Bayan-Ulgii aimag to have construction works for tourism and industrial development

2022-03-23 17:28:42

On March 21, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene, accompanied by some members of the Parliament and the Government members, visited Bayan-Ulgii aimag to see some works being carried out in the aimag.

The PM met with the local authorities to hear about the socio-economic situation and pressing issues in the aimag, and deputed corresponding officials to complete the tender process urgently, intensify investment works, ensure the preparation of medical checkups to be launched from May 1, and actively participate in the 'Atar-4’ campaign.

Afterwards, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene has presented the ‘New Revival Policy’ to the citizens of Bayan-Ulgii aimag and heard their views.

“The key goal of the ‘New Revival Policy’ is to expand the economic base of Mongolia and increase the economy by 3-4 times. To achieve this goal, the Government of Mongolia is working to resolve six factors causing hurdles in the country's development. The Government will adhere to the principle of resolving pressing issues with the participation of local people. Within the framework of the ‘New Revival Policy’, major construction works will be carried out to support tourism, infrastructure, and industry based on the features and advantages of Bayan-Ulgii aimag,” said the Prime Minister. 

The meeting was attended by more than 400 citizens representing all soums of Bayan-Ulgii aimag. Citizens' suggestions were received on the projects to develop the aimag's socio-economy and promote employment. Out of 402 citizens surveyed, 80 percent supported to put the Asgat silver deposit in Nogoon Nuur soum of Bayan-Ulgii aimag into economic circulation. Upon receiving the locals’ suggestion, the PM tasked the corresponding officials to report an issue on putting the Asgat silver deposit into economic circulation at the Cabinet meeting.

During the Cabinet meeting held last week, the Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry G.Yondon made a presentation on putting the Asgat silver deposit into economic circulation. In this regard, authorities of the ‘Erdenes Mongol’ LLC were tasked to develop a feasibility study of the project, study the necessary funding issues and report it at the Cabinet meeting.

Local people supported to connect Tsagaannuur and Dayan border checkpoints by auto roads to increase their capacity as part of the Border Ports Revival. The Government’s ‘New Revival Policy’ reflects certain issues of operating Tsagaannuur border checkpoint 24/7, ensuring the permanent operation of Dayan border checkpoint, as well as establishing a free zone. Local people were informed of the decision to develop Bayan-Ulgii aimag as the fourth tourism region. Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene also instructed Minister of Road and Transport Development L.Khaltar to commence the construction work of Altai Tavan Bogd road in 2023.

During the meeting, citizens touched upon a wide range of issues including how unemployment, inflation, and increasing exchange rates are affecting livelihoods.

Moreover, the PM also held a meeting with youth of Bayan-Ulgii aimag to discuss about the ‘Vision-2050’ Mongolia's long-term development policy. ‘Vision-2050’ that compiled more than 590 documents defines country’s development strategy to be implemented in phases of three decades. The policy for the first decade is ‘New Revival Policy’. PM L.Oyun-Erdene stressed that the participation of young people is important for the implementation of this policy

Bayan-Ulgii aimag has a population of 113.3 thousand. Animal husbandry is the main economic sector of the aimag. According to the 2022 livestock census, a total of 2.3 million head of livestock were counted.

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