Thousands of people, mainly from the Middle East and Asia, in recent months have tried to enter the territory of the European Union through Belarus. The EU claims Belarus is encouraging a transitional period in response to the sanctions.
A 5.5-meter-high wall will cost Poland 353 million euros. Some experts argue that this is wasteful and that the wall will not solve the problem.
The Polish parliament voted for the construction of the border wall "to stop migrants trying to cross the border from Belarus." The bill will become law with the signature of Polish President Andrzej Duda.
The wall, on which motion sensors will also be installed, will be built along the 400-kilometer border of Poland with Belarus. The government intends to complete construction in the summer.
Poland claims that an average of 500 migrants try to enter the country from Belarus every day. In total, over the past year, 120 attempts have been registered.