▲ Up
03:41 27-04-2017
MAIN АКИpress CA-News
New Ulaanbaatar International Airport to be launched in Q1 2017
16:16, 09 January 2017, 1630

AKIPRESS.COM - The commission formed to oversee the new Ulaanbaatar International Airport being built in Sergelen soum, Tuv Province, met on December 29 to discuss when the new airport will be operational. The commission stated that they plan to have the new airport operational within the first quarter of 2017, reports The UB Post.

Construction of the new international airport in Khushigt Valley was first proposed by then Prime Minister M.Enkhbold in 2006, during a state visit to Japan. The proposal to fund the project with a discounted loan from Japan was first presented to the Japanese government on June 28, 2006. Then President N.Enkhbayar brought up the project during a state visit to Japan in 2007. The discounted loan was first discussed in May 2008 and was ratified by Parliament on May 29.

The Japanese government first issued a discounted loan of 28.80 billion JPY (approximately 300 million USD) for construction of the airport. Following an agreement between the two governments, the total amount of money invested was raised to 65.6 billion JPY.

The project is being overseen by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). In a recent interview, Kimihiro Maeda, the official representative of the Japanese delegation leading construction of the airport, stated that they plan to hand over the airport to the Mongolian authorities on January 10.

Full access to all news articles in English

1 month2000 somsubscribe
year20000 somsubscribe
These subscription fees are for private individuals only. Please contact us via phone +996 (312) 900-776 or email info@akipress.org for corporate subscription inquiries
17:49 Chui police detain man who hit 52yo man to death and escaped to Moscow17:34 Life in rural Kyrgyzstan: It's almost May and east Issyk-Kul is still snowy17:34 Turkmenistan president, Saudi Minister of Energy discuss implementation of oil and gas projects17:16 Government of Kyrgyzstan tasked to make proposals on reduction of traffic accidents within a week17:15 Parliament passes bill entitling Government to determine working conditions for duty free shops16:49 Bishkek mayor offers to decrease price of registration of cars to ease search of traffic accident guilties16:26 Turkmenistan buying new combine harvesters for grain harvest16:19 Parliament turns down bill proposing to ban smoking in cafes16:01 Brazil indigenous protest over land rights turns violent15:58 31st anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster marked in Kyrgyzstan15:39 China to temporarily close border with Kyrgyzstan15:32 Atambayev holds question and answer session in Issyk-Kul15:27 Head of Russia's Agency of Sport Judges MMA calls to deal with scandalous fight of Kyrgyz athlete in Russia15:17 Government controls all media in Turkmenistan: Reporters Without Borders15:07 Kyrgyzstan ranks #89 out of 180 countries in 2017 World Press Freedom Index14:52 World Press Freedom Index 2017 finds democracies are clamping down14:49 Uzbek man killed in fall from moving train14:25 Switzerland allocates 43 million som to improve public services in 13 municipalities in Jalal-Abad and Issyk-Kul regions14:02 Average person's salary in Kyrgyzstan projected to rise to 18,300 som13:38 Parliament of Kyrgyzstan to consider proposals on amendments to law on tobacco use
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2017. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75