Fake driving licenses detected
The National Transportation Center held a meeting on November 10 to discuss an incident involving fake driving licenses at southern border checkpoints.
According to the center, state inspectors found fake licenses manufactured in China from a vehicle transporting goods between Gashuunsukhait and Gantsmod borders in June. The investigation is still ongoing at the moment, according to the Head of the National Transportation Center P.Delgernaran.
“We will fight to eliminate illegal driving examinations and distribution of driving licenses and punish such actions in accordance with the law. Together with the Traffic Police Department, we will meet with law enforcement organizations and strengthen daily inspections of vehicles step-by-step in the future,” she said.
P.Delgernaran ordered inspectors to constantly stay on guard, monitor licensing of vehicles, and prevent all types of violations and illegal conduct.
There are 49,079 licensed drivers as of November in Mongolia and around 70,000 new and old drivers are waiting for their licenses to go into print. Officials stated that they have been unable to issue their licenses as they don’t have templates. Companies who won the tender for publishing driving licenses reported that they would start printing on November 1, but as of November 12, they still haven’t started, according to state agencies.