Evaluation of the transport projects of the Kolari and Sokli mining projects

The Kolari-Pajala and Sokli mining projects and related investments are socioeconomically very profitable. According to studies, employment effects and impacts of projects on state and municipal tax revenues are significant. The most essential challenge of the Kolari-Pajala and Sokli mining projects is that both the state and companies are dependent on the decisions of the other party before they can make their own decisions. The state cannot be committed to the projects before it can be guaranteed of the beginning and long duration of company operations. From the viewpoint of companies, they cannot make investment decisions before they know their own logistic costs including participation in the costs of transport infrastructure projects. The Working Group proposes the following further measures for promoting the projects: 1) The state and companies will immediately start negotiations on project agreements, which specify how: a) companies will be committed to long-term mining industry. b) the state will be committed to the implementation of transport infrastructure investments. c) companies will participate in the costs of transport infrastructure investments. 2) The financing method of transport infrastructure investments will be decided separately by the state at a later date. 3) The costs of preliminary planning of transport infrastructure investments (general planning+railway/road engineering) will be divided equally between the state and companies. 4) The states of Finland and Sweden will continue cooperation in promoting the Kolari-Pajala project. This report may be found at http://www.lvm.fi/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=339549&name=DLFE-8026.pdf&title=Julkaisuja%2034-2009

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  • Accession Number: 01146898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 978-952-243-080-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:27AM