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Environmental protection and planting of oaks

Комитет по вопросам АПК, транспорту, строительству, природным ресурсам и экологии

03.02.2020

Deputies considered amendments to the law “On Environmental Protection” in the second reading. They relate to the services of organizations that collect and dispose of municipal solid waste. According to the deputies who developed this initiative, amendments to the law will help to increase the level of effectiveness of state policy in the sphere of environmental safety.

In addition, it is proposed to send money from the Ecological Fund to the elimination of unauthorized landfills, sawing of damaged trees, the maintenance of green spaces and their irrigation, followed by transfer to the balance of specialized state or municipal organizations. Deputies of the Committee will recommend to the Supreme Council to adopt this law-in-draft in the second reading.

At the Committee meeting, the law-in-draft “On approval of the state program for the restoration of high oak forests on the lands of the PMR State Forest Fund for 2020–2040” was considered and supported in the first reading. This initiative was prepared by the Government.

The aim of the program is the cultivation of oaks, as well as improving the quality and productivity of the forests of Pridnestrovie.

Today, the area of ​​forests in our republic is more than 30 thousand hectares. Of the forested lands, oak groves account for 29%, white acacia plantations - 23%, white poplar - 9%, ash - 7%.

The main forest-forming species of Pridnestrovie is English oak. According to experts, today it is necessary to replace the existing stands with oak using the natural regeneration of minor species.

Deputies of the Committee considered law-in-draft proposed by the Government, amending the law “On Payments for Environmental Pollution and the Use of Natural Resources” in the first reading.

This law-in-draft was developed with the aim of providing rural administrations with building materials (sand and gravel) for the improvement of villages. This applies to objects of the socio-cultural sphere, road repair, as well as providing building materials to socially vulnerable categories of people.

Deputies supported this initiative and will continue to work on the law-in-draft in the second reading.