Railway construction in western and eastern region to be intensifiedEconomy
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At its regular meeting on January 19, the Cabinet instructed
'Mongolian Railway' state-owned shareholding company to carry out the
construction work of the cross-country railways in western and eastern region under the build-transfer-operate
type of concession contract, reports Minister of Road and Transport L.Khaltar.
In accordance with the Government's action program for 2020-2024 and the ‘New Revival Policy’, the resolution to intensify the construction work of the railway has been approved.
As for the railway in the western region, it
will stretch 1200 km in route Artssuuri-Nariinsukhait, Shiveekhuren. The
railway in the eastern region is planned to be constructed with length of 420
km in route Choibalsan-Khuut-Bichigt. The project will be realized by the 'Mongolian
Railway' company in cooperation with foreign and domestic investors and
mining license holders.
With the implementation of the railway projects, the total length of railroad in Mongolia will stretch 4700 km, which means that it will be extended by 2700 km.