Israel to build Cyprus surveillance system
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"It is an electronic surveillance system that will provide us with images 24 hours a day," Cypriot Defence Ministry spokesperson Christos Pieris told the Cyprus News Agency. "It will be installed at various points on the Green Line."
The 180-kilometre (112 miles) Green Line has split the island from east to west since 1974.
The surveillance system will monitor activity such as smuggling and illegal migration, as well as provide military intelligence, officials said.
In May, Cyprus said it was in a "state of emergency" because of an inflow of Syrian migrants overwhelming reception centres.
In the past four years, the number of asylum seekers in Cyprus has reached four percent of its population, compared to one percent in other EU states, the government says.
The security system, costing 27.5 million euros ($32 million), is expected to take three years to complete.