Austria to build border fence to manage migrant flow

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Posted: Nov 13, 2015 5:46 AM

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria plans to build a 3.7 km (around 2 mile) fence either side of its busiest border crossing with Slovenia as part of efforts to manage the flow of thousands of migrants a day onto its territory, senior Austrian officials said on Friday.

Measures will also preparations for potentially building 25 km of fence at short notice, the general director of public security, Konrad Kogler, told a news conference.

(Reporting by Francois Murphy; editing by John Stonestreet)