U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar
Public Affairs Section
For Immediate Release
October 19, 2017
U.S. Ambassador Galt Opens New U.S.-funded Kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud
On October 19 at 12:00 in Zamiin-Uud U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt joined State Secretary of Ministry of Education, J. Bolormaa; Dornogovi Provincial Governor, T. Enkhtuvshin; Zamiin-Uud Town Governor, Aldarbayar; and CEO of the MONCON Constriction Group, Ch. Darkhanbaatar among others at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open a new U.S.-funded kindergarten in Zamiin-Uud, Dornogovi.
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of U.S-Mongolia bilateral relations and to help meet the urgent need for new early childhood education centers in Mongolia, the United States Department of Defense, in cooperation with the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, and Sports (MECSS) commissioned the construction of a new kindergarten for children aged 3-6 years in Zamiin-Uud, Dornogovi.
The new building was designed with high energy efficiency standards: a heat recovery ventilator, a U.S. standard air circulation system, high quality heat insulation kin the walls, a sealed building envelope, and an energy metering system. It can withstand extreme cold weather, retain heat, minimize electrical energy loss, and allow for clean and breathable air indoors all year. This kindergarten can serve roughly 75 students 3-6 years of age.
This school is similar to another U.S.-funded kindergarten that opened in the Bayanzurkh district of Ulaanbaatar on September 6, the design of which was also overseen by Alaska Army Corps of Engineers, and that was also constructed by a Mongolian firm.
This event included speeches by the Ambassadors and local government representatives, the ribbon-cutting, musical performances by local students, and a tour of the new school.
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