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Domestic companies to independently build a 100 km road in Selenge Province

By Ch.KHALIUN

Darkhan Metallurgical Plant, QSC LLC, and Peak Development are going to build a 102 km road in Selenge Province, utilizing domestic resources and personnel.
The road will connect Selenge Province’s Dulaankhan Station with Khuder soum, and last Sunday a groundbreaking ceremony took place in the presence of Industry Minister D.Erdenebat.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Minister D.Erdenebat presented opening remarks, saying, “Not long ago, the government and Industry Ministry resolved the issue of building the road in Selenge Province, which is a strategic region where metallurgical mining, agriculture, and farming is developing.
“The decision was made all of a sudden. The road construction will not only ease the lives of Khuder and Eruu soum residents, but also contribute to the nation’s economic development. It is vital that domestic companies are executing the construction. This will be Mongolia’s first 100 km road built independently. The mining sector is struggling for the sector’s development, not complaining that the nation’s economy is difficult, but we shouldn’t be talking about industrial development and not about solving infrastructure issues.”

Company representatives highlighted that the road will be the first development project that Mongolians will execute without any foreign assistance, creating over 600 jobs in the region.
QSC will make the necessary investment for the road’s construction and the company has established a concession agreement with the Ministry of Industry. Darkhan Metallurgical Plant and Peak Development will provide the necessary technology and equipment, and is collaborating to use their employees for the project.
The road is considered to be one of the biggest developments in Selenge Province, as the province’s Javkhlant, Eruu, and Khuder soums have a population of over 10,000. The region is considered one of the country’s biggest industrial zones for agriculture and mining.
During the groundbreaking ceremony it was also noted that tourism could be developed in Selenge Province based on the natural beauty of Khuder soum and the hot springs of Eruu.
Governor of Selenge Province S.Burenbat said that he appreciates that long awaited development will be completed with the state and private sector’s participation, and emphasized that the development is vital for province residents.
The three domestic companies promised to finish the road’s construction in two years. The province’s healthcare service providers also expressed their appreciation for the building of the road. Area healthcare officials said that their emergency service vehicles have to drive for three hours to transport their patients to the province’s center, but with the new road they will spend only 40 minutes to reach the hospital.

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