Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to visit Mongolia

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan will be visiting Mongolia on October 7-9, as a follow up of the State visit the President of Mongolia to India in September. On October 8, the Minister will participate in the opening ceremony of infrastructure that Mongolia has already constructed for the Indian funded, Mongol Refinery project, the statement said.

During the visit, Pradhan will hold meetings with the Mongolian Minister for Mining and Heavy Industry to, inter alia, develop a roadmap for commencing the construction of the Refinery. Possible areas of collaboration in other sectors like mining, coking coal, and railways will also be discussed, it said.

The Minister will call on the Prime Minister and President of Mongolia.

The Mongol Refinery project is being developed under a line of credit of US$1.236 billion extended by India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mongolia in 2015 and subsequently enhanced during the State visit of the President of Mongolia to India in September 2019, it added.