ICMPD provides technical equipment to support efficient processes at border crossing points in Afghanistan

Kabul & Farah, Afghanistan: In November, deliveries of technical equipment arrived at the Afghan Border Police Headquarters in Kabul and the Abu Nasre-Farahi Border Crossing Point (BCP) with Iran, in Afghanistan. The equipment will support the Afghan Border Police (ABP) in their operations and the Afghan Customs Department (ACD) at both land and major air BCPs with monitoring the increased flow of people entering the country.

The newly acquired equipment will allow for faster and more efficient processing times and will also benefit administrational and logistic procedures. Since the beginning of the pandemic, many BCPs in Afghanistan have seen a marked increase of people entering the country which resulted in the request for the equipment.

The equipment included both Laptop & Desktop Computers, Printers, CCTV Cameras and Video Conference equipment which will connect the BCPs and Afghan Customs Department with the Headquarters and promote ease of communication. In addition, last month saw the delivery of a power generator to the Afghan customs officials at border crossing point in Farah, Afghanistan as part of the enhanced initiative to facilitate the well-managed movement of people and goods across borders which is vital to both the security and prosperity of Afghanistan. The IBM Silk Routes project, funded by the European Union, aims to support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in effectively and efficiently managing its national frontiers.