Mongolia opens criminal case on clean air funds www.news.mn
It is well known that Ulaanbaatar's winter air quality ranks among the world's worst. Nearly half of Mongolia's population now lives in Ulaanbaatar and the public health crisis has reached critical proportions. Acrid coal smoke from 200 thousand ‘ger’ stoves and nitrogen dioxide from 400 thousand cars in Ulaanbaatar are blamed for air-pollution. In recent years, Mongolia has spent a total of MNT 119 billion and 779 million from State Budget and MNT 87 billion 185 million from international investments; MNT 147 billion in 2012-2016. The Clear Air Funds have been responsible for coordinating much off the money. However. serious transparency issues have emerged and the Clear Air Funds have been closed down and the Mongolian Police has been investigating the spending of the Clear Air Funds and opened case for discovering where MNT 3.4 billion went?