MNT 4 billion project to increase flow of Ulz river to commence this yearEnvironment
Dornod /MONTSAME/ With state budget financing of MNT 4 billion, the project to increase the water flow in Ulz river will commence this year.
Ulz river flows through transboundary areas such as Norovlin soum of Khentii aimag, and Bayan-Uul, Bayandun, Dashbalbar and Chuluunkhoroot soums of Dornod aimag, taking its origin from Ikh and Baga Burd springs located in Norovlin soum of Khentii aimag. The length of Ulz river is 510 km, 90 percent of which belongs to Mongolian territory.
Although, numerous rivers including Duch, Turgen, Berkh, Khuurain valley, Ar bulag, Kharkhiraa, Ajnai used to flow in Ulz river, most of the rivers dried up in recent years, making Ulz River at risk of running dry too.
According to the numbers, about 15 thousand locals live near the basin of Ulz river. So, the locals expressing their concerns towards the issue, saying that measures need to be taken immediately,
Thus, MP N.Nomtoibayar initiated the project in order to increase the water flow of Ulz river. A feasibility study for the project will be formulated in the first phase.