Lithuania wants to install an X-ray control system on the railway border with Belarus
The preliminary cost of installing X-ray equipment at the railway checkpoint is about 4 million euros.
The Lithuanian Customs Department has signed an agreement on the introduction of an X-ray control system for freight trains at the railway checkpoint in Kene on the border with Belarus, said Vitas Volungevičius, a spokesman for the agency.
This was reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.
“A contract for the introduction of X-ray train inspection equipment at the Kenne railway checkpoint has been signed with a branch of the Chinese corporation Nuctech in Warsaw. So far, the agreement has been signed only by the Lithuanian side,” he said.
The cost of the contract is not mentioned. “Until the document is finally signed, it is better not to talk about the price,” said a representative of the department.
It is noted that the preliminary cost of installing Nuctech X-ray equipment in Quesnay is about 4 million euros. It is expected that it can be installed and start operating in the second quarter of 2022.
The Lithuanian government commission, which evaluates contracts that may affect national security interests, did not object to a contract with a Chinese corporation in August this year, although the Lithuanian Cabinet of Ministers blocked the implementation of China’s airport-based baggage X-ray system in February. At the time, some Lithuanian politicians claimed that Chinese equipment was capable of collecting data on air passengers’ luggage.
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