Task force re­views Oyu Tol­goi

The UB Post - - Front Page - By T.BAYARBAT

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the 13-mem­ber par­lia­men­tary task force to re­view the implementation of the Oyu Tol­goi in­vest­ment agree­ment held a press con­fer­ence about its preliminary re­view on June 26...

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the 13-mem­ber par­lia­men­tary task force re­view­ing the implementation of the Oyu Tol­goi in­vest­ment agree­ment held a press con­fer­ence about its preliminary re­view on June 26.

Head of the task force MP D.Ter­bishdagva noted that the task force car­ried out its duty by col­lab­o­rat­ing with state sec­re­taries from five min­istries, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from law en­force­ment agen­cies, other state or­ga­ni­za­tions, sev­eral political par­ties, and civil so­ci­ety since the be­gin­ning of the year un­til June 23.

The law­maker stated that the In­de­pen­dent Au­thor­ity Against Cor­rup­tion (IAAC) and Na­tional Au­dit Of­fice (NAO) are still con­duct­ing their own re­views, which have not been fi­nal­ized yet. Cabi­net also com­pleted a separate re­view but the par­lia­men­tary task force has not re­ceived it from Cabi­net.

He stated that tax dis­putes have still per­sisted be­tween the govern­ment of Mongolia and Oyu Tol­goi LLC, and the task force will rec­om­mend Par­lia­ment to de­mand due taxes from Oyu Tol­goi.

MP D.Ter­bishdagva em­pha­sized that the Oyu Tol­goi mine is still im­port­ing en­ergy from China, the govern­ment has not met its obli­ga­tion to build a power plant that will sup­ply Oyu Tol­goi, and the new di­rec­tor of Oyu Tol­goi LLC wants to build a power plant, which is why the govern­ment should make an ur­gent de­ci­sion about where the plant should be built.

D.Ter­bishdagva said that the task force will make a con­sol­i­dated conclu­sion af­ter re­ceiv­ing re­views from Cabi­net, the IAAC, and the NAO.

He added that the task force is not a court, and will only pro­vide Par­lia­ment with a rec­om­men­da­tion about the real process of the implementation of the Oyu Tol­goi in­vest­ment agree­ment.

MP D.Ter­bishdagva at the press con­fer­ence

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