A road connecting the city of Sainshand in Dornogobi Province and the country’s first oil refinery has been completed. Nearly 200 soldiers from the Mongolian Army’s 7780th Unit have been laboring on the 17.5 km long which can take heavy trucks weighing up to 100 tonnes. Also involved in building the refinery road have been engineers and technicians from Mongolia’s peacekeeping force.
Construction of oil refinery and its surrounding infrastructure is still underway.
The refinery will have a processing capacity of 1.5 million metric tons of oil per year and will annually produce 560,000 tons of petrol and 670,000 tons of diesel oil, as well as 107,000 tons of liquefied gas. The refinery is expected to boost Mongolia’s gross domestic product by 10 per cent.
The refinery is expected to be completed in 2022.