Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko held a meeting on the preparation of a unified federal project on environmental improvement of water bodies.

As noted by Victoria Abramchenko, the President of Russia in the presidential address to the Federal Assembly stressed the special importance of the work on the improvement of water bodies and instructed to expand the list of rivers and lakes that will be covered by environmental measures.

The meeting was attended by the Head of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia Alexander Kozlov, the head of Rosvodresurs Dmitry Kirillov, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Andrey Yatskin, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee Alexander Dvoinykh, State Duma deputies, representatives of the Ministry of Construction of Russia, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the Ministry of Transport of Russia and Roshydromet.

According to the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia Alexander Kozlov, today three federal water projects are being implemented under the national project "Ecology": "Improvement of the Volga" covers 16 regions, "Preservation of Lake Baikal" - three regions and "Preservation of unique water bodies" - 56 territories participated in the project. All events are scheduled until 2024. In addition, federal projects were originally planned to solve specific problems, which means that not all territories can count on federal support in matters of water conservation.

"The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia is ready to update the roadmap for the implementation of a new federal project by July, while continuing work on identifying sources of pollution and problems. We propose to integrate all the results of pollution sources into an information map," Alexander Kozlov said.

Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, during a report in the State Duma, said that 93 treatment facilities have already been built in 15 regions within the framework of the federal project "Improving the Volga" of the national project "Ecology". The treatment of 972 million cubic meters of wastewater has been provided – thanks to which they have been reduced from 3.3 to 2.2 cubic kilometers per year.

Source: Press Service of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia

Опубликовано: 28 March 2023