Press Release – AmCham organizes the “Development of Eco-transport in Mongolia” Workshop
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia – The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia, together with the Mongolian Automobile Distributors’ Association (MADA), Ministry of Road and Transport Development, and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, organized a workshop on the Development of Eco-transport in Mongolia, on May 11, 2018, at Blue Sky Hotel and Tower.
Officials from the participating ministries, MADA, the National Road Transport Association of Mongolia, National Auto Transportation Center, Capital City Environmental Agency, Capital City Air Pollution Reduction Department, researchers from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, National Center for Public Health, and AmCham Auto and Machinery Committee members took part in the multi-stakeholder workshop. The workshop featured informative presentations from the participating ministries and the National Center for Public Health, as well as a discussion amongst participants supplemented by a presentation of best practices from MADA.
Director General S.Batbold of the Auto Transportation Policy Implementation Regulation Department at the Ministry of Road and Transport Development delivered opening remarks at the seminar and noted, “We are working to encourage and support the increase of eco-friendly automobile usage in Mongolia.”
AmCham Auto and Machinery Committee Chair and Wagner Asia Automotive CEO Garrett Wilson stated, “I look forward to addressing the challenges to the development of the automobile industry and finding effective solutions during this workshop. I’m hopeful that today’s discussions will result in defining the solutions to our problems, rather than simply reiterating policies.”
A co-organizer of the workshop, MADA’s Executive Director S.Baasanbayar, thanked the attendants and highlighted, “We’ve seen a steep rise in the number of cars imported to Mongolia in the past seven years, resulting in unforeseen vehicle congestion on the roads in UB and the rest of the country. This workshop’s aim is to ensure and encourage open discussion amongst all stakeholders, including ministries, government agencies, researchers, and the private sector, to reach a consensus on our way forward in addressing the challenges facing the sector.”
About AmCham Mongolia
AmCham Mongolia is an independent membership-driven organization that seeks to build, strengthen, and protect business between the United States and Mongolia, and to actively promote Mongolia as a destination for American investment. AmCham Mongolia is the official local affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business federation in the world with over 3 million member companies. AmCham Mongolia is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce, consisting of 29 American Chambers of Commerce in the Asia-Pacific region.