Finland receives EUR 25.13 million in EU funding for Transport Military Mobility project

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 21.12.2022 9.30
Press release
Image: Juha Tuomi
Image: Juha Tuomi

A total of EUR 25.13 million was granted to Finland by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for a Transport Military Mobility project. Finland received the support it had applied for the road connections at Rissala airport, i.e. the project on highway 9 in Kelttu, Siilinjärvi.

The project will improve the functioning and safety of local and long-distance transport, eliminates congestion and creates safe connections to highway 9, i.e. the Joensuuntie road. Within the project, two congested level intersections will be replaced with one interchange, and bypass lanes will be built for a distance of about four kilometres to both directions. The project will improve both civilian and military transport.

The highway 9 in Kelttu, Siilinjärvi, is the third military mobility project in Finland that receives CEF funding. In the spring, support was granted to the electrification of the Laurila-Tornio-Haaparanta rail section and to the triangle line in Oritkari harbour in Oulu. So far, Finland has been granted EUR 43.25 million in support for transport military mobility projects.

All in all, the Commission proposes funding for 35 military mobility projects. The total amount of support to be granted is EUR 616 million.

The CEF programme supports transport projects in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The EU-wide TEN-T links railways, inland waterways, roads, sea and air connections into a single transport network.

What's next?

The Commission will open the next round of applications for military mobility projects in 2023.


Timo Kievari, Director of Unit, tel. +358 400 593 706, [email protected], Twitter @TimoKievari

Marjukka Vihavainen-Pitkänen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 40 825 1255, [email protected]