MOSCOW, June 27 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry on Thursday presented a plan for 2018 consisting of four segments - creation of conditions for the emergence of a favorable environment, measures to ensure the protection of the population and life support infrastructures from the effects of harmful natural effects, international legal formalization of Russia’s external borders, including the perimeter contours of the continental shelf and stable supply of natural resources for the sustainable development of Russian.
The program is aimed at creating conditions for the rational and effective resources management and ecological security. Among other things it is geared to reducing the number of cities with high and very high contents of atmospheric pollution from today’s 126 to 85. A total of 650 square kilometers of bodies of water will be rehabilitated and restored to the original condition and four specially guarded territories of federal importance will be created ever year.
Among other tasks the ministry has set is to increase the accuracy of daily weather forecast from today’s 93 percent to 95 percent.