Construction of the Jointly Operated Border Crossing Point Palanca on the territory of the Republic of Moldova

Stronger connectivity
5,560,000 Euro
UNDP Moldova
2015 - 2018
The objective of the project is to build a new jointly operated border crossing point (JOBCP) at Palanca, on the territory of Republic of Moldova, in line with the EU standards and principles of a JOBCP, that will contribute to the economic stabilization and sustainable development of the region, will support trade facilitation and movement of people between two countries and will strengthen combatting of cross-border crime.


The beneficiaries are the Customs Service under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Moldova (MD CS), the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (UA SCS), the Border Police under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova (MD BP), and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (UA SBGS), as well as economic agents and men and women crossing the border in Palanca.



The new Jointly Operated Border Crossing Point equipped and functioning in line with the EU Integrated Border management principles will provide for an accelerated traffic flow due to simplified border crossing procedures, unification of joint activities and avoiding duplication of functions. It will contribute to an enhanced cooperation between the two countries’ Border Guard and Customs services, applying one-stop-shop principle and establishing a more rapid and secure exchange of information on persons, vehicles and goods, which will lead to an improvement in combating cross border crime and illegal trafficking of goods and persons. A strengthened transparency of operations will contribute to the reduction of corruption risks.

Address map and contacts

UNDP Moldova
+373 22 220 045

Photo and video galery