In October, the State Border Guard Service (VSAT) signed a contract with the construction company “Infes” to reconstruct a building in Klaipėda. The administrative building on Gintaro Street will house the National Center for European Travel Registration and Permit Systems, as well as the restored Coastal Protection Unit, according to VSAT.
According to a representative from VSAT, the building will undergo essential reconstruction due to its dilapidated condition, with internal structures collapsing. The building has been inactive for some time. During the reconstruction, the structure will be reinforced, the roof and coverings will be replaced, and new utilities will be installed.
“Infes” will carry out the work on the building over a period of two years, with the possibility of extending the project for an additional year. It was previously announced that the Coastal Protection Unit is planned to be restored from the beginning of next year.
The unit will operate in the border area along the state borders with Russia and Latvia, in the territorial sea, along the coastline, in seaports, and in the operating areas of airports in the Curonian Spit. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the restored unit will ensure more effective combat against smuggling and illegal migration, with migration and criminal intelligence units planned.
The Coastal Protection Border Unit will also contribute to the protection of strategic objects, including the Klaipėda Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal located within its safeguarded area.
The Coastal Protection Unit under VSAT was already operational until the beginning of 2020 when it was merged with the Pagėgiai Unit.