null Minna Kivimäki appointed Saimaa Canal Delegate

Minna Kivimäki appointed Saimaa Canal Delegate

Press release 06.05.2021 13.46 fi sv en

Minna Kivimäki (Photo: Juha Roininen/EUP-Images)

Minna Kivimäki, Master of Laws, was appointed by the Government as the Saimaa Canal Delegate for a term of office from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2026.

The Saimaa Canal Delegate is in charge of coordinating the positions of different parties concerning the Saimaa Canal and is responsible for the tasks related to the implementation of the Saimaa Canal lease agreement between the Republic of Finland and the Russian Federation on the Lease to the Republic of Finland of the Russian Part of the Saimaa Canal and the Surrounding Area and Navigation through the Saimaa Canal, and for the development of the Saimaa Canal vessel traffic.

Further provisions on the Delegate’s duties are laid down in a government decree on the qualification requirements and duties of the Saimaa Canal Delegate.

The position of the Saimaa Canal Delegate is comparable to a position of trust.

The Delegate is assisted by the Saimaa Canal Delegate’s Office.

On 22 April 2021, the Government appointed Minna Kivimäki as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Her position as Permanent Secretary commences on 1 June 2021.


Jussi Luomajärvi, Director of Administration, tel. +358 40 827 7676