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Waterways Forward Project Partner Presentation  Savonlinna Region Waterways Forward Project Partner Presentation Savonlinna Region Presentation Transcript

  • Saimaa WaterwaysSavonlinna Region Federation of Municipalities
  • Savonlinna Region Federation of Municipalities
    Responsibleregionaldevelopment in the Savonlinna Region.
    Savonlinna region is centrallylocated in the Saimaa lake area.
    Access to waterways is an importantsuccessfactor for tourism and mechanicalwoodprocessing and bioenergyindustries.
    Interest in the development of the business potential and multifunctionaluses of the Saimaa waterways.
  • Project team in Savonlinna
    Juha Turtiainen, projectmanager
    Enterprise developmentmanagerSavonlinna Region Federation of Municipalities
    Harri H. Lallukka, Councellor
    Savonlinna Region Federation of Municipalities
    Pellervo Kokkonen, communicationsmanager
    Programmedirector, Savonlinna Innovation Centre Ltd.
  • LakeSaimaa
    Saimaa is Europe’s 4th largest lake
    Total waterarea of Saimaa is 4 400 km2
    Total length of shoreline c. 14 850 km
    Number of islands is 13 710
    Total area of watershed is 61 070 km2
  • Saimaa Region
    Network of interconnectedlakesstretching c. 300 km in SE and E Finland
    Connected to the BalticSea via Saimaa Canal and Vyborg (Russia)
    Volume of international commercialtraffic via Saimaa canal c. 2 mill. tons per annum.
    Internalcommercialtraffic c. 1 mill. tons; mainlybundlefloating of logs
    Developmentobjectives: updatingwaterwayspolicy to match new challenges; recreational and tourismuse, climatechange, bionenergylogistics.
    Goodpractice; recreationalboatingservicesystem as a public-privatepartnership
  • Source: FinnishMaritimeAdministration
  • Objectives WF
    Waterways policy benchmarking study and stakeholder study Saimaa (Vuoksi watershed) waterways
    Policy recommendations white paper for Finnish inland waterways programme , transfer of knowledge
    Cross border waterways development workshop (Russian, EU partners)
    Development of Russian inland watersways vs. EU watersways