Accessibility of projects to reduce air pollution to be increasedEnvironment
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. An assessment is being conducted by the Ministry of
Environment and Tourism of Mongolia for the results of
internationally funded projects and programs to reduce air pollution.
In this framework, Minister of Environment and
Tourism N.Urtnasan and Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Mongolia Axelle
Nicaise has worked in the 16th khoroo of Sukhbaatar district. The Switch Off Air Pollution project being implemented by the
European Union with a funding of EUR 2.1 million aims to reduce heat loss in houses in the ger area through introducing advanced technology to
households and supporting national production.
Minister N.Urtnasan highlighted that she would pay attention on further increasing the project efficiency, making it more accessible to the public. The sides discussed continuing the project which aims to reduce the heat loss in the households located in the ger area, and the energy consumption by up to 70 percent and the EU has decided to provide the project with a financing of more than EUR 2 million.
By solving the problem related to the heat loss in 1000 households, carbon dioxide gas emission is calculated to be reduced by 3000 tonnes, and fuel consumption by 800 tonnes, reports the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia.