Component 1: Support for Infrastructure

Component 1: Support for infrastructure

Key objective of the sub-projects are included: 

Prepare infrastructure investment plans, including the determination of priority infrastructure needs based on regional mining development through planning, feasibility and business cases, conduct feasibility studies for priority mining-related infrastructure projects in the energy, transport, information technology and communications, water, housing and social sectors, logistics and border crossing facilities and value-added activities, including technical assessments, such as engineering designs, geotechnical surveys, economic and financial analysis, environmental and social impact evaluations.

Develop business cases for projects proposed to be developed with private investment, including PPPs, including government commitments and obligations under various investment structures, developing investment and financing plans, reviewing Recipient’s legal and regulatory framework governing private investment, determining appropriate allocation of risks and underlying commercial principles for transactions, and undertaking market sounding to gauge investor appetite.

Carry out activities in response to existing or emerging priority issues affecting the potential for private investment in infrastructure facilities and services, and facilitate the export of mineral resources, including support to, finalizing ongoing transactions with investors, strengthening the legal frameworks, developing national standards for infrastructure development, facilitating transnational agreements, and establishing mechanism to coordinate regional development and explorations, developing a data exchange protocol, monitoring bore hole installations, monitoring and enforcing compliance with licenses to abstract groundwater and reviewing water resource pricing based on economic principles.ensure that investors are adequately addressing their corporate social responsibilities.

minis sub projects

Flow regulation of the Orkhon river and construction of reservoir complex project

The study would investigate the possibility of diverting surface water from Orkhon River to the south where the population of Gobi is facing  the challenges of safe drinking water source and supply and where the mining industry may become water stressed due to the possibility of depleting groundwater. The proposed scheme will present modality and schedule of the utilization of both groundwater and surface water to meet future demands in an optimal way.

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Shuren hydropower plant project

The key goal of the Shuren Hydropower Plant Project is to supply the electricity demanded by the mining sector and to fill electricity shortfall faced by the country. Secondary goals are to provide renewable energy, enable energy independence from the Russian power system and a low-cost supply of renewable energy

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Integrated steel complex with infrastructure in the central region of Darkhan and Selenge

The proposed steel complex plant is expected to contribute to the iron and steel production that are key factor of the development of heavy industry and processing factories in addition to energy, road construction and infrastructure.

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Coal to synthetic natural gas

The proposed plant has great importance of increasing the price of raw lignite, strengthening Mongolian economic capacity, resolving the issue of air pollution that is severely affecting the health of residents of Ulaanbaatar, and establishing domestic gas fuel resources to reduce fuel imports.

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Development of feasiblity studies for extension of Baganuur coal mining

The assessment of the reserves concluded the good quality and quantity of the coal reserve of around 800 million ton compared to the old estimate of less than 600 million ton. At today’s rate of extraction of 2.5 tons/year, the mine has 320 years lifetime or would be sufficient to meet the expected growing extracted capacity (10 million ton/year) for about 80 years.

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Cumulative impact assessments in Tavan tolgoi & Baganuur coal mining regions

Major aim of the cumulative impact assessment is to identify duplicate and combined adverse impacts imposed on the environment, society and human health as a result of the mining projects implemented in the areas and assess their cumulative nature.

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