UB Mayor over­sees devel­op­ment projects

The UB Post - - Front Page - By B.DULGUUN

Ulaan­baatar Mayor S.Bat­bold re­viewed progress of land­scap­ing at a new model street along Ikh Toiruu and devel­op­ment project at B.Tseren­dorj’s Street on June 22...

Ulaan­baatar Mayor S.Bat­bold re­viewed progress of land­scap­ing at a new model street along Ikh Toiruu and devel­op­ment project at B.Tseren­dorj’s Street on June 22.

The mayor first went to over­look land­scap­ing of the model street from the Eastern Cen­tral In­ter­sec­tion to Sansar round­about along Ikh Toiruu in Bayanzurkh District. The Ulaan­baatar Mayor’s Of­fice has re­port­edly planted 153 large pine trees, in­stalled light dec­o­ra­tions, built a 2,389-me­ter guard rail for green facilities, and turned a 4,284-me­ter dirt road into a side­walk. It also planted grass­land in an area of 4,384 square me­ters and built a 155-me­ter fence. On the east side of the street, 22 pine trees were planted, and a grass turf was planted in an area of 940 square me­ters, along with a 453-me­ter guard rail, 81-me­ter fence, and a 1,423.8-square-me­ter side­walk.

As part of the land­scap­ing, a 255-square-me­ter area was paved and a car park for 150 ve­hi­cles was built, ac­cord­ing to city of­fi­cials. Re­port­edly, the Se­cond Bayanzurkh Po­lice Depart­ment and district agen­cies had to re­lo­cate 32 kiosk shops and de­mol­ish a build­ing for the land­scap­ing work. Cur­rently, they’re trans­fer­ring the en­gi­neer­ing net­work.

“Ulaan­baatar is the cap­i­tal and the face of our coun­try. In this sense, we’re car­ry­ing out many projects to en­sure all res­i­dents can live in a healthy and safe en­vi­ron­ment. For do­ing so, we’re get­ting crit­i­cized by many peo­ple,” said S.Bat­bold. “Bayantseel and Sansar Street have been fully ren­o­vated. This area used to be very dis­or­ga­nized with dirt roads, road were in ex­tremely bad con­di­tion, and around 40 unau­tho­rized kiosk shops were op­er­at­ing. We used to get many re­quests to have this prob­lem sorted out.”

In re­sponse to the re­quests, the mayor said that he in­cluded build­ing model streets in his ac­tion plan.

“By the end of last year, around 600 mil­lion MNT was in­stalled (for build­ing model streets) and the work will fin­ish by the first half of this year. Un­for­tu­nately, we’re fac­ing prob­lems with the in­vest­ment for ren­o­vat­ing streets and estab­lish­ing green ar­eas. The Ulaan­baatar Mayor’s Of­fice re­quested the Min­istry of Fi­nance to re­solve fi­nan­cial prob­lems for Ulaan­baatar’s devel­op­ment work. We will con­tinue to work with city res­i­dents, build green facilities and do land­scap­ing work,” S.Bat­bold said.

B.TSEREN­DORJ’S STREET UN­DER REN­O­VA­TION

Mayor S.Bat­bold also vis­ited B.Tseren­dorj’s Street in Sukhbaatar District to review the con­struc­tion work.

To date, grass turf has been built in an area of 900 square me­ters. The area has been dec­o­rated with flower pots with var­i­ous unique pat­terns around the area, in­stalled street lights, built a wa­ter foun­tain, pruned trees in the area, and re­newed the en­gi­neer­ing net­work, ac­cord­ing to city of­fi­cials.

Gen­eral Man­ager of Ulaan­baatar T.Gan­tu­mur stated, “While restor­ing the for­mer state of the street, we will in­crease green facilities us­ing mod­ern

styles and built a wa­ter foun­tain that’s not in Ulaan­baatar. Around 400 mil­lion MNT was spent on this project. Eight types of devel­op­ment work are un­der­way. We’re do­ing them with min­i­mum ex­pen­di­ture us­ing in­ter­nal re­sources. (B.Tseren­dorj’s Street) will be com­mis­sioned by the start of next month.”

Head of the Ulaan­baatar Land­scap­ing Of­fice B.Byam­badorj said, “We’re car­ry­ing out devel­op­ment works that

will trans­form the cap­i­tal into a lead­ing city. Res­i­dents used to throw away their trash and cans near the wa­ter foun­da­tion sec­tion, but now, we have built a brand new wa­ter foun­tain with five dif­fer­ent types of spray noz­zles and light­ing effects. The Bea­tles statue has been re­stored as well. We will place 60 street lamps on ei­ther sides of the street.”

Devel­op­ment work un­der­way at B.Tseren­dorj’s Street

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