PM U.Khurelsukh: One percent of the state budget must be used for disaster risk

2019-04-24 15:34:52

Opening of the first comprehensive disaster protection training, being organized by the Governor’s Office of the Capital City and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) took place at the Sukhbaatar square today on April 24. 


Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh and other officials, representatives of government and non-government organizations and citizens attended the event. 


In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Mr. U.Khurelsukh said “The comprehensive disaster protection training is being organized for the first time after 29 years. The training aims to enhance disaster preparedness of organizations and entities, improve citizens involvement and their abilities. There are number of  buildings in the seismic active region of Ulaanbaatar city that have been deemed unsafe. The issue should be re-studied during the training and appropriate step-by-step measures must be taken. On all levels, we must put in our best efforts into solving this issue. To continue to implement the law on disaster protection, we must become accustomed to planning 1 percent of the state budget for disaster risk reduction.”


There has been 260,000 occurrences of earthquakes of varying degrees in Mongolia in the past 10 years. As of the first 3 months of 2019, there have been 261 occurrences in the capital city, increased by 70 compared with the same period of the previous year.