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New airport will be opened in 2017

2015-01-09 11:27:53

Department heads of the Ministry of Road and Transportation and Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia have recently been acquainted with the current work in progress of new International airport being constructed in Khushig valley, in 52 km south west of Ulaanbaatar city center. The construction work is scheduled to achieve 26.8 percent by the end of this year, for now it has been done ahead of schedule by 1.7 percent.
In May 2013, Mitsubishi-Chiyoda Joint Venture from Japan which is the main contractor for construction signed a contract worth about half billion dollars with the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia (CAAM) to construct the New Ulaanbaatar International Airport. Azusa Sekkei and Oriental Consultants companies from Japan are rendering consulting services to the Airport Project and Samsung C & T Corporation from South Korea is selected as a main subcontractor. Over 1200 workers from the 40 companies-subcontractors are now working in the construction site.
In frames of the project, over 30 facilities are to be erected. This year, a construction work is being carried out in the main facilities such as a terminal building capable of receiving three million passengers per year, a runway to receive 22 thousand airliners to depart and arrive, an air traffic control tower, Fire fighting and Rescue departments buildings, electric substations, independent water supply facilities, heating facility, 1,490 meters long engineering circuit tunnel and an aircraft fuel hydrant system.
For the time being, the contractors have completed earthworks in over five million cube meters of space for the dam and the building grounds, which equal to 90 percent of the total work. The runway cementation on 162 thousand square meters have been completed, and are underway a 70-percent of casting the concrete, covering of 65.9 thousand cube meters of the runway, and 39.3-percent of steel reinforcing of the main terminal building.

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