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Shoreline clean-up campaign on Hovsgol Lake and setup of a water sanitation zone in Khatgal village

by Dmitry Popov last modified Sep 27, 2012

The UNDP/GEF project "Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem" has supported a work “Shoreline clean-up of Hovsgol Lake and setup of a water sanitation zone in Khatgal village”, implemented by “Domogt-Dalai”, LLC.
Also the purpose of the work is to attract public attention to the problems of Lake Khuvsgul Shoreline pollution. More than 1500 copies of promotion materials were distributed among 500 persons. The representatives from the Village Government, specialists from Khuvsgul Protected Area, hydro-meteorological observation stations, Association of Sayan Region Herder Communities and other organizations were involved in the clean-up campaign.
The Khatgal Village Government has announced the day of 28th September as a day for cleaning-up campaign. All citizens of the village and all government and non-government organizations were involved in the campaign and cleaned the solid wastes over 3500 ha areas. Over 200 people from 20 organizations took part in the cleaning-up campaign and removed about 70 tons of solids wastes.
Protection poles have been installed with distance of 1.5 meters along the sanitation zone of Khuvsgul lake near to Khatgal village for 2 km distance in order to protect the sanitation zone from vehicles and tourists pollution. There also 3 sign boards have been installed along the lake shoreline and 1 in the Protected Area’s entrance gate.

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