Implementing unit for project on recycling food waste to be establishedEnvironment
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At its meeting on February 12, Presidium of the Citizens’ Representative Khural discussed establishing the implementing unit for a project on recycling food waste in Ulaanbaatar to be implemented with financing from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction.
With a non-refundable aid of USD 3 million, several measures are currently planned for the project to be implemented in 2020-2023, such as defining options to recycle food waste in Ulaanbaatar, and developing a programme on food waste recycling with the involvement of citizens and action plan for the project .
In its framework, food waste recycling facilities are planned to be established for 10 households in 5 khoroos with the involvement of citizens, for 5 schools and 5 kindergartens with the involvement of students, and a facility to produce 2,000 kg of fertilizers daily.
In correlation with the matter, Deputy Governor of the Capital City in charge of development policy J.Batbayasgalan said, “A study has shown that one-third of total foods in the world are being thrown away as waste. Thus, international organizations deem it necessary to reduce poverty through recycling waste. Countries of each region support each other on this matter. The project is to be implemented in its framework.”
The decision to establish an implementing unit for the project on recycling food waste in Ulaanbaatar was supported at the meeting.