Construction of China-aided wastewater treatment plant kicks off in Mongolia

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in Ulan Bator on February 28 to build a China-aided wastewater treatment plant. The ceremony was attended by Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, Mongolian Minister of Construction and Urban Development Khavdislam Badyelkhan and Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Xing Haiming.

“The Mongolian government’s action plan (2016-2020) reflects a goal to renovate wastewater treatment plants in Ulan Bator and other cities, and build new ones,” Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh said at the ceremony.

“I am happy that within the framework of the goal, a wastewater treatment plant will be built in the capital city with soft loans from the Chinese government,” he added, while expressing confidence that the plant would help improve the city’s environment.

The existing wastewater processing plant in Ulan Bator does not have a system of processing silt and waste silt, and heavy metals are dried up outside – which causes air pollution.

For his part, Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Xing Haiming said, “The project is a vivid symbol of the solid friendship and close cooperation between our two countries.”

He also expressed hope that bilateral relations and friendship between the two peoples would further expand.

According to the Mongolian Minister of Construction and Urban Development, the wastewater treatment plant is expected to be completed in 2020 and will have the capacity to purify 250,000 cubic metres of wastewater a day.