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Plans for Ulaanbaatar golf course met by protesters PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Local residents are protesting plans for creating a golf course near Ulaanbaatar. 

The Tuul River Countryside Company seeks to build a golf course along the Tuul River basin at Gachuurt Village in Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar city. 

However, local residents organized a press conference on Tuesday to object to the plan. An unnamed protester told reporters, ''A number of dignitaries support the company's setting up of the golf course by breaking state law, peeling off earth and destroying the forest and pasture.” 

However, Tuul River Countryside Vice Director, B.Narmandakh, has said no harm will be caused to the surrounding environment by establishing the golf course and will, in fact, bring development to the region. 

Protesters also appealed to NGOs and individuals to prevent any damage the golf course might cause to the Tuul River, which provides drinking water to the city.

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 1 Written by roydongen, on 2008-09-28 01:52:27, IP:
Clean and high quality water supply is also in the interest of any golf course. Maybe it is a good idea to bring all people together at a round table conference and draft a memorandum between the authorities, communities, company and an independent NGO for verification. So that instead of continuous argumentations all parties could unit to ensure maintaining nature and the quality of drinking water and at the same time to support the local economy to prosper.

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