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A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Khanbogd Soum, for the “Khanbogd School and Kindergarten Complex” construction project

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia,

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Khanbogd Soum today, for the “Khanbogd School and Kindergarten Complex” construction project, funded by the Gobi Oyu Development Support Fund.

The fund is financed by Oyu Tolgoi LLC and managed in partnership with the local community as part of the Cooperation Agreement. The Complex is expected to be completed by August 2018 and will comprise a secondary school that can accommodate 640 students and a kindergarten for up to 200 children. Due to Khanbogd soum’s rapid development and high population density increase, the soum lack kindergartens and schools. Today, school for 440 takes 970 students and a kindergarten for 300 takes 420 children, which is double the initial capacity. This project is a great example of Oyu Tolgoi and GODS Fund’s partnership and commitment on working together for the local community. Also, the complex not only welcome over 800 students and children to a modern safe and healthy facility to study, but it also creates long term job opportunities for the local community.

About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (

Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines. For Oyu Tolgoi, nothing matters more than safety. The business operates under the principle that if a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done at all.

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