Ministry starts consultation on Evros fence

The government has opened up its plans to construct a 10-kilometer fence in northeastern Greece to public consultation.

The Citizens? Protection Ministry said that it is willing to discuss until August 20 the technical aspects of the 5.5-millio-euro project.

The government wants to build the steel and barbed wire fence in Evros to deter illegal immigrants and traffickers.

The discussion about the fence begins amid reports that Greece is digging a 120-kilometer water-filled trench along its border with Turkey in a further bid to deter migrants from entering the country.

The trench, which is 30 meters wide and seven meters deep, has been treated as a military operation and was therefore not publicized.