‘Green Passport - Green Grove’ parks opened in eight aimags

2019-06-11 16:36:43

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. As a continuation of the 'Green Passport' campaign that has been implemented since March 2018 at the initiation of Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat, the activity to build a ‘Green Grove’ in each of the 21 aimags and 9 districts began on June 10 with the opening of small parks with a collection of woody plants under the name, ‘Green Passport - Green Grove’.

The opening ceremonies of the Green Groves in Khentii, Dornod, Uvurkhangai, Dundgobi, Bayan-Ulgii, Khovd, Uvs aimags and the Songinokhairkhan district of Ulaanbaatar city were attended by the Minister N.Tserenbat and ministry authorities, MPs, local environment and tourism authorities, locals as well as teachers and students of eco-clubs with Green Passports.

‘Green Grove’ parks are being established in 3.5 hectares of area in each of 21 aimags and nine districts of the capital with aims of combating climate change and improving the living environment of citizens alongside diversifying tourism products and services and developing environmentally friendly habits of children and youth by promoting the Green Passport.

In his remarks at the opening ceremony of the ‘Green Passport - Green Grove’ park of Uvs aimag, Minister N.Tserenbat highlighted that over 10 types of woody plants suitable to the region are being planted with appropriate fences, sunshade and comprehensive irrigation systems with a purpose to create opportunity for the youth to be active part in planting trees and give them knowledge about forestry and protecting the environment.

Teachers and students of eco-clubs noted that successors of environment protectors are being prepared thanks to the activity to establish ‘Green Passport - Green Grove ‘ parks alongside organizing various events and activities on environmental protection.