Green space in Kostroma in three years has grown from 4.3 to 7.7 square meters per person thanks to urban greening program, told RIA Novosti on Monday the head of Kostroma Yuri Jurin.
State of green space in the Kostroma became the topic of discussion at the daily briefing in the administration area. Environmentalists are very concerned about the fact that in the city's parks and gardens are massive construction. Since 1978, the formalization of the area of protected areas of the city fell three times — from 740 to 243 hectares. According to the chairman of the regional branch of the All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation Dmitry Byrdina, cutting green space is under construction in Kostroma widespread, and the situation is complicated by the absence of the chief architect of the city. However, the allegations of the city authorities, in the near future Kostroma plans to regain the status of "green city."
"In 2008, the availability of public green areas was 4.3 square meters per person, today it has grown and is 7.7 square meters per person," — said Jurin.
He said that as soon as the authorities intend to increase that to 10 square meters per person. For this plan to be planted every year in the streets of Kostroma least 3 thousand trees to create a register of all existing trees and shrubs, as well as with modern equipment to monitor and punish those who destroy vegetation.
"This year, for the unauthorized removal of trees residents fined two million rubles. 3.265 in Kostroma planted thousands of trees, the plan is exceeded, up from $ 3.01 a thousand trees a year" — said Jurin.