Trucks, funded by the EU and procured by IOM, with a total value of EUR 790,000 (GEL 2.25 million), will further develop the abilities of the Georgian Border Police in efficiently supplying border guards serving at remote border divisions and sectors with required provisions and materials.
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Aleksandre Darakhvelidze, and the Head of Border Police, Nikoloz Sharadze, welcomed Nicholas Cendrowicz, Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Georgia, and Sanja Celebic Lukovac, IOM Chief of Mission, to the formal donation ceremony.
The donation of 10 trucks with short wheelbase, able to access localities with extremely rugged terrain, will positively boost the Border Police’s capabilities to supply their border guards in remote green border areas. Ultimately, utilization of these vehicles will reduce the supply costs and ensure logistical effectiveness and efficiency of border units at the green border.
The action titled “Border and Migration Management Action for Georgia (BMMAG)” was launched in 2022 under the EU Resilience Facility. The overall objective of the project is to support the Government of Georgia in sustaining more effective border management and migration governance.
The project follows up on comprehensive EU support in the last 10 years, dedicated to strengthening Georgia’s migration and border management capabilities, to cement compliance with relevant EU-Georgia Agreements and the visa liberalization benchmarks.