"Norway lagging behind"


Norway is lagging behind the Russians when it comes to the development of infrastructure in the High North, Arvid Jensen in Norwegian Petro Arctic association says.


While Russians are investing several billion EUR on upgrades of harbours, roads and the airport in Murmansk, the Norwegian government has no concrete plans about any similar upgrades in northern Norway. In a conference in Hammerfest recently, several speakers asked for initiatives from the Government so that northern Norway can keep track of Russia development.

- Russians think in advance and are starting to prepare their infrastructure now, while Norwegian authorities are desperately lagging behind, says Arvid Jensen in the Petro Arctic association to Norwegian Newspaper Finnmark Dagblad.