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Mongolian government approves new measures to combat air pollution


09:08, December 01, 2011

ULAN BATOR, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Mongolian government Wednesday approved new measures to combat the severe air pollution in Ulan Bator, the capital city.

According to the plan, Mongolia will expand an electricity transmission network in the ger district, which is considered to be the most polluted area in the city. Studies on expanding the capacity of the network will also be conducted soon.

In line with the plan, construction work on two power stations should start within this year so that the facilities can begin generating electricity before 2013.

Other measures included providing cut-price electricity to families meeting certain requirements, improving accessibility to partial heating systems for scattered furnaces as well as designing gas stoves.

A World Health Organization report released in September listed Ulan Bator as one of the cities in the world with the most severely polluted air.

The fuel combustion in the ger district during Mongolia's long harsh winter is considered to be the main reason for the severe pollution.


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