The 9th phase of the BOMCA (Border Management Programme in Central Asia) programme will be extended until December 14th, 2019, as per a decision taken by the European Commission and supported by all five Central Asian States. The European Union allocated an additional amount of 1,6 million EUR for the extension period, and all five Central Asian countries have signed addendums to their financing agreements with the EU.
For the extension period commencing June 15th 2018, Col. Maris Domins has been appointed as the Regional Manager. He takes over the post seceding Raitis Tiliks, who has occupied the position since September 2015. Mr. Domins joins BOMCA after a decade-long tenure as Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Latvian State Border Guard, which is the leading partner of the BOMCA 9 implementing Consortium. As the Leader of one of the Programme Components, Mr. Domins has been actively involved with Programme implementation since the very start of 9th phase, in 2015.