The Customs Service presented the concept of modernization of the customs point in Sculeni
After the reconstruction, the customs post in Sculeni will be expanded by 1.3 hectares and will take about 3.6 hectares in total. According to the Customs SErvice, the expansion of the territory of this customs post will allow placing more lines of customs control: their number will be doubled and will be 16 lanes. Both at the entrance and at the exit, 3 lines will be allocated for cars, 1 each - for buses and 1 line each will be reserved for the diplomatic corps. For freight vehicles, 3 lines will be allocated, of which 2 lines each - for holders of the status of an authorized economic operator. According to the concept, Sculeni customs will include a modern administrative building with offices for employees of regulatory agencies, facilities for the control of passenger baggage, as well as facilities for detainees or refugees. Let us recall that the customs point in Sculeni will be expanded and modernized as part of the Sculeni-Sculeni, Leuseni-Albita and Giurgiulesti-Galati border crossing points rehabilitation project. The project is funded by the EU, which provides 64.28% of funds, and the governments of Moldova and Romania - 35.72% in equal parts. The project budget is 10 million euros, of which 5 million euros will be allocated to the Moldovan side. About 70% of these funds are planned to be used to expand the customs post in Sculeni. After modernization, the capacity of this customs point will be doubled, and it will become the most modern post on the Moldovan-Romanian border. The customs point in Sculeni is the second in Moldova in the number of cars and citizens. The greatest flow of transport and passengers passes through it during the summer holidays, during the Easter and winter holidays: every day during these periods this customs point serves more than 2 thousand vehicles, of which 250 are trucks. It should be noted that the customs post in Sculeni will work during the entire repair period. As previously reported, this is the second major project to modernize customs posts, funded by the EU. So, in December 2018, after the renovation, the customs office in Palanca started operating, which the customs and border authorities of Moldova and Ukraine serve together. The project budget amounted to 6.18 million euros, of which 4.5 million euros - the EU contribution, 1.68 million euros - the Government of Moldova. // 15.05.2019 - InfoMarket.