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Delays expected at construction sites due to decrease in workforce

The Government has decided to restrict the traffic at borders starting on 19 March 2020. This also concerns commuting to work across the borders. The restrictions have impacts on the Finnish construction sector, which has a lot of foreign workforce. The Ministry of the Environment has compiled questions and answers on the new situation.

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Land use and building planning creates the preconditions for a high-quality and vital built environment. Well-planned land use and building solutions promote well-being, vitality and sustainable development.

Land use and building is regulated by legislation and steered by the authorities. The objective of such steering is to:

  • Create a healthy, safe and pleasant living environment which is socially functional and meets the needs of different population groups.
  • Ensure the high quality and energy efficiency of construction.
  • Make the urban structure more cohesive and compact, while promoting sustainable development.
  • Guarantee that everyone has the opportunity to participate in land use and building planning.
Published 2015-04-28 at 12:45, updated 2019-06-05 at 11:52