More customs checkpoints at Moldovan-Ukrainian border to have video surveillance

More customs checkpoints from both sides of the Moldovan-Ukrainian border will have advanced systems of video surveillance, with possibility of automated recording of registration plates.

The checkpoints Otaci, Criva, Tudora and Vulcanesti will benefit from these endowments on the side of Moldova as well as the checkpoints Mogilev-Podolsk, Starokazachie, Mamaliga, Vinogradovka and Platonovo on the Ukrainian side.

At the same time, the centre of monitoring and processing data of the Customs Service of Moldova will be subjected to modernization as well. The actions will be carried out within a project due to be implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Moldova. The projects budget is of 4.44 million euros, of which more than 3.5 million euros is provided by EU and 888,000 euros represents the co-financing of the governments of Moldova and Ukraine.

The stages of the projects implementation were discussed at a meeting of the director of the Customs Service of Moldova, Vitalie Vrabie and Head of the IOM Mission in Moldova Lars Johan Lnnback.

Under the project, the video surveillance project has a string advanced functionalities, such as the reading of the registration plates, monitoring the time of processing by each authority present at the post or processing of data on the mass and dimensions of lorries. The system will also allow an online exchange of this data between the customs services of the two states.

Subscribe to newsletter Eastern Partnership on Migration, Mobility, and Integrated Border Management News Digest The most important migration news delivered monthly to your mailbox. Please enter your valid e-mail address to subscribe