Enhancement of Border Management Capacities of Bavra-Ninotsminda BCPs between Armenia and Georgia

What we do

 At the border crossing point

Efficient and effective border management contribute to secure borders and freedom, when citizens can travel freely and trade can flourish - key prerequisites for economic growth and poverty reduction.

At the same time, threats related to abuse of borders, such as smuggling of goods and trafficking in people, drugs and weapons can be better addressed with better coordination between the border management agencies.

In partnership with the European UnionUNDP supports the project through:

  • Introducing the European standards of Integrated Border Management (IBM) at the Bavra-Ninotsminda Border Crossing Point (BCP) on the Armenia-Georgia border with the ultimate goal to facilitate trade and transit and enhance the movement of people across the border;
  • Operating EU-standard IBM concept at Bavra-Ninotsminda BCP;
  • Strengthening cross-border cooperation in line with EU IBM standards;
  • Improving transparency, accountability and integrity of border management agencies;
  • Linking closely to the “Modernization of Bagratashen, Bavra and Gogavan Border Crossing Points of the Republic of Armenia” project with the specific focus of support to the installation of networks (gas, electricity, fibre-optics’ cables, IT and security systems, equipment) to the BCP sites.

Some results so far

The Government of Armenia adopted a Border Security and State Border Integrated Border Management Strategy in 2010.

An Action Plan (2011-2015) for the National Integrated Border Management strategy was developed envisaging more than 80 activities covering areas, such as legislation, inter-agency cooperation, training and provision of equipment for border crossing points on the Armenian-Georgian border.

Design layout for relocation of “Bavra” BCP for around 150 meters to the left from the Armenian-Georgian road was prepared.

Consulting company “Arhis” was contracted for the supervision of the works of the engineering networks’ installation and HV electricity transmission towers in Bavra BCP.

Who Finances it?


Donor name

Amount contributed per year

EU grant

EUR 1,675,000

Delivery in the previous fiscal year

31December 2012

 $ 62,801

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