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MPP addresses mining sector development with scientists at national forum

By Ch.KHALIUN

From October 26 to 30, the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) organized the national forum We Together, at the Independence Palace, to exchange views on problems faced by the mining sector and looking for solutions along with the sector’s specialists and academics.
Chairman of the MPP M.Enkhbold presented opening remarks at the forum. Following the opening ceremony, Chairman of the Mongolian National Democratic Party M.Enkhsaikhan, Secretary of the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party Ts.Sharavdorj, Chairman of the Civil Will Green Party S.Demberel, and Head of the Parliamentary group of the MPP S.Byambatsogt presented speeches.
Forum attendees touched upon issues concerning the nation’s difficulties faced in the geology and exploration sectors, current foreign investment conditions in the mining sector, and the impacts of global price drops in minerals products in the country’s economy. Attendees also shared opinions on possibilities for increasing competitiveness in the mining sector.
Doctor and Professor of the Economics School of National University of Mongolia Ch.Khashchuluun said, “We are left with piled dirt in the name of railway connecting Tavan Tolgoi to Gashuunsukhait. We still don’t know what the great deal of money was spent on and where it went. We need to openly discuss whose rights and whose faults are behind this issue, and seek accountability and measures. Railway directed to the eastern regions is not beneficial for Mongolia at all. I believe that this infrastructure was ordered by foreigners.”
Former Minister of Geology and Mining Ts.Khurts said that Oyu Tolgoi’s copper smelting plant issue needed to be intensified, and underlined that Mongolia needs to start independently processing and smelting copper. He added that the government needs to pay attention to building a non-ferrous metallurgy complex.
MP Ya.Sodbaatar said that the MPP will take into consideration suggestions from specialists and scientists in the mining sector, and reflect them in the party’s action plan for 2016. He promised that the MPP will focus on managing the mining sector properly in the future.
After discussions concerning the nation’s mining sector, the national forum continued with sub-conferences to discuss issues faced by the country’s banking and financial sectors, industrialization and agriculture, infrastructure, environment, and green development.

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