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Rio Tinto extends community spirit in Mongolia

Rio Tinto’s Mongolian arm has successfully completed the renovation of 10.2 hectares of the children’s park which has 58 years of history in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.

The park has been transformed it into a sustainable green park, involving the participation of over 10,000 citizens who shared their ideas on the design, layout, and facilities of the park.

The comprehensive landscaping includes community facilities, an amphitheater, a children’s playground, a skatepark, a rainwater harvesting irrigation system, and a pond.

Approximately 80 per cent of the land now consists of green spaces; a total of 40,000 trees, shrubs and green grass. The park aims to provide a green accessible space for everyone in the heart of Ulaanbaatar.

“We are proud of this transformative public-private partnership project, reflecting our deep commitment to the society and sustainable development in Mongolia,” Rio Tinto Mongolia executive director Kh. Amarjargal said.

“Rio Tinto is confident that the creation of a green space will support the green development of the capital city, where more than half of Mongolia’s population lives, improving the quality of life and driving a positive impact on their health and social cohesion in the long term.”

Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar Kh. Nyambaatar thanked Rio Tinto for its work.

“In recent years, there has been a growing global emphasis on developing greener, more accessible cities,” Nyambaatar said. “Mongolia and its capital, Ulaanbaatar, are also moving in this direction.

“As the capital city governor and a citizen of Ulaanbaatar, I would like to express my gratitude to Rio Tinto Mongolia for creating this green public space in Ulaanbaatar and contributing to sustainable development. Congratulations to everyone who voiced their opinions and contributed to the creation of this park together.”

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