The Court of Buryatia’s Barguzin District resolved to create terminals for collection of vessel-discharged bilge (oil-containing) water in Lake Baikal area. This task is delegated to Yenissey Basin Branch of the Federal Agency for Water Resources.
Eyewitnesses report seeing numerous whirlwinds over the Black Sea in Imeretinka District of Sochi City. The funnels emerged a few kilometers away from the shore.
According to the press service of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency (“Rosrybolovstvo”), the salmon catch in the Far East Fisheries Basin has totaled 289 thousand tons, which by 6% (16 thousand tons) exceeds a similar period of “odd-numbered” 2015.
As reported on Thursday, Nizhne-Bureysk Hydro Power Plant had an emergency caused by a discharge gate failure, which resulted in excessive water discharge. In response, the authorities introduced an emergency mode in Bureysk District of Amur Region.
Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Prime Minister, had a work meeting with heads of the Far East fishing companies with a view to discussing the sector’s prospects in the region.
Valery Radayev, head of Saratov Region, visited Balakovo town and inspected “Voskhod” passenger motorship, which will shuttle along Saratov-Balakovo-Khvalynsk route.
Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East Proposes to Create a Free-trade Zone in Blagoveshensk Port
Russia’s Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East considers extending the free port status of Vladivostok city to Blagoveshensk town and checkpoints of Blagoveshensk District. This was declared on Tuesday by Sergey Kachayev, Deputy Minister.
Magadan may become a city with the status of a free-trade port. “Parlamentskaya Gazeta” newspaper reports that a corresponding draft law will be submitted to the State Duma in Autumn.
By Autumn 2017 the authorities of North Ossetia-Alania plan to create a specialized service to oversee flood prevention in the region.