Draft new wording of Waste Law approved for first readingPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The State Great Khural discussed on Friday morning the draft new wording of the Law on Household and Industrial Waste, initiated by 13 MPs. The initiators’ presentation was given by Ts.Oyungerel MP.
Noting that the Constitution gives the Mongolians right to live in healthy and safe environment and to be protected against environmental pollution and ecological imbalance, Ts.Oyungerel said the currently effective law on waste is not capable of regulating the nowadays problems such as the soil and air pollution and hazardous living environment, caused by rapidly increasing amount of waste.
While developing the draft new wording, the bill initiators have taken the UN policies and recommendations on handling waste into their consideration and prioritized a principle to form legal environment that meets the international development perspectives of public law, she said.
Bill give more emphasis on the improvement of citizens’ environmental education and perceptions, reducing waste and on waste recycling, concerning the articles of Mongolia’s international conventions and agreements, and their recommendations. The new wording outlines details about cross-border waste transport, collecting, demolishing, recycling, importing and exporting of waste, as well as the matter of promoting waste- recycling and -treatment facilities, Ts.Oyungerel MP underlined.
The draft new wording has six chapters and 40 articles, and has been approved by the Standing committee on Environment, Food and Agriculture. The standing committee conclusions were introduced by S.Oyun MP.
An issue of running the first reading of the draft was backed with 75.0 percent approval. The draft was returned to the Standing committee for preparation.