Branch supporting MSMEs and brigades in the construction sector launched

2020-12-07 11:14:26

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/  The Chingeltei District Branch of the Mongolian National Construction Association was established under the frames of the European Union-funded Switch Off Air Pollution project. The branch was established in April 2020 to provide training and mediation service for ‘Green jobs’ to project’s brigades and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) working in the construction sector. In addition to training branch’s brigades to perform quality insulation work and improve their business performance under the project, the Chingeltei District Branch aims to become a reference for good quality insulation specialized brigades and MSMEs, and to connect  them with customers who want their detached houses to be insulated by professionals, thereby providing these brigades and MSMEs members with additional income through the insulation work.

The Switch Off Air Pollution project aims to form a qualified  insulation market mechanism in Ulaanbaatar. The market links the customers or the ger area dwellers living in detached houses, with: good certified suppliers; project specialized energy advisors, MSMEs or craftsmen members of this new branch, financial institutions working with green loans; and certified energy auditors that warranty the quality of the work performance. The significant part of this insulation market mechanism is the brigades and MSMEs working in the construction sector to perform quality insulation work in the proper way. Although the Chingeltei District Branch of the Mongolian National Construction Association is a branch established under the project, it will still be able to operate sustainably after the project is completed. By certifying the trained brigades and connecting them with households who want to insulate their houses, it is possible to provide quality services in the insulation market and create customer satisfaction.

Within the framework of the Baseline Study of the Project, MSMEs and brigades operating in the construction sector were registered in 6 districts of central Ulaanbaatar, and a database of brigades was created for the first time in Ulaanbaatar that included information on their work experience, professional skills, economic situation and the workforce. Based on this study, a total of 13 brigades are currently operating on a sustainable basis in the insulation market and earning extra income in “green work” after being selected and trained by the Project.  The second round of selection was organized in October 2020, and we have started to select and train an additional 17 brigades. For the duration of the project until the end of 2021, we aim to engage a total of 50 brigades and support them to generate sustainable additional income through the project. The next open selection will be held in February 2021, so interested MSMEs and brigades can contact the project to participate in the project.

About Switch Off Air Pollution:

Co-financed by the European Union under the Switch Asia programme, with additional support from Abbe Pierre Foundation, Czech Development Agency and the French Development Agency; the Switch Off Air Pollution project is being implemented by Geres Mongolia, in collaboration with Building Energy Efficiency Center of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology,  Mongolian National Construction Association and People in Need INGO during the 2018-2021 period.

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About Geres Mongolia:

Geres is an international NGO with expertise in energy and development, with over 40 years of experience in Europe, Africa, and Asia improving living conditions of the people and fighting against the impacts of climate change.

Contact us:

v  If you have additional media inquiries, please contact Odonchimeg.I, Geres Mongolia Communications Officer: +976-75052000 and

v  Chingeltei branch of Mongolian National Construction section, + (976) 7011 1515, and

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