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Renovation of border checkpoint Kammeny Log-Medininkai due in 2014

OSHMYANY DISTRICT, 24 July (BelTA) – The renovation of the Kammeny Log-Medininkai border checkpoint is set to begin in 2014, head of the Customs Control Organization Department of the State Customs Committee of Belarus Vladimir Orlovsky told reporters following the meeting between top customs officials of Belarus and Lithuania at the Kammeny Log border checkpoint on 23 July, BelTA has learnt.

The further renovation of the border checkpoint is needed as the trade between the Customs Union and the European Union has been growing and the traffic via the border has been increasing. After the renovation the number of driving lanes will be increased to eight, with one of them to be used as a through green corridor. This technology, popular all over the world, will be introduced in Belarus, too. However, according to Vladimir Orlovsky, it will be made possible only after the proper renovation of the border checkpoint is over. Currently such innovation is impossible even at such a big border checkpoint as Kammeny Log, which has four lanes, two in each direction. One lane is used for freight transport and the other for passenger cars.

Vladimir Orlovsky said that brand new technologies will be used to renovate border checkpoints at the Belarusian border. There are plans to abandon a terminal-based system when drivers and passengers have to leave their vehicles and head for terminals to go through customs formalities there. A new channel system will be introduced, which means that drivers and passengers will not have to leave their vehicles. This will cut the time spent on customs formalities. The design of the renovated Kammeny Log checkpoint will feature 16 channels for all customs procedures.

During the renovation of the border checkpoint traffic will be restricted and redirected to other border checkpoints at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border, including to the nearest one, Losha-Sumskas, which will be reorganized from the local border traffic checkpoint into an international one.