The U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Michael Klecheski said today (14 August) it is possible to operate regular direct passenger flight between two countries in the near future once the preparations are well ensured. Mongolia successfully conducted two-time direct flights to the United States to repatriating its nationals stranded in the U.S back to their home country. Minister of Road and Transport Development L.Khaltar, today, August 14 received Ambassador of the United States of America to Mongolia Michael Klecheski.
Both Ulaanbaatar Railways JSC and Mongolian Railway state-owned shareholding company of Mongolia have been using locomotives manufactured in the United States in their transportation services for many years. Based on this longstanding experience, the Mongolian side expressed its interest to use U.S. locomotives in the construction project for 414.6 km long railroad between Tavantolgoi and Zuunbayan, and asked to render support on the financing necessary to purchase them.
Besides, the Mongolian minister expressed his willingness to cooperate in the following directions:
• To train transportation industry workforce in the United States and to introduce new technologies for auto road maintenance and repair in Mongolia,
• To regularize direct flight to be conducted between Mongolia and the United States and to use an old airport as its original purpose,
• To promote wider cooperation in areas, such as renovation of aircraft park space, urban planning and transportation management.