“The Year of Ecology at Russian Railways will focus on Lake Baikal,” says Oleg Belozerov
Oleg Belozerov, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Russian Railways, has taken part in a meeting with Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Alexander Kozlov.
“The main focus within the framework of the Year of Ecology at Russian Railways will be directed at implementing measures jointly with the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia to protect Lake Baikal,” said Belozerov. “Russian Railways is clearly following a path of development oriented towards ecology and respect for nature. This is one of our main priorities.”
According to Belozerov, the main focus on protecting the nature of Lake Baikal is necessary because of the construction and reconstruction of infrastructure to increase the throughput of the Baikal-Amur (BAM) and Trans-Siberian Main Lines.
To meet this goal, Russian Railways has created an integrated digital complex in the field of environmental protection and industrial and fire safety. It is planned to integrate this complex into the unified environmental monitoring system of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources later this year. An ecological passport is being developed for each construction site on the BAM and Trans-Siberian Main Line in the area of Baikal’s natural territory.