New control checkpoint installed on the Belarus border

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A further modern international border control checkpoint has just been installed in Lithuania. FIMA, which specialises in intelligent engineering solutions, has just renovated the Tverečius border checkpoint (situated at the Belarus border) and fitted it out so that it can handle both cars and buses.

This latest border checkpoint meets international standards and will allow travellers to cross the border with greater speed and convenience. At times when traffic flows become heavy on one side of the border, further lanes can be opened to ease congestion.

All lanes can now be used for traffic coming from either direction with vehicles controlled by an advanced system unlike any at other Lithuanian control checkpoints. The facility features equipment which can force vehicles – even buses attempting to cross the border illegal – to a halt.

The checkpoint includes six car inspection huts, three dedicated to the customs officials and three dedicated to border guards. They are all situated in an illuminated building.

FIMA has also built a two-storey office building at the checkpoint which is designed to control passengers. It includes an X-ray system, showers, a restroom, a room for a customs broker and a currency exchange office. There is also a room for a detailed car inspection (including a hoist). A further room will become a duty-free shop.

The facility houses two server rooms for customs officials and border guards. There is a modern room for on duty border guards which includes screens that display images captured by surveillance cameras. It also houses a vehicle licence plate recognition system (PRS) which has been specially adapted for customs operation. The facility features a stand-by diesel generator to ensure uninterrupted operation.