At its meeting held on June 10, the capital city Governor’s Council discussed the results of the works done for the 2021-2022 winter preparations and plans to ensure the 2022-2023 winter preparations.
General Manager of Ulaanbaatar D.Ganbold said, “998 projects have been implemented in the capital city for the 2021-2022 winter preparation. More specifically, 476 energy sources, 34 heat supply, 34 electricity supply, 40 information and communication sources, 38 water supply, 69 housing, 4 flood construction, 98 road transport and traffic management, 129 education and health, 46 investment and construction projects have been realized.
Ger areas are the most affected areas in the capital city during the winter. It is estimated that 163,742 stoves are used by households in the ger area and 381,544 tons of refined coal briquette and 79,988 tons of wood are burned during the winter. From 2020 to 2022, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors have been installed in more than 200,000 households in six districts of the capital city. In last winter, 1,320,869 tons of refined coal briquette were sold and 34,000 tons of refined coal briquette have been stockpiled”.
“There are 1,077 prefabricated apartments in Ulaanbaatar with high heat losses. Within the framework of the project implemented in cooperation with GIZ, heating and technical renovation works were carried out in 22 schools and kindergartens in ger districts,” he added.
Deputy Governor of Ulaanbaatar in charge of Human Development and Social Policy Issues Z.Tumurtumuu said, “The government has instructed to reserve 200,000 tons of refined coal briquette. However, the current stockpiling level is relatively low. The eastern coal plant of “Tavan Tolgoi Tulsh” has to operate as normally in order to stockpile enough reserves. Therefore, more attention is needed to be paid in this regard”.
Director of Sales Department of “Tavan Tolgoi Tulsh” LLC G.Undarmaa emphasized that the company is planning to produce 200,000 tons of refined coal briquette, ensure the normal operation of the eastern coal plant, and relocate the western plant as part of the winter preparations. The eastern plant will start its operation in July. It is possible to produce the planned amount of refined coal briquette by September 15. However, the only problem that is needed to be addressed is the lack of storage facilities”.
Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar D.Sumiyabazar said, “A cold winter can bring many issues such as smog and slipperiness. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare and stockpile refined coal briquette during the warm season”.
After hearing the report on last year's winter preparation and results, it was concluded that the preparations for last winter were well organized.
At the end of the meeting, the Governor of the Capital City has issued an order to prepare for the winter of 2022-2023.
Amendments to land management plan discussed
During the meeting of the Capital City Governor's Council, amendments to the Ulaanbaatar City Land Management Plan for 2022 were also discussed.
Head of the Capital City Land Management Department G.Batzorig highlighted that the Ulaanbaatar City Land Management Plan for 2022 has been approved by the Ulaanbaatar's Citizens' Representative Khural, and a total of 984 projects that are planned to be implemented in 22 sub-chapters of five chapters have been reflected in the plan. “As of June 6, 2022, 62.3 percent of the projects have been realized” he added.
The Ulaanbaatar City Land Management Plan for 2022 includes three chapters, 13 sub-chapters, and 406 projects. In addition, in order to increase the amount of green space per capita in the capital city, 4.18 hectares of land in 16 locations in six districts will be identified as public lands and registered in the land database. The Council members supported the proposal to include 17.2 hectares of land in the plan. Thus, the members of the Council supported the amendments to the 2022 land management plan of the capital city. The issue will be discussed at the Ulaanbaatar's Citizens' Representative Khural meeting.
CAPITAL CITY TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY