UB Mayor oversees development projects
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.”