‘Transit Mongolia 2019’ international forum kicks off

2019-06-05 19:44:01

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ ‘Transit Mongolia 2019’ international forum organized jointly by the Government of Mongolia, Ministry of Road and Transport Development and Ulaanbaatar Railway JVC started today on June 5.

In his opening remarks, Chairman of Ulaanbaatar Railway JVC D.Jigjidnyamaa noted that the forum is being organized within the framework of the 70th anniversary of the company’s establishment. He also expressed gratitude for the support from neighboring countries in facilitating landlocked Mongolia’s trade.

In addition to introducing ongoing railway projects and programs, Chairman D.Jigjidnyamaa informed that Ulaanbaatar Railway will operate the newly established regional logistics center in Zamyn-Uud. We are working to increase competitiveness of Ulaanbaatar Railway in the regional transport market, making it transit corridor linking Asia and Europe and increase the  current capacity of 26 million tons up to 30 million by 2020, he noted.

Board member of Monlogistics Worldwide LLC B.Telenged, Head of Mongolian Metallurgical Association L.Bayraakhuu, First Vice Chairman of Ulaanbaatar Railway JVC I.B.Milostnyh and Director General of Mosgiprotrans JSC I.V.Mitsuk delivered presentations at the forum.

Minister of Road and Transport Development, MP B.Enkh-Amgalan noted that Russia-China bilateral trade turnover will soon reach USD 200 billion, while trade turnover between Mongolia and China is to reach USD 10 billion. Thus, Mongolia should be main transit of this major trade turnover. For that, it is necessary to upgrade the railway, especially main structure of the railway, its movable parts and extend the roads, he noted.

He then continued, “in addition to railways, we need to improve the road from the northern border to the southern border. In this regard, 204 km four lane road in route Darkhan-Ulaanbaatar and 20.9 km road in route Nalaikh-Ulaanbaatar are under construction. It is planned to connect the four lane roads to the northern and southern borders in the future. Moreover, we plan to increase the airway transit by cooperating with foreign airlines.”

Minister B.Enkh-Amgalan also noted that Mongolia established cooperation agreements on auto transit with a number of countries and informed about the upcoming agreement with Lithuania at the Economic Forum in St.Petersburg. He also emphasized that the country needs to work actively in the area of auto transit.

Photo exhibition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Ulaanbaatar Railway opened at the forum.