Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Capital City Housing Corporation launched a project last November to offer citizens ready-to-occupy apartments in exchange for their land with the purpose of reducing air, soil, and other environmental pollution in Ulaanbaatar. On February 20, Governor of the capital city and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Amarsaikhan and head of the housing corporation B.Sukhbaatar handed over apartment keys to the first families to accept the offer.
The occupants of a total of 5.2 hectares of land in the 9th subdistrict of Songinokhairkhan district have made their request to exchange the land to the housing corporation.
The groundbreaking scheme introduces a new type of service into the current housing projects and programs covering the ger areas of Ulaanbaatar.
During the hand-over event, Governor S.Amarsaikhan said, “We launched the initiative as part of the ongoing ger-area housing projects and programs. Works are underway to exchange apartments for the 5.2 ha of land in Songinokhairkhan district. The capital city housing program offers citizens rental and rent-to-buy options to be affordable. Some apartment blocks with a total of 972 apartments at the Buyant Ukhaa-2 complex have been transparently chosen for the project,"
"We are offering ready-to-occupy homes this time to not repeat the previous mistake of losing the trust of those who, having given away their land, were looking forward to their new apartments, and this will also free up more space for building the next apartment blocks," he added.
Occupants of a total of not less than 4 ha of land in a ger area will be allowed to exchange their land for apartments after they make a request to be involved in the project by teaming up completely of their own accord. It is because there are plans to build an affordable eco apartment complex that includes a large open green space and parking lot and is close to all amenities such as schools, kindergartens, and hospitals instead of only building two tall residential buildings with around 200 apartments on the land freed up by four to five families in the name of replanning.