Dash Sandag, 89-year-old, is a meritorious worker of the Road Construction of Mongolia. When I was demobilized from the army in 1950, I was employed in the stone crushing and gravel preparing factory located at the place Uuliin Nuur (former name is Chuluun Toochig) and worked in charge for equipment and tools of the prisoners who prepared the stones by crushing them in this place and received those stones by measuring. Those prisoners were placed in semi-whole shelters named Zemlyak and they worked from 7 am to 9 pm. 12 pm – 13 pm, they made blasting and released the rocks and stones.

In this place, 1000 cubic meters of crushed stones were prepared by the force of the Japanese soldiers who were captured during the war of 1946 and those crushed stones were used for constructing the road on the west of the National University of Mongolia and 11,000 cubic meters of crushed stones required to construct the Sukhbaatar square were prepared in this place in 1946-1947. Moreover, when constructing the 15 km of long road from Central Post Office until the Airport, the gravels were taken from here. In the beginning, they made blasting, sometimes shot by the artillery to prepare and they collected the released stones using the forces and labors of many people.

They recognized the quality of the stones of this place and started using them so that there were good traffic road engineers and professionals were among the Japanese soldiers.

Chuluun Toochig 1950, Central Square  

When an ordinary man S.Ulziitogtokh who worked in South Korea in 2005-2008 with the official labor contract returned to Mongolia, he had an idea to change this place which already became a waste and garbage point in 2009 as a garden. In 2012, he started making his private investment in order to clean the wastes and recover lake.

The Lake was successfully restored and the trees among the rocks were planted. Now, this place has become a venue where citizens of Ger district spend their free. In winter, people come there for ice skating and sail by boat in summer. In 2018, about 400 units of the decorative and fruit trees and bushes of 19 types are growing in the Mountain Lake.

Every year, about 6000 citizens come to this place and play by ice-skates in winters and sail by boat in summers. Starting from 2016, the children started coming together with their classmates and foreign tourists visit to get introduced with the activity. This is the garden that has been created by the individual’s initiation, own investment and capital.

Future purpose of S.Ulziitogtokh is to construct the training buildings in the Mountain Lake where the sport clubs such as ice hockey, figure skating, training place for ice rock climbers in winters and wall climbers during summer time, special training centers for learning the computer programs, foreign languages and other subjects/lessons that are useful for the citizens. 

Address: Mountain Lake, #571-V, Bulgiin 12th Street, 12th khoroo, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia
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