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Kuwait is financing a new airport in the land of Chinggis khaan.

It is hard to escape Genghis Khan on a visit to Mongolia. Since 2005, the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Mongol Empire, Ulaanbaatar’s international airport was born. As part of the government’s goal to make Khentii aimag a tourism region, construction of the new “Deluun Boldog” airport in Dadal soum of Khentii province began in 9th of April, 2021. This place is considered to be the birthplace of #Genghis Khan. Temuujin-(his childhood name)was born here in 1162 near Deluun Boldog Mountain. A local company is executing construction work of the airport from 2021 to 2022.

The Undurkhaan airport in Khentii province, will be fully renovated by June 30, 2021 under a grant agreement of USD 3.5 million between the Government of Mongolia and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

In terms of the Sustainable Tourism Development Project, a launching ceremony was held in Dadal soum of Khentii aimag on October 10, 2021 with presence of MP and Head of the Cabinet Secretariat L. Oyun-Erdene, State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Ts. Tsengel, Governor of Khentii aimag N.Ganbyamba and Mark Bezuijen, Senior Environment Specialist for ADB and the team leader of the project. Under the Sustainable Tourism Development Project, a soft loan of USD38 million financed by the ADB, will be used for nature protection and tourism development activities at Khuvsgul Lake and Onon-Balj National Park, the birthplace of revered Mongolian leader Chinggis Khaan. Launching of the project activities in Khuvsgul province was held on October 3.

This project, to be implemented in 2019-2024 marks the first loan in Mongolia to focus on tourism and protected area management, and will serve as models for economically inclusive development and conservation.

Within the project, Chinggis Khaan tourism complex, 2.6km auto road between Dadal soum and Chinggis Khaan tourism complex and a 4.5 km electrical transmission line alongside three parking places with capacity of 50 buses and 220 automobiles. As well as activities will be taken to improve management of areas with special protection. Officials said that expected outcome is increased benefits of locals from tourism, improved tourism infrastructure and waste management and creation of possibility to develop sustainable tourism.

Source: UB info

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