During 2006, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources received over 1mln AZN from state budget to fight insect pests in the air and on ground, Trend reports quoting Rovshan Jalilov, head of forestry department, Ecology Ministry.
Jalilov said 95% or 986,968 AZN from aforesaid funds have been saved and 33,332 AZN have been transferred to account of Azalagro Yevlakh airline within AZAL, which performs spraying operations in remote areas of the country. 19,700 AZN have been spent for chemicals. It was decided to reject purchase of 8,500l of pesticides.
Accounting for saved funds, Ecology Ministry addressed the government for final decision on further fate of said funds. They could be either returned to the state budget or used to maintain material base of the ministry.