Rus­sian del­e­ga­tion dis­cusses rail­way trans­port with U.Enkhtu­vshin

The UB Post - - Politics -

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter U.Khurel­sukh held a meet­ing with Rus­sian del­e­gates led by Pres­i­dent of the Rus­sian Rail­ways Oleg Valenti­novich Belozy­orov on Fri­day at the State Palace to dis­cuss is­sues sur­round­ing rail­way co­op­er­a­tion.

The Rus­sian Rail­ways is a Rus­sian fully state-owned ver­ti­cally in­te­grated com­pany, both manag­ing in­fra­struc­ture and op­er­at­ing freight and pas­sen­ger train ser­vices.

The deputy prime min­is­ter pointed out that the two coun­tries should keep fo­cus­ing on co­op­er­a­tion in the rail­way sec­tor in all lev­els, and the ben­e­fi­cial and pro­duc­tive work of Ulaan­baatar Rail­way, a Rus­sian-Mon­go­lian joint ven­ture, is an ex­am­ple of mu­tual ef­forts.

He stated that the gov­ern­ment of Rus­sia and the Rus­sian Rail­ways are con­cen­trat­ing on the de­vel­op­ment of Ulaan­baatar Rail­way.

U.Enkhtu­vshin noted that co­op­er­a­tion in the rail­way sec­tor is al­ways dis­cussed dur­ing meet­ings be­tween the heads of the two coun­tries’ states and gov­ern­ments, of the Mon­go­lia-Rus­sia in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal com­mis­sion and the tri­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion, and the two coun­tries’ pres­i­dents dis­cussed the de­vel­op­ment of the bi­lat­eral rail­way co­op­er­a­tion at the Eastern Eco­nomic Fo­rum held in Vladi­vos­tok, Rus­sia, in Septem­ber and 2018 Coun­cil of the Heads of State Sum­mit of the Shang­hai Co­op­er­a­tion Or­ga­ni­za­tion held in June in China.

Dur­ing their meet­ing, the sides un­der­lined that Ulaan­baatar Rail­ways trans­ported a to­tal of 23 mil­lion tons of freight in 2017, which was a record num­ber of freight in the his­tory of Ulaan­baatar Rail­ways’ trans­porta­tion.

They noted that if Ulaan­baatar Rail­ways car­ries out the sched­uled plan from 2019 to 2020, the ca­pac­ity of tran­sit trans­port will in­crease by 28 per­cent by 2020.

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