In 2001, the Mongolian Government launched the Millennium Road project to connect all 21 provinces to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar with paved roads. After 21 years, the project has finally completed as Mongolia constructed more than 7000 km paved roads.
On Sunday (26 June), Mongolia opened the 67 km road between Tosontsengel and Uliastai cities of Zavkhan province. The most difficult part of the Uliastai–Tosontsengel road is the Mountain pass Zagastain Davaa (‘Fish Pass’) is 48km northeast of Uliastai. Travelers usually spend 2-3 hours for driving through the mountain pass. Now, the time has been cut to 30-40 minutes as paved road completed en route Uliastai–Tosontsengel.