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State Council working group meeting on improving timber industry efficacy

February 27, 2015, Krasnoyarsk

Presidential Aide Igor Levitin chaired a meeting of the working group for monitoring the execution of decisions by the State Council and its Presidium in Krasnoyarsk. The meeting participants addressed the fulfilment of the President’s instructions on improving the efficacy of the timber industry in Russia.

Participants in the meeting included Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Siberian Federal District Nikolai Rogozhkin, Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister and Head of the Federal Forestry Agency Ivan Valentik, representatives of federal executive agencies and the heads of regions in the Siberian Federal District.

The working group studied the main problems pertaining to amending legislation on forestry, related to the use, security, protection and regeneration of forests and developing the timber industry.

Particular attention was given to the discussion of measures pertaining to export and exchange trade of timber, cadastral registration of forest areas, the rational use of forests, and improving the culture of forest management.

February 27, 2015, Krasnoyarsk