Greece plans floating border barrier to stop migrants

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Greece plans floating border barrier to stop migrants
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Author: Derek Gatopoulos | washingtonpost.com | 29 January 2020

The government in Greece wants to use a floating barrier to help stop migrants from reaching the Greek islands from the nearby coast of Turkey.

The Defense Ministry has invited private contractors to bid on supplying a 2.7-kilometer-long (1.7 miles) floating fence within three months, according to information available on a government procurement website Wednesday. No details were given on when the barrier might be installed.

A resurgence in the number of migrants and refugees arriving by sea to Lesbos and other eastern Greek islands has caused severe overcrowding at refugee camps.

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