EMC’s processing capacity reaches 32 million TPA

Economy | Mining
2016-11-08 13:01:22

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The ore processing capacity has reached 32 million tons as of today, said the Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry, Mr Ts.Dashdorj at the meeting of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Economy on November 2.

The Erdenet copper plant was commissioned in 1978 with annual processing capacity of 16 million tons. Owing to the actions toward improving the capability of the Erdenet Mining Corporation (EMC), the plant processed 26 million tons of copper ore in 2014, which is 1.6 times higher than the initial capacity.

In his statement, he also mentioned that a total of 2,142 exploration and 1,564 exptraction licenses have been issued as of November of 2016. The licensed areas cover 14.7 million hectares or 9.4 percent of the territory of Mongolia.