At a Senior Officials’ Meeting of Customs Offices, the Minister of Mongolia and Chairman of the National Committee for Port Revival Tulga Buya stated that testing for a 24-hour operation of Zamiin-Uud border port will continue 24-hour operation in 2024.
As a result of 24 hours of operation, cargo will be transported quickly, and the price of consumer goods will decrease. Furthermore, it has a big impact on saving time for transporters, many costs such as lodging, food, and daily vehicle fees will be reduced, and the queue of large vehicles from Zamin-Uud to Erlian will be reduced.
Minister Tulga emphasized, “The National Committee for Border Port Revival paid special attention to the improvement of the working and living conditions of customs officers, and the funds for the purchase of 35 family apartments for the port employees have been reflected in this year’s budget. This year, we have set a goal to complete the ongoing construction in four border ports on time without delay. In addition, we are working on starting construction and modernization work on 3-4 ports with the financing of the Asian Development Bank.”
Mr. Tseyenregzen Ochirsuren, Director of the Customs Office in Zamiin-Uud, noted, "The cargo transportation of the port was operated for 24 hours during the trial period. The trial was carried out in bad weather conditions. In the future, there is an urgent need to increase personnel and install x-ray equipment to check large goods vehicles at the Customs Office in Zamiin-Uud.”
The Customs Office in Zamiin-Uud collected tax revenue of MNT 1 trillion 31 billion in 2023 while it used to collect approximately MNT 450-500 billion annually for the state budget in the past three years.