The Federation Council approved the law on deforestation on lake Baikal

the Federation Council approved the law authorizing the clear cutting of the forest on lake Baikal due to the construction of the Baikal-Amur and TRANS-Siberian Railways, the correspondent “of Rosbalt”.

the Law takes the relevant projects under environmental constraints to speed up their completion. In particular, the legislation introduced an exception in which in the zone of the Baikal natural territory allowed the activities necessary to increase the bandwidth of the BAM/Transsib. For the forest lands on which the construction is allowed to translate in the lands of other categories. Amendments will be in effect until December 31, 2024.

“no One will harm our national heritage — lake Baikal”, — said at the session of the Federation Council Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

According to her, we are talking about a specific list of main and other major infrastructure projects that will define the government of the Russian Federation.

“This list will be transparent, we will be able to control it”, — said Matvienko.

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