Meeting in the Ministry

Submitted by KA1029 on 30.04.2019 - 16.47
Meeting in the Ministry
On April 3, 2019, a meeting of road industry specialists from the Republic of Karelia and Finland was held at the Ministry of Road Management, Transport and Communication of the Republic of Karelia. The meeting was attended by representatives of partner organizations of the microproject KA1029 “Innovations, research and education for the road and transport sector as an engine for expanding cross-border business cooperation”. Representatives of other leading enterprises of the road industry of the Republic of Karelia, such as the Road Administration of the Republic of Karelia and the Road Administration of St. Petersburg - Murmansk highway were also took part in the meeting.
The meeting was chaired by the Minister for Road Management, Transport and Communication of the Republic of Karelia A.A. Kaydalov. During the meeting Finnish colleagues told about the new Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, reported on projects in Russia under the cross-border cooperation program, suggested Karelian road professioanla to take part in the Congress on the winter maintenance of roads in Tampere in February 2020, as well as in the International Scientific Congress on transport in Helsinki in April 2020. The Russian and Finnish colleagues discussed the difficulties faced by the road industry experts related to the underfunding of road works. The participants of the meeting actively discussed possible directions for the development of international cooperation in the road sector.
The overall outcome of the meeting was an agreement to continue cooperation and a desire to develop the achievements of the current project in the future.