30 November 2010, Tuesday, 19:34

Rustem Khamitov: “Normalization of ecological situation in Bashkortostan is the prior challenge”

author: news agency "Bashinform"

The aims on normalization of ecological situation, opened by the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in his annual Message to the Federal Assembly, are of paramount importance for Bashkiria, the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has stated on November 30.

Big chemical and petroleum-chemical enterprises are concentrated in the Republic, so the problems of wild life conservation acquire great actuality here.

In particular, the conference, appointed on December 15 in the Government RB, will be devoted to protection of the local nature and the Minister of natural resources and ecology of Russia Uri Trutnev is invited for discussion of the sore point ecological problems.

“The ecological subject-matter is of high importance for the Republic. Bashkortostan is well-known as an oil-mining and petroleum-chemical region, so normalization of ecological favorableness is the prior challenge for us” – Rustem Khamitov said.