Thinni government allocates LD 2 million to fight illegal immigration on Libyan borders

Airports and land border crossings in the south and east of the country will be covered by the allocation

Airports and land border crossing in Libya will be allocated funds in clamp down on illegal immigration
Airports and land border crossing in Libya will be allocated funds in clamp down on illegal immigration

The Libyan government approved a 2 million Libyan Dinar allocation to the interior ministry yesterday for border controls and control of illegal immigration at airports and land border crossings.

The decision came at the Libyan Thinni government’s cabinet meeting, held yesterday in the eastern city of Al-Beida. The government, based in Tobruk and headed by PM Abdullah Thinni, is the only internationally recognized government in Libya.

The ministry of the interior had actually requested LD 8 million to improve illegal immigration control and security at border crossings and airports in both eastern and southern Libya.

Only LD 2 million were granted however, on condition that the balance would be paid to the ministry when funds were available.

The relevant airports covered by the allocation in the south were Sebha, Obari, Ghat and Brak airports. The southern border crossings were the Libya-Chad-Niger border at Althoum, Ayseen broder crossing with Algeria and the Egyptian-Sudanese border crossing at Al-Sara.

In the eastern region the allocation covered Labrak, Benina and Tobruk airports and the Libyan-Egyptian land border crossing at Emsaad.

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