Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Bayan-Ulgii aimag is committed to
plant and grow 20 million trees as part of the national movement ‘One Billion
Trees’ initiated by the President of Mongolia.

A consultation ‘One billion trees- Bayan-Ulgii aimag’ was
held in Ulgii city. In the frames of the national movement, the aimag aims to increase
citizen’s participation in the reforestation and establishment of forest
strips, and to establish four new tree nurseries. In addition, entities and
individuals that grew trees and increased greeneries and are working to develop
fruit farms will be provided with policy supports.

About 900 thousand fruit trees will be planted on 300 hectares of
land, and a movement ‘Five trees –each household’ will be carried out in
addition to the establishment of a garden of youth in each soum.

This year, 300 thousand trees are planned to be planted on
120 hectares of land. The aimag administration will also purchase up to 20,000
saplings and seedlings to build parks and greeneries, and conduct reforestation

During the event, Chief of Staff of the Office of President
Ya.Sodbaatar said, “One Billion Trees can be seen as the mega project of the
economy. It needs to prepare 100 million seedlings per year in order to plant
one billion trees by 2030. It will increase jobs and production. Irrigation systems
are important to plant trees. New solutions of fencing and protection system
are believed to emerge. Local authorities need to plan solutions that meet the
local features.”

The aimag’s governor D.Bauyrjan said that the aimag plans to
plant 3 million trees with the support of Erdenet Mining Corporation and 5
million trees with the support of Erdenes Tavantolgoi LLC.