Moscow authorities are working on a new environmental program for the next five years, designed to increase the area of its parks and public gardens, as well as purify water in city rivers and ponds.
Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Saturday held a meeting to discuss the 2012-2016 draft municipal program entitled Environment Protection, his spokeswoman Gulnara Penkova said.
"The program's key tasks include cutting polluting emissions to the atmosphere, reducing motor transport's negative effect on the environment, as well as sanitation and environmental rehabilitation of the city's rivers, ponds and springs," she said.
Penkova also said new parks and recreation areas will be created in the Russian capital.
State of the art scientific developments will be used in the effort to make the city cleaner.
MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti)