At its regular meeting on February 28, the
Cabinet made following decisions:
From May 15, 2019, citizens
of Ulaanbaatar, entities and companies intend to use raw coal. This decision
does not apply to entities licensed to operate electricity and heat generation
in Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, Sukhbaatar, Bayangol, Khan-Uul and Songinokhairkhan
The Cabinet ordered the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar and the corresponding Ministers to
study the demand, supply and ways to ensure the price stability of refined
coal, and reach a decision by July 1 this year.
The Cabinet sees that it is possible to replace the raw coal consumed by the
capital city residents with 600 thousand tons briquettes.. In other words, a household that burns 4-5
tons of coal in heating season will consume 3 tons of briquettes., which is an
economically beneficial alternative. For instance, coal from Nalaikh is
purchased at MNT 170 thousand per ton. Five tons of coal will cost MNT 850
thousand whereas three tons of refined coal will cost MNT 660 thousand, thus
saving MNT 190 thousand.
The government believes that the use of
refined briquettes to prohibit raw coal will significantly reduce emissions and
reduce air pollution.
About 202 thousand households in the ger areas
of Ulaanbaatar burn 1.1 million tons of raw coal in winter, producing around 80
percent of smog in the capital city.
- Extension of construction
of wooden buildings made of plantation, gardening, forestry and import-oriented
thin layer plate / OSB /, standardized to be completed by December 31, 2022,
Value Added Tax the OSB, and the support of the exemplary wooden building that
was designed and assembled in accordance with the standards was also
encouraged. The project is being submitted to the Parliament
--The Cabinet granted rights of procurement control inspector
and state general inspector of accounting to S.Narantsogt, State Secretary of
the Ministry of Finance.
-The Cabinet backed agreement drafts between
Mongolia and the Republic of Belarus on Rendering mutual legal support on civic
and economic affairs, on Rendering mutual legal support on criminal case and on
Transferring criminals. The Cabinet resolved to consent the issue with related
Parliamentary Standing Committee.