Introduction of an automated intelligent video-control system at Belarus-Ukraine frontier is included into the EU new package of development programmes for the Eastern Partnership
The EU will introduce an automated intelligent video-control system at land border crossing point Novaya Huta – Novi Yarylovychi at Belarus-Ukraine frontier that aims at reducing time needed to carry out customs and border control and enhance countries’ capacity to prevent and fight cross-border crimes.
The system will be hooked up to the EU-funded PRINEX Project – an electronic information exchange network, launched in 2015, that sends details of goods, such as weight and type, transported to the customs of the neighboring country prior to the arrival of a vehicle at other side of the border. New system will provide a plate number, a country of registration, a vehicle make, number of persons in the vehicle and an image of the vehicle to the customs and border guard services of both sides of the frontier by automatically scanning the plate number and photographing the vehicle when it approaches the video-control system before the first boom barrier of the BCP.
In order to guarantee system coherence with PRINEX, soft- and hardware compatibility and a simultaneous execution pace in both beneficiary countries the Project team will organize a series of expert-level coordination meetings for Belarus and Ukraine customs and border guard services during the whole Project implementation period. It is expected that around 60 per cent of the Project funds will be spent on items such as IP (internet protocol) cameras, equipment for identification of vehicle number plates and software. Activities will also include testing / fine-tuning of relevant national software modules to ensure operational stability and the organization of system administrator training sessions for customs and border guard staff working at that BCP. Financial contributions of Ukraine and Belarus (outside the delegation agreement) will cover the construction documentation development, its certification, construction works, scales and the lightning conductor systems.
The estimated cost of the Project is totaling EUR 947 600, out of which the EU budget contribution is EUR 800 000 with parallel co-financing by Belarus (EUR 72 600) and by Ukraine (EUR 75 000). More detailed description of the Project you may find here.