August 12, 2012 on: General

The number of entities who dig up, exploit gravel and carry it to Ulaanbaatar is increasing.

The big trucks that are carrying the gravel are massive and they drive whenever they want. The dust in the air from these trucks goes into the air and wind and covers the western part of the city, making it grey. Around 200 people from 32 household live in this area of the Khan-Uul district. Each household breeds 10 to 200 heads of cattle. The residents of this area earn their living by selling milk from their cattle in Ulaanbaatar. Unfortunately, because of the project to accommodate all the citizens, gravel businesses have boomed. The gravel carrying trucks have been destroying the living environment of those people and the grazing land of the cattle. The dwellers of this area have complained to the authorities several times. The authorities and officials, headed by the minister for Nature, Environment and Tourism, D.Tsogtbaatar have met the residents of the areas which have been destroyed by the gravel carrier trucks. “The Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism pursue the policy to restrict the operation of mining and gravel exploiting companies and entities that operate in the river’s protected areas. Any damage that was made will be compensated by those entities.There is a certain demand for gravel behind the buildings which are under construction in Ulaanbaatar. But gravel exploitation raises the issue of environment damage. Capital City planning should be grounded on the water resource,” said Z.Batbayar, the deputy chairman of the Water Authority. Big trucks that carry the gravel to the city cause lots of damage to the environment and the companies and entities that exploit the gravel in the Tuul River also pollute the Tuul River badly. Minister D.Tsogtbaatar, warned gravel carrying companies that are deteriorating nature and the environment. He also said they need to take serious measures. In 2012, only 5 entities out of 70 that carry the gravel, submitted the rehabilitation plans to the Nature, Environment and Tourism Ministry. Thus, the Ministry has decided to urgently shut down the operation of 10 companies in the first phase. These are companies who did not submit the rehabilitation plans to the Specialized Inspection Agency.The remaining entities and companies will be shut down in the future, because those gravel exploiting companies do the operations and are in breach of the law. Also, the authorities want to make those companies perform rehabilitation in the damaged areas.


Please note that this article and / or its accompanying media (picture, video, sound files etc…) has not been written, created or taken by M.A.D. Investment Solutions staff. It is not copyrighted to M.A.D. Investment Solutions nor does the company claim any ownership or rights towards the content and its accompanying media. The above article does not in any case represent the views or opinions of M.A.D. Investment Solutions or any of its affiliate individuals or companies. The article above is purely meant as a source of information to readers and does not constitute a legal or biding agreement in any way, shape or form. Ownership of the content and its accompanying media remains with its legal owner or contributor but was sourced from Public Domain sources. If you are the owner of this content or its media and would like it replaced or taken out of our website, please contact us on: For contact and comments directly relating to the above article and or its accompanying media, please refer to the source as stated above.

Did you enjoy this article? Please consider sharing it!

Real Estate Mongolia

M.A.D Investment Solutions Office

Sukhbaatar District, 4th Khoroo
Building no 67, Unit 1&2.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel: +976 11 312 500 (Office)
Tel: +976 95 853 377 (English)
Tel: +976 99 770 439 (Mongolian)
Email :

Website design and contents copyright @ M.A.D. Investment Solutions 2009 - 2012 - All rights reserved. Disclaimer