EPSO-G, which is implementing a physical barrier project on the border with Belarus, has started work on the second phase of the project. More than 120 workers have already been mobilized on the approximately 400-kilometer-long border sections. As in the first stage of the project, the construction of the physical barrier was started, later the fence segments will be installed next to it. The entire physical barrier will be installed by September next year.
The two sections of the second stage of the project – the southern section of approximately 100 kilometers in length and the northern section of approximately 70 kilometers in length – will be constructed by the joint venture companies Kauno tiltai and Alkesta. The fence will be installed by Brosta in the approximately 100-kilometer-long south-east section, and the EPSO-G group company Tetas will install the fence in the eastern approximately 100-kilometer section. In early December, these companies signed contracts with EPSO-G, the company implementing the project.
The installation of the first stage sections of the physical barrier will be completed in the coming days. Tetas, a subsidiary of the EPSO-G group, currently has more than 200 staff mobilized at the border. In the most vulnerable places near the border with Belarus, they were left with about 10 kilometers. Segments of the fence are currently being built next to it, and the entire physical barrier in the most vulnerable stretches of about 100 kilometers is planned to be installed by the end of April 2022.
The project monitoring commission is chaired by the Prime Minister and includes the ministers of the interior, energy, national defense, environment and finance, the head of the SBGS, the head of the State Spatial Planning and Construction Inspectorate under the Ministry of Environment and a representative of the EPSO-G group.