A three-day working visit of Alexander Khudilainen, Head of Karelia, to Finland started on August, 13. Valentin Chmil, Deputy Head of the Republic of Karelia and Minister of Economic Development, accompanies Head of Karelia. In Parikkala, at the meeting with the management of the municipal board and of Eastern Finland, the issue of launching the passenger service through Syväoro was discussed. Meanwhile, simplified border checkpoint is used for exporting of timber only. To amend the situation the checkpoint should be granted a new status.
More information: http://gov.karelia.ru/News/2012/08/0813_07_e.html