Government allocated 6.5 billion to clear rivers this year

Government allocated 6.5 billion to clear rivers this year

July 09, 2024

The water conservation program is being implemented within the new national project Ecological Well-Being.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Over the past three years, the program’s funding has amounted to 23 billion rubles, about 6.5 billion has been allocated for the construction of dams, repairs of waterworks and river clearing in 2024.

“With the government’s support, over the past three years, more than 50 kilometers of dams have been built, 137 hydraulic structures have been repaired, and more than 220 kilometers of river beds have been cleared. More than 23 billion rubles were allocated for these purposes. About 6.5 billion more are provided for this year”, deputy head of the Russian Government Dmitry Patrushev said at the Federal Water Resources Agency’s board meeting.

The Rosvodresursy federal agency, as part of the national project Ecology, has restored more than 650 kilometers and 22 thousand hectares of water bodies since 2019. In the lower reaches of the Volga alone, 66 special structures were built to provide water to arid areas. The results of this work are already having a positive impact on the quality of life of 17 million people.

Russia has unique water reserves, which provide unprecedented opportunities for many sectors of the economy. In this regard, Rosvodresursy is entrusted with a whole range of tasks, the solution of which directly affects food, energy, environmental, transport security, as well as the quality of life of citizens.

It’s worth mentioning that the Great Norilsk Lakes system is the second fresh water storage facility after lake Baikal. Scientists are implementing a long-term program to restore the Norilo-Pyasinsky water basin. We also reported that our site’s Russian-speaking version – the Severny Gorod news portal – is among the eight best regional media in the country.

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Text: Denis Kozhevnikov, photo: Nikolay Shchipko

July 09, 2024

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