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President gives direction to the Government

By E.DARI

The Government of Mongolia has conducted it’s first-time open discussion forum, where the President of Mongolia, Ts.Elbegdorj took a part, hearing information regarding the work the government has supported to reduce air pollution as well as making some specific recommendations.
The open discussion forum was conductedduring the meeting of the National Security Council, where it was stated that the air pollution of the capital city had reached disaster levels. Previously, a law to reduce the air pollution in the capital city was developed at the direction of the President Ts.Elbegdorj and was adopted in February 2011. Thus, at the beginning of this meeting the minister for Nature, Environment and Green Development S.Oyun and the Chairman of the National committee on air pollution reductionof the capital city P.Tsagaan presented their progress report.
The initiatives implemented, to reduce the air pollution included such things as; introduction of smoke free stoves, smokeless fuel, power saving heating and reducing the vehicle emissions. The results were that the air pollution during the overloaded heating months from October 2011 through February 2012 was decreased by 20 percent and the toxic substance contained in the pollution was reduced by 80 percent.
After introducing the results of the work combating air pollution; the Minister for Construction and Urban Development Ts.Bayarsaikhan, the Governor of Capital City E.Bat-Uul and Minister for Economic Development N.Batbayar, introduced apolicyof innovation which will be implemented by Parliament. The policy includedsuch things as; improving the planning of ger districts, the building of apartments and the upgrading of infrastructure.
Pre 2012 it was decided to plan and build100 thousand apartments in Ulaanbaatar and relocate 400,000 ger and at risk residents into the new apartments by 2020. Mostly they will be built in outskirtsof Ulaanbaatar, where the ger districts dominate. It is hoped that construction of these apartments for 100 thousand households will relocate 400,000 of the 800,000 ger district residents reducing; air pollution, traffic congestion and ground and water pollution, emphasized the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar E.Bat-Uul.
During the open discussion members of the government asked questions related to the results of the work to reduce the air pollution and policies to be imminently implemented, with the President Ts.Elbegdorj demanding clarification on some issues and making proposals on several others. He proposed to take action; against state civil servants who made bad decisions, to intensify the implementation of works under construction or financed, to increase pressure on the management of some sectors which are under project performance and compliance pressures.
Furthermore, the President directed the relevant officials to make the economic preparations in order to facilitate the mass migration of ger citizens within the capital city. In the end Ts.Elbegdorj praised the ministers of the Reform government who are working diligently and asked them to increase their efforts to improve productivity.

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