On July 18, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry Z.Mendsaikhan became acquainted with the operations of the complex of the National Center for Livestock Gene Bank and the Institute of Plant and Agricultural Sciences in Darkhan city.
During the working visit, the specialists requested the Minister to give more significance to the professional development of the staff, the renewal of equipment at the institute, and the requirement of additional staff members at the Gene Bank complex.
Minister Z.Mendsaikhan also became acquainted with the construction work progress for the leather and hide processing complex in Darkhan. The complex is especially significant in diversifying the economy of Mongolia, creating more economic pillars and job opportunities, highlighted the Minister. He then expressed that he will focus on resolving any further issues that may surface during the construction.
With the establishment of the complex, it will directly create 2,300 job positions in the light industry sector and an estimated number of over 5,000 job positions in the service provision sector. Factories that will be running their operations in the framework of the complex will have the annual capacity to process 10 million leather and hide, and wash and comb 10 thousand tons of wool and cashmere.
Consequently, the complex will positively affect the lives of 288 thousand herders which make 40 percent of the workforce of Mongolia, over 1,200 veterinarians, and over 2,400 citizens involved in commodities.