Permanent Secretary Korpela will retirePermanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, Juhani Korpela, has given notice of his retirement starting from 1 June, 2006.
After his retirement Permanent Secretary Korpela will, however, continue on the basis of a fixed-term, part-time public-service employment relationship as chair of the Finnish delegation on the extension of the Saimaa canal lease agreement until the end of this year. The purpose is that he will also continue as the Saimaa canal delegate of Finland until the end of this year.
Juhani Korpela has been Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications since 1985. Before this he served as Director-General of the Budget Department in the Ministry of Finance.
Director of Administration Päivi Viippola, tel. (09) 160 28776, 040 742 1703