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Ari Makkonen

Ari Makkonen Executive Director, FECC Mr. Ari Makkonen (MSc/Civil Eng; BSc/Natural Sciences) is currently the Vice President and Executive Director of the Finnish Environment Cluster for China (FECC). Before his current position, Mr. Makkonen held several senior positions for the global consulting and engineering company Pöyry and the Finnish construction company YIT. During his carreer, Mr. Makkonen has lead major international environmental projects such as the Budapest Central Water Treatment Plant Project, the Geographical Information System for Guiyang City in China, the Haiphong Water Supply and Sanitation Programme in Vietnam and Hanoi Water Supply Programme, also in Vietnam.

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Welcome to the capital of Finland – a place where the environment has always been challenging

When your airplane starts landing at the Helsinki airport you might witness two completely different views, depending on the time of year: either extensive green forests dotted with blue lakes or scenery totally covered in white snow and ice. This unique capital is surrounded by pure, wild nature, where temperatures vary between -20 and + 30 degrees centigrade. But regardless of when you arrive here, you can rest assured that everything works as promised, on time and exploiting the latest technology. (more…)

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