Water quality and sanitary facilities of western aimags being improved

2019-12-11 15:59:26

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A meeting of the consultative committee of the project, ‘Community-based Climate Resilient Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Services’, being co-implemented by the Government of Mongolia, and UNICEF with the support of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) took place on December 10. The work done in the framework of the project, achievements, and lessons learned so far were discussed, and the draft action plan for 2020 was introduced at the meeting.

In her opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Health, Head of the consultative committee of the project L.Byambasuren noted that two criteria are required to be ensured for water supply, sanitation, and hygiene facilities that are being newly built, which are to have new designs, such as being environmentally friendly, energy and water efficient, and being climate resilient.

The aimags of Bayankhongor, Gobi-Altai, and Zavkhan will benefit the results of the project and Thus, with the successful implementation of the project alongside these aimags, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports are giving special significance to promoting the best practice to other aimags.

One of the works successfully implemented in the project framework is the construction of hot water facilities in school dormitories of rural soums, enabling an opportunity for the students staying at the dormitory to keep good personal hygiene, which will reduce the cases for seasonal flu and illnesses in children.

The committee came to the decision to further develop sanitary facilities in schools and kindergartens by introducing new technologies and innovation, and improving the cooperation and information exchange between aimags and soums in the coming year.