RS Brief news Waste treatment costs of plants will be delayed

Waste treatment costs of plants will be delayed

The Russian Cabinet of Ministers is ready to listen to the business community and delay the introduction of new strict water treatment standards by 18 months. This resolution was announced by Vice Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich when he replied to the criticism with regard to the new law on water use voiced by the participants in the meeting of the Advisory Council for Foreign Investments.

The new law on water use, we recall, shall come into effect in January 1st, 2014; it stipulates much more strict standards for treatment plants used upon water use. According to experts’ estimates, the fulfillment of all provisions of the new law will require investments in the amount of USD 6-10 mln in the first two years after the law comes into effect. RS