L.Enkhbold, Member of Mongolian Parliament made serious allegation at press conference Thursday (30 August) about coal worth of MNT 60 billion stolen from the Tavan Tolgoi mine. According to the MP, the Mongolian Cabinet has been discussing an examination of a case involving coal theft presented by a working group.
Five months ago, MP L.Enkhbold was the first to reveal 268.3 tonnes of coal being stolen from the Tavan Tolgoi mine and requested that the case be investigated. After that, the working group led by Ch.Khurelbaatar, was established at the request ofthe Prime Minister to Cabinet. The working group includes officials from over 10 agencies of Mongolian Government such as General Agency for Specialized Investigation, Mongolian Customs Administration and the Mineral Resources Authority of Mongolia. MP.Enkhbold is dissatisfied with work of the Independent Agency for Anti-Corruption.
According to a statement from the General Authority for Border Protection, a total of 849,121 coal trucks entered the Mongolian custom zone between 2013 and 2017. However, this does not tally with a report from the Mongolian Customs Administration which that it was 814 thousand coal trucks. So, there is 35 thousand coal trucks difference. A coal truck transports 80-125 thousand tonnes each time.