Parliament gives nod to establish New Zuunmod and Maidar citiesPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At its session on May 14, the Parliament approved a draft resolution submitted by the government on 'Establishing cities', backing to build new cities of ‘New Zuunmod’ and ‘Maidar’ in Sergelen soum of Tuv aimag, near the new international airport of Ulaanbaatar.
The draft resolution reflects to establish new cities called Aerocity and Maidar with a view to reduce environmental pollution caused by overdensity of population in Ulaanbaatar city, develop certain economic sectors in ways that aligns with Sustainable Development Goals and to develop satellite cities of the capital city.
With the establishment of the new cities, domestic migration to Ulaanbaatar is deemed to decrease, reducing the overdensity of population. Furthermore, it is also expected to eliminate the negative impact on public health caused by urbanization, while creating a safe and healthy living environment, and to improve the accessibility of health care service and assistance as well as the service quality of infrastructure.
The government’s suggestion to change the name of the satellite city Aerocity to New Zuunmod was also approved during the session. 82.6 percent of MPs who attended the session approved the draft resolution.