Latvian-Russian border fence construction to restart soon

In the open competition for the construction of the fence on the Latvian-Russian border, the companies “Citrus Solutions” and “Hagberg Construction” submitted the best tenders and will construct 16 kilometers and 12.5 kilometers, respectively, Renārs Griškevičs, board chair of the State Real Estate (VNĪ) told news agency LETA on November 13. 

Citrus Solutions offered to carry out works for €7.54 million and Hagberg constructions for €7.27 million.

In the remaining two lots, the price survey was discontinued as the bids submitted significantly exceeded the projected costs. The price survey for the construction of the fence in these lots will be reorganized, prior to amendments to the technical specification of the procurement.

Griškevičs said that construction work on the Latvian-Russian border will resume soon. In particular, in stages where there has been no previous fence, it will be built in the next year. He also expressed confidence that this year builders will be found for the entire amount of fence to be built, and construction of border security infrastructure on the Latvian-Russian border will be able to be completed within the foreseen deadlines.

The Latvia-Russia border is 283.6 kilometers long. At present, the priority of VNĪ is the completion of the infrastructure already built and the construction of a fence in stages where this is not the case. It is planned that the construction of the fence could be finished by the end of 2024, while the construction of the rest of the infrastructure is planned by 2025.

Currently, about 180 kilometers of fence and at least 53 kilometers of border protection infrastructure must be built on the Latvian-Russian border. A substantial part of the border strip at the Russian border has already been deforested.

Currently, the border strip infrastructure is around 230 kilometers long, including patrol trails and hanging (cableway) bridges. The fence, on the other hand, has been built at about 99 kilometers.


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