Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At
today’s regular Cabinet meeting, the appendix to the Government’s Resolution on
approving the normative and location of forest areas was amended.

“This is an important
decision that will significantly contribute to the successful implementation of
the ‘One Billion Trees’ national movement and protection of the forest resources,” said Minister of Environment and Tourism B.Bat-Erdene during a press conference
to introduce the decisions made at the Cabinet meeting.

Within the framework of
the national movement, more forest units are being established upon the
consideration of location, remoteness, and capacity.

“Forest pests have spread
to 730 thousand hectares of land, of which 327 thousand is in Khuvsgul aimag.
Therefore, the Cabinet has resolved to spend MNT 2 billion from the government’s
reserve fund to combat forest pests”, added the Minister.