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Primorye and China will discuss the protection of forests in the adjacent territory

In Primorye 23 July, the third Russian-Chinese meeting on the protection and protection of forests from fires on the territory of Russia adjacent to the PRC opened, the governor’s press service reports.

The event is attended by representatives of the Federal Forestry Agency of the Russian Federation and subordinate organizations, representatives in the field of forest relations of the Amur Region and the Khabarovsk Territory, the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the Federal Security Service of Russia.

The Chinese side is represented by representatives of the provinces of Jilin, Heilongjiang, and the state forestry department of the PRC.

On the eve of July 22, First Vice Governor of Primorsky Krai Vasily Usoltsev met with Deputy Head of the State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China Zhang Jianlong.

Vasily Usoltsev emphasized that there are 13,5 million hectares of forests in Primorye, and 82 percent of them have a high degree of natural fire hazard. Special attention is paid to the protection of forests from fires in the region. Fire-chemical stations have been built, mobile fire-extinguishing groups have been created, equipped with the necessary means and equipment.

According to Zhang Jianlong, China also pays much attention to forest conservation, combating desertification and preserving wild animals and plants.

“It is especially important to protect the forest on the transboundary territory, and Primorye is our long-term partner in this work,” said the deputy head of the State Forestry Administration of the PRC.

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