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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On June 18, Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh, accompanied by Ulaanbaatar Mayor S.Amarsaikhan, worked at the refined coal plant. First of all, the PM extended gratitude on behalf of the government and himself to the employees of Tavan Tolgoi Tulsh LLC for working hard to accomplish the task of supplying refined coal to reduce air pollution.
Prime Minister Khurelsukh got acquainted with the reserves, quality, combustion, packing of refined coal, experimental-research workshop, and production lines of the plant, and commissioned operations of the second and third production lines.
Taval Tolgoi Tulsh is planning to produce 600 thousand tons of refined coal this year. As of today, 70 thousand tons of refined coal is stocked and 3000 tons have been sold. The company currently has 250 thousand tons of raw material, informed M.Ganbaatar, Executive Director of Taval Tolgoi Tulsh.
“The government has done everything it should do such as resolving required funding for establishment of the plant and transportation. What left now should be done by the city administration and whether it will be smoggy in the winter or not depends on the Mayor,” said the PM.
Governor of the capital city and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Amarsaikhan was tasked with taking all necessary measures to ensure easy, accessible, and continual supply of the product to the households. PM Khurelsukh also assigned MPs, Members of city and district councils, governors at all levels, sub-district authorities, and professional organizations to take active part in this work and called for the citizens to support the government’s endeavor and use refined coal.
A South Korean laboratory has proved that the use of refined coal reduces air pollution by 50 to 60 percent and a specialist of the country handed over the test result to PM Khurelsukh.
Japanese and South Korean specialists who work with Tavan Tolgoi Tulsh LLC spoke of their plans to carry out experiment on production of better quality refined coal and open a plant with more advanced equipment.
Government ban on burning raw coal for household use in the capital city came into effect on May 15 this year. It is estimated that toxic smog emissions will drop enormously with the use of 600 thousand tons of refined coal instead of 1.2 million tons of raw coal per year, and there will be a decrease of 50 percent in air pollution.
Refined coal is combustible in all kinds of stoves. An experiment has shown that 4 kg refined coal heats home for 5 hours in a stove supplied under the smoke-free stove project, and 6 kg product - 7 to 8 hours in regular stoves.