Central heating to start on September 15
General engineer of Ulaanbaatar Heating Network Company B.Batbayar reported 97 percent completion for preparation works required for supplying heating to apartments and offices in the capital during cold seasons.
“This year, we divided the city into 12 sections and cut off their hot water supply in rotation due to maintenance work. So far, we have completely finished repairs and are supplying hot water without any problem to 11 sections. The last restriction near Baga Toiruu area started on September 4. The maintenance work will be completed by September 9,” he said.
In total, 5.4 billion MNT from the state budget and seven billion MNT from the company were spent on pipeline repairs throughout Ulaanbaatar.
The temporary hot water outages for each section were much shorter than they used to be in previous years as the company planned a busier and more organized schedule, B.Batbayar explained.
“On average, hot water supply was cut for four to five days in each of the 12 sections this year. However, we had to delay some of our work in August due to heavy rainfall.”
General engineer B.Batbayar encouraged residents to report any type of problem they experience with water supply as hot and cold water settings can sometimes switch after maintenance work.