90-km fence to be built along Eastern border ({{commentsTotal}})


The Eastern borderline will be reinforced with a state-of-the-art surveillance system, which is intended to detect people crossing the border illegally. Along 90 km of the border, a fence will be built.

The ten-meter strip inwards on the Estonian side of the borderline will first be fenced off against animals. 2.5 m off the borderline, boundary posts follow, then a sand strip. This is also where the surveillance cameras and other technology will be placed that detect all border crossings, ETV’s “Aktuaalne Kaamera” reported.

What’s new is that along 90 km of the border, a new 3-meter fence will be built. On the inside of the fence there will be a patrol strip.

“A fence needs to be built along about 90 km. Along other parts we don’t need it, as there are rivers and swamps, where there’s no practical need for a fence. The first phase of the project will be completed in June, the rest towards the end of the year, and there we’ll see in detail how many meters or kilometers long the fence will eventually be,” Minister of the Interior Hanno Pevkur (Reform) explained.

The eventual cost of the reinforcement of the border is estimated to be about €70m.

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