Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia
This project was to build a new international airport at a prairie about 52 kilometers south of Mongolia's capital, Ulan Bator which meets all the criteria of the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO.
In recent years, Mongolia has received an increasing number of business travelers. However, the existing capital airport, Chinggis Khaan International Airport, because of its location and having only one runway, it can handle only relatively few number of takeoffs and landings.
The new airport will allow for a greater number of visitors. Because the new airport will help increase Mongolia's economic growth, the government allocated more than 10% of its national budget in 2013 to this project. Japan contributed its technological know-how and helped finance the airport's construction.
The construction involves moving about 3 million cubic meters of soil for the construction of the foundation building, constructing a 3,600 meter-runway able to support large aircraft, and construction of 35,300-square-meter passenger terminal building, which can manage 2 million passengers annually. The airport project also involves building specialized facilities common to international airports, such as an IT System, Control System, and Aviation Fuel Hydrant System.