Is the door reopening to Mongolia?

MONGOLIA has been off the beaten track for several years – it’s challenging to access new exploration licenses, and a range of policies adopted in the last decade were strongly nationalistic. Consequently, there have been no new entrants to the country to explore for some time. However, the country now hopes to achieve a foreign listing for its state owned Tavan Tolgoi coal company and passionately spoken rhetoric points to a change of attitude toward foreign miners. If words can be made into actions then Mongolia may be about to reappear on the map, writes Hedley Widdup*.

Is the door reopening to Mongolia? Is the door reopening to Mongolia? Is the door reopening to Mongolia? Is the door reopening to Mongolia? Is the door reopening to Mongolia?

Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia. Image: Hedley Widdup