Construction of oil refinery running at 40 percent

2018-10-16 17:16:38

Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh is working in Dornogobi aimag. He got acquainted with activities of Euro block and Khukh Tsav cement-lime plants of MAK LLC.

The Euro block plant commissioned in 2015 produces 900 cubic meter block a day and meets some 30 percent of import demand.

Domestic need of cement for Mongolia is 1.8 million tons a year and 1 million tons of cement used to be imported. As a result of Government’s policy support to local building material manufacturers, the country is producing 1.4 million tons of cement today, completely ensuring domestic needs. Khukh Tsav plant, capable to produce one million tons of cement and 100 thousand tons of lime a year, started its operation in 2017.  

After his visit at MAK’s plants, the PM worked in Altanshiree soum of Dornogobi aimag to get familiarized with construction process of oil refinery. 

Construction works of the oil refinery was launched last June and infrastructure works or construction of auto road, railroad and power line are running at 40 percent. Authorities of the Mongolian Oil Refinery state owned company introduced that by more than 500 people and over 260 machines and vehicles are being involved in the construction works.

Mongolians are working in the constructions and the aimag authorities noted the project is making contribution to the local economy, as over 120 local people are employed and procurement worth MNT 800 million is made from local companies, purchasing building materials such as concrete, cement, gravel as well as groceries and household goods for the workers.

The oil refinery is being erected in Altanshiree soum of Dornogobi aimag, covering 150 ha of land. According to preliminary estimation it has an oil reserve for 40 years and the refinery will have capacity to process 1.5 million tons of crude oil a year. The oil refinery is expected to complete in 2022.

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