Azerbaijani Ecological Ministry made a statement on partial payment of fines

Society Materials 8 June 2006 19:01 (UTC +04:00)

The companies polluting the environment, in particular the enterprises involved in oil and gas sector dont pay off the fines defined by the court bodies, Huseyin Bagirov, the ministry of ecology and natural resources, informed, Trend reports.

According to Bagirov, for instance, if a 30 billion-manats fine is defined, only 5 billion out of the fine is paid.

We have tens of court resolutions on the payment of fines for damage to the environment, which havent been paid off to date, told Bagirov.

Bagirov noted that the persons who dont pay the fines should take into consideration that these finances are forwqrded to the Fund for Environmental Protection regulated by the Finance Ministry.