Transport

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 remains strong; however, the country still faces considerable transportation and logistics challenges. Questions remain about balance and focus, and the international community is encouraging Mongolia to prioritise logistics and key infrastructure. The right pieces are being put in place and the country will soon find itself better integrated with international transport networks.

This chapter contains interviews with P. Batsaikhan, Former CEO, Mongolian Railways; and T. Lkhagvasuren, Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia.