Dear foresters, forestry workers of the
Republic of Tatarstan and veterans of the forest industry!
The forest is our common heritage, the priceless green wealth of the country. It has been and remains one of the most important natural resources of the Earth, an ecological framework that determines the state of the environment.
The Republic of Tatarstan is carrying out systematic and focused work on forests conservation, protection and reproduction, ensuring sustainable and rational use of forest resources. This year, the republic began implementing the regional project “Forests Conservation” within the framework of the national project “Ecology”, the machine-tractor fleet of forest districts and forestry enterprises was significantly updated, a recertification audit of forest management and the internal supply chain was successfully completed, and a number of forestry activities were provided for state task. Also, amendments were made to the program “Development of the forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan for 2014 - 2024”, providing for the allocation of funds from the republican budget in the amount of 6 million rubles to support young forestry experts since 2020. Of course, high results can be achieved largely thanks to the support of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Nurgaliyevich Minnikhanov, and the Federal Forestry Agency.
Not stopping at the achieved results, we set ourselves serious tasks to increase the efficiency of forestry, implement new projects, modernize and update the material and technical base of subordinate institutions, and improve working conditions for workers in the industry. There are a number of tasks to increase the insurance fund of forest plant seeds, to develop the Geographic Information System of the forest fund of the Republic of Tatarstan, to establish water-protective forest plantations along the banks of the Volga and Kama rivers, to create a Center where seedlings of oak with a closed root system will grow.
Behind all this stands the work of more than 2.6 thousand people: in the ministry, our forest districts and forestry enterprises, industry institutions and educational organizations. I sincerely thank you for the fruitful, creative work and dedication to your work. I want to express special gratitude to industry veterans, whose forces created a solid foundation for the sustainable development of the forest sector.
Dear colleagues! I sincerely congratulate you on the occasion of the Day of Forest Workers! I wish you all good health, happiness, inexhaustible energy and further professional success!
Minister of Forestry of the Republic of Tatarstan R.A. Kuzyurov