Heads of Railways in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Estonia have signed an agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection.
Railway Administrations of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Estonia have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of environmental protection.
The signing ceremony was held in Tashkent during the 63rd meeting of the CIS Council for Rail Transport. Representing JSC Russian Railways, the document was signed by company president Oleg Belozerov.
“I am sure that, for members of the Council, resource conservation and the environment will always be one of the main fields of cooperation,”said the head of Russian Railways.
According to the document, the parties intend to develop cooperation in coordinating environmental activities in rail transport. It is also planned to carry out a comprehensive assessment of the environmental consequences of economic and other activities, develop common approaches to natural resource management, and prevent natural and manmade disasters.
The parties have agreed on an ongoing basis to share experience in the development and use of new machinery and equipment for environmental protection and develop and implement a coordinated scientific and technical policy in the field of environmental protection.
In order to implement the agreement, it was decided to establish the International Center for Environmental Safety in Railway Transport.
The Draft Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection in Railway Transport has been prepared by specialists from JSC Russian Railways and submitted to all members of the Council for Rail Transport.
In the future, any railway company can take part in the Agreement.