About 600 workers are building a physical barrier on the border with Belarus

More than 170 kilometers of barrier have already been laid in the most important sections of the border with Belarus. 

The installation of the physical barrier is successful despite the winter weather conditions. The ground frost helps to install a barrier in wetlands, as well as easier movement of heavy machinery on the forest roads of the border section.

The construction works have already been completed in the sections of the first stage of the project – Druskininkai, Barauskas, Adutiškis, Kabeliai and Kapčiamiestis border barriers. Fence segments in the first stage sections must be installed by April 30, and the entire physical barrier on the border with Belarus will be installed by September.

Kauno tiltai and Alkesta will operate on the basis of joint activities in two sections of the second stage of the project – approximately 100 kilometers long in the southern section and approximately 70 kilometers long in the northern section, and approximately 100 kilometers long in the southeast section. The EPSO-G group company Tetas operates in the eastern part of the approximately 100-kilometer stretch.

The project monitoring commission is chaired by the Prime Minister and includes the ministers of the interior, energy, national defense, environment and finance, the head of the SBGS, the head of the State Spatial Planning and Construction Inspectorate under the Ministry of the Environment and a representative of EPSO-G.