Construction of The New Ulaanbaatar International Airport (NUBIA) is currently underway in Khushig Valley, Tuv Aimag, a location 52 km south of the capital city. Starting from the first working day of new year 2017, January 2, a 57-member State Commission launched its inspection at the airport to complete the Mongolian Government’s acceptance of the construction works.
On December 21-28, technical inspection of the project was conducted by a designated technical committee of 104 personnel. As a result of the technical inspection, some 23 objects and facilities constructed by Japanese side were handed over to the Mongolian side.
In correspondence to the completion of the technical inspection, the State Commission led by B.Tsogtgerel, Deputy Minister of Road and Transport Development thus begins their work. On January 2, the Commission held a meeting to introduce the outcome of the technical inspection, discuss the current progress of the project and seek solutions to existing problems and obstacles.
The State Commission is to function until January 11, finalize their concluding report and introduce it to the Cabinet. “When the Commission issues its concluding report, the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia will begin their flight tests and other tasks of the Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer process”, said Kimihiro Maeta, the Japanese Consultants Project Manager.
Started in June 2013, the nearly complete construction progress of Mongolia’s new international airport is expected to wrap up this month.