Capacity Development Project for Air Pollution Control to be implemented with JICA assistanceEnvironment
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On December 10, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)’s technical assistance for ‘Capacity Development Project for Air pollution control in Ulaanbaatar City Phase 3’ held its kick-off seminar at Mongol Japan Center, cooperating with Air Pollution Reducing Agency of Capital City (APRD).
In the first half of the workshop, the team leader of the project introduced the project work-plan including its strategy, outputs, and pilot project scales and specific roles and responsibilities of each cooperating agencies. For the second half, all relevant stakeholders commented and discussed on some practical issues on implementation and exchanged views on current updates regarding air pollution situation.
In brief, the project will be implemented for 4.5 years between 2018-2023 with overall goal of emission reduction at major emission sources and air quality improvement. Furthermore, it aims to deliver eight outputs specifically on improving control measures and decision-making process through strengthening legal framework, resource allocation and coordinating mechanism with cooperation among agencies of APRD, National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring and other relevant stakeholders. In addition, it will carry out some pilot projects including improved fuel, Traffic Signal Control, Eco Drive and Remote Sensing Device to evaluate each components effect on air pollution reduction. As a capability building technical cooperation, the project will hold several technical training to analyze and evaluate pollution structure of PM, SO2, NOx, followed by several pilot projects on improved fuels.