Mining sector of Mongolia is a major source of the national economy. The sector represented 30 percent of GDP and 80 percent of total exports. The main exporting minerals are copper, gold, molybdenum, coal, coal and fluorspar concentrates. By 2020 the country’s one third of the GDP is expected to be accounted from the Oyu Tolgoi mine, one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold resources. The National University of Mongolia estimates that mining will double the country’s GDP in the next decade.
As a result of economic and social developments of the recent years, the issue of improving the infrastructure sector has become crucial for Mongolia. The significant demand on supply of infrastructure services have driven by the increased industrial production, residential and commercial real estate construction, foreign trade, and expanding urbanization around the major populated areas and mining sites.