Cooperation with Liaoning Province of China in Road TransportEconomy
Ulaanbaatar, September 13, 2023 /MONTSAME/. On his visit to the People’s Republic of China, the Minister of Road and Transport Development S. Byambatsogt met with the Governor of the Liaoning Province Li Lecheng, and the Vice Governor of the Liaoning Province Jin Guowei, presented them road and transport infrastructure projects, and proposed to start cooperation. The Liaoning Province is an important strategic city of China with six sea ports, and has a population of 43 million.
Given Mongolia is the middle part of the transport corridor connecting Asia and Europe, we aim to connect the Bichigt Port of Sukhbaatar aimag with the shortest route to the sea through China's Jinzhou Port. The shipping route from Bichigt to Jinzhou Port is 866 km. As part of the New Revival Policy of the Government of Mongolia, we are planning to implement such major infrastructure projects as the construction of the Choibalsan-Khuot-Bichigt and Sainshand-Baruun-Urt-Khuot-Bichigt railways in the eastern region, the construction of freight terminals to increase the capacity of the Bichigt Border Port, and connect the Bichigt Border Port with paved road grid.
With the implementation of these projects, we will get the shortest access to the sea. In addition, investment in the eastern region will increase, the development of roads, transportation, energy, mining, heavy and light industries will reach an entirely new level, trade and transportation will be facilitated, and the cost of transporting goods will be radically reduced. On top of that, it will increase new work places, improve the living standard of citizens, significantly accelerate GDP and ensure economic growth, informs the Ministry of Road and Transport Development.
In order to eliminate the congestion of containers in Tianjin Port, China, it is required to use Jinzhou Port. To this end, we need to build the East Vertical Railway and facilitate the 2nd gateway connected to the sea port.
Jinzhou Port, a competitor of Tianjin Port, the closest (866 km) from Mongolia, operates 3,397,000 square meters of warehouse space, and maintains navigation relations with over 100 countries worldwide.
By using this port, the congestion of containers will be removed, the cost of transportation will further decrease, and our import cargo will arrive very quickly. Thus, the Minister of Road and Transport Development S. Byambatsogt discussed the speedy implementation of the Choibalsan-Khuot-Bichigt, and Sainshand-Baruun-Urt-Khuot railway projects, increasing the capacity of the Bichigt Border Port, and establishing cargo terminals while visiting Jinzhou Port.
In addition, the Minister met with the representatives of Jinzhou City led by its Mayor Wang Xinyu, and reached an understanding to cooperate with Jinzhou City in the implementation of the major infrastructure projects in the eastern region, such as connecting the Bichigt Border Port with a paved road, reports the Ministry of Road and Transport Development.
Jinzhou Port, a logistics hub connecting Asia and Europe, is located in the western part of Liaoning Province and northwest of the Bohai Sea. China's northernmost port with an annual handling capacity of 100 million tons of freight. It also has the capacity to process 1,100,000 containers per year. Mongolia imports 90,000 containers and returns 80,000 containers a year. Tianjin Port, through which most of our import cargo passes, handles 500 million tons of cargo annually.