Putin will instruct “Gazprom” to gasify “dirty” cities first

The administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin will prepare an instruction to Gazprom, according to which priority in the city gasification program will be given to settlements from the Clean City program – in particular, Bratsk, Nizhny Tagil, Novokuznetsk and Omsk. The proposal was made by the head of the RF Ministry of Natural Resources, Alexander Kozlov, during a meeting with the government.

“You have a decree on 12 dirty cities. Today we see four cities: Novokuznetsk, Bratsk, Nizhny Tagil, Omsk, where we are faced with the question of gasification of settlements. Let me instruct Gazprom to make it a priority for them, including for 12 cities under the Clean Air program, where this work must be done first, ”Mr. Kozlov asked the president. He replied that he would ask the first deputy head of the presidential administration, Sergei Kiriyenko, to prepare a draft order.

The Ministry of Natural Resources, according to the minister, estimates that 32 thousand houses will fall under the priority gasification of cities from the “Clean City”, and the work will make it possible to create 450 km of the network.

The Clean City project provides for a 1.5 million tonne reduction in air pollutant emissions by 2024. In addition to the cities mentioned by Mr. Kozlov, the project includes Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk, Cherepovets, Lipetsk, Chita and Mednogorsk. In January, Ms. Abramchenko noted that the total list of cities with a high severity of aerogenic risks includes 48 cities.

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