Demonstrators against air pollution submit demands to the Government

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2017-01-30 15:08 GMT+8

10,00 demonstrators gathered at Sukhbaatar square on Jan 28th, protesting against air pollution and collected signatures for the application that demand President of Mongolia, Speaker of State Great Khural, Government of Mongolia, City Representative Meeting and City Mayor to take following actions immediately.  

To the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj:

  1. Be active and innovative on the improvements of legal framework committed to air pollution. 
  2. Attend the session of State Great Khural and discuss the issue immediately. 
  3. Reduce the number of vehicles used for official use of the Office of President by 40 percent prior to presidential election.

To the Speaker of the Parliament M.Enkhbold:

  1. Urge the improvements of legal framework committed to air, soil and water pollution. 
  2. Arrange the meeting of Sub committee on air pollution within Feb 2nd, 2017 and arrange the meeting monthly.  
  3. Consolidate multi structures and systems for air pollution and develop comprehensive and long-term sustainable system. 
  4. Strictly monitor the budget expenditure controlled by the citizens and glass account law enforcement. Charge law violators.
  5. Approve Government resolution to establish structure that ensure public involvement in controlling budget expenditure to reduce air pollution. 
  6. Reduce the number of vehicles used for official use of the Office of the Parliament by 30 percent.
  7. Announce irregular session of State Great Khural and approve national program and investment plan to reduce air and environment pollution. ​

To the Prime Minister of Mongolia, J.Erdenebat:

  1. Respond urgently to the requirements submitted by the demonstrators. 
  2. Hold regular session of the Government at Bayankhoshuu, the most heavily polluted area of Ulaanbaatar city on Feb 1st, 2017 at 10am. Representatives of Parents against air pollution NGO will wait for you there. 
  3. Report the financial statement and project report implemented for the last 15 years against air pollution to the public within Feb 2nd, 2017. 
  4. Develop national program and strategic project that aims to reduce air pollution in 2018 by 80 percent and report it to the public within Feb 15, 2017. 
  5. Report child morbidity and mortality detailed statistics every week. 
  6. Start the construction of maternal and child health center in each Western and Eastern regions within the first quarter of 2018. The construction should be funded from the Government reserve fund. 
  7. Create legal environment to provide 50 percent of treatment budget for pregnant woman and children under 3 years with guardian living in the disaster zone in winter. 
  8. Reduce the number of vehicles used for official use of the Cabinet Office, Ministries, enforcement and regulatory agencies, and other state-owned entities by 15 percent within Oct 2017, by 25 percent within Oct 2018. 
  9. Report air quality index everyday through Mongolian National Broadcaster. 
  10. Install air quality stations in center of aimags as well as Darkhan and Erdenet cities by 2018. 

Head of City Representative Meeting Ts.Sandui: 

  1. Oblige city and district representatives to meet residents of their elected districts and khoroos every week. 
  2. Reduce the number of vehicles used for official use of the UB city administration and community-owned enterprises by 30 percent within Oct 2017. 
  3. Set certain day to organize car free day in Ulaanbaatar city every month. 
  4. Approve funds for the improvement on public transportation service. 
  5. Promote bycicle use in Ulaanbaatar city and implement urban planning solution to ensure safety of bicycle riders. 
  6. Ensure public participation in the actions taken against air pollution.
  7. Develop investment plan to install air purifier in all state-owned kindergartens, schools, and hospitals of Ulaanbaatar city. 
  8. Regularly report the planned works or implementing works to the public on certain day of every month via the media.

To the City Mayor, Su.Batbold: 

  1. Lead the campaign to install air purifier in all state-owned kindergartens, schools, and hospitals of Ulaanbaatar city. 
  2. Install 15 new air quality stations in Ulaanbaatar city. 
  3. Reduce the number of vehicles used for official use of the Capital City Governor's Office, the district governors and other state authorities and service entities by 15 percent within this year.  
  4. Regularly report the implementing works on reducing air pollution to the public every two weeks via the media.

The first written response to this demand shall be submitted to the Parents against air pollution NGO within Feb 15th, 2017 and shall be reported to the public via the media. 

Hereby, we inform that if the Government does not accept our demands, continuing to carry out the ineffective actions, we will dissolve the Government, considering that the Government is intentionally harming the health of our children 

Moreover, demonstration organizers have promised to demonstrate again if the Government of Mongolia and City Governor`s Office won`t respond to their application. 

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