MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. Funding for environmental protection, natural resources reproduction and use, and forestry development programs will amount to 628 bln rubles ($10.1 bln) over the next three years, Russian Minister of Natural Resources Alexander Kozlov said on Friday.
"The Environment Protection state programs - 320 bln [rubles] ($5.1 bln) for the three-year period. We have such positions here as hydrometeorology, environmental supervision, Arctic research and hunting, and such federal projects as Clean Country, Clean Air, Integrated System of Solid Communal Waste Management, and Preservation of Lake Baikal, Biodiversity and Eco-tourism," the Minister said.
Funding for the state program of natural resources reproduction and use will amount to 156 bln rubles ($2.5 bln) in the three years to come and 152 bln rubles ($2.45 bln) will be provided for the state program of forestry development, Kozlov added.