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Russia | First proposed in 1960s, new 500K-ha NP in works for Siberia

CHITA, November 9. /TASS/. A new national park with a total area pf 500,000 hectares will be soon created in the northern part of the Transbaikal Region, South Siberia, the regional ministry of natural resources told TASS.

Kodar National Park will be accessible by plane from Chita, the administrative center of the Transbaikal Region, or by train given that the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) crosses the area.

The idea of creating this national park has been on the table since the late 1960s.