4.2 Improvement of border management operations, customs and visas procedures.
Podlaski Border Guard Regional Unit of Maj.Gen. Henryk Minkiewicz (Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland)
State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk Oblast, Belarus)
Nadbużański Border Guard Regional Unit (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
In recent years, the number of illegal migrants at the BY-EU border has strongly increased. Rising level of crimes associated with illegal migration, smuggling and long waiting time on the Polish-Belarussian border crossing points are the essential problems identified on this border. Efficient security and observation system should guarantee appropriate level of protection and more fluent border guard service.
Within the Borderprotect project, the Polish partners from Podlaskie and Lubelskie Voivodeships intend to install new technical border surveillance system including Digital Mobile Radio communication, as a part of the European Border Surveillance System EUROSUR. Moreover new radiotelephones, dispatch consoles, radio server, headsets, active hearing protectors, portable cooled and uncooled thermal imaging cameras as well as Tower Observation Set will be purchased too. The Belarusian side of the border will be accessorized with materials for the construction of new optical-fiber alarming video system for perimeter surveillance and the transport portable equipment (terrain vehicles, quad bikes and motorboat). Additionally thermal vision accessories and tactical flashlights will be bought there as well. Furthermore, all partners will conduct trainings on the operation of new systems strengthening competences and establishing good practices of the border personnel. The workshops will become a platform of exchanging experiences comparing solutions currently used in other countries.
The publications in the local and national media, as well as the on the partners websites will familiarize the inhabitants of the wide project results.
The project realisation will positively influence the efficiency at border crossing points on both sides of the Polish-Belarussian border. Better knowledge and practical skills of the border guards will result in higher level of protection and control speed. Closer cooperation among the border services will have a meaningful impact on security of the residents the whole region.
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