Transport Minister hopes to open new airport next year
Minister of Roads and Transportation J.BatErdene met with Japanese delegates led by the project director of the new airport in Khushig Valley, which is being built with Japanese financing, on Thursday in Ulaanbaatar.
During the meeting, Minister J.Bat-Erdene said, “Although a policy on taxes regarding the airport’s management should be carried out to meet international standards, taxes on passengers will not be increased.”
The minister expressed hopes that the project’s team is working on the new airport’s project to take the Mongolian air transport development to a new level; develop the country’s tourism industry by increasing the number of flights and tourists heading to Mongolia; and establish a settlement for around 1,000 employees of the new airport and international passengers passing through the airport with comfortable and safe environment.
The Japanese delegation pointed out that increasing the number of international flights and passengers is crucial to developing the new airport’s future operations and development, and expressed hope that the government of Mongolia will support activities related to the airport’s management.
He added that the team is actively working to commence the airport’s operation by 2018.