Works for renewing border checkpoints to complete in 2022Economy
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On January 10, executive officials of customs organizations convened at the Customs General Administration. During the meeting, it was highlighted that:
• Of MNT 3.560 trillion that was planned to be contributed to the state budget in 2021, customs duties amounted to MNT 3.509 trillion which makes up 98.6 percent of the year’s goal.
• 933 cases of customs offences were inspected and resolved, imposing MNT 1.6 billion in fines and MNT 2.7 billion in taxes.
• By introducing the digital system, 33 types of services offered for entities and 14 types of services offered for citizens were fully digitized alongside making 9 types of permissions possible to be obtained online.
For the new year, the Customs General Administration aims to have operations transition into a digital form by creating the appropriate conditions.
In the year of 2021, operations were halted at the Zamiin-Uud and Shiveekhuren border checkpoints for 72 days and 42 days respectively due to the pandemic situation.
Furthermore, works for construction and renewal at border checkpoints such as those located in Zamiin-Uud, Altanbulag, Sukhbaatar, Borshoo, and Khushig Valley are planned to be completed this year. Regarding the matter, Deputy Head of the Customs General Administration B.Batkhishig said, “Alongside continuing to carry out works to renew border checkpoints this year, the appropriate conditions will be created in order to introduce new methods for transportation that require less human interaction. This includes container transportation, cable cars, and railways. Automated container transportation platforms are planned to be introduced at the Mongolia-China border.”
The construction of the very first terminal for container transportation was launched at Gashuunsukhait border checkpoint in July, and test runs were done in October. With the establishment of this particular type of terminal at the Shiveekhuren border checkpoint, it will become possible to annually transport 7.6 tons of coal. If the construction of such terminals and railways are able to be efficiently carried out, operations will not be affected by the circumstances posed by the pandemic, said the officials.