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ITF Secretary-General visits Mongolia to present urban mobility study for Ulanbaatar

ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim is leading the visit of an ITF delegation to Mongolia from 21 to 24 March. It is the Secretary-General’s first visit to the country since Mongolia joined the International Transport Forum in May 2020.

The mission includes high-level meetings and a conference to present the findings of an ITF study on decarbonising urban transport in Ulanbaatar, the country’s capital city.

Secretary-General Kim will have bilateral meetings with Mongolia’s Minister of Road and Transport Development, Byambatsogt Sandag and the Mayor of Ulanbaatar and Governor of the Capital, D. Sumiyabazar.

Secretary-General Kim will also meet with Mongolia’s State Secretary of Transport and regional representatives of Germany, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

A highlight of the mission will be the dissemination event to present the findings of the ITF project “Decarbonising Pathways for Urban Passenger Transport in Ulaanbaatar”. This event is intended to share and discuss policy recommendations for a transition to low-carbon urban mobility in Mongolia’s capital city with government representatives and senior experts.

The mission will also serve to engage with regional stakeholders as part of an ongoing study on regional connectivity in Central Asia. Both projects are part of the “Sustainable Infrastructure Programme Asia” (SIPA), funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

The ITF implements SIPA’s transport work stream, known as SIPA-T, which supports sustainable transport infrastructure development to better connect Central and Southeast Asia with global markets and improve citizens' access to services and opportunities with green modes.  

Specifically, SIPA-T produces assessments of regional transport infrastructure investments and works with Mongolia, Uzbekistan and the Philippines on national-level decarbonising transport roadmaps.  More information at

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