Umnugobi, Oyu Tolgoi – Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament, Z. Enkhbold, visited Oyu Tolgoi on Friday 6 March.
Speaker Enkhbold took a tour of the site’s operations, including the open pit, infrastructure, and the concentrator plant, which recently shipped its one millionth tonne of concentrate.
Speaking from the mine site, Speaker Enkhbold said: “I’ve seen an enormous change at Oyu Tolgoi. Since my last visit in 2010, Oyu Tolgoi has become a steady state mining operation. The open pit and concentrator are up and running and recently shipped the one millionth tonne of concentrate.”
Oyu Tolgoi Chairman, Batsukh Galsan, thanked the Speaker for his visit and said: “We are very honoured for the opportunity to host Speaker Enkhbold at Oyu Tolgoi. Every single member of the Oyu Tolgoi family is focused on delivering a safe and globally competitive copper business that contributes to the prosperity of Mongolia. The success of the project is a symbol of the partnership we have with all our stakeholders, and we thank Speaker Enkhbold for his support and encouragement in delivering our potential.”
MP D. Bat-Erdene, Senior Advisor to the Speaker S. Lambaa, CEO of Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi Da. Ganbold, and other officials accompanied the Speaker during his visit to Oyu Tolgoi.
About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (www.ot.mn)
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.