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Transport and Telecommunications

The SWOT analysis for transport and telecommunications shows the current strengthens and weaknesses in Lapland as well as the opportunities and threats until 2020.
 

Strengths
  • Comprehensive road network
  • Mostly functional transport operation on the main roads
  • Feeder connections for national railway and air traffic

Opportunities
  • Expanding the railway network for the needs of mining and tourism
  • Opening the Northeast route to international transport
  • Building top-speed telecommunications connections safeguards habitation and business activities, including in sparsely populated areas

Weaknesses
  • The railway network is limited to Southern and Western Lapland
  • Traffic congestion in the road network between Oulu and Kemi
  • Poor telecommunications connections in most of Lapland
  • Inadequate public transport connections, especially in the evening and at weekends

Threats
  • Lack of investments in the road network
  • Worsening road conditions on low-traffic roads
  • Inadequate availability of public transport in sparsely populated areas
  • A significant number of the residents and companies of Lapland will continue to lack efficient broadband connections