Project waste BPPM can develop until July

Irkutsk region expects that the project waste Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill, accumulated from 60 years of the last century, will be developed during the first half of 2013, after which it will be possible to talk about closing and realigning of the plant, told reporters on Monday the first deputy chairman of the Irkutsk government Vladimir Pashkov .

Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill in December last year is in bankruptcy proceedings. The plans of the authorities — to restructure and close the pulp mill production. The problem of the Russian government BPPM activated this Vnesheconombank. Ministry of Natural Resources has announced a tender to select a contractor who will prepare a draft of the Baikal pulp and paper mill waste.

Preparation of the project is estimated to cost more than a million rubles.

"The decisions taken by the Government and reflected in the commitments of Vnesheconombank, the modernization of the Baikal area will be implemented. But after will be held design and project work (for waste disposal). During the first half of this work, we hope, will be completed, then you can say when stopping BPPM, "- said Pashka.

BPPM from its inception in the 60's of last century has accumulated in a special map-tank about 4.5 — 6.6 million tons of sludge lignin and 2.2 million tons of ash.

Pashkov added that the authorities of the Irkutsk region are working on a plan with Vnesheconombank infrastructure modernization 14000th Baikalsk.

"We are now in the process of conciliation with Vnesheconombank plan works to modernize the infrastructure of Baikalsk. We address the question of whether, when, how much money is necessary to provide for retraining (BPPM employees) and to what degree," — said Pashka.

Commenting on the results of the BPPM, deputy noted that BPPM revenue for last year exceeded 2 billion rubles, while the plant by 20% to boost production of raw materials in comparison with 2011. On the financial performance for the year 2012 has not yet reported to the BPPM, said RIA Novosti the company.

Earlier it was reported that revenue for the first 9 months of BPPM in 2012 amounted to 1.7 billion rubles, which is 12% lower than a year earlier. Net loss for the first nine months of 2012 amounted to 353.7 million rubles, which is 10% more than in the same period of 2011.

Lake Baikal — the deepest lake in the world. Its average depth is about 730 meters, the maximum depth of the famous lake — 1637 meters. Every year from the lake by Angara 60 cubic kilometers of pure, biologically active water. The lake has 58 species of fish, of which the most famous are the cisco, whitefish, grayling, trout, sturgeon, golomyanka flax. Lake Baikal contains about one fifth of the world's surface waters of the Earth (excluding the ice of Antarctica, Greenland and other glaciers), and more than four fifths of fresh water reserves in Russia. In 1996, the Baikal was included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

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