President exchanges views regarding situations of drought-hit aimags

2020-10-19 16:14:15

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. During recent meetings held by President Kh. Battulga in rural areas, herders of some aimags affected by the drought, claimed about the sharp declines in the livestock productivity and household incomes and the critical situations they are facing to lose a large number of animals if it becomes harsh winter, and put forth taking immediate measures.   

Therefore, on October 16, President Kh. Battulga met with MPs elected from the drought-hit aimags, authorities of the aimags, and relevant officials and exchanged views regarding the requests put by rural citizens and herders.

According to the relevant study, the livelihood of more than 80,000 herders and 7-10 million head of livestock in 75 soums of Uvurkhangai, Bayankhongor, Gobi-Altai, Arkhangai, Dundgobi and Umnugobi aimags, which may experience disastrous wintering  due to the drought in 2020-2021, are estimated to be at risk.

The President of Mongolia considers that instead of anticipating potential risks, it will be the best solution to conduct immediate management to overcome with the minimal loss, and ensure coherence between the public and private sectors to make relevant decisions in a short period of time.