JICA signed Capacity Development Project for Air Pollution Control in Ulaanbaatar City
On 29th June, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed Record of Discussions with Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), Air Pollution Reducing Department of Capital City (APRD), mutually agreed upon the framework and contents of technical cooperation for the “Capacity Development Project for Air Pollution Control in Ulaanbaatar City Phase 3”.
JICA has been supporting capacity development of Ulaanbaatar City in the field of air pollution reduction for seven years through the technical cooperation project Phase 1 and Phase 2. The purpose of the project Phase 3 is to strengthen the capacity for air pollution control in Ulaanbaatar city, paying special attention to the implementation of effective pollution control measures and to the establishment of the necessary coordinating mechanism among APRD and other relevant agencies. The tentative duration of the project will be five (5) years from autumn 2018.
The following outputs will be expected to be achieved through the project:
Capabilities of emission monitoring for the major pollution sources and of air quality monitoring are strengthened.
Capabilities to analyze and evaluate pollution structure of PM, SO2 and NOx throughout the year are strengthened.
Capabilities of technical evaluation and preparation of air pollution control measures for implementation are strengthened.
Decision making process for air pollution control is improved by utilizing the professional agencies, including APRD, National Agency for Meteorology and Environment Monitoring (NAMEM) and the relevant agencies.
Air pollution control measures are enhanced for PM, SO2 and NOX emission reduction at major sources.
Legal framework, resource allocation and coordinating mechanism as a Platform for the Air Quality Management Cycle are strengthened for the Outputs 1 to 5.