Tashkent, 17 October 2019

On October 15, 2019 a Regional Workshop for border guard and customs training institutions of Central Asian countries started its work in Tashkent within the framework of the Border Management in Central Asia (BOMCA) programme, financed by the European Union. The activity gathers delegates from all five Central Asian countries to discuss joint approach and continuous cooperation of training institutions towards the development of the unique, harmonised, and efficient training system for border guards and customs officers in the Central Asian region. The workshop is facilitated by the experts from the State Border Guard of Latvia and Riga Technical University.

On October 14, a transfer ceremony of video equipment purchased by BOMCA program for a total of 38,000 Euros was held at the Central Office of the Border Troops of the Republic of Tajikistan. Video surveillance systems – multichannel video recorders, internal and external video cameras, hard drives and uninterruptible power supplies and other components will be installed at checkpoints on the Tajik-Afghan border.

BOMCA launched a new round of National Steering Group meetings. The series of five meetings in Central Asia countries began in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) on September 13, continues in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) on 23 September, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) on 26 September, Nur – Sultan (Kazakhstan) on 30 September and will terminate in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) on October 03, 2019.  

The BOMCA program purchased and transferred to the Higher Border Institute of the Border Troops of Tajikistan the multifunctional printing device XEROX WC 7845.Wide capabilities of this modern device (printing, scanning, copying in several formats, as well as a stapling) will optimize and modernize the methodological work and the educational process as such, promptly providing teachers and students with handouts, methodological printouts , newsletters, brochures and other printed materials, which can now be produced / duplicated within the Institute.

On 23rd September 2019 in Dushanbe , a ceremony of transfer of equipment purchased by BOMCA program for Customs Service of Tajikistan was held. Technical capacities of Customs Service of Tajikistan were strengthened by computers and printing devices with a total cost of 10,000 euros. The purchased technics will strengthen the capacities of Customs Service technical equipment in customs check points, which will contribute to improvement the quality and efficiency of customs control.

Regional workshop on strategies of reintegration of migrants was held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on 17-19 September. The event, facilitated by experts of International Center on Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), gathered 20 representatives from the agencies dealing with migration (Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministries of Interior, Migration Services) from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

On August 22 at the Central Office of the State Customs Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the handover ceremony of video equipment was held, purchased by BOMCA program for a total amount of 23,256 euros. CCTV systems - multi-channel video recorders, indoor and outdoor video cameras, hard drives , uninterruptible power supplies and other components will be installed at «Severnaya» customs clearance point.

7 sets of video surveillance stations, including 56 portable video recorders, were purchased by the BOMCA Program for the State Border Service of Kyrgyzstan. Today, on August 20, a ceremony of equipment transfer took place in headquarters of the State Border Service in Bishkek.