Putin called the priorities in the development of coal terminals


RIA Novosti

With the development of coal terminals and selecting new sites for them need to pay attention to ecology and to consider the interests of local people, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“And in the port of Murmansk and other Russian ports, where transshipment of coal by opencast methods, particularly acute problem of ecology, referring to the high concentration of coal dust in the air,” — said Putin at meeting on development of transport infrastructure of the North-West of Russia in the Kaliningrad region.

The head of state reminded that on this issue during the “straight line” it was called the inhabitants of the Findings.

“But, of course, of course, completely refuse from coal handling in this way is impossible. We understand the economy invested in it over decades. In fact, originally it was so. But today I would like to say that during the development of the coal terminal, with the selection of sites for creation of new port capacities need to give priority to environmental issues, the most careful attention to these issues, to consider the interests of nearby residents” , — said Putin.

He also urged to implement such technologies in cargo handling, which correspond to ecological norms and standards.