Between 5th and 7th June 2018 implementers from EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 65 “Strengthening chemical and biological waste management in Central Asia countries for improved security and safety risk mitigation - CABICHEM” (www.cabichem.eu) visited Ulaanbaatar to carry out the first fact finding mission in the country.
Ulaanbaatar, 5th June 2018. The official poster of the event
The event enabled the CABICHEM Consortium members to meet Mr. Namsrai Tserenbat, Minister, Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, Mongolia’s CBRN CoE Acting National Focal Point (NFP), Dr. Bayarkhuu Sandagdorj, members of Mongolia CBRN National Team and national experts in the domain of chemical and biological waste management.
Ulaanbaatar, 6th June 2018. Participants to the event
In the first two days, experts of the CABICHEM project and Mongolia’s CBRN National Team met to present the project and to discuss about the state of the art of hazardous chemical and biological waste management in Mongolia emphasizing both problems and best practices. Participants from Mongolia belonged to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (NFC), to the Institute of Chemistry and Technology, to the Institute of General and Experimental Biology, to the Ulaanbaatar City Municipal Office, to the State Specialized Inspection Agency, to the National Emergency Management Agency, to the Element Waste Management Company and included representatives of partners involved in International projects in CBRN topics. Furthermore, the mission included visits on the 7th June to the Interim storage for mercury waste at the National Emergency Management Authority, to the medical and biological waste management facility of the Element company and to the Naran Enger waste disposal site.
Ulaanbaatar, 7th June 2018. Visti to the to the medical and biological waste management facility of the Element company
The mission in Mongolia was realized in close collaboration with the EU CBRN CoE Acting NFP, Dr. Bayarkhuu Sandagdorj, and was very successful since it brought together European experts belonging to the CABICHEM Project and Mongolian CBRN Authorities, Mongolian stakeholders and experts. Moreover, the visit to facilities and institutions fostered a better knowledge for the CABICHEN experts of the country’s needs aiming at the correct implementation of the project and the achievement of its targets. For any further information on the CABICHEM project http://www.cabichem.eu.