Latvia will build a fence on the border with Belarus, in order to protect the country from illegal immigrants. According to the head of the Republic’s frontier guards’ agency, development of the frontier will be funded from the budget of 2017.
Meanwhile, the official didn’t specify the amount of money.
It’s not unclear so far, what will be the length of the fence. According to the media, construction will be launched at the earliest in a year. A total length of the Latvian-Belarussian border is 173 kilometers. As a reference, in March Latvia embarked on the construction of a 270 kilometer wall on the border with Russia. The height of the structure is 2 meters and 70 centimeters.