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Mass Media Digest

Putin Instructs on Forest Protection

Mr. Vladimir Putin – Russian President – approved a set of instructions on forest use and protection as well timber turnover. The Control Directorate verified the instructions and all of them addressed to the Government.

The Cabinet Council shall take measures to improve the timber industry economic efficiency. It shall also consider the fee increase for forest utilization, rough timber import customs duties, import quota as well as organize sales of exported rough round timber at commodity markets.

The Council shall detail timber types based on the processing level. We shall improve wood and deal recognition to make timber recognition indicators.

The President instructed to provide sufficient number of forest inspectors as per patrol regulations.

The Government shall propose the ways to improve key investment project supervision in the sphere in forest exploitation. It shall increase the sales efficiency as well as appoint the parties responsible for the project execution.

The Cabinet Council shall make a proposal to sell wood generated during wood cutting by state authorities at commodity market. It shall also ensure forest regeneration when timer consumtion during infrastructure construction, repair, or utilization.

The President requires the report to be ready by May and then on a quarterly basis.


Kira Latukhina

“Russian Gazeta”