Published on March 1st, 2018 | by Georgia Archonti0
Three Million to Benefit from Modernized Ukraine-Moldova Border
Travellers and traders using the border crossing between Ukraine and Moldova will soon see decreased queues and waiting times thanks to a new European Union-funded project implemented by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the EU Border Assistance Mission to Ukraine and Moldova (EUBAM).
Two border crossing points are being modernized: Kuchurhan-Pervomaisk and Reni-Giurgiulesti. A jointly operated-border crossing point regime is being established, where Ukrainian and Moldovan border and customs agencies will work “under one roof” on the Ukrainian side of the frontier.
IOM is also providing equipment – from furniture and internet servers to weighing and inspection machines.
“The flow through these two border crossing points reaches over three million people and 800,000 vehicles per year,” noted Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. “The EU supports Ukraine and Moldova in strengthening the security of their joint border, and we are also working for simpler and faster border crossing for travellers and goods.”
The Kuchurhan-Pervomaisk crossing point, located at the Transnistrian section of the frontier, is the busiest, with about 1,800 vehicles and 7,300 persons crossing daily. Control is exercised by both Ukrainian and Moldovan authorities on the Ukrainian side.
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