The main outputs the project will produce are as follows;

1. Demo programme for optimizing road network planning and maintenance is created

2. Manual with recommendations for cost efficient approach for planning and Master Plan for maintenance is created and published

3. Task-level work models for excavator work are created; excavator pilots trained, evaluated and tutored at worksite

The cross-border cooperation is necessary to facilitate the forestry business in cross-border areas and to introduce common technology for forest road network planning. This must be done in order to improve logistics for forestry companies working in the cross-border area and thus raise their competitiveness owing to cost efficiency.

Duration of the project 01.01.2020 – 31.12.2021

Lead partner: Business Joensuu (Finland)


Arbonaut Ltd (Finland)

Lesnoe bureau Partner LLC (Russia)

Forest Holding Company Karellesprom (Russia)

Finnish Forest Centre (Finland)

North Karelia Municipal Education and Training Consortium, Riveria (Finland)