Government secure over MNT 2 billion to build fodder reserves in some regions

Economy | Agriculture
2020-10-14 14:18:55

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The cabinet’s regular meeting for this week was held today, October 14, Wednesday. 

The cabinet resolved to allocate MNT 1.96 billion from the government contingency fund for the preparation of fodder and hay reserves for Bayankhongor, Gobi-Altai, Gobisumber, Dornogobi, Dundgobi, Zavkhan, Umnugobi, Uvurkhangai and Tuv aimags, which experienced poor summer weather. 

Also, over MNT 400 million to be allocated for putting aside green fodder and bran in inter-aimag ‘otor’ regions – the emergency grazing reserves areas, in Zavkhan, Uvs, Gobisumber, Bulgan, Khentii, Gobi-Altai and Khovd aimags. 

Deputy Prime Minister Ya.Sodbaatar has worked in some rural aimags to check preparations for the upcoming winter and spring seasons. Requests have been forwarded to the government to provide support to over 2,685 herder families in the aforementioned regions, where pastures are overgrazed and had poor summer, as well as to tackle issues concerning water and electricity supply in Dundgobi and Umnugobi aimag. 

Moreover, at the meeting, the cabinet decided to earmark more than MNT 3.8 billion from the government’s contingency fund for the following purposes: 

- To cover expenses of accommodation for employees and officers of healthcare, police, professional inspection, emergency services working at the isolation facilities and MIAT Mongolian Airlines crew members in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic; 

- To rebuild and mitigate the damages caused by natural disasters and hazards took place in Arkhangai, Bayan-Ulgii, Gobi-Altai, Uvurkhangai, Sukhbaatar, Tuv and Khuvsgul aimags; 

- To deliver sterilizing machines and other necessary equipment and disinfectants and sterilization products to the National Rescue Brigade, emergency and inspection departments in the capital city and some aimags, and 

- To provide Ger homes and other essential items for people who have lost their homes from the state reserve.