Main objective of "Coal Mongolia 2017" conference is to increase coal export

Journalist B.Erdenechimeg

2017-09-07 12:46 GMT+8

ULAANBAATAR (GoGo Mongolia) - 7th annual “Сoal Mongolia-2017” international coal trade, investment conference, and exhibition is taking place on Sep 6-9 in Shangri-La Hotel Ulaanbaatar. 

This year the objectives have renewed to improve structure and conformity of coal export, trade, transportation, logistics, and customs as well as to increase the efficiency of the foreign and domestic investments.

In addition, Mongolian Coal Association and China Coal Association are going to co-organize “Mongolia-China coal business forum” under the objective to expand two countries’ cooperation on coal industry and to support coal trade which raising reputation of this year’s conference. 

Click HERE for the full agenda. 

Organizer of the conference L.Naranbaatar noted that the main objective of the conference is to increase coal export. He added that "Last year coal mining companies explored 60 million tons of coal by operating at their highest capacity. However, last year, only 26 million tonnes of coking coal was exported.Therefore, it is significant to sell all the mined coals as quickly as possible". 

Mongolia set a historical record by exporting 21 million tons of coal within the first 7 months of 2017, highlights Ts.Dashdorj, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industries. 

G.Battsengel, Director of Mongolian Mining Corporation mentions in his presentation that: "We supply 96 percent of our total export coal to China. On the other hand, Mongolia`s high-quality coking coal accounts for 40 percent of Chinese total coal imports. Today we are here to find ways to increase these percentages. Australia is the biggest coal supplier to China and currently, there is no chance for us to compete with Australia".

J.Ganbaatar, Head of Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industries presented the projects that have planned to be implemented by the ministry. 

An exploration has been found that South Gobi of Mongolia has plenty of high-value minerals such as gold, copper, and coal. However, we can not use the resources due to water shortage problem. For instance, coal concentration plant project at the state owned Tavantolgoi mine has stuck. Moreover, the local Citizen Representative Council did not allow wet cleaning processes. In August, a decision to cover water supply of plants to be constructed in South Gobi from Kherlen river was made. Only two percent of the Kherlen river will be accumulated into the dam and it is estimated that there is no adverse impact on the river flow and the surrounding environment.

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