223 km roads to be built over next three years to alleviate congestion in capital city

2021-08-12 14:56:24

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At the Cabinet’s regular meeting on August 11, Cabinet members were updated on the implementation of project measures to reduce congestion in Ulaanbaatar.

The Cabinet discussed the loan agreement of the World Bank’s Ulaanbaatar Sustainable Urban Transport Project in June. Preparations are underway to have the agreement ratified by the State Great Khural. Using the loan, a five-year plan will be implemented to improve road and traffic safety in Ulaanbaatar, repair, upgrade, and restore the road network, upgrade public transport and the traffic control center, and introduce a new smart system to reduce traffic congestion and support the city’s road and transport development strategy.

A feasibility study was carried out into relocating large markets and building freight terminals and logistics centers and meetings were held with companies to reduce congestion in the capital city.

223 km roads will be built over the next three years to have direct impact on the reduction of traffic congestion. The design plan will be developed this year and the construction will begin in 2022.