On Tuesday, after lengthy negotiations, the government reached an agreement on land use, housing and transport (MAL) agreements with the four largest urban areas. But what exactly does that mean?

The ministers will present the content of the negotiations at a press conference starting at around 10.30. Minister of the Environment and Climate Krista Mikkonen (Green), Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka (SD) and Minister of Science and Culture Hanna Kosonen (Central) will be present. We will follow the progress of the event at the end of the article moment by moment.

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Yesterday, the government decided on the fourth supplementary budget for the Korona period. Minister of the Interior Maria Ohisalo (Green) also said at the evening's press conference that the MAL agreements resulted in negotiations with the Helsinki, Turku, Tampere and Oulu urban areas. The agreements promote sustainable transport projects and affordable housing, especially in areas that are easily accessible by public transport.

Minister Mikkonen wrote on Twitter that investments in affordable housing and zero-emission traffic will total almost one billion euros. Tracks, public transport, walking and cycling play that big role.

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