Acting Premier discusses cooperation projects and programs with UN and Polish delegates
Acting Prime Minister J.Erdenebat held meetings with executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Erik Solheim and director of Development Department of Pol-Mot Holding Polish agricultural equipment company Marek Pol on September 14 to discuss cooperation projects and programs.
J.Erdenebat stated that since Mongolia joined the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy, which is a UN initiative to assist the global transition to a green economy, the country has collaborated with the UNEP to implement several projects and programs in Mongolia.
Solheim emphasized that the most challenging issue in Mongolia is air pollution and advised the country to develop ecofriendly mining. He added that as Japan, China and South Korea have successfully developing green technology industries and are the world’s leading countries supplying eco technologies, Mongolia should cooperate with the countries to implement projects and programs, and to use their technologies.
Acting Prime Minister J.Erdenebat noted that the government of Mongolia has done a lot of work to reduce environmental and air pollutions, one of which is the soon-to-launch green loan fund based on state and private sector partnership.
The Polish delegation asked J.Erdenebat to support the government’s effort in establishing a tractor factory in Mongolia.
Pol noted that Pol-Mot Holding has opened tractor factories in several countries and is expected to supply first tractors made in Mongolia in the first half of 2019. He added that the company plans to produce electric tractors.
J.Erdenebat emphasized that as the government of Mongolia is supporting agricultural production in Mongolia and products which help the country’s exports, manufacturing agricultural equipment in the country will have a positive impact on furthering the government’s goal.