Ecology Ministry may increase amount of fine for illegal removal of sand from coastlines

Society Materials 30 December 2005 11:45 (UTC +04:00)

The amount of fine for the illegal removal of sand from the coastline in Azerbaijan may be increased, the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR) of Azerbaijan Huseyn Bagirov told Trend.

According to him, instructions to the MENR legal department will be given immediately for studying the issue again. В"If the legislation allows, taking into account restrictions defined earlier by the legal acts, the issue on the increase of fine will be considered by the Ministry”, Bagirov stressed.

The minister thinks, averting the facts of using the sand illegally depends considerably on the municipal bodies.

В"The municipalities must be interested themselves in averting these facts. The Ministry has about 160-170 inspectors across Azerbaijan, therefore it is impossible to follow all actions”, the MENR Ministry concluded.