security and greater regional cooperation: ‘Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan BCPs’ modernisation is embarking at a decisive stage. New ground has been broken and construction work is already in full swing’.

Modernised border infrastructure in the North

The EU-funded "Modernisation of Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan Border Crossing points (BCPs) of Armenia" project has started to make progress, according to information given at the Project Steering Committee's second meeting held on 19 June 2013. The meeting was chaired by the Head of the Armenian State Revenue Committee, Gagik Khachatryan. The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Traian Hristea, and the UN Resident Coordinator, Bradley Busetto, participated in the meeting. The project is targeted at the reconstruction, redesign of content and technical hardware upgrade of border crossing points. It should solve various issues, 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 implementation of the project began in August 2012 and is due to last 40 months. Hristea congratulated the respective authorities of Armenia for their commitment to introducing and developing and integrated border management system in the country: ‘These commitments meet the requirements of the EU-Armenia Action Plan and through this initiative, as well as other ongoing and future projects, the European Union will continue to provide significant support to Armenia in order to upgrade and modernise border infrastructure in the north of the country’. The EU’s goal is to enhance capacity as well as the transparency, integrity and accountability of border management agencies to ensure compatibility with the European standards and integrated border management principles. Khachatryan underlined the importance of the project in terms of Armenia’s economic development, security and greater regional cooperation: ‘Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan BCPs’ modernisation is embarking at a decisive stage. New ground has been broken and construction work is already in full swing’.