A team of 31 Chinese workers has been isolated in Choibalsan, a city in eastern Mongolia’s Dornod province. The group entered Mongolia on 22 July through the Zamyn-Uud border crossing. The workers have been put under observation for coronavirus symptoms in the city’s Choibalsan Hotel.
The Chinese workers are expected to work on the expansion of the Choibalsan Thermal Station. The expansion will increase the capacity of the power plant by 50 megawatts and will be financed by a Chinese Government loan worth over USD 70 million.
TBEA, a Chinese group is working to facilitate the expansion within 18 months after winning a tender announced by the Mongolian government. The company plans to bring over 250 Chinese workers in Mongolia.