Many Finnish companies are currently re-evaluating the internationalization plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a source in Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported.
The official said that focus areas for Finnish businesses in Kazakhstan were energy, cleantech, digitalization and education.
“For instance, in education, the last few years saw an opening of an innovative school called High Tech Academy in Almaty, based on Finnish pedagogy, as well as implementation of education development projects in Kazakhstan by Finnish institutions of higher education. The economic cooperation in the field of education has successfully continued in 2020,” the official said.
However, talking the measures that companies are planning on taking to further strengthen this economic cooperation the source said that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Finnish companies are currently re-evaluating the internationalization plans.
Official also said that currently a number of Finnish companies were interested in participating in public tenders and project implementation in Kazakhstan. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)