Dust storm hit SE Mongolian province

Dust storm hit SE Mongolian province

ZAMIIN-UUD, Mongolia, Jan 28 (NNN-XINHUA) – A dust storm hit the south-eastern Mongolian province of Dornogovi yesterday, causing low visibility on roads.

The unstable weather was expected to prevail during the weekend, the provincial weather monitoring agency said, in a statement.

Dornogovi, located in the Gobi Desert region of southern Mongolia, is one of the provinces most affected by desertification.

Around 90 percent of the province’s total territory had been somehow affected by desertification and land degradation, according to the provincial governor’s office.

In 2021, Mongolia launched a national campaign, initiated by President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, to plant a billion trees by 2030, to combat climate change and desertification, in which Dornogovi set a target of planting at least 20 million trees.– NNN-XINHUA


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