2016-04-27

FIMA to build new checkpoint on Lithuania‘s border with Russia

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FIMA has been selected to build and equip a new checkpoint on Lithuania‘s border with Russia for control of lorry traffic across the border. The company signed the agreement with the Border Control Post Directorate after submitting a winning tender in a procurement procedure.

The new border checkpoint compliant with Schengen area requirements will be built in Pagėgiai District, in the vicinity of the Panemunė town. From there, lorry traffic will be diverted via the Panemunė bypass and the new bridge over the Nemunas river to Russia.

The border checkpoint will operate in a 2,500 sq m building, which is to be renovated, and additional new buildings with total floor space of 850 sq m. FIMA will also supply 13 transport control posts, install power supply and communication networks as well as security alarm, video surveillance, automatic number plate recognition, fire alarm and electronic communications systems.

In addition, an adaptable traffic flow management system will be implemented, which will allow more lanes to be allocated to the busier side of the road.

The project is to be completed by early 2018 and will be part-financed from EU funds under the Lithuanian-Russian Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020.