MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) - Work to harmonize the legislation of the Union State continues, Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly's Commission on Natural Resources, Ecology and Environmental Protection, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma's Committee on Tourism and Infrastructure Nikolai Valuev told reporters, BelTA has learned.
Minsk is hosting a meeting of the PA Commission on Natural Resources, Ecology and Environmental Protection on 25 October. It is attended by representatives of the Permanent Committee of the Union State, ministries and departments of Belarus and Russia.
"The commission continues to work on harmonizing the legislation of the Union State, on the convergence of the environmental agenda and, most importantly, on solving environmental challenges that our countries are facing. Therefore, today we will definitely talk over cross-border transportation of secondary raw materials. There are some unresolved issues. They relate to regulatory documents that do not allow both countries to react quickly enough when moving secondary raw materials,” he said. “We will put this matter on the agenda for future years, will convene experts who will make proposals on how to harmonize this process, to remove unnecessary things that make you waste time or hinder work. Most likely, the commission will work on this in 2024-2026. If we have time to do it faster, it will be great. Everything will depend on the work of the expert council," Nikolai Valuev said.
According to him, Belarus has good experience in this area. "In some cases, a fewer number of documents are required to register secondary raw materials. So business can quickly and, most importantly, with fewer costs," Nikolai Valuev added.
MPs are set to consider the H1 2022 results of the Union State program ‘Providing comprehensive medical care to certain categories of citizens of Belarus and Russia exposed to radiation as a result of the Chernobyl disaster' and the program of joint action of Belarus and Russia within the framework of the Union State to protect the population and rehabilitate the territories affected by the Chernobyl disaster,” the press service informed. “They will also discuss the preparation of the relevant Union State programs for 2023.
The MPs will review the status of the Union State program on the hydrometeorological security system of the Union State for 2017-2021 and the concept of the Union State program to ensure hydrometeorological safety in the face of climate variability and change for 2023-2027. The agenda of the meeting includes the new concept of the Union State program on modern technologies for geological study, rational and environmentally safe use of subsoil resources of Belarus and Russia and the Union State fishing festival.