It is necessary to provide forest plots to organizations that can process wood at their own facilities, and not just harvest wood for sale. Dmitry Kobylkin, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, spoke about such a bill, which is planned to be considered this session, in an interview with Parliamentary Newspaper.
“We want to give priority to companies with their own processing facilities. This is important – the plots should be given to organizations capable of producing something, and not companies that simply cut down the forest and think where to find a loophole in order to take it out by poaching, ”said Dmitry Kobylkin.
According to him, it is planned to start considering the bill during this session.
The full text of the interview will be published on the Parlamentskaya Gazeta website at a later date.