Environmental assessment curriculum for Mongolia preparedPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Vice Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism M.Khurelsukh received October 6 Stefan Hanselmann and O.Batbold from the Integrated Mineral Resources Initiative (IMRI), and a director of “Natural Capital” Co. Yu.Bayanjargal and executive director of the Assessment Union B.Ikhbayar.
The guests spoke about newly developed living environment assessment curriculum for Mongolia, based on the studies on other countries’ practices. It has been prepared in frames of the IMRI, implemented by the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and Ministry of Industry of Mongolia and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
They said the unit price of the environmental damage assessment can be 67 Togrog, while it is 0.32 euro in Germany.
The curriculum can be used not only in mining, but also in many other fields such as infrastructure, civil construction and urban development.
M.Khurelsukh approved the project for being quite “tangible”, and expressed an interest to keep up the cooperation on this. He considered that specialists need to be trained in environmental assessment.