New Governor of Ulaanbaatar takes office

2019-02-28 17:42:44

Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh confirmed S.Amarsaikhan, who received majority of the votes from the representatives of Citizens’ Representatives’ Khural, as the new Governor of the capital city.

At the irregular meeting of the Citizens’ Representatives’ Khural on February 26, S.Amarsaikhan received 25 votes (56.8 per cent) out of the 45 members while his competitor Mukhchuluun got 19 votes. Mr.S.Munkhchuluun nominated himself for the second time even though he had received a majority in the previous vote and had not been confirmed by Prime Minister.

On February 27, S.Amarsaikhan took office from J.Batbayasgalan, Acting Governor of the capital city  and Deputy Governor in charge of Green Development and Air Pollution.

After receiving the seal, new mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Amarsaikhan pledged to solve air and soil pollution, reduce traffic congestion, ensure residents safety and regulate urban planning first.