Preparations underway to open Tavantolgoi-Zuunbayan railroad in March

2022-01-28 18:03:50

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The test ride for the 416.1 km-long railroad en route Tavantolgoi - Zuunbayan is planned to be launched on March 15 this year, informed CEO of ‘Mongolian Railway’ State-owned Joint Stock Company O.Batnasan during the working visit of Minister of Road and Transport L.Khaltar at the company. 


The Minister became acquainted with the operations of ‘Mongolian Railway’ State-owned JSC, and ‘Tavantolgoi Railway’, ‘Zuunbayan Railway’ LLC as well as the current project being implemented, and tasked the companies to ensure preparations for the launch of railway transport in the route of Tavantolgoi - Zuunbayan. Noting that a technical commission of the Ministry assessed the construction of the railroad as good quality, he highlighted the importance of commissioning the railroad on schedule.  



The Minister tasked the corresponding officials to open the Tavantolgoi-Zuunbayan railroad and complete the construction of the Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait railroad on time.


“Furthermore, meetings are planned to be organized with investors in order to have the construction of the project on cross-country railroads in the western and eastern regions launch in March,” said Minister of Road and Transport L.Khaltar and tasked officials to launch the construction of the project on a 13-km railroad in the route Shiveekhuren-Sekhe. 


During the meeting CEO of ‘Tavantolgoi Railway’ LLC N.Udaanjargal also introduced the progress of the projects being implemented. Currently, the company is in charge of implementing the projects on 233.6 km-long railroad in route Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait, 22 km-long railroad connecting the railroads of Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait and Tavantolgoi-Zuunbayan, and the Bogdkhan railway. 



Highlighting that the construction of the Tavantolgoi-Gashuunsukhait railroad must be completed by July 1, Minister L.Khaltar tasked the officials to complete the feasibility study for establishing a terminal based at Gashuunsukhait border checkpoint in the first quarter of the year, and fully ensure preparations for the railroad construction in route Gashuunsukhait-Gantsmod and launch its construction on May 1. 


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