Amid ongoing conflict between Greece and Illegal immigrants from Turkey seeking to get into the European Union, the Greek government will be adding an additional 26km (16 miles) of wall to the current 6 miles of fence that exists.
Costing €63m (£57.5m), the new border additions will be comprised of square steel beams and concrete foundations, as well as adding a 5-metre fencing to currently unfenced areas. Additionally, a network of cameras will cover the entire wall, ensuring every area is surveilled.
On the implementation of cameras at the border, Ilias Akidis, head of the police officers’ association at the Greek border told the Associated Press that they would be a “vital resource for us.”
“We have been asking for them for five years and we think they will be very effective.”