Norwegian government may proceed with financing clearing of oil contaminated areas of Absheron

Society Materials 28 December 2005 18:29 (UTC +04:00)

The National Fund for Ecological Forecasting expects continuation of the project “Rehabilitation and revival of the oil contaminated lands of Absheron”, funded by the government of Norway, the chairman of the National Centre for Ecological Forecasting Telman Zeynalov told Trend.

According to him, the cost of the pilot project implemented in 2004 on the account of the Norwegian funds was $100,000, $66,625 have been spent. Many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and foreign companies use methods of bio-reanimation for restoration of lands, but it is not efficient “, the scholar thinks. Besides, billions are required for that. В"No hectare can be cleared by using such method”, Zeynalov thinks.

The essence of the pilot project is to prove that the lands can be revived and given the second life. However, the foundation’s experts revealed the real cost price of the land clearing. The pilot project is designed for one year, however at least four years are needed for receiving the author’s certificate, as the materials need to be received, changes of chemical, biological composition of earth need to be specified.