As part of the extension of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya metro line, more than 3,000 sterlet fry were released into the Oka River
Being the operator of crucial urban development programs of Moscow, Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding pays great attention to environmental issues, said Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC. Today, June 5, is World Environment Day.
“Minimizing the negative impact on the environment and the rational use of natural resources at all stages of work execution are the priority tasks of Mosinzhproekt. In particular, compensatory measures for the restoration of aquatic bioresources as part of the implementation of the holding’s construction projects are mandatory and are regularly performed,” said Yuri Kravtsov.
For example, on May 3, 2021, as part of compensatory measures during the construction of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line of the Moscow metro, Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding together with the Research Institute Of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) released over 3,000 sterlet fry into the Oka River.
“To prevent the negative impact of construction activities during the extension of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line from Rasskazovka to Vnukovo on aquatic biological resources and their habitat, as well as within the principles of sustainable development to preserve land ecosystems, promote their sustainable use and stop the loss of biodiversity, 3,319 young sterlets were released into the Okra river,” said the General Director of Mosinzhproekt.
He noted that the choice of area for the launch of the young starlet was determined by experts of the All-Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography. Young sterlets of at least 2.5 grams each were sent to swim free. All the fry have been vet checked and are fully prepared for independent life in the natural environment. Recall that the Oka sterlet is included in the Red Book of the Moscow region. Its catch is utterly forbidden. The life expectancy of this species of fish is about 30 years.
Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow metro. Pychtino and Vnukovo stations are being built at the extension of the yellow line. The tunnels from Pychtino to Rasskazovka are currently being tunneled. At the Pychtino – Vnukovo running line, a 460-meter-long bridge across the Likov river is being completed.
World Environment Day was proclaimed at the 27th session of the U.N. General Assembly in 1972 and is celebrated annually on June 5.