The aim of the project is to modernise the border crossing point “Grebņeva” in order to ensure the efficient flow of border crossers. For this purpose, a test pavilion equipped with modern control technologies and a passenger bus terminal will be built at the border crossing point.
Existing pavilions will be dismantled at the border crossing point, and four new pavilions will be built in their place (two in each direction) with a separate extension for the installation of equipment that will ensure the acquisition and verification of biometric data for two border crossers at the same time. The existing passenger bus terminal will also be dismantled, and a new terminal will be built and rebuilt instead, equipped with an appropriate number of booths (workplaces) for border checks.
The modernised border crossing point “Grebņeva” will allow the more efficient control of border crossers, thus increasing border security.
Latvia, together with other European Union countries, is currently working very actively on a number of border control and border crossing modernisation measures, the implementation of which is provided for in the new European Union regulations. Together with other EU Member States, we are not only modernising information systems for data exchange at a national and international level, but also carrying out major rebuilding and equipment purchases at border checkpoints for not just streamlining the flow of border crossers, but also for significantly improving working conditions for border guards. We expect to already have the first benefits for border crossers at the end of this year, when Latvia together with other Member States will jointly introduce new technological data exchange solutions, and reconstruction and equipment works at border crossing points will be gradually completed.
Head of the Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior.