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Border Corridors To Appear During 2019 European Games In Minsk

Special corridors will appear at Belarus’ border checkpoints for participants and fans the 2nd European Games in Minsk 2019.

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The latest plans were made public by First Deputy Chairman of Belarus’ State Customs Committee Vladimir Orlovsky.

“Belarus’ State Customs Committee is carrying out a set of measures to get prepared for a large influx of participants and fans of the 2nd European Games MINSK 2019.

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Most border checkpoints will designate special corridors to make border crossing faster and more convenient,” Vladimir Orlovsky said.

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Renovation works carried out at the checkpoint Bruzgi on the border with Poland and Urbany on the Belarusian-Latvian border.

Besides, additional CCTV and dashcams will be installed at the checkpoints.

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New equipment to detect weapons and drugs will also be acquired for border officers.

So far, over 11,000 participants are accredited for the 2nd European Games in Minsk.

Among them are 4,000 athletes and coaches and 7,000 as volunteers, journalists and other officials.

The Games will take place on 21-30 June and will include 15 sports.

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As many as 189 medals will be awarded in 23 disciplines.

Belarus was granted the right to host the 2nd European Games during the 45th session of the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Minsk in October 2016.

Source: BelTA