ULAN BATOR, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- A groundbreaking ceremony was held here on Thursday to build a China-aided waste water treatment plant.
Mongolian Prime Minister Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, Mongolian Minister of Construction and Urban Development Khavdislam Badyelkhan and Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Xing Haiming attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the plant in the Songino Khairkhan district of Ulan Bator.
"The Mongolian government's action plan (2016-2020) reflects a goal to renovate waste water treatment plants in Ulan Bator and other cities, and build new ones," Khurelsukh said at the ceremony.
"I am happy that within the framework of the goal, a waste water treatment plant will be built in the capital city with soft loans from the Chinese government," Khurelsukh said, while expressing confidence that the plant will help improve the city's environment.
The existing waste water processing plant in Ulan Bator does not have a system of processing silt and waste silt, and heavy metals are dried up outside causing air pollution.
For his part, Xing said, "The project is a vivid symbol of the solid friendship and close cooperation between our two countries."
The Chinese ambassador also expressed hope that bilateral relations and friendship between the two peoples will further expand.
According to the Mongolian Minister of Construction and Urban Development, the waste water treatment plant to be completed in 2020 will have the capacity to purify 250,000 cubic meters of waste water a day.