Environment Minister meets Japanese Ambassador

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ On March 6, Monday, Minister of Environment and Tourism D.Oyunkhorol met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Mongolia Masako Takaoka.

Environment Ministries of Mongolia and Japan have been working together since 2006 http://en.montsame.mn/node/9010, and the 10th Environmental Policy Consultative Meeting between the two countries took place last year in Ulaanbaatar.

Minister D.Oyunkhorol congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment, and emphasized on the need to evaluate the past cooperation in environment sector, and upgrade the cooperation into a new level. “One of the many projects that were co-realized by the two sides was the establishment of Fresh Water Resources and Natural Conservation Center which has been a big investment to environmental research in Mongolia”, she said.

For his part, Ambassador Masako Takaoka expressed his regard for the bilateral policy consultation meeting. He said, “There is a good chance for development of tourism between our two countries. The New Ulaanbaatar International Airport (NUBIA) is a major project of cooperation between Japan and Mongolia”. He expressed his belief that the airport should launch operation as soon as possible so as to start benefitting the economy of Mongolia.

The sides exchanged views regarding various matters such as wind power plant, 5th power plant, leather factory projects and more environmental projects.