To strengthen the local and regional sustainable economic development. The main outputs are better transport facilities for the traffic between Russia and Finland and the reliable uninterrupted route of international traffic on the border zone.
The project will enhance cross-border transport between Russia and Finland/EU by improving the road connection to the Vainikkala railway border crossing point from the South-East and Southern regions in Finland and especially cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra.
To achieve, by means of a number of measures, a good ecological condition and increased biological diversity in the RIFCI project's target rivers River Mustajoki/Tchornaja, River Rakkonlanjoki/Selesnevka, River Gladyshevka (former Finnish name Vammeljoki), their tributaries and the surrounding nature, including the coastal area of the eastern Gulf of Finland. To enhance environmental awareness and