Basic study introduced for development of road and transport infrastructure in UlaanbaatarSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On November 11, Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar D.Sumiyabazar held a meeting with Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Mongolia Tamura Eriko.
During the meeting, a basic study conducted by JICA for the development of road and transport infrastructure was introduced, and the sides exchanged views on projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion in the capital city.
Noting that the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries will be marked in 2022, the capital city governor expressed interest in having active relations and cooperation in reducing traffic congestion in Ulaanbaatar city. He also informed that the State Great Khural and the Government of Mongolia are paying special attention to the matter, and that short- and mid-term measures are being planned to be implemented to reduce traffic congestion by about 30 percent.
Furthermore, a suggestion was put forth to jointly implement the project, ‘Workers’ Bridge’, with JICA in order to reduce the traffic congestion in Yarmag as residents in the area have increasingly grown in recent years. With the implementation of the project, traffic in the area is expected to decrease up to 30-40 percent. The sides also exchanged views on other projects to be implemented on introducing environmentally friendly, electric powered transport vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing traffic congestion.
The JICA Chief Representative in Mongolia noted the projects implemented by the agency in the cooperation framework such as the construction of school buildings and measures aimed at reducing air pollution, and expressed her stance regarding the projects on traffic congestion and corresponding construction.
Senior Specialist of Infrastructure and Private Sector at JICA Mongolia Office Koizumi Taiga introduced the project being currently implemented on road and transport, and informed that five out of about 30 projects that were developed in the framework of the study will be introduced in the near future.