Trans­port Min­is­ter hopes to open new air­port next year

The UB Post - - POLITICS -

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.

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