Greece starts building a new fence across its northeastern border with Turkey, a project to avoid a repeat of tensions last March when thousands of migrants attempted to break through the fence and enter the ground of the EU. Construction work has started in the Feres region.
The project, with a total budget of 62.9 million euros, was carried out by a consortium made up of four construction companies. It will have a total length of 27 kilometers and eight elevated observatories will be built for use by the Hellenic military.
In addition, the existing fence, which was damaged in 2015, will be reinforced with a steel guardrail measuring 4.3 meters in height, instead of the current 3.5 meters. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will travel to Evros this weekend to follow the proceedings.