MOSCOW, February 7 – RIA Novosti. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin made changes to the program of socio-economic development of the Altai Republic, providing for the solution of environmental problems in the region, according to the website of the Cabinet.
“The Altai Republic will receive federal funding to solve environmental problems on the territory of the Aktash Mining and Metallurgical Plant. The necessary changes have been made by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in the individual development program for the region,” the message says. a treatment plant will be built to preserve it.
It is noted that over half a century of processing the mercury deposit, tons of toxic substances and other heavy metals have accumulated on the territory of the plant, which must be disposed of. For these purposes, 115 million rubles will be allocated from the federal budget in 2021, and more than 1 million from the regional budget. This money has already been provided for the development program and will be redistributed from other facilities.
“The amount of further funding will be determined after the development of the project and the receipt of a positive conclusion of the state and environmental expertise. The Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Government of the Republic will be responsible for this work,” the statement says.
The program now also includes an increase in funding for the construction of transport and communal infrastructure and for the creation of a regional fund for industrial development. Money for these purposes will be redistributed within the program.