4.2 Improvement of border management operations, customs and visas procedures.
Hrodna Regional Custom House (Hrodna Oblast, Belarus)
State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk Oblast, Belarus)
Podlaski Voivode (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)
The level of economic development of the Belarusian-Polish border region demands lots of improvements. The share of the agricultural sector in the occupational pattern is high, while the level of innovation in small and medium business is rather low. The above-mentioned factors hinder the development of cross-border mobility. The challenge is to improve safety and increase transit location that will lead to further improvement of external economic relations and increase the competitiveness of the region.
The project BERESTOVITSA shall contribute to the solution of the above problems, by implementing the new technology of „non-intrusive” (without the need to open vehicles or unload) inspection at the border crossing-point “Berestovitsa”. The project involves the contruction of the X-ray scanning control system, including scanning equipment, a shed building for it and a building for personnel, utility systems, passageways, parking for vehicles, training for experts to work with the scanning equipment and organization of speeded up inspection of vehicles. To gain on the cross-border project implementation, project partners plan the exchange of experiences, particularly on the application of the X ray data. Thus carriers and people crossing the border at the check-point “Berestovitsa”, as well as officers of the border guard, customs and other services will benefit from the project implementation. Using the technology of non-intrusive customs inspection will create necessary conditions for prompt and safe border crossing in both directions.
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