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Armenia to start modernization of Meghri border crossing

04.05.17

Armenia’s State Revenue Committee (SRC) has begun the modernization of a border crossing near the southern town of Meghri on the border with Iran. According to Armen Sakapetoyan, the deputy chief of the State Revenue Committee, the modernization of the border crossing is part of a larger program designed to modernize all border checkpoints of Armenia.

He said the Meghri border checkpoint will have one window stop system to allow freight carriers and persons crossing the border to deal with one structure. He added that the modernized premises of the checkpoint will help speed up the servicing of cargo transportation.

The SRC said the modernization of the Meghri border checkpoint is a joint effort together with the UN with the financing of the EU and with the assistance of the International Center for the Development of Migration Policy. It is expected to stimulate trade turnover between Armenia and Iran.

The 20 million euro worth program on migration management and border modernization, financed by the EU, kicked off in Armenia in 2016.

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