Ulaanbaatar opens new road to Tuv Province
An opening ceremony for the new 32.2 km paved road from Ulaanbaatar to Jargalant and Bornuur soums of Tuv Province took place on Wednesday.
These soums are the main suppliers of vegetables and dairy products to Ulaanbaatar. The food supply sent from the soums was prone to getting spoilt in the summer and frozen in the winter during the course of their delivery on a bumpy and unpaved road. Now that the new road has been completed, transportation will be much easier and will save both time and money.
The road splits from the road from Ulaanbaatar to Darkhan and Altanbulag and spans 7.4 km to Bornuur soum and 24.7 km to Jargalant soum, totaling 32.2 km.
The road was built with 11 million EUR in financing from Deutsche Bank in Germany. The contractors for the nine meter wide and five cm thick road was built by KTK LLC and Anandyn Zam LLC.
Discussions to build the road started eight years ago and the construction finally commenced on February 2012. The road was originally scheduled to be operational in February 2014, but the construction executor completed construction before the due date and transferred ownership of the road to the state.
Tuv Province residents were delighted to have a new paved road to Ulaanbaatar. A residents of the province, D.Bayarbat said, “We now have a paved road that leads to Ulaanbaatar, Bornuur, and Jargalant. It was difficult for any vehicle to travel between the destinations. Prior to the new road launch, we spent two hours driving to Ulaanbaatar, while now we can get there in under an hour.”
Tuv Province administrative organizations will be in charge of the road’s maintenance.
The Minister of Roads and Transportation, A.Gansukh, Ambassador of Germany to Mongolia Gerhard Thiedemann, Governor of Tuv Province S.Bayarbat, and other delegates attended the opening ceremony.
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