Ulaanbaatar city’s digital transition to be implemented in cooperation with national IT companies

Ulaanbaatar
e.erdenejargal@montsame.gov.mn
2022-06-29 13:32:15

Municipality organizations will cooperate with 70 national IT companies to create a smart city where citizens can work and live, using information technology solutions in every sector. The "Ulaanbaatar Digital transition" to be implemented in 2022-2024 is the first major public-private partnership project, and its technological solutions and plans were presented.


During the presentation, Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar D.Sumiyabazar said, “Transitioning into digital governance is the ideal way to keep public and private sector open and transparent. Therefore, to keep pace with the world's development, the largest social and economic center of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar city, must make a digital transition. The transition will be carried out in cooperation with 70 major IT companies operating in Mongolia. It will provide an opportunity to address many of the issues facing Ulaanbaatar, increase government productivity, and operate in a corruption-free, transparent, and open manner”.


Director of the Capital City Department of Digital Development and Information Technology O.Chinzorig introduced the “One Brain Integrated System” project. He said, “In 2016, the digital transition project for public services in Ulaanbaatar was launched. Thus, in 2018, the E-SERVICE system was introduced to increase the quality and accessibility of public services provided by the capital city and to ensure transparency. In the framework of this work, 133 types of services of 20 municipality organizations have been digitalized, which is a major project that laid the foundation for the current unified government E-Mongolia system. In addition, through the UB ERP system, more than 30,000 civil servants have been able to operate quickly and easily and save costs.


As of today, more than 10 million services have been provided through the E-Mongolia mobile application. It is estimated that Mongolia's goal of becoming a digital nation has been consolidated, saving about MNT 167 billion. We have implemented 26 projects since 2016”.


In this context, the project to be implemented in 2022-2024 will consist of three sections, including Digital Governance, Integrated Smart Traffic System, and Safe City projects. Moreover, 12 sub-projects and 27 measures will be implemented and carried out until 2024.


DIGITAL GOVERNANCE PROJECT

In order to simplify and ensure transparency in running a business in the capital city, the Online Business Center’s Service Registration System was launched on January 1, this year. As a result, 74 types of business permissions provided by districts to businesses and individuals have been digitalized. To date, 126,504 citizens and business entities have applied to this system, and requests of 1311 citizens and business entities have been resolved. In the second phase of the project, the construction services in the capital city will be digitalized within this year, and relevant studies are being conducted to introduce them to the system.

 

INTEGRATED SMART TRAFFIC SYSTEM PROJECT

Seven measures are planned to be implemented by 2024 to create a comprehensive system that meets the needs and requirements of the road and transport stakeholders. Preparations are underway to install RFID devices at 138 intersections in the capital city to enable basic data collection and analysis by 2022. Also, traffic cameras will be completely renewed at the first lane of Peace Avenue and other major intersections. This will lead to reductions in crime, and violations, whilst improving traffic etiquette and reducing time lost in incident handling that causes congestion.


In addition, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) will be installed in traffic light control systems and payment systems which will lead to increasing the payment options for entry and exit through UB checkpoints, and will facilitate payment methods such as introducing prepaying and post-paying features. Furthermore, we plan to improve the information exchange capacity of the road and transportation-related organizations, renovate the “Management Center” with information systems and equipment, and exchange experiences with major cities including Singapore”.



SAFE CITY PROJECT

Based on a smart telecamera system, crimes will be prevented, coordination of functional organizations will be improved, the exchange of information will be enhanced, and a safe Ulaanbaatar city will be created. Within the framework of the project, 13,944 telecameras are planned to be installed at 5426 points of the capital city under Order A/295, 2019.


CAPITAL CITY TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY

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