September 14, 2018 in the framework of the exhibition «Results of the National Forest Forum», timed to the parliamentary hearings on the topic: «Problems and prospects of legislative regulation of the multi-purpose use of forest resources», held in the State Duma, an agreement on cooperation between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Udmurt Republic and the National Association of Timber Industry «Russian Forest». On the part of the Udmurt Republic, the agreement was signed by Minister Udalov Denis Nikolaevich, on the part of the Association - President Zhelneyev Alexey Alekseevich.

The agreement between the Ministry of Environment and the Association involves mutually beneficial cooperation and joint actions aimed at ensuring the effective and sustainable operation of the forest industry of the Udmurt Republic.

The first step towards cooperation between the parties will be the development by the Association of the «Concept for the development of forestry and the forest industry of the Udmurt Republic for the period 2019-2030». The concept will set for itself the achievement of the following goals:

  • development of the forest industry, which fully satisfies the social needs for wood raw materials and other forest resources, while preserving their ecological functions and biological diversity;

  • the reorientation of the timber industry complex of the Udmurt Republic from the traditional type of production to the use of advanced technologies to ensure production efficiency and competitiveness of products;

  • improving the structure of timber production, which is equally oriented to the domestic market and to the export of timber products;

  • increase of personnel potential of the forest complex of the Udmurt Republic;

  • increasing the contribution of the forest industry to the socio-economic development of the Udmurt Republic and increasing payments to the budget system of the Udmurt Republic from the use of forest resources located on the forest land of the region.

It is expected that the project «Concepts for the development of forestry and the forest industry of the Udmurt Republic for the period 2019-2030» will be published before the end of 2018.