Ulaanbaatar Mayor pledges 80 percent drop in air pollution by spring 2021

2020-05-19 15:54:46

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On May 18, Governor of the capital city S.Amarsaikhan gave a briefing on timely matters concerning Ulaanbaatar city. He stressed “Air pollution in Ulaanbaatar city has already been cut in half, and noted that the pollution will be reduced by another 30 percent in the upcoming winter season, which will result in the city’s air pollution to drop by more than 80 percent by the spring of 2021.” 

He also said that the consumption of 150 thousand tons of raw coal has been eliminated by replacing hundreds of low-pressure stoves with electricity usage since last year. “As there are now more than 5,000 low-pressure stoves still in use, with the help of the prohibition of the raw coal supply for those using the low-pressure stove beginning from October 1, and enabling the households to be connected with central heating system, the consumption of another 150 thousand tons of raw coal will be removed.

During the briefing, the Governor also presented ongoing measures being implemented in the capital city in response to Covid-19 infection. Disinfection works are being conducted in each district, and outdoor pit latrines and drain pipes of 19 thousand households have been decontaminated.