Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an order to subsidize the Republic of Buryatia in Lake Baikal conservancy projects and socioeconomic development of the Baikal natural site.
"The order approves the granting of a 288,750,600-ruble ($8 million) subsidy to the Republic of Buryatia," says a report published on the government website on Wednesday.
The money will support modernization and renovation of water cleaning and disposal facilities and construction of waste treatment sites and landfills.
"The nature conservancy projects envisaged by this order will reduce negative impacts of pollution on the ecological system of the Baikal natural site," the report said.
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