Rus News Journal

the Minister of natural resources of the Russian Federation will begin a working trip to China

the Minister of natural resources of the Russian Federation Yury Trutnev on Tuesday will begin a working trip to China.

As have the day before informed in Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, Trutnev will hold a MTG with the chief of the Government of the Peoples Republic of China on preservation of the environment of Chzhou Shensjanem (Zhou Shenxian).

On its results it is supposed to sign the memorandum of mutual understanding between two departments concerning joint monitoring of quality of water of transboundary objects, including the boundary rivers.

In December of the past year the representative of the State administration of the Peoples Republic of China on preservation of the environment of Lju of Mines (Liu Ming) has informed the Russian journalists on preparation of the project of such memorandum and has expressed hope of its signing in February, 2006 during visit to the Peoples Republic of China the minister of natural resources of the Russian Federation.

As then has underlined Lju of Mines, necessity of signing of the memorandum became ESP actual after river Sungari pollution in November, 2005 almost 100 tons of benzene and nitrobenzene substances.

Having passed across Sungari on a watercourse, in the middle of December the benzene stain has entered in the Cupid - boundary Russian - the Chinese river and has passed by Khabarovsk in a direction 2 sea of Okhotsk.

Ecologists and Russia, and China asserts that it will be possible to judge consequences of this incident only after ice thawing on the rivers, however already now them names rather serious.

As in the end of December the ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Peoples Republic of China Sergey Razov has declared, incident from Sungari - " a Gud lesson on the future ". As he said, between Russia and China extended border, the transboundary rivers of which ecological status it is necessary to care proceed.

Razov has underlined that according to plan of 11 five-years periods in China (2006 - 2010) allocation of considerable assignments for protection of ecology around the river Sungari is supposed, and it opens " essential possibilities " 4 Russian - the Chinese cooperation in this sphere.

Later in China the decision on the investment in 2006 - in building of treatment facilities in a river basin of Sungari about $3,2 billion has been sounded 2010.

Making comments on this decision of the Peoples Republic of China, deputy head Rosprirodnadzora Oleg Mitvol in January has declared that besides Sungari, the adverse ecological situation is observed in water areas of the rivers the Cupid, Irtysh, Argun. It has expressed hope, as concerning these water objects the decision on building of treatment facilities 2 will be accepted.