Bulgaria Allocates Additional BGN 4.5M for Building Border Fence

Domestic | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 19:50|  views

Bulgaria’s government on Wednesday extended an additional BGN 4.5M (EUR 2.25M) for the construction of the remaining 132.6 km of razor-wire fence along the country’s border with Turkey.

The construction of the fence designed to prevent the illegal entry of migrants and refugees from Turkey is proceeding slow and the Bulgarian authorities are not sure when it will be completed, BGNES quoted Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova as saying in a written statement.

According to Bachvarova, the rugged mountainous terrain along Bulgaria’s border with Turkey and water barriers in the area are making construction of the deterring fence rather difficult.

Initial estimates put the cost of the fence at about BGN 90M. The first 30-kilometer section, which was built last year, cost more than BGN 7M.


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