Enhancing border security: Moldova receives new equipment from Italian government

The capabilities of the Border Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be enhanced with new equipment purchased with the support of the Italian Government under the project “Strengthening capacities for protection and socio-economic inclusion of Ukrainian refugees, third country nationals and host communities in Moldova”.

The official event, held at the Border Police headquarters, was attended by Adrian Efros, Minister of Internal Affairs; Ruslan Galusca, head of the Border Police; Lorenzo Tomassoni, Ambassador of Italy to Moldova, and Lars Lonnback, the Head of the IOM Moldova.

Minister Efros expressed deep appreciation to the partners, donors and everyone involved in this project, stating, “Your dedication and hard work are making a real difference in the lives of many people. Together, we are building a future where protection, respect, and human dignity are the cornerstones of our society”.

It is worth mentioning that 12 cars have been purchased under the project, significantly improving the capacity to manage border operations effectively and providing a quick and effective response to the needs of the people. Additionally, the Operational Coordination Centre of the General Border Police Inspectorate has received support for development and modernization. This includes the upgrading of the IT system, which is in progress, with a budget of over 300,000 euros, and modern equipment such as interactive boards, headsets, e-learning notebooks and TETRA GPS monitoring systems.

Ruslan Galusca, the head of the Border Police, emphasized the importance of the received equipment, stating, “This project is another step towards enhancing our institutional capacities for ensuring border security and improving protection and inclusion for refugees. We are grateful to the Italian Government for its support and to the IOM Mission for the efficient implementation of the project”.