Night Light Street isn’t over, says project initiator
Capital City Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations will be organized with various activities and events at Night Light Street this year, reported Night Light Street Project initiator O.Bilguun.
O.Bilguun noted that the project was a huge success, gathering more than 70,000 adults and children for the first time in history at a single venue in Mongolia. He said that on estimation, around 379,000 people visited Night Light Street in June, 290,000 people in July, 195,000 people in August, and 160,000 people in September. Out of a total of 1,024,000 visitors, 65,040 were foreign tourists, claimed O.Bilguun.
The project initiator disclosed that the public gave tons of feedback, both good and bad, about Night Light Street and promised to improve lacking areas before the re-launch planned for next summer in May.
Night Light Street will be decorated with more lights, equipped with more devices, and expanded to Naran Mall to meet international standards, according to O.Bilguun. Following complaints about unregulated alcohol sales and smoking, the project team decided to make the street a non-smoking zone, set up several smoking areas, put up “No smoking” signs, and enhance supervision for businesses operating around the venue in an effort to resolve smoking and alcoholic beverage sales related problems.
“Night Light Street isn’t a project that’ll be over in a few years. It should be continued and developed further. Next year, I hope to bring famous artists from all over the world for a major show I’m planning for the public,” said O.Bilguun.
The project team had been working on the project for five years and almost immediately received approval from the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar as it was consistent with Target 1.4.10 of the 2016-2020 Mayor’s Action Plan, which aims to develop an Ulaanbaatar Night program to increase tourists.
All preparations for the new hotspot for tourists and young people was completed in three weeks in order to make it ready for the JCI Regional Congress for Asia and Pacific in Ulaanbaatar, which took place last summer, O.Bilguun explained.
The project initiator stressed the importance of the tourism sector to the nation’s economic growth and said that the main reason he initiated Night Light Street was to create an attractive venue for tourists that will ultimately provide a space for tourists and locals to spend their leisure time, increase investment in the city, and open new jobs.
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