Bichigt and Ulikhan ports’ development issues discussed with ambassadorsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. On June 23, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene
received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation
to Mongolia I.K.Azizov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
People’s Republic of China to Mongolia Chai Wenrui.
Stressing that the great importance is being given to the development of border crossings within the framework of the New Revival Policy of the Government of Mongolia, the Prime Minister asked the ambassadors to pay special attention to the development and modernization of border crossings.
Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene expressed interest in cooperating closely to expand the Ulikhan border point on the Mongolian-Russian border, build a paved road to the border point and increase traffic.
Last May, the Prime Minister visited Umnugobi aimag to inaugurate the construction of a transloading terminal at the Gashuunsukhait border checkpoint, and to become acquainted with Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait railroad complex project. Following the Prime Minister's visit to China, talks on Gashuunsukhait-Gantsmod border point development and related construction works have been intensified, for which Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene thanked the Chinese Ambassador for his effort.
The PM said that construction of the new Zuunbayan-Khangi railway, a new export and import gateway, has commenced and is expected to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of this year. Construction of a transloading terminal is underway at Shiveekhuren border point. Therefore, the Chinese Ambassador was requested to pay special attention to increase the freight traffic at the permanent border crossing between the two countries, to resume the operation of Bichigt-Zuunkhatavch port in the near future, to commence passenger transportation as well as create conditions for mutual travel of citizens.
The ambassadors said that they would introduce the proposal of the Prime Minister of Mongolia to their Governments.