U.S. investment to increase Ulaanbaatar’s water supply by 80 percent - News.MN

U.S. investment to increase Ulaanbaatar’s water supply by 80 percent

U.S. investment to increase Ulaanbaatar’s water supply by 80 percent

Michael  Klecheski, the U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia stated that “…The Mongolia Water Compact is among the largest single investments that the U.S. has made to the region’s, and will increase Ulaanbaatar’s water supply by 80 percent.

MCA-Mongolia is implementing the $350 million Mongolia Water Compact signed between the Government of Mongolia and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), aiming to comprehensively address water-related issues and to provide sustainable bulk water supply solutions for Ulaanbaatar. The Compact will also make a great contribution to the protection and environmentally friendly use of groundwater resources through reducing industrial wastewater pollution, introducing recycled water use to the combined heating and power plants, which are Ulaanbaatar’s largest industrial consumers of groundwater, and promoting sustainable use of water.

The Government of Mongolia and the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation signed the $350 million Mongolia Water Compact on July 27, 2018. The Compact is funding major infrastructure projects, including the construction of new wellfields and two large plants – an Advanced Water Purification Plant and Wastewater Recycling Plant which will be the first of their kind in Mongolia. In addition, the Compact will invest in policy measures to create a financially and environmentally sustainable future for the water sector of Ulaanbaatar. By 2026, the water system in Ulaanbaatar will have been expanded to deliver 80% more drinking water, allowing for the city’s future expansion.

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