Nearly 550 billion MNT required for building flood protection dams
Officials underline that 548 billion MNT is necessary for building drainage and flood protection systems to prevent UB residents from suffering damages caused by flooding.
According to the flood hazard study, households living near the basin of the Selbe River are in danger of being impacted by flooding first. General Manager of Ulaanbaatar B.Badral emphasized that a defensive strategy needs to be implemented in order to prevent flood risk. He added that approximately 550 billion MNT will need to be invested for building flood protection dams.
As of July 19, the water level of the Orkhon River increased by 45 to 55 cm in a single day, exceeding flood levels by 10 to 40 cm near Ulziit and Kharkhorin soums. Water levels around estuaries of the Ongi River rose by 85 cm and exceeded flood levels by 5 cm.
As of yesterday, flood levels near the Orkhon, Old Orkhin, Khovd, Buyant, Baidrag and Ongi rivers are exceeding limits. State and province officials have called on herders settled near these river basins, people celebrating provincial Naadam festivals, and businesses and tourists to be alert and cautious of flooding hazards.
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