YEREVAN, September 27. / ARKA /. The project designed to modernize Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan border crossings on Armenia’s border with Georgia is another evidence of EU’s consistent assistance to Armenia, according to the head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Traian Hristea.
President Serzh Sargsyan traveled today to Bagratashen in northern Armenia to take part in a ceremony that marked the launch of this project.
Hristea said even if Armenia chooses another customs and trade regime, facilitating trade with it will remain an important part of EU's relationship with it.
“For the citizens who will use the border crossings as well as for companies which will benefit from them, this will be a small sign that the EU is ready and determined to be useful ," he told reporters.
Hristea said that facilitated border crossing for people and transportation of goods will benefit both Armenia and Georgia.
Bagratashen , Bavra and Gogavan border crossings will be modernized in conformity with the best international standards, he said.
In addition to the EBRD that has released 10.3 million euros, also the European Investment Bank will release 30 million euros to finance the modernization project. Funds will come also from the European Union’s Neighbourhood Investment Facility and the United Nations Development Programme and the government of Armenia.- 0-