The working group considered the implementation by the Government of instructions to enhance the timber industry’s efficiency issued by the President after the State Council Presidium meeting in April 2013, held in the capital of the Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude.
Reports on implementing the instructions were made by representatives of the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry, Economic Development Ministry, Finance Ministry, Transport Ministry, Interior Ministry and the Prosecutor General’s Office.
The discussion involved Chairman of the State Duma committee on natural resources, their use and the environment Vladimir Kashin, member of the State Council, head of the working group, Novgorod Region Governor Sergei Mitin and business community representatives.
The discussion focused on issues pertaining to the timely drafting of legislative acts directed at enhancing the efficiency of the timber industry.
The meeting participants noted the poor quality of legislative work in a number of federal ministries, which lead to the failure to meet the deadlines set by the President in his instructions. A suggestion was made to federal executive authorities to work to resolve all disagreements on draft legal acts to ensure their speedy consideration by the Government.
A report to the President will be made based on the outcome of the meeting.