Eco toi­lets com­mis­sioned to re­duce soil and water pol­lu­tion near Lake Khu­vs­gul


Some 50 new toi­lets have been placed at ports Khat­gal vil­lage, Khankh Ac­cess Point, Khu­vs­gul soum cen­ter, Cul­tural Cen­ter, hos­pi­tal, ger camps and other places near Khu­vs­gul Lake to pre­vent pol­lu­tion in the lake.

In ad­di­tion to th­ese toi­lets, 16 eco-toi­lets were placed across the Khu­vs­gul Lake Na­tional Park through the In­te­grated Liveli­hoods Im­prove­ment and Sus­tain­able Tourism in Khu­vs­gul Lake Na­tional Park Project, be­ing im­ple­mented by the Asian De­vel­op­ment Bank and the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment, Green De­vel­op­ment and Tourism of Mon­go­lia.

Re­port­edly, Khu­vs­gul Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Mon­go­lia by vol­ume and sec­ond largest by area, has been fac­ing risks of water pol­lu­tion in re­cent years due to grow­ing num­ber of tourists and the lack of toi­lets. The project de­cided to set up dry toi­lets that op­er­ate with­out flush water around the area as the team be­lieved that this type of wa­ter­less toi­let best suits the en­vi­ron­ment. Most of all, th­ese dry toi­lets are said to be com­fort­able to use and do not cause soil pol­lu­tion.

Se­nior spe­cial­ist of the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment, Green De­vel­op­ment and Tourism G.Enkhmunkh, Sec­ond Sec­re­tary of the Ja­panese Em­bassy in Mon­go­lia Hozumi Reiko, Deputy Mayor of Khu­vs­gul Province Ts.Bat­tog­tokh, project man­ager T.Er­dene­jar­gal, and other rep­re­sen­ta­tives at­tended the launch cer­e­mony held on Oc­to­ber 10.

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