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Views on Ulaanbaatar Sustainable Urban Transport Project exchanged

Deputy Mayor for Reducing Traffic Congestion, Road, Transportation B.Odsuren exchanged views with representatives of the Ulaanbaatar Sustainable Urban Transport Project being implemented in the capital city.

The meeting was attended by World Bank Governance Practice Manager for East Asia and the Pacific Benedict L.J. Eibergen, and World Bank Senior Country Economist Jean-Pascal Nguessa Nganou.

Deputy Mayor B.Odsuren said “In the last three decades, the population of Ulaanbaatar has nearly tripled in size, reaching 1.6 million while the number of cars has quadrupled, increasing by an average of 80,000 vehicles a year. Traffic congestion is the pressing issue that needs to be addressed immediately in the capital city. Within the framework of the ‘New Revival Policy’, works are being carried out to implement projects to construct new ring road, light rail transit and to renovate public transportation fleet. Tasks related to the counseling services for the Ulaanbaatar Sustainable Urban Transport Project were carried out, aside from ensuring the preparation for selection. We hope that with the successful implementation of this five-year project will serve a valuable contribution to reducing traffic congestion in Ulaanbaatar.”

World Bank Governance Practice Manager for East Asia and the Pacific Benedict L.J. Eibergen agreed with Deputy Mayor B.Odsuren, and expressed his position on the project. He emphasized that by way of building new streets and roads, and creating comprehensive transportation system, the project will play a major role in reducing traffic congestion, and improving traffic safety, conducting strategic research required for city transport sector.

CAPITAL CITY TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY

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