The Ulaanbaatar City Governor released a decree temporarily banning all exploration and transportation of the main mineral products in the central region last Friday. The decree aims to provide room for discussion regarding the regulation of heavy duty truck use around the region.
The governor’s decree gave instructions to related organizations to temporarily cease all exploration and transportation of main mineral products in the central region. The halt is in place until mining companies have built heavy duty roads and established a logistics center using their own funding to address the increasingly deteriorating roads caused by unregulated use of heavy duty vehicles.
Furthermore, the Capital City Roads Authority was made responsible for providing consultation on establishing a logistics center and heavy duty roads.
The Ulaanbaatar City Governor also asked related organizations to enforce the environmental rehabilitation work of mineral exploration license holders, and if need be, cease mineral exploration licenses.
In accordance with the new decree, construction material companies and construction companies are required to establish two spaces outside and inside of their operation site for truck wheel cleaning. Failure to comply with the new requirements will result in the suspension of operation permits, according to the capital city authority.