Mongolia designs new railway “Bohdan”
The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Luvsannamsrein Oyuun-Erdene, demanded that the development of the Bogdkhan Railway project be accelerated.
In 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of Mongolia gave permission for the construction of the main railway infrastructure “Bogdkhan” to the company “Tavan-Tolgoi Tomor Zam” LLC. Work is scheduled to begin in the spring of this year.
The railway route, on which 60% of rail traffic will be carried out, will connect the mandal and Ma’ant railway stations on bypassing the Bogdhan mountains from the eastern side. After commissioning, the line will take over all freight traffic, and the existing section of the main railway line passing through the capital will be open to passenger trains of domestic and international traffic.
According to experts, the new railway route bypassing the Emealt and Hoolt mountain passes on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar will increase the speed of trains. In addition, freight traffic by rail will increase by 5-6 million tons per year. It will bypass the capital from the northwest side and pass through the area of Genghis Khan International Airport in the Khoshig Valley.
Within the framework of the project, it is planned to build a railway tunnel and a large-scale bridge crossing.
During the implementation of the project, all the latest technological achievements will be used. It is expected that the Bogdhan highway will contribute to reducing the degree of congestion of roads and increasing the capacity of roads and railways in Ulaanbaatar.
The construction of the Bogdkhan railway is reflected in the Government’s “Action Plan for 2016-2020” and the “Mongolian Economic Recovery Program” approved by the State Grand Khural (GPH) in 2016. At the moment, the plan of the working group and the preliminary budget of the design work have been submitted. Specialists and relevant authorities are tasked with studying the issue of financing and presenting a report at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Mongolia.
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