Stove and water heater to have new standard

2017-02-15 11:13:59

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME / Within a goal to reduce air pollution, a standard for stove and water heating stove has been renewed to make their current standard closer to actual indicators of stove with complete combustion. The standard will be applicable starting April 1.

Governor’s office of the capital, Professional inspection department of Ulaanbaatar city, Ulaanbaatar Clean Air Project and other corresponding organizations has developed and approved the standard.

Specialists underlined that standardization of heating devices is significant to reduce the amount of pollution. Chairman of the Professional inspection department of the capital L.Erdenechuluun said  ‘Following a joint ordinance by National Security Council, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism and the Governor of the Capital, over 400 inspectors of the capital professional inspection department have obligations to control air pollution. The inspectors will collaborate with administrations of 152 khoroos. They will supervise against air pollution and bring charges against law breaching entities and citizens according to Environmental Law, Air pollution Law and State Inspection Law.  65 per cent of all families in the capital utilize stove and water heating stove during the winter months.

The development of the standard was financed by the Ulaanbaatar Clean Air Project of the World Bank. Practicing proper firing will decrease air pollution of the capital by 20-30 percent, explained the project coordinator N.Bayartogtokh.