Ports invest 4.2 bln rubles in environmental protection over two years
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Ports invest 4.2 bln rubles in environmental protection over two years

Over the last two years, total investments in environmental protection made by port facilities that handle coal reached 4.2 billion rubles, the Siberian Coal Energy Company's head of logistics Denis Ilatovsky reported at an industry session at the Arctic Days in Moscow Federal Arctic Forum.

"I expect that total investments made by stevedores over three or four years will be at least 10 billion rubles. The Murmansk sea port alone has already spent 1.8 billion rubles and will spend about 3 billion," Ilatovsky said.

He said that investments are made in several areas: monitoring, purchasing cleaning equipment, water cannons and other sprinkler systems, creating dust shields and others. Ilatovsky said that some port facilities use such innovations as local sprinkler systems.

The Arctic Days in Moscow Federal Arctic Forum runs November 21-25 at several venues. The forum will involve over a dozen business and cultural events related to the Arctic. More details on the forum's schedule and the latest updates can be found on its official website http://arctic-days.ru/. The main aim of the forum is to draw public attention to the natural, historical and cultural sites of the Arctic and to raise the profile Russia's Extreme North as a tourist destination.  Rossiya Segodnya and Arctic.ru are the forum's information partners.