The construction work for the new airport has started in Khushigt (Khoshigt) Valley of Sergelen sum, Tuv aimag
, where the first Mongolian civil aircraft made its lift off. This new airport is to be built at 60km from Ulaanbaatar
The Prime Minister of Mongolia S.Batbold participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of this new airport and noted that in order to implement the 2008-2012 Action Plan of the Government
of Mongolia, a soft loan agreement of 28.8 billion JPY for the establishment of new international airport in Mongolia was established between the Mongolian Government and the Japanese International Cooperation Bank in 2008. He then emphasized the significance of this new international airport to bring Mongolian aviation to the international standard and to provide stable development of civil aviation.
Railway, auto roads and a large freight transportation
center will be established leaning on this large up-building, where a new satellite city will be established, which will be connected to Ulaanbaatar city’s infrastructure that will have over 100 thousand population, noted Prime Minister S.Batbold during the ceremony. Also, with the establishment of this new airport, opportunities will arise for European, North America-East Asian transit flights to make stopovers that fly over the Mongolian territory. This will provide pleasant development conditions not only for Mongolia, but regional economic development. He also mentioned that many job positions will be established along with pleasant foreign and domestic investment opportunities in other new up-buildings, which will follow this airport.
In the frames of the project, construction works of flood protection dam buildings, 110kW electricity transition line and fiber optic cable for information communication have currently started. The Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia M.Enkhbold, Minister for Road, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development of Mongolia Ts.Dashdorj,
Members of the State Great Khural (Parliament) N.Enkhbold, Su.Batbold and D.Dondog, Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from Japan to Mongolia Shimizu Takenori, Chief Representative JICA Mongolia
Office Toshinori Isogai, Head of the Gandantegchinlen Monastery Khamba Lama, D.Choijamts
and other officials have participated in the ceremony.
Two-way entrance lift off and landing paths will be available with the establishment of the new airport, thus will provide flight safety, service expansion and comfortable service for the passengers as well as compliance with the requirements and standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Over 30 buildings will be constructed, where one passenger service terminal will have a capacity of 1,100 persons per hour. With the establishment of this international airport that consists of comprehensive facilities, the airport will transfer from Aerodrome code 4D to 4E, where it will annually transport
650 thousand passengers and 11,900 tons of freight through domestic and international flights by the year of 2019, reported the Press and Media Department of the Government of Mongolia.