The Ministry of natural resources: consideration of the application of the Russian Federation on the extension of the continental shelf in the Arctic will begin in February-March

The VILLAGE of SABETTA /Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug/, November 3./TASS/. In the Ministry of natural resources expects that the merits of the Russian bid at the UN on extension of the Arctic shelf will begin in February-March 2016. This was stated by first Deputy Minister of natural resources and ecology Denis Khramov.

“We hope that the start of substantive work on it (the Russian proposal) will be at the next session (the corresponding subgroup of UN), which will be in February-March next year,” he said.

Churches reported that they are in the process of checking whether the application requirements, the results of which a subgroup will have to make a conclusion. “We have given all the necessary materials, we gave the electronic data, maps on which everything is based”, – said the Deputy Minister. However, he found it difficult to estimate how long it will take to consider the application as a whole.

Temples noted the high quality of the documents presented by Russia in support of the application. “The scientific base for a good application, research cool. None of these probably not,” he said. “Prospects in General, we view as good, – concluded the representative of the Ministry of environment. – From the point of view of scientific validity all done soundly”.