A new school with a capacity of providing education to 640 students at one shift in 6749 square meters of space has opened its door in Umnugovi’s Tsogttsetsii soum, where the Energy Resources (ER), one of the largest coal mines in the country, is located. Also, commissioned are a school dormitory where 100 children can reside, and a kindergarten and nursery with 140 beds.
The opening event held on January 24th, 2013 was attended by officials from the Ministry of Education and Science, local administration, and business representatives.
With a total cost of MNT 6.9 Billion, the project is an excellent example of public and private sector partnership in the region – Umnugovi government and Energy Resources LLC jointly invested in this critical infrastructure, a school and kindergarten complex, where hundreds of young people will be getting their elementary and primary education. It is hoped that the new center will provide quality education to its students in a comfortable environment applying modern equipments, and the building used the latest technologies in terms of construction, energy saving and heating solutions.
In addition to the general education, the school plans to provide additional classes to its students in learning English along with other extracurricular activities. The kindergarten will have a maximum of 25 students at a class, and aims to provide tasty, quality food and elementary education in safe, comfortable setting.
The project will have a strong impact on the further development of Tsogttsetsii, a remote soum located in Southern Gobi, recently attracted by mining investment. Operating Ukhaa Hudag mine, a part of Tavan Tolgoi coal deposit, Energy Reources LLC vigorously expanded its outreach through crucial infrastructure projects including Coal Handling & Preparation Plant, 18 megawatt power plant, and 245 km paved road.