Posted on 07.08.2015 in EU and the Eastern Partnership, Featured, News, Russia

Cross Border Cooperation: New Pedestrian and Vehicle Terminal Opens at Estonia-Russia Border Crossing Point

A new pedestrian and vehicle terminal at the Narva-1 Border-Crossing Point has been been opened on the Estonian-Russian border, funded by the EU under a cross-border cooperation project. The new facility makes the border crossing faster and more convenient, which in turn will contribute to the development of tourism and business in the region.

The new pedestrian crossing point is approximately three times bigger than the old terminal and includes eight new passenger queue lanes, with 12 vehicle lanes and two bus lanes at the new terminal.The total cost of the new border-crossing facility stands at €7.5 million, funded by the EU under the Estonia-Latvia-Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme.

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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