1100 vehicles to cross Gashuun Sukhait border checkpoint daily

Economy | Mining
2018-04-17 11:41:52
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Erdenes Mongol LLC reports that Chinese side has added entrance lanes starting from April 16, enabling coal trucks to cross the Gants mod border checkpoint through three gates.

Previously, 1-2 lanes were operational and as a result of Prime Minister’s visit to China last week, Chinese part is taking measure to intensify coal transportation. The three gates allow 1100 vehicles to cross the border daily.

When the Prime Minister worked in the border checkpoint on April 13, there was 22 km long queue of coal trucks there.

150 trucks of border trade, 200 trucks of copper concentrate (Oyu Tolgoi LLC) and almost 120 trucks of coal  cross the Gashuunsukhait and Gantsmod border checkpoints a day. Total of 138 thousand passengers, 18 thousand vehicles crossed the border in the first quarter of this year.

Improvement of entrance capacity of the checkpoint will bring positive influence to income of coal exporters such as Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi, Energy Resources, Tavan Tolgoi and their partner transportation companies.