Part of the 250 meter long fence that is intended to prevent free passage of migrants from Russia at Storskog in Norway, is built a centimeter too close to the border with Russia, according to Statsbygg.
Now 50 meters of the 250 meter long fence need to be moved.
- We have made new measurements today, and we have, in consultation with the border commissioner determined that the lower part of the fence must be adjusted from one centimeter to at least 15 centimeters at the most, says communications director of Statsbygg, Hege Njaa Aschim, to VG.
According to the border agreement between Norway and Russia, there is a four meter wide zone along the border that has to be without obstacles.
- This is because it is a fairly rugged terrain, while the measurement lines we had were not exact. But this we'll change in a few days, she says.
The fence, that is a total of 250 meters long and 3 meters high, is set up to strengthen the control at the border.
Minister of Justice, Anders Anundsen, has attracted international attention with his 250 meter long effort to secure the 196 km long border with Russia, and some naturally call the fence completely unnecessary, as 251 meters away there is free passage, and the only thing more stupid would be someone cutting a hole in the fence 249 meters out.
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