Putin congratulated the workers of the forest complex with their professional holiday

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin congratulated the workers of the forest complex with their professional holiday© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated employees and veterans of Russia’s forestry complex with their professional holiday, noting that they face serious challenges in attracting investments, modernization of existing and creation of new timber processing enterprises, the telegram published on the Kremlin website.

«Today, the workers of the complex are in serious demand tasks, the main of which is attracting significant investments, modernization of existing enterprises and the creation of new woodworking production», — wrote Putin.

The Russian leader stressed that Russia has the world’s largest forest resources, and their conservation and sustainable use are among the important priorities of the state. According to him, it is very important to develop modern approaches to conserve the resource base and environmental protection.

«A major step towards this goal was adopted in the current year the law for the mandatory restoration of forest areas. Increased control over commercial timber turnover, effective measures have been taken to improve fire alarm system,» — said Putin.

He noted that the forest industry employs «highly qualified specialists» who truly love and know their business, and expressed confidence that the expertise and experience of its employees and will continue to help them in hard work.