A new airport is being built in Khusigt valley, where the first airplanes were taken off and landed i n 1957. Khusigt valley is located in 60 km distance from the capital UB.
Prime Minister S.Batbold took part at the airport foundation lay ceremony on Monday and noted that the Government of Mongolia has intensified civil air service development in frame of program between 2008 and 2012. The Government of Mongolia and Japan Bank for International Cooperation have negotiated soft loan agreement of 28.8 billion yen in 2008 for the airport’s construction work. He added that the airport facilities will meet international standards and contribute to regional economic development.
The Premier also said that railway and auto freight center will be established and a new suburb with 100,000 populations will be built along the airport. Besides, the new airport will provide possibility to stopover foreign flights from Europe and North America.
The new airport will have two runaways and will meet flight security standards. Airport terminal will serve 1,100 passengers for an hour and it will annually serve a million and 650,000 passengers within 2019. Its annual capacity of goods freight is 11,900 tons and aerodrome monitoring will use modern 4E system.