At its regular meeting on March 14, the Cabinet instructed the Minister of Construction and Urban Planning to purchase equipment to make silt of the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant odorless, dry and be burned within this quarter, sign a contract, and commence installation directly.
There has been talk about how the Central Sewage Treatment Facility has been renewed and the accumulation of sludge has yet to be resolved. Therefore, it is necessary to purchase the equipment needed directly by contract. The "National Security Concept of Mongolia", adopted by the National Security Council, the Law on Procurement of Goods and Services, State and Local Property and the Parliament's Resolution No 48 of 2010 and the National Security Council "Based on some recommendations on increasing water resources in Ulaanbaatar, some measures to improve water quality of the population", "Air pollution and environmental pollution" recommendations.
Moreover, the Cabinet assigned relevant Ministers and officials to develop proposals to improve the legal environment and monitor implementation of standards, rules and regulations. The Central Wastewater Treatment Plant began operations in 1964. It cleans 160-190 thousand cubic meters of wastewater a day, but the plant has no silt processing facilities and therefore dries 1000-1200 cubic meters of wet silt on an open-field each day. The accumulated silt reached 900 thousand cubic meters and contaminates the environment, air and soil and negatively impacts on people’s health.