3-Dec-2010 Source: US Embassy in Tallinn
Robust border security is an integral aspect of any country’s national security strategy. As of today, the Estonian Border Guard officers who patrol Estonia’s borders have a new helicopter landing pad and refueling capabilities to facilitate their work.
The United States Government, through the U.S. European Command, contributed over eight million Estonian kroons to a joint project to refurbish two Estonian helicopter landing pads; one in Narva and one in VÃ¤rska, which was opened on October 15. Estonian and U.S. officials are in Narva today to mark this important event.
Opening the new helicopter landing pad in Narva together with Interior Minister Pomerants, U.S. Ambassador Michael C. Polt hailed the successful completion of the helicopter landing area in Narva, as well as the one in VÃ¤rska, as further tangible testimony to the strong bilateral cooperation between the U.S. and Estonia and our comprehensive commitment to every aspect of our common security as friends and allies.
Editor note – 8 million Estonian Kroons is currently $675,000