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Mt. 866 The border of Sänkikangas
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

The objective of the project was to improve the regional road leading from Kuusamo to Russia through the Kortesalmi-Suoperä border crossing point. There were lot of timber transferred from Russia through the road. At the time of the application, the poor condition of the road was creating great difficulties for the transport of timbered goods, especially during springtime. Prolonged interruptions in transportation posed a risk of downtime for the Kuusamo timber industry. The access road was part of the plan to connect with the northern part of the Republic of Karelia, and also contributed to the development of the tourist flow to the Republic of Karelia.

Main activities


Basic information


Mt. 866 Sänkikangas-valtakunnan raja


1997-01-01 - 1999-12-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

1 264 994 € / 558 634 €

Lead partner

Oulu road district
Lead partner web-site