Forum Group prosecuted for tree cutting

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, January 27, 2011. The public prosecution authorities of Sverdlovsk Region are now investigating the cutting down of trees and the building jobs in Repin St. and Zoologicheskaya St. in Yekaterinburg. The authorities are checking whether the land allotment was legitimately provided for this activity.
Forum Group intends to put up a retail park in the cityĺs Verkh-Isetsky district. The developer wants to build 113,000 sq m worth of shopping space and expects to cut down over 1,100 trees for the purpose. However, the company refused to explain whether it has a permission to destroy the forest and put up the structure.

The prosecution authorities will report on the results of the checks later on.


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