Mr. J.Bat-Erdene: Its airport will be built by ¥21.9 billion. Its talk started in 2005, but R&D work was made lately. During the projection and planning period, its cost has increased. In relationship with this issue, we discussed with Ministry of Finance, consulting companies, JICA and Japanese Embassy and team from Japan made study on cost and our proposal. According to the team’s evaluation, additional ¥9 billion is required. Due to price increase, the project work has suspended for 4-5 months. But the project could even be canceled, if we couldn’t reach accord. Thanks to good efforts from both sides, cargo, office and control tower will be built by the Mongolian side funding.
Q: Who will give the additional fund?
Mr. J.Bat-Erdene: It is loan from Japan, therefore it will be provided by Japanese side.
Q: Can the airport be built within its planned time which is by 2015?
Mr. J.Bat-Erdene: Yes, 4-5 months can be covered during the project implementation. It was suspended in order to give clear picture to the Japanese side.
Q: How about the road between the planned airport and Ulaanbaatar City?
Mr. J.Bat-Erdene: It will be over 50 kms of long road. Its drawing must e made beforehand. It is included in the concession list. This road will be paid one.