Cabinet will consider a draft program of development of Baikal

The Russian government on Thursday will consider a draft federal target program "Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory in the 2012 — 2020 years," the press service of the Cabinet.

"The main objective of the program is to protect Lake Baikal and the Baikal natural territory protection from the negative effects of man-made and natural factors. Implementation of the program to be implemented in the period from 2012 to 2020 in three regions of the Russian Federation (Republic of Buryatia, Irkutsk Oblast, Transbaikalia territory)" — said in a statement.

Press service notes that the program developed in accordance with the Federal Law "On Protection of Lake Baikal".

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