Mongolia Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Mongolia 2015

The transportation situation in Mongolia has improved a great deal over the past few years. Substantial additions have been made to the road system, with a total of 5469 km being built between 2012 and 2016. In terms of rail a number of breakthroughs were made in 2014 that promise to expedite progress on lines that have been long delayed. Overall, real progress has been made and momentum...

Given the significant foreign direct investment needed to achieve its development goals, Mongolia has strong motivation to improve its attractiveness to investors. The government is therefore adjusting its policies, while new laws are expected to gradually reinvigorate foreign investment flows.

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With renewed backing from international lenders, Mongolia is moving ahead with plans to broaden its logistics base and improve access to export markets, with a raft of transport infrastructure projects shifting into gear.

The need for transportation improvements in Mongolia is well recognised, and the government has focused resources and expended considerable political will on building roads and rail links, and in developing the new international airport. Where the authorities and Mongolia’s private sector have been lagging, however, is in the area of logistics. Connections are not...

 

What impact will the standard gauge bill have on plans to expand the country’s rail network?

 

How can Mongolia’s potential as a regional aviation hub be developed? What is currently being done to attract greater volumes of air traffic?

The transportation situation in Mongolia has improved a great deal over the past few years. Substantial additions have been made to the road system, with a total of 5469 km being built between 2012 and 2016. The Streets Project has resulted in the reconditioning and redesigning of roads and intersections in the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, and this has helped unsnarl the...

While the construction of roads has been progressing apace, rail has been stalled as a result of political and economic problems plaguing the country and the sector. However, towards the end of 2014 many of the issues were being resolved, and it is possible that significant and crucial headway will be made in 2015. Decisions have been reached on the gauge for some key...