The construction of the fence is estimated to take up to four years, while the first year’s work is estimated at 140 million euros.
The proposal to erect a fence on part of the Finnish-Russian border has been widely accepted by the parties in the Finnish parliament.
Prime Minister Sana Marin called for a plenary session to discuss the proposal for the fence, which is estimated to take up to four years to build. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the Finnish prime minister said the government would advance construction of the project in the autumn supplementary budget, with the cost for the first year’s work estimated at 140 million euros.
The Finnish-Russian land border stretches for about 1,300 km, but the fence will cover about 300 km. Currently, there are only a few small fences at various points along the border between the two countries to prevent cattle from crossing.
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