On December 8, the Governor’s Office of the Capital City organized the 4th Northeast Asian Mayors’ Forum under the theme of “Overcoming difficulties and strengthening cooperation through sharing good practices of the cities in the time of COVID-19 pandemic”.
More than 80 delegates from 18 cities including city authorities, researchers, Ambassadors and officials of international organizations partook virtually in the forum.
It is of significance for cities to share their knowledge and practices in this time when we are facing many challenges and crisis caused by the public health issue, pandemic and economic shock. A foundation has been laid to make the forum initiated by Ulaanbaatar city a permanent cooperation mechanism of regional cities according to the rules of the forum, which was discussed during this year-forum noted J.Sandagsuren, First Deputy Governor in charge of development policy issues.
While, Deputy Governor in charge of human development and social policy issues N.Bayarchimeg noted that due to the impact of the pandemic Ulaanbaatar city is facing challenges related to financial difficulties, some social issues and accessibility and supply of medicine and medical equipment.
During the forum, Director of Research and Development Institute for Urban Transportation “MosTransProekt at the Moscow city Government, Dr. Alexander Polyakov presented actions being implemented by the Government on transport sector while the representative from Beijing city shared practices on measures taken on prevention and supervision of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, Seoul City Municipality shared its experiences on how the city authorities are combating the pandemic.
Furthermore, Mr. Tamano Matsui from WHO briefed about global strategy for COVID-19 pandemic and latest measures being taken in countries, specifically western region of the Pacific Ocean.
Ulaanbaatar /09 December 2020/