02 listopada 2021

President Andrzej Duda signed a bill into law on Tuesday on construction of a high-tech barrier on the border with Belarus to guard against an influx of irregular migrants.

The law the president signed concerns securing the Polish borders, which are also external EU borders, with Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

It provides for building a solid high-tech barrier with a monitoring system and motion sensors. The government estimates that the wall and its auxiliary infrastructure will cost over PLN 1.6 billion (EUR 350 million).

Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski said last Thursday the barrier is planned to be completed in the first half of 2022.

The wall is needed due to increased migratory pressure from Belarus, which the government blames on a policy of the Alexander Lukashenko regime aimed at destabilising the EU. (PAP)