Saeima sends to committees legislative amendments on faster construction of Latvia's eastern border

  • 2021-08-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Saeima today sent to committees a number of legislative amendments, promoting faster construction of Latvian-Belarussian border infrastructure.

In line with the amendments to the Law on Forests and the law on expropriation of property of public entity, roads and bridges, as well as barbed wire fence will be on the border.

Amendments to the Law on Construction provide that the construction of the border infrastructure will be supervised by the State Construction Control Bureau.

As reported, the government has declared a state of emergency at the Latvian-Belarusian border, authorizing the State Border Guard to use physical force in order to return illegal immigrants to the country from which they came.

Taking into consideration the steeply increasing numbers of illegal immigrants trying to cross into Latvia from Belarus, as well as the large number of illegal immigrants entering Lithuania from Belarus, the state of emergency will run from August 11 until November 10 in the following municipalities: Ludza Region, Kraslava Region, Augsdaugava Region, and the City of Daugavpils.