Posted on 21.01.2015 in EU and the Eastern Partnership, Featured, News, Russia

New Terminal to Increase Throughput on Estonia-Russia Border Crossing

Construction works on the Narva border crossing between Estonia and Russia, carried out in the framework of a project funded by the EU under the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme, is expected to ease traffic and increase throughput at the border by two times.

The total budget of the project stands at €8.2 million and the cost of reconstruction works of the new pedestrian terminal is €6.7 million.

The objective of the project is to simplify border crossings for people on both sides as well as increasing throughput at the crossing. The new pedestrian crossing point will be approximately three times bigger than old terminal.

The objective of the Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme is to promote joint development activities for the improvement of the region’s competitiveness by using its potential at the crossroads between the EU and Russia. Specifically, it aims to make the wider border area an attractive place for both its inhabitants and businesses through activities aimed at improving living standards and investment climate.

Source: enpi-info.eu

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