Progress of feasibility study for gas pipeline project at 60 percentPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On October 12, Deputy Prime Minister S.Amarsaikhan held a meeting with corresponding officials to discuss accelerating the progress of the gas pipeline project.
The development of the project’s feasibility study is currently at 60 percent, and works are being carried out to complete the study by the fourth quarter of this year, noted project leader L.Amarsanaa. The feasibility study is being conducted with the length of the gas pipeline to pass through the territory of Mongolia as 966.8 km. As engineering studies are necessary to be carried out in order to ensure preparations for the construction work, policy support is required from the Government, highlighted CEO of the special-purpose company Gazoprovod Soyuz Vostok Aseev Evgeny Nikolaevich.
In turn, Deputy Prime Minister S.Amarsaikhan expressed that he will pay special attention to certain matters being urgently resolved, such as issuing a construction permit, deciding on the quota for workers, extending the work permit of the company staff, and being exempt or reducing the foreign workforce fee.
As for taking the land to be used for the gas pipeline and corresponding structures under state special needs, it was decided to have the issue discussed at Cabinet meeting in the near future.
With the gas pipeline, 50 billion cubic meters of gas is planned to be transported through the territory of Mongolia, and a fee of about USD 1 billion is estimated to be contributed to the state budget.