Kazakhstan, Astana, July 31 / Trend, D. Mukhtarov /
Special department of ecology for regulating and monitoring the activities of kazakh and russian companies may be opened in Baikonur, Environment Minister Nurlan Kapparov said at the meeting on the results of the commission's work in the aftermath of the fall of the Russian rocket "Proton-M".
"Currently, the requirements of Kazakhstan's environmental code does not apply to the territory of Baikonur, as it is under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation. This issue has been raised repeatedly by our ministry. On the part of the Russian Federation has an understanding on the issue. We cconsidered that it necessary to expedite the signing of the additional Protocol to the Agreement between the two governments on ecology and nature in the complex "Baikonur" in terms of his lease by the Russian Federation. This will allow us to establish a special department of ecology to environmental regulation and control over the activities of the kazakh and russian companies operating in the complex "Baikonur" - minister said.
He added that "the accident has demonstrated that the time has come when it is necessary bilaterally and comprehensively decide environmental issues." According to him, during the review of the arrangements for responding to emergencies, was marked by the lack of cooperation and coordination of the emergency forces of the Interior ministries of the Russian and Kazakh sides.
"Each party has acted almost independently taking into account the current situation and guided by internal instructions. Regard to the interaction with the Russian side, it should be noted that to date there is no clear and double-sided optimal coordination mechanism works in the case of emergency and abnormal situations in complex "Baikonur" and the surrounding communities. It has not worked question of comprehensive exercises with a population of nearby communities for action in the event of an emergency situation at the spaceport, "- head of the MEP said.
Kapparov said that in the future need to be approved bilaterally mechanism of interaction of all authorized state agencies and departments.
"In order to improve the response and minimize the effects of all, the agency considers it appropriate in the short term, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan to develop and adopt bilaterally the mechanism of interaction and coordination in emergency and abnormal situations in the complex" Baikonur "and its surrounding communities points for law enforcement agencies and other government agencies, "- Kapparov said.
Earlier it was reported that a group of experts headed by the Minister of Environmental Protection Nurlan Kapparov arrive on "Baikonur".
Meanwhile, during the last meeting of the Government akim (head) of Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda province Krymbek Kusherbayev believes that, the government didn't pa Krymbek Kusherbayev suggested that state agencies do not pay enough attention to the accident of "Proton" and asked the Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov to assist in the rapid adoption of the Kazakh-Russian road map for the development of Baikonur.
The "Proton-M" rocket with three "Glonass-M" communication satellites crashed on the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in early July.
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